>>The first item that we will
take out of order is item five, the governing board, 5.1, Assumption
of Office of Governing Board Member.>>And at this time I’ll ask Mr. Robert
Miller if he can join me over to the left. You will repeat after me, Robert Miller so
this is your oath of office.>>Okay.>>I Robert Miller.>>Solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution
of the United States.>>Solemnly swear that I will defend and support the constitution
of the United States.>>And the constitution of
the state of California.>>And the constitution of
the state of California.>>Against all enemies.>>Against all enemies.>>Foreign and domestic.>>Foreign and domestic.>>That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution
of the United States.>>That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution
of the United States.>>And the constitution of
the state of California. The Constitution of
the State of California.>>That I take this obligation freely
without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion.>>That I take this obligation freely
without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion.>>And that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties
upon which I am about to enter.>>And that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties
upon which I am about to enter.>>We would so graciously be in support
to trustee Miller during his first year.>>I would. And that can entail and look at whatever
which way is most convenient to book.>>This guy has a great man cave.>>Well, there you go.>>[LAUGH]
>>I don’t know how I know that but,
>>What?>>Man cave.>>Yeah well I agree to that. Did we discuss my fee for this?>>[LAUGH]
>>And so yes, please feel free to reach out to any of us but
Trustee Hassan will be your go-to for a year and many,
many more years should it interest you.>>Yeah, maybe, we’ll see in November
>>Yes.>>Okay.>>Hope I’ll still be around.>>We have a lease on these
seats until November.>>Right. Okay, so that takes us to item 2.2,
Roll Call and all trustees are present except for
Vice President Aboud which he should find his way because I myself
was across the campus. Welcome everyone. Thank you for joining us at this event and item 2.4 Recognitions, and Dr. Binney.>>Yes, thank you. I have something that I
would like to present. We have a lot of people at
Santa Barbara City College that when->>[LAUGH]>>All kinds of awards.>>Mm-hm.>>[LAUGH]
>>Home reachers.>>How appropriate, there’s Jonathan. That win all kinds of awards and
certainly programs that win awards. But we also have a great deal of people
who work very hard every day and do a spectacular job,
that are not looking for an award, maybe not be in a position to receive
an award, but deserve an award. And these folks are not looking for
the limelight. As a matter of fact, many of these
individuals prefer to step back and be in the background and
let the light shine on others. And in many ways these individuals
are the glue that holds all of the college together. And they operate under
kind of a life philosophy of serving the college and
looking to serve the college, rather to be served by the college or
people at the college. And they go out of their way
to do an outstanding job and many times perform their work above and
beyond their call of duty. And we like to think of these
individuals as everyday heroes. And we have an every day hero among
us today in Angie [INAUDIBLE]>>[LAUGH]>>Who is an everyday hero and Angie for those that do not know is the Executive
Assistant to the Superintendent President, and she is the Executive Assistant
to the Board. She has been with the college for
18 years. She was hired by Dr. Peter McDougal. And over that 18 year she tells me that
she has trained six college presidents. Not sure how successful on each one of
those, but I know I am a work in progress for her but she’s also worked with
dozens of trustees in her role. She is incredibly organized and manages all of the matters of
the Superintendent President Office, the communications that go through there,
the people that goes through there. She supervises the college switchboard
operators, that you may not know. She’s also in charge of
campus mail distribution. All of the trustee meeting agendas and
minutes that she puts together. She just has a tremendous work load and
this is really just part of it. I didn’t want to get into all of
it because it’s just too much. But Angie, for all of these reasons and
so many others, I want to give you this
Everyday Hero Award.>>Thank you.>>I don’t like to speak, but
yeah it’s been a great pleasure working in the President’s office and for all of
the trustees and the college community. So thank you very much.>>You’re very deserving.>>I need to be Louis’ stand-in and
take a picture.>>Okay.
>>[LAUGH]>>Thank you. Wonderful.>>Thank you.>>Thank you.>>Thank you, and thank you. She is a support in seven people. I don’t think we’re very high maintenance,
but I think we kind of can be sometimes. Thank you.>>Seven eagles I call it. [LAUGH] Right on schedule. So that brings us to public comment 3.1. Do you have any?>>I don’t have any.>>Okay, good. Then, we’re moving on. Item 4.1, minutes of the regular
meeting of January 18th. Is there a motion to approve?>>I would move to approve.>>Second.>>It’s been motioned and second to approve the minutes of
the regular meeting of January 18th, 2018. All in favor. Aye.>>Opposed? Motion carries. That brings us to item 5,
governing board, we did that. Reports, Item 6. 6.1 Report of sabbatical outcomes,
Erin O’Connor.>>So there’s that, is there the? Thank you. Hello everybody. I’m Erin O’Connor of and
earth and planetary sciences. Mostly.
And so, thank you, yeah. The light, just great, that helps me. So, my presentation’s a bit visual so
it’s nice to have the lights down. I was on sabbatical for a year, and
it was, I have to say it was probably, I would have to say it was the most
significant professional development activity of my life. It was a huge undertaking and endeavor. I wanted to do something that you
can’t do amongst your day to day life. So I wanted to go to Europe and I wanted
to explore a lot of the historical sites, that are related to astronomy
that I teach about in my classes. I wanted to go first hand and visit
Einstein’s house and see the clock that inspired him and to visit these countries
where a lot of the astronomy began. And so I explored
Astronomical Observatories ,Science and Astronomy Organisations ,and
universities in Europe. I visited Museums and Historical sites and also researched the Historical
characters that I teach in my classes. I did 2 things I had not only
to build up my knowledge and my stories and my narratives
that I present in my classes. But also to explore possibilities for Study Abroad Programs that I could help
develop here at the school either over for short term, over the summers and
things for longer term like a semester.>>[COUGH]
>>So I’m gonna, I kind of mix this in fun slides, with some the kind of the heavier
sign slides but what I did is I. It took my entire family
to live in Europe. And so there was this huge
adventure in trying to get them over to Europe like rent out my house. I have to, I had no job, I basically had
no job, I had no visas that’s first 3 days before we’re suppose to leave they
have to give me a visa to stay there. So anyway, pulled it all together
right over there, ended up in France. I chose to live in France because I
wanted to travel to all the neighboring countries where a lot of the history
is and it’s centrally located. I have some family history in that area
too, so and that’s what we wanted to do. And so I took my wife and my 2 kids. And so this is where we lived for a year. It was a very different experience for us. It was beautiful,
it’s also a scientific center of Europe. I’ll show some of the things
that are going on there, but many many scientists live in Grenoble,
which is in the French Alps region. And they’re there for science reasons. And one of the reasons I moved there was
it was one of the few places I could find an international school for my kids. And I found out later the reason
there is an international school is because of the thousands of scientists
from all over the world that are there. So it actually worked out quite well. Life was very different for my family. We lived in the city. Currently, I live kind of in
the country with chickens and we got bees on our property and
weed-whacking. We lived in a giant 5th
floor of a giant building. We had no car, we took the tram around. My kids drank wine. I thought they were really
like it got system deep, and they’re Instagramming
all their friends. We ate well. [LAUGH] So this was my daily meal there. I joined a band just because I’m having
my midlife crisis at this time, too, try that too. [MUSIC] So I think you guys can
hear the whole song here. How’s this work? There we go. It’s upside down. It’s on now. [MUSIC] So, but then, and we travelled a lot that’s where
I’m gonna talk about the science. This is what is like to
travel with 2 teenage kids, they just were having trouble
adjusting to the train there. As you can see. So what did we do? So one of the trips that we did
was down into Northern Italy, because that’s where Galileo was from and
did some of his things. And we also traveled through England,
Scotland, and Ireland cuz of the history. Stonehenge, going way back to Stonehenge,
things like that. Travelled up into Normandy, Brittany, areas of the extreme tides
that have to do with the moon. And then we did a really big
Trek all through Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, back down through Belgium and
Holland and all that, too. So we went places this was, it was working
trip even though it’s a grand adventure. In [INAUDIBLE] itself I guess that’s
the design for the center it’s a European radiation facility with some 8,000
scientists visiting every year from 22 countries,
2,000 experiments with these. I would ride my bike passed
this place like everyday and that was my daily bike ride. And so pretty till I do that
really advanced this is the most significant x-ray
facility in the world it’s my understanding and
right next to right is this facility which has the most intense
neutron source in the world. And so, a lot of science going on there. Also, but
the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. This is a field trip that my
kids’ school took the kids to. It was in a American school that was
part of an international school. So I got to participate and
see some of that. In terms of astronomy,
there’s the Institute, basically Radio Astronomy Institute was
centered in Grenoble as well. But that was just in
Grenoble where I was living. So then the system in Europe for
kids is different, every 6 weeks they get 2 weeks off, so. This was our 2 week little
trip to explore a few things. Stopped off at the Expo 2015. So that was pretty significant. Went to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
where Galileo grew up as a child. And I put together a silly little video on dropping things off of
the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Share with my classes, and
it’s a little silly but it [INAUDIBLE] [CROSSTALK]
How do you turn it up here? And I’ll get some later, but for now! We must reproduce a famous experiment
that Galileo did 400 years ago! When he dropped a feather off
of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This is the feather. And he showed that things that are light drop at the same
rate as things that are heavy. So we’re gonna walk over here
to the side of the tower and we’re going to drop the feather. [SOUND] [LAUGH]
>>As this little clip, but I flip together some silly stuff. I find that if I engage my classes with
stories, in kind of like show them that science is cool,
that you can go places, you can do thing. This clip is a great example. Go travel, go places. And use that but that really excites
people and so I try to tap into that. This is the Galileo Museum,
these are Galileo’s telescopes, this is actually his finger and his tooth. Turns out there’s a whole story about why
they have his finger and his tooth there. There’s Galileo hanging out
[INAUDIBLE] hang out with Galileo. I went exploring, looking for the famous
villa where Galileo was placed under house arrest till the end of his days after
being excommunicated from the church. And so
the signs in Italian were a little tricky. I’m trying to drive a car
through these little streets, trying to find the place and
I found it, and it was pretty exciting. It’s not open to the public,
but I actually found it and you can lock me up there for the rest
of my days anytime, it’s beautiful. [LAUGH] So it was kind of fun. So real quick, let’s see,
we did, I went to England. England is incredible
international center. There’s the Natural History Museum, the science museums there
were just incredible. I’m gonna go quickly through these slides, just wanted to show the content of
my trip, if you’d like to talk to me more about the specifics, but
I know you guys have other things to do. This is Greenwich International Date Line. Half my body is on the Western Hemisphere,
half’s on the Eastern Hemisphere, and I’ve been trying to pull
it together in a sense. So Stonehenge, my gosh, these alignments that symbolize the 19
year processional cycle of the moon. Of course,
the calendar of the solstices, me there. I went to Ireland, never been to Ireland. It’s my roots, maybe, I don’t know at
the pub there, I’m not sure [LAUGH]. Went to Scotland, they have interesting
perspectives on education I’ve found.>>[LAUGH]
>>These are some of the signs I saw outside of the pubs. Had a look for the Lock Ness Monster,
there’s some kind of science there. Pseudoscience, there’s a lot of
discussions in my classes about pseudo sciences and astrology. And one of the common, I said it’s
actually pretty surprising but common mistake a students make is they say, Mr.
