Board Meeting Briefs August 12, 2020

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August 13, 2020 - 12:01 AM


Reports were given by Associated Students, Academic Senate, Classified Senate, Faculty Association, CSEA 262, CSEA 651, and Public Affairs. Detailed reports will be reflected in the official minutes when posted online.


Observed a moment of silence for the death of long-time adjunct Welding professor Brian Mulick on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the age of 54. For the last 22 years, Brian has taught in the Welding Department, not just providing quality instruction, but building quality relationships with his students. Brian was known to invite homeless students into his home for Thanksgiving dinners, offering them a sense of family they were missing. These students have gone on to lead successful high-paying careers in Welding. This is one instance that speaks to the caliber of Brian. Several of Brian’s former students reacted to the news of his passing by sharing their stories of their experiences with Brian. They remember Brian’s patience, his humor, his encouragement, and his advice. Brian interjected his own work experience with his teaching, helping to make the classroom and lab experience all the more valuable for his students. Based on his students’ stories, Brian was more than a teacher. He was a mentor, a coach, a cheerleader, and a friend. Brian is also an alumnus of the Mt. SAC Welding program. He was certified as a Structural Steel welder here at our original lab back in 1994. He worked as a welder, traveling throughout the state of California, building high voltage power substations for electrical utility companies. Brian was an avid deep-sea fisherman. He was also a regular attendee at the NHRA drag races held twice a year at the Pomona Fairplex. He was a collector of a wide range of reptiles and insects. Brian’s daughter, Kayla, came through the program and got certified as a Structural Steel Welder as well in 2013. Brian is survived by his daughter, his son Cole, and his wife, Page.

Observed a moment of silence for the death of former employee Ruth Lee on June 5, 2020, at the age of 71. Ruth worked helping students register for classes for almost 30 years. She spent much of her personal time volunteering at her church. She loved children and was the nursery director for several years and then directed the Bible quiz competitive team and the church’s scouting program. Ruth loved horses and dogs. Ruth and her husband Robert, who is also a Mt. SAC retiree, retired to Auburn, California. Ruth is survived by her husband Robert, her daughter, Jennifer, her son, Jason, and three grandchildren, Landon, Liam, and Lucas.
Observed a moment of silence for the death of adjunct professor Richard Ashbran on June 15, 2020, just shy of his 73rd birthday. Richard began his work with the College in February 2012 in the Business Law and Paralegal Studies department.

Observed a moment of silence for the death of retired Information Technology employee David Fillmore on June 15, 2020. Dave was assigned to the Business Division as a Computer Support Technician and began his career at Mt. SAC in September 1981 and retired in May 2010. Dave was a big fan of football, particularly USC, and his granddaughter, Harlow. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, his son, Tod, daughter, Erin, and granddaughter, Harlow.

Observed a moment of silence for the death former German professor Dr. Liette Bohler, who passed away suddenly at the age of 55 on July 4, 2020. Liette was born in Dudelange, Luxembourg. In the early part of her college years, Liette spent a year in a study abroad program which took her to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She began her pursuit of her doctorate in Germanic Literature at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and completed her studies in 1995 at UCLA. Her doctoral dissertation, “Der Mythos der Weiblichkeit im Werke Max Frischs,” (“The Feminine Mystique in the works of Max Frisch”) studied the representation of women in various works of Max Frisch, a Swiss playwright and novelist. It was later published in book form in the series “Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature,” and can be found in many university libraries. Liette began her time at Mt. SAC teaching German in August 2000 until June 2005 when she took a full-time faculty position as a Professor of German at Antelope Valley College, where she worked until her death. At AVC, she was active in the faculty union, serving as treasurer for several years and as a member of the faculty negotiating team, working for the improvement of the working conditions of faculty. Liette is survived by her husband, John Price, and daughter, Lana Bohler-Price.
Observed a moment of silence for the death of former professor Don Era after struggling many years with his health. Don began teaching German at the College in August 1995, and retired in 2004. As many do, Don continued teaching until June 2012.



Gary Nellesen, Executive Director, Facilities Planning and Management, provided the 2018 Educational and Facilities Master Plan and Measure GO Quarterly Update.

Information on Phase 1A and 1B projects is listed below:

Athletics ComplexPhase 1- The Athletics Complex, consisting of the new Hilmer Lodge Stadium and associated field house, natural grass competition and practice fields, synthetic practice field and warm-up track, and new scoreboard, is substantially complete, with commissioning efforts wrapping up and transition to operations underway.

Athletics ComplexPhase 2- The Gymnasium/Wellness/Aquatics/Heritage Hall project is funded by both state capital outlay funds and Measure GO. The construction is expected to take over two years, with transition to operations scheduled for late 2022 into 2023.

Campus Store and Instruction Offices- The Campus Store and Instruction Offices project will replace the aging Bookstore building (9A), provide much-needed additional administrative offices for the Instruction team, and construct flexible space for program growth and College services. The two-story 50,000-gross square feet (GSF) facility will be located to the south of the Student Center and to the east of the Science Complex. The second-floor Instruction offices will directly connect to the second floor of the Student Center and the "Miracle Mile" pedestrian pathway by way of an elevated pedestrian bridge. Construction start is expected in early 2022 with transition to operations in late 2023.

