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May 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting

05/26/2020 | Media Contact: Erin Mercer | (609) 343-4923
May 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting

The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees conducted their monthly meeting Tuesday, May 26, via Zoom conference call. The following motions were approved:

                                                            Grants Activity


  • The acceptance of an additional $15,428 for the implementation of the College Readiness Now VI Project for a total grant award of $52,372 and a grant term of July 1, 2019 – August 20, 2020.
  • Submission of an application to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund - Strengthening Institutions Program CFDA Number 84.425M, and accept the allocation of $192,877 over the grant term of May 6, 2020 - May 5, 2021.
  • Submission of an application to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations Grant Program to assist institutions and organizations working in the humanities that have been affected by the Coronavirus to retain or hire humanities staff, requesting a grant of up to $30,000 over the term of 6.5 months (anticipated June 15, 2020 – December 31, 2020).
  • The application and acceptance of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act funds.
  • Submission of a planning grant application to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program requesting a grant of approximately $50,000 to develop at 5-10 year plan to revitalize Ward #1 in the City of Atlantic City.


Contracts and Purchases


  • Bid 1859 Building D & K Renovations & Roof Replacement, Chapter 12, Ogren Construction Company, Inc., Vineland, NJ, $3,730,700.00;
  • AV Equipment – H Building Renovations, Chapter 12, Troxell, Lumberton, NJ, $253,906.20;
  • To authorize the extension of the existing contract, approved by the Board of Trustees on June 23, 2015, with Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. for the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025


Personnel Matters


  • The re-appointment of Nigel Lee Collins to a temporary full-time Math instructor position for the term of one year beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021;
  • The re-appointment of Rich Perrillo to a temporary full-time Science instructor position for the term of one year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021.
  • The postponement of the previously Board-approved sabbatical for James Sacchinelli for one year, moving it from the Fall semester 2020 to the Fall semester 2021.
  • A Memorandum of Agreement with the Atlantic Cape Community College Organization of Supervisory and Administrative Personnel (ACCOSAP), Supportive Staff Association (SSAACCC) and Teachers, Librarians and Counselors (TLC).
  • Reappointed to one-year terms, effective 7/1/2020: Faculty Earning Tenure (2 individuals).


Financial Matters


  • FY20 Financial Statement for nine months ended April 30, 2020.


Other Business

  • The naming the Strudels Bake Shop in M-building in memory of Mary Mento, Hammonton’s Cake Lady.
  • The reaffirmation of Policy No. 203 Confidentiality of Student Records, with minor changes.



The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on June 23 at 6 pm and is open to the public. Log-in information for the Zoom meeting will be available on the Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule webpage by June 9.


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