Board of Trustees committees convene, receive reports

September 17, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The University Board of Trustees committees met Thursday (Sept. 17) to take action and hear reports on several items including a financial update on Intercollegiate Athletics, plans for a new home for the Morgan Academic Support Center for student-athletes, the faculty promotion and tenure process and youth program compliance.

Intercollegiate Athletics financial update: Sandy Barbour, director of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA), and Rick Kaluza, senior associate athletic director for finance and business operations, provided a status report, which included a review of the new ICA organizational structure, various measures of institutional control and five-year historical and five-year prospective financials.

Morgan Academic Support Center: The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning recommended approval of the design and an authorization to construct a project to convert the Greenberg Indoor Sports Complex into the new home for the Morgan Academic Support Center for student-athletes. The full board will vote on the recommendation Friday (Sept. 18).

Faculty promotion and tenure process: The processes the University has in place for faculty promotion and tenure decisions, as well as shared governance, were the subject of a report by Blannie E. Bowen, vice provost for Academic Affairs, to the Board of Trustees Committee on Academic Affairs.

Youth program compliance: For the past several years, Penn State has worked to implement changes and improvements in oversight of its youth programs and in training all University employees, volunteers and independent contractors who work with children on reporting protocol for suspected abuse. The Board of Trustees joint Committee on Audit and Risk and Legal and Compliance received a report on those youth program compliance initiatives.

Emeritus status: Three former members of the Penn State Board of Trustees were recommended for emeritus status at a meeting of the Committee on Governance and Long-Range Planning on Sept. 17. The recommendations require the approval of the full board at its Sept. 18 meeting.

 

Last Updated September 17, 2015