Trustees Meet and Approve Personnel Matters, Honor Retirees
June 26, 2013
Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees met June 25 and approved personnel matters, contracts and purchases, and honored retirees.
In Personnel Action:
The board approved these appointments:
-- Sean Fischer of Mays Landing as board secretary, effective July 1, to succeed BettyAnn Inloes Hines who is retiring. His title also changed from executive assistant to the president/director, board of trustees services to chief of staff to the president with a 2 percent base salary increase, effective July 1.
--Danielle Devlin of Egg Harbor Township, office assistant, president’s office, effective July 1.
--Matthew Gettings of Mays Landing, maintenance mechanic II, effective June 26.
--Matthew Miller of Egg Harbor Township, senior research technician, institutional research, effective June 26.
--Otto Hernandez of Hammonton, dean, career technical and STEM education, effective July 1.
Dr. Arthur Wexler, vice president, academic affairs, said the creation of the new dean position is part of an academic affairs reorganization that changes the former department chair structure to one headed by two deans, including the dean of liberal studies. A model in use at a number of New Jersey community colleges, this new structure “achieves fiscal efficiency and programmatic synergy,” Dr. Wexler said.
Salary adjustments were approved for:
Kathleen Landau of Mays Landing, bursar, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013, with a base salary increase of 3 percent.
Dr. Wexler of Mays Landing, 1 percent base salary increase applied to the 2 percent July 1 base salary increase.
In other action:
Augustine Nigro of Marlton, assistant professor, history and government, received a one-semester sabbatical leave at full salary for Spring 2014.
Dr. Paula Pitcher, assistant dean, institutional research and assessment, resigned effective June 21.
Purchases, Contracts Approved:
--Media buying, college relations, marketing, ACA marketing and continuing education, Success Communications, Parsippany, not to exceed $72,334.
--Printer repair service agreement, information technology services, Harland Technology Services, Omaha, Neb., $17,511.
--Waste disposal services, three-year contract, Earth Tech Contracting, Inc., Seaville, $58,986.
--Custodial supplies, Central Poly Corp., Linden; Interline Brands, Pennsauken; Unipak Corp., Brooklyn; Penn Jersey Paper, Philadelphia; Camden Bag & Paper, Mount Laurel; Hillyard, Inc., Warminster, Pa.; and Calico Industries, Annapolis Junction, Md.; total of $56,224.
--Academy of Culinary Arts Supplies, Edward Don & Co., Mount Laurel; Penn Jersey Paper, Egg Harbor Township; and Joseph Gartland, Bellmawr; total of $68,387.
--Postage meter, state contract, Mailroom FY’14-18, Pitney Bowes, Delran, $56,419.
--Backhoe, state contract, facilities, Gaithersburg Equipment Co., Gaithersburg, Md., $73,429.
--Electric, secondary and primary, under a N.J. Community College Consortium bid, Hess Corporation. Rates per kilowatt hour are: secondary, .083, and primary, .0748.
In the President’s Report:
Board Chairperson David Evans and Trustee David Coskey led a program on behalf of the board to honor the college’s 22 retirees, who Evans pointed out, contributed “over 400 years of service, experience and dedication” to the college. They presented retirees in attendance with certificates and proclamations from the Atlantic and Cape May county freeholder boards. Dr. Mora added his congratulations to the retirees as did Sandra Greco, president of the Atlantic Cape Community College Education Association umbrella group, who said they would miss these retirees who were part of the Atlantic Cape “family.”
In Other Business:
--Trustees approved the May 31, 2013, financial statement.
--The board approved a one-year contract for long-time college solicitor, Louis J. Greco, effective July 1. The contract provides a retainer fee of $43,343 a year and an hourly rate of $126.69 for litigation and off-campus hearings.
--The trustees approved the college’s continued participation in the N.J. Community College Insurance Pool and agreed to pay $359,001 for the pool’s 2013-2014 Worker’s Compensation Fund. They voted to spend a total of $326,199 with Borden Perlman for coverage during FY ’14, including multi-peril/commercial, data security liability, umbrella, errors and omissions, environmental and excess flood and builders risk.
--The college will apply for a U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant, in partnership with Achieving the Dream, and with Passaic County College as the lead applicant. The application calls for a consortium of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts colleges to prepare participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations by using innovative and sophisticated teaching and learning strategies that reach a large number of unemployed or underemployed adults. Atlantic Cape’s share of the $18 million grant would total $500,000, with an anticipated term of October 2013 to September 2017.
--Treasurer Robert Boyer said the board’s Audit Committee has met with the college’s audit firm in advance of the upcoming audit.
--Sandra Greco gave the board copies of the June NJEA Reporter that spotlighted the bargaining unit’s efforts on behalf of students and employees.
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, at the Mays Landing Campus, Room J-202. All are welcome to attend.