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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 5/22/19 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Agenda


Meeting Date
: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Technology Center, Ellipse

  1. Roll Call
  2. Public Comment
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 5/2/2019
    2. Approval to Accept Funds from DASNY for Academic II Building Plumbing System Improvements (Resolution 12-2019)
    3. Approval to Accept Funds From DASNY for Fieldhouse/PE Building Interior and Exterior Improvements (Resolution 13-2019)
    4. Approval of Building Systems Upgrade: Electrical (Resolution 14-2019)
    5. Approval of Creation of the Position of Student Communications Team Coordinator (Resolution 15-2019)
    6. Approval of Tuition Increase 2019-20 (Resolution 16-2019)
  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 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 778th board meeting of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees was held Wednesday, May 22, 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. Lynne 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; Mr. Gary Holeman, Interim Chief Information Officer; Mr. Matt Matcovich, Faculty Senate Representative; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff; Mr. Scott Bookstein, Security; Mr. Michael Kluger, Videographer

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


The meeting was called to order at 7:05 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: 5/2/2019.
    2. Approval to Accept Funds from DASNY for Academic II Building Plumbing System Improvements (Resolution 12-2019)
    3. Approval to Accept Funds From DASNY for Fieldhouse/PE Building Interior and Exterior Improvements (Resolution 13-2019)
    4. Approval of Building Systems Upgrade: Electrical (Resolution 14-2019)
    5. Approval of Creation of the Position of Student Communications Team Coordinator (Resolution 15-2019)
    6. Approval of Tuition Increase 2019-20 (Resolution 16-2019)


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


ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos and Frias.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions

 

Reports of Workshop

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Academic Affairs report to the Board.
    • Student Pinchas Kreizel was awarded the 2019 Ellucian Pathways Scholarship.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Student Services Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Student Services report to the Board.
    • Announced that the 59th Commencement is May 23, 2019 with over 400 students walking.

    Finance Report

    • Mr. Marra
      • Provided the Finance report to the Board.
      • Provided an update on the Banner implementation
      • Answered trustees’ questions.

    Operations and Strategic Initiatives

    • Dr. Beth Coyle
      • Provided the Operations report to the Board.
      • Reported that the 3D printing lab has 13 paying clients including inventors, entrepreneurs and small business owners
      • Announced that the Middle Skills Academy will now be known as Career Skills Academy with the tag line, Start, Change or Enhance your Career.
      • Commented that the Plant Facilities team is working hard to enhance the Campus.
      • Answered trustees’ questions.

    Institutional Advancement

    • Ms. Susan Lyddon
      • Reported that the marketing team is working closely with SWIM on enrollment and internal and external communication in preparation for Guided Pathways.
      • Is beginning to work on a new home page for the RCC website and exploring a new content management system.
      • Was pleased to report that the RCC Foundation Scholarship Ceremony distributed 180 scholarships.
      • Answered trustees’ questions.

    Board Secretary Report

    • Ms. Dillon
      • none

    Board Community Outreach Report

    • Mr. Valentine
      • Is working with Jason Tomlinson, Confidential Assistant to the President, on hosting a community forum scheduled for June 6.

    Student Government Association Report

    • Mr. Frias
      • none

    Old/New Business

    • Chair Wortendyke
      • There is a Board Retreat scheduled for June 10 at the Hospitality and Culinary Center in Nyack.


    MOTION
    A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Frias to adjourn at 7:16 pm.


    ACTION
    Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos and Frias
    Nays: none
    Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions