December 14, 2004 minutes
Intercollegiate Athletic Committee
Present: Sue Nelson,
Ray Diez, Lowell Schweigert, Bruce Smith, Raymond Lefebvre, Roger Thomas, Jared Bruggeman, Phil
Harmeson, Lillian Elsinga
of the October 19 meeting were not approved since there was no quorum
Bruggeman reported on the Compliance and Student Life report which was
standards for UND were discussed by Mr. Harmeson. The president is recommending that
students be admitted conditionally to meet the MN reciprocity guidelines
for reciprocity. The proposal will
be sent to the University Senate.
Where the institution has a specific support system for students,
we should consider conditional admissions (athletes and American Indian
students are two of these cohorts… this could affect 20% of the athletes).
- Marketing and the REA. Mr. Thomas reported that the marketing
budget has grown about 500% per year due to salary increases, tuition,
women’s Hockey along with events at the Alerus and REA. The Athletic budget is separate from the
REA except for ticketing and the marketing and promotions budgets. Each have their
own marketing directors who meet weekly.
UND has about 300 to 350K for marketing each year. REA is not UND property so some of this is
separate. The next agreement with
REA will likely be very workable. Athletics
has also focused on people relationships in the strategic plan. UND is a tenant at the Alerus, but at
REA we have staff who live there. Recruitment of an REA Manager is in
process. It was unclear as to
whether UND Athletics was part of the interview process.
I: UND receives about 880K from
student fees while other campuses have a great deal more and also receive
funding from many other sources to pay for a D-I budget. Fighting Sioux
Club is about maxed out . Athletics is including a strategic plan
for data gathering to determine UND’s next steps.
7. Jan. 10, 2005 there will be a vote of D-II football
schools re: reducing the
scholarships from 36 to 24.
8. Athletics is still searching for an Assistant
Athletic Director who will also be the