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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees 3/26/20 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Agenda


Meeting Date
: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Place: Zoom Video Conference

  1. Roll Call
  2. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 2/27/20
    2. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Second Year) (Resolution 9-2020)
    3. Approval for Reappointment, Promotion and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Sixth Year) (Resolution 10-2020)
    4. Approval for Reappointment and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Resolution 11-2020)
    5. Approval of Creation of the Position of Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives (Resolution 12-2020)


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 786th board meeting of the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees was held Thursday, March 26, 2020 via Zoom Video Conference.

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. Lynne S. Hilowitz; Ms. Susan Oelkers-Ramos; Mr. Thomas Leonard.

Also Present: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President; Dr. Susan Deer, Provost and Executive Vice President; Dr. Helen Brewer, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; Dr. Beth A. Coyle, Vice President Operations and Strategic Initiatives; Ms. Susan Lyddon, Vice President Institutional Advancement, Executive Director Rockland Community College Foundation; Dr. Dan DoBell, Interim Chief Financial Officer; Mr. Mike Salem, Chief Information Officer; Mr. Benjamin Naylor, Chief of Staff; Mr. William Murphy, Executive Director Operations, Chief Law Enforcement Officer; Ms. Natalie Scott, Director, Human Resources.

Absent Was: Ms. MariEllyn Dykstra Donnellan (excused); Ms. Ileana Eckert (excused)


The meeting was called to order at 5:17pm by Chair Wortendyke.

  • Roll call was taken.

President's Report

  • Dr. Baston
    • Discussed the campus’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Answered trustees’ questions regarding wifi and laptops for students.

Consent Agenda – Board Chair Martin Wortendyke

  • Chair Wortendyke read the following:
    1. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes: 2/27/20
    2. Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Second Year) (Resolution 9-2020)
    3. Approval for Reappointment, Promotion and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Sixth Year) (Resolution 10-2020)
    4. Approval for Reappointment and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2020-2021 (Resolution 11-2020)
    5. Approval of Creation of the Position of Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives (Resolution 12-2020)


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


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

Old/New Business

  • Chair Wortendyke
    • hanked the Administration for its’ hard work during this crisis and wished everyone good health.


MOTION & ACTION
By Trustee Hilowitz, second by Trustee Valentine, and unanimously approved by trustees: Wortendyke, Rand, Dillon, Valentine, Hilowitz, Ramos and Leonard to adjourn at 5:32 pm.