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November 23 2004

University of the Pacific
Minutes, November 23, 2004
Taylor Conference Room

Call to Order: 3:06

Present: Brodnick, Cavanaugh, Chi, Ensign, Fries, Gilbertson, Hoverstad, Jacobson, King, Meer, Miller, Perro, Richmond, Sexton

Not Present: Dugoni, Lackey, Sina

Special Guest: Lisa Dobbins

Minutes: Minutes of the November 9, meeting were reviewed and approved.

Standing Reports:

Current Agenda Items:

Alumni Office Program Review

Meer distributed the Alumni Office Program Review to the Committee for review and follow-up. The three primary criteria are:

  • Centrality - the Program's importance and alignment to the University's mission.
  • Quality - the Program's effectiveness.
  • Management - the Program's efficiency. 

There are now 14  alumni clubs with alumni participation exceeding 2000. To better coordinate activities, Meer would like to see a point person (alumni rep) in each school. Currently, Pharmacy is the only school that has one.

FY05 Budget Review and FY06 Budget Considerations

Perro presented the preliminary budget adjustments for FY05. With the exceedingly high enrollment this fall, adjustments are necessary. There was some concern with financial aid. Other areas of concern were Pharmacy, CPCE, and Academic Support which were under budgeted this year. Benefits rose in variance due to more employees being eligible for life insurance and tuition discount. The Utility area has experienced a 30% increase in gas prices this year. Tuition, and room & board increases will be presented to the Board in December. There are numerous areas in which adjustments are foreseeable.

Budget Presentation: Athletics

Last year the Athletic Department presented over 180 events and sponsored many fundraisers, according to King. The Orange and Black Ball raised over $70,000. Out of 322 NCAA schools, Pacific is ranked in the top 100. Bob Thomason (Pacific's head basketball coach) has a graduation rate of 100% of junior college transfers.   

The following are budget items requested by King:

  1. Relief in compliance area; the need for another staff person is critical.
  2. Two full scholarships.
  3. Operations budget adjustment.

The Budget presentation for Advancement was postponed to 12/7.

Next meeting: December 7, 2004, 3-5pm

Meeting adjourned at 5:07