Campus Resources and Planning Committee

January 29, 2008 -- 8:00 a.m.




Members Present:         LeAnn Dean, Sara Haugen, Jacquie Johnson, Carrie Grussing,

Sarah Mattson, Maddy Maxeiner, Lowell Rasmussen, Jennifer

Rothchild, Dave Swenson, Jenny Wermerskirchen, Douglas Williams, Pete Wyckoff,


Members Not Present: Joe Basel, Ken Hodgson, Brook Miller, Michelle Page,

Sharon Van Eps




Minutes from November 29, December 4 and December 13 were approved as presented


Upcoming meetings


CRPC will meet Wednesday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m. in the Prairie Lounge. This meeting will focus on budgets.


Next weekÕs meeting will be on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in the Moccasin Flower Room. Pete would like the committee to discuss our agenda for the semester.


Because there isnÕt a meeting time that works for everyone, CRPC will plan to meet on alternating Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.


Update on Blakely Hall


Jacquie Johnson reported that next fall Blakely Hall will be taken offline as a residence hall and will be used as swing space for people in the Community Services building as well as faculty and staff in the Annex buildings. There are currently 35 students housed in Blakely with a capacity around 75-80. Students currently housed in Blakely will be moved to other residence halls. At this point, no major renovations are planned for Blakely.


Lowell Rasmussen added that there are significant economic benefits to begin the work on Community Services sooner rather than later, so preparing Blakely for fall 2008 is a financially smart idea. Additionally, Blakely will be classified as academic support space that will eventually be included in a bonding bill.


Update on Capital Campaign


Maddy Maxeiner reported that we are currently in the silent phase of the campaign. She has a March 1 deadline date at which time she needs to submit a preliminary report of UMMÕs top 2-5 themes/priorities. She also plans to e-mail the campus community to solicit input. She will come back to this committee in March before submitting her preliminary report to the Foundation Office.


She also reported that for the month of December 2007, we exceeded December 2006 by 12.7%. The high note so far is our annual giving program, with mid-year increases in nearly every benchmark. Overall, annual giving dollars as of December 31, 2007 showed a 37% increase over the same date in 2006.