Emory Report
November 28, 2005
Volume 58, Number 12


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November 28, 2005
Faculty urged to help out in campaign

BY Michael Terrazas

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, underscoring 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 kicks 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 travel plans; the association 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 gerald.lowrey@emory.edu.)

To close the meeting, Ellsworth Quinton from the Office of Internal Audit briefed council members on the Emory Trust Line, launched 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 practices.

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 rogers@learnlink.emory.edu.