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Board or Trustees Elects Officers for 2011-2012

November 28, 2011

 Robert Boyer of Villas was elected chairperson, David Evans of Galloway was re-elected vice chairperson and Maria Torres of Mays Landing was again named treasurer, when the board held its annual reorganization meeting. Boyer is executive vice president/chief operating officer at Cape Bank.  Evans is a Galloway Public Schools educator and Torres is a retired guidance counselor who serves on the board of the New Jersey’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority. BettyAnn Inloes Hines of Laureldale was reappointed board secretary.  Their terms run until November 2012.

Chairman Boyer thanked outgoing chairman Nicholas Talvacchia, Esq., of Margate for his leadership of the board.  “He did an excellent job keeping the board focused on the quality things the community college has to offer the community,” Boyer said.  As did Talvacchia, Boyer said he will implement best practices for the board of trustees. 

Board members also approved their regular meeting date—the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.—and set official banking depositories.

In Personnel Action:

The board made these appointments, all effective Nov. 23:

--Robert Fischer of Ocean City, financial aid specialist.

--Maria Giordano of Marmora, financial aid assistant.

--Kimberly Weber of Egg Harbor City, clerk, receiving and central stores.

The Board Approved These Contracts and Services:

--Removal and replacement of M-building hot water boiler, Industrial Boiler, Vineland, $87,756.

--Hardware and software support for IBM Account Advocate, three-year contract, American Digital Corp., Arlington Heights, Ill., $156,503.

--Software license renewal, Microsoft Campus, EnPoint Technologies, Gardenia, Calif., $44,406.

--Ethernet wide area network services, three-year contract, plus monthly federal surcharges, Comcast Business Communications, Chalfont, Pa., $324,000.

Non-bid awards were authorized for these food service vendors with which the college expects to spend more than $17,500 during FY’12: B.F. Mazzeo Fruit and Produce, Northfield; Sysco Food Service of Philadelphia; Rastelli Seafood of Egg Harbor City; US Food Service of Bridgeport; Ashley Foods of Philadelphia; and JJ Foods of Sewell.

In Other Business, the Board:

--Approved the Oct. 31, 2011, financial statement.

--Approved an agreement and mortgage with the Economic Development Administration as required as part of that agency’s $2 million award to the college for the construction of the Technology Studies Institute within the STEM building.

--Acknowledged the college’s execution of statute N.J. First Act Compliance and Exemption Reports with Schedule A and the filing of amended exemption reports with the state.

--Held a second reading on a policy on involuntary withdrawal, relating to the college’s ability to remove a student from the campus community in the event a student’s behavior is determined to pose a threat to self or others or encroaches upon the orderly functioning of Atlantic Cape. The policy is set to appear on the December agenda.

--Okayed the college’s application to the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development for a Competitive Literacy Training Grant for about $150,000.  The grant, in partnership with the Casino Literacy Training Consortium, would run Dec. 1, 2011-Dec. 1, 2012.

--Approved opening a flex spending account at Ocean City Home Bank as required under the college’s new Cafeteria Plan/Flexible Spending Account program for employees.

--Agreed to drop the communication option, liberal arts, effective in Spring, 2012.  The option is no longer needed since the college now offers an Associate in Arts degree in Communication.

--Tabled a resolution for an inter-agency agreement between the college and the South Jersey Economic Development District, Inc., in Millville for contract management for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building project.

In the President’s Report:

--Dr. Peter Mora reported on a recent meeting he and other college administrators hosted with Tom Gilbert, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s tourism district commander of public safety. They discussed collaboration on public safety as well as the college offering customer service training to businesses in the district.  The Worthington Atlantic City Campus lies within the tourism district.

--Dr. Mora said he had been elected to serve on the N.J. Council of County College’s executive committee and to serve as vice chairperson of the group’s President’s Council.  He was also named to serve as vice chair of the N.J. President’s Council’s Campus Safety Committee, working to ensure Atlantic Cape’s public safety efforts dovetail with state and sector-wide initiatives.

--Chairman Boyer credited the college and its Information Technology staff for their work and level of expertise in providing a recent live feed from Lafayette College to the Cape May County Campus of a speech by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Mays Landing Campus, J-202.  All are welcome to attend.