Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees met Sept. 22 to approve personnel matters, contracts and purchases at the Mays Landing Campus.
Purchases, Contracts Approved:
–Specialized testing and inspection services for the Student Success Center, Craig Testing, Mays Landing, $25,000.
–Emergency transformer replacement at Mays Landing Campus, R. Palmieri Electric, Buena, $42,130.
–Software and hardware support for Xirrus wireless system, Turn-Key Technologies, Inc., Sayreville, $33,386.
–PBX telephone support, Tricomm, Moorestown, $60,000.
–Facility condition assessment, Entech Engineering, Reading, Pennsylvania, $62,968.
–SimCare support plan for air traffic control tower simulator and RADAR systems, Adacel Systems, Orlando, $39,919.
–The following non-bid awards for culinary food items in excess of $17,500 each to: Ashley Foods of Philadelphia; B.F. Mazzeo Fruit & Produce of Northfield; Balford Farms of Burlington; Dawn Food Products Inc. of Edison; Samuels and Son Seafood of Philadelphia; and US Food Service of Bridgeport.
–A contract with Salome Heyward & Associates of Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts, for $28,000 plus expenses; Interactive Accessibility Inc. of Sudbury, Massachusetts, for $10,080 plus expenses; and Access 4 All of North Brunswick, for $25,000 plus expenses, to evaluate disability services, recommend improvements and supply training.
In Personnel Action, the Board:
–Appointed Richard Garwood of Northfield, supervisor, facilities management, effective Sept. 23.
–Appointed Beth Goodwin of Somers Point, housekeeper I, facilities management, effective Sept. 23.
–Appointed Anne Osman of Estell Manor, program coordinator, Child Development Associate State Project, workforce development, effective Sept. 23.
–Accepted the resignation of David Pringle, counselor I, student support services, retroactive to Aug. 28.
–Accepted the resignation of John Wade, journeyman, facilities management, retroactive to Sept. 15.
In Other Business, the Board:
–Approved a change in nomenclature from Pre-Engineering to Engineering, Associate in Science degree, effective fall 2016, to more accurately reflect the program name used at other institutions of higher education.
–Approved a title change from Small Business Management Specialist professional series to Entrepreneurial Professional (professional series), effective spring 2016, to reflect current terminology.
–Approved the draft financial statement for the year ended June 30, 2015, as of Sept. 10, 2015.
–Approved the FY’16 financial statement for Aug. 31, 2015.
–Approved a transfer of funds from the Cape May County Campus renewal and replacement reserve to a designated plant fund account to support the cost to replace boilers at the campus, not to exceed $100,000.
–Adopted a new policy to fully comply with the federal Violence Against Women Act and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act. The policy states the college “is committed to taking all steps to eliminate violence against members of our community. The college will fully comply with the federal Violence Against Women Act and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act.”
–Approved revisions to the college’s Policy of Nondiscrimination to include language to state compliance with the American with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008 and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2014, which imposes new obligations on colleges and universities through the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act provision.
–Approved revisions to the Affirmative Action policy to reflect current standards.
In the President’s Report:
—Dr. Richard Perniciaro, executive vice president of planning, research & facilities, provided an overview of the strategic planning process for 2017-2021. The plan will build on strengths and lessons learned from the current plan and meet the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation principles, standards and criteria. The Strategic Planning Committee will assess current conditions, develop recommendations, and present a plan to the Board of Trustees in late spring for endorsement.
—Dr. Peter L. Mora, president, introduced the chairs of the Middle States Steering Committee, Jean McAlister, dean of resource development & president/Board of Trustee operations, and Dr. Augustine Nigro, assistant professor of history and government. The college’s decennial evaluation by the Middle States Accrediting Association takes place in spring 2018, and the college is initiating its three-year planning model, starting with the establishment of a Steering Committee.
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, Room 204. All are welcome to attend.