Trustees Extend Lindsay’s Contract, Approve Classes

Lillian Wu, El Vaquero Staff Writer

The board of trustees passed the side letter agreement and memorandum of understanding between the Glendale Community College District and the California School Employees Association and extended superintendent/president Dawn Lindsay’s contract of employment at the Monday meeting.

After commencing at 4 p.m., the board said the pledge of allegiance and opened the floor for public comments. They went into a closed session 10 minutes later to have a conference with labor negotiators, discuss the discipline/dismissal/release of a public employee, and discuss a public employee performance evaluation.

Board of Trustees President Anita Gabrielian had to return to Kreider Hall at 5 p.m. to announce that more time was needed. When the members returned to the public session after 6 p.m., Gabrielian reported that all five members approved to extend Lindsay’s contract of employment.

The side letter was an agreement of the wages for the fiscal 2011-2012 year.

The memorandum stated the CSEA will work a 4/40 work schedule during the winter session from Jan. 9 through Feb. 10. The campus will be closed on Fridays.

Board of trustee members Anthony Tartaglia and Vahé Peroomian congratulated CSEA representative and union president Saodat Aziskhanova for coming to the table and bringing a


The board also approved the following proposed courses: ADMJ 201 Introduction to Homeland Security, MEDIA 213 Cinematography II and SOC 103 Introduction to Deviance and Criminology. All will be offered in fall 2012.

Additionally, they ratified certificates of achievement for architectural technology. The certificates available are commercial drafting and design, computer aided design, drafting and portfolio development, and residential drafting and design.

The board also announced that they were attending the celebration of life for former Mayor Larry Zarian at the Alex Theater in Glendale at 7:30 p.m. Zarian passed away on Oct. 13. In an effort to get to the event, they postponed special presentations from the dean of student affairs Paul Schlossman, director of the Science Center Jean Lecuyer and acting planetarium director Jennifer Krestow until the Dec. 12 meeting.

Mark MacDonald, a legislative advocate for McCallum Group, Inc., presented an update about the current legislation in Sacramento. The group analyzes the laws to see how they impact will Glendale. MacDonald said colleges should expect to be in Tier 2, which means a fee increase plus an additional $72 million apportionment cut in workload.

The next board of trustees meeting will be on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. in Kreider Hall.