Wednesday, April 5, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Omni Hotel- Downtown Jacksonville
WELCOME John Gyllin
The meeting was called to order 2:07pm by John Gyllin.
ROLL CALL Jennifer Peterson
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.
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.
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.
- Revisit our strategic plan for updates and progress
BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS
May 10, 2017 11:00AM EST Teleconference
ADJOURN John Gyllin
The meeting was adjourned at 4:43pm.