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May 14, 2013 > Ohlone Trustee Meeting

Ohlone Trustee Meeting

May 8, 2013

Ceremonial Items
Emeritus for Ron Quinta, former Dean of Science and Technology

Recognized May, 2013 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Recognized Tawney Warren's service as Student Trustee. Warren is transferring to UC Berkeley


Standing Reports
Jeff O'Connell reports that KC Greenstein of the library is the faculty member of the month.

Associated Students of Ohlone College president Amit Patel reported that ASOC conducted several surveys. During the report, Patel mentioned that elections for offices in student government would be held again the following week.

President/Superintendent Gari Browning reports that Ohlone hosted a lunch for veteran students and faculty, that the school celebrated Earth Week with a variety of eco-friendly activities, and that Ohlone College's journalism students received awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference in Sacramento.


Consent Agenda
Approved April 2013 payroll warrants in the amount of $2,106,532.91

2013-2014 Advisory Committee Changes, including Newark Police Chief James Leal and Alameda County public defender Brendon D. Woods being added to the Administration of Justice advisory list.

Approval of Job Descriptions for Senior Institutional Business Analyst and Music Library Technician/Coordinator

Approved a policy that the Ohlone Community College District shall pay $800 plus a 4% increase every year for a candidate's statement for the Board in future elections.

Approved New Curriculum Recommendations in computer or multimedia-related studies.

Deactivated courses including Services Export Marketing, Gas Chromatography and Introduction to Web Services.

Approved a review of purchase orders in the amount of $439,531.99

Ratified contracts with Capitol Builders Hardware, Tri-City Physical Therapy and Applied Materials & Engineering among others in the amount of $277,259.

Construction Management Services-Gilbane Building Company in the amount of $10,000,000.

Mr. Garrett Yee, Vice Chair: Aye
Mr. Greg Bonaccorsi, Member: Aye
Mr. Kevin Bristow, Member: Abstention (left room during voting)
Ms. Teresa Cox, Member: Aye
Ms. Jan Giovannini-Hill, Member: Aye
Mr. Rich Watters, Member: Aye

To the Board for Information and/or Action
Vice President of Administrative Services Ron Little displayed presentations on various agenda items such as Education Protection Expenditure Plan, the ASOC investment fund, and the third quarter report.

Professor Alison Kuehner gave a presentation on her new course English 130-American Stories: Multicultural Autobiography & Memoirs.

Chris Wilson gave a presentation on the school's use of Measure G funds.

Students participating in the graduation ceremony will line up in Building 7, rather than Building 9 as there is more room. Also, a limit will be placed on the number of family members a student may invite.

Communications from the public
Alex Starr of the League of Women Voters praised outgoing student trustee Warren for her "general enthusiasm."

Staff members Jackie Whitehouse and Patricia Leigh-Anne Elizondo spoke to discuss the employee/employer relationship, saying that they feel Ohlone should reimburse staff for tuition and textbooks when they take a course during their tenure.

Ms. Viven Larsen, Chair: Absent
Mr. Garrett Yee, Vice Chair: Aye
Mr. Greg Bonaccorsi, Member: Aye
Mr. Kevin Bristow, Member: Aye
Ms. Teresa Cox, Member: Aye
Ms. Jan Giovannini-Hill, Member: Aye
Mr. Rich Watters, Member: Aye

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