BOARD OF TRUSTEES
May 24, 2010
The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Ocean County College Board of Call to Order
Trustees was called to order on Monday, May 24, 2010, by Mr. Carl V. Thulin,
Chair, at 12:40 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Administration Building on the
The announcement of public meeting was made by Mrs. Connie Bello in compliance Public Meeting
with the Open Public Meetings Act of 1975. Announcement
Those in attendance were: Mr. Carl V. Thulin, Mrs. Linda Novak, Dr. Bruce Greenfield, Attendance
Mr. Jerry Dasti, Mr. Robert Fall, Mr. Stephan Leone, Mr. Thomas Monahan, Mr. Warren
Wolf, Mr. Harvey York, Mr. Ernie Muska, Mr. Jack Sahradnik, Dr. Jon Larson, Vice
Presidents Don Doran, Tara Kelly, Richard Parrish, and Sara Winchester. In Executive
Vice President Richard Strada’s absence, Ms. Carolyn Lafferty, Assistant Vice President,
was in attendance.
The minutes of the April 26, 2010, Board of Trustees closed session and public meeting Minutes
were approved by majority vote, with Mr. Monahan and Mr. York abstaining from the Approved
Ms. Elaine Schardien introduced Ms. Charis Chambers and Mr. Robert McCombs, both Commendations/
NJ STARS students who are graduating this week and who have been accepted for ad- Presentations
mission to Cornell University for the fall semester. Ms. Chambers will be entering the
School of Hotel Administration, and Mr. McCombs will attend the College of Engineer-
Ms. Colleen Manzetti, Assistant Dean of Nursing, introduced Ms. Margaret Quinn, As-
sistant Professor of Nursing, who was recently notified that she received a $1,000
award from Rutgers University College of Nursing. Ms. Quinn is the first recipient of
The Laura J. DiClerico Award, which will be used to support her doctoral capstone re-
search project in exercise technology to combat childhood obesity.
Dr. Larson and the trustees congratulated Ms. Chambers, Mr. McCombs, and Professor
Quinn for their successes and wished them well as they move into the future.
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The Board approved, upon unanimous roll call vote, the following recommendations
from the Finance Committee: Income/
The statement of income and expenditures as of April 30, 2010, was accepted. Approved
The Board authorized an application for a maximum $75,000 grant award from Authorization
the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division on Women, for a to Apply for
Displaced Homemaker Center of Ocean County on campus for the purpose of Displaced
providing services to meet the needs of displaced homemakers to foster the de- Homemaker
velopment of career and job skills so clients and their families will become eco- Center Grant
nomically self-sufficient. Funding period: July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011.
Project manager: Ms. Susan Ebeling-Witte, Community Services Specialist.
The following contracts were awarded: Contracts
A maximum of $13,120 to Indoor Air Technologies, Victor, New York, for
duct cleaning in the Administration Building.
A maximum of $300,000 to Statewide Hi-Way, Allenhurst, New Jersey, for
the first year of a two-year agreement for electrical service maintenance and
A maximum of $992,000 to Santorini Construction, Neptune, New Jersey,
for renovations to the Information Technology Building.
A maximum of $250,000 to PIP Printing, Brick, New Jersey, for the second
year of a two-year agreement for campus-wide copy services.
Resolutions were adopted to award the following contracts:
A maximum of $34,458.50 to Wimba People Teach People, New York, New Resolutions
York, for the purchase of educational services for a Wimba classroom and Adopted for
voice tools for a live virtual learning environment. Contract Awards
For educational services for the following Continuing and Professional Edu-
cation course offerings:
A maximum of $20,000 to Super Science Program for Kids, Hackettstown,
A maximum of $24,000 to W.I.T.S. Fitness and Training, Inc., Tinton
Falls, New Jersey.
A maximum of $69,505.21 to Bellia Office Furniture, Inc., Woodbury, New
Jersey, for the purchase of furniture for the Arts and Community Center.
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A maximum of $37,390.50 to Dimension Data, Charlotte, North Carolina, for
the purchase of emergency telephones and communications express licenses.
A maximum of $737,486.77 to United Water Toms River, Toms River, New
Jersey, for the installation of a water main system for the Gateway Building.
A maximum of $20,000 to Turtle and Hughes, Plainfield, New Jersey, for the
purchase of lighting supplies, bulbs, and ballasts for the Facilities Management
The following contracts were amended: Contracts
An additional $54,152, for a maximum total of $2,014,152, to SunGard Educa-
tion Managed Services, Inc., Maitland, Florida, for an inflation adjustment for
FY 2010 (contract originally awarded at the December 7, 2009, Board meeting).
