University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
June 26, 2012
Conference Call at 10:15 a.m.
Bruce Taylor, Fred Franklin, Joy Korman, Oscar Munoz, Myron Pincomb, Patrick Plumlee, Lanny Russell
Hugh Greene, Carlo Fassi, Rad Lovett, Joannie Newton, Lynn Pappas, Sharon Wamble-King
Item 1 Call to Order
Chair Taylor documented a quorum and called the meeting to order.
Chair Taylor thanked students for their comments.
Item 2 Emergency Regulation – Schedule of Tuition and Fees
Chair Taylor asked President Delaney to speak about this item.
President Delaney clarified this discussion, stating that the Legislature assumed all universities would approve new funding based on 15 percent. In assuming, the Legislature cut UNF funding by about $3M. Although the Governor has strong opinions about increasing tuition costs, several members of the Board of Governors were willing to vote for some increases and a 13 percent increase for UNF.
President Delaney stated that new funding, based on 15 percent, would have brought new tuition funding to around $5.5M, compared to about $4.8M at 13 percent. He noted that the tuition differential fee would have been $40.13 at 15 percent, but will be $37.63 at 13 percent. With 30 percent allocated to Financial Aid, the net difference would be $414,312. He clarified that the university could work within the difference.
Chair Taylor stated that this regulation would be processed as an emergency regulation and the Board would see it again in October, as a permanent regulation. Chair Taylor asked for a MOTION for approval of the Emergency Regulation – Schedule of Tuition and Fees. Trustee Plumlee offered the MOTION and Trustee Korman seconded. Chair Taylor asked for a vote and the regulation was unanimously approved.
Item 3 Change Order – UNF’s New Dining Facility
Chair Taylor stated that, since this item was not made available within the 24-hour original posting, trustees could decide whether or not to accept the item. Chair Taylor asked for a MOTION that trustees were willing to take action on this item. Trustee Russell offered a MOTION and Trustee Pincomb seconded. Chair Taylor asked for a vote and the action was unanimously approved.
Chair Taylor stated that the Board had established thresholds of authority, in terms of change orders. He clarified that any order up to $100,000 could be authorized by the President. Any order between $100,000 and $1M would require approval by the chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. And, any order over $1M would require approval by the Finance and Audit Committee. Chair Taylor stated that the currently sitting full Board would take up this item. Chair Taylor asked President Delaney to speak about this item.
President Delaney stated that the university needed $2.5M in additional dollars to complete UNF’s new dining facility. He clarified the university did not receive the requested PECO funds for the third and fourth floors of the dining facility. And, instead of just shelling out those floors, the university had worked to identify additional dollars to complete the project. Trustee Munoz clarified that, as chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, he was informed of this item and did approve the change order.
Chair Taylor asked for a MOTION for approval of the change order for $2.5M for UNF’s new dining facility. The MOTION was offered by Trustee Munoz and seconded by Trustee Plumlee. The MOTION was unanimously approved, as presented.
Item 4 Adjournment
Chair Taylor offered appreciation to all trustees who were able to participate in the call, at such short notice. He adjourned the meeting.