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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 3/28/19 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Agenda


Meeting Date
: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Technology Center, Ellipse

  1. Roll Call
  2. Public Comment
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 2/26/2019
    2. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Second Year) (Resolution 5-2019)
    3. Approval for Reappointment, Promotion and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Resolution 6-2019)
    4. Approval for Reappointment and Grant of Tenure to Dr. Jeffrey McLean, for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Resolution 7-2019)
  4. Reports of Workshop
    1. Academic Affairs Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Susan Deer
      1. Academic Affairs update
    2. Student Services Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Susan Deer
      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
  5. Board Secretary Report Board Secretary, Ms. Mary Lou Dillon
  6. Board Community Outreach Report Liaison, Mr. Grant Valentine
  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 776th board meeting of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees was held Thursday, March 28, 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. 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; Mr. Kevin Poster, Interim Chief Information Officer; Dr. Jeffrey McLean, Faculty Senate Representative; Faculty members Konstandinos Ritsatos, Wendy Gordon, Talia Lipton, Eileen MacAvery Kane; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff; Mr. Scott Bookstein, Security; Mr. Michael Kluger, Videographer

Absent Was: Ms. Ileana Eckert (excused); Ms. Lynne S. Hilowitz (excused);Mr. Mendel Taub (excused)


The meeting was called to order at 7:34 pm by Chair Wortendyke.

  • Roll call was taken.

Public Comment

  • none

Consent Agenda – Board Chair Martin Wortendyke

  • Chair Wortendyke read the following:
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 2/26/2019
    2. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Second Year) (Resolution 5-2019)
    3. Approval for Reappointment, Promotion and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Resolution 6-2019)
    4. Approval for Reappointment and Grant of Tenure to Dr. Jeffrey McLean, for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Resolution 7-2019)


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


ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos and Frias.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions

Chair Wortendyke congratulated Trustee Valentine on his election to the Village of Chestnut Ridge Board of Trustees.

Reports of Workshop

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Academic Affairs report to the Board.
    • Read the names of the faculty reappointed, promoted and granted tenure.
      Second Year: Cheryl Iorio, Cynthia Lasman, Konstandinos Ritsatos, Chris Spezial
      Reappointed, Promoted and Granted Tenure: Kathy Babcock, Katherine Copp Brown, Wendy Gordon, Talia Lipton, Eileen MacAvery Kane
      Granted Tenure: Dr. Jeffrey McLean
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Student Services Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Student Services report to the Board.
    • Reported that the enrollment management plan that has been put into place has increased applications, and the Liberty Partnership program has increased its enrollment.

Finance Report

  • Mr. Marra
    • Provided the Finance report to the Board.
    • Discussed the implementation of the Banner system.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • Dr. Coyle
    • Provided the Operations report to the Board.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Institutional Advancement

  • Ms. Susan Lyddon
    • none

Board Secretary Report

  • Ms. Dillon
    • Will be attending the NYCCT Board of Directors meeting in Syracuse, NY on April 6, 2019.
    • Announced that the NYCCT Institute is September 19, 2019 in Saratoga Springs and the 65th Annual Trustee Conference is September 20-22, 2019.

Board Community Outreach Report

  • Mr. Valentine

Student Government Association Report

  • Mr. Frias

Old/New Business

  • Chair Wortendyke
    • none


MOTION
A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Donnellan to adjourn at 7:50 pm.


ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Ramos and Frias
Nays: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions