Board of Trustees

Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee

December 11, 2009



Members Present:                                                    

Brian Cloyd, Chair                                                      Brent Graves              

L. Garnet Lewis                                                          Martha Haynes (via telephone)                      

Michael Andary                                                          Gavin Leach                           

Mary Campbell (via telephone)                                   Jason Morgan

Howard Cohodas                                                        Cynthia Prosen

Kathleen Godec                                                         


The ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m.


Chair Cloyd reviewed the Committee charge indicating the charge is to identify Board policy issues (ie. the type of things the Board is charged with as a public entity to ensure the continuity of the university at a policy level).  He stated the Committee should not be getting into the operational types of activities as the Board should not be involved in the day-to-day operations of the University.  The recommendations from the Committee should fit in with and not be in opposition to the Road Map to 2015.  The policy issues identified from the Committee should provide an umbrella for any type of operational activity within the University.


The Committee brainstormed possible policy issues for future discussion by the Board.  After discussion, the policy issues were combined into broad categories (see attached).  Chair Cloyd will refine the wording on the categories and send the list to the Committee.  He asked that the Committee start commenting on these items immediately via email, copying the full Committee with their responses.  The Committee was requested to review the list again after January 1st and send additional comments, if needed, to the entire Committee. 


The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 29, at 1:00 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Room, 602 Cohodas (w/ some members participating via telephone).  The recommended focus topic for the Board of Trustees February Retreat will be chosen at this meeting.


The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.