December 5 , 2005
hears strategic plan, fund-raising updates
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
Vice President for Information Technology (IT) and Chief Information
Officer Rich Mendola said he has established an IT planning council,
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
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
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
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
If you have a question or concern for University Senate, send e-mail
to President Michael Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.