Board Highlights March 2017

March 17, 2017

The Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees celebrated the completion of a bond-funded project prior to its regular meeting on March 16, 2017 and then heard reports on planning and enrollment, among other actions, during the meeting.

Trustees and members of the community gathered at MSJC’s San Jacinto Campus for the Flip the Switch event to celebrate the completion of a solar panel project funded by Measure AA. Board Chair Tom Ashley and Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz welcomed guests and provided information about Measure AA and the solar project. They were joined by a representative from Borrego Solar Systems and Brian Orlauski, interim vice president of Business Services. The solar project was started in November 2016 and finished in March 2017. The project, initially proposed to cost $2.8 million, came in under budget at $2.7 million. Other facts about the project:

  • 1.1 megawatt
  • Designed to save $5.4 million in energy costs over 25 years.
  • Comprised of 3,287 ground-mount tracker solar panels.
  • Expected to produce 2.4 million kilowatt hours of energy a year.
  • Expected to offset 1,136 metric tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to removing 225 cars from the road each year.

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During the regular board meeting, Brandon Moore, executive dean of Institutional Effectiveness, and Rebecca Teague, dean of Planning/Institutional Effectiveness/Grants, provided an update on the district’s Strategic Plan and Staffing Plan.

The board also heard an update on enrollment management from Moore, Teague and Nik Mesaris, director of Institutional Research.

The board will hold a work session on April 7, 2017 at the Temecula Higher Education Center. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for April 13 at the San Jacinto Campus and linked to the Menifee Valley Campus.

For more information: Board of Trustees​