Monthly Board Highlights - October 2021

October 5, 2021

If you were unable to attend the October 5, 2021 Special and Regular Board of Trustees meetings, here are some of the actions that took place.

In the Special Board meeting, the Board went into closed session with PPL Inc. for an update on the Chancellor Search process. Following the Closed Session, the Board reports as follows: There is nothing to report at this time.

In the Regular Board of Trustees meeting, the Board heard the following reports and presentations:

  • College Highlight featuring formerly incarcerated Fresno City College graduate, Paul Calvo who is currently enrolled at Stanford University as an engineering student
  • COVID Update by District Director Environmental Health & Risk Management Darren Cousineau
  • Redistricting evaluation of existing trustee areas with the new Census data by attorney David Soldani of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd & Romo and demographer Justin Rich of Cooperative Strategies
  • COVID Mitigation Implementation by Interim Chancellor Douglas Houston

Board Policies First Read:

  • BP 6540 Insurance
  • BP 6910 Housing


  • Academic Personnel Transactions as amended
  • Classified Personnel Transactions
  • Salary adjustment and contract extension for vice chancellors and college presidents
  • Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Fall 2022 Curriculum Proposals
  • Travel for Reedley College Wildland Fire Training Program students to Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • Travel for Reedley College Choir students to New York
  • Travel for Clovis Community College Alternative Media and Assistive Technology Specialist to Denver, Colorado
  • Convey pedestrian easement to the City of Fresno on Chestnut Ave. at Clovis Community College
  • Sublease Agreement with Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County for the Small Business Development Center
  • Measure E and C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee member appointments of Alma Martinez, Dr. Marilyn Behringer and Andrew Arboleda
  • Agreement with Shield T3 for COVID-19 Onsite Testing
  • Agreement with Point and Click for COVID-19 Clearance Software System
  • Hold the Special Board meeting on October 28 in-person to allow Board to interview the top three Chancellor Search Finalists in Closed Session. Aside from Public Comment about the Chancellor Search the rest of the meeting will be held in Closed Session. The November 2 Board meeting will be 100% virtual.

Approved the following Grant Agreements:

Reedley College has received a new $641,244 Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program agreement from the United States Department of Education. The goal of the program is to increase the success of low-income students by providing subsidized childcare and institutional support to students. The grant will subsidize the childcare costs of up to 20 children each semester through the term of the agreement. The funding will also provide academic advising, support for parents to increase their retention, increase the number of students completing degrees or certificates, train family childcare operators in the management of family childcare business, and increase noncredit course offerings in early childhood education resulting in an increased trained workforce. The funding will be received over four years.

Clovis Community College in partnership with California State University, Fresno has received a new $49,693 Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar, and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences agreement from the National Science Foundation. The funding will provide resources to strengthen professional networks and streamline student pathways by developing curricula, research projects, and co-curricular student support systems that cross institutions and foster student engagement. The funding will be received over three years.

State Center Community College District on behalf of the International Education Program in partnership with Universidad Autonoma de Baja California has received a new $25,000 Global Entrepreneurship Exchange agreement from the United States Department of State and Partners of America. The funding for this award is made available from 100K Strong in the Americas 2020 Mexico-U.S. Innovation Fund provided by the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. The funding will provide increased access to study abroad experiences for underserved students through an innovative approach of infusing internationalized curriculum into the existing courses across multiple disciplines at Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, and Madera Community College.

Clovis Community College has received a renewal $230,000 Small Business Administration agreement from the University of California, Merced. The funding will allow the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to continue to provide services including private business consulting, capital access assistance, training seminars, and other specialty programs. Serving as an SBDC host site will allow Clovis Community College to foster increased economic development in the local four-county region (Fresno, Kings, Madera, and Tulare), strengthen existing partnerships with the local Chambers of Commerce, Economic Opportunity Centers, and Economic Development Centers.

Closed Session

Following the Closed Session, the Board reports as follows:

There is nothing to report at this time.

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