University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Conference Call
June 6, 2007
at 9:30 a.m.

Trustees in Attendance

Dr. Edythe Abdullah, Mr. Luther Coggin, Mrs. Toni Crawford, Mr. Wilfredo Gonzalez, Dr. Chip Klostermeyer, Mrs. Joan Newton, Dr. Bruce Taylor, Ms. Rachael Tutwiler

Trustees Absent

Mrs. Wanyonyi Kendrick, Mrs. Ann Hicks, Mrs. Carol Thompson, Mr. Kevin Twomey

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Taylor called the meeting to order and offered appreciation to all trustees participating.

Item 2 Update on BOT Appointment

Chair Taylor stated that he and President Delaney had been in communication with certain members of the Board of Governor’s (BOG) and the Chancellor regarding the BOG nominating committee’s appointment to UNF’s Board. Chair Taylor stated that he had articulated to everyone that while UNF’s Board was not displeased with the nominee, it did feel that greater attention should have been given to the recommendations from the UNF BOT.


Chair Taylor stated that Ms. Carolyn Roberts, Chair of the Florida Board of Governors, personally acknowledged the need for improved communication. Chair Roberts gave assurance that UNF could expect a better process for future appointments.


Chair Taylor stated that he felt optimistic that there would be a more constructive process in the future.

Item 3 Update on Tuition

Chair Taylor and members of the Board discussed the ramifications of the 5 percent tuition increase.

Item 4 Announcement

Vice President Serwatka stated that the Board of Governor’s would be holding their September 26-27th meeting on UNF’s campus. He said that there would be opportunities for trustees to interact with the BOG at that time. Specific details would be forthcoming.

Item 3 Adjournment

Chair Taylor adjourned the meeting.