University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Retreat
September 10, 2012
UNF Osprey Fountains at 9:00 a.m.

Members Present

Dr. Bruce Taylor, Mr. Hugh Greene, Mr. Carlo Fassi, Mr. Fred Franklin, Ms. Joy Korman, Mr. Rad Lovett, Mr. Oscar Munoz, Ms. Lynn Pappas, Mr. Myron Pincomb, Dr. Gordon Rakita

Members Absent

Ms. Joannie Newton, Mr. Lanny Russell, Ms. Sharon Wamble-King

Call to Order

Chair Taylor welcomed everyone to the retreat, stating that he was looking forward to a positive and functional outcome.


Chair Taylor asked for approval of the minutes from the September 13, 2011 meeting. A MOTION was offered and seconded. The minutes were approved as presented.


Vice President Serwatka introduced Dr. Kenneth Shaw, as the facilitator for the retreat. Dr. Shaw provided trustees with mission and vision statements for Pennsylvania State University, the University of Virginia and the University of North Florida. He then led a discussion based on the recent Pennsylvania State scandal and the University of Virginia’s recent public disagreement between its board leadership and its president.


Dr. Shaw spoke about the UNF Board’s understanding of these cases and what lessons it could learn and take away from these instances. He spoke about the importance of the Board’s self-assessment and the significant role the institution’s vision and mission statement should play. Dr. Shaw noted that the institution’s values should under-grid all of its efforts.


Vice President Serwatka explained the next segment of the retreat, noting that the purpose was for trustees to provide the administration with requests for upcoming Board meetings. Trustees discussed past initiatives and topics and provided suggestions for future meetings.


President Delaney asked Vice President Owen to update trustees on Tallahassee trends. Vice President Owen provided trustees with a list of amendments and spoke briefly about these. President Delaney discussed funding and his role on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force.


Chair Taylor adjourned the retreat.