PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL MINUTES
Present: Wallace Bonaparte, Frank Clark, Chris Davies, Jim Fisher, Joe Good, Ray Greenberg, Chip Hood, Lisa Montgomery, Jerry Reves, Jack Sanders, Sabra Slaughter, Stuart Smith.
Guests: Robyn Frampton, Bart Yancey, Susan Barnhart, Patrick Wamsley, Steve Hargett, Steve Valerio, Maurice Snook, Gina Ramsey, Christine Smalls-Brown, David McNair, Betsy Pilcher
ITEM I. WINS
• Jim Fisher – Dedication of new College of Dental Medicine is this coming Saturday (February 27th) and 710 attendees are expected.
• Jack Sanders-Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) approved the CoDM class expansion by 25%
ITEM II. Financial Updates
• Maintaining good cash balance
• Overall expenditures down $6 million
• $1M additional F&A coming to the institution related to ARRA fund draw-downs
• Higher surgical volume and patients with higher acuity have resulted in improved net revenue.
• 12.6 days cash on hand ($30.8M cash). Anticipate 21 days cash on hand by FY end
• Cash is stable even while paying $18 million in principal on ART and energy plant debt.
• Total expenses up 3%
• CFC slight dip in clinical revenue due to Parkwood Peds closing
• $112M (200 days cash in hand)
ITEM III. Approval and Endorsement of Sarcoidosis Center
Sarcoidosis Center- Research, Development, Education Center
• High rates of occurrence in SC
• Marc Judson is a leader in this area
• Significant fundraising opportunities exist
• Passed for approval by Board of Trustees
ITEM IV. University Strategic Planning
• Overview of current strategic planning initiatives by David McNair and Betsy Pilcher
• 40% rate of completion at this point
• Progress updates available on MUSC Website at http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/strategicplanning
ITEM V. General Updates
Sabra Slaughter – National Conference on Health Disparities – MUSC is providing leadership and is working with a number of prominent partners to develop another successful conference in 2010.
Jim Fisher/Development - $320M raised in capital campaign. Benchmark institutions suffered a 12% decline while we experienced 5% increase.
• $320M in net assets from $276M last year.
Wally Bonaparte – Steadily increasing our enrollment of minority students. MUSC is the #2 ranked state-supported higher education institution in terms of attainment of affirmative action goals.
Joe Good – working diligently on conflict of interest matters.
Foundation for Research Development
• had meetings with SC diagnostics company. FRD developing broader relationships with industry besides single license relationships.
• Closing in on business industry liaison position being filled College of Medicine
• Admissions quality of applicants is way up and numbers of applicants overall are up.
Faculty Senate/Chris Davies
• Noted that Senate is updating Faculty handbook – mostly typos and inconsistencies
• Welcome reception – need to determine who will take over after Peggy Schachte retires.
- Contact legislators on cigarette tax
- Conflict of commitment – conflict of interest
- Standards of behavior / HR Discussion
- Faculty Contracts
VPFA- Lisa Montgomery
• Looking at design phase of ERP system
• External consultants to look at central administration infrastructure and how costs will be allocated
• Looking at use of ARRA funds
College of Dental Medicine-Jack Sanders
• Advocated for change in tuition matrix to benefit college efforts to expand out of state students and overall student enrollment.
• Census up to 626 which is not a record but close. Maintaining full occupancy in hospital.
• Submitted BEACON proposal-should learn status in March.
• Final phase of CoM Dean search – 3 finalists; negotiations should begin in March
• Still recruiting CoEE Chairs – got an outstanding Cancer Center recruit in Dr. Li. Dr. Guillette – Marine Genomics – mentioned last time; Dr. Steve Kautz – CHP – not CoEE but still big recruit.
• Working group has been formed on Military Medicine
• Positive movement on the cigarette tax from legislature