November 28, 2005
urged to help out in campaign
Mike Mandl, executive vice president for finance and
administration, began the Nov. 15 Faculty Council meeting with a
presentation on financing of the recently released strategic plan
and campus master plan (see Funding Plans story).
Following up on Mandl’s remarks, Provost Earl
Lewis emphasized that all
of Emory’s planning efforts are interrelated among themselves and with
the comprehensive campaign, and he encouraged the council members to participate
in the campaign however they can. “It doesn’t just fall on the development
office,” Lewis said.
The provost’s invitation was a smooth segue into
the next agenda item, a presentation from development vice presidents
Phil Hills and Dan Macaluso (whose
responsibilities basically break down into health sciences for Hills and everything
else for Macaluso) on the seven-year campaign, whose “prelude phase” started
on Sept. 1. The two said the campaign’s public start date will be Sept.
1, 2007, and the goal will be somewhere above $1 billion. By that date, they
said, as much as 40 percent of the goal already should be secured.
Macaluso and Hills said that, in 2003, some 82 percent
of donations to philanthropic organizations came from individuals,
the importance of Emory getting
to know as many people as possible during the campaign. The two repeated Lewis’ call
for faculty to participate in the campaign and help the University get to know
more of its constituents. “We must learn what excites them, what makes
them tick,” Macaluso said.
“We’re not specialists in your areas,” Hills told the council. “We
need you to help us build your case.”
Next, two officers from the Association of Emory Alumni
(AEA) described a few ways faculty can do just that. Allison Dykes
and Gerry Lowrey,
AEA senior associate
vice president and senior director, respectively, announced the formation of
the Development and University Relations (DUR) Faculty Advisory Council, a
group of 23 faculty who will consult with DUR and offer guidance as the campaign
into high gear.
Lowrey and Dykes also urged faculty to help reach out
to alumni across the country and even the world by letting AEA know
of their future
could then coordinate possible speaking appearances for faculty at alumni functions
in those cities. Professors also have participated in AEA’s Alumni Travel
Program, they said. (For more information, contact Lowrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
To close the meeting, Ellsworth Quinton from the Office
of Internal Audit briefed council members on the Emory Trust Line,
six years ago in Emory Healthcare
and expanded this year to cover the entire University. The Trust Line (888-550-8850)
serves as an anonymous way for any Emory community member to report suspected
fraud or financial misconduct. It is another way the University is voluntarily
complying with provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a 2002 law that compels
for-profit entities to institute certain organizational and financial governance
The next Faculty Council meeting will be held Jan.
24, 2006, at 3:15 p.m. in 400 Administration.
If you have a question or concern for Faculty Council,
e-mail Chair Michael Rogers at email@example.com.