Board Highlights March 2015

March 13, 2015

During its regular meeting on March 12, 2015, the Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees approved allowing the district to issue its first series of general obligation bonds under Measure AA. The board also approved two companies to serve as consultants on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance for proposed improvements on the San Jacinto and Menifee Valley Campuses.

The board approved a resolution to authorize the issuance of $75 million in general obligation bonds under Measure AA. The facilities measure was approved by voters in November 2014.

The board selected Dudek of Riverside to consult on CEQA regulations and industry guidelines on the San Jacinto Campus. PlaceWorks, with an office in Ontario, will serve in the same capacity on the Menifee Valley Campus. Dudek and PlaceWorks were selected from a field of six companies that responded to requests for proposals. The two companies will provide a work product that will help MSJC strictly comply with CEQA requirements and the board will be asked to approve any project that is $25,000 or higher.

In other matters, the Board:

  • Discussed the questions it will have for candidates who apply for the vacant seat in Trustee Area 1 and decided on a process for selection. The board will interview the candidates during a special meeting on March 26, 2015.  Learn more at 
  • Heard a report on “Room Utilization” from Dr. Patrick Schwerdtfeger, interim Vice President of Instruction; Brandon Moore, interim Dean of Instruction, Math & Science; Micah Orloff, interim Dean of Academic Computing, Technology & Distance Education; and Nik Mesaris, interim Director of Research.
  • Received a report on the First Principal Apportionment from interim Dean of Business Services Julie Venable and Gail Jensen, interim Director of Budget and Accounting.

Upcoming meetings:

Special Board meeting for selection of new Trustee at 3:30 p.m. March 26, 2015 at the San Jacinto Campus, Room 200 and linked to Room 851 at the Menifee Valley Campus.

Regular Board meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2015 at the San Jacinto Campus, Room 200 and linked to Room 851 at the Menifee Valley Campus.