SFCC Regular Governing Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

1:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.

Santa Fe Community College

GoToMeeting Video Conference

Governing Board Room #223

6401 Richards Avenue

Santa Fe, NM 87508






Determination of Quorum and Call to Order

Chair Sullivan


Welcome from the Chair

Chair Sullivan


Adoption of Agenda

Chair Sullivan


Public Comments

Chair Sullivan


President’s Report, Awards, and Presentations

Employees of the Month

  Pass It Forward

·        March          Janet Kerley (Contract Training)

                        Allison Johnson (Film)

·        April            Carolyn Newman (Teacher Education)

                        Maria Eleas (Student Development)

·        May             Angela Ortiz (Nursing)

                        Clayton Peshlakai (Welding)

·        June            Marisol Nevarez (Early Childhood)

                        Brenda Sanchez (Fitness)

·        July             Linda Archibald (Teacher Education)

                        Sandra Brintnall Katz (Testing Center)

·        August         Deyanira Contreras (Early Childhood)

                        Hazel Lozano (Financial Aid)

·        September   Sharon Wrenn (Teacher Education)

                        Erik Gellert (Ceramics)


  WOW Gram

Amanda Hatherly (Contract Training)   Reyna Varela (FAO)

Chris Gettler (Security)                      Rosella Varela (Finance)

Doreen Jaramillo (Payroll)                  Stuart Graw (SBDC)

Jonathan Lujan (Security)                  Linda Ortiz (Security)

Norbert Utz (OIT)                              Teresa Roybal (VPASA)

Tim Doyle (Finance)                          Yvonne Martinez (Payroll)


President’s Report



·        Los Alamos National Labs (LANL) Update


·        Enrollment Report



Dr. Rowley














Dr. Rowley


Dr. Mason, Director LANL

Ms. Ortiz Gallegos/Mr. Lovato/
Mr. Maez




·        Faculty Senate Report

·        Staff Senate Report

·        Student Government Report

Chair Sullivan



Approval of Consent Agenda

·        Minutes:

o   Retreat and Work Session Minutes of September 19, 2020

o   Regular Meeting Minutes of September 23, 2020


·        Matters Related to SFCC Policy


Second/Final Readings-Approval:

·        None Presented


Chair Sullivan






Chair Sullivan



Action on Items Removed from Consent Agenda for Discussion

Chair Sullivan


Closed Session:  For the purpose of discussion regarding strategy preliminary to collective bargaining negotiations as provided under NMSA 1978 § 10-15-1(H)(5); and for the purpose of discussion regarding pending or threatened litigation against former and current employees, current and former students, and current contracting partner as provided under NMSA 1978, § 10-15-1(H)(7).

Chair Sullivan


Action Items - Non Consent

a.    Approval of Financial Report (September 2020)

b.    Approval of HED 1st Quarter Financial Report FY2021


Chair Sullivan

Mr. Telles

Mr. Telles


Information Items: (Written Reports)

a.  Purchases over $100,000 (less than $150,000): None to Report

b.  New Mexico Veterans Legacy Project (NM VLP)


Written Reports



Mr. Martinez


Matters Related to SFCC Policy:


First Reading:

·        None submitted

Chair Sullivan



Board Reports, Discussion, Other Business:


Chair Sullivan


Announcement of next Board Meeting(s):

Joint Meeting with SFCC Foundation

     December 2, 2020 | 1:00 p.m.

Regular Board Meeting

     December 2, 2020 | 3:00 p.m.

Chair Sullivan



Chair Sullivan

*The Governing Board reserves the right to take action on any item on the agenda.


Because of the current public health emergency and the current campus closure, this meeting will not be held in person. Board meetings are open to the public.  The public may attend this meeting by logging on to YouTube https://youtu.be/TyFSx7OuzFU and watching our live stream.



Public Comments









Written public comments may be submitted to Audrey Lucero at audrey.lucero@sfcc.edu at least 24 hours before the meeting.  Public comments (up to three minutes) will be read out loud during the meeting.


Public Comment presentations are made for informational purposes only.  If the board feels the matter warrants further attention, it can be placed on the agenda for a subsequent meeting.

Closed Sessions


The “Open Meetings Act” NMSA 1978, §§10-15-1-H and I, authorizes the governing board to retire to closed session for discussion of: limited personnel matters, NMSA 1978, 10-15-1-H(2); bargaining strategy preliminary to collective bargaining, NMSA 1978, § 10-15-1-H(5); purchases exceeding $2500, NMSA 1978, § 10-15-1-H(6); pending or threatened litigation, NMSA 1978, § 10-15-1-H(7); and/or the acquisition or disposition of real property or water rights, NMSA 1978, § 10-15-1-H(8)Closed session procedure: (a) motion to close is made in open meeting and approved by a majority roll-call vote; (b) the authority to close and the subject for discussion are stated with reasonable specificity in the motion; and (c) when board returns from closed session, board chair announces that no matters were discussed in closed session except those specified in the motion for closure.


Notes:  Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on the agenda. In the event that a quorum consisting of three members of the governing board is not present, but at least two members are present, those members in attendance shall constitute an ad hoc Standing Committee of the board and shall meet as the same under this notice to consider items on this agenda for all purposes, including recommendations to a duly constituted quorum of the board but excluding any action, decision, or vote that must be taken by a quorum of members of the governing board.