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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 12/12/19 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Agenda


Meeting Date
: Thursday, December 12, 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: 10/30/19
    2. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Program Director (Resolution 41-2019)
    3. Approval to Accept Amendments to the Transfer Credit Policy (Resolution 42-2019)
    4. Approval to Accept Amendments to the Grade Change Policy (Resolution 43-2019)
    5. Approval to Accept Funds from SUNY’s Office for Capital Facilities (Resolution 44-2019)
  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 783rd board meeting of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees was held Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901.

Trustees Present: 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 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; Ms. Josephine Coleman, Representative, Faculty Senate; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff ; Mr. Michael Kluger, Videographer; Mr. Scott Bookstein, Public Safety

Absent Was: Mr. Martin Wortendyke (excused); Ms. Ileana Eckert (excused)


The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by Vice Chair Rand.

  • Roll call was taken.

Public Comment

  • none

Consent Agenda – Board Vice Chair Joseph Rand

  • Vice Chair Rand read the following:
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 10/30/19
    2. Approval of the Creation of the Position of Program Director (Resolution 41-2019)
    3. Approval to Accept Amendments to the Transfer Credit Policy (Resolution 42-2019)
    4. Approval to Accept Amendments to the Grade Change Policy (Resolution 43-2019)
    5. Approval to Accept Funds from SUNY’s Office for Capital Facilities (Resolution 44-2019)


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


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

 

Reports of Workshop

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Academic Affairs report to the Board.
    • Thanked the Faculty Senate and the Board for passing Resolution 42-2019, Approval to Accept Amendments to the Transfer Credit Policy and Resolution 43-2019, Approval to Accept Amendments to the Grade Change Policy.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Report

  • Dr. Brewer
    • Provided the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs report to the Board.
    • Shared the ViewBooks with the Board, a document geared toward recruitment, showcasing programs available at the College.
    • Highlighted the Registration Open House which was held on November 6, 2019.
    • Publicly thanked the Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers and its president Bill Baker, for providing 400 Thanksgiving meals for needy students.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Finance Report

  • Dr. Daniel DoBell
    • Provided the Finance report to the Board.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • Provided the Operations and Strategic Initiatives report to the Board.
  • Highlighted the success of the food enthusiast events at the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center and the opening of Hudson Market on Main.
  • Is working with architects to complete a space planning analysis in order to consolidate space on campus.
  • Answered trustees’ questions.

Institutional Advancement

  • Ms. Susan Lyddon
    • Provided the Institutional Advancement report to the Board.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Board Secretary Report

  • Ms. Dillon
    • none

Board Community Outreach Report

  • Mr. Valentine
    • With Dr. Baston, hosted an event for community members to explore how they may become ambassadors for the College.

Student Government Association

  • Mr. Leonard
    • Attended the SUNY Student Assembly conference Nov. 15-17, 2019.
    • Has been appointed Chair of the Sustainability Committee which oversees policy implementation for sustainability issues for all 64 SUNY campuses.

Old/New Business

  • Vice Chair Rand
    • Trustee Dillon reported that Board Education day was not completed and will be completed at the January meeting.
    • Reported that the NYCCT awards are being streamlined and hopes that RCC submits several nominees.
    • Trustee Leonard invited the Board to a lunch with the SUNY student assembly president.
    • Encouraged the Board to attend the upcoming ACCT Legislative Summit on February 9-12, 2020.
    • On behalf of Chair Wortendyke, Vice Chair Rand thanked all for their hard work and wished all a Happy Holiday.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Leonard, second by Trustee Valentine, and unanimously approved by trustees: Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos and Leonard to adjourn at 7:29 pm.