includes students transferring to the Ellensburg campus, University Centers, instructional sites, and online. CWU has the opportunity to leverage the significant state and CWU investment in University Centers/sites by: • optimizing class size for face-to-face classes • creating a strategic plan that includes budget and operations structures that support local decision-making and marketing for program offerings • Creating and funding a marketing plan to support University Center goals. UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT UPDATE Paul Elstone, Vice President for University Advancement, gave the board an update on University Advancement. Working closely with volunteer leaders of the CWU Foundation and the CWU Alumni Association, and with the newly engaged campaign counsel, University Advancement has begun the process of re-imagining this future. A key component to this effort will be a comprehensive campaign, but staff work goes beyond this, to ensure that the potential success of the campaign is translated into a sustainable advancement program. Work is underway to build on campaign planning work already accomplished, and also to create a new culture of collaboration and excellence. This involves a significant re-organization of Advancement teams, new partnerships across the university, new volunteer leaders, and a significant hiring effort to re-build, and potentially grow, staff in the next 12-18 months. It will take some time for the impact of these new teams to be seen. Staff are continuing to work with donors to connect them with their philanthropic passions and raise funds to support CWU students and programs. Current fundraising totals exceed five-year averages. Advancement is also holding events to introduce President Wohlpart to alumni and donors and taking the first steps in the creation of an organized regional alumni network.
The work session adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
Trustees, President and Mrs. Wohlpart, and Anna Goren, Associate Director, Communications, Campbell and Company, attended a social dinner at the University House from 5:30-8:00 p.m. No business was conducted. February 18, 2022 BUSINESS MEETING Trustee Black, who was elected Chair Pro Tempore by the board, convened the business meeting at 9:02 a.m. Trustees Present
Staff to the Board: Jim Wohlpart, President
Robert Nellams, Chair (via Zoom) Ray Conner, Vice Chair (via Zoom Erin Black, Chair Pro Tempore Jeff Charbonneau
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)
Gladys Gillis Jeff Hensler Paige Hall Zabrina Jenkins (via Zoom)
4 Board of Trustees Minutes February 17-18, 2022
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