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Trustees Appoint Staff, Approve Contracts at Jan. 24 Meeting

January 26, 2012

 Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees met Jan. 24 at the college’s Cape May County Campus and acted on personnel matters, purchases and contracts.  The board also welcomed new trustee Dr. Richard Stepura who oversees Cape May County schools.


In Personnel Matters, the Board:

            Made these appointments:

            --Eddy Maria Eubanks of Mays Landing, program coordinator, learning outcomes assessment, program review and accreditation, effective Jan. 25.

            --Michelle Gross of Margate, assistant professor, dance, retroactive to Jan. 17.


            Accepted these resignations:

            --Eric Plavchak, security officer 1, retroactive to Dec. 25.

            --Maribel Santiago, program assistant, Health Professions Institute, retroactive to Dec. 30.


Purchases and Contracts:

            --Natural gas, consortium bid, Hess Corporation, Woodbridge, $5.335 per dekatherm.

            --Professional consulting services, contract administration for the U.S. Economic Development Administration grant for the college’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building, Atlantic County Improvement Authority, Mays Landing, $30,000.


In the President’s Report:

            --Dr. Peter Mora reported on a tour he and other college officials conducted of the Worthington Atlantic City Campus for John Palmieri, executive director, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.  They provided updates on the Hospitality Wing construction project and services and offerings at the campus.  The president also provided input for CRDA’s master plan.  Noting ongoing partnerships and collaborations with CRDA, Dr. Mora said the college has received a grant from the organization that will help outfit Casino Career Institute labs in the new hospitality wing.  College security officials attended a forum hosted by Tom Gilbert, Atlantic City Tourism District commander, to discuss public safety collaborations with CRDA and the City of Atlantic City.


In Other Business:

            --The board voted to accept the Dec. 31, 2011, financial report.

            -- Chairperson Robert Boyer welcomed new trustee, Dr. Richard Stepura, executive county superintendent of schools for Cumberland County, who also serves in that capacity for Cape May County. Dr. Stepura began his career in education as a teacher in the Springfield School District in Union County and has served as an assistant principal, principal and interim school business administrator. He has been a superintendent of schools for 20 years in both K-8 and K-12 school systems. In addition to his full-time positions, Dr. Stepura has served as an adjunct professor for Montclair State University, Felician College and Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education.


            The next board of trustees meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Mays Landing Campus.  All are welcome to attend.