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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 2/26/19 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Agenda


Meeting Date
: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Technology Center, Ellipse

  1. Roll Call
  2. Public Comment
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 1/23/2019
    2. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Third Year) (Resolution 1-2019)
    3. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Fourth Year) (Resolution 2-2019)
    4. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Fifth Year) (Resolution 3-2019)
    5. Approval of CAC Green Roof Replacement (Resolution 4-2019)
  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. Student Government Association Report SGA Liaison, Mr. Rafael Frias
  7. 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 775th board meeting of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees was held Wednesday, February 26, 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. MariEllyn Dykstra-Donnellan; 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 Coyle, Vice President of Operations and Strategic Initiatives; Ms. Susan Lyddon, Vice President of Institutional Advancement/ Executive Director, RCC Foundation; Mr. Joseph Marra, Interim Chief Financial Officer; Mr. Kevin Poster, Interim Chief Information Officer; Dr. Melanie Rie, President, Faculty Senate; Ms. Josephine Coleman, Faculty Senate Representative; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff; Mr. Scott Bookstein, Security; Mr. Michael Kluger, Videographer

Absent Was: Ms. Ileana Eckert (excused); Mr. Mendel Taub (excused)


The meeting was called to order at 7:08 pm by Chair Wortendyke.

  • Roll call was taken.

Public Comment

Consent Agenda – Board Chair Martin Wortendyke

  • Chair Wortendyke read the following:
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 1/23/2019.
    2. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Third Year) (Resolution 1-2019)
    3. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Fourth Year) (Resolution 2-2019)
    4. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Fifth Year) (Resolution 3-2019)
    5. Approval of CAC Green Roof Replacement (Resolution 4-2019)


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


ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos and Frias.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions

 

Reports of Workshop

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Academic Affairs report to the Board.
    • Read the names of the non-tenured faculty reappointed to third, fourth and fifth year.
      Third Year: Colm Derasmo, Jodilynn Greico, Sabrina Rieder
      Fourth Year: Rachel Golland, Khader Humied, Natalia Lubarsky, Dr. Meghan Nolann
      Fifth Year: Sara Annunziato, Ronald de Ramon, Harry Lehrfeld, Dr. En-Shu Robin Liao
    • Discussed the NARCAN program sponsored by Senator Carlucci, which was attended by 100 RCC staff and faculty.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Student Services Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Student Services report to the Board.
    • Announced that the Student Services department is starting new initiatives aimed at supporting students who are on academic probation so they may be successful.
    • Is looking into providing a bridge between students in the TASC program and either college credit programs or Middle Skills Academy.

Finance Report

  • Mr. Marra
    • Provided the Finance report to the Board.
    • Announced that the Finance department is now implementing Banner, a new software system, and is creating the Chart of Accounts for the new schools associated with Guided Pathways.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • Dr. Beth Coyle
    • Provided the Operations report to the Board.
    • Highlighted the demographics of the Middle Skills Academy. More than half (19) the Middle Skills Academy attendees are in the Google IT program; 63% are male; 19% are 50-52; 53% already have a college degree; 78% are currently unemployed.
    • Informed the Board that searches have begun for the following positions - Director of Human Resources and Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Institutional Advancement

  • Ms. Susan Lyddon
    • Provided the Institutional Advancement report to the Board.
    • Reported that the Marketing team continues to work with SWIM on enrollment, Middle Skills, Guided Pathways and other initiatives.
    • Is working with the College attorney and the Office of Civil Rights on the issue of accessibility and compliance for the College website.
    • Announced hiring of Interim Communications Director Jessica Stallone.
    • With Foundation Board members, is exploring career opportunities for the President’s Emerging Leaders.
    • Reported that Institutional Research is working on state and federal reporting and is collaborating with staff members to create surveys and research for key initiatives.

Board Secretary Report

  • Ms. Dillon
    • none

Board Community Outreach Report

  • Mr. Valentine
    • Attended Rockland Community Foundation SOAR mentorship fundraiser with Dr. Baston and Regent Judith Johnson.
    • Met with My Brother’s Keeper Foundation representatives regarding a potential partnership with RCC.
    • Represented the College at the Spring Valley Cancer Awareness event.
    • Was honored as an Unsung Hero as part of a Black History Month event.

Student Government Association Report

  • Mr. Frias
    • none

Old/New Business

  • Ms. Dillon
    • Provided a report from the ACCT National Legislative Summit in Washington, DC.
    • Publicly thanked Dr. Coyle for preparing an informational packet for the ACCT conference.


MOTION
A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Ramos to adjourn at 7:30 pm.


ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos and Frias
Nays: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions