University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Student Life and Facilities Committee

  • Meeting
March 18, 2014
Osprey Commons, Talon Room at 9:15 a.m.

Members Present 

Carlo Fassi, Fred Franklin, Hugh Greene, Joy Korman, Radford Lovett, Lynn Pappas,   Gordon Rakita, Lanny Russell, Bruce Taylor and Sharon Wamble-King

Members Absent 

Oscar Munoz, Joannie Newton, Myron Pincomb  

Item 1 Call to Order and Introductions 

Meeting called to order by Lanny Russell, in the absence of Chair, Myron Pincomb.  

Item 2 Minutes of the October 16, 2012 

Mr. Russell asked for approval of the minutes from the January 7, 2014 meeting. Motion was made to approve and passed unanimously.

Item 3 Open Comments 

No open comments at this time.

Item 4 Activity and Service Fees, Athletic Fees, and Student Health Fees 

Vice President Shuman addressed the Committee and presented the proposed increase for the Student Athletics, Student Health, and Student Activity and Service Fees for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. After a lengthy discussion by the Board, regarding the recommended fees listed below, a motion was made to approve the fees as presented.  The motion passed unanimously as follows:    

  • Athletic Fee increase   $1.00;  
  • Health Fee increase of $0.09;  
  • Health Promotions increase of $.05 for 2 graduate students to work on Healthy Osprey;  
  • Counseling Center increase of $.10 for pay equity among staff; and  
  • Disability Resource Center decrease of $.06 to appropriate level of funding.    

Item 5 Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders  

Vice President Shuman addressed the Committee regarding Change Orders; progress on each project; and presented a full and detailed report.  


Discussion item - No motion required.

Item 6 Update from the Retention and Graduation Committee 

Dr. Jeff Coker, Dean of Undergraduate Studies gave a PowerPoint update and progress presentation, made by the Retention and Graduation Committee.  The purpose of the Retention and Graduation Committee is to identify why students leave UNF, and strategies to improve and develop short and long term initiatives. Joy Korman asked for a report on the effects of mandatory housing?  It was decided that because mandatory housing initiative is relatively new, it will take time to see the lasting effect.  It was noted that there appears to be a change in the atmosphere of the campus due to freshman living on campus, and has furthered  a sense of community.  Gordon Rakita made a suggestion to revitalize the Office of Enhancement and FIGS Program.  


No action required.

Item 7 Quarterly Data Report – Faculty Composition and Funded Research 

Dr. John Kantner, Assistant Vice President for Research and Dr. Jay Coleman, Interim Associate Provost presented a metrics PowerPoint on faculty composition and funded research.   


No action required.

Item 8 Adjournment 

Meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m.