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March 2021 Board of Trustees Meeting

03/24/2021 | Media Contact: Erin Mercer | (609) 343-4923
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The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees conducted their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 23, via Zoom conference call. The Board approved the following actions:
 
Grants Activity
  • The acceptance of an additional $351,878 for a total allocation of $546,579 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund - Strengthening Institutions Program over the grant term of May 29, 2020 - May 29, 2021.
  • The submission of an application to the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) for the Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program, and, if awarded, to accept an allocation for a grant of up to $100,000 over the anticipated term of April 2021 through September 30, 2023.
  • The submission of an application to the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) for the Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grant, and, if awarded, to accept a grant allocation of up to $1 million for a grant term through September 30, 2023.
  • The submission of an application, with Stockton University as a partner, to the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) and the New Jersey Economic Development Administration (NJEDA) for the New Jersey Offshore Wind Safety Training Challenge, and, if awarded, to accept an allocation of up to $3 million with a grant term of July 1, 2021 – December 21, 2022, to establish a Global Wind Organization (GWO) certified Basic Safety and Sea Survival Training program and supporting facilities in our counties.
  • The acceptance of an allocation of $492,778 from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) for a workforce-training program titled "Atlantic City Works" that will deliver training to Atlantic City residents and employees of Atlantic City casinos, focused on Foundations for Success (Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language); Certification and Credential Programs; and Incumbent Worker Training programs, over a term of one year (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022).
 
Contracts and Purchases 
  • Bid Exempt 896 CampusGroups Student Engagement Platform, CARES HEERF - Institutional Portion (Grant Funded), Novalsys, New York, NY, $36,062.00.
  • Bid Exempt 897 Emergency Repairs to Mays Landing Campus Library, Chapter 12 Funds, Mazza's Furniture & Carpet, Blue Anchor, NJ, Retroactive to March 10, 2021, $22,958.28.
  • Submittal of the renovations list and upgrades for funding from the Chapter 12 FY 2022 allocation at a sum not to exceed $4,807,000.
 
 
Academic Affairs
  • The termination of the Performing Arts Option in Liberal Arts, A.A. degree effective Fall 2021.
  • The offering the Cybersecurity Option in Computer Systems Support, A.A.S. effective Fall 2021.
 
Personnel Matters
  • The appointment of Monica Gotwals, Housekeeper I, effective March 24, 2021
  • The appointment of Alexandra Ho-Ramirez, Housekeeper 1, effective March 24, 2021
  • The appointment of Jerome Ingram, Enrollment Navigator, effective March 24, 2021
  • The promotion of Michelle Perkins, Director, Instructional Technology, effective March 24, 2021
  • The promotion of Nicole Thompson, Advertising and Media Coordinator promoted to Advertising and Media Manager, effective March 24, 2021
  • The extension of appointment of Shara Deberry as temporary full-time Instructional Technology Program Coordinator through December 31, 2021 [Grant Funded]
 
Financial Matters
  • Approved the draft of its annual financial report for the year ended June 30, 2020.
  • Accepted the FY20 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), conducted
by Bowman & Company LLP. The audit firm issued "an unmodified or 'clean' opinion for the financial statements," and there were no audit findings.
  • Acceptance of FY21 Financial Statement for eight months ended February 28, 2021.
  • Approved the FY 2021-2022 revenue budget contingent on the Board of School Estimate approval of county appropriations of $8,621,346 for the college's fiscal year 2021-2022.
  • The FY2022 Tuition and Fee Schedule with no increase in per-credit tuition and fee rates.
 
Policies and Procedures
  • The elimination of the following Board policies as they will be reclassified as Facilities Department policies with minor revisions for accuracy and clarity:
    • Policy No. 901 Classification of Services;
    • Policy No. 905 Energy Conservation;
    • Policy No. 910 Recycling Policy;
    • Policy No. 911 Roof Access.
  • The elimination of Board Policy No. 912 Sign and Poster Placement will be reclassified as a Facilities Department Procedure No. 900.8 with minor revisions for accuracy and clarity.
  • The elimination of the following Board policies as they are operational and redundant to other college policies and resources:
    • Policy No. 904 Bicycles;
    • Policy No. 907 Occupant's Responsibilities;
    • Policy No. 919 Uniforms and Equipment.
 
Other Business
  • An honorary resolution to recognize April 2021 as Community College Month.
  • An honorary resolution to recognize the legacy of former Trustee Mrs. Lynn Kramer and extend to her family and friends the Board's sincere condolences.
 
The next meeting of the Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled for April 27, 2021, at 6 pm via Zoom conference call.