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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 1/23/19 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Agenda


Meeting Date
: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Technology Center, Ellipse

  1. Roll Call
  2. Public Comment
  3. PresentationMr. Willie Everett, Director, TRiO Scholars Program
  4. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 12/20/2018
  5. Reports of Workshop
    1. Academic Affairs Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Susan Deer
      1. Academic Affairs update
    2. Student Services Vice President, Ms. Dana Stilley
      1. Student Services update
    3. Finance Interim Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Joseph Marra
      1. Finance update
    4. Operations and Strategic Initiatives Vice President, Dr. Beth A. Coyle
      1. Operations Update
    5. Institutional Advancement Vice President, Ms. Susan Lyddon
      1. Institutional Advancement Update
      2. RCC Foundation Update
  6. Board Secretary Report Secretary, Ms. Mary Lou Dillon
  7. Student Government Association Report SGA Liaison, Mr. Rafael Frias
  8. Old/New Business Board Chair, Mr. Martin Wortendyke


Please note: Resolutions & Reports which require action by the Board of Trustees are fully discussed at the monthly Board Workshop.
All meetings of the Board are open to the public.

 

Board Meeting Minutes


The 774th board meeting of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees was held Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901.

Trustees Present: Mr. Martin Wortendyke, Board Chair; Mr. Joseph Rand, Board Vice Chair; Ms. Mary Lou Dillon, Board Secretary; Mr. Grant Valentine, Community Outreach Liaison; Ms. MariEllyn Dykstra-Donnellan; Ms. Ileana Eckert; Ms. Lynne S. Hilowitz; Ms. Susan Oelkers-Ramos; Mr. Rafael Frias.

Also Present: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President; Dr. Susan Deer, Provost and Executive Vice President; Dr. Beth Coyle, Vice President of Operations and Strategic Initiatives; Mr. Joseph Marra, Interim Chief Financial Officer; Ms. Dana Stilley, Vice President of Student Services; Ms. Susan Lyddon, Vice President of Institutional Advancement/ Executive Director, RCC Foundation; Mr. Willie Everett, Director, TRiO Scholars Program; Mr. Eric Magaram, Faculty Senate Representative; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff; Mr. Scott Bookstein, Security; Mr. Michael Garcia, Videographer

Absent Was: Mr. Mendel Taub (excused)


The meeting was called to order at 7:08 pm by Chair Wortendyke.

  • Roll call was taken.

Public Comment

  • none

Presentation - Mr. Willie Everett, Director, TRiO Scholars Program

  • Provided an overview of the TRiO program that provides student support services to First Generation College students.

Consent Agenda – Board Chair Martin Wortendyke

  • Chair Wortendyke read the following:
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 12/20/2018.


MOTION
A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Ramos to approve the consent agenda.


ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Eckert, Hilowitz, Ramos and Frias.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 9 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions

 

Reports of Workshop

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Academic Affairs report to the Board.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Student Services Report

  • Ms. Stilley
    • Provided the Student Services report to the Board.
    • Highlighted the Smart Scholars program, a partnership with the East Ramapo School District.

Finance Report

  • Mr. Marra
    • Provided the Finance report to the Board.
    • The preliminary budget from SUNY has been released. There is no change to the funding formula.

Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • Dr. Beth Coyle
    • Provided the Operations report to the Board.
    • A Campus-wide electrical shutdown is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019.
    • Construction is wrapping up at the Nyack Hospitality and Culinary Center.
    • Provided an update on Middle Skills Academy enrollment.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Institutional Advancement

  • Ms. Susan Lyddon
    • Provided the Institutional Advancement report to the Board.
    • Is taking a close look at the functions and staffing of Institutional Advancement and is recruiting a team of student workers to ensure that students are represented.
    • Is working hard to increase the visibility of the College through media.

Board Secretary Report

  • Ms. Dillon
    • Announced there will be Board retreat June 10, 2019.

Student Government Association Report

  • Mr. Frias
    • none

Old/New Business

  • Ms. Dillon
    • SUNY lobbying day is in February.
    • Board Education day is in March.


MOTION
A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Ramos to adjourn at 7:38 pm.


ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Eckert, Hilowitz, Ramos and Frias
Nays: none
Motion passed: 9 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions