University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Student Life and Facilities Committee

  • Meeting
January 7, 2014
Herbert Center at ~9:15 a.m.

Minutes

Members Present

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

Item 1 Call to Order and Introductions

Meeting called to order by Chair, Myron Pincomb.

Item 2 Minutes of the October 15, 2013 Meeting

Chair Pincomb asked for approval of the minutes from the October 15, 2013 meeting. Motion was made to approve. The motion passed unanimously.

Item 3 Open Comments

No open comments at this time.

Item 4 Amendments to Regulation-Special Fees, Fines and Penalties

Vice President Shuman addressed the committee and presented current fees. She stated there are three major increases in fees: Identification Card fee changed from $8.00 annually to $9.00; Transcript Fee changed from $8.00 to $10.00; and Credit Card convenience fee went from 2.3% to 2.75% of the transaction amount for the use of credit cards for web-originated financial transactions. Motioned was made to approve. The motion passed unanimously.

Item 5 New Regulation – Smoke-Free Campus Initiative

Vice President Serwatka addressed the committee and presented the full text of the regulation to the board on the Smoke-Free initiative. Carlo Fassi stated that the students are in support of smoke-free policy on campus. Tom Serwatka stated if approved the initiative will be effective August 2015. After a thorough discussion a motion was made to approve. The motion passed unanimously.

Item 6 Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders

Vice President Shuman addressed the committee regarding change orders, progress on each project along with a full detailed report. She also mentioned that the Student Wellness Center won “Outstanding Design” in November 2013. Discussion item. No action required.

Item 7 Quarterly Date Report – Retention and Graduation Rates

Vice President Serwatka and Dr. Jay Coleman, Interim Associate Provost presented metrics on retention and graduation rates as well as updates on UNF’s ranking. A discussion was held on the positive predictors and negative predictors for retention and graduation rates. Discussion item. No action required.

Item 8 Performance- UNF’s String Quartet

Dr. Randall Tinnin introduced the UNF’s String Quartet who then performed for the Board.

Item 9 Adjournment

Chair Pincomb adjourned the meeting.