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Trustees Approve Personnel Resolutions, Purchases

March 27, 2013

 Atlantic Cape Community College trustees approved personnel and purchasing resolutions when they met in regular session March 26 at the college’s Worthington Atlantic City Campus (WACC).

The board approved four resolutions reassigning staff and changing titles, following WACC, Cape May County Campus and resource development operations reorganizations. The changes take effect April 1.

Reassignment: Patricia Gandy from administrative secretary, WACC and community affairs, to office coordinator, CMCC support services.

Title changes: Torrina Bennett-Michael from director, community and cultural affairs, to director, community and alumni development, and Dr. Richard Perniciaro, from dean, WACC, community affairs, facilities, planning and research, to dean, facilities, planning, research and WACC operations.

 Title change and salary adjustment: Maria Kellett, from director, major gifts, to director, resource development.

An omission to the annual reappointment resolution passed in February was corrected with the addition of Russell Waugh, director, facilities management.

Sandra Morris To Retire; Emerita Status Granted To Judith Matsunobu

Trustees approved retirement for Sandra Morris, Mays Landing, enrollment services assistant, effective Aug. 31. A college employee since 1988, Sandra served as the college’s primary student record keeper, including transcripts. Her supervisor, Heather Peterson, said, “Sandy strives for perfection. She is meticulous with detail in her job duties.” During her time with the college, she was recognized with numerous Perfect Attendance awards.

The board granted emerita status to Judith Matsunobu, Mays Landing, professor of English, developmental writing and English as a Second Language, who served Atlantic Cape in a loyal and professional manner for 31 years from 1974 until her retirement in 2005.

Contracts and Purchases:

--Wood burning oven, Marine Wood Heat Company, Skowhegan, Maine, $36,503. The Academy of Culinary Arts will use the outdoor oven in its baking and pastry degree program to bake artisan breads, pizzas and cookies.

--Fire hydrant replacements, Garrison Enterprise, Vineland, $32,636.

--Strategic advising and capacity for grant submissions, 12-month contract, Hanover Research, Charlottesville, Va., $30,000.

In Other Business, the Board:

--Approved the Feb. 28, 2013, financial statement.

--Accepted the $722,977 FY’13 Perkins Grant and approved the FY’13 Perkins Grant Spending Plan amended application.

In the President’s Report:

--Trustees Helen Walsh and Andrew Melchiorre spoke about the recent Board of School Estimate meeting with Atlantic and Cape May County officials. At the meeting, county officials approved $8,572,942 in appropriations to support the college’s FY’14 budget. Trustee Walsh said, “Both counties are positive about what they see at Atlantic Cape Community College.”

 --Dr. Patricia Gentile, dean, continuing education, resource development and Cape May County Campus operations, spoke about the 30th Annual Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala held March 14 at Bally’s. The Camelot-themed event netted about $145,000 and hosted some 1,000 attendees. She thanked trustees and event sponsors for their support.

--Dr. Gentile also reported on the recent “Aging Out of Foster Care” program hosted by the college. The event, which has grown steadily in its three years, educates young people who are “aging out” of the foster care system about their legal options as well as opportunities for education, employment and military service. This year’s event attracted 80 students. For its efforts to develop the program, Atlantic Cape recently was recognized with the CASA 2013 Community Partner of the Year Award.

--Dr. Mora reported on the Community College Ambassador Day held March 21 in Trenton. College presidents, trustees, NJ STARS students and counselors attended the event and met with legislators from their districts.

--Dr. Perniciaro was a recent guest on the Atlantic County Report, hosted by Howard Kyle, Atlantic County chief of staff. He spoke about the affordability of two-year college tuition and provided an overview of Atlantic Cape’s capital projects.

--Therese Budd, dean of administration and business services, reported on the college’s recent submission of seven grant applications for capital funding projects. She credited a “college-wide effort” in completing the grants in a six-week period. If successful, the college will receive $13.3 million in funding for new capital projects. The college will learn the results of the grant applications in late May.

--Chairperson David Evans commended Deans Gentile and Budd for their work and that of their teams on the Gala and grant applications, respectively.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, at the Cape May County Campus. All are invited to attend.