Conrad, I took your astrology class. I’m like, like you remember so much.>>[LAUGH]
>>And then they often say my favorite part was the cosmetology,
and I’m like, thank you.>>[LAUGH]
>>So and of course, astronomy and cosmology. Of course, that many of you
don’t realize that’s Dumbledore, in England by the way that studio is for
the Harry Potter movies, that Dumbledore himself had a telescope. There it is, this is the telescope, it is was actually, one of the most
expensive props ever created for the show. And actually played quite a minor role,
by the time they were done with editing, but they had actually invested
quite a bit in this prop, this big telescope that was
part of Dumbledore’s thing. And then, just to be silly,
I have these little videos, so here’s my daughter flying around. [MUSIC] So we flew around to
check things out there.>>[LAUGHS]
>>Yeah, that is enough [LAUGH].>>[LAUGH].>>So another important little trip
that we took was to Normandy, and of course, Normand and Brittany. Normandy, in particular, because of
the extreme tidal ranges, and of course, tides have to do with the moon. All of you should be very
familiar with the blood blue super moon that we just had,
first one in 150 years here. I don’t know if you saw,
the went to my class and interviewed me at the last minute, on
the matter of the super blue blood moon, and tides of course,
are a big part of that. At Normandy, you’ve got boats that
literally sit on the ground at low tide, and then they come up. There’s Mount St. Michelle, which is an island at high tide
and yet you can walk to it at low tide. They actually have a sign when you drive
out there that says, if you park here, your car may be underwater in a few hours.>>[LAUGH]
>>But of course, you have to speak French, if you don’t
speak French, you gotta figure that out. But once you, in some case, like astronomy is also the study
of your Earth, Earth is a planet. And there’s, this particular character
here has some cup history with a college. This is Zippy Connell,
son of Joseph Connell, taught him biology. Son of Joseph Connell Sr., who taught for many years in drafting and
things like that. Three generations of Connell’s that
were involved with the city college. So he’s a former student of mine,
he’s now in PhD program at Santa Cruz, I keep in touch with him. He came to visit me, I gave him my bike. He traveled around until it was stolen,
and then he called me up, said he’s out of money and took
a train and I took him to the airport. [LAUGH] Next thing we did is the big trip,
we went, started in Switzerland, starting with CERN, in the center,
the worlds largest particle accelerator. I was fortunate enough to be able to go,
here it is, the largest one, it’s in 2 countries, is 20 something
miles around the circumference. I actually was able to go twice, I went in
south east detector and that detector and these are the world’s most expensive,
most sophisticated machines ever built. I saw a, well,
I don’t have time to go there with you but I got to go underground. This is unusual to go underground,
it’s only when they have the facility shutdown for
special cleaning maintenance stuff and it’s only during a couple
weeks of January. So, hard hats down,
this is checking things out. To have all of these,
if you have not enough signs in Europe and has to be kind of symbolic because
people don’t speak our language. So here’s a sign of like you will
die if you like stay here when the red light is on.>>[LAUGH]
>>So this like a collapsed person or something.>>[LAUGH]
>>So anyway, so stopped off at the Montreux Jazz
Festival, music is very mathematical, very scientific gotta
explore all that too. Do you like Gruyere cheese? Then you would realize I was driving to
the town, we gotta stop, I like cheese. How about Cailler Chocolate Factory? Here we are, and you know how that cost?. But then we made it to see
Einstein’s Clock in Zurich. Supposedly the clock that inspired
his special Theory of Relativity. So, for me,
I teach a class called Black Holes. It used to be called Introduction
to Relativity and Cosmology, and all the students were too
afraid to sign up for it. I just changed the name to Black Holes,
I don’t do anything different, and they all sign up pretty fast now.>>[LAUGH]
>>But to be able to say that I’ve seen
this clock that I talk about that Einstein himself was apparently
inspired to see his home. This is the home he lived in
with his wife and his son. And then this is the patent office, this is the famous patent
office where he supposedly, when he was supposed to be doing other
stuff was working on his theories. But this is a funny story, so I show up,
I’m driving through town late at night and I knew it was in this street corner,
I knew the address, right? But there’s like four buildings and
they all look the same. So I thought it was this one,
because I saw a picture of it, right. So I take all these pictures of me in
front of it to share with my students and then I find out that
it’s the wrong building. [LAUGH] Okay. So there’s an astronomer from Lascombes
observatory who I know quite well. Of astronomy and he had go back
to a conference and he said, I’ll take the right picture for you. And he goes back and
he extends me this Google map things and then he takes the picture
of the right place, and he find a signs that even says there’s
the right place, he sends that to me and. Then I went back, again, and
looked in my pictures and found that I had taken a picture of
the right place and I put it there. So these are the stories
I try to tell my classes. Then we moved on, I drove through
Einstein’s birth town of Ulm which didn’t actually play
a big story in his life. Went to Berlin where he was, I’m sorry, Munich where he was a kid,
my kids got to drink beer. It’s actually a special lemonade beer,
right, you’ll vouch for me, right? Not too bad,
it’s mixed with lemonade [LAUGH]. But they’re like.>>There’s still has alcohol.>>What’s that? [SOUND] don’t tell anyone,
just a little bit [LAUGH]. Went to Prague,
that famous Astronomical Clock in Prague. Prague has an observatory. Prague is also where Johannes Kepler, was the royal astronomer and
has that big part of history. You go into the Kepler museum, you’re
ticket has on it the positions of the sun, moon, and planets at the moment
you enter the museum. So he’s famous for basically coming up
with the laws of science and physics that explain that, and so your ticket actually
has that on there, so it’s kind of neat. Berlin, where Einstein was residing and
developing his theories of general relativity,
right up to just when the war started. Then we continued on from Berlin up to,
let me show you where this is. There’s a little island
called the Island of Ven, which is between Denmark and Sweden. That used to be a Danish Island,
it’s now a Swedish island, and so people get that mixed up in
the history books a little bit. But Tycho Brahe, I used to always call him
Tycho Brahe, but I learned on this trip, by talking to the Danish,
it’s Tycho Brahe. So I learned important things here. He had a giant castle and
they don’t have a castle there, but they have hedges that show where it was. And they have another
ground observatory and then you ride bikes through
all the little islands. And in Sweden, it’s legal to ride
your bike on anyone’s property, and you just ride wherever you want and
camp wherever you want. So I went to a museum there and
saw his famous observatory, continued on in Stockholm. Stockholm, of course, is where
Einstein was awarded his Nobel Prize, so had to go there. Former students, so Adam here is
a former student and Astronomy tutor. Sarah is a former student and
Astronomy student. So I met them. Adam, he is one of my most colorful
students and I have so many stories. But the one that I’ll share with you
now is that he says, stay with us, my family wants you to stay with us and
so, I go and arrive and hello. So I go and arrive and I’m talking to him, we’re having a great evening with his
parents and we are really enjoying it. His dad is telling me he’s
gone to the North Pole, he’s actually he’s been to the North Pole,
in an expedition and you’d sleep at night. And the ice would open up, and he’d
worry that he would fall into the ocean. And then he’s telling me yeah,
Adam told me about you guys. All he did is just tell us that this
family from America’s coming and they’re gonna stay for a week with us.>>[LAUGH]
>>That’s all he told me. [LAUGH]
>>I had no idea who you were. Just showed up, and we stayed with
Adam for a week and it was great. The Vasa Museum is probably one of
the most impressive museums, for me personally. It’s about a ship that,
who’s been to the Vasa? Okay, so basically, in terms of science
and engineering, they built the ship. There’s a little bit of debate as to why
they built that third deck of cannons. But they set sail, and within,
the moment it got out to deep water, it flipped over and
sunk and everyone died. And so that was 400 years ago. It’s one of the best preserved ships
of the time, and it’s amazing. You can actually see skeletons,
and they have this ship, and it’s got this story that really ties
in with science and engineering. So I like to share these
stories with my students. Adam now is in the University of Uppsala,
and so we saw his dorm room, he took us to the Chemistry department
where he’s doing Chemistry. So it’s just a really great academic
learning experience for me, in that sense, where my students come from,
where they go to, and things like that. Visited another student in Amsterdam. This was a funny story,
social media at it’s best. I didn’t post a lot of social media stuff,
but at one point mid-trip I said, I’m traveling through these countries. And he sees this and he says, be sure
to stop by Amsterdam when you come by. It was the day I was driving to Amsterdam. I’m like, well I’ll be there in an hour,
he says great! And he met us for dinner,
showed us around. He is amazing, he has designed this
very advanced Astrolabe, Sky and Telescope Magazine has featured it as
a new innovative product for the year. And he designed this himself, and
is having these laser engraved. So he’s just a great example of
the industriousness of our students. Okay, driving back,
this is actually another funny story. Driving back towards Grenoble,
near the the end, I know my time is up, pretty much, if not already. But in driving along, and we’re going
to these empty fields in Belgium, like just totally empty grassy fields,
and my son says dad, I just saw a rocket. I’m like, you saw a rocket? Yeah, we just drove by a rocket. Really, I didn’t see it. So I’m like, you’re sure? I turned around, I went back, and
there was a rocket in this field. Turns out it was the Euro Space Center
in Transinne or something, and it’s this huge place,
I didn’t even know about it. I just drove by it. [LAUGH] And it was huge, it was great. In Strasbourg there’s the famous
Astronomical Clock of Strasbourg. And then I just wanna conclude by saying that you have to also explore
the possibility of UFOs. There’s a band called UFO,
that’s very popular in France. Some of these days,
I want you to see them play too.>>[LAUGH]
>>And so that concludes my presentation. But I just wanted to say that it was,
I wanna conclude by saying that it was the most significant professional
development activity of my life. I know there’s often debate
about the value of sabbaticals. And I just wanna say that this is
something I never could have done without the opportunity to
actually live in the country. And take the time to research where to go, to research the background of these
places, to meet people, to interview them. Just to take time in developing
the multimedia materials to share with my classes to generate interest,
enthusiasm, and excitement. And when people take sabbatical like this,
it looks like a little vacation. But this was financially
extremely challenging. My wife couldn’t, we lost her income, I no longer could do overloads which of
course we depended on to pay our mortgage. We had to rent out our house and logistically my kids had
to find new schools. And this was a real big challenge for
my family, and it is a life changing event for me as a teacher as well as of course
my kids, it’s a big deal for them too. So I wanna thank the school for supporting
sabbaticals, and I hope that you will continue to support sabbaticals to allow
teachers to really professionally grow. I really have so much more to offer
my classes now and I thank you.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Thank you, does the board have any comments or
questions?>>Yeah, questions.>>I hope you didn’t buy one of
those little locks for the bridge, I saw you had those.>>I did not add any locks,
I thought there were enough there, there were enough there.>>I know they have
a lock shop right there. My husband thought it was so
handy that it was right there.>>That’s right,
it’s almost like black market.>>No, this is a trap.>>I noticed that in a number of places,
it was a thing to do, I think.>>Yeah, it’s with bridges.>>I didn’t know that was a thing.>>But I loved,
I just loved your enthusiasm, I’m sure your children appreciated
being over there too for a year. That was quite an adventure.>>Sort of.
