University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Workshop
November 13, 2008
University Center at 8:30 a.m.

Item 1 Call to Order 

Chair Taylor will call the workshop to order.

Item 2 Chair’s Remarks 

Chair Taylor will present the Chair’s remarks.

Item 3 President’s Remarks 

President Delaney will present the President’s remarks.

Item 4 Approval of the Minutes (February 7, 2008)

Chair Taylor will ask the Board to approve the minutes from the February 7, 2008 workshop.

Item 5 Ms. Jennifer McDonough will Discuss the Capital Campaign (Attachment 1)

Ms. Jennifer McDonough will provide a brief update on UNF’s current campaign efforts, as well as an overview of what is happening across the nation with other universities planning large fundraising initiatives.

Item 6 A Conversation with Ms. Sheila McDevitt, Chair, Board of Governors, State University System (Attachment 1)

Ms. Shelia McDevitt, having served successfully as vice chair, was elected as the chair of the Board of Governors in June 2008.  An attorney who has served in state government, private practice and as a corporate counsel, Ms. McDevitt has a distinguished record of service to higher education in the state. In her role as chair of the Board of Governors, Governor McDevitt is meeting with each of the local boards of trustees to share her views about the opportunities and challenges facing the State University System (SUS).  She is also taking time to learn about the local challenges and opportunities at each of the SUS campuses.  This discussion will allow Governor McDevitt to meet and share conversation with the University of North Florida’s Board of Trustees.

Item 7 Enrollment Management (Attachment 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

The University of North Florida has taken a number of different actions to respond to budget cuts which occurred in last year’s budget and in the budget which was approved for 2008-2009 academic year.  Among these was to cut our FTE enrollment from a high of 10,547 in 2007-2008 to a projected enrollment of 9,970 FTE for 2008-2009.  In this discussion item the Board will explore the fiscal necessity of cutting enrollment.  The Board of Trustees will also discuss the long-term ramifications of the University’s enrollment strategy and our institutional goals.


President Delaney with Vice President Serwatka and Associate Vice President Kaye will lead this discussion.

Item 8 Strategic Planning (Attachment 1)

Dr. MacTaggart and Provost Workman will bring the Board up to date on the progress the campus has been making in following its newly approved vision and mission statements and in developing a strategic plan to guide the University growth and development over the next five or more years.


Dr. Terry MacTaggart and Provost Workman will lead this discussion.

Item 9 A Conversation with Dr. Terry MacTaggart 

Item 10 Adjournment 

Chair Taylor will adjourn the workshop.