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					                                                           BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                                            Highlights & Summary

                                                             Vol. 10, No. 4        May 9, 2005

President's Report   Father Cooke reported that college has received full accreditation for our
                     School of Education and Human Services from the National Council for the
                     Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The college also received a
                     very positive preliminary report from the Middle States accreditation team
                     following the recent campus visit. The report included positive remarks on
                     the role being played by the Board of Trustees. David Smith has been
                     named the school’s new head men’s ice hockey coach. David was an
                     assistant coach at Mercyhurst. Bill Maher has been named the college’s
                     director of athletics. He has been the interim Athletic Director at UB.
                     Canisius College women’s lacrosse coach Scott Teeter was named Metro
                     Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, while Alana Chan was
                     named Co-Defensive Player of the Year. The college received the MAAC
                     gender equity report. Fr. Cooke reported that the college meets Title IX
                     standards because it meets the interests and abilities of our women students
                     and because we have a history of increasing opportunities for women. The
                     Plan for Academic Excellence is proceeding on track. An important part of
                     that plan is strengthening our faculty. Seven new faculty lines are added in
                     next year’s budget, and including replacements for retirees, there will be 28
                     faculty hires for 2005-06. New operating money will add further support
                     for faculty development, service learning and other mission related
                     activities as called for in the Plan for Academic Excellence.

New Trustees         The slate of new Trustees was presented to the Board. The following new
                     Trustees were elected: Kathleen Balus, R. Carlos Carballada ’56, Edward
                     Burke Carey ’69, Anthony J. Colucci ’55, John R. Connolly ’72, Thomas P.
                     Dowd ’71, and Paul J. Kolkmeyer ’75. Officers of the Board are: Dennis
                     F. Strigl ’74, Chair; Rocco J. Maggiotto ’72, Vice Chair; John J. Hurley ’78,
                     Secretary; and Laurence W. Franz, Ph.D., Treasurer.

Update on            Michael Mistriner of Cannon Design updated the trustees on the space
Integrated Science   utilization study for the BlueCross building. Cannon has worked with the
Center Project       faculty in the science departments to develop a phased development of an
                     integrated science center at the BlueCross building. The new plan will
                     create spaces for Interdisciplinary Research Training Groups in Cellular
                     Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Neuroscience and Analytical Chemistry
                     to advance the development of an interdisciplinary science program at
                     Canisius.

Comprehensive        The Institutional Advancement Committee developed a short statement of
Campaign             the four priorities of the proposed comprehensive campaign: complete the

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                      current transformation of our urban campus by acquiring the BlueCross
                      Blue Shield building, strengthen the college’s endowment, develop a state
                      of the art science center, and increase the annual fund.

Fall Retreat and      The board reviewed the outline for the October 23-24 board retreat that will
Board Orientation     address board orientation.

Student Life          Father Robert Grimes, S.J. reported the committee was introduced to
Committee             Demario Strickland, next year’s USA President. Four graduating seniors
                      described their experiences at Canisius.     The committee reviewed the
                      Student Affairs Strategic Plan. Cary Anderson distributed and discussed the
                      result of the National College Health Assessment Survey regarding alcohol,
                      tobacco and other drug use by our students.

Mission and           Father Patrick Lynch, S.J. reported that the committee continued its work
Identity Committee    on the establishment of benchmarks to measure progress on mission and
                      identity initiatives. Dr. Nelson reported on mission and identity issues at
                      the college.

Finance &             The Committee heard updates on the Eastwood Hall project and the Health
Facilities            Science renovations. The committee discussed the status of the Fall 2005
Committee             enrollment. The committee reviewed the college’s health insurance costs
                      and trends.

Academics             Dr. Ted Lewers reported that the committee heard from four graduating
Committee             seniors who gave their impressions of their experiences at Canisius. The
                      committee heard a report from Dr. Nelson on hiring and searches going on
                      at the college. The Middle States Team report, the Noel Levitz Student
                      Satisfaction Inventory, the Integrated Marketing Communication Plan
                      progress report, and the medical benefits proposal from the faculty welfare
                      committee were reviewed and discussed. The committee passed and sent
                      on for full Board approval the resolution for the conferral of degrees.
                                                  FUTURE DATES

May 18, 2005          Graduate Commencement Exercises.
May 21, 2005          Undergraduate Commencement Exercises.
October 23-24, 2005   2005-06 Board Meetings.
December 12, 2005
March 6, 2006                                                                      John J. Hurley
May 8, 2006                                                                             Secretary




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                            2001 Main Street  Buffalo, NY 14208-1098
                                        www.canisius.edu

				
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