University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Workshop
February 11, 2013
University Center at 8:30 a.m.

Trustees in Attendance

Sitou Byll-Cataria, Toni Crawford, Wilfredo Gonzalez, Hugh Greene, Ann Hicks, Wanyonyi Kendrick, Joy Korman, Patrick Plumlee, Bruce Taylor, Kevin Twomey


Trustees Absent

Joannie Newton, Oscar Munoz


Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Taylor called the workshop to order.


Item 2 Chair’s Remarks

Chair Taylor welcomed everyone  and stated that the discussion would include a presentation from consultants about the master plan, and a discussion on improving student/campus life.


Item 3 Master Plan

Chair Taylor introduced Mr. Kevin King, principal associate from Ayers Saint Gross, and invited him to make a presentation on the UNF master plan.


Mr. King stated that this plan included a long-term frame work and short-term decisions. He provided illustrations to address the pressure for enrollment growth and the need to build a campus within the natural environment.


Mr. King spoke about parking, transportation and investments in the core of campus. He noted that his presentation would emphasize the guiding principles of the master plan.


After the presentation, trustees discussed the options presented and expressed appreciation to Mr. King for a job well done.


Item 4 Student Life

Chair Taylor asked Vice President Gonzalez to introduce this item.


Vice President Gonzalez stated that this discussion would include the next steps to improve student/campus life. He introduced Assistant Vice President Croft, noting that she and some UNF students would be adding to the conversation.


This discussion included a discussion on current student/campus life and ways to enhance this. Information was provided on discussions that had taken place with colleagues around the state and country, what UNF students were saying and what the next steps might be.


Trustees engaged in discussions regarding their personal student/campus life experiences and how these might be related to UNF. These discussions moved to include UNF students and there was an exchange about several activities that might add more energy to create a vibrant and engaging campus.


Item 5 Adjournment

Chair Taylor stated that this discussion had been most valuable and he expressed appreciation to everyone involved.


The meeting was adjourned