University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Plenary Session
March 19, 2013
Osprey Commons, Talon Room at 12:45 p.m.

Minutes

Members Present 

Carlo Fassi, Fred Franklin, Hugh Greene, Joy Korman, Rad Lovett, Lynn Pappas, Myron Pincomb, Gordon Rakita, Lanny Russell,

Bruce Taylor

Members Absent 

Oscar Munoz, Joannie Newton, Sharon Wamble-King

Item 1 Call to Order 

Chair Taylor documented a quorum and called the meeting to order at 12:45 p.m.

Item 2 Chair’s Report 

Chair Taylor yielded to President Delaney.

Item 3 President’s Report 

President Delaney introduced Ann McCullen as interim vice president of Institutional Advancement and interim executive director of the UNF Foundation, Inc.

 

President Delaney announced that, after Pierre Allaire left as vice president of Institutional Advancement, Public Relations had been separated from that department and relocated to the Office of the President. He announced that Sharon Ashton had been with the university for more than nine years as assistant vice president for Public Relations and Sharon would now be vice president.

Item 4 Open Comments 

Chair Taylor offered guests an opportunity to comment on items on this agenda and there were none.

Item 5 Consent Agenda  

Item 5A Minutes (January 15, 2013) 

Item 5B Items from the Academic Affairs Committee 

Item 5Bi Tenure through Standard Review Process 

Item 5Bii Tenure as a Condition of Appointment Dr. David Forde, Chair, Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences 

Item 5Biii Florida Equity Report  

Item 5C Items from the Finance and Audit Committee There are no action items coming from the Finance and Audit Committee for March 19, 2013. 

Item 5D Items from the Student Life and Facilities Committee 

Item 5Di Capital Improvement Trust Fund (CITF) 

Chair Taylor asked if trustees wanted pull items from the consent agenda.

 

Trustee Fassi commented on Item 5Di Capital Improvement Trust Fund (CITF) and clarified that, although the student fee assessment committee voted unanimously to approve the $2.00 increase, students’ bona fide support was contingent on the state’s decision to bond the fee. He noted that, although it was the Governor’s prerogative to set the tone for debt, lobbying efforts would be made to gain support for bonding the increase.

 

Chair Taylor asked for additional comments regarding the consent agenda. Upon receiving none, Chair Taylor asked for a MOTION to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Korman offered a MOTION and Trustee Fassi seconded. The MOTION was carried as presented.

Item 6 Proposed Interim Agreement between the University of North Florida and the United Faculty of Florida 

Chair Taylor recognized Leonard Carson as the special labor counsel to the university and asked him to speak about this item. Mr. Carson attended via conference phone.

 

Mr. Carson provided details of an interim agreement between UNF and the UFF related to summer appointments and assignments. He stated that the UFF certified that the interim agreement had been ratified by the members of the faculty bargaining unit in February. Mr. Carson stated that the proposed interim agreement now required Board approval.

 

Chair Taylor asked for additional discussion from trustees, and after receiving none, he asked for a MOTION for approval of the interim agreement between the University of North Florida and the United Faculty of Florida. Trustee Korman offered a MOTION and Trustee Pincomb seconded. The MOTION was carried as presented.

Item 7 Listing of Reports from the Academic Affairs Committee 

Chair Taylor asked Trustee Korman to speak about this item.

 

Trustee Korman reported that Item 7A Demonstration of College Scheduler had been tabled for an upcoming meeting.

Item 8 Listing of Reports from the Finance and Audit Committee 

Chair Taylor asked Trustee Lovett to report on this item.

 

Trustee Lovett spoke about Item 8A State of Florida Financial Audit for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2012, noting that the committee had sufficiently discussed the findings. He spoke about item 8B Update on the Auditor General’s Federal Awards Audit, mentioning that the committee had fully discussed items with Pell and reasons for these. Trustee Lovett listed the other reports, Item 8C Office of Internal Auditing Quarterly Update, noting that, with the director of the Office of Internal Auditing away, a written report was provided; Item 8D Quarterly Budget Report and Item 8E Treasurer’s Report were both within expectations; and Item 8F Data Security Overview was well received, noting that UNF seemed to be in good standing.

Item 9 Listing of Reports from the Student Life and Facilities Committee 

Chair Taylor asked Trustee Pincomb to report on this item.

 

Trustee Pincomb listed reports from this committee as Item 9A Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders, and Item 9B Presentation on Student Health Services, noting that, because this was a committee of the whole, no additional information was required.

Item 10 Adjournment 

Chair Taylor thanked trustees for their dedication to the university and prefaced the trustees’ upcoming trip with the administration to visit peer institutions.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:17 p.m.