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Carroll University Board of Trustees met May 10, 2014.

The board:

  • Elected the following slate of officers for the 2013-14 year:
    James G. DeJong '73, chair
    José A. Olivieri '78, vice chair
    Dr. Douglas N. Hastad, president
    James M. Schneider '74, treasurer
    Charmaine L. Ponkratz '77, secretary
    Ronald L. Lostetter, assistant treasurer
    Gina M. Ehler, assistant secretary
     
  • Elected trustees Rev. Deborah Block, Terry Murphy, Russ Harland and Ty Taylor as at-large members of the board's Executive Committee. The board's officers constitute the remainder of the Executive Committee.
     
  • Approved renewal of the trustee members of the Class of 2014 for a three-year term: Ted Baker, Deborah Block, Tony Bryant, Jim DeJong, Tim Hando, Tim Sullivan and Ty Taylor.
  • Approved granting baccalaureate degrees to undergraduate and graduate students.
     
  • Approved conferring emeritus status to Dr. Lynne Bernier and Dr. Bruce Strom.
     
  • Approved changes to the code of conduct.
     
  • Approved the operating and capital budgets for 2014-15.
     

Carroll University Board of Trustees met on February 6, 2014.

The board:

  • Approved recommendations by the Tenure and Promotion Committee to the Provost and supported by the President to grant tenure and/or promotion to several faculty members. They are:
    • Dr. John Garrison, Assistant Professor of English, for tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor
    • Dr. Scott Hendrix, Assistant Professor of History, for tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor
    • Dr. Lara Karpenko, Assistant Professor of English, for tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor
    • Dr. Kimberly White, Assistant Professor of Education, for tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor
  • Heard a presentation given by Ron Lostetter, Vice President for Finance and Administration and James Wiseman, Vice President for enrollment titled, “Higher Education Tuition Model." The presentation gave an overview of some of the institutional costs of day to day operations in higher education as well as different models for tuition charges.
  • Heard an update on the comprehensive campaign and the Science Facility Fundraising. Nearly $18 million or 82% of the fundraising target for the new science facility has been committee. When complete, this will be the first all-donor funding building in Carroll's history.

Carroll University Board of Trustees met via teleconference on December 18, 2013.

The board:

  • Elected Jefferson V. DeAngelis to the Board of Trustees, with his term commencing in February 2014. DeAngelis is a 1980 Carroll graduate.
  • Approved the list of December 2013 graduates, with the understanding that candidates for degrees will complete all institutional requirements in a satisfactory manner.
  • Unanimously approved base tuition, room and board and institutional charges for the 2014-15 academic year. Undergraduate tuition will be $27,850; a double room will be $4,672; a 14-meal-per-week food plan will be $3,878; comprehensive student services fee and activity fee will be a total of $700.

Carroll University Board of Trustees met October 11, 2013.

The board:

  • Recognized P.E. MacAllister on beginning his 50th consecutive year on the board of trustees.
  • Installed two new trustees; each will serve a three-year term. They are:
    • Reynolds Challoner, a 1964 Carroll graduate and President of New Paradigm Advisors LLC., and past owner of Lord's Dental Studio, Inc., a large full service dental laboratory noted for its unique approaches in partnering with dentistry in the research and development of new products and services. He sold the business in 2000. Challoner is also an active community volunteers to many organizations.
    • Joe Zvesper, a 1976 Carroll graduate and chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors for American Appraisal Associates, Inc., a global consulting firm. Prior to American Appraisal, Zvesper held various senior consulting and practice development positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has extensive experience in the mergers and acquisitions arena, both as an advisor and investor.
  • Heard a presentation highlighting two new graduate programs currently in the development phase; Human Rights and Occupational Therapy

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met May 11, 2013.

The board:

  • Elected the following slate of officers for the 2013-2014 year:
    James G. DeJong ’73, chair
    Jose Olivieri ’78, vice chair
    Dr. Douglas N. Hastad, president
    James M. Schneider ’74, treasurer
    Charmaine L. Ponkratz ’77, secretary
    Ronald L. Lostetter, assistant treasurer
    Gina M. Ehler, assistant secretary
  • Elected trustees Rev. Deborah Block, Terry Murphy, Russ Harland and Ty Taylor as at-large members of the board's Executive Committee. The board's officers constitute the remainder of the Executive Committee.
  • Elected Joseph P. Zvesper ’76 and Reynolds R. Challoner ’64 to three-year terms on the board. They replace outgoing board members R. John Raasch ’67 and Marna Tess-Mattner ’75.
  • Learned that Prairie Hall, a 131-bed apartment-style residence hall being built by a Waukesha developer, is expected to be turned over to Carroll in July for fall 2013 occupancy. Carroll will lease the building.
  • Approved granting baccalaureate degrees to 560 students and graduate degrees to 83 students. Nineteen of those 83 graduate students are the first to complete Carroll’s Physician Assistant program.
  • Agreed to draw just 3.96 percent of investment earnings to support academic programs and student scholarships in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met Feb. 7, 2013.

