Board Meeting Briefs September 9, 2020

Live streamed feed of board meeting

September 10, 2020 - 12:01 AM


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

  • Observed a moment of silence for retired Psychology Professor George Martin on August 27, 2020, at the age of 80, after battling cancer for nine years. George was part of the Mt. SAC family for 50 years. He retired in 2003, after 33 years of service, when his grandson Bobby and his eldest daughter Jeni passed unexpectedly. A year after their death, he returned to Mt. SAC as an Adjunct Psychology Professor. George was continually seeking new ways of presenting educational material due to his prior experience. Prior to Mt. SAC, he worked as a training analyst where his team successfully developed the first computer-assisted, computer-managed, self-paced individual educational system for training LAPD recruits. He attended UCLA, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He received his M.A. in Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles  and his M.S. in Counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He was born in Los Angeles on May 8, 1940. He enjoyed his grandsons T.J. and Bobby and granddaughter Trysten. George was married to Kathy Laub for 20 years. He leaves behind his wife; his daughter Kim; grandchildren TJ, Trysten, and Bobby; his sister Midge; brother Pat; son-in-law Rowen; and many dear friends. George will be missed by those that knew him.



 Permanent New Hires

 Classified Employees

  • Luis Jocobo Manriquez, Coordinator, Project/Program (Upward Bound)
  • Cathy Stute, Senior Research Analyst (Research and Institutional Effectiveness)

Academic Employees

  • Julie Cortez, Professor, ACCESS-Writing Support Emphasis (Accessibility Resources)
  • Sonia Ortega, Professor, English as a Second Language (English as a Second Language)
  • Richard Genovese, Professor, Fire Technology (Public Safety Programs)

2020 VOICES College Champion Awards

  • Torch Bearer Award:  Daniel Cantrell
  • Burning Bright Award:  Hugo Aguilera and Faculty Center for Learning Technology
  • Eternal Flame Award:  Craig Petersen

  • Approved the Consent Calendar
  • Ratified a Renewal Agreement with Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs for General Liability/Property Program Renewal
  • Approved Title V – Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Grant: Authorization of Acceptance of Funds, Contract with Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement, and Purchases


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