Each California Community College received a copy of the cost containment proposal package for review.

Below are the institutions official responses to the proposals.
To view the proposals at hand click here 
Finance Committee's Comments on Recommendations

From: Robin Calote 
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 4:19 
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: Cost Containment Proposals

  Ventura College
Ventura College supports the cost containment proposals.
-Robin Calote, President



 
From: Kathy Lehner 
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 3:42
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment 

 

Mendocino College
Mendocino College supports the cost containment proposals as presented; however, we oppose any secondary proposals of re-conferencing that affect Mendocino College.
-Kathryn G. Lehner, Superintendent/President 



From: Michael Kasler 
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 5:32 AM
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  Cypress College
In difficult economic times like this , Cypress College supports the cost containment proposal. Even though the present configuration of the Orange Empire Conference has been good, we can live with the new alignment. 
-Michael Kasler, President


From: "Van Der Ploeg, Diana" 
To: "'info@coasports.org'" 
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 08:57:41 

  Butte College
Butte College is fine with the proposal.
-Diana Van Der Ploeg, President 


 
From: Celia Barberena 
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 1:17 PM
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  Chabot College
Chabot College will support the recommendations of the CCCAA Management Council for Cost Containment during this time of fiscal crisis.
-Celia Barberena, President 


From: Roger Schultz 
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 1:50 PM
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment


  Mt. San Jacinto College
I have discussed this with my athletic administrators and we at MSJC support this proposal. I also appreciate the attempt at trying to ease our fiscal pain while maintaining opportunities for our student athletes.
Still, no thought of collapsing the present athletic program review model with visitations and modifying it to align more with the accreditation cycle and established local practices? This might make it more efficient with a paper self-study review/evaluation report without a visit unless requested by the school or a team member? This would certainly save on travel costs and staff time and still meet the intent of PR. -Roger Schultz, Superintendent/President
From: DeRionne Pollard 
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 5:09 PM
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: Re: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  Los Positas College
Las Positas College is fine with the Cost Containment Proposal.
-DeRionne Pollard, President 




From: Mark Rocha 
To: <info@coasports.org> 
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 14:59:57 -0800 
Subject: COA Cost Containment Proposal 





  West Los Angeles College
West Los Angeles College generally supports the proposal. 
At the same time, as one college of nine in the largest district in the state, we see a need to continue serious discussions on a number of related issues: 
  • Our issue is not only to contain costs but how to improve student outcomes, something we see as the key to securing continuing support for athletics.
  • How do we leverage our efforts to increase broadcasting and other revenue?  Without a new “business model” that includes increased revenue, and given the requirements of Title IX, many programs will likely close over the next few years.  This will increase cost pressure on the remaining colleges with football, basketball and baseball teams. 
    -Mark Rocha, President
From: Scott-Skillman, Thelma
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 4:50 PM
To: ccarter@coasports.org
Subject: FW: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  Folsom Lake College
Folsom Lake's response
-Thelma Scott-Skillman 




From: Dawn Lindsay
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 4:36 PM
To: info@coasports.org
Subject: Glendale College's Response to Restructuring Proposal

  Glendale College
Glendale College's official response
-Dawn Lindsay, Interim Superintendent/President



From: Albert Olguin 
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  El Camino Compton Center
El Camino Compton's response
-Albert Olguin, Athletic Director

From: WillardLewallen@whccd.edu 
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 3:19 PM
To: ccarter@coasports.org
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  West Hills College Coalinga
West Hills College Coalinga supports the cost containment proposals.
-Willard Clark Lewallen, President 




From: José Ortiz 
To: info@coasports.org
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:24:09
Subject: Opposition to Reconferencing Proposal 

  Allan Hancock College
Allan Hancock College is opposed to the reconferencing proposal; however, we support all other cost containment measures.
Allan Hancock's position paper 
-Jose M. Ortiz, Superintendent/President



From: Barbara Hioco
To: <info@coasports.org> 
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 08:54:43 -0800 
Subject: Cost Containment Proposals 

  Reedley College
Reedley College supports the proposal as is.
-Barbara Hioco, President

 
From: Williams, James E.
To: 'info@coasports.org'
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:38:36
Subject: Cost Containment Package 

  San Jose City College
An official response was due today. I have not yet receive any feedback from coaches regarding the report. Therefore, we are officially not objecting to any of the recommendations contain in the report. San Jose City College is not requesting a change of conference. 
-James Williams, VP Administrative Services

From: Garcia, Peter 
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 1:48 PM
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  Los Medanos College
While Los Medanos College is not impacted by this proposal, I support it.
Peter Garcia, President



From: Mike Torok 
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 12:54 
To: Carlyle Carter (ccarter@coasports.org)
Subject: Re-Conferencing of Columbia College

  Columbia College
Columbia College's Response 
-Mike Torok, Dean for Instructual Services/Athletic Director




From: Gari Browning
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 1:27 PM
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment 

  Ohlone College
Ohlone College is fine with the cost containment proposal.
Gari Browning, President/Superintendent




