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April 15 2004

University of the Pacific
Minutes, April 15, 2004
Taylor Conference Room

Call to Order: 3:05

Present: Brodnick, Chi, Ensign, Gilbertson, Hoverstad, Meer, Olson, Richmond, Sina, Spreer

Not Present:  Cavanaugh, Hanyak, Jacobson, Jones, King, Miller, Perro

Minutes: Minutes of the March 25, meeting were reviewed, revised and approved.

Standing Reports:

Meer distributed a handout of the Year To Date Summary for Giving. He mentioned that the number of cash donors to date is 2301. To reach the goal of 14%, the University needs 744 additional gifts by June 30 this year which Meer feels will be achieved. Anyone can go to the website and give online. 

Current Agenda Items:

Undergraduate Enrollment Plan

Brodnick presented a long range enrollment plan that was formulized in 2001. In the plan there are 7 primary factors:

  • Quantity - The current goal is to increase undergraduate enrollments to capacity.
  • Quality - The primary measure of freshmen quality is the aggregate composite SAT score of entering freshmen.
  • Ethnicity - Diversity is an important goal of the enrollment plan. In particular, Hispanic, African American and Native American.
  • Gender - Females comprise a disproportionate number of students. The goal is to achieve a better balance.
  • Geography - Pacific historically has been a local and regional university. With a focus on the national market, the current goal is to expand our market share in southern California, out of state, and international markets.
  • Program - Faculty and facility resources change more slowly than student enrollments. A final factor to enrollment planning is the maintenance of program enrollments to support both current resource commitments and changes in external market factors.
  • Cost - Current goal is to moderate or maintain tuition discount rate.

Brodnick also said that Pacific's application growth is well above comparisons. He mentioned that K-12 grades have a significant growth in Hispanic while at Pacific, there is significant growth in Asian and moderate growth in White.

Gilbertson made the comment that we need to acknowledge our CIP program for economically disadvantaged students in the community. Along with that he noted that the ethnic profile in Engineering is going well.

Sina referred to the transfer pool as having 9 African Americans for fall 2004.

Gilbertson stressed that Pacific needs to develop a way to attract students from high income families. He also mentioned that because Admissions has taken a new course in transfer recruitment, ethnic diversity almost doubled. Pacific does not yet have a degree audit system but one is being considered.

Next meeting: April 29, 2004

Meeting adjourned at 4:48