SFCC Regular Governing Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Santa Fe Community College

Go To Meeting Video Conference

Governing Board Room #223

6401 Richards Avenue

Santa Fe, NM 87508








1:00 - 1:05


Determination of Quorum and Call to Order

Chair Sullivan

1:05 - 1:10


Welcome from the Chair

Chair Sullivan

1:10 - 1:15


Adoption of Agenda

Chair Sullivan

1:15 - 1:20


Public Comments

Chair Sullivan

1:20 – 2:50


Closed Session: For the purpose of (a) discussion regarding strategy preliminary to collective bargaining negotiations as provided under NMSA 1978 § 10-15-1(H)(5); (b) 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), and (c) discussion regarding limited personnel matters regarding possible good-cause termination of current employees as provided under NMSA 1978 10-15-1(H)(2). 

Chair Sullivan and SFCC Counsel

2:50 - 3:15

















3:15 – 3:25



President’s Report and Presentations

Employees of the Month


·        Pass It Forward

Tami Crespin (School of Science, Health, Engineering and Math) nominated by Steve Silva (General Services)

Erica Keppel (OIT) nominated John Apodaca (Finance)  


·        WOW Gram

Michelle Rosen (Kids Campus) nominated by Brookney Gondara (Early Childhood Center of Excellence)

Ann Black (OPIE) nominated by Meghan McGarrity (HEC)


·        President’s Report



·        Enrollment Report- Spring 2021


Dr. Rowley














Dr. Rowley


Dr. Ortiz-Gallegos/Mr. Lovato/Mr. Maez

3:25 - 3:55



·        Faculty Senate Report

·        Staff Senate Report

·        Student Government Report

Chair Sullivan


3:55 - 4:15


Approval of Consent Agenda

·        Minutes:

o   Budget Work Session Meeting of February 12, 2021

o   Meeting Minutes of February 24, 2021


·        Matters Related to SFCC Policy

Final Readings-Approval:

o   Policy 4-20 Smoking

o   Policy 2-25 Mandatory Advising

Chair Sullivan








Mr. Telles/Mr. Olivas

Dr. Ortiz-Gallegos

4:15 - 4:20


Action on Items Removed from Consent Agenda for Discussion

Chair Sullivan

4:20 - 4:40


Action Items - Non Consent

a.    Approval of Financials (February 2021)

b.    Approval of Property Disposal List for FY21

Chair Sullivan

Mr. Telles

Mr. Telles


4:40 - 4:45


Information Items: (Written Reports)

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


Written Reports





4:45 - 4:50


Matters Related to SFCC Policy:

  First Reading:

·        None Presented

Chair Sullivan



4:50 - 4:55


Board Reports, Discussion, Other Business:

Chair Sullivan

4:55 - 5:00


Announcement of next Board Meeting(s):

Regular Board Meeting, April 28, 2021 at 1:00 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, 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/M0Zk2OmA19Y 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.