University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Meeting
September 2, 2010
University Center at 10:00 a.m.

Minutes

Members Present

Sitou Byll-Cataria, Wilfredo Gonzalez, Hugh Greene, Wanyonyi Kendrick, Joy Korman, Katherine Robinson, Bruce Taylor

Members Absent

Toni Crawford, Ann Hicks, Oscar Munoz, Joannie Newton, Kevin Twomey

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Taylor documented a quorum and called the meeting to order.

Item 2 Chair’s Report

Chair Taylor stated that he would forgo his report in an effort to attend to the business at hand.

Item 3 Open Comments

Chair Taylor offered the opportunity for open comments. There were no comments from the public.

 

Trustee Robinson introduced Dr. Patrick Plumlee as the incoming president of the Faculty Association and newest trustee. She noted that Dr. Plumlee was an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.

 

Dr. Plumlee stated that he looked forward to working with the Board of Trustees and serving as a member in his capacity of Faculty Association President.

 

Members of the Board then recognized Trustee Robinson for her excellent service and thanked her for her hard work, engagement and dedication to the Board over the past two years.

Item 4 Schedule of Tuition and Fees Regulation

Chair Taylor noted that the schedule of tuition and fees was approved by the Board previously as an emergency regulation and was coming back to the Board for adoption through the standard regulation promulgation process. He also told the Board that this item had been approved by the Finance and Audit Committee at their just concluded meeting.

 

Chair Taylor asked for a MOTION for approval of the schedule of tuition and fees regulation. The MOTION was made by Trustee Gonzalez and seconded by Trustee Robinson. The MOTION was carried unanimously.

Item 5 Presidential Evaluation and Bonus

Chair Taylor then lead a discussion on President Delaney’s performance for 2009-2010. Chair Taylor began the discussion with a detailed review of Dr. MacTaggart’s report and recommendations and President Delaney’s contract. In terms of annual performance, Chair Taylor stated that President Delaney had done an outstanding job in all respects and noted the many accomplishments of the President and the university as outlined in the President’s self-evaluation. He cited the BOG work plan prepared by President Delaney and Provost Workman as a highlight among the many achievements of the year. 

 

Board members expressed their strong support of President Delaney’s leadership and their desire to see him continue in this role. Comments from all trustees were uniformly extremely positive. Trustees commended President Delaney for the excellent relationship he has maintained with students, faculty and staff. They noted that he has remained highly visible in the community and is held in the highest regard at the state level.  His advocacy on behalf of UNF has been extremely effective within the community, with the Board of Governors and with the state legislature. The Board appreciates his integrity, credibility and commitment to continuous improvement of the institution, whether in the context of improvements to the campus’s physical plant or in the quality of UNF students and their academic experience. They also appreciate his emphasis on the faculty/student relationship as demonstrated in his self-evaluation. As noted by one Board member, President Delaney never reaches a comfort zone but continues to take UNF to the next level. After consideration of the President’s self-report and input from individual Board members, a MOTION was made by Trustee Greene to award President Delaney the maximum performance bonus allowed under his current contract. The MOTION was seconded by Trustee Korman. The motion was unanimously approved by the Board.

Item 6 Adjournment

Chair Taylor reminded the Board of its upcoming retreat, schedule for September 27th. Chair Taylor noted that Trustee Korman is working with Dr. MacTaggart on the retreat and Chair Taylor believes it is something all trustees will want to institutionalize as an annual event.

 

There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned.