Ohlone College

Room 1216

43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539


Minutes of Board Meeting

March 26, 2003 APPROVED

Page 1 of 6 Pages April 9, 2003


MEMBERS PRESENT: Mr. Dan Archer, President

Mrs. Ruthe Foster, Vice President

Mr. John H. Weed, Secretary

Mr. Bob Brunton

Mr. Bill McMillin

Mr. Garrett Yee

Mr. Nick Nardolillo

Mr. Clifton Der Bing, Student Trustee



PRESENT: Dr. Floyd Hogue, President/Superintendent

Ms. Deanna Walston, Vice President, Business Services/Deputy Superintendent

Dr. James Wright, Vice President, Instruction

Dr. Lisa Waits, Vice President, Student Services

Mr. Lyle Engeldinger, Executive Dean of Human Resources



SENATE: Mr. Patrick Lane





OPEN MEETING: Mr. Archer called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.


Mrs. Foster led the pledge of allegiance.

The roll was called and all members were present.

CLOSED SESSION: Time: 7:05 p.m.



OPEN MEETING: Time: 8:03 p.m.


Report of Closed

Session Items:

1. Public Employee Appointments/Employments: Government Code Section



a. (Attachment 1) Approval of Addendum to the List of Adjunct Faculty for Spring Semester 2003


b. (Attachment 2) Approval of Employment: Temporary, Less than 75% Chemistry Instructor


c. (Attachment 3) Approval of Other Hourly Employees


d. (Attachment 4) Approval of Employment: Accountant/Bond and Foundation


Motion Approved Moved/Foster/Seconded/McMillin/Passed to approve Items 1a through d. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Weed, Foster, Yee, McMillin, Archer. Noes: 0; Abstain: 0; Absent: 0.


2.                                          Conference with Labor Negotiator: Government Code Section 54957.6 Meeting with District Staff (Hogue and Engeldinger) and/or Negotiator (Zampi) RE: CSEA/UFO/SEIU/Negotiations/Settlement


a. The Board took no reportable Action.

3. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release: Government Code

Section 54957

a. The Board took no reportable action.


4. Public Employee Retirements/Resignations: Government Code Section



There were no Retirements/Resignations on the Agenda.




5. Personnel Items


a. (Attachment 5) Approval of Early Retirement Reduction of Workload for Professor,



b. (Attachment 6) Approval of Change of Work Schedule for Dean of Learning Resources

and Instructional Technology


c. (Attachment 7) Approval of Revised Job Title/Description: Executive Dean of College Advancement to Executive Director of College Advancement


d. (Attachment 8) Approval of Extension of in Work Schedule: Senior Human Resources



6. (Attachment 9) Approval of Accounts Payable Warrants


Accounts Payable Warrants Issued: 57-025991 through 57-026128.

7. (Attachment 10) Approval of Minutes, Special Board Meeting, March 5, 2003


8. (Attachment 11) Approval of Minutes, Board Meeting, March 12, 2003


9. (Attachment 12) Ratification of Contract Education Agreement and Adjustments to the



10. (Attachment 13) Approval of Out-of-State Student Travel for Conference Attendance


Motion Approved Moved/Brunton/Seconded/Foster/Passed to approve Items 5a through 10.

A roll call vote was taken: Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Weed, Foster, Yee, McMillin, Archer. Noes: 0; Abstain: 0; Absent: 0. (Advisory Vote - Ayes:

Der Bing).


Dr. Hogue advised that Item 7, Special Board Meeting, March 5, 2003, was revised.


Communications from

the Audience Mr. Kevin Kirk, High Tech Center, Access Specialist, distributed handouts to

the Board and gave an overview of his accomplishments at Ohlone and

suggested that his position be reviewed.


Mr. Der Bing presented Student Member Board of Trustee Awards to

Mr. Brenden John and to Mr. Manan Gosalia for their outstanding achievements

at Ohlone College.





11. (Attachment 14) Consideration of Bond Oversight Committee Report


Ms. Pat Danielson, Chair of the Bond Oversight Committee, was not available

to present the Bond Oversight Committee Report.


12. (Attachment 15) Approval of Retention of Legal Services from the Firm of Hanson, Bridgett,

Marcus, Vlahos, & Rudy, LLP for Certain Real Estate Matters


Dr. Hogue commented that the District will require specialized

legal services related to real estate issues in the next several months.

He advised that the renewal of the lease agreement with the East Bay Regional Park will require special consideration, as well as property issues related to the

acquisition of the Sun property site in Newark.


Mr. Weed indicated that Mr. Ray McDevitt and his firm have broad experience in working on real estate projects with public agencies and highly recommended him.


