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

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Board Meeting Agenda


Meeting Date
: Wednesday, September 25, 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: 8/22/19, 9/16/19
    2. Approval of Rockland Community College Sexual Harassment Policy Statement and Consensual Relationship Policy (Resolution 39-2019)
    3. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement between Rockland Community College and Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers, Local 1871 (Resolution 40-2019)
  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 781st board meeting 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 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. 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. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff; Mr. Michael Kluger, Videographer; Mr. Scott Bookstein, Public Safety

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 7:07 pm by Chair Wortendyke.

  • Roll call was taken.

Public Comment

  • Mr. Bill Baker
    • Thanked Dr. Baston, the administration and the Board of Trustees for the collaborative efforts in working on the contract with the RCC Federation of Teachers.

Consent Agenda – Board Chair Martin Wortendyke

  • Chair Wortendyke read the following:
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 8/22/2019, 9/16/19
    2. Approval of Rockland Community College Sexual Harassment Policy Statement and Consensual Relationship Policy (Resolution 39-2019)
    3. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement between Rockland Community College and Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers, Local 1871 (Resolution 40-2019)


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


ACTION
Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Ramos, and Leonard.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions

 

Reports of Workshop

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • Provided the Academic Affairs report to the Board.
    • Highlighted that OER is projected to save the students $500,000 in textbook costs.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Report

  • Dr. Brewer
    • Provided the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs report to the Board.
    • Working diligently to close the enrollment gap.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Finance Report

  • none
    • Provided the Finance report to the Board.
    • Reported that Banner was successfully launched and the Finance team is continuing to train staff.
    • The auditors, Bonadio & Co., gave the College an “Unmodified Opinion” which means that the representations of the management of accurate. It is the highest rating given.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • none

Institutional Advancement

  • Ms. Susan Lyddon
    • Is working on the 60th Anniversary celebration, which is launching on October 11, 2019 with a walking tour.
    • o Continues to work on enrollment strategies and strengthening the website.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Board Secretary Report

  • Ms. Dillon
    • Trustee Valentine will be soliciting ideas from the Board for agenda items for Board Education Day.

Board Community Outreach Report

  • Mr. Valentine
    • Visited the SUEZ Water Company where there may be internship and employment opportunities for RCC students.
    • Attended a seminar on suicide prevention and how it impacts the community.

Student Government Association

  • Mr. Leonard
    • The Student Government Association is nearing the end of their election process and is filling its Executive Board positions.

Old/New Business

  • Chair Wortendyke
    • Announced the launch of the 60th Anniversary walking tour on October 11, 2019
    • Summaries of the new trustee orientation process have been submitted to the repository for the Middle States evaluation.
    • Dr. Baston and Secretary Dillon presented at the NYCCT conference.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Leonard, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Ramos, and Leonard to adjourn at 7:15 pm.