PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL MINUTES November 19, 2003 Present: Wallace Boneparte, Kathy Chessman, Frank Clark, Dick DeChamplain, Bruce Elliott, Bo Faulkner, Jim Fisher, Joe Good, Ray Greenberg, Sarah King, John Raymond, Sabra Slaughter, Stuart Smith, Maurice Snook (for Jerry Reves), John Sutusky, and Walker Coleman
Guests: Tom Higerd, Gail Stuart, Liz Castle, Lisa Montgomery, Ralph Green, Bruce Quinlan, Mike Keels, Paul Talyor, Woodbury, and Patrick Wamsley
ITEM 1. Strategic Plan
Higerd and Stuart presented the latest iteration of the Plan that included input and agreement from the Dean’s Council and Executive Committee. This web based format presents a conceptual "living document" targeted for December 12 Board review and subsequent implementation.
ACTION: President’s Council members will review the document, particularly the Five Year Strategic Goals section, and send any additions to Higerd by the end of the week so it can be finalized for the following week’s Board mailout. Added to the Board package will be full copies of the Mission, Value, and Vision statements.
ITEM 2. Financial Updates
All end of October figures were positive as follows: MUSC at $ 1.5 Million; MUHA $ 4.6 Million; UMA at $ 6.07 Million; and CFC at $ 275,000. ACTION: Council commended all responsible for the continuing positive progress.
ITEM 3. Boards of Trustees Preparation
Draft agendas of the MUHA and MUHA Boards were reviewed.
ACTION: Council finalized the agendas in preparation for the following week’s mailout of agenda booklets.
ITEM 4. Letter of Intent for Doctor of Physical Therapy
This proposed expansion of the existing Masters program already had approval of the CHE and Deans’ Council.
ACTION: Council approved this Letter of Intent for submission to the Board for appropriate action.
ITEM 5. General Updates
Smith praised the many positive aspects of the new Medicare bill pending in Congress, and Council indicated its strong support. Faulkner will check on support by South Carolina elected officials.
Good informed of recent IRS critical focus on joint partnerships between non-profit and for-profit entities, cautioning that all MUSC entities be aware of the inherent risks posed to retaining non-profit status.
King reported on the pending visit of Trinidad leadership to work out major MUSC distance learning involvement in the Caribbean.
Faulkner noted that all 6 MUSC Board incumbents were running unopposed in the current reelection process, indicating no changes in memberships.
Fisher reminded of the HSF Board meeting Friday, and invited all to attend. Sutusky and colleagues will be signing all the final paperwork on the CHS project later in the day.