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Trustees Held Spring Meeting on June 7

Thursday, Jun. 20, 2013
Trustees Held Spring Meeting on June 7

At the annual spring meeting of the Board of Trustees held on June 7, the Board voted in three new trustees. Steve Sordello ’92, Rich Haughey ’72 and Rachel Manfre ’09 will join the Board, while current members Regis McKenna, Mike Splinter, and Austin Woody step down from the Board as their terms expire. Kirk Syme ’80 also joins the Board, ex officio, as Chair of the Board of Regents, replacing outgoing Regents’ Chair Patti Boitano ‘71.

The Board reelected corporate officers Peggy Bradshaw (Vice Chair), Larry Sonsini (Secretary), John Ottoboni (Assistant Secretary), Molly McDonald (Assistant Secretary), Jack Lewis (Treasurer), Bob Warren (Assistant Treasurer) and Harry Fong (Assistant Treasurer). They will join corporate officer Bob Finocchio, who continues his term as Chair of the Trustees.

The Board also approved a series of action items. In addition to the approval of the conferral of degrees for the undergraduate and graduate Class of 2013, the Board approved two revisions to the Faculty Handbook that were put forward by the Trustee Academic Affairs Committee. One change clarifies a set of procedures related to modified duties during a leave. The second revision clarifies the definitions of tenure track and non-tenure track faculty. The Trustee Governance and Nominating Committee recommended to the Board proposed amendments to the Bylaws of the University relating to changes in the election process for membership on the Trustee Executive Committee. The Board approved the recommended amendments, effective immediately.

Provost Dennis Jacobs led a discussion of the draft Educational Vision document.  Peggy Bradshaw, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, updated the Board on the Facilities Master Plan and summarized the major building and construction efforts underway.  Mike Wallace reported on the status of donor giving and highlighted the progress towards meeting the Leavey Challenge. To close the Discussion part of the meeting, Art Liebscher, S.J. offered his reflections on the newly elected Jesuit Pope, Pope Francis.

Patti Boitano delivered a report on behalf of the Board of Regents and summarized the recent Regents meeting. Outgoing president of the Faculty Senate Barbara Molony reported on the council’s activities of the past academic year and introduced Juliana Chang as the incoming president of the Faculty Senate.  Jenna Saso, outgoing president of Associated Student Government (ASG), reported on key areas that student leaders emphasized throughout the past year and introduced the new ASG president, Judith Martinez.  Following the business meeting, Jenna, Judith and other student leaders joined the Board for lunch.

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