PRESIDENTíS COUNCIL MINUTES October 1, 2003 Present: Tom Anderson, Thad Bell, Wallace Boneparte, Frank Clark, Dick DeChamplain, Bruce Elliott, Jim Fisher, Joe Good, Ray Greenberg, Katherine Chessman (for Anne Kilpatrick), Caroline Davila (for Sarah King), John Raymond, Ken Roozen, Sabra Slaughter, Stuart Smith, and John Sutusky
Guests: Paul Taylor and Marion Woodbury
ITEM 1. Trident United Way Campaign
Mr. Fisher introduced Dr. Slaughter, Over-all Chair of the TUW MUSC Campaign, and Dr. William Simpson, Leadership Chair for the Campus Campaign, who briefed the Council about campaign currently underway and urged all present to contribute and to encourage employee contributions in their respective areas.
ITEM 2. Faculty Senate Transitions
Dr. Katherine Chessman informed Council that a slate of officers will be presented to the Faculty Senate on October 7th along with a Constitution that will be considered for ratification.
ITEM 3. Space Usage Charges
Dr. Sutusky briefed Council about recent discussions regarding the challenges of allocating costs for utilities, maintenance, and debet services associated with the space usage at the Medical University.
ACTION: Drs. Sutusky and Raymond will identify and charge a task force to analyze issues inherent in space usage and to make recommendations for a process to be initated in the future.
ITEM 4. General Updates
Dr. Raymond reported that research funding is up 10% over last yearís performance during the first quarter.
Mr. Fisher reported that the Office of Development fund raising is 30% ahead of the first quarterís performance last year, including a contribution made by the First Citizen Bank to provide pediatric supplies for the dental van. He informed Council of the upcoming Planned Giving Advisory Luncheon, and that the 1824 Dinner will not be held this year and only one issue Development Magazine will be published as a cost saving measure.
Dr. DeChamplain informed Council that all is going well with the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation visit currently underway in the College of Dental Medicine.
Mr. Woodbury reported that the recently submitted HUD application was deemed complete and that a HUD site visit is anticipated early in November. He also reported continuing progress with the DHEC Certificate of Need process and anticipates its completion by mid October. Finally, he commented about ongoing discussions with SC E & G regarding MUSC energy needs.
Mr. Anderson is making preparations for the November meeting of the HSF Board.
Dr. Clark reported that the recent meeting with Cerner Corporation representatives went well.
Ms. Davila informed Council that CBS Evening News will be on campus this week interviewing Dr. Sade about organ donations.
Mr. Good reported that he will be addressing COM department chairs about S.C. Ethics law, and that Bo Faulkner now has an office in the General Counselís quarters.
Dr. Roozen reported that FDR received a clean external audit and that their first quarter results were good. He also commented about FDR participation in technology transfer initiative for the Department of Natural Resources and plans to take part in the ThinkTec Group discussion being included in the State Chamber of Commerce meeting in Charleston.
Dr. Sutusky informed Council of the resignation of MUSCís Chief of Public Safety, effective at the end of October, and that a search and selection process will be initiated immediately.
Dr. Reves informed Council of his participation in the S.C. Cancer Alliance meeting, which appointed Dr. James R. Hebert to take the dual role of heading up the prevention and control program at the Hollings Cancer Center.