Chancellor’s Newsletter – January 2019

YCCD Trustees Take Oath of Office

At the YCCD Annual Organizational Meeting held on December 20, 2018, re-elected trustees were sworn into office and new officers were elected for 2019.Board President Pasquale administers the Oath of Office to re-elected Trustees Wheeler and Teagarden

Mr. Richard “Ric” Teagarden, who represents Trustee Area 1 which includes a portion of Yuba, Sutter, Butter, and Placer counties and Mr. David Wheeler, who represents Trustee Area 3 which includes a portion of Sutter County, were sworn into office by Trustee Michael Pasquale.

Mr. Teagarden retired in 2010 as the Superintendent of Yuba County Office of Education where he had served since 1994.  Prior to that appointment, Mr. Teagarden was a principal and teacher in the Marysville Joint Unified School District.  He is a graduate of Marysville High School and Yuba College; his under graduate degree and his Master’s Degree in Public School Administration is from North Texas State University.

Re-elected Trustees Wheeler and Teagarden shake handsMr. David Wheeler was first elected to the Board in 2010 and is a graduate of Yuba City High School and Yuba College.  His undergraduate and Master’s Degree is from San Francisco State University in Theater Arts.  From 1976 until his retirement in 2010, Mr. Wheeler was a professor of Theatre Arts & Film Studies at Yuba College.  During his tenure he directed over 125 major productions, and received numerous awards including the first Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Award for Excellence in Theatre Education.

Dr. Jesse Ortiz, elected in the November 6, 2018 election as the Trustee for Area 5, will take the oath of office at the January 10, 2019 Regular meeting of the Governing Board.

Newly elected YCCD Board of Trustee Officers for 2019:
Trustee Ric Teagarden, President
Trustee David Wheeler, Vice President
Trustee Susan Alves, Clerk

YCCD Board Honors Outgoing Trustee

The YCCD Governing Board honored outgoing Trustee Gary Sandy on December 20 with a cake reception, Board adopted Resolution and a plaque of appreciation for his eight years of dedicated service to the Yuba Community College District, faculty, students, administration and community.  Mr. Sandy served as the Trustee of Area Five from December 2010 until December 2018.  He was elected in June 2018 as the County Supervisor for District Three of Yolo County.President Teagarden presents outgoing Trustee Gary Sandy with a Board Resolution

During his time on the Board, Mr. Sandy was elected twice as the President of the YCCD Governing Board, served on the Board’s Finance and Facilities/Audit Committees, and the Advisory Committee on Legislation for the Community College League of California.  As a member of the YCCD Board of Trustees, Mr. Sandy has championed the creation of a new greenhouse on the Woodland Community College (WCC) campus, improved services for students and employees, and continues to advocate for the completion of a new building for WCC.  He was also involved with the YCCD Foundation, contributing his time and effort as a liaison for the WCC Foundation, emceeing the annual WCC Founders’ Day Dinner, recognizing those who made significant contributions to the evolution and success of WCC.
Chancellor Douglas Houston presents outgoing Trustee Gary Sandy with a plaque of appreciation
The Governing Board commends and honors Mr. Gary Sandy for his years of service to the Yuba Community College District Governing Board and his significant contributions over the course of his service to students and the community, and wishes him success in new endeavors.




CSU Chico Visits Yuba College

Chancellor Houston and Yuba College President, Dr. Javaheripour, hosted a lunch on December 20th for CSU, Chico President Dr. Gayle Hutchinson and Provost Dr. Debra Larson.  The luncheon was followed by a tour of Yuba Colleges’ Career Technical Education (CTE) and Manufacturing areas and included preliminary discussions regarding Guided Pathways and the prospect of aligning Yuba College program requirements with those of CSU, Chico.

Legislative Update

Bills of Interest

The Legislature returned on January 7th to begin work in the 2019-20 Legislative session.  The Assembly Speaker and the Senate pro Tem have made committee chair, vice chair and member announcements.  Connie Leyva takes over as chair of the Senate Education Committee and Richard Roth takes over as chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance.  On the Assembly side, the chairs of the committees of interest remain the same.

Governor Newsom will release his budget this week on or before January 10th.  It was announced that a second year of the College Promise (free community college) will be included in the budget proposal.  Governor Newsom named Keely Bosler as his Director of the Department of Finance.  Bosler has served as the acting director since the previous director, Michael Cohen, left late last year.

