Board of Trustees Approves Contracts and Personnel Matters

The Board of Trustees at Atlantic Cape Community College met Feb. 23 at the college’s Mays Landing Campus to approve personnel matters, contracts and purchases.

Contracts and Purchases Approved:

–Software license renewal, PCM Sales, Holmdel, $30,129.

–Merchant card services, one-year extension of agreement, Official Payments, Reston, Virginia.

–Two-year agreement for banking services with Cape Bank.

–U.S. Security Associates Inc., Atlantic City, contract extension through June 30, 2016, not to exceed $230,000.

–Electronic and information technology assessment, Interactive Accessibility Inc., Sudbury, Massachusetts, not to exceed $274,000.

In Personnel Action, the Board Approved:

–Sabbatical leaves for Lisa Stein, professor of early childhood education, and Linda Wohlman, chef educator, for the fall 2016 semester.

–A 5 percent base salary increase for Donna Vassallo, dean, career education, effective Feb. 24.

–A 2 percent base salary increase effective July 1, for all full-time employees not represented in bargaining unit negotiations, and the following personnel reappointments, contingent upon appropriation of required funding and approval of that appropriation in the FY’17 budget.

Board Approves These Reappointments, Beginning July 1, 2016:

Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Included in the Bargaining Unit: Cynthia Correa, Paula Davis, Tammy DeFranco, Victoria DeLaurentis, Linda DeSantis, Natalie Devonish, Danielle Epps, John Feldbauer, Christine Gamboa, Crista Golden, Sandra Greco,  Terri-Lynn Hamby, Patricia Heller, Kristin Jackson, Dorie Keener, Maria Kellett, Michael

Kernan, Kathleen Landau, Linda Palmer, Michelle Perkins, Heather Peterson, Anita Polanco, Nancy Porfido, Michelle Previti, Michael Rennick, Mariangela Sozio, Patrick Sweeney, Sherwood Taylor and Harry Whitelam.

Exempt Administrative and Supervisory Personnel: Michael Bruckler, Eileen Curristine, August Daquila, Stephanie Davies, Cindy DeFalco, Kathryn Flynn, Richard Garwood, Douglas Hedges, Otto Hernandez, Leslie Jamison, Bruce Johns, William Keener, Mitchell Levy, Janet Marler, Jean McAlister, Patricia McClay, Luis Montefusco, Edward Perkins, Richard Perniciaro, Andre Richburg, Jennifer Rowand, Robert Townsend, Donna Vassallo and Russell Waugh.

ACA Educators: Annmarie Chelius, Ruth Latorre, Daniel Matt, Mary Theresa McCann, Joseph Sheridan, Vincent Tedeschi, James Usilton and Linda Wohlman.

Faculty without Tenure: Curtis Andrews, John Heenan, Laurie Lemons, Lorraine Monzo, Richard Russell, Reeva Salkin and Dean Wyks.

Librarian I: Leslie Murtha.

In Other Business, the Board Approved:

–The financial statement for seven months ending Jan. 31, 2016.

–The transfer of $500,000 from the FY’15 year-end unrestricted fund balance to the restricted fund in an account designated for funding the required actions set forth in the Consent Decree with the National Federation for the Blind.

In Grant Matters, the Board:

–Approved submitting an application to Easton Foundations USA for a $1,500 grant to cover some costs to attend the United States Intercollegiate National Championships at Michigan State University in May.

–Approved partnering in Camden County College’s grant application to the U.S. Department of Labor, H-1B TechHire Partnership Grants program, for a subgrant to train up to 25 people through the Health Professions Institute, over the term of June 1, 2016-May 31, 2020.

In the President’s Report:

Dr. Peter L. Mora, president, announced the college received a College and Career Readiness Partnership Grant with the Wildwood School District, aimed at enhancing the capacity of students to come to Atlantic Cape college-ready.

The $250,000 grant will allow the college and Wildwood High School to implement career and college-readiness programs, including career workshops and boot camp beginning in March. Students will be assessed so they can find out where they will best fit career wise. “If they know what career they want to pursue when entering college they are more successful,” said Andre Richburg, dean of enrollment management and college relations. The college will host a five-day career boot camp at the Cape May County Campus in June for up to 30 Wildwood High School seniors.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, at the Atlantic City Campus, J-202. All are welcome to attend.

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