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Trustees Complete Presidential Performance Review, Accept Perkins Grant

October 28, 2010

Following the board’s annual compensation review and performance evaluation, Atlantic Cape Community College trustees approved a resolution that sets Dr. Peter Mora’s compensation for the 2010-2011 academic year at 2009-2010 levels.

In making the recommendation the board indicated the president’s overall performance for 2009-2010 was deemed “excellent,” but said making no change was in the best economic interest of the college. The resolution stated, “…prevailing economic conditions in the State of New Jersey as well as in the region served by the college have led to uncertainty regarding future funding levels thereby creating a need to carefully address all college expenditures.” The decision on compensation was agreed to jointly between the board and the president.

Atlantic Cape received a $687,631 Perkins Grant from the N.J. Department of Education that will focus on strengthening vocational and technical education programs at the college. Areas of emphasis for the grant include: strengthening academic and technical skills; providing students with a strong experience in technology in career and technical programs; developing and expanding the use of technology in career and technical programs; and providing professional development for teachers, counselors and administrators.

The board accepted the grant, which runs July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011.

In Personnel Matters, the Board:


--Appointed Tristan Stolzfus of Barnegat, office coordinator, academic support services, and Michael Carrafiello of Egg Harbor City, director, facilities management, a three-year temporary position. Both appointments were effective Oct. 27.

--Approved the retirement of Diane Damask of Estell Manor, program coordinator, academic affairs, effective Dec. 31. Diane, a college employee for 34 years, was recognized for being “self-motivated and self-directed” and for managing a large workload well with minimal supervision. Diane was praised for preparing and maintaining payroll assignments for all faculty and adjuncts accurately and in a timely manner and providing “unconditional support for administrators, faculty and staff of the academic affairs area.”


Contracts, Purchases Approved

--Printing, continuing education guides, Engle Printing, Mount Joy, Pa., $27,901.

--EMT equipment and supplies, Health Professions Institute operational budget, Bound Tree Medical, Dublin, Ohio, $4,971; V. E. Ralph Medical, Kearney, $20,002; and Pocket Nurse, Pittsburgh, $1,288.

--Security surveillance consultant, Safe Campus Initiative, Walsh-Lowe/Constantine, Jersey City, $18,060.

--Cable television advertising, Comcast Spotlight, Egg Harbor Township, not to exceed $45,000.

--Television advertising, WMGM-TV 40, not to exceed $30,000.


Food Vendor Contracts Awarded

New Jersey Community College Contract Law permits negotiation of contracts for food without public advertising of bids. Contracts were approved for FY’11 with these vendors: B.F. Mazzeo Fruit & Produce of Northfield; Dutch Prime Foods of Long Branch; Home Town Dairy of Beachwood; Rastelli Seafood of Egg Harbor City; Sysco Food Service of Philadelphia; and US Food Service of Bridgeport.

In Other Business, the Board:

--Approved the financial statement dated Sept. 30, 2010.

--Made a correction to the July 27, 2010 minutes, changing a date that was incorrect.

--Approved the college’s application to the National Science Foundation for the Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program. The grant, if awarded, would total approximately $200,000 and run from January 2012 –December 2013 or 2014, based on the NSF’s award.

In the President’s Report:

--Dr. Mora reported that he, David Evans, board treasurer, and Sean Fischer, executive assistant to the president/director, board services, attended the 2010 Annual Congress of the Association of Community College Trustees in Toronto Oct. 19-23.

--Bobby Royal, dean, Worthington Atlantic City Campus, community affairs and security, reported on Main Street Atlantic City, a project he chairs. The group is the leading nonprofit organization guiding and managing the revitalization and development of Atlantic City’s downtown. It coordinates stakeholders to improve the quality of life for all, celebrate the city’s rich cultural diversity, preserve historically significant architecture and increase the value of the district’s properties and businesses.

--Dr. Richard Perniciaro, dean, facilities, planning and research, was recognized for the award he and his staff received for Atlantic Cape’s participation in completing profiles for the 2010 Census.

--Dr. Mora and Dr. Perniciaro were among the featured speakers at a recent contractors’ event at Mays Landing Country Club hosted by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation and its Capital Campaign Committee. They and members of the campaign spoke about the college’s upcoming construction projects and the mission of the foundation.

--The president and Dr. Pat Gentile, dean, continuing education, resource development and Cape May County Campus, reported on the recent prominent news coverage obtained by the college on its branding roll-out, CMCC 5th anniversary events and the Academy of Culinary Arts. Dr. Gentile thanked the trustees who took part in these events.

--Sean Fischer reviewed the board activity calendar.



The next meeting of the board of trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, in J-202, at the Mays Landing Campus. All are welcome to attend.