>>For two teens. [LAUGH] I know.>>No, actually it’s-
>>But they would have been unhappier here. [LAUGH]
>>Seriously, when I told them they were going,
they’re like what, you’re taking, I’m a junior in high school,
I’m going to miss my, you know. They’re just absolutely livid,
there was this, I was like the meanest dad in the world. We get over there and then it’s like,
do we have to go back? They actually wanted to stay,
it was actually the most, it was really surprising and
I was really happy.>>I have a comment,
the reason I have support of the board, is support of the sabbaticals. [INAUDIBLE]
>>Of course I wouldn’t have, with your support is why I was able to go.>>When, I’m sure others have
had the same experience. But I went through my college years,
I found that over half my professors just sort of taught outta the book and
there wasn’t like any real enthusiasm. And, it’s funny,
[INAUDIBLE] pushing 70 now. I look back and I still remember-
>>Can you speak up?>>Those professors that were so
enthusiastic. I can remember the stories they
told me and their nicknames. All kinds of stuff. And it just doesn’t go away. When you put some emotion
into what you’re teaching and you relate to it and you set an example. So I believe that that
is to be commended and my primary reason for
supporting the program.>>Yeah I hope to bring
the subject matter to life for my students and
this helped me immeasurably. Just to tell stories and show pictures.>>That was great, thank you.>>Great.>>Well, thank you for the presentation. I was at the Galileo Museum myself
this summer so it was nice. And my daughter’s taking the art
history at Santa Barbara High, so Ms. Neigh mirrors your excitement and so
when she shows the children [INAUDIBLE]. The renaissance art of
Florence when she was there.>>That’s great.>>And it just brings the past to life. Thank you for
taking your family on that adventure. That brings us to item 6.2,
Forecasts, Lindsey Moss. Thanks for doing this.>>I think this is the second time
I’ve had to talk about the budget after an exciting topic like this. It’s like I really can’t-
>>It is pretty good.>>I don’t know,
I don’t think I can [INAUDIBLE]>>[CROSSTALK]>>Well it doesn’t matter you don’t have to put it up. You can put it up if you want,
we’re gonna pass it around. Okay, so I’m not gonna spend a ton of
time on this because we have another presentation after this. But back when we have our fiscal
subcommittee this is something we would always go through so want to bring it to
the full board at this point in time. So on January 17th the governor gave
us his January budget proposal. And luckily we had James office
bursar controller was able to go to the actual workshop and learn about that. I had to stay here with all
the things going on around here, I think we were busy with
the Union School that week. All of our disasters, but
the budget right now is mostly good news. So, this is nice for change,
the revenues are projecting to come in higher that helps us with our Prop
98 general fund guarantee that we’ll be receiving more to the K-12 and
California Community Colleges as well. I’m not kinda jump around,
I’m not gonna follow this specifically cuz there’s different
points I wanna talk about. You guys can read it on your own or
may already have read similar information. But once the big new changes
is this new funding formula that the Governor’s proposing. So right now we are funded primarily
on our FTS and the size of our college, the number of students that we serve. And the new funding formula that’s being
proposed and will most like go forward is based on this new split of the 50%,
25%, 25%. The 50% is basically the same way
it is right now, based on our FTS. So half of our funding will be on
our FTS as it has been in the past. But the new parts are the 25%
being funded based on how many of our students are receiving the Bog Waiver,
so it’s basically our low income students. And that’ll be compared to all the other
community colleges in the state. So if we’re a community
college serving more low income students then other colleges,
we’ll receive a larger piece of that pie. And in this area we do serve
quite a few low income students. We haven’t seen the numbers yet,
this is all newly proposed. We don’t have any information explaining
to us where other colleges are at. We don’t have concrete numbers
from the Governor yet, so we’re all anxiously awaiting that. But our suspicion here is that we should
fair pretty well in that area because we do have a lot of low income students
here compared to other colleges. Then that last piece of the pie
here is about our certificate and degree programs and
how well we do in that area. And we know Santa Barbra City colleges]
very well in that, in the transfer area. So although this is a new
funding formula that’s nobody’s quite sure exactly how
that’s going to work. But we’re feeling like it’s
not gonna be bad news for us, It’s not gonna hinder us too
much from what we’ve seen now. So that’s a good thing. The other thing to focus
on is that there is a hold harmless provision that
the governor’s providing. That if for some reason you do drop below
where you were being funded before in prior years, so I’m not gonna hold you
to this completely in the first year. So I’m kind of giving you a year to
get used to this new funding formula. But there’s a lot of
open questions on this, exactly how it’s gonna work,
exactly what data it’s gonna be based on, we haven’t heard that
kind of information yet. And I don’t know if you
guys want me to stop, and if you guys have questions about that
particular piece, or want to discuss it.>>Yeah, we have one.>>Have they given you any
indication of when you will get the comparative figures for
the community colleges?>>Mm-hm, not yet.>>Okay.>>Yeah.
>>When I read about this before, a week ago or so, it seemed like there was a forgiveness thing,
like you’re not gonna get paid less. We’ll have plenty of time
to adjust to changes.>>Right. The one year that I was just
talking about one year [CROSSTALK]>>So there will be a lifetime of effecting this.>>And they’re even funding 175
million just for that portion.>>Do you?
>>Yeah.>>Yeah, but essentially it starts on July 1st,
is that correct?>>Yeah, yes it’s going to start, so we’ll
hear more about it in the May revise, like we always do. We have this time period
between January and May, where we hear about what
the Governor’s proposing in January and then a lot of things can change in
the legislature between now and May. And then in May we’ll get
the final information, which always makes it tough for
us to budget. Because we’re trying to put
together all the information and we don’t have the final information
until right before we need to adopt the tentative budget.>>So in developing a budget,
not knowing how we would actually fall on this new allocation-
>>Mm-hm.>>How are you gonna move forward?>>I’m gonna be doing a lot
of work with other CBOs. Most CBOs are very active in trying
to understand all this work. So I’ve got a whole host of emails and
conference calls that my region, we have a CBO region,
that we’ll be working on. And some of those CBOs
are on the Board and they have a lot more knowledge and
kind of inside information where I’m gonna be working with them in trying
to figure out how is everybody doing.>>One thing that we do know about
our governor is that he’s an out of the box thinker and
he will propose things that many times will get modified and manipulated and
changed as time goes along. And so in some ways, although,
as Lindsay points out, we’re tracking this very closely. To see how might play
out in its current form. But we’re also trying to figure
out what kind of changes, what kind of negotiations are going
on behind the scenes in Sacramento. So we don’t get too down into the reasons, spend a whole bunch of time trying to come
up with massive spreadsheets and such, before we actually know what
we’re trying to create. And so it’s a balancing act, it’s
a balancing act to try to keep up on it.>>Yeah.>>So will they give you a similar
template like the LCAP or->>I don’t know yet but that’s what we’re all working on and
talking about and there’s actually some formulas being circulated right now
of ideas of what might look like.>>And I guess just in my head thinking, when you look at the demographic you can
look at the LCAP for is somewhat unified, then that gives you an idea of where
that 25% of the funding would come from with the pre-introduced and
the titlement category that they receive. And I kind of see all of this working
in tandem with the foundation and the college promise grant and kind of
just seem, are this locally I think it gives you an idea the potential
of the college going students that could potentially [INAUDIBLE] just
looking at the local outcasts. Not that you want to read all
the pages but I did [INAUDIBLE] and it does give you an idea of these folks so
yeah. Well, good luck to your team. [LAUGH]
>>I want to make one other comment about the 120 million to create a fully
online community college. It’d be the 115th community college. We had a meeting,
a telephone conference meeting with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Dr.
Priscilla Butler, Luz Reyes Martin, myself,
Vice President Aboud. We had an opportunity to spend
some time explaining that the effort of trying to reach additional
2.5 million students that may not have access to higher education
is certainly a worthy goal and one that is important to pursue. But we also pointed out that
there are concerns in terms of how that 2.5 million potential
students might be reached, relative to using this mode of online. Which has been shown many times not
to be the most effective way to reach students that have
just a high school diploma. And may be underprepared for
college level work. So we spent sometime with
her very effectively. Dr. Butler did an excellent job
of presenting from the academic senate perspective, faculty perspective
the issues that relate to all of that. And I think that was
a worthy effort In my view, I don’t know if Dr. Bob you might
want to say anything about it?>>Thank you.
No, I think it was very productive. It sounded as if, she and
other legislators don’t have a lot of information about the proposal for
the online college. So I think having that
Conversation at least makes them aware of some of the concerns
that have been placed to date.>>I have a couple of other just specifics
that I wanna point out that are on the second page on the back here. Good news in terms of COLA. He’s currently proposing
a 2.5% increase in COLA. And it always is relieving
to see that it’s also being applied to many of
the categoricals and grants. So that’s useful for
our budget and for those folks. Because we do pass along
the COLA to all of our employees, whether we’ve received the funding
on the grant side or not. So it helps those grants to be
given the same COLA as well. And another one that is near and
dear to my heart in my new role here on the deferred
maintenance and instructional equipment. [LAUGH] That there will be
additional one time money for that, similar to the amounts
we’ve received before but this one has a pretty good
chunk about $3 million. And of course, we’ll have to go
through the process of deciding how we wanna use that because it can
be divided between different means in instructional equipment and
in the way what we choose. So we’ll work on that with all of
our shared governance groups and decide a good way to allocate that. But hopefully that one will come
to fruition because we do need to do some maintenance items and
buy more instructional equipment for our students in classrooms.>>[COUGH]
>>And it’s good that there’s continued funding on the Prop 51
with the School Facilities Bond. This is something that I’m
starting to keep an eye out for with one project that we do have in
the pipeline with them, for funding. This will not impact what we have in
the pipeline right now because this is for projects that have already been approved. But it’s nice to see that they
are continuing to fund those. And with the five new
ones they’re funding for 1819 there were 15 others
that were not approved. So those would be in next year’s
ranking again against ours, but we still felt pretty good that ours
that actually ranked pretty high because the health and safety needs ours. So that’s the update on that one. That’s about all I wanted to cover.>>Any additional questions,
comments for Lindsay? Yes Marty.
>>I just want to assure our new board member that we don’t always
speak in foreign tongues here.>>[LAUGH]
>>Only when I speak. [LAUGH]
>>Can make a note of the vocabulary but I’d have to-
>>[LAUGH]>>Studies so I’m really glad because [CROSSTALK] this
is a perfect of example of the kind of thing that we all had get used to that,
I mean you do get used to it. Lindsay speaks very well. [CROSSTALK]
>>And then Angie, did you note Vice President is here.>>[INAUDIBLE]
>>Okay,>>I think next time I have to bring fun pictures of Berlin or something.>>[LAUGH]
>>This is good. So that takes us to item 6.3, Presentation
in SPCC auxiliary services, Lindsay Moss.>>So while Lindsay’s getting set up I
want to just make a couple comments.>>You can have it if you want.>>One of the things is that, in the past this has not been a real
focus of our presentation for the board, this area of
Auxiliary Services which includes both the Book Store operations and
Food Services operations. And so, what we are showing you here
today is I think one of the first times that it’s actually been presented in this
package of those two areas put together. And Lindsay will go into a little
bit more about the organizational structure of that. We have Paul Miller who is here,
he’s the director of Auxiliary Services. And has been doing just an outstanding
job running both of these operations, which are significant for the college,
obviously significant for our students. But as you’ll see,
they are challenging in many ways, but Paul has certainly stepped
up to meet that challenge. And we’re certainly proud of the work
that he’s done in the last what, year, year and a half?>>Auxiliary Services, yeah.>>Yeah, so
congratulations to all your successes.>>Thank you.
