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

Workshop Agenda

Meeting Date: February 27, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Faculty Staff Dining Room, Cultural Arts Center

  1. Presentation Mr. Timothy Doyle, Partner, Bonadio & Co., LLP
    1. Presentation of the College’s Annual Audit
  2. Resolutions
    1. Approval of Memorandum of Agreement between Rockland Community College and the Rockland Community College Adjunct Faculty Association (Resolution 2-2020)
    2. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Third Year) (Resolution 3-2020)
    3. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Fourth Year) (Resolution 4-2020)
    4. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Fifth Year) (Resolution 5-2020)
    5. Approval of Creation of the Position of Staff Accountant/Fiscal Manager (Management Confidential) (Resolution 6-2020)
    6. Approval to Accept Funds from the State of New York, Theater Stage Lighting (Resolution 7-2020)
    7. Approval to Accept Funds from the State New York, O&R Energy Incentive (Resolution 8-2020)
  3. President’s Agenda President, Dr. Michael A. Baston
    1. Monthly Summary
    2. Approval of Memorandum of Agreement between Rockland Community College and the Rockland Community College Adjunct Faculty Association (Resolution 2-2020)
  4. 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 2020-2021 (Third Year) (Resolution 3-2020)
    3. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Fourth Year) (Resolution 4-2020)
    4. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Fifth Year) (Resolution 5-2020)
  5. Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Vice President, Dr. Helen Brewer
    1. Enrollment Management and Student Affairs update (Attachment)
  6. Finance Interim Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Dan DoBell
    1. Finance update (Attachment)
    2. Approval of Creation of the Position of Staff Accountant/Fiscal Manager (Management Confidential) (Resolution 6-2020)
  7. Operations and Strategic Initiatives Vice President, Dr. Beth A. Coyle
    1. Operations and Strategic Initiatives update (Attachment)
    2. Approval to Accept Funds from the State of New York, Theater Stage Lighting (Resolution 7-2020)
    3. Approval to Accept Funds from the State New York, O&R Energy Incentive (Resolution 8-2020)
  8. Institutional Advancement Vice President, Ms. Susan Lyddon
    1. Institutional Advancement update (Attachment)
  9. Board Secretary Report Secretary, Ms. Mary Lou Dillon
    1. Previous meeting minutes 1/23/20 (corrections/additions/deletions)
  10. Board Community Outreach Report Liaison, Mr. Grant Valentine
  11. 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, 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

Absent Was: Mr. Joseph Rand (excused); Ms. Mary Lou Dillon (excused); Ms. MariEllyn Dykstra Donnellan (excused)

The meeting was called to order at 6:04 pm by Chair Wortendyke

  • Roll call was taken.

Presentation

  • Mr. Timothy Doyle
    • Presented the College’s annual audit report.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

President’s Report

  • Dr. Baston
    • Announced that the adjunct contract has been ratified.
    • Reported on the Black Achievement Awards and the creation of the Dr. Arlene Clinkscale Award for the student with the highest GPA. Thanked the trustees who attended the awards.
    • Coffee, Cookies and Conversation with faculty and staff.
    • Reported that the SUNY Board Chairperson Merryl Tisch visited the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center in Nyack, and that RCC may host a SUNY Board meeting. o Attended the National Legislative Summit in Washington, DC with Trustee Leonard, student Rimshah Dar and Chief of Staff Naylor. Trustee Leonard reported that RCC was the only SUNY school represented.
    • Recapped the Trustee luncheon with the Rockland County Legislature held at the Hospitality Center.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Academic Affairs Report

  • Dr. Deer
    • none

Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Report

  • Dr. Brewer
    • none

Finance Report

  • Dr. Dan DoBell
    • Provided a high level summary of the fiscal 2019 audit.
    • Answered trustees’ questions.

Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • Dr. Beth Coyle
    • Discussed Approval to Accept Funds from the State of New York, Theater Stage Lighting (Resolution 7-2020) and Approval to Accept Funds from the State New York, O&R Energy Incentive (Resolution 8-2020)
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding the Automotive Center

Institutional Advancement

  • Ms. Lyddon
    • Discussed the Title V Workforce Development Grant.
    • Ben Naylor reported on the details of Ambassador Rice event on March 19.
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding website planning.

Board Secretary Report

  • Secretary Dillon
    • none

Board Community Outreach Report

  • Mr. Valentine
    • none

Old/New Business

  • Chair Wortendyke
    • Discussed the formation of a committee to reformat the structure of the Board workshop and meetings.

NYCCT Report

  • Chair Wortendyke
    • Reminded the Board to consider nominees for the NYCCT Awards.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Donnellan, second by Trustee Leonard, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Valentine, Donnellan, Eckert, Hilowitz, Ramos and Leonard to enter into executive session at 7:00 pm to discuss personnel issues and a legal matter.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Ramos, second by Trustee Donnellan and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Valentine, Donnellan, Eckert, Hilowitz, Ramos and Leonard to exit executive session at 7:25 pm.
No action was taken.


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