Board Meeting Minutes – January 11, 2017


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


WELCOME                                                                                          Aaron West

The meeting was called to order at 11:01am by Aaron West.


Cindy Bruin

Ellen Burns

Maureen Capp

Ann Decker

Judy Green

John Gyllin

Cristie Kedroski

Jennifer Peterson

Monica Rodriguez

Bill Shustowski

Jackie Skryd

Aaron West

ROLL CALL                                                                                           Jennifer Peterson                                         

APPROVAL OF NOVEMBER 2016 MINUTES                                      Jennifer Peterson     

The minutes of the November 2, 2016, board meeting were approved.  Motion: Jackie Skryd, second Bill Shustowski. Motion passed.

TREASURER’S REPORT                                                                       Judy Green

The balance of the FCRD account is $18,115.52. The treasurer’s report was approved.  Motion: Bill Shustowski, second John Gyllin. Motion passed.

CHAIR’S REPORT                                                                                Aaron West

Aaron will attend the Council of President’s meeting on January 13th by conference call.


  • Discussion regarding the request for information from The Florida House of Representative

Florida College System foundation directors received letters from the House appropriations chair requesting detailed financial information for the 2015-16 fiscal year by January 23rd. The board discussed how to respond in a consistent manner to this request. This letter will be discussed at the Council of Presidents (COP) meeting on January 13th.  Judy Green noted that all foundation directors should make sure that their college presidents are aware of this letter. Pending approval by COP, FCRD may host a conference call the week of January 16th of all the Foundation directors in the Florida College System to discuss responding to this letter in a consistent format.


  • 2017 SPRING CONFERENCE: Jennifer Peterson, Ellen Burns
    • Agenda
    • Registration link
    • Sponsors
    • Presenters

The Omni Hotel reservation link is ready. Jennifer will reach out to Doug Ryan to request an estimate for setting up an online registration link. Cristie Kedroski will join the sponsor committee; Ellen will set up a call for the sponsor committee before the next board meeting. Ideas were discussed for the conference speakers and breakout sessions. The board is open to spending funds to bring in high quality presenters. Jennifer will update the conference agenda.

  • COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE: Jackie Skryd and Monica Rodriguez, Co-Chairs

Jackie Skryd noted that there has been a 56% response rate for the newsletter. Monica Rodriguez will be updating the information on the website and Facebook for the spring conference. Aaron will send Monica a welcome message for the FCRD website. The website domain url needs to be renewed. Monica has set up a free MailChimp account. We should distribute a hard copy of the FCRD mailing list at the spring conference for members to make edits to their information. The board discussed setting up a Dropbox account for $20 per month. Judy Green noted that we could pay the monthly fee on the credit card.

  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Aaron West, Chair
  • BOARD GOVERNANCE : Suellen Mann, Chair, Ann Decker, Co-Chair


  • Aaron West mentioned that Daniel Cronrath is no longer at Florida Gateway College. We will discuss replacing him on the FCRD board at the February meeting.




February 8, 2017 / March 8, 2017      11:00AM EST

ADJOURN                                                                                                                          Aaron West

The meeting was adjourned at 12:13pm.