The board:

  • Approved recommendations by the Tenure and Promotion Committee to the Provost and supported by the President to grant tenure and/or promotion to several faculty members. They are:
    • Assistant Professor Abigail Markwyn: tenure and promotion to associate professor.
    • Assistant Professor Matthew Scheel: tenure and promotion to associate professor.
    • Associate Professor Gregory Kuhlemeyer: promotion to professor.
    • Associate Professor Pacia Sallomi: promotion to professor.
    • Clinical Assistant Professor David MacIntyre: promotion to clinical associate professor.
    • Associate Professor Kristin Lampe: promotion to professor.

  • Heard a report by Dr. Kimberly Redding, associate professor of history, and Dr. James Grimshaw, associate professor of religious studies, co-chairs of the Spiritual Life Advisory Board, on the progress and activities of the group. The SLAB supports the spiritual life of the university community. Activities include visits by students to various religious sites, a variety of campus-based worship services, strengthening connections between Carroll and the Presbyterian Church (USA), and supporting campus initiatives such as the annual sophomore retreat.

  • Discussed the decline in enrollment of students majoring in the humanities and social sciences, and possible strategies for increasing that enrollment.

  • Reviewed an enrollment resolution approved by the board in February 2012, and progress toward goals outlined in that resolution.

  • Learned that a recent refinancing to reduce debt costs will save about $807,000.

  • Re-elected six trustees ending three-year terms on the board. They are Guy DiSpigno, P.E.

  • MacAllister, Cindy Mayoras, Jim Schneider, JoAnne Brandes and Terry Murphy. New three-years terms begin July 1, 2013.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met by teleconference Dec. 18, 2012.

The board:

  • Approved tuition, room and board, and fees for the 2013-2014 year. Undergraduate tuition will be $27,039; a double room will be $4,535; a 14-meal-per-week food plan will be $3,764; comprehensive student services fee and activity fee will be a total of $685.

  • Agreed to merge separate benefit plans for staff and faculty. The move will lead to more efficiency and it will be more economical to administer a single plan. Employees will see no loss of benefits.

  • At the city of Waukesha’s request, approved five easements on Carroll property for the reconstruction of East Avenue south of College Avenue. That project, expected to begin in spring 2013, will change some elevations. The easements are designed to allow the city to reslope Carroll property at several locations to match the new East Avenue elevation.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met Sept 28, 2012.

The board:

  • Installed four new trustees; each will serve a three-year term. They are:
    • Renee Ramirez, executive director of the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic. Ramirez graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics. She is a former chair of the UW Alumni Association’s national board of directors and is a member of a special task force studying the restructuring of the UW system.
    • Dr. Howard L. Fuller, a 1962 Carroll graduate and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University. He is co-founder of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, a former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Employment Relations, former dean of Milwaukee Area Technical College, former director of the Milwaukee Department of Health and Human Services, and former superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.
    • Dorval Carter, a 1979 Carroll graduate and chief counsel of the Federal Transit Administration. Carter spent nine years as a top executive of the Chicago Transit Authority, including a stint as president. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s National Research Council. He earned his law degree at Howard University School of Law.
    • Lynda Johnson, a 1980 Carroll graduate and assistant treasurer at Harley- Davidson in Milwaukee. She leads treasury operations, debt capital markets activities and transactions, and payroll operations. She earned a master's degree in industrial and systems engineering at Ohio State University, an MBA at the University of Chicago, and also became a certified public accountant.
  • Heard a presentation by the Senior Staff detailing some of the opportunities and challenges Carroll will face in the years ahead.
  • Unveiled a large portrait of P.E. MacAllister, taken in spring 2012, that will be hung in the MacAllister Boardroom.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met February 2, 2012.

The board:

  • Approved tenure and promotion for several faculty members: Monika Baldridge, assistant professor of biology: approval of tenure and promotion to associate professor; Kristina Boerger, associate professor of music: approval of tenure; Kevin Guilfoy, assistant professor of philosophy: approval of tenure and promotion to associate professor; Rebecca Imes, assistant professor of communication: approval of tenure and promotion to associate professor; Christopher May, assistant professor of psychology: approval of tenure and promotion to associate professor.

  • Heard a presentation on the new General Education Program, which began in fall 2011. A key component of the program is the Cross Cultural Experience (CCE), which will be required of all students starting with fall 2011 freshmen. A CCE can be study abroad, an NECP or at any number of places within the United States.

  • Learned from Provost Dr. Joanne Passaro that the focused visit by a team from the Higher Learning Commission on Jan. 30 and 31, 2012, went very well. The team visited Carroll to:

    1. Review Carroll’s progress on its Mission Statement.
    2. Consider Carroll’s request to remove the stipulation that every proposed master’s degree program must first be approved by the HLC.
    3. Review Carroll’s progress on shared governance.

    The HLC’s decision regarding these issues will be released in several months.

  • Approved per credit tuition and fees for both graduate and undergraduate students for the 2012-2013 year. Full-time yearly tuition of $25,899 was approved by the board at its December 2011 meeting.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met via teleconference Dec. 14, 2011.

The board:

  • Approved the list of December 2011 graduates, with the understanding that candidates for degrees will complete all institutional requirements in a satisfactory manner.
  • Unanimously approved tuition, student fees, and room and board for the 2012-2013 academic year. Tuition will be $25,899; student fees will be $576 ($150 activity fee; $426 comprehensive student services fee); average room and board will be $7,995.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met Oct. 7, 2011.