Motion Approved Moved/Foster/Seconded/Nardolillo/Passed to approve the retention of Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Vlahos, & Rudy, LLP for the handling of specialized legal services as specified, at the rates currently charged by the firm for these services. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Weed, Foster, Yee, McMillin, Archer. Noes: 0; Abstain: 0; Absent: 0. (Advisory Vote - Ayes:

Der Bing).


13. (Attachment 16) Approval of District 2003-2004 Reorganization and Staffing Plan (Part A,

Business Services)


(Attachment 17) Ms. Walston presented handouts and gave an overview of the Revised District 2003-04 Reorganization and Staffing Plan (Part A--Business Services).

Following a question and answer session, Dr. Hogue replied that the decisions

were based on the Governor's proposal for the 2004 budget.

Motion Approved Moved/Foster/Seconded/Yee/Passed to approve the proposed Business Services

Reorganization and Staffing Plan to be effective July 1, 2003. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Weed, Foster, Yee, McMillin, Archer. Noes: 0; Abstain: 0; Absent: 0. (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Der Bing).


14. Discussion of Bond Issues


Ms. Walston advised that staff is negotiating with the top architect firm, KMD, for the Student Support Services Contract. She advised that legal counsel will review the District's contract and that there will be a meeting on March 28, 2003. She hopes to have a contract for the Board by April 9, 2003.

Mr. Yee reminded the Board of the March 31 Special Board Meeting at

6:00 p.m. for the approval of the Ohlone College Newark Center Site Plan (A).


Items from

Administrators: Dr. Hogue attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony this evening for the Child Development Center. Ms. Walston advised that construction should start before April 1, 2003. This project is funded from Proposition 47 funds.


Dr. Hogue advised that staff is putting together the reorganization plans for Student Services and Instruction and will bring the recommendation to the Board on April 9, 2003. Dr. Hogue noted that he, Ms. Walston, and Mr. Don Eichelberger, Bond Project Manager, will meet with the MBT Architects to focus on several projects for the Newark Center.


Ms. Walston indicated that she, Dr. Hogue, and Mr. Robert Barna, Bond

Advisor, are meeting with the Controller of Alameda County on March 27, 2003, to verify the Measure A Bond tax information.


Ms. Walston mentioned that a new budget projection was shared with the budget committee and will be presented to the Board at the April 9 meeting. She noted that this spring there will be an actuarial report study done to be incorporated in the budget.


Dr. Wright related that one of the goals at the College is to try to increase the transferability of our Associate Degrees. The Board is involved in approving

two new general education options that are directly related to transfers. He added that the Curriculum Committee has approved five new transfer Associate Degrees that will be presented to the Board next month. Dr. Wright mentioned that on April 30, the College in partnership with the City of Fremont, local Biotech Companies will be sponsoring a Biotech Information Fair intended to increase community awareness of Biotechnology and encourage interest in Biotech careers.


Dr. Wright noted that the Summer and Fall Schedule and Catalog has gone out to the printer. The Fall Schedule will be somewhat smaller than last year after quite a few years of growth.


Dr. Waits reported that she has been working with Dr. Mindy Hersh, Dean

of Counseling, regarding Student Government issues and is meeting again with the students on shared governance. She expressed appreciation for the

students' efforts in voicing their concerns to the Board.

Items from Classified

Senate: None


Items from Faculty: Mr. Smedfjeld reported that the Presidential Search Committee met this week and that they will be meeting on March 31 in the Board room.


Items from the Board: Mr. Der Bing advised that the ASOC is planning a funeral march tentatively

on April 30 for the departments that have been discontinued. The students will make gravestones for the departments that were cut. He also related that Unity Week will be held on April 21-25 and that Mr. Yee and Mr. Brunton have expressed their interest to speak at the event.


Mr. Der Bing indicated that the ASOC will host an Ohlone Olympics where students will compete in different types of sports. Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded. He also noted that the ASOC election process has begun and petitions will be available.


Mr. Yee recommended that Ceremonial Items be placed on the Agenda following Communications from the Audience, and he also suggested implementing a time limit to help control the meetings.


Mr. Yee participated in an informal panel discussion/town hall meeting at the Library on March 24 with Mr. Steve Cho, City Council Member, and

Ms. Nina Moore, President, Fremont Unified School District Board of Trustees.


Mr. Nardolillo commended the administration and the Board for encouraging

the development of the frontage property. He thanked Mr. Der Bing for

presenting the students with the Student Member, Board of Trustee's Award,

and to Mr. James Goodell for his recommendations on the frontage property.


Mr. Weed mentioned that the College's primary objective is to find compatible

facilities that work with the campus for long-term planning and to enhance the

Academic and Educational offerings we have for the community.

ADJOURNMENT: Time: 9:38 p.m.

John H. Weed