University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Plenary Session
October 21, 2014
Osprey Commons, Talon Room at 11:15 a.m.

Members Present

Fred Franklin, Hugh Greene, Rad Lovett, Lynn Pappas, Myron Pincomb, Chip Klostermeyer, Lanny Russell, Joseph Turner, Sharon Wamble-King

Members Absent

Joy Korman, Oscar Munoz, Joannie Newton, Bruce Taylor

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Greene recognized a quorum and called the plenary session to order at 11:23 a.m.

Item 2 Chair’s Report

Chair Greene stated that he had no remarks at this time.

Item 3 President’s Report

President Delaney spoke about the spring trip to Appalachian State University, noting that that institution had an enthusiastic board. He notified trustees, via Vice President Ashton, that the university would be informing them of UNF events at quarterly meetings and through the university’s electronic newsletter.

Item 4 Open Comments

Chair Greene offered those in attendance an opportunity to comment on items included in the agenda. There were no comments from the public.

Item 5 Consent Agenda

Chair Greene asked the chairs to comment on their respective committees.

Chair Pincomb clarified that the Student Life and Facilities Committee met as a whole and was (a) presented with a progress brief on fall enrollments and student profile and (b) reviewed the capital projects report and change orders. The committee recommended the following items for approval by the Board.

  • Approval of Regulation Amendments – Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Approval of New Regulation – Disability Access Obligations for Programs, Events or Activities at University Venues
  • Approval of Regulation Amendments – Student Conduct Code
  • Approval of Regulation Amendments – Prohibition against Hazing

Chair Pappas reported that the Academic Affairs Committee discussed the (a) ongoing process of establishing peer aspirant schools and (b) new faculty hires. She stated that the committee had one action item which was recommended for approval by the full Board.

  • Approval of Regulation Amendments – Waiver of Tuition and Fees

Chair Lovett reported on the Finance and Audit Committee, noting that the committee discussed (a) audit reports, (b) DSO Form 990’s, (c) accounts receivable write-offs, (d) budget report, and (e) treasurer’s report. He stated that the committee recommended approval by the full Board for the following items.

  • Approval of New Regulation – Tuition and Fee Refund
  • Approval of Regulation Amendments – Schedule of Tuition and Fees
  • Approval of the Audit Plan for the Office of Internal Auditing
  • Approval of the Audit Charter for the Office of Internal Auditing
  • Approval of the Audit Charter for the Finance and Audit Committee

Chair Greene asked for a MOTION for approval of the consent agenda. A MOTION was made by Trustee Klostermeyer and seconded by Trustee Pincomb. The consent agenda was approved as presented.

Item 6 Reports to the Board of Trustees

Chair Greene asked General Counsel Stone to present the litigation update.

Item 6A Litigation Update

General Counsel Stone stated that the administration provided a report to the Board on significant litigation twice each year. She noted that there was no significant litigation at this time.

Chair Greene asked Vice President Owen to present the Legislative update.

Item 6B Legislative Update

In a Tallahassee Update, Vice President Owen updated the Board on legislative visits with area lawmakers and on several anticipated changes to the performance funding model to be adopted by the Board of Governors at their November meeting. If adopted, these changes would be in effect for the calculation and distribution of funding for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. She also updated the Board on the developments from the Board of Governors’ October workshop, one of which will require the university presidents and university boards of trustees to certify the accuracy of the data submitted for the performance funding calculations. It is also anticipated that the Board of Governors will approve a priority list for university PECO projects at the November meeting. President Delaney presented the following projects to the Board of Governors at the October workshop: $15 million for Skinner-Jones Hall, $9 million for land acquisition, and $3 million for renovations to Schultz Hall.

Item 7 Action Item for the Board of Trustees

Chair Greene clarified that the amendments to the UNF Board of Trustees bylaws did not make it to the electronic agenda; therefore, this item would be revisited at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

Item 8 Committee Reports

Chair Greene noted that committee reports were included in the meeting materials and available through the website.

Item 9 Adjournment

Chair Greene offered appreciation to President Delaney and adjourned the meeting.