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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 3/28/19 Workshop

Workshop Agenda

Meeting Date: March 28, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: President’s Conference Room, Brucker Hall

  1. Resolutions
    1. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Second Year) (Resolution 5-2019)
    2. Approval for Reappointment, Promotion and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Resolution 6-2019)
    3. Approval for Reappointment and Grant of Tenure to Dr. Jeffrey McLean, for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Resolution 7-2019)
  2. President’s Agenda President, Dr. Michael A. Baston
    1. Monthly Summary
  3. Academic Affairs Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Susan Deer
    1. Academic Affairs update (Attachment)
    2. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Second Year) (Resolution 5-2019)
    3. Approval for Reappointment, Promotion and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Resolution 6-2019)
    4. Approval for Reappointment and Grant of Tenure to Dr. Jeffrey McLean, for Academic Year 2019-2020 (Resolution 7-2019)
  4. Student Services Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Susan Deer
    1. Student Services update (Attachment)
  5. Finance Interim Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Joseph Marra
    1. Finance update (Attachment)
  6. Operations and Strategic Initiatives Vice President, Dr. Beth A. Coyle
    1. Operations and Strategic Initiatives update (Attachment)
  7. Institutional Advancement Vice President, Ms. Susan Lyddon
    1. Institutional Advancement update (Attachment)
    2. RCC Foundation Report
  8. Board Secretary Report Secretary, Ms. Mary Lou Dillon
    1. Previous meeting minutes 2/26/19 (corrections/additions/deletions)
    2. Board Education Day
    3. New date for May Board of Trustees meeting
  9. Board Community Outreach Report Liaison, Mr. Grant Valentine
  10. 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 Thursday, March 28, 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. Susan Oelkers-Ramos; Mr. Rafael Frias.

Also Present: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President; Dr. Susan Deer, Provost and Executive Vice President; Dr. Beth A. Coyle, Vice President Operations and Strategic Initiatives; Mr. Joseph Marra, Interim Chief Financial Officer; Mr. Kevin Poster, Interim Chief Information Officer; Dr. Jeff McLean, Representative, Faculty Senate; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff.

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

  • Chair Wortendyke called the meeting to order at 6:10 pm.
  • Roll call was taken.
  • Chair Wortendyke announced that the Board will enter executive session to discuss legal issues.

President’s Report

  • Dr. Baston
    • Discussed how RCC is reaching beyond the local campus to position itself as a thought leader for the region.
    • Was interviewed by WNYC news on the topic of hunger and homelessness, the hidden costs of higher education.
    • Working on building up the Middle Skills academies.
    • Interacted with students at “Pastries with the President”.
    • Is using the Guiding Pathways process and data analysis in the redesign of the College.
    • Is working toward building routines of effective communication.
    • Provided an update of the Guided Pathways.
    • Discussed the challenges of campus space and the outdated technological infrastructure.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Discussed Resolutions 5-7, 2019 Approval for Reappointment, Promotion and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2019-2020.
    • Reported that the Liberty Partnership program enrollment has increased to 215 students under Brian Merritt’s leadership.
    • Received a TeachNY planning grant for gaming based learning.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Student Services Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding the Strategic Recruitment plan.

Finance Report

  • Mr. Marra
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding the revenue and expenses.

Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • Dr. Coyle
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding the Rockland County Career Center and job placement.
    • Answered questions regarding ADA compliance for the website.
    • Answered questions about the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center signage and market.

Institutional Advancement

  • Ms. Lyddon
    • none

Board Secretary Report

  • Secretary Dillon
    • Asked for corrections/additions/deletions to the February minutes.
    • Reported that a new poll will be sent out to choose a date for Board Education Day.
    • Requested a presentation by Lorraine Sorrentino, Finance Officer of the RCC Association, at an upcoming Board meeting.

Old/New Business

  • Chair Wortendyke
    • Asked if the library hours could be extended during exams.
    • Vice Chair Rand provided a report out from the SGA dinner.
    • Trustees are invited to upcoming meetings with local mayors and school superintendents. The theme will be College for All.
    • Board Secretary Dillon is attending the NYCCT Board of Directors meeting April 6, 2019 in Syracuse, NY.

Student Government Association Report

  • Mr. Frias
    • Discussed the constitutional responsibility of the Student Government Association.

Board Community Outreach Report

  • Trustee Valentine
    • none

 

MOTION & ACTION
By Vice Chair Rand, second by Trustee Valentine, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Ramos, and Frias to enter into executive session at 7:15 pm to discuss legal issues.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Ramos, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Ramos, and Frias to exit executive session at 7:25 pm.

No action was taken.


MOTION & ACTION
By Ramos, second by Trustee Valentine, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Donnellan, Ramos and Frias to adjourn at 7:25 pm.