9:30 A.M., March 12, 2014
President's Conference Room
Members Present: Bashaw, Beran, Cass, Castille, Cobler, Dahlstrom, Di Leo, Faulk, Lambert, Litton, Mehan, Neill, Rutzen, Salazar, Smith, Thomas, Walyuchow and Alcorn
Representative: Dr. Ricardo Teixeira
Minutes from the February 12th meeting were approved with minor changes noted by Dr. Thomas.
Dr. Castille introduced Dr. Denise Neill as the Interim Provost and stated reasons on why such a change was made within the UHV administration.
Dr. Ron Salazar thanked Dr. Jeff Cass for all his hard work during his tenure as Provost and his diligence in working with faculty and staff on all issues. Dr. Cass responded with a thank you as well and it has been a great privilege for him as well.
A. Report on the First Year Experience – Dr. Ricardo Teixeira
B. Facilities & Finance Updates – Wayne Beran
C. Enrollment Updates – Dr. Denee Thomas
D. Student Affairs Updates – Dr. Jay Lambert
E. University Advancement Updates – Greg Rutzen
F. Other Items
Dr. Teixeira let everyone know that there will be a Math and Computer Science Awareness Day on campus, March 18th. The event is sponsored by Alcoa and Invista and will host other local companies as well. Dr. Tavakkoli was essential to the planning of this event and the grant received. This has been an event here at UHV for the past 20 years.
Dr. Alcorn took the time to thank Mr. Beran and President Castille for sponsoring the recent trip to China to further cultivate prospective donors.
Dean Tart thanked everyone including the IT staff for all their hard work and efforts during the recent CCNE visit. UHV will have a final report in October 2014. Dr. Tart mentioned that the 7th annual nursing forum, “Care in the Public,” will be held on April 25th and is being sponsored by the Houston Endowment.
Ash Walyuchow invited everyone to upcoming UHV baseball games as well as informing everyone that there was a sports clinic for the Boys & Girls Club of Victoria with about 100 in attendance and the event was aimed at people with disabilities. Coach Terry Puhl will be involved with opening day of the Victoria Little League, and will be throwing out the first pitch. Also noted, was a potential bid to host the NAI National Championship, which would be held at Colony Creek. If awarded, this would be a 2 year commitment to host.
stated that the staff of UHV would like to have a staff representative on the Sugar Land transition team.
Submitted by: Erika Vermillion