Minutes from July 19, 2016 Kimberly Collins, Phd., Leonard Transportation Center

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Open Board of Directors Meeting

 San Bernardino Community College District
114 S. Del Rosa Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408



Present: Deborah Barmack, Peter Barmack, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Ann Bryan, Matthew Buck, Mike Burrows, Ken Coate, Ashley Gaines, Louis Goodwin, Scott Hofferber, Fran Inman, Mark Kaenel, Al Karnig, Lowell King, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, Cid Pinedo, John Prentice, Kristine Scott and Paul Shimoff.

Guests: Otis Greer, Erick Leggio, Larry Rose and Khalil Saba

Announcements: 1) Members of the Executive Committee were reminded that there is a meeting with Mayor Davis on Friday, July 22. 2) Real Journey Academies has been proposed as a member.  Jason “Jay” Jimenez formerly representing Inland Leaders Charter School would serve as the representative.  Members will vote next week. 3) Jack Brown has donated $10M to California State University, San Bernardino.  The School of Business will be renamed in his honor.

M/S/P: Minutes from July 12, 2016.

John Prentice introduced Kimberly Collins, Phd., Director, Leonard Transportation Center.

Last year Dr. Kimberly Collins, an Associate Professor of public administration at Cal State University, San Bernardino, was named Executive Director of the Leonard Transportation Center. She has been working to fulfill the vision and mission of the center.

The vision of the Leonard Transportation Center (LTC) states “We are the champions of transportation curricula, research, and public policy for students and the region.” Their mission is: “Be the voice for an integrated and sustainable transportation system in our region”.

The Inland Empire is experiencing tremendous growth in the logistics sector driven by market forces – global and local, technological advancements, and the global movement of goods and people. There is a need for the IE to have a voice, and influence in this growing area.  The Center will attempt to balance the concerns of the area and develop proactive responses.

The LTC will provide the community with information to make data driven decisions. They will provide research focus on:

    • Transportation
      • Logistics management
      • Human resource development for public and private sectors
      • Land use planning
      • Environment
      • Health
    • Technology
      • Simulator lab
      • Managing technology
    • Transnational Studies
      • Global movement of goods
      • Comparative analyses

In addition to their research, the LTC will provide student education and leadership development. They will have outreach to employers (public and private) to address what is needed, then create a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) curriculum to fill the need. The LTC will foster the shared engagement of employers and students.  Additionally, they intend to provide leadership initiatives for non-profits.

The LTC is working on community education and will have quarterly lunch events with speakers. Themes that they are reviewing are:

    • Transportation Opportunities
    • Transportation Megacommunity (representatives from business, government, higher education and non-profits working to solve problems)
    • Transportation and Community Policing
    • Regional Planning and Transportation Issues: Mayor’s Forum
    • Air Transportation in the IE
    • Logistics Sector and Sustainability

The LTC has an Advisory Council that meets four times a year. The council will work with the Center’s leadership in overall strategy, program design, outreach and promotion.  Membership to the Advisory Council is open so to be as inclusive as possible.  The next council meeting will be held on August 5, 2016 from 12-1:30p.m. at the San Bernardino International Airport.

They are rebuilding and renewing the LTC to meet the needs of the area.

A Q & A period followed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.