From: Vazquez, Juan 
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 12:43 
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon's comments 
-Juan Vazquez, President 




From: Sam Schauerman 
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 12:25 
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment 

  Fullerton College
Sorry to be so long in responding. Fullerton College favors the cost containment plans but we are concerned about some realignment in our conference.
-Sam Schauerman, President


From: Greg Chamberlain 
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 11:03 
To: info@coasports.org; Carlyle Carter
Subject: Cost Containment Proposals

  Bakersfield College
Bakersfield College is adamantly opposed to the re-conferencing aspects of the cost containment proposals.  Please see the attached document for our institutional response.
BC Response 
-Greg Chamberlain, President 

From: Mary Retterer 
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:11 
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  Cerro Coso College
Cerro Coso is not in support because our travel costs will double by forcing us into a different conference.  Why should we have to “petition” to be included in any conference and why should our teams be forced into different conferences?
Cerro Coso Response 
-Mary Retterer, President 

From: TSANG_CHUI 
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 10:12 
To: Carlyle Carter
Cc: SIMMONS_GREGG; TUITASI_MICHAEL
Subject: Reponse to Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

 

Santa Monica College
Santa Monica College is submitting the following recommendations to the Commission of Athletics in its effort to reduce costs of operating intercollegiate athletics in the coming years.  We are in general support of the proposals made by the Commission and applauds its effort in current economic environment to help the colleges retain these programs.
SMC Cost Containment Recommendations 
-Chui L. Tsang, President 


From: Douglas Garrison 
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 9:49 AM
To: ccarter@coasports.org
Subject: Response to Cost Containment Proposal

  Monterey Peninsula College
Thank you for composing the cost containment proposal. We are supportive of the COA proposals for cost containment.  However, we are concerned about the proposal to move Bakersfield, Hancock and Cuesta into the Valley Conference.  The three colleges are quite a distance from most northern schools and we are already accommodating Shasta, Redwoods, and Lassen etc.  Additionally, all three would like to stay in the south. 
Thank you for your consideration.
-Douglas R.Garrison, Superintendent/President
To: Carlyle Carter and COA Board 
From: Ron Taylor, Superintendent/President, FRCCD 
Date: Nov. 30, 2009 
Concerning: Cost Containment Proposals for CCCAA Colleges 

  Feather River College
Feather River College (FRCCD) supports the cost-containment proposals contained in the materials you sent out. However, the district is also supportive of the separate proposal by members of the Golden Valley Conference to add two new members to the GVC*--recognizing that this change would very likely impose new travel costs on Mendocino College and Yuba College (or any other colleges that might be proposed for addition to GVC)--and that these colleges need to be consulted to determine if such a change is feasible at this time. Finally, FRCCD would encourage COA to support cost-reduction proposals that go beyond those currently listed; more may be needed in order to preserve sports programs at various colleges in these difficult times. 
-Ron Taylor, Superintendent/President
From: Lori Gaskin 
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:20 
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  West Valley College
West Valley College is in agreeement with the cost containment proposal put forth by the Management Council. 
-Lori Gaskin, President


From: Raul Rodriguez 
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 4:05 
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: Cost Containment Proposals

  San Joaquin Delta College
San Joaquin Delta College believes that it is necessary to undertake cost containment strategies.  However, we do not support the proposals that have been put forward in this package of cost containment proposals as currently constituted.
-Raul Rodriguez, Superintendent/President 
From: Wes Bryan 
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3:53
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  Golden West College
Golden West College concurs with trying out recommendations 1-19, although it is difficult to access in any meaningful way what the real cost savings would be at the college or state level. 
While we do not object to the re-conferencing proposal – it does not clearly identify significant cost savings benefits and may need additional analysis and review. If cost savings is the reason it is being implemented then that analysis should clearly support these proposals. 
-Wes Bryan, President
From: Harriett Robles
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 10:13 AM
To: 'Carlyle Carter'
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment




 

Mission College
Mission College supports this proposal.  However, our Athletic Director has provided the following feedback:
One area that I would like to be emphasized in your response is the area of the cost of the Officials.  In the proposal it is noted that in June the COA Board did not approve a recommendation to try and lower the cost of the Officials (#11).  It also references (#14) that the CCCAA Executive Director will try to open a dialogue with the different Officials Associations.  I believe that this is an area to stress because the cost of the Officials is really skyrocketing.  An example is the cost for our women's basketball team this year.  For 6 home games this year the cost is $2,160.00 with a $300.00 assigning fee.  We also hosted a 3 day tournament (11 games) that cost $3,015.00 plus a $60.00 assigning fee (the tournament was paid by entry fees from the visiting teams).  This is a lot of money and it would be great if these costs could possibly get lowered, or at least frozen for the time being.
-Harriet Robles. President

From: Jerry Patton 
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:10 PM
To: 'Carlyle Carter'
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  College of the Desert
College of the Desert concurs, Carlyle.
-Jerry Patton, President 



