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University of Houston - Victoria

President's Office

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Meeting Minutes

Members Present: Beran, Dahlstrom, Di Leo, Ferguson, LaBrecque, Mundy, Niroomand, Norgard, Ruschhaupt, Rice, Rossow, Schnebly, L. Smith, Tart, Zafereo, Walyuchow

I. Organizational Business

--The July 28th minutes were approved as circulated.

II. Business

Dormitory Progress–Mr. Wayne Beran

Mr. Beran reported:

  • Jaguar Hall had to be completely gutted
  • All mold and asbestos has been removed from rooms
  • Kitchen has two new walk-in coolers
  • Kitchen floor had to be jackhammer to recreate the drainage system
  • Pool and hot tub has been filled in
  • Entire roofing system had to be replaced due to no support structure because of leakage except for the holidome area
  • New draining system on the roof had to be installed due to drain pipes being too small to drain properly
  • All furniture is ready to go and is on standby
  • Security fence will be ¾ of the way up when students move in
  • Annex will be completely gone before the students move in
  • All new electrical system
  • Students will receive a small discount for food and rooms due to the two-week delay
  • UH’s fire marshal will be coming next week for inspection
  • Students’ move-in date is planned for September 5th and 6th
  • Walk-thru will be available on the 4th
  • Sidewalks will be installed by the city in a couple of months
  • A new student entrance to Jaguar Hall will be developed due to the danger of the turn lanes overlapping each other in front of the dorm
  • Already working on housing solutions for next year with Mark Zafereo

Mr. Beran closed by saying Jaguar Hall is basically a new building.

Enrollment –Ms. Chari Norgard

Ms. Norgard reported:

  • Fall update–budgeted amount for headcount is at 83.8% of our target and semester credit hours is at 97.6%
  • Enrollment for fall is 244 (183 freshmen and 61 sophomores)
  • Currently 412 on our firm list
  • Still receiving a lot of freshmen applications
  • Total orientation attendees–194 students and 478 guests
  • Last orientation was cancelled, students will now be registered individually
  • 43 soccer players are currently housed at the Quality Inn along with 6 RAs
  • Housing–202 applications, 176 deposits, 180 freshmen, 4 sophomore, 95 males, 107 females
  • San Antonio and Fort Bend recruiters have attended a couple of events but mainly have been helping students with financial aid forms and admissions paper work, contacting students one on one to remind them of what is still on their “To do” list, and will shortly be shifting to fall recruiting events

SACS Evaluation of 5th Year Interim Report and Action Plans–Dr. Suzanne LaBrecque

Dr. LaBrecque reported that the SACS 5th Year Interim Report showed 5 items that needed to be addressed in the following categories; academic affairs, enrollment management and student services. The deadline for responses to SACS is April 15th, but UHV’s deadline to address these issues will be April 1st. A lot of the work will be in addressing Institutional Effectiveness especially assessment of student learning outcomes in all academic programs and student service areas.


Mr. Walyuchow stated he is already seeing results from UHV’s downward expansion; he is already receiving emails from students concerning UHV’s athletic programs that will not graduate until 2012 and 2013. When congratulated on the athletic programs success, Mr. Walyuchow stated a lot of support from those around the table is the key to their success. Men’s and women’s soccer scrimmage will be Saturday, August 21st at 1:00 p.m., at the St. Joseph-O’Connor Complex.

Dr. LaBrecque announced at the Board of Regents meeting she attended that all UHV’s tenure and promotions requests were approved. She also stated UHV leads in enrollment growth for the System (up by 11.8%, their count for July). She reported an interim president should be selected by sometime next week. Until an interim president is selected, Dr. LaBrecque said she will be working a half day in the president’s office and a half day in Academic Affairs.

Dean Rossow apprised cabinet members of the School of Education and Human Development’s notification of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) two-year accreditation approval yesterday.

Dean Di Leo commented the first American Book Review (ABR) guest speaker for fall will be John Dufresne on September 2nd. ABR donor Morgan O’Connor will host the first reception for the fall season.

Mr. Harrison remarked that last Friday’s agenda for Dr. Antel and Mr. Hugetz neglected to have a time to meet with staff. An ITV meeting for staff members to visit with the UHS representatives is being arranged for Friday, at 9:30 a.m. Dr. LaBrecque will be sending out an email to all staff members.

Dr. LaBrecque closed the meeting by saying she is pleased with the spirit of UHV as we move onward and upward.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:40 a.m.

Submitted: Kathy Walton