California State University, San Bernardino President’s Office
Administrative Council Minutes
January 27, 2003
Arlin, Aguilar, Carlson, Clark, Conley, Delgado, DeMauro, Fernandez, Kamusikiri,
Karnig, Langford, McGowan, Moran, Patzer, Pringle, Pritchard, Robinson, Rincón,
Ruml, Summers, Takehara, Tracey, Vicknair, West, Wilson, Yasuhara, Young
Deborah Buck, Suzette Fonseca, Jamilee Hamilton, Magnolia Moreno, Cynthia Olivo,
Olivia Rosas, Rosalinda Torres
Dr. Rincón introduced Ms. Helga Kray as Acting Assistant Vice President for
HACU Conference (November 2002) Student Presentation
Juan Delgado introduced student representatives who attended the
HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) Annual Meeting in Denver.
The students provided information regarding the various workshops and career fairs
they attended. The students were appreciative that the U.S. Department of Interior
provided a special meeting for CSUSB students. The students valued the opportunity to
attend a major conference and were honored to have represented CSUSB. Cal State,
San Bernardino had the largest group of
students in attendance.
President Karnig discussed the following informational handouts:
An article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, dated January 23, entitled
“Black Students Have Fewer Mentors in Schools Than White Students, Study
An article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, dated January 21, entitled “U.
of Southern Mississippi Eliminates 4 Deans’ Positions in Streamlining of
An article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, dated January 14, entitled
“Report Urges More Aggressive Recruiting of International Students to U.S.
An article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, dated January 21, entitled
“Bush Will Seek More Money for Historically Black and Hispanic-Serving
A memorandum from Vice President David DeMauro to Interim Director of
Financial Aid, Lois Madsen, dated January 2, regarding “History of State
An article from the Press-Enterprise, dated December 29, entitled “Boost in Cal
State Fees is a Small Price to Pay.”
2003/04 CSU Support Budget Request
President Karnig reviewed the Governor’s budget request. The proposed reductions
include programs and services, student services program funding, academic and
institutional support program funding, public service program funding, CSU outreach
funding, elimination of CalTeach Teacher Recruitment Program and reduction in funding
of the Center for California Studies.
On about February 1 the campus will receive the proposed budget. Depending on the
cuts, budget forums may be held with faculty, staff and students. The campus is
expected to respond in a broad way to the proposed budget by March 15. The
President’s draft response will be presented to the Administrative Council, Faculty
Senate and Budget Council. It’s important to keep in mind the “Principles for Budget
Reductions” that were developed last year. President Karnig stressed the importance of
enrolled students being able to get the courses needed to graduate; the protection of
employees to avoid layoffs; and retaining an open door for students as best we can.
Mr. Takehara announced the Budget Council meeting has been rescheduled to
February 14, 10:00 a.m, Pine Room.
Vice President DeMauro announced that the good news is that the capital projects are
included in the budget.
CSU Special Executive Committee Meeting – January 17-18, 2003
President Karnig’s summary of the Executive Council included:
There have been no issues raised from the Senate or Assembly regarding the
10% fee increase.
Additional fee increases will most likely be discussed at the May meeting.
The presidents would have flex in most cases to determine actual budget
Campuses should take the Governor’s proposed budget literally as the indication
of what will be passed.
There was discussion regarding the consequences of losing outreach funding
and that an emphasis will be on pushing as much remediation as possible to the
There will be a report from the Task Force on Graduation Rates at the Board of
Trustees meeting. President Karnig requested that there be a statement placed
in the catalog that students have a guarantee to graduate within 4 years.
The F.B.I. will meet with campus police on February 3 to work through
immigration issues. In response to a question of what to do when an F.B.I. agent
visits an office, Vice President DeMauro will provide intake locations for visits by
Admissions and Student Recruitment Presentation
Olivia Rosas and Cynthia Olivo provided an overview of the Office of Admissions and
Student Retention, including the Mission Statement and Objectives of the office. Current
written recruitment activities include (direct mail, publications and names generations
(PSAT)) and personal contact activities (high school and community college visits,
college fairs and hosting students on campus). Admissions data was also provided.
The following student profile was included in the presentation:
More than 80% of all new students are from San Bernardino and Riverside
Underrepresented students constitute approximately 48% of total population at
Top five events of first contact: CSU mentor prospects, college fairs, high school
visits, outreach programs and self-reported SAT scores.
Top ten feeder high schools: Cajon, Eisenhower, Rialto, AB Miller, Colton,
Pacific, Redlands East Valley, Etiwanda, San Gorgonio and Yucaipa.
Top ten feeder community colleges: Riverside Community College, San
Bernardino Valley College, Chaffey, Victor Valley, College of the Desert, Mt. San
Jacinto, Mt. San Antonio, Citrus and Barstow.
Ms. Rosas stated the following needs of the Admissions and Recruitment Office in order
to remain competitive:
E-coms (e-mail campaign)
Additional components for transition to paperless
Additional Scholarship Funding
In response to a question regarding the Financial Aid Office plan of notifying students
via e-mail of their financial aid awards, Dr. McGowan stated that they are on track to
electronically contact the students and that the Financial Aid Office has been thoughtful
in working with those who do not have access to e-mail.
Ms. Rosas reported that 15 Press Enterprise scholarship students have applied for
admittance: seven are in the College of Natural Sciences, three in Social and
Behavioral Sciences, two in Arts and Letters and three are undeclared.
Dean Carlson stated that some high schools refuse to cooperate in providing access to
the top students. President Karnig requested that he be notified of those schools and he
will pursue the matter with the relevant Superintendent of Schools.
President Karnig also recommended bringing high school counselors to campus to
spend a couple of days – staying on campus in the dorms, perhaps providing a stipend.
In return they could provide advice and counseling to us on what we should be doing
and what would be helpful.
Policy on Authorization to Use Privately owned Vehicles on State Business
President Karnig approved the policy.
Academic Calendar 9/2004 – 12/2006
President Karnig approved the calendar. The Fall Convocation will be held on the
Monday of the first full week of classes.
Dr. Young requested that anyone planning to be in Washington, D.C. on January 30 to
Dean Wilson expressed his appreciation to those who attended the groundbreaking last
President Karnig said he is constantly impressed with how supportive the deans are of
Dean Conley announced April 10, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. as the grand opening for the
Social Sciences Building.
Ms. Kray announced the schematic for the Student Union expansion is on the Board of
Dr. McGowan provided an update on enrollment.
Dr. Aguilar invited Administrative Council members to the Tom Davis event on January