Vice President Klucking explained that in July 2020, the Trustees approved a FY2021 budget that assumed a total operating deficit of $9.0 million. The budget included an assumption of a 15% cut in state funding as directed by the Office of Financial Management, 50% maximum on-campus occupancy as directed by the Trustees to minimize disease transmission, and a 5% drop in total enrollment. FY22 operating revenue growth is anticipated again as we recover from restrictions related to the pandemic, despite lower overall enrollment, mostly due to increases in expected room and board revenues. Given the current law regarding resident undergraduate tuition increases allowed as well as our positioning relative to other institutions in the other three categories, the full 2.8 percent increase for resident undergraduate tuition is recommended along with a 2.8 percent increase in all other tuition categories.
The work session adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
Board members and President and Mrs. Wohlpart attended a dinner at Basalt Restaurant in downtown Ellensburg at 6:00 p.m. No business was conducted. July 30, 2021 BOARD RETREAT Trustees and the Executive Leadership Team participated in a retreat discussion centered on James Collins’s book, Good to Great at Hotel Windrow from 8:00-10:00 a.m. BUSINESS MEETING The group returned to Wellington Event Center and Chair Nellams convened the board business meeting at 10:35 a.m. Trustees Present
Robert Nellams, Chair Ray Conner, Vice Chair Erin Black Gladys Gillis Paige Hall Jeff Hensler Zabrina Jenkins Staff to the Board: Jim Wohlpart, President Linda Schactler, Board Secretary & Chief of Staff Joel Klucking, Board Treasurer & Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs Kim Dawson, Executive Assistant to the President/Board of Trustees Alan Smith, Assistant Attorney General (via Zoom) Executive Faculty & Staff: Michelle DenBeste, Provost/Vice President for Academic & Student Life Andreas Bohman, Vice President for Operations Josh Hibbard, Vice President for Enrollment Management Kandee Cleary, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity
6 Board of Trustees Minutes July 29-30, 2021
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