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June 28 1999

University of the Pacific
Institutional Priorities Committee
June 28, 1999
Taylor Conference Room, University Library

In attendance: Benedetti, Borlik, Brock, Chambers, Evey, Fletcher, Fox, Krueger-Devine, Myers, Oppenheimer

Not attending: Cavanaugh, Gilbertson, Gluskin

I. Convening of Meeting and Approval of Minutes: Vice President Chambers chaired the meeting and call the Committee to order. The minutes of the June 21, 1999 meeting were approved as amended.

II. Discussion of IPC Membership: The Committee discussed possible changes to the membership of IPC. Among other possible changes, the Committee discussed adding the Athletic Director (AD) to IPC. The Committee reviewed Jess Marks’ memo on this topic. John Evey discussed whether the AD is the most appropriate choice to represent athletics. The AD must travel for the University, and the Director’s travel schedule could interfere with the ability to participate in IPC meetings. Phil Oppenheimer pointed out that the AD may be the best choice because IPC is a policy committee. Lydia Fox noted the importance of integrating athletics into the campus, a point reinforced by John Evey, who remarked that athletics is moving away from the center of the campus. The conversation continued, with committee members expressing a range of views. In the end, the Committee agree upon the following recommendation to the President:

The Institutional Priorities Committee recommends to the President that the Athletics Director be appointed a member of the Institutional Priorities Committee for a trial period of two years.

III. John Evey made a detailed presentation to the Committee regarding the preparation for the planned capital campaign.

IV. Judith Chambers presented the Committee with results from the 1998 Senior Survey. The Committee discussed methodological problems with the existing survey that make it difficult to interpret the results.