University of Houston-Victoria


President's Cabinet

Meeting Minutes

9:30 A.M., June 13, 2018
President’s Conference Room

Members Present: Beran, Cockrum, Di Leo, Faulk, Jordan-Wagner, Litton, Morgan, Pisors, Smith, Sutton, Thomas, Tomek and Walyuchow

Absent: Ben-Ur, Cobler, Dahlstrom, De La Cruz, Lambert and Salazar

Representatives: Jeff Cass, Faculty Senate; Karen Locher, Library and Ashley Strevel, Marketing & Communication

Guest: Val Walden, Comptroller

  1. Organizational Business

    1. President’s Updates - Dr. Vic Morgan

      Dr. Morgan discussed the following items.

      • -Incoming president, Dr. Bob Glenn and his wife Laurie acquired a home in Victoria.
      • -Commencement went well with the new Alma Mater but Dr. Morgan suggested a change for the future. He feels like the new Alma Mater should be sung with a verse, chorus, verse, chorus instead of it having a bridge and will visit with the new president on this recommended change.
      • -Regents meeting went as expected. All items approved.
      • -Ground breaking for the new Katy building was on May 23. Dr. Morgan said the chancellor’s presentation put UHV in a very positive role, saying she expects UHV to have 4,000 students at the new UH Katy site.
      • -Ground breaking for the Don and Mona Smith Hall was held on June 5. There was a great turnout and Dr. Smith did a great job as he always does on expressing his and Mona’s appreciation. Construction should start on this building this month.
    2. Minutes

      Mr. Walyuchow moved and Dr. Litton seconded to approve the minutes of May 9, 2018, as published.

      Motion Carried Unanimously

  2. Guest Speakers

    1. Purchasing Policy - Val Walden

      Ms. Walden shared the new Purchasing Policy with Cabinet. This is the first year that Purchasing has fallen under her purview and with an upcoming audit she decided the policy needed to be addressed in order to be more user friendly, up-to-date, and a reference tool. The Purchasing Manual and the ProCard Manual contains procedures, guidelines and specific information. University departments have been delegated the authority to make direct purchases from one vendor up to $3,000 with federal funds and $5,000 with other fund sources. UHV will continue to purchase from state certified Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) to the fullest extent possible and make a good faith effort to meet state, UHS and UHV’s goals for doing business with HUBs. The Purchasing Policy provides definitions, procedures resources available and references. The requirements for ProCard users and consequences of non-compliance are stated in the policy; they will be enforced to provide accurate and timely recording of transactions and required reporting.

    2. Red River Athletic Conference - Ash Walyuchow

      Mr. Walyuchow presented Dr. Morgan with a plaque from the Red River Athletic Conference in recognition of his retirement from UHV.

  3. Business

    1. Academic Affairs Updates - Dr. David Cockrum

      “Academic Report”

      Dr. Cockrum reviewed UHV’s current accreditations.

      • The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
      • The School of Business Administration is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
      • The Counseling Education programs in the School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development have been approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)
      • The newest accreditation is the baccalaureate degree in Nursing accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

      The difference between the old MBA program changes

      -Old Degree Plans:

      • Strategic MBA - 48 semester credit hours (sch), GMAT yes
      • Global MBA - 30-54 sch, GMAT yes
      • New Degree Plans:
      • Strategic MBA - 36-39 sch, GMAT no
      • Global MBA - 36-39 sch, GMAT no

      -Enrollment Race/Ethnicity

      • African American – UHV 19.1%, Statewide Average 12.1%
      • Hispanic –UHV 35.2%, Statewide Average 33.2%
      • White – UHV 32.8%, Statewide Average 37.8%
      • Other – UHV 10.0%, Statewide Average 10.6%
      • International – UHV 2.9%, Statewide Average 6.2%

      -Selected Student Characteristics

      • Applicants Accepted – UHV 86.8%, Statewide Average 70.5%, UHV
      • Ranks 33 out of 35
      • Students in Top 10% - UHV 3.9%, Statewide Average 25.1%, UHV Ranks 33 out of 35
      • Full-time – UHV 53.4%, Statewide Average 77.6%, UHV Ranks 30 out of 35
      • Pell Grant Recipients – UHV 48.8%, Statewide Average 40.4%, UHV Ranks 23 out of 35

      -Graduation Rates

      • 4-year – UHV 12.3%, Statewide Average 36.8%
      • 6-year – UHV 33.3%, Statewide Average 60.9%
      • 10-year – UHV N/A, Statewide Average 67.3%

      -Transfer Graduation Rates

      • 2-Year Transfer – UHV 53.7%, Statewide Average 55.8%
      • 30 sch at Community College – UHV 57.6%, Statewide Average 33.9%

      -Time to Graduation

      • Average years to graduate – UHV 5.8, Statewide Average 4.8, UHV Ranks 29 out of 35
      • Average sch attempted - UHV 144, Statewide Average 137, UHV Ranks 28 out of 35
      • % degrees to at risk students – UHV 70.4%, Statewide Average 63.1%, UHV Ranks 14 out of 35

      There were additional comparisons shared by Dr. Cockrum; Baccalaureate Graduates Employed, Faculty (Fall 2016), Revenue per State-Funded FTE, Faculty Salaries (FY 2015) and Research Expenditures shared by Dr. Cockrum.

