BOARD MEETING MINUTES – April 5, 2017

 BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Omni Hotel- Downtown Jacksonville

 

AGENDA

WELCOME                                                                                          John Gyllin

The meeting was called to order 2:07pm by John Gyllin.

ROLL CALL                                                                                           Jennifer Peterson     

Cindy Bruin

Ellen Burns

Maureen Capp

Ann Decker

John Gyllin

Cristie Kedroski

Suellen Mann

Jennifer Peterson

Bill Shustowski

Jackie Skryd

Nancy Botero from Broward College and Jennifer Silva from Florida State College at Jacksonville were also in attendance.

APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 MINUTES                         Jennifer Peterson     

Minutes were approved.  Motion: Ann Decker, second Bill Shustowski. Motion passed.

TREASURER’S REPORT                                                                       Judy Green

Jennifer Peterson noted that expenses were still being finalized for the Spring 2017 conference.

CHAIR’S REPORT                                                                                John Gyllin

The Chair’s Report was discussed under the New Business section of the meeting.      

ACTION ITEMS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

2017 SPRING CONFERENCE: Jennifer Peterson, Ellen Burns

Jennifer and Ellen reviewed the conference agenda with the board. FCRD met our room reservation block requirement of 42 rooms with the Omni Hotel and 65 people registered for the conference. Twenty-three of the 28 state colleges were represented at the conference. Between registration fees and sponsorships, FCRD is projecting a profit for the conference. There was discussion about recruiting colleges to host future conferences. Miami Dade College has expressed interest in hosting the Spring 2018 conference.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Jackie Skryd

Approval of new board members

Ann Decker nominated Suellen Mann to serve as Second Vice Chair. Cristie Kedroski seconded. Motion passed.

Ann Decker nominated Cleve Warren to serve as a board member. Bill Shustowski seconded. Motion passed.

Jackie Skryd nominated Kris Christian to serve as a board member. Ann Decker seconded. Motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS

 Legislative Activities

Telling our collective stories

The board discussed the letters that were sent to Florida College System Foundation directors in January from the House Appropriations Committee directors requesting financial information including revenue and expenses. The Foundation directors held a conference call to discuss templates for responding. Forty Florida colleges and universities were required to attend a House Appropriations Committee meeting in Tallahassee. There was legislative language proposed that would restrict Foundation salaries. Ten of the 12 universities were called to testify. Jennifer Silva, Director of Government and Community Engagement at Florida State College at Jacksonville, helped facilitate the board’s discussion about how to best advocate for our colleges and collaborate with our donors and influencers to raise awareness about our impact.  The board discussed the need to provide information to COP and the chancellor’s office about our collective impact. This discussion continued during sessions at the spring conference.

OLD BUSINESS

  • Revisit our strategic plan for updates and progress

BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

NEXT MEETING

May 10, 2017  11:00AM EST   Teleconference

ADJOURN                                                                                                                          John Gyllin

The meeting was adjourned at 4:43pm.

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