The Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees returned for its regular meeting on Aug. 22, 2013 after a brief break in July to discuss enrollment numbers, activities planned for the year ahead and to welcome students.
Dr. Pat Schwerdtfegger, interim vice president of instructional services, told the Board that about 14,000 students were enrolled for the fall 2013 semester, which began Aug. 19. MSJC is offering about the same number of classes this fall but filling 1,000 more seats compared to the same period last year, he said.
Dr. Bill Vincent, vice president of student services, told the Board that the new no smoking policy was implemented and noted the no smoking signs around all of the campuses. Dr. Vincent also told the board that he is excited about the coming year for MSJC sports teams, especially football, women’s soccer and volleyball.
Dr. Roger Schultz, superintendent/president, reminded the Board of the Sept. 7 football home game against Santa Monica. He also advised them of the MSJC Foundation’s Jazz & Wine Fest on Oct. 25, the Scholarship Motorcycle Run on Oct. 26 and the Homecoming football game on Oct. 26. Dr. Schultz told the Board the Foundation plans to award $48,000 in scholarships on Nov. 13.
Student Trustee Nik Warren updated the Board on Relay for Life activities organized by MSJC’s Phi Theta Kappa. She said the MSJC team had plenty of participation from MSJC employees and students and that it reached the Silver level. The team dedicated their work to Sandi Uhrig, Support Specialist
for the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Beta Delta Omega, who was diagnosed with cancer. Ms. Warren presented Ms. Uhrig with a large signed postcard to support her as she recovers. Ms. Warren also presented Dr. Schultz with the team trophy.
Ms. Warren also advised the Board that she was appointed as the chief of staff for the California Community College Association of Student Trustees.
MSJC Student Trustee Nik Warren presents Sandi Uhrig, Support Specialist for the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Beta Delta Omega, with a giant signed postcard from Relay for Life and presents MSJC Superintendent/President Dr. Schultz with the team trophy during the Aug. 22, 2013 Board of Trustees meeting.