    2. Facilities & Finance Updates—Wayne Beran

      Mr. Beran reported on the following facilities updates.

      -Smith dorm will be built in two phases, the first phase is the foundation and this should start in June

      -STEM building will start turning dirt in August

      -Town Plaza Mall (TPM) the final price of the remodel costs should be received shortly

      -Our Lady of Victory provided a tour of the church’s multi-purpose room and is willing to allow UHV to use, even though it is not open to the public.

      -Legislative Session

      Mr. Beran said the Legislative Session is here for his office because his area has been working on the Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR). The LAR is due to the Legislative Budget Board in late August 2018.

    3. Student Affairs Updates

      Dr. Lambert was not in attendance so no report was shared.

    4. University Advancement Updates—Jesse Pisors

      Mr. Pisors said

      -Received 121 new registrations from the Class of 2018 into the UHV Alumni Association

      -Sold out 80 tickets to the next UHV Alumni Road Trip (Astros/Rangers game in Houston on July 29) in 48 hours

      -193 UHV staff and faculty have given so far this year to the One for All, All for One Campaign, an all-time records and only 7 away from our goal of 200 by August 31

      -Alumni donors are up slightly from this time last year, and non-alumni individual donors are up 18% from this time last fiscal year

      -117 corporate donors so far in FY18 (52% over the total number of corporate donors in FY17)

      -$667,651 in FY18 total donations through June 9. This is 6% ahead of where we were last year at this time. We expect to exceed our goal of $1.2M for the year, thanks to several large gifts that are pending or being finalized:

      • $1M+ proposal to the Johnson Foundation in support of STEM and Kinesiology lab equipment and buildout
      • Finalizing the gift of land for the future home of UHV Athletics
      • A $200K gift commitment that will count for this year as soon as the agreement is fully executed. This gift comes from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous and will be in support of the growth and expansion of athletics.
  4. Other Items

    -Mr. Walyuchow said it is interesting to see how our alumni are reacting; they have developed a pipeline back to their country. This pipeline allows for our alumni students to recommend UHV’s athletic programs to their friends in their home country. Mr. Walyuchow said they have now started seeing roads into Europe and Scandinavia. Athletic Business Magazine has reached out about doing a feature on our JAG (Jobs After Graduation) program we implemented at UHV to help our athletes become employable upon graduation. This program is overseen by Adrian Rigby, Assistant Athletic Director and Head Soccer Coach. UHV recently signed six men and six women soccer players. The women’s golf program will be larger and the men’s will remain about the same this fall.

    -Dr. Di Leo complimented the NAIA on the amazing software dealing with athletics.

    -Dr. Morgan thanked Dr. Di Leo for serving as the faculty representative for Athletics. Dr. Morgan also congratulated Mr. Walyuchow for being selected as the NAIA-Athletics Directors Association, 3rd Vice President position for 2018-19.

    -Mr. Faulk said everyone should have received an email that announced Technology Services has changed their name back to Information Technology. In an effort to streamline services, the Help Desk function and the Academic User function (classroom, lab and audio/visual) are now a single group titled User Services. Lawrence Nelson’s, new title is User Services Administrator, will be leading this group. Tony Rodriguez, new Manager of Classroom Technologies, will manage the classroom technology, ITV and audio/visual functions. Mr. Faulk said the machinery in the field where the new STEM building is going to be located is currently rerouting fibers lines that has to be moved to make way for the new building.

    -Dr. Litton said the school is working on a TEA grant driven initiative to work with school systems. There is a possibility of four education systems, one in Katy, one just north of here and two VISD schools. Once funded, VISD will increase their dealings with students with dyslexia. The TEA grant will pay for training for new graduate students to work with dyslexic students.

    - Dr. Cockrum said that generally research grants do not provide much in the way of funding for additional students, but occasionally they do. Several on-going grants in Education as well as the latest NSF grant in Arts and Sciences do provide for students to come to UHV for training. He said the university has had two new accreditation field site visits and both have been successful. He thanked those involved for their hard work and support.

    -Dr. Di Leo said his area is working on the National Association of School Psychologist Accreditation. He said the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMRS) would be moving to its new home in the University North building on July 15. It will take about a month to power up. He announced this year’s Bach Festival reception had a full house. This event brings goodwill to UHV. An alumni scholarship is being setup for Dr. Li Chao.

Meeting adjourned 11:10 a.m.

Submitted by: Kathy Walton