Summary of Seattle University Board of Trustee Actions November 15, 2018

November 26, 2018

Summary of Seattle University Board of Trustees Actions November 15, 2018

The Seattle University Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting on November 15, 2018.  The following is a summary of Board action during the meeting.

Trustee Re-Election:  The Board re-elected Killian Noe to a two-year term on the Board of Trustees.

Honorary Degree Approval: The Board approved the award of an Honorary Doctorate to Fr. James Martin, S.J.  Fr. Martin is the speaker at the 2019 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony.

Naming Policy Approval:  The Board approved the Policy on Naming Facilities and Programs.  The policy reserves to the Board of Trustees the authority to approve the names of prominent facilities and academic programs and delegates to the president the authority to approve naming of less prominent facilities and programs.

FY19 Budget Approval: The Board gave final approval of the FY19 Budget.

FY20 Initial Budget Parameters:   The Board approved the initial planning parameters for the FY20 Budget.

FY18 Audit:  The Board approved the audit of the financial statements of the university as of and for the year ended June 30, 2018 as prepared by independent auditors, KPMG.

Other Agenda Items:  The Board welcomed newly elected SGSU President Azrael Howell and GSC President Amber Larkin.  The Board heard from the Strategic Planning Steering Committee Chairs, Dr. Bob Dullea and Dr. Jennifer Marrone from the Albers School of Business and Economics.  The Board welcomed nine faculty members from the Academic Assembly and met in small groups with those faculty to engage around what energizes and excites the faculty in their work as well as what are the challenges that they encounter.  The Board also heard from and engaged in discussion with campus leaders on student well-being.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is February 21, 2019.