Meeting Summaries

Summary of Seattle University Board of Trustees Actions September 14, 2023

September 18, 2023

The Board of Trustees conducted its fall meeting on September 14, 2023. The meeting was held in the Le Roux Room-Student Center 160. The following is a summary of the Board’s key business and actions:

University Representatives: The Board welcomed Board of Regents Chair, Michelle Galvin; Academic Assembly President Marc Cohen; Staff Council President Laura Reeve; SGSU President Isabelle Alamilla; and GSC Chair Krishna Sriramagiri.

Welcome of University Leadership: The Board of Trustees recognized recently appointed University leaders, including Chris Malins, Vice President for Finance & Business Affairs and CFO; Monica Ingram, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management; and Laura Spitz, Vice Provost for Global Engagement.

Art Exhibit: The Board highlighted an upcoming art show featuring Fr. Arturo Araujo, S.J., on September 20th through October 20th, 2023, as well as an Artist Talk and Reception on October 19th, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

CFO Appointment: The Board approved the appointment of Chris Malins as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs, and Treasurer.

University Advancement: The Board heard an update from Edgardo Gonzalez, Vice President for University Advancement, on recent initiatives and events.

Mission Integration Committee: The Board engaged with Fr. Lucas Sharma, S.J., and Dr. Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, VP for Mission Integration, on the Mission Priority Examen.

Investment Committee: The Board approved an amended Investment Policy Statement.

Finance Committee: The Board heard reports on the FY23 preliminary operating budget and FY24 enrollment.

Affirmative Action: The Board heard a presentation on the Supreme Court decision on Affirmative Action.

Generative AI: The Board engaged in a discussion on Artificial Intelligence led by Dr. Amit Shukla, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering.

The next meeting of the Board is on November 15-16, 2023.