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E. President's Report to the Trustees (PR 1)
Before beginning PR 1, President Roselle called upon Mr.
Stricker to inform the Board about his son's recent noteworthy
experience. Mr. Stricker reported that a lady attempting to commit
suicide was floating unconscious on her back in the Ohio River. His
son, Jeff, dove in the river, pulled her to shore and saved her life.
President Roselle asked Dr. Dan Fulks to inform the Board about
Honors Day. Dr. Fulks reported that Honors Day had been combined with
the Creason lecture and the guest speaker would be Dan Rather. This
is the day the University celebrates its academic purpose and
recognizes academic achievemexits of the last year. He extended an
invitation to the Board and the public to attend Honors Day at 3:00
p.m. on April 28.
President Roselle continued with the following items in PR 1:
1. Dan Fulks, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies,
College of Business and Economics, will be the new
academic ombudsman for 1989-90. He will assume his new
duties on July 1, succeeding William G. Moody.
The academic ombudsman is mainly responsible for handling
issues of concern to students or for problems which have
gone through the usual channels and have not been solved
to the satisfaction of all concerned. Any student
comments received by the Board should be submitted to Dr.
2. At the time PR I was printed, Somerset Community College
had been named by the American Association of Community
and Junior Colleges as one of three commuity colleges in
the country with outstanding business programs. At the
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges
meeting on Friday, it was further announced that Somerset
was named the top community college in the country in
terms of its business program.
3. President Roselle encouraged Board members to fully take
part in Honors Day and stated that invitations were in
4. Special attention was called to the development efforts
in the Community College System. The 14 colleges in the
system report that $1,210,217 was given by the private
sector. The community colleges are truly functioning as
community colleges, and the Community College System
continues to be a source of pride for the University of
President Roselle asked that the Board review the other items
in PR I at their leisure.