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SSEC (05/13/16)

Student Success and Equity Council

The following action and discussion took place at the May 13, 2016 meeting of the Student Success and Equity Council:


  • Approval of Minutes for April 22, 2016:

MSC – (Ordille/Waite): The minutes for April 22, 2016 were approved and accepted into the record with abstentions from Veronica Aguilera, Cindy Anfinson and Chris Hopp.


  1. New CCE/AFT Representative, Rosalinda Tovar was introduced.
  1. Olga Diaz reported that the majority consensus for a summer 2016 meeting date was for July 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting will be to review agenda proposals, SE/SSSP funding distributions and for Workgroups to meet.
  1. Olga Diaz gave a presentation on the SSSP and SE audit process, noting the following:
  • Dates are pending for the SSSP audit which will be subcontracted to Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Company LLP (  Areas to be audited include:
    • Student counts for our core services:
      • Orientation
      • Assessment for placement
      • Counseling/Advising/Education Planning
      • Follow-up for at-risk students
      • Other services
    • 80% will consist of testing our revenues/expenditures for compliance with our core services
    • 20% will consist of verifying that the college submitted required plans and reports (plan updates, plan budgets and mid-year reports)
  • A SE audit has not been announced.
  1. Olga Diaz presented the updated SE funding request form and suggested revisions were discussed.
  1. Olga Diaz reported that the following conference opportunity is available with SE funding:
  • M2C3 – National Consortium on College Men of Color (NCCMC)

June 9-10, 2016 at SDSU – $200.00 (Consortium members) or $400.00 (Non-Consortium Members)

Conference opportunity – June 9-10


  1. Olga Diaz reported that the Chancellor’s Office is accepting applications for additional Student Equity funding, with a deadline of May 25, 2016.

Additional information can be found at the Student Success and Equity Council Website:

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