>>So I don’t know who wants to go first.>>I’m gonna start off.>>Okay.
>>But you did a great job introducing, so.>>[LAUGH]
>>Yeah, it’s perfect. I think we’re just gonna stay seated
if everyone’s okay with that. Cuz we’re gonna kinda trade-off and
go back and forth through these slides and answer questions. As always with my presentations,
I don’t know if it’s good or bad, I have a lot of content. So feel free to just ask questions
as we go if you feel the need. So for the last year and a half we’ve got a new structure going on. So here’s what we’re gonna go through but
we’ll get to that. I want to talk about the structure
that we have set up. So I don’t know if anyone and
of course, Mr. Miller, you’re brand new, so
he’s not familiar with this at all. But how our structure
was setup in that past? We had underneath the Vice President
of Business Services, we had the Director of the Campus Store
and we had the Director of Food Services. Two completely different roles,
of course we’re on the same team and work together exhaustively. But unfortunately, in December of 2016,
our Director of Food Services passed away. So at the time we were having a lot of
changes, a lot of folks coming and going. And with his departure, we were very
lucky to have Paul Miller here, he was already our Director of
the Campus Store, and he quickly stepped into the role of overseeing on
an interim basis both areas. I learned, and I didn’t know a whole
lot about Paul’s background that point in time, that he was one of
our culinary students back when he was a student here at
Santa Barbra City College. He ran multiple restaurants and
catering business, so, anyway he had a lot of background in retail stores and things
of that nature, in Starbucks of course. But it really came together
well with all his expertise and interest in food and
culinary to oversee all of the venues. And having worked with
the business services team for a while already, here at Santa Barbara
City College, I could see that there’s a lot of synergies between
those two different businesses. And having one person overseeing them
at the same time was gonna provide a huge benefit to the college. So we made the decision to go forward and
create a director of auxiliary services overseeing campus store and
food services together. And we were able to have Paul Miller
fill that role officially starting back in July the 1st of last year,
so it’s been great to have him. And as a part of that change, we eliminated the Director of
Food Services position completely. And we created two new supervisor roles,
so not director roles but supervisor roles in the Campus Store and
in Food Services. And that helps him focus on the high
level strategy, planning projects, etc., and have some folks more on
the ground running operations and doing things of that nature. And we also have great people Shane and
Sandy. Shane worked in the store before,
has lots of extra tees and textbooks. He has worked at Arizona State University,
San Diego State University, and in stores for
a very long on the textbook side. And then Sandy came from
the Culinary Arts program. She had been cooking in our JSB
kitchen for, how many years?>>31.>>31 years? She’s very cute. She told me she was finally getting tired
of making bacon everyday for the members.>>[LAUGH]
>>And she has been a tremendous asset to get up
into our cafeteria and into the kitchen. She’s carried all new menus
with all new recipes, and the food, please go in the cafeteria, it’s
not like cafeteria food, it’s fantastic. So we’ll talk about that more. But I did wanna explain how excited
we are about having both of them in this new structure and how well it
is working for the whole college. So, with that said though,
>>[LAUGH]>>I’m gonna pass along to Paul one of our many millers now we have another miller. And he is gonna talk about some of
the specific of what he is working on strategic wise in food
services in the Campus Store.>>Okay, and starting with
Food Services I just wanted to kind of go over where in a nutshell,
what I inherited, where we are today and then where we
hope to go in the next three years. What we’re focusing on
are the strengths that I can see that Food Services has,
the weaknesses that Food Services has, and how we can recreate that to make
this a great profitable business. So Food Services focus along with
exceptional customer services to provide high quality fresh ingredients
in every meal we make, and so this is a year in review. In July of 2017 Food Services and
Satellite Services combined. Satellite Services was yet
another group or department, if you will,
that jsut focused on the coffee shops. We saw that their food services
was too spread out and we started at that point to combine
this different departments if you will. And then at the same time due
to problematic shifts and culinary these campus cafeteria had
been run by the culinary program for I was in 82 probably since
the 50s since it was started. So there was a staff of two teachers,
professors, and then about nine students
running the campus cafeteria. At that point, they left to go downstairs
as they redid their program and we hired a full staff, one being
Sandy to recreate what they had and bring it even further with new fresh
menus and food ideas like that. With clear goals and focus Food Services
moved forward with fresh new menus and all our locations. So Sandy is actually a position that
never existed in Food Services, they had a director who had
to focus on new projects in front of the house and
back of the house if you will. There was always a position that
was supposed to focus on food but it was the same levels
that many other positions that some of them just did daily
cooking of hamburgers and whatnot. That wasn’t working out. So this supervisory position,
with Chef Sandy, focuses on everything that
you eat here that’s fresh. So she’s in charge of making
all the menus, ensuring that her chefs under her understand
exactly how to produce these menus. And go around engage in quality
control on a daily basis. So we’ve seen real success there.>>I just wanna compliment Paula and Sandy
for the menus that they’ve come up with. These are not as Lindsay points out, these
are not bare bones, mess hall type menus. These are extensive gourmet dishes
that they’re coming up with. Several entrees,
lots of side dishes that are really good. They’re good quality,
they taste really good. So I just wanna make
sure that we talk about that these are high end quality
products that are being produced. And it’s not like days a hold. I don’t know if people have had
an opportunity to eat there, but it really is very, very good.>>And they’re meaning, hopefully, every
venue that we have in West Cafeteria, East Cafeteria-
>>Fobelos.>>Fobelos, Mexican restaurant
we have here, Pacific Cafe so,>>Yeah, yeah, [INAUDIBLE] stuff.>>And then on this past six months,
this is basically six months here at the Campus Center building
equipment had to be upgraded. That that is a result of the campus
center not going down and being rebuilt. So in that category there was quite
a bit of equipment that was there in the 80s when I was a In school, and it was kind of patch together to keep
going because I thought was the campus center would go down and
at that point they would replace it. Well since it didn’t go down, there was
a very unsafe equipment in there and we got an opportunity to
upgrade some of that equipment. And then here,
this is where we’re introducing Sandy. She was in the culinary program for
31 years. And just going around campus, you can
tell that she’s doing a very great, focused job. And then I just wanted to
introduce you all to a couple, sift through the venues
that we do currently have. We have the East and
West campus Cafeteria. Chef Antonio and Chef Timothy
are running these kitchens under Sandy. And they’re serving everything from
sea food to desserts, Asian, American, Italian cuisine specials. Fresh salads including each
one has a full salad bar. Fresh soups and a variety of
pre-packaged snacks and beverages. Favelas, which is right over here,
is under Chef Fernando and he’s offering a Mexican style restaurant. And he serves items such as chicken
pastor, asada and vegetarian burritos, tacos, nachos, quite a few Mexican
side dishes and they can come plated. And we’re looking into catering also
out of that because it’s being so sought after. Then we have another place,
the last place is called Natural Bowls. And it’s an Acai based
product which is a very, it’s actually a berry from
a certain type of palm tree that has a bunch of antioxidants and
vitamins and what not. And business is around Santa Barbara
have recognized this and actually opened up based on this business,
so we tried it out, Mat Sullivan tried
it out and it’s doing fairly well, it’s pretty pricey, but
you’ll see Lindsey in that line every day.>>[LAUGH] Yeah, I eat there a lot. [LAUGH] It’s my favorite. It’s very good.>>Where is it?>>Natural Bowls is actually inside
the cafeteria, where the seating area is.>>Mm-hm, yeah, yeah. It’s not a stand-alone venue,
it’s inside of this building. Now you just have a couple more,
your Pacific Cafe and the coffee.>>Pacific Cafe. Pacific Cafe is that beach style
trailer that’s out on West Campus. And we wanted to set up
like a beach snack bar. That’s film crew did a bunch of very nice
plants there and we have picnic benches and it is offering a menu,
we want to do some signature items there. There is the Ledbetter Burger, the Carroll
burger, a variety of street tacos and BBQ Chicken sandwiches and
we also use it as a venue for catering when it’s shut and it was very
successful at the 4th of July event. So we wanted to throw that in there. And then we do have the coffee
kiosks around campus. One is located in the library and one located here right in the here,
optimize, yeah. Let’s see now, okay.>>Do you want me to do the money? Or do you wanna take it. The money’s just the best part.>>[LAUGH]
>>If you do it correctly, I’ll let you.>>[LAUGH]
>>Go on. I’ll go on the money cart, yeah. So this is some history before Paul was
working on the food service, but it’s always good for all of us to understand
where we’ve been and where we’re headed. And food service over the years, and I’m gonna start off with a little quick
accounting lesson cuz food service and campus store are different and
it’s confusing and complicated. But food service is a completely
separate fund from the general fund. So, it’s all on its own. It’s set up as a other special
revenue fund which in essence means it’s not designed to make money,
it’s designed to serve our students. And be separate from the general fund. It’s never had any money
coming from the general fund. It’s never been supported by
the general fund over all these years. So, what they have to do with a lot of
their funds is remodel the buildings, update the venues, and that’s what
they did for quite a few years. These four years where it’s negative. Ironically, we were looking at
what kind of remodels they did and how much money they spent. And it’s about that amount of money. Typically, they would break even,
make $100 or $200, 000. But during those years, they were negative because of all
the remodels they were doing. And they’ve literally remodeled every
single food venue we have on campus during those years. So, they’re in great condition
right now and the traffic flow is good like in the JSP, they did a whole
new layout in West Camp’s Cafeteria. So, a lot of investments were made during
that time but it was very worthwhile. And now, we are in 2016-17, it’s the first
year where Paul was involved and we’re happy to see that
it did have a profit. And their profits just fall to the ending
fund balance like we’re familiar with for the unrestricted general funds,
same kind of idea. So they do need to have a buffer, you can
see I just made a little note here with the ending fund balances where and
have been. So, you could see that they have a larger
balance of 740 that they used up as they did the remodels and
now they’re around 310. So they do need a cushion for any type of large expenditures they
may need to make through out the year. They need new software for the registers
or new equipment or things like that. So that’s the past. Paul and I have been spending a lot
of time together, we meet, we have one hour weekly meetings that are never an
hour they’re always much much longer and there’s always more than
one a week some how. But we’ve been really focused on talking
about food service in the campus store venues and strategies and where we’re
headed and what we’re trying to do and to make sure that we can meet
the goals that we’re trying to meet. So we’ve been looking at projections and
talking about where we’re at. This year, the goal of our projection is
to break even this year, this year has been a little bit of a tough year with the
change in the Culinary Arts Program and having to hire more people,
there were some costs to that. And also trying out the different
venues with the Pacific Cafe trailer. But we’re very much on a mission
to at least break even and contain our ending fund
balance that we have. And going forward, we’re looking to
just continue to be self-sustaining and do as well as we can but we’re not seeing us making half
