OHLONE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

Ohlone College

Room 1216

43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539

 

Minutes of Board Meeting

July 23, 2003 APPROVED

Page 1 of 7 Pages August 13, 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

Ms. Katherina Bui, Student Trustee Representative

 

MANAGEMENT

PRESENT: Dr. Douglas Treadway, 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

 

CLASSIFIED

SENATE: Mr. Patrick Lane

 

FACULTY SENATE

REPRESENTATIVE: Mr. Rob Smedfjeld

 

OPEN MEETING: Mr. Archer called the meeting to order at 6:31p.m.

The roll was called and all members were present.

 

Dr. Treadway announced that Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 would be discussed during Closed Session.

 

CLOSED SESSION: Time: 6:33 p.m.

 

 

RETURN TO

OPEN MEETING: Time: 7:14 p.m.

 

Mr. Weed left the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

 

Ms. Bui led the pledge of allegiance.

 

Report of Closed

Session Items:

 

1. Public Employee Appointments/Employments: Government Code Section

54957

 

a. (Attachment 1) Approval of Other Hourly Employees

 

b. (Attachment 2) Approval of Addendum to 2003 Summer Session Instructors

 

 

Motion Approved Moved/Foster/Seconded/Weed/Passed to approve Item 1a and 1b. 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 (Treadway 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. Conference with Real Property Negotiator: Government Code Section 54956.8

a. Location: Behind the Campus (Ohlone College)

Negotiators: Ohlone Community College District and the East Bay Regional Park District

Items to be Negotiated: Price and Terms of Payment

 

The Board took no reportable action.

 

5. Public Employee Retirements/Resignations: Government Code Section 54957

 

a. The Board took no reportable action.

 

6.                                                             Public Employee Performance Evaluation: Government Code Section 54957

 

a. The Board took no reportable action.

 

Communications from None

the Audience

Ceremonial Items: None

 

OTHER SCHEDULED

ITEMS:

 

7. (Attachment 3) Approval of Contract for Legal/Consulting Services Between the District and School and College Legal Services of California

 

Dr. Treadway presented the proposal for the District to engage the legal/ consultant/negotiating services of School and College Legal Services of California for the purpose of assisting the District in negotiating contracts with the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Mr. Ralph Stern, of School and College Legal Services of California, is being recommended to provide legal and negotiation services to the District.

Mr. Stern is well-regarded for his legal and negotiating skills and for his ability to reach collaborative agreements.

 

Mr. Brunton expressed concern that he had not had the opportunity to talk with

Mr. Stern about his general philosophies. Dr. Treadway stated thatMr. Stern would be available to meet with the Board at a September Board meeting.

 

Mr. Yee clarified that this change in firms for legal/consulting services would be for negotiations and not for disciplinary action. It was further clarified by Dr. Treadwaythat this contract would be for labor negotiations for CSEA and SEIU and that

Mr. Zampi, Zampi and Associates, would still be general legal counsel for the

District.

 

Ms. Linda Evers, CSEA President, and Mr. Engeldinger, speaking on behalf of SEIU, agreed that each of the unions would endorse this change in firms to improve relationships at the negotiating table.

 

Motion Approved Moved/Foster/Seconded/Nardolillo/Passed to approve the Agreement between the District and School and College Legal Services of California, to be effective July 1, 2003. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Foster, Yee, McMillin, Archer; Noes: 0; Abstain: 0; Absent: Weed, (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Bui).

 

8. (Attachment 4) Approval of Appointments to Washington Hospital Nursing Grant JPA

 

Dr. Treadway reported that a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) between Washington Hospital and Ohlone College is being formed to oversee the recent five-year, $1.5 million grant from Washington Hospital to Ohlone College for expansion of the Registered Nursing Program. The JPA calls for the College to appoint two members, based on position, and an alternate to the JPA Board. Ms. Walston and Dr. Wright are the two members being recommended, with Dr. Treadway serving as the alternate member.

 

Motion Approved Moved/Brunton/Seconded/Yee/Passed to approve the recommendation that Ms. Deanna Walston, Vice President of Business Services/Deputy Superintendent, and Dr. James Wright, Vice President of Instruction, be appointed as members to the Washington Hospital-Ohlone College JPA and that Dr. Treadway, President/Superintendent, serve as the alternate. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Foster, Yee, McMillin, Archer; Noes: 0; Abstain: 0; Absent: Weed, (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Bui).

 

Items from

Administrators: Dr. Treadway stated that he has been meeting with staff, learning who they are and their duties. He also indicated that he has had the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with several community leaders, working on the good partnerships and friendships that already exist with the College.

