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ACCC Trustees Act on Personnel, Contract Matters

January 25, 2008

Jan. 24, 2008

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE--Atlantic Cape Community College's Board of Trustees met Jan. 22 at the college's campus here, approving personnel matters, contracts and a new employee cell phone policy.

In Personnel Matters, the Board:

--Appointed Ellen Splaver of Margate, Counselor II, Educational Opportunity Fund, effective Feb. 4.

--Accepted the resignation of Shilon Carter of Mays Landing, office coordinator, student support services, retroactive to Jan. 1.

--Accepted the resignation of Becky Fishman of Atco, office assistant, faculty support services, retroactive to Jan. 7.

--Approved the promotion of Cynthia Correa of Galloway, from student development program coordinator to assistant director, student development, effective Jan. 23.

--Approved the promotion of Luis Montefusco of Galloway, from manager of institutional planning to director of institutional planning and assessment, effective Jan. 23.

One of College's Original Faculty Members Retires

The board accepted the retirement of Larry Stuart Reber of Clementon, retroactive to Jan. 1. Reber joined the college in 1966 as one of its original full-time faculty members and served ACCC for more than four decades as assistant professor of business. He also lent his expertise to college committees for academic standing and student and community affairs. In addition, Reber provided service as faculty coordinator in the cooperative education program. The board extended best wishes and appreciation for more than 40 years of loyal service.

Purchases and Contracts Approved:

--Building automation system maintenance service, five-year contract (FY'08-FY'13), Honeywell, Inc., Marlton, $390,980.

--Consortium purchase/public utility, voice services (telephone), three-year contract (FY'08-FY'11), InfoHighway, New York City, $216,000.

--Engineering services for Pinelands approval of Master Plan (Chapter 12 funding), Dixon Associates, Galloway, not to exceed $50,000.  

Board Adopts Cellular Telephone Policy

In recognition of the need for designated college employees to use cellular phones and pagers while conducting day-to-day college business due to the need to be outside their office during the work day or accessible after normal working hours, the board adopted the Cell Phone/Communications Device Policy. The policy, which took effect Jan. 1, established guidelines for cell phone authorization, acquisition, use and reimbursement in compliance with IRS regulations. 

In the President's Report:

--Brittany Williams, executive assistant to the president/director of board of trustees services, gave the report:.

--She reported on the N.J. Seafood Challenge held at the Academy Jan. 15 which was covered by TV-40, The Press of Atlantic City and several other media outlets.  The three top finishers all attended the Academy.

--Dr. Arthur Wexler, senior dean of academic affairs, and Pat Gentile, dean of continuing education and resource development, spoke about the new Beacons by the Sea Visiting Professor program, funded by the ACCC Foundation and the Beacons lighthouse project.  Veteran broadcaster Dick Sheeran is serving as the first visiting professor and will teach two classes, provide faculty development and speak to chamber groups in both counties.

--The December issue of College Planning & Management magazine featured ACCC's Cape May County Campus in its "Facility Focus" section, Dr. Richard Perniciaro, dean of administration, planning and research, reported.

--Carmen Royal, dean of students, and Dr. Wexler outlined a new concurrent enrollment program at Middle Township High School in which seniors can earn college credits while still enrolled in high school.

--Williams said Dr. Mora was interviewed recently by the Spanish-language publication La Estrella about the Blueprint 2020 Master Plan.

--Dr. Joseph Rossi, dean, Cape May County Campus and labor relations, gave highlights of the recent Wildwood Holiday High School Basketball Tournament, of which ACCC was a lead sponsor.

--Kathy Corbalis, executive director, college relations, announced the receipt of a Pepperpot Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.  It recognized the PR plan prepared by Stacey Clapp, PR specialist, college relations, for the 2007 Press of Atlantic City Restaurant Gala.

--Dr. Perniciaro was reappointed to Atlantic County Economic Development Advisory Commission.

--Gov. Corzine will host a town hall meeting on his financial restructuring and debt reduction plan at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, at ACCC's Mays Landing Campus. A discussion on the college's role ensued. 

--Williams provided a board development update, reminding trustees about an upcoming retreat and opportunities to take part in statewide activities.

In Other Business:

--Chairman Robert Boyer announced the receipt of $5,000 in scholarship funds from Cape May County.  The funds will support attendance of Cape May County resident(s) at ACCC.  He thanked the county for its support.

--The board approved the monthly financial statement, as presented by Dr. Liz Dworsky, treasurer.

--The ACCC Foundation met Jan. 17 and pledged $216,600 to 2008-2009 scholarships, up from $209,300 last year, Trustee Donald Parker reported.  He reminded trustees to purchase tables, tickets or raffle tickets for the April 3 Restaurant Gala.

--Trustee Maria Torres, for the academic and student affairs committee, said a committee was formed to study extending voting rights to the board's alumni representative. The academic and student affairs committee received a report from Dr. Robert Bowman, executive director, N.J. Council of County College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development. The Middle States Committee on Follow-up Activities and Candidate Institutions on Reviews will meet on Jan. 31 to review the college's Monitoring Report (and that of the visiting team) and will submit a recommendation to the Middle States Commission, which will meet in March. 

--Trustee Helen Walsh said the long-range planning and capital projects committee heard an update on the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.  City Council action, which would allow for consolidation of property for WACC parking expansion, is set for Jan. 23. The building will be painted and the parking lot repaved and relined in advance of a spring ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Health Professions Institute housed there.  The college is submitting a list of projects to the county for the use of $9.2 million in 2008 Chapter 12 funds. This includes $4.2 million in renewal and replacement projects and the balance in new capital projects as part of the Blueprint 2020 implementation. 

The next board of trustees meeting will be held at 7 p.m, Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Mays Landing Campus.  All are welcome to attend.