The board:

  • Welcomed John Loppnow ’62 as a new member of the board. He is the chair of the Carroll University Varsity Council.

    • Learned from Matt Olson, assistant director of Reservations and Events Services, about Carroll’s efforts to market its facilities to external audiences.

    • Continued discussions on the content of a new institutional mission statement.
     
    • Learned that Carroll’s offer to purchase a 2.7-acre parcel adjacent to the Greene Field Station has been accepted. The land must be rezoned for institutional use, a process that is expected to take about six months. The property includes a small home and a barn.

    • Heard from Provost Joanne Passaro that we expect a visit from a Higher Learning Commission team in 2012. No date has been set. The team will follow up on issues that surfaced during its 2008 reaccreditation visit – governance and mission statement - and consider Carroll’s request to remove stipulations from our accreditation that currently limit development of master's programs.

    • Approved changes to the student Code of Conduct that reflect Wisconsin’s new concealed carry law, and the university’s policies regarding appropriate use of social media.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met May 7, 2011.

The board:

  • Elected the following slate of officers for the 2011-2012 year:

    • Marna M. Tess-Mattner ’75, chair
    • Ted Baker ’71, vice chair
    • Pershing E. MacAllister ’40, chair emeritus
    • Dr. Douglas N. Hastad, president
    • James Schneider ’74, treasurer
    • Jeffrey T. Cummisford ’73, secretary
    • Ronald L. Lostetter, assistant treasurer
    • Annmarie Fierek, assistant secretary

  • Elected trustees Dave Vetta, Rev. Deborah Block and Ty Taylor as at-large members of the board's Executive Committee. The board's officers constitute the remainder of the Executive Committee.

  • Learned that Frontier Hall, a 231-bed apartment-style residence hall being built by Waukesha developer Clysmic Properties, is expected to be turned over to Carroll by July 15 for fall 2011 occupancy. Carroll will lease the building.

  • Heard that the second project of Carroll's 15-year exterior master will begin in early summer. The project will add a patio on the south side of the Todd Wehr Memorial Library and a small parking lot on the east side of the Humphrey Memorial Chapel and Art Center that will improve access for the disabled to Shattuck Music Center, Van Male Field House and Otteson Theatre. The project also features a semi-circle plaza with a knee wall between Shattuck Music Center and Van Male Field House, wider sidewalks that match those installed during the initial phase of the master plan in 2010, and new landscaping. The project is expected to be finished in mid August.

  • Learned that a new national fraternity, Pi Lambda Phi, will begin at Carroll in fall 2011. The fraternity was founded at Yale University in 1895.

  • Heard that the Ratzow Room in the Campus Center will be renovated this summer to accommodate the retail portion of the Follett bookstore. Textbook sales and storage will remain on the lower level of the Campus Center.

  • Were told that, after two full years of not drawing on the university's endowment earnings, Carroll will draw about 3.5 percent of those earnings in the 2011-2012 fiscal year to support academic programs and student scholarships.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met Feb. 3, 2011.

The board:

  • Promoted Dr. Lilly Goren from associate professor of politics to professor of politics.

  • Granted tenure to James Zager, associate professor of theater arts.

  • Approved emeritus status for Dr. Joseph Daily, associate professor of communication; Dr. Hugo Hartig, professor of music; Dr. Linda Hartig, reference librarian; and Dr. Joseph Hemmer, professor of communication.

  • Learned, during President Douglas Hastad's presentation, that volunteer activity through Carroll's Volunteer Center had grown substantially since the center was created in the 2009-2010 year. In fall 2010, the center coordinated efforts by 1,095 volunteers (compared to 484 in fall 2009). Volunteers accumulated 3,047 hours of service in fall 2010 (compared to 1,045 in fall 2009), and the Volunteer Center coordinated service through 25 individual projects (compared to 10 in fall 2009).

  • Heard that the Mission Statement Task Force, led by former trustee and chairman of the board Bill Laatsch ’60, is reviewing several proposed new mission statements. The group expects to have a recommendation by May 2011.

  • Listened to a presentation on the nursing program by Nursing Department chair Angie Brindowski. She reported that the nursing program recently received re-accreditation for 10 years and that the site visit team was extremely impressed with all facets of the nursing program. Brindowski also noted that, based on nursing graduates' pass rates on their state licensing exam, Carroll is rated #2 among the 34 nursing programs in its jurisdiction.

  • Learned that although overall enrollment has grown steadily since 1993, some programs have declining enrollment, while some have increasing enrollment. Among those programs with increasing enrollment are exercise science, health science, and biology. Declining enrollment has been seen in nursing, business, and computer science. James Wiseman, vice president for enrollment, explained that nursing enrollment has fallen because of stricter standards for progression in the program; computer science enrollment has fallen because many technology problems can now be solved at the user level; and business enrollment has fallen at schools across the country, possibly in response to the weak economy.

  • Approved room fees for the 2011-2012 year. Those fees range from $3,050 for a triple room to $5,752 per person for a four-person apartment in Pioneer Hall and the new Frontier Hall, which will open in August 2011.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met Dec. 15, 2010.

