PRESIDENTíS COUNCIL MINUTES
Present: Tom Anderson, Wallace Bonaparte, Kathy Chessman, Frank Clark, Dick DeChamplain, Bruce Elliott, Jim Fisher, Ray Greenberg, Sarah King, Lisa Montgomery, John Raymond, Jerry Reves, Ken Roozen, Sabra Slaughter, Stuart Smith, Marion Woodbury, and Walker Coleman
Guests: Carolyn Reed, Rachael Smith, Becky Dornisch, Jenny Clifton, and Bill Hueston
ITEM 1 Hollings Cancer Center Advisory Board Update
On behalf of Board Chair Jim May, Dr. Reed introduced the Center Development Officer, Ms. Smith, and summarized recent Board activities including a fishing tournament (raised $ 160,000) and upcoming Washington tribute for the Senatoróboth focusing on the major philanthropic goal of completing the Center addition.
ACTION: Council commended the Board and staff for a job well done.
ITEM 2 YES Campaign Update
Campaign Co-Chair Hueston and staff announced that 63% of the $ 300,000 goal had been attained at a rate one month ahead of schedule.
ACTION: Council made several suggestions, offered continued support, and commended the Campaign leadership/staff/volunteers.
ITEM 3 Publicity Issues
Ms. King gave recent examples indicating a need for more effective University level input in coordinating and prioritizing MUSC publicity with the media.
ACTION: Using Development Office fundraising priority setting policies as a model, a statement of policy will be drafted for Council approval and periodically distributed by the President to all faculty and staff.
ITEM 4 General Updates
Mr. Smith was pleased with preliminary results of the recent voluntary site visit for trauma designation, as well as with the levels of disaster preparedness evidenced by MUHA staff in dealing with the just completed Charleston County water emergency.
Mr. Fisher announced a $ 500,000 gift for the College of Pharmacy resulting from the recent visit by the Pharmacy Network Foundation.
Mr. Clark made several suggestions with respect to the most cost effective MUSC future administration of the wired based telephone system, and he along with Ms. Montgomery will move forward to more fully explore realistic options with both MUSC Legal Counsel and the Budget and Control Board.
Mr. Woodbury hopes for the final HUD clinical facilities commitment by mid-June, and has scheduled June 15 for formally requesting Budget and Control Board approval of the $ 535 Million in HUD backed revenue bonds.
The Council thanked Dean DeChamplain for the smooth transition underway in the Dental College.
Dr. Chessman has scheduled Drs. Greenberg and Raymond to address the Faculty Senateís 4th Quarter meeting on June 3.
Mr. Anderson and colleagues will be wrapping up the County Garage leaseback to MUSC by June 30.
Dr. Elliott was concerned about MUSC/MUHA advisory board members with potential conflicts of interest; is working with Dean Halushka in finalizing selections for the UMA scholarships; and has scheduled the next UMA Board meeting for June 3 with the Annual Membership meeting to follow on June 22.
Ms. Montgomery and staff are finalizing the budget this week.
Dean Reves and the COM had successfully matriculated 140 students, noting that acceptance percentages were particularly high by next yearís class.
Dr. Roozen announce two new licensing agreements as well as the several technology development meetings this month in South Carolina.
Dr. Greenberg expected a very high score from the recent VA Joint Accreditation Process.