Trustees Approve Contracts, Retirements at May Meeting

May 24, 2017

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees approved contracts and personnel matters when it met May 23 at the Cape May County Campus.

Contracts and Purchases:

--Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, services performed as part of the WorkAC program under the Atlantic County NEG Program Grant Feb. 1-June 30, 2017, not to exceed $150,145.

--U.S. Security Associates Inc., Atlantic City, contract extension through Dec. 31, 2017, $225,000.

--Delta Dental, two-year contract for employee dental insurance.

--Success Communications Group of Haddonfield, media buying services for July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.

In Grant Activity, the Board:

--Accepted a $10,000 grant from Disability Rights New Jersey to provide assistance to Atlantic Cape students with disabilities over the term of April 1-Sept. 30.

 In Personnel Matters, the Board Approved:

--The promotion of Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan of Milmay to professor of art, effective Sept. 5.

--The promotion of Rita Michalenko of Mays Landing to professor of arts/humanities, effective Sept. 5.

--The promotion of Leila Crawford of Haddon Township to associate professor of English, effective Sept. 5.

--The promotion of Amy Shelton of Mays Landing to professor of mathematics, effective Sept. 5.

--The transfer of Dr. Susan DeCicco of Mays Landing to program coordinator, Health Professions Institute.

--The notice of layoff for one support staff employee.

--Accepted the retirement of Richard Benner, effective Dec. 31. The Mays Landing resident joined the college in 1995 as an adjunct instructor, later earning the ranks of assistant professor, associate professor and professor of philosophy and religion. He also served as department chair of Arts and Humanities, co-adviser of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, chair of the Curriculum Committee and held roles with numerous other initiatives.

--Accepted the retirement of Esther Gandica of Linwood, effective Dec. 31. Gandica, senior manager of Workforce Development, joined the college in 1988 as a part-time instructor. She has also served as acting assistant director of Workshops and Training and interim senior director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

--Accepted the retirement of Al Jayne, security sergeant, effective Dec. 31. The Egg Harbor Township resident earned accolades for his assistance with numerous college events since joining Atlantic Cape in 1991.

In Other Business, the Board:

--Approved the April 2017 financial statement.

--Approved a 2 percent base salary increase effective July 1, to full-time college employees not represented in bargaining unit negotiations.

--Authorized the college president to amend the current Emergency Operation Plan and review, update and submit the college’s plan in subsequent years in accordance with New Jersey statute.

--Reaffirmed the following policy with no changes, as part of a periodic review: Policy #400-Information Technology services.

--Created an ad-hoc Marketing Board Committee.

In the President’s Report:

--Dr. Barbara Gaba provided an update on the May 18 commencement, where the college awarded 921 associate degrees with more than 3,000 people in attendance

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, at the Mays Landing Campus. All are welcome to attend.