The board:

  • Heard a report from Dr. Kristina Boerger, director of choral activities, about the improvements she has made in the vocal music program, and her plans for the future. Trustees also heard a live performance by the Vocal Collective, which Boerger conducts.

  • Approved the granting of degrees to 102 undergraduates and 28 graduate students who finished their coursework during the fall 2010 semester.

  • Saw a presentation from trustee John Raasch ’67, who accompanied a group of Carroll faculty and staff to Vietnam and Hong Kong in fall 2010. Raasch noted that growing partnerships between Carroll and various educational institutions in Vietnam and Hong Kong provide a wealth of opportunities for international students, as well as Carroll students, faculty and staff. "I can't recommend more highly fostering these relationships," he said.

  • Heard a report from Dr. William Laatsch ’60, former chair of the Board of Trustees, on the status of a project he is leading to review and rewrite Carroll's mission statement. The Mission Statement Task Force includes alumni, students, staff, faculty, trustees and emeriti. The group hopes to have a proposed new mission statement ready for Board of Trustees review in February 2011.

  • Listened to a report from the senior staff regarding the potential threats – and potential opportunities – regarding enrollment growth. Among opportunities for growth are new programs that will attract new students to Carroll. Provost Dr. Joanne Passaro noted that new programs under review for inclusion in the next two years include:
                • A 4+1 program in occupational therapy.
                • Computer game development.
                • A video emphasis in graphic communication.
                • A master's degree in health education.
                • Professional writing.
                • Various certificate programs.

  • Learned that faculty across campus are developing new courses and teaching strategies that will incorporate the initiatives of the new General Education curriculum that will begin in fall 2011.

  • Approved a fee schedule for the 2011-2012 year. Tuition will be $24,749. Average room and board will be $7,736.

  • Heard that the next phase of Carroll's 15-year exterior master plan will be a project to renovate the outdoor space between Van Male Field House, Otteson Theatre and Shattuck Music Center.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met Oct 1, 2010.

The board:

  • Met at, and toured, the new Carroll University Center for Graduate Studies, which was opened in August after extensive interior remodeling. The board had met at the Graduate Center in fall 2009, shortly after the university bought the building, and was able to tour the building before interior renovation began.

  • Inducted three members to the board. Dr. Guy DiSpigno, a 1969 Carroll graduate, and Cindy Mayoras, a 2009 graduate, began their first terms on the board. DiSpigno lives in Northbrook, Ill.; Mayoras lives in Alpharetta, Ga. Re-joining the board was James Schneider, a 1974 Carroll graduate. He was first elected to the board in 1999 and lives in Austin, Texas.

  • Heard presentations from faculty on all the graduate programs (physical therapy, education, business, and software engineering) that are holding classes at the new Center for Graduate Studies.

  • Reviewed a presentation from Dr. Russell Harland ’83, director of the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, about the PA program, which will begin admitting students soon and will begin classes at the Center for Graduate Studies in June 2011.

  • Accepted the draft audits of the 2010 Financial Statements and A-133 Audit as prepared by the CPA and accounting firm Baker Tilly.

  • Learned from Dr. Bill Laatsch ’60, former trustee and former chairman of the board, that a group he is leading is making progress reviewing the institutional mission statement. The group includes students, alumni, staff, faculty and trustees.

  • Discussed with senior administrators potential options for future enrollment growth.

  • Elected Dave Vetta ’76, Deborah Block ’74 and Ty Taylor as at-large members of the board's Executive Committee 2010-2011.


The Carroll University Board of Trustees met Dec. 15, 2009.

The board:

  • Heard a report on the activities of the Office for Student Success, a campus-wide student retention project now in its second year. The project uses a mathematical model to predict which particular students might be at risk of leaving Carroll for any number of reasons. The model helps Jeff McNamara, director of student success, target which students to contact personally regarding any issues they might have at Carroll. In its first year, 2008-2009, the Office for Student Success, working in partnership with a wide variety of faculty, staff, parents and others, increased freshman to sophomore retention from 74.8 percent to 76.9 percent, at a time when the national average for freshman to sophomore retention (70.6 percent ) dropped by .2%. Carroll's student retention model is gaining national attention and Carroll officials have been invited to speak about it at several national conferences.
  • Approved granting degrees to 188 students who completed graduation requirements at the end of the fall 2009 semester. Carroll does not have a mid year Commencement ceremony, but will award 173 bachelors' degrees and 15 masters' degrees.
  • Approved a campus exterior master plan. The 15-year plan has been divided into three five-year phases. The first phase, which will begin in spring 2010, will include improvements to the area between East Avenue and Main Hall, and the installation of signs at the entry points to campus.
  • Heard a report on the Center for Leadership Excellence http://www.carrollu.edu/leadership/default.asp an initiative of JoAnne Brandes, a member of the Board of Trustees. The CLE, based at Carroll, teaches values-based and principles-driven leadership skills to managers.
  • Approved a fee schedule for the 2010-2011 year. Tuition will be $24,072. Average room and board will be $7,371.
  • Unanimously approved the appointment of James Schneider ’74 to the Board of Trustees for a three-year term. He will be sworn in at the October 2010 meeting. Schneider previously served on the Board of Trustees from 1999-2008.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met Oct. 9, 2009.