 

Dr. Treadway was pleased to learn that the Newark City Council would have an agenda item soon to direct their managers and staff to enter into negotiations with the College regarding the Joint Library. The City of Newark is very committed to this project and Dr. John Bernard, Superintendent of Newark Unified School District, will be the representative on the steering committee.

 

Dr. Treadway will meet with Dr. Floyd Hogue, former President/Superintendent of Ohlone Community College District, next week to discuss and get a more

in-depth understanding of thefrontage property before making a recommendation at the August 13, 2003, Board meeting.

 

Dr. Treadway enjoyed meeting with the Ohlone College Foundation Board on July 17, and announced that he would be the Foundationís guest speaker at the Breakfast Forum on August 7, 2003.

 

Ms. Walston reported that the California Community College League is putting together a special Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANS) program called the State Budget Relief Program. At the August 13 Board meeting, Ms. Walston will request approval to enter into this special TRANS program for a short duration, specifically for the cash flow issues caused by the stateís unadopted budget.

 

Dr. Wright stated that faculty and staff of the Exercise, Science, and Wellness Program are very pleased, thanks to Ms. Walston and her staff, that the gym floor is being installed, noting that this is a concrete result of the bond.

 

Dr. Wright reported that enrollment for Fall is ten percent above where it was at this point before the start of last year. He stated that the College is over sixty percent toward its target enrollmentand that many courses are already full.

 

Dr. Waits announced that it was exciting for the Instructional Deans and Faculty to begin discussions with the architects today regarding the utilization needs of the Ohlone College Newark Center. Dr. Wright commented that tomorrow the architects will meet with the Network Technology and Systems Administration Faculty, Science Faculty, Librarians, and Instructional Technology staff. He added that the architects met with the Business Services staff today, researching how the department will fit within the Master Plan for the Ohlone College Newark Center.

 

Items from Classified

Senate: Mr. Lane thanked Dr. Treadway for the meetings he has held with staff, noting that the response from staff has been very positive.

 

Items from Faculty: None

 

Items from the Board: Ms. Bui announced that Mr. Jason Greenfieldis the temporary student representative on the Bond Oversight Committee, replacing Ms. Yelena Abubekerova. Ms. Walston stated that an item to appoint Mr. Greenfield will be on the agenda at the August 13, 2003, Board meeting.

 

Mr. McMillin thanked Dr. Treadway for an excellent presentation at the Ohlone College Foundation Board meeting on July 17, 2003.

Mr. McMillin suggested that it might be to the Collegeís advantage to move some of the bond projects up on the schedule while the interest rates are down.

 

Mr. Yee recommended that ceremonial items be placed on the agenda before communications from the audience.

 

Mr. Nardolillo reported that during his absence from Board meetings, he appreciated receiving information about the College through email announcements from the College and from other Board members.

Mr. Nardolillo mentioned that Mr. Jim Goodell, Consultant, updated him regarding the frontage property. Although Mr. Nardolillo was unable to attend the June 30 meeting with the Fremont City Council, he had a discussion with Mr. Wasserman, council member, after the meeting, and he stated that he feels it is beneficial for the College to bring public agencies together, and that the District should have more of these meetings.

 

Mr. Brunton suggested that the Board tour the Ohlone College Newark Center property and that the public should be invited.

 

Mr. Brunton recommended that this would be an ideal time for the Board to plan an annual retreat to discuss the different issues of the state budget and how it might affect the Collegeís priorities. Dr. Treadway stated that he would appreciate the opportunity to do this; noting that a Cabinet Planning Retreat took place on July 22, and that a management team retreat was scheduled for July 31, 2003. Dr. Treadway suggested following up with a Board Retreat in early Fall.

 

Mr. Brunton requested that an item for discussion on the pros and cons of dormitories be placed on a future Board agenda.

 

Mrs. Foster attended the Newark Chamber of Commerce meeting this week.

 

Mr. Archer announced that, in the last month, the College has had two outstanding performances in the amphitheater, and that there is an upcoming performance, The Fantasticks, scheduled for August 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9.

 

Mr. Archer reminded everyone that the California Retired Teachersí Association summer picnic is scheduled for August 6 on the Ohlone Campus.

 

CLOSED SESSION: Time: 8:15 p.m.

 

 

 

RETURN TO

OPEN MEETING: Time: 9:55 p.m.

 

There was no reportable action.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Time: 10:00 p.m.

 

 

John H. Weed

Secretary