FY 2013 Meeting Minutes
July 9, 2013
Chair: Billy Lagal
Vice Chair: Harry Bashaw
Secretary: Mary Field
Exempt Representative: Mindi Gill
Non-Exempt Representative: Pamela Solomon
Representatives at large present: Melissa Jersild UHSCR and Tamara Lair UHSL
Sugar Land - Robert Tonsul, Joan Bauman, Kristy Hennessey, Vicki Causey, Angela Green and Tamara Lair
Victoria - Mary Field, Billy Lagal, Veronica Gonzalez. Harry Bashaw, Shirley Jung, Leticia Briones, Dina Boothe, Vera Akinkuotu, Juan Diego Martinez, Mary Borden, Emily Harrison, Cherlyn Hodge, Natalia Ruiz, Ana Laura Pineda, Deborah Westbrook, Amy Hatmaker, George Rodriguez, Jeremy Shapiro, Lou Ella Callarman, Victoria Brieske, Carol Roby, Kaleena Trevino, Theresa Hawken, Jeffrey Cass, Yvonne Garcia and Lawrence Nelson.
The meeting was called to order at 10: am Tuesday July 9, 2013
Jeffrey Cass updates
- Science Masters
- Master of Fine Arts and Creative Writing-ties into the ABR and Publishing
- Bachelor in Health Studies-Allied Health Degree
- Masters of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioners
Recruiters have started advising students
293 freshmen as of date, the goal is 360
New dorm is ready
UHV looking to expand into HCC-Katy
Jay Lambert is new AVP
Hiring AVP in Advancement soon
Question & Answer session with Provost Cass:
Question-Is there an update on the new Economic building
Question-What is the status of the MOU with VC and can recruiting be done the semester before it expires?
Answer-2+2 program was signed with VC and looking to sign one with Wharton Community College
Question-Are there plans to make designated student meeting places?
Answer- The students will have access to rooms in Jaguar Suites and they also can reserve conference rooms and the multi-purpose room.
Question- Anything new on raises?
Answer- UHV is down in enrollment but trying to set aside money for raises, they depend on the enrollment numbers for the Fall and Spring
Question- Are there plans for UHSL?
Answer- Dick Phillips is working on a plan for a Welcome Center that will be used by all the schools in Sugar Land, students will be able to walk into one place and be directed where they need to go for advising. More internal and external signage is in the process of being added.
Question- Are there plans for the Katy campus?
Answer- The issue of partnering with HCC Katy is being considered for space reasons.
- Visit is April 7, 2014
- September compliance certification is turned in
- Offsite team reviews materials
- Respond with Focus report
- Quality enhancement plan, “Live and Learn”
- Fall to refine plan
- December 2014- find out if re-accredited
Provost⇒Staff -What should be addresses in the coming year?
- Parking issues at UHSL, Dr. Cass said he did not know of any plans but will discuss it with D. Phillips.
- Reserved parking spots for staff at Jaguar Hall
- MOU with VC, find out exactly recruiters can work in VC’s area
Harry Bashaw did an overview presentation of Staff Council
Election deadline for staff council is 7/10/13 5pm.
Corporate Cup signup is July 17th in Conf. Room A from 3-4pm.
First Steps to Starting Your Own Business - 9/4/2014
UHV / American Book Review Reading Series - 9/4/2014
Volunteering Open House - 9/4/2014
Blood Drive - 9/10/2014
De Leon Symposium - 9/13/2014
Saturday Book Break - 9/13/2014
IRS to present business tax updates at UHV meeting - 08/28/2014
UHS student regent spends day at UHV - 08/22/2014