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UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

October 6, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Medical Campus
VA BioTechnology Center, Ball Conference Room
800 E. Leigh Street

 

A meeting of the University Council was held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the VA BioTechnology Center..

The following members and alternates were present:

Officers: Michael Rao

Administration: Doug Boudinot, Cathleen Burke, Matt Conrad, Barry Falk, Jean Giddens, Sybil Halloran, Marti Heil, Alex Henson, Charles Klink, John Ulmschneider, Meredith Weiss

Faculty: Jose Alcaine, Holly Alford, Gloria Bazzoli, Alisa Brewer, TyRuben Ellingson, Rachel Flurie, Greg Greenhalgh, Sterling Hundley, Chris Jackson, Leonard Jackson, Allen Lee, Donna McClish, Libby McDaniel, Victoria Menzies, June Nicholson, Joan Pellegrini, Ravi Perry, Mary Secret, Heinz Roland Weistroffer, Fernando Tenjo-Fernandez, Jennifer Wayne, Blue Wooldridge, Shijun Zhang

Classified Staff: Valerie Carter, Christine Costello, Sania Maroccia, Evandro Moreno, JaBari Scott, Eileen Truax

Students: Benton Bristol, Christine Galligan, Tyler Goins, Connor Jarrendt, Jenna Pham, Chris Richardson, Thomas Tatum

Postdoctoroal Scholar: Becca Martin

Guests: Bill Cole, Emily Hill, Jacqueline Kniska, Paula McMahon, Sarah Johns, Tony Rapchick, Debra Ropelewski, Laura Rugless, John Ryan

President's Report/Comment: Michael Rao – President Rao began the meeting by welcoming Meredith Weiss, the new Vice President for Administration. He also recognized Marti Heil for the successful campaign launch. The Make it Real comprehensive capital campaign aims to raise $750 million and goes until June 2020. One of the campaign goals is to grow student scholarships.

Dr. Rao stressed the importance of the upcoming President’s Forum on Social Justice on October 13. This forum offers faculty, staff and students a chance to share their voices on important issues. Dr. Rao stated that the university will continue to seek ways to improve shared efforts around diversity and inclusion.

Lastly, Dr. Rao touched on the capital improvements on the MCV campus, and the recent Service Awards and Staff Senate Scholarship Luncheon.

For Approval (Consent Item) - All items approved

  1. Minutes of a meeting held September 1, 2016: Michael Rao - Approved
  2. Policy Proposal on Creating and Maintaining Policies and Procedures: Jacqueline KniskaApproved
  3. Policy Proposal on Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodation: Laura Rugless and Sarah JohnsApproved
  4. Policy Proposal on Campus Health and Safety: Mary Beth TaorminaApproved

Meeting was adjourned at 3:17 p.m.


Next Meeting
Thursday, November 3, 2016
3 to 5 p.m.
Monroe Park Campus
University Student Commons
Virginia Rooms



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