a million of dollar from these venues. It’s really a service of the students
provide good quality food for fit prices. And also great jobs for our students. Most of our students who work on
campus are working in our food venues, which is a great asset for them. Do you have anything else you
want to add on the money?>>I wanted to add something on the money. You know, this is really ambitious to
show any kind of a profit, most of these Auxiliary organizations like this,
really are shooting for a break even. So I do applaud you for trying to set goals that
are higher than just break even. But that is what
sustainability is all about. You’re gonna need those extra money
to support things that come along, I mean stuff happens, things blow up,
burners don’t work, whatever. And you’ll need some replacements for
that, that’s why it’s important for us[to be
able to have that money set aside for a future infrastructure issues or
whatever like come along Yeah. And Paul is gonna share with us
next what we’ve been talking about, what some of this plans are and ideas are. To make sure that we can continue
to be self sustaining and make a little bit of profit at
the end of the day hopefully.>>[COUGH]
>>So I kind of alluded to it a little bit earlier but what we need to do
is focus on what’s working. And what is actually a sustainable
viable business on campus. And with that in mind, in spring 2018 and going forward there will be
a focus on our strengths. We will continue to address
staffing issues, improve menu’s, service, and facilities at the East and
Wes Cafeterias. We’re committed to only adding menus and services that our current
labor can support. And the new direction for
the Pacific Cafe, unfortunately, today was the last day it’s open. But that’s because we have exciting
ideas for what we want to make it into. We had a lot of good reaction and response
to some of the menu items on there. But we realized that a lot of this menu
items can be absorbed in our venues that are doing well and are strong and
have been in here for a long time. So that menu’s gonna be
bettered out into this venues. And then in the future, we’re looking into
possibly consolidating the coffee shops, and that seems like a perfect coffee shop. It’s right next to one of the main
arteries for the students walking by. And then this natural bowls is
kind of in an odd location, and things in a blender seem to marry things
coming out of coffee shops very well. So we’re thinking about
combining those two, and we figure it could reduce flavor
up to four people an hour. So that’s a significant help to
the business in the end of the day. The Pacific Cafe then out there
will be used as a catering kitchen. A lot of caterers that come to
campus to do weddings or go to any venue will pay more if there
is a kitchen available to them. Otherwise they have to rent all that
equipment and it’s a very usable updated kitchen inside that trailer right on
that lawn which is just a perfect sight. So we see a lot of good things
in the future for that venue. Also under new direction we’ll work
to combine coffee shops and venues, I’ve mentioned that. We are developing a pick-up
style coffee service. We are looking into taking a certain
level of the catering away from culinary that doesn’t seem
to fit in their plan anymore. And one of the things
that we are looking at is making a menu that
includes up to 25 people. And it’s more like sort of
a continental breakfast type menu, something that you could order
from Starbucks actually. Like a Joe to go, with 25 cups
of coffee and then pastries and some fruit and some prepackaged items,
so we’re looking into that. And then another commitment we have
is we’ll only use the equipment and facilities and staff that we currently have to get
any one of these new ideas done. I think that we have ample staff already. In fact I think that we have too
much staff in a few places and so our commitment or my message to the team
is that we’re not hiring anymore. Get comfortable, or
get deployed differently if we need to but this is it and they’re starting to
realize that that’s the best plan. And then we’re moving
on to the Campus Store.>>Do you want questions?>>I was just gonna say that. Does anybody have any questions
before we move to the Campus Store? Because they might wanna talk about food. [LAUGH]
>>And with your previous presentation, too, I didn’t ask the staff and
guests that are here, please feel free and join us.>>Thank you.>>Well, I just had a, I think the kind of organizational thinking and
planning that you’re putting into this, and really assessing where we are and
where we need to go makes great sense. And I really appreciate that. I was kind of wondering if as you’ve
looked at where we had been in some of those things. Seeing this on the agenda I went back and
looked at our budgets for these areas. And one of the things really
stood out to me as kind of what happened though I hadn’t notice,
and I’m just wondering, did you have the experience trying to
reconstruct where we’ve been at all?>>On the food service side?>>Yeah.
>>Well, we definitely did on the part where I described the remodels where,
wait a minute? Why were we negative $245,000 in 13/14? So that helped me understand it a lot,
to realize we did this major construction project, we did another major
construction project here and there. I don’t know if there was anything else
that struck you as odd, or if that was.>>Well,
the thing that jumped out at me was that we had had a budget-ending
balance in 15/16. That was budgeted to the almost 700,000. And then when we got to
the actual it was 232,000 so it was like this 450,000 and
it didn’t immediately make sense to me given the loss of
110,000 that year, what happened?>>Yeah. And so I think what you’re describing
is the difference between the budget and the actual.>>Yes.>>That’s what you’re asking is why
there is a big difference between budget and actual.>>What happened there apart
from the 110 that we got down.>>I thought this was pretty clear,
cuz serving on both the facilities and committee-
>>Right.>>Back then,
cuz they were doing all these things. And it all fit together pretty nicely. And there are new ideas that down,
all kinds of stuff happening in remodels. And it looks pretty good. I might have some questions
on the bookstore end of it. But this part,
I’m pretty familiar with already.>>Yeah, I’m just not seeing it in
this budget is what I’m saying.>>Yeah, I’m
>>Yeah, and I was just wondering if Lindsay had seen some reason that-
>>Yeah, off hand I can take a look at those years,
but off hand I haven’t studied the [INAUDIBLE]
so I wouldn’t wanna say, yeah.>>Okay, well that’s fine,
I just sort of like [LAUGH]>>One thing that is difficult.>>[LAUGH]
>>I just want to say that one thing that is difficult and maybe this kinda goes
to your point [INAUDIBLE] is that we’re all new in these positions and so
looking back at some of those numbers. And trying to reconstruct exactly where
they came from and what was going on. And some of the transfers
that were going on, it becomes really laborious in terms
of trying to figure it all out. In some ways it kind of a [INAUDIBLE]
in expedition to try and figure out what actually happened. So what we’re really doing is we
understand all that, it’s all I did, we’ve got it all squared away. But we’re really focusing as I think
Paul’s done a good job of laying out on future, what our future plan is,
how we can sustain this thing. But I mean-
>>No, you’re right, and I’m not suggesting that a lot of
time needs to be put into it so much as if you already understood, okay,
that was [INAUDIBLE] or something.>>Yeah.>>It’s not obvious from just
the summary that we have what happened>>To that, I went in seeing these numbers, and totally removed from it, but
sitting in management meetings and stuff. And there was just a lot of spending. And under this umbrella,
there was a lot of spending and to upgrade a lot of venues. And I recognized that because I was
sitting in the campus store which can only spend money that they generate. And I recognize it because I was thinking,
gosh, I wish I could have some of that.>>[LAUGH]
>>But [LAUGH] that’s kind of as deep as I got, so.>>Yeah, actually the money that I think
either of these, I know the campus store, generates is basically on
restricted general fund money. It can go to whatever to support students. And if you’re in a situation like
that where you’re saying, gosh, I really need some of that. And maybe we’re looking at food service
more than the campus store at this point. It’s a two-way street, and
then you can say, okay, these are among the things that we need. Let’s put it in with everything else.>>I don’t think that there’s
a legal reason you can only spend the money you generate. I think it’s part of what we prioritize
as we look at repairs and improvements.>>Sure, good to know [LAUGH].>>So excuse me,
where is the food source from primarily? The food service is a local resource mainly or-
>>It’s such a large production that as much as can be sourced locally is, but with the quantity of
the numbers going through there, the larger percentage, I can’t give
you an exact percentage, is not.>>It’s more not locally sourced?>>Absolutely.>>This is, these venues are very large. Compared to most of the restaurants,
the cafeteria. Now that being said, some of it, a lot more is now that Sandy’s here than
was because she doesn’t wanna open a can. So thank you for bringing it up actually.>>As fresh as possible.>>As fresh as possible and more
sustainable product is being introduced. Because if you are passionate
about cooking, you know the difference in quality. And that’s what we’re looking for is still
trying to serve not only the students, but the staff eat here every day and
the faculty eat here every day. And they’ve been eating here for, from a business perspective,
very inexpensively. [LAUGH] So we can’t go in there and
just raise prices and say that’s how we’re gonna break even or
make money. We gotta figure out how we’re gonna do
it and raise the quality of the menu. And luckily we have Sandy. She knows her way around, having coming
from culinary which is a smaller venue, like the GVR,
they can source more fresh ingredients. And she knew where to get those. And so a lot of them are being
incorporated into the menus now.>>Thank you.>>Sure.>>Well, two things. One, we’re talking so much about food for a guy who missed lunch-
>>[LAUGH]>>There’s brownies.>>Yeah, we have brownies.>>We could help you out. I know some people.>>[LAUGH]
>>I want to support your hypothesis about a catering center. As one who was at conferences on campus structured on a regional basis,
when we had no such option, we had to go off campus and
bring food on by different vendors. And that sometimes gave you cause for
concern. So this is the,
I think well worth experimenting.>>Sure.>>And is there any hope anytime soon
that we get the GDR back on track?>>Well, that interestingly enough,
is not enough under my umbrella.>>The gourmet dining room and
the GDR, our culinary labs and actually the GDR is open now, I believe.>>Yeah.
[CROSSTALK]>>Thursdays and Fridays.>>Thursdays and Fridays,
they just started. And the crew that they have that’s
taking care of that is a top notch crew. But that’s under the culinary program, so
that’s an actual educational department.>>Okay, it’s interesting
from your own discussion of the infrastructure and
housing everything under one roof.>>Mm-hm, yeah,
I should have mentioned that, that culinary is an academic department. It’s a culinary program with lab techs and
lab.>>Yeah, the only change was them coming
out of the kitchen in the cafeteria in the east campus.>>Yeah.>>They still have that JSP in EDR that
they’ve been running for a very long time.>>They’ve always ran that but they
also did cooking for the cafeteria and then they came out with it, yeah.>>Just to follow up,
I agree with you about the catering. I think that’s gonna be really
valuable because of the wedding venue. Because in [INAUDIBLE] Park,
we don’t have a kitchen. Gives me an idea, maybe we should put
a kitchen up there for the catering. I just think the beauty
of that west campus, along with having the kitchen right there,
I think very profitable. But what I wanted to say was
that Santa Barbara, we were talking about having a joint meeting with
the school district of Santa Barbara. They have an amazing person, not that we
don’t, but they have an amazing person named Nancy Weiss who has changed the
whole concept of how these children eat. And has done a great job with
fresh foods and all kinds of things that seems almost impossible to
anybody who has been teaching in a school. So I don’t know, you might want to
explore that a little bit just to see if that’s something that
might be of interest to us. She started maybe ten years ago, managing-
>>They cater.>>They cater, so. We thought of non-elementary
school catering.>>Yeah.>>It’s good.>>Thanks for that.>>Yeah.>>Okay, so.>>So we’re moving onto the campus store.>>Yeah, and the first thing Paul’s
going to talk about on the campus store is the book rental program. And I know working with the board for
the last few years, that there’s been a lot of
questions about how’s that going? What is it?
