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Foundation Report from the Board :: Fall 2013 Report from the Board The Board met on June 14, 2013, to receive reports from the University and to consider action taken by its committees. University Report President Perry thanked the Board for their partnership and stated that the Foundation plays an instrumental role in increasing philanthropy to provide funding for scholarships to help students with the costs of attending EIU. Dr. Perry reported that the Board of Trustees was fully seated and that Dr. Jan Spivey Gilchrist had been appointed as a new trustee, leaving no vacancies on the Board until 2017. He said the Board would hold its annual summer retreat on June 21 and the discussion would include the following: Strategic Enrollment Plan, program analysis and long-term affordability of an EIU education. He presented an overview of the following “points of momentum” at EIU: Board of Directors Timothy Burke, President Christine Reid Robertson, Vice President William Robinson, Treasurer • The recent capital campaign was very successful and raised 27 percent more than the goal, almost two years ahead of time; Judy Ethell, Secretary • The Honors College offices would soon be moving to the second floor of the south end of Pemberton Hall; H. Michael Finkle • EIU is a “Tree Campus”; • The Center for Clean Energy and Research and Education (CENCERE) was under construction north of the Renewable Energy Center; Jason Anselment Mike Cunningham Tim McCollum Sue C. Payton Janet Treichel Charles W. Witters • EIU has been ranked as a “Green Campus” by Princeton Review; • EIU received the Governor’s Award for its work with veterans; • The model for admissions had been updated and includes the addition of Commitment to Excellence Scholarships; • EIU is ranked in the top five in the country for students with master’s degrees and who further complete doctoral degrees; • EIU Panthers won the OVC Commissioners Cup; • Four EIU sports were in the top 10 percent in the country for academic progress among NCAA Division 1 teams; • EIU was listed on the President’s Community Service Honor Roll; • EIU has had great success in reconnecting with many alumni to broaden the donor base; and • Boys and Girls State Track meets will continue to be held on campus, along with numerous sports and music camps. In This Issue Annual Philanthopy Awards and Legacy Celebration 1 Outstanding Philanthropists 2 University Report 3 Committee Reports 4 Special Word from the Investment Committee 5 Visionary/Heritage Societies 7 Annuitant Ambassador of the Year 8 Dates to Remember 8

EIU Foundation Fall 2013 Report from the Board

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