PRESIDENTíS COUNCIL MINUTES
Present: Wallace Bonaparte, Kathy Chessman, Frank Clark, Bo Faulkner, Jack Feussner, Joe Good, Sarah King, Leigh Manzi for Jim Fisher, Lisa Montgomery, Bob Pozner, John Raymond, Jerry Reves, Danielle Ripich, Stuart Smith, Sabra Slaughter, and Walker Coleman.
Guests: Ralph Greene, Patrick Wamsley, Bruce Quinlan, Mike Keels, Stuart Mixon, John Cormier, and Paul Taylor.
ITEM 1 Faculty Handbook RevisionóState Insurance Program
Ms. Chessman presented the final one sentence revision of a previously approved (Senate/Deans/Council/Board) policy that brings faculty benefits in line with classified employee benefits.
ACTION: Council approved the revision.
ITEM 2 Board of Trustees Preparation
Draft agendas of MUHA and MUSC Boards were reviewed for finalization and mail out two weeks prior to the October 7 meeting.
ACTION: With some minor modifications and additions, Council finalized both agendas.
ITEM 3 Financial Updates
As of the 2-month period ending 08/31/05, MUSCís bottom line was $ 1.2 Million, MUHA $ 4.6 Million, UMA $ 754,000, and CFC $ 330,000.
ACTION: Council received this as information.
ITEM 4 General Updates
Dean Reves and colleagues had spent substantial time recently on the VA initiative as well as new OR design and function. This resulted in full Council discussion about press and publicity aspects of the VA initiative.
Dr. Feussner had been working with legal counsel and auditors on dual employment issues.
Dean Ripich conveyed concerns of Deansí Council that the MUSC web page is long overdue for a revision, particularly with next yearís faculty recruitment already underway.
Mr. Bonaparte continues efforts to properly code and enter faculty data under Census 2000 guidelines as well as determining if/where prominent campus and medical center posting locations exist for required EEOC and Department of Labor posters.
Ms. Manzi noted that Development experienced substantial donations over the first quarter, with several major gifts to be announced soon.
Dr. Slaughter had helped organize support for the recent S. C. Governorís public meeting held on campus to discuss the State health budget, following this with a tour of the CRI.
As part of MUSC initiatives to support the new Charleston law school, Mr. Good and Dr. Sade had recently made presentations to their students.
Ms. Montgomery informed of agreements with CARTA to help alleviate crowded campus shuttles as well as cooperative area wide transportation plans under discussion that could be of benefit to all MUSC students, staff, and faculty.