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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 9/25/19 Workshop

Workshop Agenda

Meeting Date: September 25, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Faculty Staff Dining Room, Cultural Arts Center

  1. Presentation Mr. Timothy Doyle, Partner, Bonadio & Co., LLP
    1. Presentation of the College's Annual Audit
  2. Resolutions
    1. Approval of Rockland Community College Sexual Harassment Policy Statement and Consensual Relationship Policy (Resolution 39-2019)
    2. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement between Rockland Community College and Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers, Local 1871 (Resolution 40-2019)
  3. President’s Agenda President, Dr. Michael A. Baston
    1. Monthly Summary
  4. Academic Affairs Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Susan Deer
    1. Academic Affairs update (Attachment)
  5. Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Vice President, Dr. Helen Brewer
    1. Enrollment Management and Student Affairs update (Attachment)
  6. Finance Interim Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Dan DoBell
    1. Finance update (Attachment)
  7. Operations and Strategic Initiatives Vice President, Dr. Beth A. Coyle
    1. Operations and Strategic Initiatives update (Attachment)
  8. Institutional Advancement Vice President, Ms. Susan Lyddon
    1. Institutional Advancement update (Attachment)
  9. Board Secretary Report Secretary, Ms. Mary Lou Dillon
    1. Previous meeting minutes 8/22/19, 9/16/19 (corrections/additions/deletions)
    2. Board Education Day
  10. Board Community Outreach Report Liaison, Mr. Grant Valentine
  11. Old/New Business Board Chair, Mr. Martin Wortendyke
    1. Middle States
    2. NYCCT
    3. Student Government

Workshop Minutes


A Workshop of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees was held Wednesday, September 25, 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. Susan Oelkers-Ramos; 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; Dr. Beth A. Coyle, Vice President Operations and Strategic Initiatives; Dr. Dan DoBell, Interim Chief Financial Officer; Ms. Susan Lyddon, Vice President Institutional Advancement, Executive Director Rockland Community College Foundation; Mr. Mike Salem, Chief Information Officer; Mr. Bill Baker, President, Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers; Mr. Eric Magaram, Representative, Faculty Senate; Mr. Timothy Doyle, Partner, Bonadio & Co., LLP; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff; Mr. Michael Kluger, Videographer

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

The meeting was called to order at 5:10 pm by Chair Wortendyke

  • Roll call was taken.

Presentation

  • Mr. Timothy Doyle
    • Presented the College’s annual audit report.
    • Chair Wortendyke requested regular meetings with Bonadio and the Board audit committee.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

President’s Report

  • Dr. Baston
    • Provided the Board with an annual report highlighting the key accomplishments of the previous year, which includes the creation of the Career Skills Academy and the opening of the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center in Nyack.
    • Is focusing this year on retaining students and expanding opportunities with online students and adult learners.
    • Introduced Bill Baker, who discussed Resolution 40-2019, Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement between Rockland Community College and Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers, Local 1871.
      • Publicly thanked Ms. Melissa Roy and Dr. Bob Schultz on the negotiating team for their hard work, and Dr. Baston for his assistance with this contract.
    • Answered trustees' questions

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Reported the Open Education Resources (OER) projections for the fall 2019 semester; 2,800 students will save $278,000.
    • Shared a letter from student who had a positive experience at RCC.
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding academic advisement.

Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Report

  • Dr. Brewer
    • Reported on campus events such as Hispanic Heritage month and 9/11 Commemoration.
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding international students.

Finance Report

  • Dr. Dan DoBell
    • Provided an operational budget update.
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding cash flow, debt collection, Career Skills and enrollment.

Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • none

Institutional Advancement

  • Ms. Lyddon
    • Discussed pushing good news out through “The Buzz,” the College’s internal newsletter.
    • Invited the Board to the 60th Anniversary Walking Tour on October 11.

Board Secretary Report

  • Secretary Dillon
    • Asked for corrections/additions/deletions to the minutes.
    • Asked for an update on Board Education Day. Trustee Valentine will canvass the Board for agenda items.

Board Community Outreach Report

  • Mr. Valentine
    • Discussed his tour of SUEZ where there may be opportunities for student internships.

Old/New Business

  • Chair Wortendyke
    • Reminded the trustees to complete the SUNY mandated Sexual Harassment Training course.

NYCCT Report

  • Ms. Dillon
    • Discussed the trustee orientation process.
    • Reported on various items discussed at the NYCCT conference and that the presentation she gave with Dr. Baston went very well.


MOTION & ACTION
By Vice Chair Rand, second by Trustee Valentine, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Ramos, and Leonard to enter into executive session at 6:35 pm to discuss a legal issue.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Rand, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Ramos, and Leonard to exit executive session at 6:56 pm. No action was taken.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Rand, second by Trustee Leonard, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Ramos and Leonard to adjourn at 6:56 pm.