Prior to leaving office, Governor Brown appointed Kevin J. Holl of San Francisco to the Board of Governors for the California Community Colleges.  The appointment requires Senate confirmation.  Holl has been a partner at Gordon-Creed, Kelley, Holl & Sugarman, LLP since 1996.  He is president of the Archbishop Riordan High School Alumni Board and is a member of the Archbishop Riordan High School Board of Trustees and Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Citizen Advisory Board.  He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law.

  • AB 2 (Santiago) – This bill provides a second year of the California Community College Promise authorizing community colleges to buy out a second year of fees for all full-time students that complete the FASFA or the California Dream Application.
  • AB 6 (Reyes) – This bill would establish in the Department of Education the Office of Early Childhood Education in order to ensure a holistic implementation of early childhood education programs and universal preschool. The bill would require the office to have specified responsibilities, including the responsibility of coordinating services with the State Department of Social Services and the California Health and Human Services Agency, to ensure that social and health services are provided to children in early childhood education programs and to identify families eligible for early childhood education financial assistance.
  • AB 30 (Holden) – This bill would make a number of changes to dual enrollment College and Career Access Pathways partnership agreements as well as eliminate the sunset date of January 1, 2022 on the program. Changes that the bill would make include:
    • Eliminate the requirement that the dual enrollment partnership agreement be presented as an informational item once prior to being heard as an action item at a subsequent hearing.
    • Allow for units completed in a CCAP partnership agreement to count towards determining a pupil’s registration priority for enrollment and course registration at a community college.
    • Require a plan to ensure that a CC course offered for college credit at the partnering high school campus does not reduce access to the same course offered at the partnering CC campus, a CC course that is oversubscribed or has a waiting list shall not be offered in the CCAP partnership, and pupils participating in a CCP partnership will not lead to enrollment displacement of otherwise eligible adults in the CC.
    • Move up the required report from the State Chancellor’s Office from January 1, 2021 to January 1, 2020 and every five years after.
    • Allow student participating in the CCAP program to complete one application for the duration of their attendance at a community college as a special part-time student participating in a CCAP partnership agreement.
  • AB 48 (O’Donnell) – This bill states the intent of the Legislature to place a K-14 education facilities bond on the 2020 ballot.
  • AB 130 (Low) – This bill would establish the Office of Higher Education Performance and Accountability as the statewide post-secondary education coordination and planning entity. The bill would provide for the appointment by the Governor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the membership of the Senate, of an executive director of the office.  The bill would establish an 8-member advisory board for the purpose of examining, and making recommendations to, the office regarding the functions and operations of the office and reviewing and commenting on any recommendation made by the office of the Governor and the Legislature.
  • AB 147 (Burke) – California already has a law that stated that there is a physical presence if a company has an agreement with a person or persons located in California to pay for customer referrals obtained via a link of the California seller’s website. Current law also includes that if any further federal laws are enacted, they would become law in California.  Due to this provision, the Wayfair decision is estimated to generate approximately $1.5B in additional revenues annually for California.  Proposition 98 would get approximately 40% of those revenues.  This bill would specify that a retailer engaged in business in this state includes any retailer that, in the preceding calendar year or the current calendar year, has a cumulative sales price from the sale of tangible personal property for delivery in this state that exceed $500,000.
  • SB 3 (Allen) – This bill would establish the Office of Higher Education Coordination, Accountability, and Performance. The bill would give the office specified functions and responsibilities for purposes of statewide post-secondary education planning, oversight, data collection, and coordination.
  • SB 2 (Glazer) – This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to establish the Statewide Longitudinal Student Database to collect and store data regarding individual students as they matriculate through P-20 and into the workforce. The bill would require the California Post-secondary Education Commission to convene a review committee for purposes of advising the commission on the establishment, implementation, funding, and ongoing administration of the database.

The Legislature can introduce bills through the deadline of February 22, 2019.

Chancellor’s Calendar

8 – Chancellor’s Cabinet
9 – Meeting with Trustee Wheeler
10 – Meeting of Board Policy Committee
10 – Board Training and Development Session
10 – Meeting of the Governing Board
14 – Vacation Day
15 – ACCCA Board Meeting
16 – ACCCA/ACBO State Budget Workshop
16 – Citizens Bond Oversight Committee meeting
21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Holiday)
22 – Sac State Ed.D. Advisory Committee meeting
22 – Chancellor’s Cabinet
23 – District Management Council (DMC)
24 – Presentation to Oakmont Fire Safety Council
24 – Wheelhouse Strategic Planning interview
25 & 26 – CCLC Effective Trustee Workshop
27 & 28 – CCLC Legislative Conference
28 – Meetings with various Legislators
31 – North/Far North Regional Consortium meeting