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Minutes of Meeting

Budget Advisory Committee Monday, September 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Location: Bldg. 50, Room 3300

Meeting Details

Call to Order:

Alan Harris (chair) called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m.

Members Present:

Stacy Boote, Bruce Kavan, Jason Haraldsen, Alan Harris, Susan Massey, Krista Paulsen

Members Absent:

Jeffrey Cornett

Others Attending:

Janet Owens, VP Governmental Affairs

Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of the Minutes

    August meeting minutes were approved.
  • New Business/Announcements/Other Discussions

    Janet Owens, the VP of Governmental Affairs attended the meeting to update the committee on budget issues relating to the legislative process and how the Budget Advisory Committee can assist in that process.

    Ms. Owens updated the committee on what her role at UNF is and with whom she interfaces with in both the community and Tallahassee.

    Ms. Owens discussed the 2017 UNF Legislative Budget Requests with the committee. These requests include:

    $ 5 Million (Recurring) for Culture of Completions & Career II
    $ 3 Million ($2 Million Recurring) for Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Innovation
    $ 2.9 Million (Recurring) for Coastal Science Institute

    Additionally, the following PECO requests are being submitted for protecting and maximizing investments in facilities:

    $ 6 Million for the UNF Infrastructure
    $ 7 Million for Renovations to the Science & Engineering Building
    $ 3 Million for Renovations to Schultz Hall

    The committee requested that Ms. Owens send her Tallahassee Report to all faculty when she publishes it so that everyone on campus is aware of any legislative updates.

    The committee asked Ms. Owens how faculty could play a larger role in the legislative process. Ms. Owens stated that she always welcomes faculty input and that if any faculty member has a project they would like to discuss with her they can make an appointment to meet with her at any time.

    The committee let Ms. Owens know that if she ever needs to update Faculty Association on anything in more detail that her time at the meeting allows the Budget Advisory Committee would be happy to submit the information as an information item.

    In October, the committee will be meeting with Dr. Tom Serwatka and Dr. Jay Coleman.

  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
    Our next meeting will be October 24, 2016 at 12:00 in 50/3300.