The board:

  • Met for the first time at the new Carroll University Graduate Center. The 50,000-square-foot building on Waukesha's east side will house most of Carroll's graduate programs beginning in the fall of 2010. The exterior of the building, which is close to I-94 and has 171 parking spaces, will remain largely untouched. Renovation of the interior to create classrooms, labs, offices and other spaces will begin soon. Initially, graduate programs in physical therapy and software engineering, and some graduate classes in education, will move to the new site.
  • Welcomed two new trustees and three returning ones. The new trustees are:
    • Dr. Russ Harland, a 1983 Carroll alumnus. He is a physician and partner in Midwest Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates in Wauwatosa. He also teaches at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Russ's son Dan graduated from Carroll in 2007 and two other sons, Tom, a senior, and Mike, a freshman, are current Carroll students.
    • Jose Olivieri, a 1978 Carroll graduate and partner in the Michael Best & Friedrich law firm in Milwaukee, where he specializes in employment and immigration law. He is very active in community organizations, especially Milwaukee's United Community Center. He received Carroll's Distinguished Alumnus Award for Community Service in 2001.

Returning trustees are:

    • Alice Morava, a 1952 Carroll graduate, who served on the board from 1990-2008. She is vice president and CEO at Stuart W. Johnson & Co. in Lake Geneva. Alice is an active community leader and volunteer. In 2001, she received Carroll's P.E. MacAllister Distinguished Alumnus Award for Service to Carroll.
    • Charmaine Ponkratz, who graduated from Carroll in 1977 and is retired as a vice president at Marshall and Ilsley Corp. She has been active with several banking organizations over the years. She has a wealth of experience at Carroll, having served on the board for 20 years, from 1988-2008.
    • Dennis Punches, a 1958 Carroll graduate. He is president of Payback, a real estate management company, and has key roles in four other companies in the U.S. and abroad. He is known in the business world as a visionary entrepreneur and started what became the largest receivables management company in the country. He served on the board from 1985-2007.
  • Learned from deans that oversee graduate programs how the space in the new Graduate Center will be used and how moving programs off the main campus will provide new options for undergraduate programs.
  • Saw the most recent draft of Carroll's new exterior master plan. Ron Lostetter, vice president for finance and administrative services, explained that the 15-year plan is likely to undergo revisions as the institutions needs changes, but that work on the first phase will begin during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. That will involve the area in front of Main Hall.

Powerpoint presentation

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met May 9, 2009.

The board:

  • Heard an update from trustee Rev. Dr. Deborah Block ’74 on the Spiritual Life Task Force. Block co-chairs that group, which includes students, faculty, staff and area clergy, with former Carroll chaplain Rev. Dr. Lucy Forster-Smith. The task force began its work in discussions with a variety of campus constituencies on March 26 and 27. Block said the conversation about these issues going forward should encompass a broader and more representative group of students and faculty. The Spiritual Life Task Force was formed to provide guidance to the Carroll community regarding the way we understand and actualize the institutional mission, particularly in terms of the meaning and implications of the statement that we "will demonstrate Christian values by our example."
  • Voted to endorse the package of changes to university governance proposed by the Ad hoc Committee on Academic Restructuring and voted to approve, with a clarification, the three proposed changes to terms and conditions of employment for tenured and tenure-track faculty.
  • Elected the following slate of officers to the Board of Trustees for the 2009-2010 year:
    • Dr. William G. Laatsch ’60, chair
    • Marna M. Tess-Mattner ’75, vice chair
    • Dr. Douglas N. Hastad, president
    • Pershing E. MacAllister ’40, chair emeritus
    • Donald E. Peters ’71, treasurer
    • Jeffrey T. Cummisford ’73, secretary
    • Ronald L. Lostetter, assistant treasurer
    • Annmarie Fierek, assistant secretary
  • Expressed thanks for the service of three trustees whose terms on the board expire this year: Gary S. Bosak ’69, James M. Schneider ’74 and Jeffrey M. Waller ’73.
  • Confirmed five new members to the Board of Trustees. Terms will begin in fall 2009 for:
    • Russell W. Harland ’83.
    • Jose A. Olivieri ’78
    • Alice J. Morava ’52, who served on the board from 1990-2008.
    • Charmaine Ponkratz ’77, who served on the board from 1988-2007.
    • Dennis G. Punches ’58, who served on the board from 1985-2008.
  • Saw a presentation by three groups regarding student community service projects. The groups included Habitat for Humanity, Colleges Against Cancer, which sponsors an annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and a project involving students and Chartwells, the campus food service provider, which organized and served a meal at the local Salvation Army.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met Feb. 13, 2009.

The board:

  • Heard a report from President Douglas Hastad on Carroll's new Student Success initiative. A high-tech, high-touch intervention program, started in fall 2008, to help resolve issues that prompt students to drop out of Carroll is already showing positive results.
  • Learned that Carroll administrators have decided not to withdraw any earnings from the endowment this year and will fund student scholarships from the operating budget.
  • Heard a presentation from James Zager, associate professor of theater arts, about the new direction of the theater program. Zager, who joined the Carroll faculty in fall 2008, has rewritten the curriculum to provide more options for students, and is engaged in a wide variety of projects to build partnerships with community groups.
  • Learned about a new program that provides grants for staff development opportunities. A faculty development program has been active at Carroll for many years; the staff development program is new this year and several grants have already been approved.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met Dec. 16, 2008.

