University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Meeting
October 21, 2014
Osprey Commons, Talon Room at 8:30 a.m.

Members Present  

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

Members Absent  

Fred Franklin, Joy Korman, Oscar Munoz, Joannie Newton, Bruce Taylor  

Others Present   

Gordon Rakita (Immediate Past President, UNF Faculty Association)

Item 1 Call to Order


Chair Greene documented a quorum and called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.  

Item 2 Open Comments


Chair Greene offered opportunity for comments to those in attendance, regarding items on this agenda. No comments were made.  

Item 3 Presidential Evaluation


Chair Greene reminded the Board that the purpose of this meeting was (1) to hear from trustees about President Delaney’s performance for the 2013-2014 academic year, (2) to decide on performance compensation, as specified in the President’s contract, and (3) to review President Delaney’s compensation and make a recommendation on compensation, as deemed appropriate by the Board.  


Board members stated that the university was on the right track, showing a great deal of success. They provided positive remarks about the President’s self-report, noting that it presented a clear picture of the university. Trustees were very positive about President Delaney’s accomplishments, noting that he kept a good perspective in the role and for the university. They noted that one of President Delaney’s most outstanding characteristics was his awareness and understanding of the political environment, showing both humility and presence.


In its thorough review of President Delaney’s performance, it was noted that he enjoys very strong relationships with faculty and students and is very accessible to both constituent groups. He also enjoys an exceptional community presence and reputation. The Board encouraged President Delaney to continue to build on these strengths by seeking ongoing input from the academic leadership, as well as continuing to provide leadership in moving the needle on the BOG’s performance metrics.


Trustees discussed the use of goals in upcoming years and concluded by stating that President Delaney was doing an outstanding job, excelling with the Jacksonville community.


A MOTION was made by Trustee Lovett to award the maximum performance compensation allowable under President Delaney’s contract. Trustee Pappas seconded the MOTION. The MOTION was approved by acclimation.


The Board then moved to a discussion of President Delaney’s contract. Trustee Russell made a MOTION to provide President Delaney with a 2 percent cost-of-living base pay increase, effective immediately. Trustee Lovett seconded. During discussion of the motion, the Board noted that President Delaney’s base salary would be further adjusted in January 2015 to include an increase, if any, in IRS pension limits, as specified in his contract. The MOTION was carried as presented.  

Item 3 Adjournment


Chair Greene adjourned the meeting.