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Board of Trustees Appoints Ellen Nicholson Byrne, Esq. as Chairperson and Board Approves Grants, Personnel Contracts at the November Meeting

11/30/2022 | Media Contact: David Zuba | (609) 343-4933
Atlantic Cape's Mays Landing campus

MAYS LANDING – The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees conducted their monthly meeting and annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, November 29 at the Mays Landing Campus. Ellen Nicholson Byrne, Esq., of Sea Isle City was elected Chairperson, Atlantic Cape alumnus Daniel L. Money of Rio Grande was elected as Vice-Chairperson and Atlantic Cape alumnus Dr. Robert Previti of Linwood was elected as Treasurer.

The Board also approved their regular meeting schedule for 2022-2023 and set official banking depositories.

In November’s regular meeting, the following motions were approved by the Board of Trustees:

 

Grant Activity

  • An application and, if awarded, acceptance of $60,000 over two years from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the Spotlight on Humanities in Higher Education grant program.
  • An application and, if awarded, acceptance of up to $75,000 from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education for the Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program.
  • An amendment to the Spending Plan of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V Grant).

 

Contracts and Purchases

  • A contract with Nakiyyah Newsome (“Shug’s”) to provide food items to support student food vouchers and catering for college meetings and functions at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus;
  • Bid Exempt 1016 Support and Warranty on Telephone Hardware, Hunter Technologies, Wall Township, NJ, $23,105.00;
  • Bid Exempt 1018 License Renewal and Maintenance of Security Camera System for 3-years, Vartana, Inc., San Francisco, CA, $102,843.50;
  • Bid Exempt 1019 Security and Public Safety Radio Equipment, Tactical Public Safety, West Berlin, NJ, $18,558.93;
  • Bid Exempt 1020 Salesforce Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Renewal, Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) (Grant Funded), Salesforce, Inc., San Francisco, CA, $18,028.00;
  • Bid Exempt 1021 Cloud Software Agreement for CRM for 3-years, Ellucian, Inc., Fairfax, VA, $162,213.00;
  • Bid Exempt 1022 SiteImprove Website Functionality Software Tool, SiteImprove, Inc., Bloomington, MN, $27,105.97;
  • Bid Exempt 1023 Proctoring Services, Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) - Institutional Portion (Grant Funded), Honorlock, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, $19,500.00;
  • Bid Exempt 1024 Computer Equipment for Game Design and Development Courses, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century - Perkins (Grant Funded), Ocean Computer Group, Matawan, NJ, $48,090.25;
  • Regular Quote 2236 Kitchen Equipment for Careme’s Restaurant, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century - Perkins (Grant Funded), Edward Don & Company, Mt. Holly, NJ, $20,233.36;
  • Regular Quote 2237 Elevator Repair, Repair and Replacement Funds, TEC Elevator, Marmora, NJ, $24,045.01;
  • Bid 1874 Administration Building (J) Interior Renovations, Chapter 12 Funded, Weatherby Construction & Renovation, Corp., Atlantic City, NJ, $1,144,534.60;
  • A two-year contract with Delta Dental.

 

Personnel Matters

  • An Agreement with the Academy of Culinary Arts Faculty Association (ACAFA) for the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026;
  • An Agreement with the Atlantic Cape Community College Organization of Supervisory and Administrative Personnel (ACCCOSAP) for the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026;
  • An Agreement with the Supportive Staff Association of Atlantic Cape Community College (SSAACCC) for the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026;
  • An Agreement with the Teachers/Librarians/Counselors Association (TLC), for the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026;
  • The payment of salary increases for current full-time Exempt Administrators, Department Chairs and Support personnel;
  • Increase to $740 per credit hour for adjuncts and $775 per credit hour for senior adjuncts, respectively, effective January 1, 2023;
  • The appointment of Darla Crompton, Science Lab Assistant, effective December 5, 2022;
  • The appointment of Shaniqua Moore, Security Officer I, effective December 5, 2022;
  • The appointment of Lizbeth Castro-James, Director Worthington Atlantic City Campus and Community Outreach, effective December 5, 2022;
  • The appointment of Timothy Heiler, Maintenance Mechanic II, effective December 5, 2022;
  • The appointment of Dylan Ditzel, Grounds/Labor Maintenance, effective December 5, 2022;
  • The appointment of LaToya Gibbons, Counselor I, effective December 5, 2022 (grant funded);
  • The appointment of Brooke DiLorenzo, Junior Accountant, effective December 5, 2022;
  • The appointment of Renee’ Patterson, Academic Support Specialist (Temporary), effective November 30, 2022;
  • The appointment of Rosemary Reidy, Confidential Assistant to the President, effective December 5, 2022;
  • The promotion of Laura Batchelor from Executive Director of Marketing and College Relations to Chief Marketing Officer, effective November 30, 2022;
  • The salary adjustment of Gracellen Thorstensen, Executive Assistant, Office of the President/Board of Trustees Operations and Resource Development, effective November 30, 2022;
  • The resignation of Shari Reese, Finance Specialist effective November 25, 2022;
  • The resignation of Dr. Sattik Deb, Senior Director, Enrollment and Recruitment effective December 30, 2022;
  • The retirement of William Lemons, Professor of Accounting and Business Law, effective January 1, 2023;
  • The retirement of Lydia Lehr, Associate Professor of Art, effective January 1, 2023.

 

Financial Matters

  • FY22 Draft Financial Statement for twelve months ended June 30, 2022 as of November 8, 2022;
  • FY23 Financial Statement for four months ended October 31, 2022.

 

Additional Matters

  • Honorary motion to congratulate Samantha Dangler for making the Region 19 Division III All-Region Volleyball Team and the Women's Volleyball All-GSAC Conference Team.
  • Honorary motion to congratulate Angeliza Disla for making the Women's Volleyball All-GSAC Conference Team.
  • Honorary motion to recognize the 2023 Employee of the Year, Connie Walton, Office Coordinator, Academic Resources.
  • Honorary motion to thank Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald Thornton for his many years of support to the college and its faculty, staff, and students, and wish him a retirement filled with many years of health and happiness.
  • Honorary motion to extend to Trustee Harrison Furman the Board’s appreciation for his service to the Board, the College, and its students.

 

The next meeting of the Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled for January 24, 2023 at 6 pm at the Cape May County campus.

 

 

About Atlantic Cape Community College:

Atlantic Cape is a comprehensive two-year community college serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. The college offers over 40 career, transfer, and workforce development programs to more than 6,000 students annually at three campuses in New Jersey: Atlantic City, Cape May Court House, and Mays Landing. The college boasts several courses of study, including nursing, aviation and drone technology, criminal justice, liberal arts, and the Academy of Culinary Arts, rated the no. 1 culinary school in New Jersey. Graduates can continue their education with many four-year institutions, including Rutgers University, located on the Mays Landing Campus.