So we wanted to bring it to you today. And just the little introduction to it is that it was back in,
now I’m gonna say the wrong year, back in 2016 when there was an investment
made from the lottery fund. So a special source of funds that we receive from the state that
can be used for instructional supplies. At the time, there was a decision
to take some of the monies there because there was a large balance in
that fund and it was growing every year. So a decision was made to take
$500,000 out of there and use it as an investment into the bookstore for seed
money into building the rental program. So we’re gonna have Paul go through
that and explain to you how that works, what happened and
where we are out with that.>>So it’s a tricky program, you can ask questions any [INAUDIBLE]. So the journey of a textbook
basically is what we’re gonna talk about when it comes to the rental program. Initially, we have a system
in there called Verba and what Verba does is it takes
the schedule out of Argos and it talks to each individual
professor assigned to a class and encourages them to adopt their book for
the next semester as soon as possible. In some what of an irritating matter
in fact, it progressively gets more irritating if you don’t-
>>[LAUGH]>>Which is a beautiful piece of software. Henly knows a lot about it,
I’m sure, he’s. [LAUGH] So the way, the journey of
a textbook is that Verba is sending out reminders and helping professors through
the process of adopting their book. In this software when
they open up their email, they can see books that they adopted for
that particular class in the past. And including, if you go deeper,
books that have been adopted for that class by other people. When we get 80% of those books in, 80% of those classes are covered
with the required textbook adoption, we send that to a vendor,
a book wholesaler. And we say tells us which books
in these lists you will adopt and you will guarantee, as the catchphrase, to
take it back when the students return it. So they send us a list, it’s not very big, a book’s avail guarantee
to take back if we rent. We rent the textbook to the student,
the student goes to their semester, the student returns the textbook-
>>[COUGH]>>We send it back to the wholesaler. The way, I can read through this but
it’s so->>You just did it.>>Pretty to explain that it seems-
>>Yeah.>>To be better this way.>>Yeah.
>>[COUGH] The way the money help.>>The money’s number one and
only intention was to try to help the Book Store get a larger percentage
of textbooks available for rent. So there’s a slide-
>>And the big reason to do this was to help our students-
>>Lower the prices of textbooks. It’s too expensive.>>Yeah, they’re.>>So with that seed money is
how Joe was presenting it. We banded out for
a couple of years and we said, okay. So here is our, now we have some
money to help us through this. If you rent a textbook it takes just
under two years just to make your money. About an year and a half to break even
about two years to make your first semester of any kind of profit. So basically if you have a $75 book,
you are renting it for $25, $25 and then we make $25. It’s a big investment that’s why it
was a top program financially for us to handle, taking on on our own. That money helped us to
double the amount of textbooks that we could
offer to the students. Because what we did was we presented
this list to the first vendor knowing that we could possibly purchase these
books when the students turn them back in if we knew that the professor was
gonna use it again the next semester. If we did, we could buy it for
a really reduced price and rent it again. Or sell it again or whatever category
it was gonna end up being in. And it would lower the price
in every category, because we bought an old,
used book basically. And it allowed us then, since we knew
we had some backing, to be creative and even go to more wholesalers
instead of just bringing this list to the first
wholesaler and getting this many. Well, then we took this portion of the
list, brought it to another wholesaler, and then they allowed us or
guaranteed us a number of books, and we brought it to a third one. So it actually doubled
the number of books that we could rent and-
>>From our inventory.>>There is a slide, I don’t know how.>>Actually you did great,
you went right along with them.>>Okay.
>>Yeah.>>So just to give you an idea here. We have this calculus book. I picked a calculus book because
unfortunately most of us had to take calculus.>>[LAUGH]
>>I didn’t mean unfortunately. I meant another word.>>[LAUGH]
>>Which I can’t come up with. So this calculus book,
if you buy it new, is $200.>>Wow.
>>If you buy it used, it’s $150. If you rent it new, it’s $120. And if you rent it used, it’s only $65. So you can see the importance
of the rental program. And the used book program. We spend hours and hours and hours, and
we bought in the software that scours the United States and beyond to
find as many used books as we can. We try not to buy very
many new books at all. The reason why I found a new book
here today was because students in calculus are gonna buy the most
used book that they can find for the least amount of money because
they’re gonna turn it back in. We do sell a lot of new books in HIT,
which is nursing, because they use it in their library. Or automotive, or Marine Science. So I just wanted to give you
an example of the benefit and how greatly that lottery money supported what we’re trying to do,
which is literally bring the price down.>>And when you multiply that
times someone who has a full load, they’ve got five classes that
are all core classes like this, they’re buying all brand new books. They’re talking about almost
$1,000 in books a semester, so being able to rent books for $65,
it’s a tremendous difference. So I think it’s a huge success for our students to be able to
increase the program for them.>>Is there a problem
with the return process? I mean, student, [CROSSTALK]
>>Well, unfortunately or fortunately [LAUGH] there is. The students are, the younger students are affected most by this price range,
because they’re taking the core classes. As you get further on
into your defined degree, it ends up starting to get
a little bit less expensive because they can be sourced
other places and whatnot. I forgot the question,
>>[INAUDIBLE]>>Yes, okay, so at the very beginning of us doing this we There was this
line I was drawing up on the P&L and I went to the bookkeeper to ask her what
it was because it was a pretty healthy, it was a pretty healthy chunk of change. And that was unfortunately those students
who rented the books there’s a large percentage, and I honestly don’t know what that number is,
who weren’t returning them. And then they were charged for
the value of the book, so they were necessarily fined, they just,
if you rent a car and you don’t return it, you’re gonna buy the car, basically. And that’s, yeah. But now it’s gotten a lot better. I think it was because it was a new
program for us or, Or whatever.>>So students do have the option of-
>>They cannot return it->>To buy the book.>>Absolutely, absolutely.>>And they often come back and return the
book after we’ve charged them, right Paul?>>[LAUGH]
>>They realize I didn’t wanna buy the book and
return it back. [LAUGH]
>>Well, and the other thing about it too
is if they lend a new book, they get to buy it for
a used book price because they used it. So it’s something that we
haven’t figured out but we can figure out because it’s in fact,
used, how can we?>>[LAUGH]
>>[INAUDIBLE]>>I was wondering how, where do we stand in
the larger marketplace? Were we able to lower
the cost below the big guys, like I guess Amazon’s in that
space [INAUDIBLE] people?>>So it was Amazon that
we based our pricing on. So in fact there are a couple books that
we realized it would take even more than two years to pay off, because Amazon
can buy, I mean, it’s just obvious. You don’t need me to explain Amazon. In 2011,
Amazon started renting digital texts. And then I think it was 2014
when they started sending out, there started to be signs that they were
gonna start renting physical textbooks. And then we had this great idea
to start this rental program. And then Amazon-
>>Started doing it about the same time?>>Right about the same time, so
we do still try very hard to compete with those lower prices or make our price point
those lower prices as much as we can. But it’s tough, they probably can-
>>So are we ahead on convenience and
maybe the knowledge of what the professors want a little bit ahead of anyone else or-
>>We’re still working on getting those adoptions in on time so that we can
source, it’s kind of a sourcing thing. As soon as we get the adoptions in,
as soon as we know what textbook you wanna use, we can go out and find
it used somewhere in the United States. They actually literally
start dissapearing, cuz most colleges are starting
at the same time. So we’re competitive in that manner. I’m gonna be just honest and say,
we cannot compete with Amazon. I don’t know if anyone
really can unfortunately or fortunately if you’re shopping I suppose. But our margins are,
I mean if you look at the numbers, we’re just barely above water. And that’s really a lot of the reason
why is we’re selling things for, at a price that will allow
people to come and buy it out. [LAUGH] And it’s not always for
the profit business. Margins on a book like this are very low, margin on a reader would
be relatively high.>>Well, as long as Amazon doesn’t
push us below water, basically.>>I think that Amazon,
this is just my opinion, I think that Amazon has had
the opportunity to do that, and I think that we would be there. All we have to do is adjust to what’s
going on in the real world, if you will. As enrollment lowers,
as publishers start taking their white knuckle grips off the fact
that this is the digital book. When they say we don’t have this
digital it was a digital entry put into the printing press that produce the book,
so it doesn’t make any sense. But it’s very soon, I’m being told by
Pearson that it’s probably two and a half years that there will
either be a bill passed or something that says,
you have to release this. And those price points would
be significantly lower, but as long as we can stay ahead of the ball,
and reduce staff. And supplement income
with other areas such as, I should have brought you all hoodies or
something or put a Starbucks in your store which attracts all this kids in
there and they’re studying in there. Have a Starbucks on the table
then they’re looking around and going, you really do sell this and
that, and the school supplies.>>The other program that has just started
as you know is the Promise Program, and that has impacted our
campus store dramatically. Because if you’re a Promise student, you have to get your books through
the book store, through our book store. You can’t get them through Amazon. You get them for free through our store. So that’s helped our sales dramatically
because that whole berth of students is going through our campus store. And the foundation is paying the campus
store for the cost of the books.>>The Promise has been
a tremendous gift and they’re a great group to work with but
if we wanna bring it to here, right around this time period that we are
talking about is when the Promise started. The Promise doesn’t allow you to rent
a book because they don’t need to. It’s just not,
this book is offered to the student. And interestingly enough we
did a little research and we found that a lot of the students were
raised right and they’ll grab the used book instead of the new book, so
it’s actually causing the Promise less. But you take the number
of Promise students that are coming in at the beginning
of a semester and literally reducing their potential
rental of a book by that many. And you can see that
the program is really something that I should have
thought of ten years ago.>>[LAUGH]
>>But it’s still, we have 40% of our books are available and
by no means is every student in the Promise program and
we’re doing the best we can do with it.>>[INAUDIBLE]
>>So a couple things here. As you all know if a publisher,
an author changes one paragraph of a book it’s a new edition,
right? And so the used book market
fades a bit with that. But one of the things that’s been kind of
nice that I have seen here is the faculty really are very, very conscientious about
the kinds of books that they’re requiring. Sometimes it’s just there’s no way
around it to calculus whatever, you got to have a got a book and
you got to be able to proceed with that. But in other cases you can use
readers that are assembled our duplicating department and
those kinds of things. It really saves big money for the
students, and I’m proud of the faculty, they’re really working to try to keep
the cost of those materials down. So I just wanted to comment.>>Well, and to that, there are faculty
members that have committed to us just verbally that they will use this book. If somebody says I promise
to use this book for the next two years We’ll snatch
all we can up and rent it.>>That’s right,
I remember you saying that yeah.>>But you have to have that commitment
because all of a sudden we bought it and then if you change your mind in
a semester, we only got $25.>>[LAUGH]
