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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 8/22/19 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Agenda


Meeting Date
: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Faculty Staff Dining Room, Cultural Arts Center

  1. Roll Call
  2. Public Comment
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 6/20/2019
    2. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement between Rockland Community College and the Rockland Community College Federation of Administrators (Resolution 31-2019)
    3. Approval to Accept Funds From DASNY for Fieldhouse/PE Building Interior and Exterior Improvements (Resolution 32-2019)
    4. Approval of Building Systems Upgrade Electrical (Resolution 33-2019)
    5. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Assistant Director of Student Success (Resolution 34-2019)
    6. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Senior Advisor (Resolution 35-2019)
    7. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Grants Specialist (Resolution 36-2019)
    8. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Executive Director of Development (Resolution 37-2019)
    9. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Human Resources Generalist (Resolution 38-2019)
  4. Reports of Workshop
    1. Academic Affairs Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Susan Deer
      1. Academic Affairs Update
    2. Student Services Vice President, Dr. Helen Brewer
      1. Student Services Update
    3. Finance Interim Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Dan DoBell
      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. Thomas Leonard
  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 780th board meeting of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees was held Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901.

Trustees Present: Mr. Martin Wortendyke, Board Chair; Ms. Mary Lou Dillon, Board Secretary; Mr. Grant Valentine, Community Outreach Liaison; Ms. MariEllyn Dykstra Donnellan; Ms. Lynne S. Hilowitz; Mr. Thomas Leonard.

Also Present: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President; Dr. Susan Deer, Provost and Executive Vice President; Dr. Helen Brewer, Vice President Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; Ms. Susan Lyddon, Vice President Institutional Advancement, Executive Director Rockland Community College Foundation; Mr. Mike Salem, Chief Information Officer; Dr. Jeffrey McLean, President, Faculty Senate; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff; Mr. Michael Kluger, Videographer; Mr. Scott Bookstein, Public Safety Officer.

Absent Was: Ms. Ileana Eckert (excused); Ms. Susan Oelkers-Ramos (excused); Mr. Joseph Rand (excused); Mr. Mendel Taub (excused)


The meeting was called to order at 7:04 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: 6/20/2019.
    2. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement between Rockland Community College and the Rockland Community College Federation of Administrators (Resolution 31-2019)
    3. Approval to Accept Funds From DASNY for Fieldhouse/PE Building Interior and Exterior Improvements (Resolution 32-2019)
    4. Approval of Building Systems Upgrade Electrical (Resolution 33-2019)
    5. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Assistant Director of Student Success (Resolution 34-2019)
    6. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Senior Advisor (Resolution 35-2019)
    7. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Grants Specialist (Resolution 36-2019)
    8. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Executive Director of Development (Resolution 37-2019)
    9. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Human Resources Generalist (Resolution 38-2019)


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


ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, and Leonard.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions

 

Reports of Workshop

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Academic Affairs report to the Board.
    • Highlighted three new staff members: Interim Director of Academic Support Services, Ashari James; Dean of the School of Education and Social Sciences, Dr. Beatrice Bridglall; and Associate Provost for Academic Innovation, Online Education and Global Opportunities, Fabiola Riobe.
    • Reported that P-Tech enrollment is up.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Report

  • Dr. Brewer
    • Provided the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs report to the Board.
    • Was pleased to report that 15 students are part of the residential program at Ramapo College.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Finance Report

  • none
    • Provided the Finance report to the Board.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • none
    • Provided the Operations report to the Board.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Institutional Advancement

  • Ms. Susan Lyddon
    • Is working with SWIM on the enrollment campaign Take Charge of Your Tomorrow
    • Submitted grant applications such as Perkins
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Board Secretary Report

  • Ms. Dillon
    • none

Board Community Outreach Report

  • Mr. Valentine
    • Suggested that the RCC Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center recognize nationally known author and former Rockland resident Toni Morrison, who recently passed away.
    • Invited the Board to suggest community members for the next meeting.

Old/New Business

  • Chair Wortendyke
    • Welcomed Thomas Leonard, the new student trustee, to the Board.
    • Secretary Dillon discussed the new trustee orientation process that includes meeting with senior administrators and visiting extension sites.
    • Secretary Dillon strongly encouraged trustees to attend the NYCCT Institute and Conference in Saratoga Springs, September 19-22, 2019. Dr. Baston and Trustee Dillon will be presenting at the conference.
    • Chair Wortendyke reported that Trustee Valentine is working with Ben Naylor on Board Education day.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, and Leonard to adjourn at 7:20 pm.