Continuing Education Classrooms- The Continuing Education classrooms project will construct up to 60 new classrooms at the northeast corner of parking lot H to replace legacy modular buildings that have far surpassed their useful life. Modular construction will be utilized to save both time and money. The project will include site improvements, universal access pathways, and village-like landscape and hardscape enhancements. The project schedule will be fast-tracked to meet expected classroom space requirements in Spring 2023.

Library/Learning Resources- The Library/Learning Resources project will require two separate phases. The first will construct a new Library building to the south of the Humanities building (26A-D) and east of the new Campus Store and Instruction Offices facility. The proposed project scope for the new Library will replace 39,277 assignable square foot(ASF) of space currently located in the existing Library Learning Resources Center building (6) with 64,244 ASF in the new building. The new facility will include features such as a digital/medial commons, flexible assembly and instruction space, and several outdoor seating areas. The new Library will also support an increase in collections from 83,000 to 100,000 titles, with additional flexibility to grow the collection as well as office and workspaces. The 97,595-GSF proposal is fully state supportable and will be funded by both Measure GO and state capital outlay funds in roughly equal proportions. The project schedule will depend upon approval of the FPP and state funding.

Parking Structure R- The lot R parking structure will replace surface parking that previously served the old Hilmer Lodge Stadium and adjacent athletics facilities while also providing much-needed event and overflow parking. The new structure will serve the new Stadium and Gymnasium/Wellness/Aquatics Complex in a two floor, 750-space structure. The project also provides nine new tennis courts to replace the original campus tennis facility removed in 2015 to make room for the Business and Computer Technology facilities. The lot R structure is over 80% complete with lower level parking available for public use during the Fall semester.

Parking Structure S- The lot S structure will replace surface parking south of Temple Avenue. The new facility will add over 600 spaces and will connect to the campus by way of a pedestrian bridge crossing above Temple Avenue, serving the new public Transit Center and terminating at the "Miracle Mile" pedestrian pathway just south of the Business and Computer Technology Center. Construction is currently underway with major grading and utility infrastructure activities taking place this summer. Structural concrete work will begin in the fall, with the facility ready to serve students in the Fall 2021.

Student Center- The new Student Center will be a three-level 110,000-GSF structure located in the central campus zone. The facility will provide for an extensive variety of student activities, both formal and informal, including dining, meeting, gathering, study, and event spaces. Construction will continue throughout 2021 and 2022, with transition to operations beginning in early 2023.

Technology and Health- The new Technology and Health facility will consolidate programs from six locations, including modular space, the Health Careers building, and the existing Technology buildings. Consolidating programs to one larger structure will improve efficiency and provide space in the vacated buildings for growth in other programs. The new four-level structure will be located on the site of the existing pool and supporting Athletics facilities, just south of the Business and Computer Technology Complex. The 253,866-GSF facility will primarily include specialized laboratory space, but will also provide general classrooms, offices, study rooms, and academic support space.

Temple Avenue Green Corridor- The Temple Avenue green corridor project provides pedestrian, landscape, and traffic-calming improvement along the south side of the street from Mt. SAC Way to the east edge of the Athletics Complex near the property line common with Cal Poly Pomona. The work will be managed concurrently with the construction of the new Pedestrian Bridge crossing Temple Avenue, and the new intersection on Temple Avenue that will serve both the lot S parking Structure and the public Transportation Center.


· Approved the Consent Calendar

o Pulled and approved separately the following:

§ Renewal of the Foundation for California Community Colleges Microsoft Campus Agreement with Computerland of Silicon Valley

§ 2020-21 Athletic Special Events Expenditures and Contracts

· Approved Meet-and-Confer Agreement Between the Management Employees and the Mt. San Antonio Community College District for 2019-20

· Approved Meet-and-Confer Agreement Between the Confidential Employees and the Mt. San Antonio Community College District for 2019-20

· Approved Final Project Proposal for the Library Replacement Project

· Approved Physical Education Complex - Physical Education Project Phase 2 and Heritage Hall Education Center (Bid Nos. 3320-3346)

· Approved Agreement with Tilden-Coil Constructors for Preconstruction and Construction Management Services - Physical Education Complex Project Phase 2 Gymnasium and Wellness Center


Project Name Construction Start Date Occupancy Date
Athletics Complex East (Stadium) December 2016 February 2020
Parking Structure R and Tennis Courts July 2019 October 2020
Central Campus Infrastructure May 2020 December 2020
Parking Structure S October 2019 July 2021
Temple Avenue Pedestrian Bridge December 2020 February 2022
Gymnasium/Wellness Center August 2020 December 2022
Aquatics Complex August 2020 December 2022
Heritage Hall August 2020 December 2022
Continuing Education Classrooms March 2022 February 2023
Student Center August 2020 February 2023
Campus Store/Instruction Offices March 2022 February 2024
Technology and Health December 2022 June 2024
Library November 2024 October 2026

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Dr. Manuel Baca, Rosanne Bader, Jay Chen, Gary Chow
Judy Chen Haggerty, Esq., Robert Hidalgo, Laura Santos
Maricela Vazquez Aviles, Student Trustee
Dr. William T. Scroggins, President & CEO
Sophia Ruiz, Student Trustee