Campus Center Planning Committee
Meeting Minutes for April 6, 2006
In attendance: Peter Bennett, Ken Bozeman, Harold Ginke, Lynn Hagee, Steve Hirby, Joy Jordan, Nathan Litt, Patrick Niles, Paul Shrode, Nancy Truesdell
Minutes from previous meetings were approved as written. Steve Hirby will see that they get posted to the website.
With thanks to Joy Jordan for her work, the committee agreed that the latest version of the faculty/staff survey is ready to be sent via SurveyMonkey. It will be sent as soon as the website is updated; Steve Hirby will send the committee the link to view the updated website so that any changes can be suggested before it goes live and before the survey goes out to faculty and staff. The plan is to receive and review the results of the survey before the trustee meeting in May.
Nancy provided the committee with updates from last week’s discussion regarding the land bridge, bike racks, balcony vs. terrace (terrace will be in the plans going forward), and the garden walk that provides handicapped accessibility. There was discussion of the budgetary aspects of the building and rapidly rising construction costs. Scott Morton from Boldt is re-doing the cost estimate given the number of changes and refinements to the building program, layout, and features.
The committee discussed the upcoming presentation for the trustee meeting in May. Brainstorming about the ways in which a new Campus Center will solve critical campus problems and enhance students’ lives followed. While it is certain that the student members of the committee will be active participants in the presentation, it appears all committee members will be available in case broader involvement is requested by President Beck.
Committee members should watch for an e-mail indicating the next meeting time and location.