The board:

  • Heard a presentation by Dr. John Symms, associate professor of actuarial sciences and mathematics, and a senior student about the actuarial sciences program. Symms reported that Carroll students have a significantly higher first-time pass rate on professional exams and that employers continue to seek Carroll students for actuarial sciences internships.
  • Learned that enrollment projections for the spring 2009 semester and for fall 2009 are on target. Despite the faltering economy and increased financial pressure on some families, Carroll continues to be the school of first choice for many students.
  • Heard a report by Jim Wiseman, vice president for enrollment, and Jeff McNamara, director of student success, on Carroll's new student retention program. McNamara reported that so far this year, he has had contact with 524 students who might have been in danger of dropping out of Carroll. In many cases, he said, issues that might normally cause students to drop out can be resolved successfully with proactive intervention.
  • Learned that the A. Paul Jones Scholars Hall is now open and occupied by faculty and staff involved in Carroll's special academic programs. The building, at 120 Wright St., is named in honor of A. Paul Jones ’55, an interim Carroll president in 1992. His widow, Marlee, donated the funds to renovate the interior of the building.
  • Approved institutional charges for the 2009-2010 academic year. Tuition will rise by 4.95 percent to $22,470.

The Carroll University Board of Trustees met Oct. 3, 2008.

The board:

  • Welcomed six new trustees and two others returning to the board. They are:
    • Ted Baker ’71 of Chatham, N.J., who served on the board from 2001-2006. He is retired as chairman and chief operating officer of Pershing Trading Company.
    • Deborah A. Block ’74 of Milwaukee, who served on the board from 1997-2007. She is senior pastor at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee.
    • Anthony W. Bryant of Waukesha, owner and chairman of Century Fence Company.
    • James G. DeJong ’73 of Mequon, Wis., an attorney and president of O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong.
    • Timothy J. Hando ’86 of Bethesda, Md., senior vice president and wealth adviser at Morgan Stanley.
    • Timothy W. Sullivan ’75 of Whitefish Bay, Wis., president and chief executive officer of Bucyrus International.
    • Ty R. Taylor of Waukesha, president, chief executive officer and a director of Waukesha State Bank.
    • Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff ’69 of Scottsdale, Ariz., internationally renowned cancer researcher and director of Translational Research at Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Heard a report from the senior staff regarding the changing demographics of college-bound students and the resulting recruiting challenges that presents over the next decade.
  • Voted unanimously to grant Distinguished Alumnus Awards to:
    • Jeffrey Cummisford ’73, who will receive the P.E. MacAllister Distinguished Alumnus Award for Service to Carroll.
    • Stephen Hendrix ’84, who will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement.
    • Dr. Barbara Horner-Ibler ’80, who will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Community Service.
      The recipients were nominated by the Carroll University Alumni Council. The awards will be presented on Founders' Day, Feb. 4, 2009.
  • Learned that three teams of faculty members are independently developing competing models for a revised general education curriculum. The best components of each model will be incorporated in a new core curriculum that all Carroll students will take.
  • Voted unanimously to name a Carroll University building at 120 Wright St. the A. Paul Jones Scholars Hall, in honor of A. Paul Jones ’55, who served as interim Carroll president from July 1, 1992 to Sept. 8, 1993.

The Carroll College Board of Trustees met May 10, 2008.

The board:

  • Heard a report from Dr. Larry Harper, professor of music, about the Carroll College Wind Symphony’s tour of Italy June 16-25. The 87-member touring group includes 54 musicians that will perform five concerts, plus a group of alumni, faculty, staff and community members that will accompany the performers.
  • Learned that the final surface for the track at the Dennis Punches Track and Field Complex will be installed by mid June.
  • Was updated on a project to renovate the Pioneer Indoor Terrace and the Main Dining Room in the Campus Center. Work started on the PIT in late April; work will begin on the MDR on May 12. Both will be finished by the beginning of the 2008-09 school year.
  • Unanimously approved a recommendation from Student Senate to ask Clysmic Properties, developer of the new residence hall on College Avenue, to name the building Pioneer Hall, in honor of Carroll’s status as Wisconsin’s oldest institution of higher education.
  • Heard a report from the Facilities Subcommittee, including information about the installation of sprinklers this summer in the Bergstrom complex, an ongoing preventive maintenance project, and a project to renovate the interior of the house at 120 Wright St. this summer.
    • Elected officers for the 2008-09 board. They are:
    • William G. Laatsch ’60, chair
    • Marna M. Tess-Mattner ’75, vice chair
    • Pershing E. MacAllister ’40, chair emeritus
    • James M. Schneider ’74, treasurer
    • Jeffrey T. Cummisford ’73, secretary
  • Granted emeritus status to Dr. Robert J. Friebus, associate professor of sociology, and Dr. Robert G. Black, professor of modern languages and literatures.
  • Approved the fiscal year 2008-09 budget and capital plan.
  • Voted unanimously to change the institution’s name from Carroll College to Carroll University, effective July 1, 2008.

The Carroll College Board of Trustees met Feb. 7, 2008.

