Minutes: Oct. 6, 2016

Minutes of the October 6, 2016, meeting
of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors

Attending: President Patricia Stark, Santa Barbara City College; President-elect Judy House, College of the Sequoias, Visalia; Southern California Rep Patrick Schmiedt, Citrus College, Glendora; Northern California Faculty Rep Cindy McGrath, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg; Student State President Laura Tapia, Riverside City College; Student Northern California Rep Michaela Payne, City College of San Francisco; Communications Director Alicia Edquist, Cerritos College, Norwalk; Industry Rep Jorge Medina; CNPA Services Inc. Administrator Joe Wirt. Absent: Student Southern California Rep Evan Solano, Citrus College, Glendora. Vacancy: Four-year Rep.

Stark called the meeting to order at 4:33 p.m. and asked for approval of the minutes of the Sept. 1 meeting. House corrected the minutes to indicate that she is now president-elect. Tapia moved; House seconded; motion passed.

Edquist and Schmiedt updated directors on plans for the SoCal regional conference Oct. 29 at Cerritos College in Norwalk. Presentation details and logistics were being finalized. They coordinated for the sharing of program files with Cindy McGrath, who was finalizing preparation for the NorCal regional conference on Oct. 15 at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. Both conference programs will be printed by campus printing services.

McGrath updated directors on her work toward creating awards certificates and coordinating files and plaques for NorCal and SoCal. She also said that the state contest site would be ready for entries in November.

Stark told the board about some outreach work she had done on behalf of a member college. She also mentioned a potential hosting opportunity for SoCal 2017 with Chapman University.

McGrath, who is the board’s liaison on the hotel renegotiation project, reviewed a memo from consultant Timi Poeppelman. The memo outlined different options and approaches for extending contracts. The board directed the Finance Committee to meet to provide guidance to Poeppelman on how to proceed.

Stark said the next meeting would be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. With no further business to discuss, she ended the meeting at 5:59 p.m.

–Respectfully submitted by Joe Wirt, CNPA Services Inc.

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