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December 18 2003

University of the Pacific
Minutes, December 18, 2003
Taylor Conference Room 

Call to Order: 3:08

Present: Brodnick, Cavanaugh, Chi, Gilbertson, Hanyak, Hoverstad, Jacobson, Jones, Meer, Miller, Perro, Richmond, Sina, Spreer

Not Present: Ensign, King, Olson

Minutes: Minutes of the December 4 meeting were reviewed and approved.

Standing Reports:

Current Agenda Items:

Student Life Presentation

Sina proposed the following requests for Student Life.

  • Installation of additional cameras, especially in parking lots.
  • Continue to enhance the lighting in many areas of the campus.
  • One new patrol vehicle is needed.
  • The need for a part time dispatcher is critical.
  • Radios are needed for communicating critical incidents.
  • Addition of a Technical Support Coordinator.

FY05 Budget Considerations

Perro presented the following.

  • Tuition Revenue is the Principal Source of Funding for the Stockton Campus.
  • Achievable forecast of enrollments is the key to tuition rate increase proposal.
  • Tuition rates is another consideration for tuition rate increase proposal.
  • Pacific has repositioned itself from second highest to third lowest in terms of tuition and mandatory fees.
  • Pacific is the least costly in terms of tuition and mandatory fees among select private comprehensive universities in California.
  • Pacific's Room and Board rates remain an excellent value compared to other schools.
  • Pacific is the least costly among select private comprehensive universities in California.
  • The amount of resources needed is the final consideration for a tuition rate increase proposal.

Perro also outlined Preliminary Resource Allocations.

  • Fund Commitments made by the Board of Regents.
  • Fund Higher Costs determined by Market Conditions.
  • Fund Higher Costs resulting fro Infrastructure Expansion.
  • Fund Initiatives made by the Cabinet.
  • Fund Recommendations by IPC.
  • Tuition Discount at 27.7%.

Next meeting: January 8, 2004

Meeting adjourned at 4:43