An additional $15,000, for a maximum total of $44,400, to EAM Associates,
Wall, New Jersey, for “New Green Job” training certificates to be awarded
through the Continuing and Professional Education Program (contract originally
awarded at the March 22, 2010, Board meeting).
An additional $4,729, for a maximum total of $212,579, to Monmouth-Ocean
Hospital Services Corporation, Neptune, New Jersey, for Healthcare Provider
CPR and Paramedic ALCS classes offered through the Continuing and Profes-
sional Education Program (contract originally awarded at the July 27, 2009,
An additional $15,000, for a maximum total of $51,346.04, to Ribbons Ex-
press, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, for additional toner cartridges for campus-
wide copiers (contract originally awarded at the June 22, 2009, Board meeting).
An additional $4,106, for a maximum total of $28,106, to W.I.T.S. Fitness and
Training, Inc., Tinton Falls, New Jersey, for Personal Fitness Training classes
offered through the Continuing and Professional Education Program (contract
originally awarded at the July 27, 2009, Board meeting).
An additional $20,000, for a maximum total of $55,000, to Spruce Industries,
Garwood, New Jersey, for the purchase of additional custodial supplies (con-
tract originally awarded at the September 21, 2009, Board meeting).
An additional $20,000, for a maximum total of $37,500, to York International
Corporation, Blackwood, New Jersey, for additional time and materials needed
for installation of a chiller in the Science Building and service on the chillers in
the Science, Instructional, and Administration Buildings (contract originally
awarded at the June 22, 2009, Board meeting).
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An additional $829, for a maximum total of $2,250,916.50, to Santorini Con-
struction, Inc., Neptune, New Jersey, for a change order for fire pump room
work and a larger column cover as part of the renovations to the Planetarium
(contract originally awarded at the June 22, 2009, Board meeting).
An additional $6,875, for a maximum total of $138,259, to JRD Construction,
Inc., Farmingdale, New Jersey, for the installation of data systems and a new
storage room door as part of the renovations to the Purchasing Office (contract
originally awarded at the March 22, 2010, Board meeting).
An additional $17,594.50, for a maximum total of $177,275.75, to Marlin Con-
struction, Jackson, New Jersey, for the installation of trench drain and replace-
ment of deteriorated asphalt pavement as part of the Facilities Building parking
lot expansion (contract originally awarded at the February 22, 2010, Board
An additional $5,255.50, for a maximum total of $868,591.20, to Hall Building
Corporation, Farmingdale, New Jersey, for a change order to replace outside
light fixtures and new restroom fixtures and sinks as part of the additions to the
Facilities Building (contract originally awarded at the June 22, 2009, Board
An additional $128,056, for a maximum total of $4,155,135, to Gingerelli
Brothers, Inc., Toms River, New Jersey, for a change order to provide software,
relocate fixtures, roof replacement, and modifications to the ticket booth and
HVAC as part of the renovation to the Arts and Community Center (contract
originally awarded at the June 22, 2009, Board meeting).
An additional $16,900, for a maximum total of $84,800, to Brinjac Engineering,
Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, due to project completion delays, general con-
tractor changes, additional meetings, and equipment not on site for performance
verification as part of the professional commissioning for the HVAC in the Arts
and Community Center (contract originally awarded at the February 27, 2006,
An additional $13,223, for a maximum total of $10,525,543, to Tormee Con-
struction, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, for a change order to correct a drainage
problem as part of the construction of the John C. Bartlett, Jr., Hall (contract
originally awarded at the May 27, 2008, Board meeting).
An additional $20,000, for a maximum total of $40,000, to Jewel Electric
Supply, Jersey City, New Jersey, for miscellaneous lighting supplies, bulbs,
and ballasts for the Facilities Management Department (contract originally
awarded at the June 22, 2009, Board meeting).
An additional $175,000, for a maximum total of $375,000, to Sibona Group,
Manahawkin, New Jersey, for Information Technology Building and Nursing
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Building renovations as part of the professional architectural services on mis-
cellaneous campus projects (contract originally awarded at the December 1,
2008, Board meeting).
All bids received for the purchase of equipment for the Combined Heat and Power Bids Rejected
Plant Project were rejected due to being over the amount budgeted for the project.
