Emory Report
December 5, 2005
Volume 58, Number 13


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December 5 , 2005
Senate hears strategic plan, fund-raising updates

BY Chanmi Kim

After University Senate President Michael Rogers opened the Nov. 22 meeting in Woodruff Library’s Jones Room, President Jim Wagner gave remarks on his recent trips to 15 cities, six of which were in Africa and Asia, where he met with alumni and parents of current students. “I bring greetings from all around the world,” Wagner said. Wagner called the trips “very fruitful” in establishing relationships with educational institutions abroad.

Vice President for Information Technology (IT) and Chief Information Officer Rich Mendola said he has established an IT planning council, with responsibilities across campus. Mendola also said plans to install wireless Internet service across campus were “proceeding full speed and ahead of schedule.”

Provost Earl Lewis gave an update on strategic planning. He said the University’s schools and units have completed their strategic financing templates, and the information would be consolidated for presentation to the Board of Trustees.

“Each unit will be asked to think about their priorities and how they should be invested,” Lewis said. “And every plan also will be reviewed and assessed annually. We want to be accountable to ourselves, to the board and to the overall community.”

Dan Macaluso, vice president for development, University programs, and Phil Hills, vice president for development, health sciences, gave an update on comprehensive campaign planning. They summarized what has been done, including hiring additional staff in development, alumni relations, operations, and marketing and communications, as well as recruitment of campaign volunteer leadership.

Quinton Ellsworth of the Office of Internal Audit gave an update on the Emory Trust Line. Members of the Emory community can now report fraud, financial and policy violations and other concerns anonymously and confidentially through the Trust Line at 1-888-550-8850. This number is toll-free and can be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The next University Senate meeting will be held Jan. 31 in the Jones Room.

If you have a question or concern for University Senate, send e-mail to President Michael Rogers at rogers@learnlink.emory.edu.