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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 2/27/20 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Agenda


Meeting Date
: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Faculty Staff Dining Room, Cultural Arts Center

  1. Roll Call
  2. Public Comment
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 1/23/20
    2. Approval of Memorandum of Agreement between Rockland Community College and the Rockland Community College Adjunct Faculty Association (Resolution 2-2020)
    3. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Third Year) (Resolution 3-2020)
    4. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Fourth Year) (Resolution 4-2020)
    5. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Fifth Year) (Resolution 5-2020)
    6. Approval of Creation of the Position of Staff Accountant/Fiscal Manager (Management Confidential) (Resolution 6-2020)
    7. Approval to Accept Funds from the State of New York, Theater Stage Lighting (Resolution 7-2020)
    8. Approval to Accept Funds from the State New York, O&R Energy Incentive (Resolution 8-2020)
  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. Daniel 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 Board 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 785th board meeting of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees was held Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901.

Trustees Present: Mr. Martin Wortendyke, Board Chair; Mr. Grant Valentine, Community Outreach Liaison; Ms. MariEllyn Dykstra Donnellan; Ms. Ileana Eckert; Ms. Lynne Hilowitz; Ms. Susan Ramos; Mr. Thomas Leonard.

Also Present: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President; 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; Professor Peter Arvanites, Representative, Faculty Senate; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff; Mr. Michael Kluger, Videographer; Mr. Scott Bookstein, Public Safety; Ms. Ruth Bonny, Student

Absent Was: Ms. Mary Lou Dillon, Board Secretary (excused); Mr. Joseph Rand (excused)


The meeting was called to order at 7:27pm by Chair Wortendyke.

  • Roll call was taken.

Public Comment

  • Student Ruth Bonny asked questions regarding the Student Handbook and the process for lost and found.

Consent Agenda – Board Chair Martin Wortendyke

  • Chair Wortendyke read the following:
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 1/23/20
    2. Approval of Memorandum of Agreement between Rockland Community College and the Rockland Community College Adjunct Faculty Association (Resolution 2-2020)
    3. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Third Year) (Resolution 3-2020)
    4. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Fourth Year) (Resolution 4-2020)
    5. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Fifth Year) (Resolution 5-2020)
    6. Approval of Creation of the Position of Staff Accountant/Fiscal Manager (Management Confidential) (Resolution 6-2020)
    7. Approval to Accept Funds from the State of New York, Theater Stage Lighting (Resolution 7-2020)
    8. Approval to Accept Funds from the State New York, O&R Energy Incentive (Resolution 8-2020)


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


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

 

Reports of Workshop

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • none

Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Report

  • Dr. Brewer
    • none

Dr. Baston noted that Drs. Deer and Brewer were out sick.

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.
  • Reported that the Fieldhouse is hosting numerous revenue-generating events.
  • Answered trustees’ questions.

Institutional Advancement

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

Board Secretary Report

  • Ms. Dillon
    • none

Board Community Outreach Report

  • Mr. Valentine
    • Represented Rockland Community College at numerous community events, including the Black Achievement Awards.

Student Government Association

  • Mr. Leonard
    • Provided a presentation to the Board highlighting upcoming student programs and events.
    • Attended Higher Education Action Day in Albany lobbying to reform the Excelsior scholarship.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Old/New Business

  • Chair Wortendyke
    • Reminded the Board that graduation is Thursday, May 21 at 2:00 pm.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Leonard, second by Trustee Eckert, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Valentine, Donnellan, Eckert, Hilowitz, Ramos and Leonard to adjourn at 7:46 pm.