University of Minnesota, Morris

Campus Resources and Planning Committee Minutes

January 25, 2002



Members Present: Margaret Kuchenreuther (chair), Clare Strand, Trish Welte, Lowell Rasmussen, LeAnn Dean, Ken Crandall, Kevin Ely, Ken Hodgson, Jim VanAlstine, Pam Gades, Maddy Maxeiner, Ferolyn Angell, Annie Olson, Dennis Templeman

Absent: Prince Amattoe

Guest: Sam Schuman, John Schwaller


(In these minutes: Request to change street name, continued discussion on strategic three year plan)


Request to change street name

Schuman said he was rather surprised and appalled to hear that there were no streets in Minnesota named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After discussing with the vice chancellors, he proposes changing the name of what is now called "University Drive," to "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive." He believes we should do this because it's the good thing to do, honoring a great American, and we'll get some good publicity. Dennis Templeman added a third reason, saying it will be very good for morale. Angell moved to accept the proposal, second by Templeman.

Minutes of 12/04/01 approved on a motion by Ely, second by Angell.

Comments about strategic three-year plan

Kuchenreuther distributed suggestions about the plan from Roger McCannon. She reported that she had also received comments from the Chancellor and the Consultative Committee. The committee discussed the wording of the preamble and agreed to change the last sentence. The committee then focused on the strategic goals one by one. Minor editorial changes were made except for Strategic Goal II; Objective B regarding the Vice Chancellor for Finance position. Dean suggested the following wording: Develop a long-range strategic financial plan, integrating legislative and University support, tuition, aggressive fundraising and grants development. VanAlstine expressed concern about removing the VCF objective and feels strongly that it should be somewhere in the plan. He reiterated that removing the item as an objective does not remove the importance of filling the position.

The committee will vote by e-mail to send the plan to the Executive Committee as an agenda item for Campus Assembly.

Adjourned at 3:30 p.m.