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ACCC Trustees Act on Personnel, Contract and Audit Matters - Jan. 2005

January 27, 2005

Jan. 27, 2005

MAYS LANDING--Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees made several appointments, approved contracts and purchases and accepted the college’s FY’04 audit when it met Jan. 25.

In Personnel Action:
The board approved these appointments:

--Dr. Thomas Chelius, Cape May, acting department chairman, arts, ESL and humanities, retroactive to Jan. 11 through Aug. 30.

--William Lemons, Hammonton, assistant professor of paralegal and business, a one-semester appointment retroactive to Jan. 18 through June 30.

--Timothy Mangano, Hammonton, housekeeper I, facilities management, effective Jan. 26.

--Michael Rennick, Ocean City, senior manager for grants, continuing education, effective
Feb. 28.

The board approved an unpaid leave of absence for James Icklan, assistant professor of paralegal and business, from Feb. 7 through June 30.
Board Approves These Bids and Contracts:

--Installation of occupancy sensors, FY’05 physical plant operational budget, Coastal Electric, Folsom, $167,000. This item was an alternate to a contract previously approved and brings the total for all electrical work under the contract to $961,000.

--Engineering services for a Water-to-Water Geothermal Expansion project, J&P Engineers, PA, Lawrenceville, $31,000.

--Upgrade to college’s building management software and service of that software, three-year contract, facilities management operational budget, Honeywell, Inc., Marlton, $222,617.

Perkins Grant Budget Amended
The board approved an amendment to the budget for a $496,508 Perkins Grant accepted in October. The amendment reallocates $65,797 of the grant budget with no change in the grant’s original focus.

Audit Accepted

Following a recommendation by the board’s Budget, Finance and Audit Committee, the trustees accepted the FY ’04 audit, conducted by Ford, Scott, Seidenburg & Kennedy. Trustee Lynn Kramer noted that due to a new auditing standard, for the first time the audit committee had received a management letter which included recommendations.

Overall, last year’s revenues exceeded expenses and Treasurer Nick Talvacchia noted the document was considered “an unqualified opinion,” which means that outside users can rely on the financial statements as presented. Trustee Elizabeth Dworsky complimented college staff for their work to achieve those results.

In Other Business:

--The board accepted the monthly financial report.

--The trustees revised an existing college non-discrimination policy to include “marital status, pregnancy and related conditions,” as a result of a review by the Division of Civil Rights Compliance. The added wording will appear under the section titled “Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement.”

--Dr. John May, president, reported that spring enrollments were the highest in the college’s history, up more than 8% over last year and 4% ahead of budgeted projections. Since the joint college agreement in 1999, enrollments have risen 35%, he said.

--Vice Chairperson Robert Boyer gave the ACCC Foundation report. At its January meeting, the Foundation allocated approximately $184,000 for 2005-2006 scholarships based on its fund-raising and endowment proceeds. To date, its appeal letter has brought in $2,435. The Foundation now has a planned giving brochure titled “The Art of Gift Planning” which was distributed to trustees.

--The Minority Affairs Committee has been active, Trustee Lynn Baumgardner reported. She said the group was working on the “Celebrities for Education” program, would co-sponsor a program titled, “Welcome Home Marian Anderson,” and hoped to offer Kids College courses in Atlantic City and Whitesboro. The group is assembling a budget for its FY’06 activities which it will ask the board to review at a future meeting.

--Trustee Eric Reynolds, chairperson of the Long-range Planning and Academic Affairs Committee, said his group will poll trustees for input on their views of the college mission as part of the Middle States Self-Study process.

The next meeting of the board of trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, in J-202, Mays Landing main campus. All are welcome to attend.