>>I just want to say, I really supported making this investment
and I’m glad that it paid off and it’s been really successful. But I know this might be hard to do,
maybe some student project can do this but is there a way to look at the amount of
money we’ve invested into this program? Compared to the money we save the students
and look at the return on that. Because not like they were intended for
us but we probably saved a lot of people a lot of money or a little bit of money
that we put into it to get started. Is there a way to get that number?>>I’m sure there is a way, yeah,
we could look and we’ll work on that. That was one direction that I didn’t of
approaching it, it’s very difficult to follow this particular program’s
numbers because some students didn’t return the book, some students when
they went to return it they bought it. And up in a different category and
left out approaches, or it approach and see what it can do.>>Thank you.>>So if there’s no more questions about
the rental program Paul’s gonna move on to the remodel which is also exciting new
thing happening in the Campus Store.>>So [INAUDIBLE] really out here just so
you know. So the remodel, the last time I
spoke with you was when we were introducing the idea of the remodel,
I did a hard point in the other room. So the remodel was completed in July 2017,
it took about ten months. The total cost was 3.7 which ended up
being about 100,000 over budget or 3% and
that’s actually pretty good because there was about 200,000 in unforeseen repairs that needed to be made
as related to the codes not necessarily being completely followed
when the building was actually built. So I almost had a heart attack but
then what we did was, we restructured what we were
going to do in our remodel. We took a bunch of the things off
that we were gonna do in the remodel. And while 110 isn’t close enough for me, 3% isn’t so bad so we ended up 3% over. Most of the remodel was in the interior. We added a deck in the exterior to offer
more seating for students to study. We added a Starbucks coffee and
we, most important, brought the facility up to current code. We also redesigned the retail, office,
warehouse, and textbook floor. The old store had terrible flaw. It allow a customer to walk by most of the
product and now, the way I have it set up, you fortunately or unfortunately have to
walk by almost everything that we sell between the front door and
the register, but it’s a nice walk.>>[LAUGH]
>>That would be Starbucks.>>Exactly, that’s why they build lanes.>>Everyone’s getting in line.>>So we increased the efficiency
of the traffic flow. The new layout for registers
helped to decrease the wait time. We added space for students’ study
areas for the indoor and outdoors.>>[COUGH]
>>We have it an area that’s kind of somewhat like a FedEx Kinkos where
student or staff can come in and finish a project that they have
whether it’s a three-hole punch, or whiteout or-
>>Yeah.>>Putting it in a binder, or a presentation format-
>>[COUGH]>>For there to help with that.>>[COUGH]
>>And then we’re gonna move on to Starbucks. The big trend in Campus Stores,
I’m going to just go ahead and say it’s, survival is to marry these types
of business units with the Campus Store. And the main reason is to create a hub
which in turn creates some sales. If you don’t have a reason to go in the
Campus Store we have to find reasons for you to go in the Campus Store. I worked at Starbucks for 12 years and
kinda impartial to the kinda of like him. So we opened that in July. There’s extensive training and
product knowledge involved. But we’re really focusing on product
quality because Starbucks is and we can’t have a drink that tastes different here
than it does at any one of their stores. We’re focused on marketing efforts. Sales are increasing quite a bit. We’re at about a positive 400k for
the last six months.>>40K, that would be great.>>[CROSSTALK]
[LAUGH]>>There we go, we solve all our problem.>>And there’s a third place concept
which were trying to provide there. Which is basically that you’re
either at home, you’re at work, or you’re somewhere in between. And they don’t interestingly not include
play in that, that I guessed related to home and work is somewhere where you can
sit and relax and get either work done or just relax and have a cup of coffee
with a friend or a colleague. And so that’s the kind of atmosphere
that we’re trying to produce there.>>I just wanted to add something,
Paul’s pretty modest here. He worked at Starbucks but it wasn’t
like he was making coffee as a barista.>>[LAUGH]
>>He was a regional->>Although I could.>>[LAUGH]
>>I’m sure you could. But he was a Regional Manager
over multiple units. And he had a lot of great
experience from the management side of how you actually make
money running these operations. And so I just wanted to brag on
you a little bit about that.>>Thank you, I appreciate it.>>It’s true.>>So the Campus Store,
the new model, where we’re going. The Campus Store is focused on student,
staff and faculty support. We have created an academic hub for
students which allows students to enjoy a comfortable,
welcoming quiet space to study or relax. In the past there was about
seven weeks total combining the rush periods of each semester
that the students came in. And in between those seven weeks there
was very little business happening. Now we’re seeing an increase in
traffic throughout the year. [COUGH] Yes, students and staff supplies,
sportswear and apparel are all increasing year over year through strategic
marketing efforts and just because of the fact that they’re actually coming
into the store for other reasons now. And we’re gonna continue to
expand on those offerings and try our hardest to offset the decrease and actual text purchases with an increases
in collegic apparels, gift items. We introduced that healthy
version of prepackaged snacks and healthy versions of canned and bottled
drinks and those are doing very well. We have also seen an increase in
students coming in and actually bringing their project to the counter and
saying help me put it together. And we have staff behind the counter
that’ll help them put their project together, so it’s kind of nice. And We have also put a big focus,
10 plus 70. In a gross sense,
72% of our sales are textbooks, and then a net sense about
68% of our net are textbooks. And then in that pie chart I felt
they should have made it the next largest selling item which takes up
about 10% of the office supplies and extra non-required student supplies. So that little kinda of staple business
that we have going on is doing very well. We’re finally getting a lot
more staff to understand that if the college gives you money
to spend on office supplies and you spend it here,
it goes back to the college. It’s difficult because, admittedly,
you can sit at your desk and shop on Amazon and
then they’ll come with a free doughnut or whatever the [CROSSTALK]-
>>[LAUGH]>>But the fact of the matter is it’s the college’s money then immediately
leaves the college, it’s gone. And it comes back in the form of a pencil. At least if they spend it at the store,
the money can come back into the college.>>And that’s the educational process. I mean, we have departments and things that over the years have purchased
apparel and other things offsite. And for
the reasons that Paul’s explaining, and it’s an educational process to get them so
that they come back and they be with us here for all the great
reasons that Paul’s talking about. And purchase here as
opposed to somewhere else.>>You might be able to get a better price
for it, but it’s not coming back to us.>>Yeah.>>And in changing the culture of
the campus store, we’re trying to create. I think we’re being fairly successful
at creating a positive, attractive, and welcoming retail environment that offers
our clientele a sense of belonging and pride in SBCC. We’re trying to build a sense of
community within and around the store for students, clubs, staff and faculty by
offering all of the above and more. But also by building a trust through
actual real customer service. We’re hosting events such as Grad Fest,
Halloween events. We have Club Day coming up,
a fall and spring sale event. So we’re trying to get the college to
recognize the campus store as a place to hold an event. Which seems to be working very well. We have created a space for
selling textbooks that is kind of like a concierge service. So when I first started our
shrink was extremely high and part of shrink involves
actual theft unfortunately. But it also is because somebody didn’t
check the product in correctly at the dock and bunch of other reasons. So we created a concierge
service we call it, which basically says that all
the textbooks are now behind a wall. And so if you wanna get your textbook
you give us your schedule, and we go and get your textbook for you. We make sure is the right one on the
schedule and then we put it in a bag that ‘s sensored, and we make sure
it gets to the cashier the goes. We found great success doing that, we’re less than half of what the shrink
was before we started this program. So it’s really worked out a lot.>>Sounds like a good service for
the students too->>Plus I mean somebody is helping them, someone is guaranteed to be standing there
to help them instead of wandering off and->>Yeah, it’s great.>>So.>>Yeah.>>I just had a question on the quoting. I was there in the fog. Obviously, it’s busy. We’re getting books and who’s in line? I was that mother that said go
to class since I was in line for a really, really long time. It goes upstairs, and go down the stairs. And then you’re down and then people are
trying to get the books that they ordered. And as you look at systems is there
a way to ease that bottleneck? I mean I bought a bunch of stuff,
I was grabbing pencils, and bookmarks, and by the time you get up there. It’s a great add-on. But it is sort of, it is probably
just the first couple of days, right?>>It is, and what we are trying to
do we send out very many emails. Unfortunately with what
happened in December and January we had,
it’s unfortunate that that happened but we had bought time to send out more emails
these students will say, come in here now. We’ve been offered for
a weak 10% off of your total value and some of these margins are in
here only 20% or 23%. We could, it just-
>>Yeah.>>The first week is
when you’re in college, you just don’t get out of
bed until you have to.>>[LAUGH]
>>I don’t know. I will say that I had that line down to 15
minutes, and if you’re saying it’s long I’ll talk to the supervisor, and find out-
>>No, I’m not complaining.>>[LAUGH]
>>I’m not sure what it was. It was literally the first week of fall
but I was just wondering in terms of, actually the students that have to go
to class, except I stood in line for my daughter, she went to class. But I thought, you were crashing a class
and you already been in line for an hour and 15 minutes,
like you have to go at some point. And so I kind of wanted to
hold the line for everybody. But there were probably students that
you couldn’t pick up their books, it’s like holding their voucher. So anyway, I just-
>>Well, I’m always working on it and the people think I’m pretty ridiculous
down there because I come from Starbucks and we couldn’t have lines. They wouldn’t allow us, and so
I was always running doing three people, whatever.>>[LAUGH]
>>So I tried to bring that here and we got it done about 15 minutes but apparently since I’ve
been doing other things. So we have eight registers open, we don’t
even have enough staff to staff them. We have to hire some temps just for
the week and a half.>>Just a rush.>>What about at Nordstrom, they just
come up to you and your little handheld, cuz the anniversary sale is really
busy and so don’t get stressed. And they use a handheld wireless thing and
then you just take your credit card, can we do that?>>It’s a great idea, another unfortunate
thing, and the reason why we need to continue to save money is the archaic
software system that we have in there. When I called them last year to see if we
could get our registers on an iPad with a square,
they didn’t even have that technology yet.>>Right, wow, okay.>>And every-
>>[LAUGH]>>Not roach coaches, but food trucks are even
doing it all over town. But that’s unfortunately how
behind the textbook industry, behind the scenes technology is. We do have a company called Sequoia
who just got bought by, Banner?>>Blackboard.
>>Blackboard.>>Blackboard.>>Blackboard. And Sequoia was a software program that
we are looking at, which was the most comprehensive program that we could
find to change our software over to. They’re pretty expensive, but they’re actually a software company that
built the software for this business. All the other opportunities
that you had in the past and which we have were people who sold
books who tried to figure how to make the software for it and
it didn’t work in that direction. So it’s something that I plan
on bringing up, by the way.>>[LAUGH]
>>Within a short period of time because->>[LAUGH]>>Now that Sequoia is owned by Blackboard, Blackboard is running all,
I think all the POS.>>[CROSSTALK]
>>Doing everything here and it is such a great,
the inventory system is wonderful, it makes sense and And he’s referring
to Food Service and Campus Store. It was that type of store.
