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January 4, 2001 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Orange County Community College District's trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint Richard A. Jones as substitute-acting chancellor to fill in for the ailing Cedric Sampson. Jones has been acting vice chancellor for education services for the past few months, overseeing the district's revised master plan. He retired after serving as chancellor of the San Bernardino Community College District and president-superintendent of Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.
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March 22, 2004 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual election forced by faculty members, two retired educators are vying for a short-term seat on the board of trustees at South Orange County Community College District. Voters will select either William "Bill"Jay or Gary V. Miller to fill the post in a special, mail-ballot election. Ballots must be received by the Orange County Registrar of Voters by 8 p.m. on March 30 and may be mailed or hand-delivered.
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March 2, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The score: Philosophy professor Roy Bauer 4, South Orange County Community College District and administrators 0. But the acrimony continues. In this saga of squabbling educators, Bauer won his fourth court decision against his college district opponents when an Orange County Superior Court judge Tuesday threw out a lawsuit brought by Irvine Valley College President Raghu Mathur.
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May 19, 2001 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County community college board put an end to plans for an ambitious digital learning center at the closed Tustin Marine base Friday when it took the unusual step of voting to turn down $1 million remaining from a state grant.
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May 19, 1998 | ROBERT OURLIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state association of community college professors and instructors has passed a resolution condemning what it terms ethnically offensive remarks and vitriolic language at South Orange County Community College District's board meetings. Bill Scroggins, president of the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges, presented the resolution to the South County board Monday night.
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September 27, 1999 | Sean Kirwan, (949) 574-4202
The South Orange County Community College District's Board of Trustees will consider a proposal tonight to develop men's and women's intercollegiate soccer programs at Saddleback College. Chancellor Cedric Sampson has asked the board to approve a proposal directing Saddleback to develop a plan for starting a women's soccer team in 2000 followed by a men's team in 2001.
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December 17, 1998 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
For the fifth consecutive year, the South Orange County Community College District speech team has won a first-place college sweepstakes award at the league championships. The team, which is in the 78-school Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Assn., also won the novice sweepstakes. Irvine Valley College team coach Gary Rybold earned the Jack Howe Award, given to the coach by league members.
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September 26, 1997 | FRANK MESSINA
A recently completed major upgrade of the South Orange County Community College District Web site is ready for viewing on the Internet, college officials said. The revised home page has improved navigational tools that help visitors find specific information, such as class schedules. Also new is a page on job opportunities in the district, which serves Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College, along with demographic, enrollment and financial data on the two colleges.
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July 16, 1997 | KIMBERLY BROWER
South Orange County Community College District has unveiled its new logo, redesigned to incorporate its name change. The sleeker, oval-shaped design combines many aspects of the old Saddleback Community College District emblem and includes the 1967 founding date of the district, an open book denoting knowledge, a rising sun symbolizing optimism, fruit and leaves of an orange tree representing the county's agriculture, a lamp signifying wisdom and mountains, which stand for strength.
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March 9, 2001 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The South Orange County Community College District has hired former board member Teddi J. Lorch as director of human resources, settling an age-discrimination complaint she had filed against the district. The district's trustees discussed the matter in closed session Tuesday and agreed to the settlement by a 4-3 vote, with David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker and Donald P. Wagner voting against it.
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January 31, 2001 | Jeff Gottlieb, (714) 966-7819
In a surprise move, trustees of the South Orange County Community College District voted unanimously not to renew the contract of Chancellor Cedric Sampson. "It's fair to say there was a loss of confidence there, that we felt we needed new leadership," said board member David B. Lang. Sampson, who has been on sick leave for almost two months with anemia, said the move Monday night surprised him.
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January 4, 2001 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Orange County Community College District's trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint Richard A. Jones as substitute-acting chancellor to fill in for the ailing Cedric Sampson. Jones has been acting vice chancellor for education services for the past few months, overseeing the district's revised master plan. He retired after serving as chancellor of the San Bernardino Community College District and president-superintendent of Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2001 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The South Orange County Community College District is lining up to claim a piece of the former Tustin Marine base, with plans to turn a helicopter hangar into an ambitious digital learning center, with everything from a sound stage to a business incubator to the first dorms for any community college in Southern California. It would even include a global hub for diagnosing cervical cancer from data relayed via the Internet.
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September 13, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when it seemed the action at the South Orange County Community College District had moved from the courtroom to the classroom, the legal system got involved once again. Six months ago, a judge threw out Irvine Valley College President Raghu Mathur's lawsuit that claimed a professor and an administrator had violated his privacy by publishing documents from his personnel file. In a lawsuit he filed last week, Mathur blames his bosses.
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July 13, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thomas A. Fuentes, chairman of the county Republican Party for the past 15 years, was appointed Wednesday to fill the vacant trustee seat on the South Orange County Community College District. The board voted 4 to 0 to appoint Fuentes, with Trustees David Lang and Marcia Milchiker abstaining. Student Trustee Jason Wamhoff, who has an advisory vote, also supported the GOP chief.
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July 12, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise move, Thomas A. Fuentes, the hard-line conservative head of the county Republican Party, is one of three candidates who have applied for the vacancy on board of the beleaguered South Orange County Community College District. The new board member will be announced today. The other candidates are relative unknowns: William P. Wachal of Mission Viejo, regional sales manager for Ciba Specialty Chemicals in Los Angeles, and Joe F.
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June 27, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steven J. Frogue, who survived two recall attempts amid allegations that he was anti-Semitic, has resigned from the South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees. In a four-sentence letter to board President Nancy Padberg dated Sunday, Frogue said his resignation would be effective Friday, five months before the end of his second term. "It is time for me to move on to new challenges and new opportunities to serve in other capacities," he wrote.
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