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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 6/20/19 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Agenda


Meeting Date
: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Technology Center, Ellipse

  1. Roll Call
  2. Public Comment
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 5/22/2019, 5/30/19
    2. Approval to Accept the Candidates for Promotion (Resolution 17-2019)
    3. Approval of Creation of the Position of Dean, School of Nursing, Health, and Wellness (Resolution 18-2019)
    4. Approval of Creation of the Position of Dean, School of Arts and Humanities (Resolution 19-2019)
    5. Approval of Creation of the Position of Dean, School of Business and Professional Studies (Resolution 20-2019)
    6. Approval of Creation of the Position of Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (Resolution 21-2019)
    7. Approval of Creation of the Position of Dean, School of Education and Social Sciences (Resolution 22-2019)
    8. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Executive Director of Enrollment Services (Resolution 23-2019)
    9. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Executive Director of Educational Planning (Resolution 24-2019)
    10. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Executive Director of Student Success (Resolution 25-2019)
    11. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Associate Provost for Curricular Development, Faculty Engagement and Academic Support Services (Resolution 26-2019)
    12. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Director of Academic Support Services (Resolution 27-2019)
    13. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Director for Institutional Learning Initiatives and Campus Engagement (Resolution 28-2019)
    14. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Associate Provost for Academic Innovation, Online Education and Global Opportunities (Resolution 29-2019)
    15. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Coordinator for Academic and Career Strategies (Resolution 30-2019)
  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 779th board meeting of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees was held Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901.

Trustees Present: Mr. Martin Wortendyke, Board Chair; Mr. Joseph Rand, Board Vice Chair; Mr. Grant Valentine, Community Outreach Liaison; 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 A. Coyle, Vice President Operations and Strategic Initiatives; Ms. Susan Lyddon, Vice President Institutional Advancement, Executive Director Rockland Community College Foundation; Mr. Joseph Marra, Interim Chief Financial Officer; Mr. Mike Salem, Chief Information Officer; Ms. Josephine Coleman, Representative, Faculty Senate; Ms. Diana Carey, Associate Professor, Human Performance Studies; Dr. Kathleen Hopkins, Associate Professor, Nursing; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff; Mr. Michael Kluger, Videographer

Absent Was: Ms. Mary Lou Dillon (excused); Ms. MariEllyn Dykstra Donnellan (excused); Ms. Ileana Eckert (excused); Mr. Mendel Taub (excused)


The meeting was called to order at 5:08 pm by Chair Wortendyke.

  • Roll call was taken.

Public Comment

  • none

Reports of Workshop

President's Report

  • Dr. Baston
    • Recapped the highlights of Commencement
    • Is beginning to work collaboratively with Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers.
    • Accompanied Legislator Toney Earl on a tour of the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center.
    • Supported the Red Trunk Project that engages students in service learning.
    • Announced the new Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services, Dr. Helen Castellanos Brewer.
    • Reported on the managerial reorganization of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.
    • Discussed an exchange student program between Milan, Italy and the Nyack Culinary Center.

Consent Agenda – Board Chair Martin Wortendyke

  • Chair Wortendyke read the following:
    1. Approval of Creation of the Position of Dean, School of Nursing, Health, and Wellness (Resolution 18-2019)
    2. Approval of Creation of the Position of Dean, School of Arts and Humanities (Resolution 19-2019)
    3. Approval of Creation of the Position of Dean, School of Business and Professional Studies (Resolution 20-2019)
    4. Approval of Creation of the Position of Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (Resolution 21-2019)
    5. Approval of Creation of the Position of Dean, School of Education and Social Sciences (Resolution 22-2019)
    6. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Executive Director of Enrollment Services (Resolution 23-2019)
    7. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Executive Director of Educational Planning (Resolution 24-2019)
    8. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Executive Director of Student Success (Resolution 25-2019)
    9. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Associate Provost for Curricular Development, Faculty Engagement and Academic Support Services (Resolution 26-2019)
    10. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Director of Academic Support Services (Resolution 27-2019)
    11. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Director for Institutional Learning Initiatives and Campus Engagement (Resolution 28-2019)
    12. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Associate Provost for Academic Innovation, Online Education and Global Opportunities (Resolution 29-2019)
    13. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Coordinator for Academic and Career Strategies (Resolution 30-2019)


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

ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Valentine, Hilowitz, Ramos and Frias.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions


Dr. Baston introduced Mike Salem, new Chief Information Officer.

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Academic Affairs report to the Board.
    • Announced the candidates for promotion, Ms. Diana Carey, Ms. Josephine Coleman, Dr. Kathleen Hopkins, Ms. Shamika Mitchell
    • Answered trustees’ questions.


A resolution was removed from the consent agenda and voted on separately.

  1. Approval to Accept the Candidates for Promotion (Resolution 17-2019)


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

ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Valentine, Hilowitz, Ramos and Frias.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions

Student Services Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Student Services report to the Board.
    • Reported that RCC has 116 student veterans with a mean grade point average of 3.19.
    • Commended JeVon Taylor on his work in increasing enrollment.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Finance Report

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

Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • Dr. Beth Coyle
    • Provided the Operations report to the Board.
    • Reported that an interim coordinator has been hired for the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center.
    • Is awaiting the final contract from Flik for the Culinary Center marketplace.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Institutional Advancement

  • Ms. Susan Lyddon
    • Reported that Elizabeth Kendall has resigned from her position as Associate Vice President of Resource Development.
    • Is working to restructure the Resource Development department.
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding the RCC 60th anniversary celebration.

Board Secretary Report

  • Ms. Dillon
    • none


The approval of previous minutes was removed from the consent agenda and voted on separately.

  1. Approval of the Previous Meeting Minutes: 5/22/19, 5/30/19.


MOTION
A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Frias to approve the minutes.

ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Valentine, Hilowitz, Ramos and Frias.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions

Board Community Outreach Report

  • Mr. Valentine
    • Reported that the next community forum will be in August.
    • Invited the Board to suggest community members for the next meeting.

Student Government Association Report

  • Mr. Frias
    • Expressed his gratitude to the Board. He learned a lot during his time as student trustee and found it an invaluable experience.

Old/New Business

  • Chair Wortendyke
    • Thanked Rafael Frias for his service to the Board.
    • Provided a report from the Board retreat that was held on June 10, 2019.
    • Dr. Baston gave the Board a timeline of the Guided Pathways project which shows all the work the campus has done to make the College stronger.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Hilowitz, second by Trustee Frias, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Rand, Valentine, Hilowitz, Ramos, and Frias to enter into executive session at 5:48 pm to discuss acquisition of real property.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Hilowitz, second by Trustee Frias, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Rand, Valentine, Hilowitz, Ramos, and Frias to exit executive session at 5:57 pm.
No action was taken.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Rand, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Rand, Valentine, Hilowitz, Ramos and Frias to adjourn at 5:58 pm.