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
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
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
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.
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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