>>Both. So literally any outlet will have
the same software throughout campus.>>The future.>>Which is the future.>>Yeah.>>I was just wondering do you have
the sense of the customer traffic? Comparing campus center,
library, book store, that kind of thing,
what sort of student use are we getting?>>The demographic or the numbers?>>Numbers, the library is
very impressive, I know, but I don’t actually know.>>I don’t really, one I have off the top
of my head cuz I’ve just read it is that out of 1,500 promised students
that came in this Fall there were 3,700 transactions so they came in twice
>>[LAUGH] Some more than twice, but as far as
the actual numbers, I could find that. It’s all available-
>>Be just interesting.>>Sure.
>>Cuz I remember the library is, what, 5,000 a day when they’re busy? Something like that.>>About that.
>>Yeah. And that’s a lot of
students using the library, so-
>>Yeah.>>A sense of how our
building are being used.>>Sure, that would be good.>>[CROSSTALK] is,
similarly with Food Service, yeah.>>Lot of service here.>>What’s our traffic.>>Yeah.>>Okay.>>Yeah. I visited the bookstore this week,
actually. And I had a Starbucks send out. And I though, cuz I hadn’t been in
there really, really long time. And I thought we were
gonna do the remodel. I thought the original plan said there was
gonna be a student study area downstairs, and that got flipped in all the stuff. And I think the end result is great. I was really, when I did go downstairs and I saw that all the textbooks
were behind the wall. And I thought, this is fine for
now but when you start the semester, the lines must go clear out the door
half way down the hill at the beach. Because everybody’s gonna
stand there in a way for somebody to gather all their books. Plus they’ve got to checkout and
it’s gonna take forever. So if you solve that problem or at least you’re aware of of [INAUDIBLE]
some headway I applaud you.>>We have solved it, and the way we solved it-
>>I was really concerned when I saw that [INAUDIBLE] my textbooks
with this kind of set up.>>And the way we solved it you might
have noticed is that the unit that the cash register is sitting
on which blocks the door from the students going into
the textbook area is on wheels. So during every rush, we wheel it away and students are allowed to go in and
get their own books.>>Most of the product,
unfortunately the product does disappear. Most of it doesn’t disappear
until about the third week. A lot of people realize that they
really do need to buy a book. They need to buy a book for that class. And, people who think this way, unfortunately don’t like
to do that in a crowd. So, the rush is Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday of almost every semester. And then Thursday morning
it’s blocked off. So that’s the good point yeah.>>That’s good.
>>It’s not kept behind the wall at all times, yeah.>>I don’t know how much work you did but I did notice one other thing
that just caught my attention. I’m just still working on
it [INAUDIBLE] for a while. And something caught my attention
when I walked through the store, when I walked in and I looked around
at all the merchandise on the floor. Seems like all I saw was
sweatshirts with hoods and baseball hat collections
that all said SBCC on it. And I thought well, I’ll buy a windbreaker
or something while I’m here. And, I never did find any windbreakers. Or anything that I would want to wear,
so I didn’t buy anything.>>Yeah.>>And I know, you’re not marketing to me,
but I just noticed that it was really, sort of limited,
you had every color in the rainbow. Except, you only had one thing.>>Yeah.
>>I recall being in Beijing, in, somewhere around 1990, and I went into one of their Peoples department stores and
they had, god, they had tennis shoes. And they had a lot of them in
every size you can imagine. But you had no choice. You could buy their tennis shoe,
or you went barefoot.>>[LAUGH]
>>And that’s kinda what it looked like in there. I go, well,
at least I have a choice of color. It’s not like Henry Ford, you can have
any color you wanted his is black.>>[LAUGH]
>>But I’m sure you have a reason for having the inventory skewed or
limited like that. I don’t know what it was. The last time I was in there was about
graduation day, for the ceremony here and I needed a white tip felt pen. They did not have any. And you still don’t have any,
today, I looked. This week. I guess they don’t sell them,
the students don’t use them.>>That would be the reason for that.>>Supply, demand.>>However, your first point,
we were then unsuccessful in making that journey through all of our
product like I bragged about earlier. Because that product is available. It’s just you had to turn
left after the [CROSSTALK].>>I walked in circles three times,
I never saw.>>And that linc record is around
the racks that are right in, you have to do an immediate left.>>I did, I looked there.>>We’ll go shopping together. I think he’ll take us home and
wrap us up for [CROSSTALK]>>So I’ll try again. I did look right inside where
you’re talking exactly.>>Yeah.
Well, one thing we have to all to considers that
what is the largest demographic coming [CROSSTALK].>>I’m not being critical, I’m just trying to say [CROSSTALK]
>>[INAUDIBLE] with that pen it kind of surprises we don’t have one,
I believe you but I guess all I could say->>I was kind of surprised.>>That I would be surprised too. I’m surprised we don’t have it. But all I can say is possibly the in
charge with it didn’t sell them and->>I obviously I was surprise so I hope this for you,
I just throw in what I observed.>>Sure.
>>And my question was you’re looking at all the stuff so
>>Sure.>>If you’re tracking it somehow,
it’ll stay like it is or it’ll get better according
to what the real world is.>>Well, and it needs to continue to grow,
especially the areas you’re talking about. Most importantly, the areas you’re talking
about to offset the textbook selection.>>I did notice some books downstairs
that I might like to read. Or unfortunately I’d read
on there that you had, this morning-
>>Okay, we’ll have Lindsey wrap us up and then.>>But I thought it’s a bookstore,
I thought I’d see some of those around where they’re selling
coffee at half the tables.>>That’s an idea.
>>I don’t know, just looked different to me. And that’s not a bad thing, I just
noticed that it was different looking. Not what I expected.>>Okay.
>>The numbers.>>So to go forward with the historical
numbers here on the Campus Store. The campus store is not terribly
unlike Food Service where there kind of sweets spots, it’s to make
about a 100, $200,000 dollars a year, depending on what’s going on. So to give you an idea of where they’ve
been at for the last few years, you can see it up there on the slide. Last year, 2016-17 was an anomaly, because that was the year we were
in the swing space location. We didn’t have our brick and
mortar building to sell all our products. So we actually were happy with this. We thought this was pretty darn good
because we were living out of a couple of portables. We didn’t have most of our product for
sale, and it was the year that it actually
rained in the The winner, and we had to set this makeshift system to
make sure everything did not get wet. It was, yeah, it was quite a mess. But we did okay. That was about what we had estimated
we would lose during that errand. We were happy with the result actually. But that was just anomaly
during the swing spacing. Going forward, we are not expecting
that kind of a decline in that area. So for profits going forward,
what our goals for the Campus Store is we are hoping
to turn the profit this year. We’re expecting about $50,000 and
you can see 75 and $100,000 going forward. So not terribly different
from food service. Again the goal is to be self-sustaining. We don’t rely on anything from the general
fund for the campus store, and just try to make enough money
to be able to save something, put aside some money specifically for
the software that we talked about earlier. That’s something that we really
have our sights on doing, it would help in a lot of different areas. So that’s [INAUDIBLE] in dollars. If you have any questions dollars
wrapped it up real quick on that.>>I was just wondering
on the net profit loss, the historic one, we have the fund
equity balances and the current one 6.7.>>Mm-hm.>>How much of that is cash and
as supposed to inventory? And then does that subtract out to 3.7.>>I brought you the answer
cuz it’s complex. So you can study it and
I can pass it around if you want. I thought you might, it might be
something you’re interested in. So keep in mind-
>>You’re such a good teacher, you know your students.>>I know. [LAUGH] [CROSSTALK]
>>You should, pass it around.>>That doesn’t subtract the 3.7.>>The 3.7 of the investment?>>The remodel.
>>Yeah, yeah.>>It’s already subtracted from the 6.7.>>Yeah, that’s after that,
yes, absolutely.>>After it or before?>>The remodel was complete
at that point in time.>>That’s what I thought.>>Yes.>>So 6.7 includes a subtraction for 3.7?>>Well the 3.7 is now an asset,
so it’s within the equity balance. That’s why I brought you the whole
document, cuz it’s complex.>>So it is in.>>So, the Campus Store-
>>Counting it differently->>Yeah, and the Campus Store, unlike Food Services or
the General Fund, the accounting for
it is like a typical business. Typical for-profit, non-governmental
business so it feels very different. When you look at the balance here,
this isn’t a reserve balance. This isn’t an ending fund balance. It’s an equity balance in the business. So there’s a lot of different
numbers that go into that, and that’s why it’s confusing and complex. In the past someone may have given
you a cash balance number that looks very different than this. So anytime you look at the Campus Store,
if you’re not looking at this detailed sheet, you may be talking
oranges to apples here. So we are not gonna spend
too much more time on it, it is all in there it explains that. It is very different it is not
just the cash balance at all. It’s got the inventory
your assets [CROSS TALK].>>Okay so the trend analysis for
the past six years. The introduction by Amazon
of text rentals and sales has deeply cut into
the ability to generate revenues. Sales are increasing in office supply,
gift, apparel and coffee departments. In FY 2016-17, the Campus Store
completed an extensive remodel. The entire fiscal year
was spent in Swing Space. With the decline in sales
due to the temporary venue, the Campus Store ended approximately
85% to prior year sales. This was on that graph that we showed. Trends for the first half of 2017-18 showing
increase in sales in all categories. That said, I just had to throw this
in there because we haven’t gotten the numbers back yet but
we basically paid a fairly large staff for five weeks that we had to close due to the awful things that
happened to this town. But we’re gonna still work really hard to
make that ending number a positive number. Future strategy during this
time of decreased enrollment, the campus center will
continue to reduce labor, stay relevant in product line offerings
by going to trade shows and doing a lot of research on what students are buying
through the groups we are associated with. Continue work with faculty on digital
materials as well as commitments to rental programs. Focus and strategize around
the concept of digital burst. Basically what I’m writing
here is saying that we are doing a very good job of getting
students to buy our product online and not even coming in to standing in line. There are still a lot of things that
aren’t available online they have to come in for. But our focus right now is making that
as vibrant and user friendly as we can. A and B, to upload as much of our
product onto the website as we can so that people can use that as a cart and
actually purchase that product. Our primary reasons for the students to come in to the store are
more events with clubs, more study space. We are looking in adding more study
space to what you were saying earlier. We count a lot of money at some point. So we put those reading books
down there in the space that we were going to put our lounge.>>Wow.
>>Yeah. Consider more mixed use projects. Our first mixed use project was
putting a Starbucks in the store and it’s proven to be very successful. I don’t want to put anymore food
service venues on campus until we can figure out exactly what we have
here out of make them profitable. But a trend is to put in a deli and
stuff like that so that maybe something
way down in the future. And lastly basically,
this last point is I heard a couple different students come in and say they were so
excited about the remodel. I overheard them in conversation saying,
this is like a real college.>>[LAUGH]
>>One student said that, one student said this
is like a university. And they are just super happy
with not the traditional campus story like the one I
went to which had awful colors. We were stuck with awful colors and we wanted to build the place where people
would walk in and go, this is cool. And so we feel like we did it and
I think that in itself it’s gonna end as showing that
is increasing business.>>So thank you.
>>Thank you.>>Nicely done.>>So the team and the behind the scenes
crew that were [INAUDIBLE] that it’s very meaty and informative. So with that we’re at item 7.1,
is there a motion to adjourn?>>I was so moved with enthusiasm.>>Second that.
>>And adjourned.>>I’m gonna end here.