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Atlantic Cape Trustees Approve Personnel Matters, Contracts at July Meeting

July 24, 2013

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees met July 23 and approved personnel matters, contracts and purchases.

In Personnel Action:

The board approved these appointments:

--Andre Richburg of Hackettstown, director, Recruitment and Admissions, effective Aug. 6.

--Linda Palmer of Hammonton, director, Worthington Atlantic City Support Services, effective Aug. 5.

The board accepted the resignation of Alonna Brown of Philadelphia, assistant director, Student Support Services, effective July 26.

Purchases, Contracts Approved:

--A two-year contract with Broadview Networks of Rye Brook, N.Y., for telephone services through a consortium purchase with NJEDge.Net, $122,400.

-- New Jersey Council of County Colleges membership for FY’14, $51,051.

--Adult Basic Skills Contract, Pleasantville Public Schools, $124,249, Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic, $110,999, and Cape May County Technical School, $303,557, total of $538,805.

--Fuel oil and gasoline, state contract, Pedroni Fuel Oil, Vineland, not to exceed $50,000.

--Software maintenance and support services, Ellucian, Fairfax, Va., $342,265.

--Fire detection systems upgrade for buildings J, K, H and D on the Mays Landing Campus, SimplexGrinnell, Horsham, Pa., not to exceed $581,645.

In Grants Action, the Board:

--Approved the application to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Atlantic City Community Development Program/Community Capital Development Grants program for a  $50,000 grant for Health Professions Institute equipment at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

--Approved a Perkins Grant application to the N.J. Department of Education for $619,414, from Sept. 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

In Other Business, the Board:

--Approved the June 30, 2013, financial statement.

--Rescinded a resolution awarding a food service equipment contract to Todd Devin Food Equipment Inc., and awarded the contract to Thomas-United Inc. of Egg Harbor Township for $662,492 for kitchen equipment for the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies at the Atlantic City Campus.

--Approved the title change of the Literature Option, Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts to English Option, Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts to be effective Fall 2014. The change was made to more accurately reflect program requirements and aid students with transferability to senior institutions.

--Amended the unrestricted FY’14 budget of $41,585,000 (including a fund balance transfer of $460,542) and expenditures of $41,585,000.

--Sean Fischer, Executive Assistant to the President/Director, Board Services, provided the Board Calendar of Events.

In the President’s Report:

--Dr. Peter L. Mora recapped the award the Red Cross presented the college and Atlantic Cape Foundation for their collaboration on the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund for Atlantic Cape students. Dr. Mora, Dr. Patricia Gentile, dean of enrollment management and Cape May County Campus operations, and Diane McKoy, president of the Atlantic Cape Foundation, accepted the “2013 Pay It Forward Champion Award” at the recent Red Cross Breakfast of Champions.

Trustee Maria Mento commented that the Atlantic Cape Foundation was nominated for the award based on its outstanding work completed after Hurricane Sandy, stating that the Foundation “reached out and wrapped their arms around the community.” 

--Dr. Mora acknowledged a Certificate of Appreciation the college received from the Atlantic County Special Services School District recognizing the district’s long-standing partnership with the college. Dean Therese Budd detailed the history of the collaborative program, stating, “For the past several years, college staff has worked with school to career student

supervisors from the district to implement a “career exploration” model for career education. This program has placed exceptional students in a variety of campus work settings including the cafeteria, receiving, perishable storeroom, greenhouse and grounds maintenance. The partnership has been a wonderful educational and growth experience for both the students and college staff.”

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Mays Landing Campus, Room J-202. All are welcome to attend.