ATTENDING: Charlie Bridgeford, Jared Bruggeman, Ray Diez, Sue Jeno, Ray Lefebvre, Patti Mahar, Cindy Flom-Meland, Susan Nelson, Mark Rudolph, Roger Thomas
Recorder: Bev Hopman
Susan Nelson called the meeting to order at in the Memorial Room of the Memorial Union.
Minutes: A quorum was not available at the Dec. 14 meeting, so
Roger Thomas: Roger Thomas has announced his resignation from UND to accept the job as Commissioner of the NCC. His last day will be Feb. 18. Susan Nelson thanked him for everything he has done for the University of North Dakota and for UND Athletics.
Strategic Plan: The Athletic Department identified six issues to address in the Strategic Plan. With the exception of the DI/DII issue, Roger Thomas said the strategic planning was nearly complete. However the entire process was slowed down by the discussions over DI vs. DII. President Kupchella has requested the Athletic Department submit two plans, one for staying at the DII level, a different proposal for moving to DI. The limited amount of appropriated money Athletics receives puts UND in a different position than the model schools that UND studied. Besides higher levels of state funding, some of the model schools also received more money from student fees (UC Davis – $100/student) and tuition waivers from the President’s Office.
Budget: Ray Diez asked if a budget report was available. Roger Thomas said there was not a report at this time but that a budget meeting was scheduled for this week. Alice Brekke had cancelled several previous budget meetings. He indicated that Athletics was doing okay on the budget, but with the conversion to PeopleSoft, no usable reports were accessible. The reports will be available soon.
Class Scheduling Conflicts: Sue Jeno asked if there were still problems with class/practice conflicts. Roger Thomas said the availability of early registration helped. Jared Bruggeman said a record number of student-athletes took part in the early registration program. Sue Jeno suggested maintaining a tickle file to red flag courses and majors that were causing problems. Susan Nelson said if a problem course was caught early enough, it could possibly be moved. Sue Jeno recommended that class scheduling be placed on the agenda next December so it can be reviewed again. Patti Mahar suggested a reminder be sent to departments, to keep them aware of the problems for student-athletes. Ray Diez said the best people to notify would be the department chairs and the administrative assistants.
Athletic Director Search Committee: Susan Nelson asked how the search committee members were chosen. Roger Thomas said the committee was made up of community representatives including Sioux Boosters, Letterwinners and representatives from various areas of campus. The Presidents Office will appoint the members and Phil Harmeson will chair the committee.
Assistant AD Finance/SWA: The Presidents Office has put filling the assistant athletic director position on hold until a new AD is hired.
REA General Manager: Charlie Bridgeford asked if there was any information available on the REA job vacancy. Roger Thomas said the new AD and the REA GM will need to work very closely together. Athletics does not have a representative on the REA search committee but Bog Gallager, VP Finance, will be involved in the hiring. Charlie Bridgeford asked whether REA will be looking for an athletic or business background. Roger Thomas said they were looking for someone who has facility management experience.
Fall Letterwinners: Bev Hopman sent out a list of student-athletes recommended as letterwinners by the coaches from men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, soccer and volleyball. Sue Jeno moved to award letters to the student-athletes as recommended by their coaches. Ray Diez seconded. Motion carried. (The list of letterwinners is attached.)
Cindy Flom-Meland moved the meeting adjourn. Charlie Bridgeford seconded. Motion carried. The next meeting will be Feb. 15 at
Letterwinners – Fall 2004
Men’s Cross Country – Mike Grandall, Head Coach
Davidson, Erik DeKrey, Lee
Felton, Cameron Fiala, Nathan Goheen, Ryan
Kriegler, Paul Mahoney, Patrick Nordlund, Nathan
Women’s Cross Country – Dick Clay, Head Coach
Hugstad-Vaa, Courtney Keithley, Kristy Landberg, Margaret
Sackett, Rachel Sackett, Veronica Sailer, Sara
Volleyball – Maria Bruggeman, Head Coach
Cahill, Aileen Delahanty, Nicole Evans, Heidi
Gegelman, Lyndsy Holmen, Tara Hughes, Stefanie
Jones, Kendyll Pokorney, Anne Skadeland, Jamie
Van Der Most, Christina
Soccer – Tim Benett, Head Coach
Barr, Jenna Bjerke, Jessica Colago, Marie
Compton, Eve Cunningham, Alison Glasoe, Lisa
Lapp, Christine Leake, Jenny Lentz, Laura
Mularoni, Johanna Murphy,
Niezwaag, Kelsie Pappas, Stacy Pfieffer, Stephanie
Rodman, Stephanie Rohwer, Ashley Woolridge, Lacey
Men’s Golf – Rob Stiles, Head Coach
Cross, Justin Maliske, Seth Peterson, Daniel
Peterson, Jonathon Sorvaag, Scott Wages III, Duane
Women’s Golf – Dan Tannahill, Head Coach
Ruppert, Natalie Witthauerr, Lindsey Wood, Kendra
Gagnon LaPlante, Alexia