President's Reflections February 4-10, 2013

President's Reflections February 4-10, 2013

Postby madona » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:03 pm


February 4-10, 2013

As the week ended I was saddened to learn of the passing of Coach Jim Sweeney. Coach Sweeney is among the icons of Fresno State and this region. He dared to dream about new possibilities, and he possessed the passion and dedication to lead Fresno State football to a new level of accomplishment. We thank him for his many years of leadership and dedication and for the lives of our students whom he touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

This has been a very full week as the momentum of the semester begins to pick up.

Monday, February 4
My meetings and activities included:
  • Convened meeting of the Cabinet. We were joined by our new CSU General Counsel Dan Ojeda and CSU General Counsel Christine Helwick. Among the issues discussed were a report from the CSU Board of Trustees meeting, a policy on faculty and staff organizations, mobile strategy, access to student records, the 2015 Carnegie Classification application, the Administrative Roundtable agenda, accessibility for campus events, and diversity websites.
  • Accompanied General Counsels Helwick and Ojeda on a campus tour.
  • Associated Students, Inc. President Arthur Montejano.
  • Vice President Cynthia Teniente-Matson to discuss several Administrative Services issues.
  • Attended and spoke at the opening of African People's History Month in the Peace Garden.
  • Vice President Paul Oliaro regarding several Student Affairs items.
  • Vice President Peter Smits regarding several Advancement items.
  • Attended meeting of the Academic Senate Executive Committee.
  • Attended meeting of the Academic Senate.

Tuesday, February 5
  • Associate Provost Lynnette Zelezny regarding international agreements.
  • Dean Andrew Hoff, Chair Cricket Barakzai and Associate Provost Zelezny to discuss our nurse practitioner program, physician assistant program and other potential health career professions needed in this region.
  • Athletics Director Thomas Boeh regarding several Athletics items.
  • Staff Assembly Executive Committee Chair Toni Marchini and Treasurer Ricky Serrano regarding the SAEC budget and upcoming needs.
  • ACE Fellow Jody Hironaka-Juteau.
  • Convened meeting of the California Health Sciences University Board of Trustees
  • Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler.
  • Campaign Senior Team.
  • Spoke with a major donor on the phone to finalize a million dollar gift.
  • Provost Bill Covino to discuss several Academic Affairs items.
  • Spoke to ASI Leaders Program, Fresno State 101, regarding the University budget.

Wednesday, February 6
  • Community leader regarding several issues.
  • Convened meeting of the Administrative Roundtable.
  • First Tee of Fresno luncheon where Coach Mike Watney was presented with their lifetime achievement award.
  • Met with Development staff to review several major prospects.
  • Associate Vice President Kent Clark to plan for some major gift solicitations.
  • Convened meeting of the Integrated Marketing and Communications Council. Among issues discussed were business cards, branding assessments that are underway, and a review of the proposed wayfinding signage program.
  • Attended reception in honor of the Fresno Unified School Board sponsored by the Fresno Business Council.
  • Hosted a group of University supporters for the men’s basketball game vs. UNLV. It was a great victory for Head Coach Rodney Terry, his staff, and the team. Congratulations!

Thursday, February 7
  • University Advisory Board regarding several issues.
  • Attended a meeting regarding CVELI.
  • National vice president of the Golden Key Honor Society and the campus student leader.
  • Lyles Center Advisory Board.
  • Proposition 209 Committee and representatives of the Latino Faculty and Staff Association.
  • Vice President Teniente-Matson and Associate Vice President Debbie Astone regarding several Auxiliary Services items.
  • Met with Dr. Hironaka-Juteau and Vice President Teniente-Matson regarding the President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity.

Friday, February 8
  • Conference call with Mountain West Deputy Commissioner Carolayne Henry
  • Vice President Teniente-Matson and Associate Vice President Clint Moffitt regarding several budget issues.
  • Met with a student to discuss some of his projects.
  • Associate Vice President Astone, Athletics Director Boeh, Senior Associate Athletics Director Paul Ladwig, Bulldog Foundation Executive Director Terry Johnson, and others to review proposed arena builders seat renewal program in the Save Mart Center.
  • Spoke at luncheon for State Center Community College future leaders.
  • Assemblymember Jim Patterson to discuss several CSU and Fresno State issues.
  • Joined friends for a quiet dinner.

Saturday, February 9
  • Devoted some time to preparing for next week.
  • Attended reception for former Bulldog women athletes at the Smittcamp Alumni House.
  • Hosted University supporters at the San Diego State vs. Fresno State women's basketball game. It was a disappointing outcome but there is plenty of time left in the season.

Sunday, February 10
  • Attended the exhibit titled Ignite! at Arte Americas, which was co-sponsored by the Center for Creativity and the Arts.
  • Attended the Fresno State vs. Sacramento softball game. Great win for the Bulldogs! Congratulations to Coach Trisha Ford, her staff, and the team.
  • Attended a reception for community leaders hosted by CSU Trustee Peter Mehas.

It’s time for a new week.
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