CWU Trustees Meeting Agenda | May 2024

Approval of Minutes Motion 24-02: Ms. Jenkins moved that the Board of Trustees of Central Washington University approve the minutes from the meetings of October 19-20, 2023. Ms. Mitchell seconded the motion. The motion was approved. Official Communications Since our last meeting, the board has received two communications, which are included in the briefing materials: • Email from Masa Equitas Global, dated December 4, 2023, regarding Starbucks. • Email from Neyda Flores, Washington State Auditor’s Office, dated February 7, 2024, regarding CWU’s upcoming financial audits. Public Comment No one signed up for public comment. President’s Report President Wohlpart gave an overview of the meeting topics for the next two days. He reported that after a national search led by a diverse search committee representing membership of the university community, Dr. Patrick Pease, Associate Provost at University of Northern Iowa, was selected as CWU’s next Provost. He will start April 16, 2024. The Vice President for Equity and Belonging & Senior Diversity Officer search is underway. The search committee held six virtual interviews and will bring three to four candidates to campus in late February and early March 2024. President Wohlpart then reported on some wonderful things happening at CWU and in the community: • Nick Zentner – 2023 Geological Society of America Public Service Award. • CWU and Kittitas County partnered to expand mental health services to support local youth. • Johan Correa, CWU Track and Field, placed 17 th in the 10K NCAA Championship. • CWU Volleyball made their 11 th straight appearance at the NCAA Tournament. • Tanner Volk, CWU Football Safety, won the 2023 Cliff Harris Award. • CWU hosted Washington’s largest Environmental and Climate Justice Coalition in November. • On the international stage, Susan Kaspari, Andrea Eklund, and Sasha Wohlpart will be presenting at the 2024 Earth Charter Conference in April. President Wohlpart will deliver the keynote address. • CWU partnered with Yakima Rotary to bring Raymond Santana, from the Exonerated Five to campus on February 1. President Wohlpart, Andrew Morse, and Alethia Miller attended AASCU On the Hill meetings in Washington, DC, February 6-7, 2024. They were able to meet with Congresswoman Kim Schrier, Senator Cantwell and staff, and staff from Senator Murray’s office, to tell the story of CWU. Folks were impressed with the work CWU is doing to provide access and opportunities for students.

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