Atlantic Cape Trustees Complete Presidential Performance Review, Honor Retirees

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees met June 23 at the Mays Landing Campus and approved personnel matters, contracts and purchases, and honored retirees.

Praising the president’s service to the college, Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees voted to increase Dr. Peter Mora’s salary to $186,825 from $183,162, retroactive to July 1, 2014. 

The increase followed the president’s annual compensation review and performance evaluation in which Dr. Mora’s performance was found to be “excellent.” The board also approved an unmatched pension contribution for Dr. Mora of $18,682 for 2014-2015.

The Evaluation Committee indicated, “Dr. Mora’s leadership included advancing the construction of the STEM Building, the Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies, a pattern of consistent advance notice to the board on matters of importance, fostering the multi-year fundraising campaign, and continuing leadership.”

Dr. Mora was commemorated for over 40 years of devoted service to the college and 10 years of dedicated service as president in a special proclamation presented by Board Chairperson Maria Torres. The board praised the president for successfully “providing the strategic, visionary leadership that is key to the successful future of Atlantic Cape.”

“I am absolutely honored for this recognition,” said Dr. Mora. “We have a shared vision at Atlantic Cape. The president works with the college community to develop that vision through the strategic planning process. That document is then submitted to the board for approval. Once board review and endorsement is obtained, that shared vision is implemented under the leadership of the president. It’s a team effort.”

The board also recognized Dr. Mora’s leadership role as Chair of the President’s Council for the New Jersey Council of County Colleges and for his service to the Middle States Commission of Higher Education as Evaluation Team Chair for Hagerstown Community College.

In Personnel Action:

The board approved these appointments:

–Lorraine Monzo of Northfield, assistant professor, nursing, effective August 24.

–Reeva Salkin of Linwood, assistant professor, nursing, effective August 24.

In other action:

— The board approved a title change and salary adjustment for Russell Waugh, from director, facilities management to director, facilities, with a 4 percent base salary increase, effective July 1.

–The board approved a title change for Richard Perniciaro from vice president, planning, research, facilities and executive support to executive vice president, planning, research and facilities, effective immediately.

The board granted long-time college attorney, Louis J. Greco, a new one-year contract, effective July 1, 2015. He’ll receive a retainer of $45,094 a year and an hourly rate of $131.80 for litigation and off-campus hearings.

FY16 Tuition and Fee Schedule Revised

The board approved per student per course fees for flight training services, revising program fees for experiential flight, $2,269; aeronautical skills, $3,399; private pilot, $8,324;

instrument pilot, $10,586; airplane flight instructor, $8,395; and commercial pilot, $24,240. Fixed wing training services to be provided by Ocean Aire, Toms River. The board approved per student per course fees for helicopter training, revising program fees for private pilot helicopter, $27,261; instrument pilot helicopter, $28,152; commercial pilot helicopter, $50,411.25; and added flight instruction, $13,897.50. Helicopter training services provided by Helicopter Flight Services, Medford.

Purchases, Contracts Approved:

— Geotechnical Engineering Services, Craig Testing, Mays Landing, not to exceed $25,000.

–Paper and envelopes, Paper Mart, East Hanover, $40,343.50, and Office Basics, Boothwyn, Pa., $2,830.

–Central storeroom supplies, Office Basics, Boothwyn, Pa., $28,833.50.

–Three-year contract for fixed fire protection system, AWT Fire Protections, Collings Lakes, $29,800.

–Apple computers, state contract, Higher Education GO Bond funding, Apple Computer, Atlanta, Ga., $73,654.

–Computer equipment, state contract, Higher Education GO Bond funding, Ocean Computers, Matawan, $319,525.72.

–BightLinks and Polycom, state contract, Higher Education GO Bond funding, Troxell, Sicklerville, $128,602.25.

–Two-year contract for voice services, Broadview Networks, Rye Brook, N.Y., $79,920.

–Six-month contract for network services, Comcast Business, Trevose, Pa., $37,920.

–Room scheduling software, College Net, Inc., Portland, Ore., $73,111

–Printer repairs, Harland Technology Services, Omaha, Neb., $17,804.

–Two-year contract for electric, consortium bid purchase, Constellation New Energy, .0855 per kWh, and Direct Energy Business, .07434 per kWh.

— Consulting services, RPK Group, Severna Park, Md., $24,650.

Trustees approved the contract renewal for a five-year term July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020, for Follett Higher Education Group with the commission rate of 13.5 percent of sales up to $1.5M, 14.5 percent of sales between $1.5M and $2.5M and 15.5 percent of sales over $2.5M. The contract stipulates that Follett Higher Education Group must also offer a price match on any textbook they carry plus free shipping for student orders as well as provide an unrestricted contribution to the college and make renovations to their existing space.

Trustees approved the college’s continued participation in the N.J. Community College Insurance Pool and agreed to pay $281,688 for the pool’s 2015-2016 Worker’s Compensation

Fund. They voted to award a contract with Borden Perlman for insurance with a premium of $438,994 during FY’15 including multi-peril/commercial, data security liability, umbrella, errors and omissions, environmental, excess, non-owned aircraft, flood, and builder’s risk for Student Success construction, and UAV (Drone) to be determined. They authorized the award of contract to T.L. Groseclose Associates for student insurance, accident and catastrophic for sports.

In the President’s Report:

Board Chairperson Torres led a program on behalf of the board to honor the college’s three retirees in attendance. Torres thanked the retirees for their years of service to the college.

In attendance were:

–Maurice “Trent” Jones, Galloway, 12 years of service

–Mark Streckenbein, Collings Lakes, 30 years of service

–Gerald “Spike” Evans, Egg Harbor City, 22 years of service

In Other Business:

–Trustees approved the May 31, 2015, financial statement.

–Trustees approved the removal of policy 506 outlining the production schedule of the college’s CommuniCator newsletter.

Board Chairperson Torres thanked Board of Trustees Alumni Representative Briar Gibbons for her dedication over the past year. She also read a proclamation from the board outlining Gibbons’ “outstanding contributions and gracious dedication” during her service. When appointed in July 2014, Gibbons was the first Trustees Alumni Representative to be granted full voting power by the board. During her tenure, she participated on the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and the Atlantic Cape Foundation.

Jean McAlister, dean, resource development & president/board of trustees operations and executive director of the Atlantic Cape Foundation, spoke about the college’s inaugural alumni day, which took place at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 20. McAlister stated that the event was well attended with 188 Atlantic Cape alumni attending, and that this was the first of many alumni events planned for the future.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, at the Mays Landing Campus, Room J-202. All are welcome to attend.

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