Consortium of Universities
Board Meeting
NAICU Conference Room
1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

December 8, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

   

        I.            Call to Order……………………………………………………………………………………………..Pres. Knapp

      II.            Acknowledgement of President Alan Hurwitz …………………………………………..Pres. Knapp

    III.            Introduction of President-Select Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano………………………Pres. Knapp

ACTION ITEMS

    IV.            Approval of Minutes………………………………………………………………………………….Pres. Knapp

a.       May 19, 2015

b.      September 22, 2015

      V.            Consortium Audit and IRS 990…………………………………………………………………………….Pres. Garvey

a.       Presentation by Raffa

b.      Report and Recommendation of Audit Committee

    VI.            Support for Age-Friendly DC Initiative………………………………………..Pres. Cavanaugh and Knapp            

 VII.          Consortium Student Accommodation Policy………………………………………………Pres. Cavanaugh

VIII.     Cross-Registration Policy with USUHS........................……………………………………..Pres. Cavanaugh

DISCUSSION ITEMS

   IX.            Diversity Initiatives…………………………………………………………..………………………..Pres. Knapp

                   a. American University

                            1. President Kerwin's Fall Opening Statement

                   b. The George Washington University

                             1. President Knapp's Statement

                    c.  Georgetown University

                           1. Contextual Background regarding building renaming: In August, we opened a new residential community on campus, The Spirit of Georgetown Residential Academy, located in the newly renovated Ryan Hall and Mulledy Hall, alongside Dahlgren Quad. These buildings were first built as a residence for students and later housed the Jesuit Residence on campus for four decades. The opening of this new residential community called our attention to our own institution’s historical ties to slavery. This of course comes at a time in our nation’s history of great consequence after a year marked by moments of tragedy and violence fueled by racism and prejudice. For those reasons, in September President DeGioia established a working group of students, faculty, staff and alumni to investigate Georgetown’s history with slavery and consider how to remember it, especially through the naming of buildings, such as Mulledy Hall. The group is tasked with making advice and recommendations to the President and Board of Directors, informed by engagement with the university community in a conversation about Georgetown’s history of slavery in the early nineteenth century and its legacy to the present. President DeGioia intended the working group would lead our community in reflection and deep contemplation about the history of our University, including those moments in our history that are challenging, complex, and run counter to the values we seek to uphold. The working group has designed opportunities for our community to learn more about our history and its legacy and to consider together how best to move forward. Two of those conversations are to take place next week. 

                           2. Working Group's Statement and Recommendation Regarding Renaming

                           3.  President DeGioia's Statement on Renaming

                 d.  University of Maryland, College Park

                            1.  President Loh's Statement on Stadium, Frederick Douglass Statue, and other Renaming 

  X.            Consortium Budget and Compensation Update………………………………………….Pres. Cavanaugh

     XI.            District and Regional Legislative Matters…………………………………………………….Ms. Kram

      XII.            Economic Development Activities ………………………………………………Pres. Cavanaugh and Knapp

a.       2030 Group Roadmap Education Workgroup

b.      Global Cities Initiative

c.       100 Resilient Cities

    XIII.            Consortium Research Fellows Program Update…………………………………………….Dr. Beal

WRITTEN REPORTS

  XIV.            President’s Report

XV.            Financial Statements

a.       September 2015

b.      October 2015

 

XVI.            Adjournment