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Trustees Act on Personnel Items, Purchases at June Meeting

June 28, 2012

 Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees acted on personnel matters, approved contracts and purchases and made additions to the previously approved 2012-2013 tuition and fee schedule when they met at the college’s Cape May County Campus June 26.

In Personnel Matters:

The board adjusted four faculty members’ salaries who were promoted last month. Promotions from one rank to another include an increase to the base of the salary range or a 5 percent base salary increase.

Paula Manns of Galloway was promoted to professor, business, from associate professor, business, effective Sept. 4.

Dr. Laurie Lemons of Hammonton was named assistant professor, chemistry, effective Sept. 4.

The board accepted the resignation of Alex Kuprianov, senior instructor, Technology Studies Institute, retroactive to June 8.

A title change and salary adjustment was approved for Jean McAlister of Galloway, from associate dean, continuing education operations, to associate dean, continuing education operations and business development, retroactive to Nov. 1, 2011.

Trustees approved a reclassification for Sherwood Taylor of Egg Harbor Township, from director, Institute for Service Excellence and continuing education marketing, to director, workforce development, effective July 1.

The salary of the Counselor II, Educational Opportunity Fund, will transition to institutional funding, effective with FY’12, with the salary split between institutional (46.9 percent) and EOF (53.1 percent) funds.

The board granted long-time college attorney, Louis J. Greco, a new one-year contract, effective July 1, 2012. He’ll receive a retainer of $42,493 a year and an hourly rate of $124.21 for litigation and off-campus hearings.

2012-2013 Tuition and Fee Scheduled Revised

The board revised the previously approved tuition and fee schedule that began with Summer 2012, adding program fees for instrument pilot, $12,000, and commercial pilot, $21,000, and a $300 a credit aviation program fee. The learning disability testing fee was increased to $275 from $200 to reflect charges from the testing company. A $30 professional series audit fee was added.

Purchases, Contracts Approved:

--Chiller maintenance for all three campuses, five-year contract, Carrier Corp., Syracuse, N.Y., $245,000.

--Custodial supplies, Penn Jersey, Egg Harbor Township; Edward Don & Co., Mount Laurel; Hillyard, Inc., Warminster, Pa.; Camden Bag & Paper, Mount Laurel; Calico Industries, Annapolis Junction, Md.; Interboro Packaging, Montgomery, N.Y.; Unipak Corp., Brooklyn; Central Poly Corp., Linden; and Interline Brands, Winslow, total of $65,501.

--Paper and envelopes, Paper Mart, East Hanover, $40,589, and W.B. Mason, Secaucus, $7,433.

--Fixed fire protection system, three-year contract, all three campuses, AWT Fire Protection, Collings Lakes, $21,200, and Rich Fire Protection, Pleasantville, $6,800.

--Retail electric service, Joint Purchasing Consortium bid purchase, secondary account, South Jersey Energy, Folsom, .07244 per kilowatt hour, and primary account, Reliant Energy, Houston, .07103 per kilowatt hour.

--One-year contract for “lean” training services for a consortium training contract on which the college is lead agency, X-Stream Leadership, Pottstown, Pa., $28,000.

Trustees approved the college’s continued participation in the N.J. Community College Insurance Pool and agreed to pay $248,286 for the pool’s 2012-2013 Worker’s Compensation Fund. They voted to spend a total of $287,638 with Borden Perlman for coverage during FY ’13 including multi-peril/commercial, data security liability, umbrella, errors and omissions, environmental and excess.

In Grants Action, the Board:

--Authorized the college to apply to Atlantic County for a Work First New Jersey grant that would range from $150,000 to $200,000 from July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013.

--Authorized the college to apply to Atlantic County for an In-School Youth Programs grant that would range from $100,000 to $150,000 from July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013.

--Approved a Perkins Grant application to the N.J. Dept. of Education for $722,977 from July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013.

--Approved the college’s submission to the N.J. Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development for a $601,234 Consolidated Adult Basic Skills and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education grant that would run July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013.

--Accepted a FY’12 Customized Training Grant for Employers Investing in Their Workers’ Skills grant from the N.J. Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development for $121,600 from May 7, 2012-May 7, 2013.

In Other Business, the Board:

--Approved the May 31, 2012 financial statement.

--Approved Human Resources Policy 847 that covers safety and health.

--Recognized administrators Dr. Art Wexler of Mays Landing, Dr. Patricia Gentile of Egg Harbor Township and Therese Budd of Seaville on their recent receipt of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges’ Spirit Awards for their work on the Big Ideas project.

--Noted Dr. Mora’s recent receipt of the Citizenship Award at the Father Tom Schiavo Brotherhood Service at Temple Beth El. Trustee Helen Walsh commended the president for receiving the honor.

--Learned of the sudden passing of former employee Vanessa English. Trustee Nicholas Talvacchia said he was saddened to hear of her recent death. Other trustees spoke warmly of their interactions with Vanessa in her role in the president’s office.

In the President’s Report:

--Dr. Mora honored Dean Bobby Royal of Vineland upon his retirement after 38 years of service to the college and presented him with a copy of his retirement resolution. Chairman David Evans praised Bobby saying he made his mark at the college and at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus where he most recently served. “You walked tall through the campus,” Evans said, noting his remark spoke to Bobby’s leadership and not just the height of the former Atlantic Cape basketball player and coach. Bobby thanked the board and the president for their support. “We are a family (at Atlantic Cape),” he said. “I always enjoyed coming to work.”

--Carmen Royal, Dean of Students, gave an annual report on the Student Affairs area. She outlined the array of services provided by the area’s departments, offered statistics on students served and applications processed, and provided an overview of departmental events and milestones.


The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, at the Mays Landing Campus, Room J-202. All are welcome to attend.