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December 7 2004

University of the Pacific
Minutes, December 7, 2004
Taylor Conference Room

Call to Order: 3:07

Present: Cavanaugh, Chi, Fries, Gilbertson, Hoverstad, Jacobson, King, Meer, Miller, Perro, Richmond, Sina

Not Present: Brodnick, Dugoni, Ensign, Lackey, Sexton

Special Guest: Lisa Dobbins

Minutes: Minutes of the November 23, meeting were reviewed, corrected and approved.

Standing Reports:

Meer informed the Committee that the Campaign to date is going strong and verbal pledges totaling 3.5 million have been received.

Current Agenda Items:

Budget Presentation: Advancement

Last year was an all time high for undergraduate alumni donors, reported Meer. Alumni giving reached 14.2%. The goal is to reach 20%. Growth in alumni volunteers is great, and the senior class gift campaign is doing very well.

The following are selected highlights for FY04:

  • Development
  • Alumni Relations
  • Advancement Services & Research
  • Marketing & University Relations

Budget requests are as follows:

  1. Campaign Writer
  2. "Pacific Today" - A program that will help build financial strength and support for endowments and facilities.
  3. Phonathon Director
  4. Operating Support
  5. Support for Events
  6. Presidential Communication Plan

Budget Presentation: Business and Finance

Cavanaugh presented the following requests:

Campus Enhancements

  1. Building Security Upgrade
  2. Safety Improvements
  3. Lawn Mowing Equipment Replacement
  4. Campus Navigation Signage
  5. Public Safety/Information Kiosk
  6. Deferred Maintenance Fund
  7. Groundskeeper I

Service Enhancements

  1. Administrative Assistant II - Budget/Risk Mgt
  2. Mail Room Clerk
  3. Assistant Collections Specialist - Treasury
  4. Benefits Analyst - Human Resources

Budget Presentation: Academic

A list of the ongoing funded priorities was distributed by Gilbertson:

  1. PHS Equipment & Operations
  2. Assessment & Four Year Honors Program
  3. Degree Audit System
  4. Admissions Website
  5. Cross-cultural Diversity Training

Funding requests are for the following categories:

  1. General Education
  2. Scholarship & Fellowship Advisor
  3. Diversity Initiatives
  4. Engineering Growth Support
  5. Faculty Salary Plan for PHS & ESB
  6. Library Acquisitions

Regarding General Education, Lou Matz has moved from Philosophy to General Ed as full time director. With the increasing freshman and transfer enrollments, Mentor classes are expected to double. Miller stressed the need for additional faculty.

The budget presentation for Academics will be continued at the next meeting.

Next meeting: December 21, 2004, 3-5pm

Meeting adjourned at 5:04