From: Lisa Sugimoto 
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:47 PM
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  Pasadena City College
Although we are disappointed that the Committee Proposed Conference No. 5 does not include Mt. SAC, Pasadena City College supports the Cost Containment proposal.
-Lisa Sugimoto, Superintendent/President


From: McCaslin, Joy 
To: <info@coasports.org> 
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 11:27:14 
Subject: proposals 

  Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Pierce College supports these proposals.
-Joy McCaslin



From: David Pelham, Superintendent/President 
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 
To: Carlyle Carter

  Cuesta College
The link provides input from Cuesta College regarding the proposal to realign the athletic conferences.
Institutional Response 



From: Carleo, Susan 
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:45
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  Los Angeles Valley College
Los Angeles Valley College is in support of this recommendation. Thank you.
-Susan Carleo, President 



From: Lawrence, Randall
To: <info@coasports.org> 
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 17:35:50
Subject: Support for Recomendations

 

College of the Siskiyous 
As requested. 
Response To COA-CCCAA Recommendations 
College of the Siskiyous supports the cost containment recommendations of the COA-CCCAA.
-Randall C. Lawrence, Superintendent/President


From: John Nixon 
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:29 
To: 'Carlyle Carter'
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment 

  Mt. San Antonio College
Although we at Mt. SAC would prefer more directive language in the proposal, Mt. SAC supports the consensus of the Council.
-John S. Nixon, President/CEO


From: Jowel Laguerre 
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 9:58 PM
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

 

Solano College
Solano’s vote is Yes!
-Jowel Laguerre, Superintendent/President 




From: Patricia Hsieh 
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 4:14 PM
To: 'Carlyle Carter'
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  San Diego Miramar College 
So does Miramar College. Thanks.
-Patricia Hsieh, President 




From: Benjamin Duran 
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 4:13
To: 'Carlyle Carter'
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment


Merced College
Merced college is in support of the Cost Containment Proposals presented here.
- Benjamin T. Duran, President





From: Snow-Flamer, Keith
To: <info@coasports.org> 
Cc: Hash, Joe; Marsee, Jeff
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 11:58:35 -0800 
Subject: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment 

  College of the Redwoods 
I am responding for Dr. Jeff Marsee, President/Superintendent of College of the Redwoods. College of the Redwoods fully supports the cost containment proposals.
-Keith Snow-Flamer, Vice President 




From: Geraldine M. Perri, Superintendent/President 
To: Carlyle Carter 
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009

  Citrus College
Citrus College Response for Cost Containment Proposal 


From: Rodriguez, Francisco
To: <ccarter@coasports.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 15:14:40
Subject: Cost Containment Proposal - MiraCosta College: Yes 

  Mira Costa College 
We support the cost containment proposal. 
-Francisco Rodriguez, Superintendent/President 



From: Travis, Deborah 
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 1:59 PM
To: 'Carlyle Carter'
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

 

Cosumnes River College
Cosumnes River College appreciates the opportunity to review the Cost Containment proposals affecting our CCC intercollegiate athletic programs.  These are challenging times for all of our colleges and the scope of collegial dialogue on these proposals has allowed for input from all affected parties.  I have discussed the proposal with our Physical Education Dean/Athletic Director and we have no objections to the cost containment recommendations developed by the CCCAA Management Council and believe they will assist our colleges in limiting athletic program expenditures. Thank you. 
-Deborah J. Travis, President 

From: Forkum James 
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:10 PM
To: Carlyle Carter
Cc: Agrella Robert
Subject: Cost Containment Proposals

 
Santa Rosa Junior College
On behalf of Santa Rosa Junior College President Dr. Robert Agrella, I am forwarding to you notice of his support of the cost containment proposals recently submitted by the Management Council. Thank you for your efforts in controlling our costs while still maintaining solid athletic programs for our student-athletes.
-James Forkum, Dean/Athletics Director 

From: Ed Gould 
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:03 PM
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

 

Imperial Valley College
Imperial Valley College supports the cost containment proposals. 
-Ed Gould, Superintendent/President 





From: Bill Scroggins 
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:01 PM
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment

  College of the Sequoias
College of the Sequoias supports the Cost Containment Proposals.
-Bill Scroggins, President 



From: Don Warkentin
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 2:07 PM
To: ccarter@coasports.org
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment



West Hills College Lemoore 
Thanks to you and everyone for addressing issues pertaining to costs.  Yes, we all are in the same set of circumstances trying to balance budgets.  I think the recommendations listed are a good start. For us, we are trying to reduce travel as much as possible and item #4 using CCC Confer for meetings is a good idea. Also, I support the suggestions for re-conferencing as it pertains to the Central Valley Conference with the addition of Bakersfield, Cuesta, and Allan Hancock. 
-Don Warkentin, President
From: Spink, Linda 
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 9:58 
To: Carlyle Carter
Subject: RE: Cost Containment Proposals for your review and comment 



Los Angeles Harbor College 
As a college who has been traveling all around Southern California during this difficult financial time we welcome this change.  Harbor College fully supports these changes. 
-Linda M. Spink, President 

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