The board:

  • Heard a report from Matthias Bollmus, instructor of business, and four of the nine Carroll students who recently returned from an internship opportunity at Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz. Bob Sullivan ’80, president of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, offered the opportunity last fall for student internships at the Super Bowl. The students spent 11 days working for the Host Committee on a wide variety of tasks.
  • Were reminded that a five-member team from the Higher Learning Commission will be on campus March 10-12, 2008, for the college’s 10-year accreditation evaluation.
  • Heard a presentation from Education Department faculty on a new program that takes the master’s program in education off campus. The Master of Education Learning and Teaching Communities program allows groups of teachers in K-12 school districts to earn a master’s degree in education from Carroll by participating in a two-year program, with classes taught in their own school district. Learning and Teaching Communities programs are up and running in three area school districts; others are in the planning stages.
  • Learned from the board’s Academic and Students Committee that:
    • Student Affairs is partnering with faculty to develop Living Learning
      Communities, in which groups of students in the same major or who share the
      same specific academic goals will live together in college housing. The
      arrangement, which will begin in fall 2008, will be facilitated by Student Affairs
      and supported by faculty in specific disciplines. The program strengthens
      students’ academic experiences.
    • The college is working on strengthening both the faculty advising and career
      counseling programs by working on ways to integrate the two.
    • The faculty is drafting curriculum for a physician assistant program.
    • A search is under way for a faculty member to assume the Cordelia Pierce
      endowed chair in theater. Goals for the position are to refocus the theater program to allow participation by more students and to create partnerships with area community theater groups.
  • Heard from the Facilities Subcommittee that the final surface on the Dennis Punches Track and Field Complex is expected to be installed in May 2008. Work was halted in fall 2007 because the final surface must be installed in certain weather conditions.
  • Learned that a campus-wide space utilization plan and a campus master plan are under way.

The Carroll College Board of Trustees met Dec. 18, 2007.

The board:

  • Approved the final version of the Higher Learning Commission Self Study document as recommended and approved by the board’s Academic Committee. The document is the basis for a thorough review by Carroll’s general accreditating agency, the Higher Learning Commission, which will be on campus March 10-12, 2008.
  • Approved a list of 121 undergraduates and 17 graduate students who will graduate at the end of the fall 2007 semester.
  • Heard a presentation from Dr. John Symms, associate professor of mathematics,
    and Dr. Joshua Kennedy, assistant professor of physics, about a five-year program in engineering and applied physics that Carroll has created in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The program will build on Carroll’s strengths – strong natural science and mathematics programs, which are foundational subjects in engineering. In addition, Carroll’s strong liberal arts core will help engineering students gain valuable knowledge in such diverse subjects as energy and the environment, politics and special interests, laws and regulations, economics and community development. Students who complete the program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in applied physics from Carroll College and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Carroll will begin accepting students into the program in the fall of 2008.
  • Approved fees for the 2008-2009 academic year, including a 4.95 increase in tuition to $21,410.
  • Heard from its Facilities Subcommittee that the college completed $4.2 million in projects during summer 2007, including the renovation of Kilgour Hall and the installation of sprinkler systems in Steele and Swarthout halls. The committee also reported that it is working with staff and Chartwells, the college’s new food service vendor, on an expected $2 million renovation of the Main Dining Room and the Pioneer Indoor Terrace.

The Carroll College Board of Trustees met Oct. 5, 2007
for its regular fall meeting during Homecoming weekend.

The board:

  • Administered the oath of office to two new trustees. They are:
    • JoAnne Brandes, who recently retired as executive vice president,
      chief administrative officer, general counsel and secretary of JohnsonDiversey, Inc. She is a former member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and serves on the boards of a wide variety of national corporations and foundations. She earned her undergraduate degree in journalism and political science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her law degree at Willamette University College of Law, in Salem, Ore.
    • Terry Murphy, an attorney, certified public accountant, and executive vice president for finance and chief financial officer at A. O. Smith Corporation. He has been CFO at five major corporations in the last 20 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a master’s degree in business administration at Marquette University and his law degree at Seton Hall University Law School. He also serves on the board of directors of Appleton Papers, Inc.

      Both will serve three-year terms.

  • Heard a presentation by Dr. Susan Lewis, professor of biology, and two students about a unique First Year Seminar class, “Rewilding the Wilderness.” For
    the second consecutive year, Lewis has taken the students in her FYS class on a
    wilderness camping trip prior to the start of fall classes. The experience allows
    first-year students to learn valuable team-building skills, gain confidence through a
    variety of outdoor challenges and bond with others in the class.
  • Approved the nomination of three alumni to received awards. At Founders’ Day in February:
    • Terry A. Berger ’68 will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement.
    • Mark F. Lassman-Eul ’79 will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Service to Community.
    • Donald E. Peters ’71 will receive the P.E. MacAllister Distinguished Alumnus Award for Service to Carroll.
  • Learned that the audit firm of Grant Thornton has nearly completed the annual college audit and has issued a preliminary report that is extremely positive.
  • Heard in a report from President Douglas Hastad that the academic profile of this year’s freshman class is significantly higher than in recent years.

The Carroll College Board of Trustees met May 12, 2007.

