Meeting Summaries

Summary of Seattle University Board of Trustees Actions November 16, 2023

November 17, 2023

The Board of Trustees conducted its regular meeting on November 16, 2023. The meeting was held in the LeRoux Room, Student Center 160. The following is a short summary of the business conducted by the Board in general session.

University Representatives: The Board welcomed Senior Administrators, Deans, and representatives from the Board of Regents, Academic Assembly, Staff Council, SGSU, and GSC.

FY24 Enrollment: Provost Shane P. Martin, Ph.D., presented FY24 enrollment data.

FY24 Budget: The Board approved the FY24 operating budget.

FY25 Budget Parameters: The Board approved the FY25 undergraduate cost of attendance budget parameters.

Academic Program Approval: The Board approved an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Cybersecurity Program within the College of Science and Engineering in collaboration with the School of Law and Albers School of Business and Economics. The program will be presented to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (“NWCCU”), the University’s accrediting body, for final approval.

Annual Audit Report: The Audit Committee reported on its acceptance of the FY23 Audit results, including the financial statement audit, single audit for federal expenditures, and employees’ retirement plan audit. The external auditors issued unmodified clean opinions, with no audit differences or significant control deficiencies noted.

Enterprise Risk Management: The Board heard an update on initiatives underway within the Seattle University Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process.

Provost Fellows Presentation: The Board heard a presentation and engaged with Dr. Charles Tung, Special Assistant to the Provost for Curriculum, and four Provost Fellows regarding university curriculum. Dr. Julie Homchick Crowe, Dr. Yen-Lin Han, Dr. Matthrew Rellihan, and Dr. Eric Severson participated in the presentation.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is on March 14, 2024.