University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Plenary Session
January 7, 2014
Herbert Center at ~11:45 a.m.

Minutes

Members Present

Bruce Taylor, Hugh Greene, Carlo Fassi, Fred Franklin, Joy Korman, Rad Lovett, Oscar Munoz, Joannie Newton, Lynn Pappas, Myron Pincomb, Gordon Rakita, Lanny Russell, Sharon Wamble-King

Members Absent

None

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Taylor called the plenary session to order at 11:50 a.m.

Item 2 Chair’s Report

Chair Taylor had no report.

Item 3 President’s Report

President Delaney acknowledged that this would be Chair Taylor’s last meeting to serve as chair of the UNF Board of Trustees. President Delaney thanked Chair Taylor for his years of service as chair and stated that he looked forward to the future with Chair Taylor as a member of the Board and a life-long friend of the university.

Chair Taylor stated that he was honored to serve and to be thought of well enough by his peers to chair the Board. Chair Taylor spoke about his eight years on the Board, noting that all members were leaders, committed to the university and committed to the service sought when appointed. He stated that it had been a true privilege to get to know each trustee and join in endeavors to advance UNF. He also stated that it had been a real privilege to work with President Delaney. Chair Taylor expressed that he would remain close to UNF.

President Delaney stated that UNF’s enrollment was down slightly, keeping with a national trend. He clarified that any loss of funding would be covered with reserves and the next couple of years should rebound, but would be monitored.

Item 4 Open Comments

Chair Taylor offered opportunity for open comments concerning items on the agenda. There were no comments.

Item 5 Consent Agenda

Chair Taylor stated that the consent agenda consisted of:
  • Amendments to Regulation – Special Fees, Fines and Penalties
  • New Regulation – Smoke-Free Campus Initiative
  • New Regulation – Admissions – First Time in College (FTIC)
  • 2012-2013 Accountability Report
  • Tenure as a Condition of Employment – Drs. Mitchell Miller and Holly Miller
  • New Program – Doctor of Clinical Nutrition
  • New Program – Masters of Music
Chair Taylor asked for a MOTION for approval of the consent agenda. Trustee Newton offered a MOTION and Trustee Korman seconded. The consent agenda was approved as presented.

Item 6 Reports from the Student Life and Facilities Committee

Chair Taylor asked Trustee Pincomb if any reports required additional discussion from the Student Life and Facilities Committee. Trustee Pincomb stated that all reports were sufficiently vetted.
  • Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders
  • Spring 2014 Quarterly Data Report – Retention and Graduation Rates
  • Performance – UNF’s String Quartet

Item 7 Reports from the Academic Affairs Committee

Chair Taylor asked Trustee Korman if any reports required additional discussion from the Academic Affairs Committee. Trustee Korman stated that all reports were sufficiently vetted.
  • Presentation – Music Flagship Program
  • Performance – UNF’s Jazz Trio

Item 8 Reports from the Finance and Audit Committee

Chair Taylor asked Trustee Munoz if any reports required additional discussion from the Finance and Audit Committee. Trustee Munoz stated that the committee received open comments from Divest UNF, requesting that the university consider the disposition of investments in any companies with a fossil fuel nature. The Finance and Audit Committee responded that the university would study the request. Trustee Munoz stated that the Foundation, Inc. had suggested a position of neutrality.

Trustee Munoz clarified that all reports from the Finance and Audit Committee were standard and required no additional discussion.

Item 9 Ratification of Contract – American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Chair Taylor asked Mr. Leonard Carson, via conference, to speak about this item.

Mr. Carson, special labor counsel to the university, stated that the proposed agreement was for the period beginning July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016, with one reopener in the second year and one reopener in the third year. He provided details of material changes and stated that the university recommended ratification of the agreement.

Chair Taylor asked for a MOTION for approval. Trustee Russell offered a MOTION and Trustee Newton seconded. The MOTION was carried unanimously.

Item 10 Election of Board of Trustees Leadership for 2014-2016

President Delaney asked for nominations for chair of the UNF Board of Trustees. Trustee Fassi nominated Trustee Hugh Greene. The MOTION was seconded by Trustee Munoz. President Delaney asked for other nominations and/or a discussion. A MOTION was made to approve the nomination of Trustee Greene as chair of the UNF Board of Trustees. The MOTION was carried by a unanimous vote.

President Delaney asked for nominations for vice chair of the UNF Board of Trustees. Trustee Russell nominated Trustee Joy Korman. The MOTION was seconded by Trustee Newton. President Delaney asked for other nominations and/or a discussion. A MOTION was made to approve the nomination of Trustee Korman as vice chair of the UNF Board of Trustees. The MOTION was carried by a unanimous vote.

Item 11 Adjournment

Chair Taylor adjourned the plenary session at 12:34 p.m.