Bylaw, Policy, and Curriculum Committee
Upon the recommendation of the Bylaw, Policy, and Curriculum Committee, the
Board unanimously approved the following upon roll call vote:
The following items, as accepted by the College Senate at its meetings on April 21 College Senate
and May 5, 2010, were approved: Items Approved
Revised College Senate Bylaws
COMM 290, Communications Internship
EDUC 290, Education Internship
ENGR 221, Engineering Statics
ENGR 251, Electrical Engineering I
ENGR 290, Engineering Internship
HEHP 290, Health and Human Performance Internship
INTR 290, Internship
NURS 174, Nutrition
NURS 176, Nursing II
NURS 273, Nursing III
NURS 274, Nursing IV
Visual Communications Certificate of Proficiency
Teaching Assistant/Child Care Certificate of Proficiency
Group Teacher Certificate of Completion
A.A.S. in Visual Communications Technology – Computer Graphics Option
A.A.S. in Visual Communications Technology – Digital Photo Option
A.A.S. in Visual Communications Technology – Electronic Media Option
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The Board rescinded Policy #3106, Personnel, Administration, Faculty Evaluation Policy #3106
of the President, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Academic Deans. Rescinded
Buildings and Grounds Committee
Dr. Parrish and Mrs. Novak reviewed the status of some of the many capital projects on
Work on both the Arts and Community Center and the Planetarium is nearing comple-
tion, and the buildings are spectacular. It is anticipated that both of these facilities will
attract many individuals and groups to the campus.
The County was acknowledged for their ongoing assistance with road and parking
lot projects on campus.
Progress on the new Gateway Building is moving according to plan, and bid proposals
will be requested in a few weeks.
Faculty and staff have made outstanding contributions to the architects who are design-
ing the College Center renovation and expansion.
Mrs. Novak congratulated Dr. Parrish and his team for the very efficient work they do in
managing all of the projects on campus.
Upon unanimous roll call vote, the Facilities Engineering and Operations Status Report Engineering
for April 30, 2010, was accepted. Report Accepted
Upon unanimous roll call vote, the Personnel Report, as amended, was approved by Personnel Report
the Personnel Committee. Approved
Ms. Janet Hubbs, Assistant to the President for Institutional Quality, reported that today, President’s
on the first day of the five-, ten-, and twelve-week summer sessions, student enrollment Report
is up 11.7 percent and credit hours are up 11.9 percent.
Ms. Hubbs also shared the recently printed Ocean County College 2010-2015 Strategic
Plan, a tri-fold publication that is the end result of a comprehensive year-long, college-
wide effort. This document reflects the College’s Mission Statement with 32 new goals
that stress the strategic priorities of each division for the next five years.
Dr. Larson and Mr. Thulin expressed their appreciation to Ms. Hubbs for her leadership
in producing such an excellent publication.
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The new Alumni Rewards Program was described by Ms. Gina Suriano, Director of
Resource Development, and Rewards cards were distributed to trustees. The College
is collaborating with local, regional, and national businesses to provide OCC alumni,
Academy for Lifelong Learning participants, and all full-time OCC personnel to take
advantage of a wide array of benefits.
A recent article in Campus Technology indicated that only 16 percent of all community
colleges have high-speed broadband connectivity. Mr. Chip Stoll, Chief Information
Officer, SunGard Higher Education, updated the trustees on the continuous advance-
ments made possible through the partnership with SunGard, which keep the College on
the cutting edge of technology in software and services for an integrated digital campus.
OCC’s partnership with SunGard has been expanded to include grants management. Sig-
nificant progress is being realized as a result of this relationship.
A new College media campaign is being introduced next week, “Get Smart, Save Money,”
that will be played on the radio and television, included in newspapers, and posted on
billboards. Appreciation was expressed to the staff of College Relations for this new
Mr. Olsen presented the impressive LEED Silver Certification award received from the
U.S. Green Building Council for the John C. Bartlett, Jr., Hall. OCC is one of only a
very few higher education institutions to achieve this level of certification.
Dr. Larson reported that Mr. Dave Wolfe, Special Assistant to the President and New
Jersey Assemblyman, is being honored as a recipient of this year’s New Jersey Council
of County Colleges Legislative Excellence Award at the Trustee Conference on June 21,
at the Lafayette Yard Marriott Hotel in Trenton. This award recognizes Mr. Wolfe’s
efforts as a Community College Ambassador in the Legislature and his strong support
of the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Rewards Scholarship (NJ STARS) program.
Upon unanimous roll call vote, a resolution was adopted to provide for a closed meet- Resolution
ing to be held on Monday, June 28, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of discussing Adopted for
personnel action, collective bargaining, and pending and anticipated litigation. Closed Meeting –
June 28, 2010
The following meetings were scheduled:
Friday, June 4, 2010 12:00 noon Retreat/Meeting Scheduled
Monday, June 28, 2010 9:30 a.m. Finance Committee
10:15 a.m. Buildings and Grounds Committee
10:00 a.m. Bylaw, Policy, and Curriculum
Committee (As Needed)
10:30 a.m. Personnel Committee
12:30 p.m. Regular Public Meeting
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With no additional comments from the trustees or the public, the meeting adjourned Adjournment
at 1:45 p.m.
Bruce Greenfield, Ed.D.