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University Senate Meeting Minutes


Volume 23                 December 16, 2013                   Number 4

1. Call to Order:  

The December 16, 2013 meeting of the University Senate was called to order at 4:05 p.m. in the Ropp Center, Room 105, by President Heath Tims.

2.  Roll Call:  Sandi Richardson

Senators absent from the meeting and without excuse or proxy:  Nazir Atassi, Rhonda Boyd, Jesse Davis, Nicole Duet, Selwyn Ellis, and Mihaela Paun.     

3.  Adoption of Agenda:

A motion to accept the agenda was made by Jean Gourd and seconded by Richard Kordal; the agenda was approved without change.

4.  Adoption of Minutes:  November 2013

A motion to accept the November 2013 minutes was made by Jeff Pike and seconded by Marilyn Robinson; the minutes were approved without change.

5. New Business/Announcements

  • A Message from Vice-President, Jim King
  • Dr. King gave an informative talk about the campus recruiting effort.
    • There is a focus on growth -- want to reach 15,000 enrollment by 2020; this is considered to be the "break-even"point
    • Consolidation and efficiency - how to better utilize assets
    • Moving to boost summer growth because asset utilization is lowest during the summer
    • Increase transfer students: number has not increased in six or seven years
    • Marketing platform: (1) brand awareness and merchandise, (2) high schools, (3) Alumni recruiting, and (4) sports and television

6. Old Business

  • Standing and temporary committees briefly discussed

7. Voluntary Remarks:


8. Adjournment:  A motion to adjourn was made by Jim Cochran and seconded by Jean Gourd. The meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m.

Sandi Richardson, Recording Secretary


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