Liane DeHart opened with her testimony and introduced her position (Administrative Specialist, President’s Office) and responsibilities followed by Dr. Nord’s overview of her job and philosophy of her duties. He handed out a job description and explained his expectations and aspirations for the President’s Office.
Steve Hunt reported on the C.E. Jeffers Sports Center repairs. Work on stripping the siding is taking place and is .75 done. Asphalt and permanent landscaping are set for summer 2014. Sports camp traffic will be routed to the back entry now as the facility front is addressed. The sagging porch reveal is critical to understand the next steps. Minimal structural damage is the hope, and we can proceed as planned. Excess structural damage will need to have a plan developed. The two remaining (north side) arches are being covered, but with doorway openings for fire escapes. Major landscape upgrades will be generally postponed until summer 2014 to be done along with parking lot asphalt. Cost estimate is $120,000 and postponing will allow the restricted fund to build a little more.
The President’s Home will have moderate upgrades throughout. Target completion date is sometime in mid to late August.
The work by OneAccord Partners is deemed complete. The work sets the stage for our messaging for marketing, recruitment and advancement coordination. The Timothy Group will now extend the foundational work to develop the Case Statement and further support and coordinate preparation for the Capital Campaign.
Consultant Nate Vander Stelt reported on the upcoming strategic plan meeting. Discussion followed about the track of the strategic planning compared to the McLaran research. Now we are moving the plan toward adding dollar amounts and using that plan to better adapt it to the Capital Campaign by Nate.
Dr. Nord spoke into some of the vision for future planning. He described the potential for costs to renew the campus and Programs, Personnel and Property.
Also talked about donor relations. Dr. Nord handed out the naming policy to Nate. Nate contributed the thoughts about it. Every institution has unique approaches. The strategic plan will do best to address the donor approach. The key part of this is an articulation of a vision, and also the specific projects that interest the donor.
The president decides which of the agendas is a priority. Nate says often in a naming situation the anchor gift is usually a capstone, not a cornerstone gift. Property, Programs and Personnel will shape how Corban moves forward.
Kevin: Campus dining information was handed out from Aramark. Discussed capacity and said if we have a new dorm we would exceed capacity for dining. We just need to have a stepped plan for growth.
We agreed to meet as a group to brainstorm on our priorities for capital projects. We will take an hour of the strategic plan meeting to do this tomorrow.
Input was given on what Dr. Nord can do for sharing his comments at Launch! Good feedback about big picture vision and heart came from it.
Parent services discussion was tabled but in general it involves delineating alumni office and student life office tracks with parents.
For community involvement, Dr. Nord will have a report from Steve on what groups and what personnel are matched up.– cabinet and maybe 5-10 others to assign to groups. Greg can have input on this because of his recent experience.
Nate— We need to grow our base both across and higher. Up till today it has been done by invitation. How do we grow from $454,000 to $1.3M annually?
An Advancement Fund Coordinator position is in the 2013-14 budget. “We’re all in” campaign will be created to get participation from employees.
Dr. Nord handed out a draft of his Responsibilities and Accountabilities which will be presented to the Board of Trustees on Oct. 3. Assignments for cabinet members are due Sept. 1.