The board:

  • Elected officers for the 2007-2008 year. They are:

    Chair                      William G. Laatsch ’60
    Chair Emeritus         Pershing E. MacAllister ’40
    Vice Chair               Charmaine L. Ponkratz ’77
    President                 Douglas N. Hastad
    Treasurer                James M. Schneider ’74
    Assistant treasurer   Ronald L. Lostetter
    Secretary                Jeffery T. Cummisford ’73
    Assistant secretary   Annmarie Fierek

  • Approved a draft of the college’s five-year strategic plan.
  • Heard a report from a group, led by Dr. Hastad that recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan. The group is researching opportunities for international partnerships that would allow exchanges between Carroll student and students from Asian countries.
  • Approved the 2007-2008 operating budget of $45 million and capital projects budget of about $3.7 million. In addition, the college will award about $21 million in scholarships for the 2007-2008 year.
  • Approved a list of degree recipients presented by the registrar. This list includes:

• 72 students for bachelor of science in nursing degrees.
• 48 students for bachelor of arts degrees.
• 327 students for bachelor of science degrees.
• 16 students for doctor of physical therapy.
• 34 students for master of education degrees
• 4 students for master of software engineering degrees.

  • Heard a report on the status of the Building Champions Campaign. Phase II, the Quad/Graphics Team Center, will be finished in late May. Construction on Phase III, the Dennis Punches Track and Field Complex, will begin in late May and be finished by November 2007.
  • Expressed appreciation to two retiring board members. The Rev. Deborah Block ’74 has been a trustee for 10 years; Barbara Baron ’83 has been the representative of the Alumni Council for five years.
  • Approved a recommendation by the Alumni Council to grant Graduate of the Last Decade awards to Latoya (Connors) Pierre ’96 and Shelly Zurita-Gregory ’97. The awards will be given at Opening Convocation on Sept. 4, 2007.
  • Learned that the college will end the 2006-2007 fiscal year in a strong financial position.

The Carroll College Board of Trustees met Feb. 15, 2007.

The board:

  • Heard from President Douglas Hastad a synopsis of concerns and ideas expressed by staff and faculty during one-on-one meetings with the president during the summer and fall of 2006.
  • Learned more about the Milwaukee Writing Project, part of the National Writing Project. Dr. James Vopat, Carroll professor of English, founded the Milwaukee Writing Project in 1985 and has been its director since then. Vopat will retire at the end of the 2006-2007 academic year and will be succeeded as MWP director by Elise Riepenhoff, who has been involved with the project for nearly 20 years. The project, supported by federal funds and private grants, teaches teachers in all grade levels and all subjects how to teach writing to their students.
  • Heard from the Business Committee that student enrollment, expenses and revenue growth so far this year are on target with projections.
  • Received a report from the Facilities Subcommittee. The science facilities renovation project is in the second year of what is expected to be a six-year effort. This summer, about $1 million will be spent on a project to renovate Kilgour Hall and install sprinklers. In spring, the college will demolish the buildings on the east side of Grand Avenue between College Avenue and the railroad tracks for the new outdoor track and practice field, which is Phase III of the Building Champions project.


No action items were on the board’s agenda for this meeting.

The Carroll College Board of Trustees met Dec. 14, 2006.

The board:

  • Heard a presentation by Allison Reeves, assistant director of the Todd Wehr Memorial Library and director of the Learning Commons, and student Eben Daggett on the success and plans for the Learning Commons, and expectations for the Supplemental Instruction program.
  • Received a report from President Douglas Hastad on progress during the fall 2006 semester.
  • Agreed to use up to $70,000 for science facility consultation to complete the conceptual stage of planning for renovation.
  • Agreed to use funds for the construction of athletic fields on the east side of Grand Avenue to complete Phase III of the Building Champions campaign.
  • Accepted institutional charges for 2007-2008. Tuition will be $20,400; average room and board costs will be $6,350.
  • Approved trustee terms in compliance with new bylaws.
  • Approved candidates for degrees for Commencement 2007.

The Carroll College Board of Trustees met Sept. 29, 2006, for its regular fall meeting during Homecoming weekend.

The board:

  • Inducted the Reverend L. John Gable, pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Mequon, Wis. Rev. Gable will join the board’s Class of 2009 and will serve on the Academic Committee and the Compensation Committee.
  • Heard a presentation by faculty and students in the Physical Therapy Program on topic the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, which was recently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Learned that the audit firm of Grant Thornton completed the annual college audit and issued a positive report.
  • Approved the presentation of Distinguished Alumni Awards at the Founders’ Day Convocation on Feb. 7, 2007, to:
    • Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement: Michael Jaharis Jr. ’50
    • Distinguished Alumnus Award for Service to Community: Ralph R. Staven ’47
    • P. E. MacAllister Distinguished Alumnus Award for Service to Carroll: David D. Anschuetz ’73
  • Learned from the Facilities Subcommittee that the recently acquired Hartwell apartments are a huge success with students.
  • Agreed to spend up to $250,000 to renovate the exterior of the house at 120 Wright St., which is in Waukesha’s McCall Street Historic District.
  • Elected Ronald L. Lostetter, vice president for finance and administrative services, as assistant treasurer to the college. Lostetter joined the Carroll staff Oct. 1, 2006.

 


 
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