Building Company is the contractor of record.
The “Certificate of Substantial Completion” was received from the State
of Alabama Building Commission
on January 11, 2007. Only punch list items remain to be completed the building
will be ready for occupancy this spring.
McClellan 3181 New
parking lot is being built with federal funds awarded to
Community College on JSU
Community College awarded
a contract to McCartney Construction Company.
The project includes approximately 70 paved parking spaces with
lighting. The project is approximately
75% complete. Major tasks still to be
completed include paving, striping, and the erection of light poles.
Demolition of Steam
Plant, Abercrombie and Luttrell Halls
project was completed by Taylor Corporation. A change order was submitted by
the contractor which was denied by the University. Taylor Corporation has appealed to the State
of Alabama Building Commission. The Building Commission is in the process of
reviewing all applicable documents to establish the basis for their
in the amount of $6.3 million has been appropriated and authorized for use
through NASA. The revised design and
plans have been completed by the architect and engineer and will be out for bid
by the end of January. Several bidders
have expressed interest in this project and requested drawings and
Building Company is the contractor of record.
The concrete structure and dome are in place and completed. The mechanical, electrical, and
telecommunication portions of the project to operate the telescope are not
completed at this time. Completion is
expected in March.
Art Department Annex
Duncan of Madison,
Alabama is the contractor of record. Erection of the building’s steel frame began
the third week of January. There was a
delay in the manufacturing and shipping of the steel structure. This facility will meet the
requirements for reaccreditation and will provide a safe and modern environment
for the ceramic studio.
Stadium Scoreboard and
Other Electronic Campus Signage
Inc. is the contractor of record. The
project calls for two scoreboards in Paul Snow Stadium and electronic message
boards at Pete Mathews Coliseum and the
Building. A pre-construction conference was held
January 9th and soil borings were performed the first week of January. Electronic display boards are being
manufactured and the contractor will mobilize to the site in early
February. Funding for this project is to
come from private gifts, advertising and sponsorship package sales.
Spring Semester enrollment as of January 17, 2007 was a head count of 8, 389.
This is an increase over last year spring 2006. The colleges with larger gains
of enrollment were the College of
Arts and Sciences, up 219 students and the College of
Nursing, up 93 students. The College of
Education took the greatest loss of
enrollment 282 students. Overall credit hours produced were down over last
spring by 2,535 hours. The decrease in credit hours is almost split between
undergraduate courses 56% and graduate courses 44%.
Housing occupancy for spring semester is 97%. The report indicates that university
housing: apartments, houses and residence halls accommodate 1,595 students.
the last Board meeting I shared with you that the JSU Foundation is considering
a proposal to the Board that would build apartment like dormitories and provide
300 to 500 additional living spaces on campus. Since then the Housing Project
Committee of the Foundation has chosen University Housing Services (UHS) to
assist them in studying the feasibility of this project. The University has
agreed to pay for a study from a third party firm that will assist identifying
the type of facility best suited to JSU’s student needs.
University needs additional campus housing that will maintain a viable
residential campus student life. The Foundation plans to determine by the April
Board meeting if it will pursue this project. If it does not I will recommend a
plan for the University to fund new housing initiatives at the end of its
current housing bond obligation which ends in 2008.
Alabama’s legislators and government
officials have completed their election campaigns and we are very glad that our
own Trustee has been elected to his former office as
Alabama’s Lt. Governor. We congratulate him and look forward to
working with him in Montgomery.
am pleased to ask Dr. Rebecca Turner, Vice President for Academic and Student
Affairs to present her report and introduce our JSU Army ROTC presentation. Dr.
Turner’s written report is in your binder under “Tab 6” which you may read at
your leisure. One of the many interesting accomplishments listed is an
agreement between JSU and Jefferson
College to offer courses at their Pell City
the materials you have before you is a copy of the NCAA Presidential Task Force
on the Future of Division I Intercollegiate Athletics. I served on the Task
Force as a member of the Student – Athlete Well Being subgroup. The report is
divided into four areas: fiscal responsibility, Academic values and standards,
presidential leadership, and student athlete well being. This report will serve
as the basis for NCAA legislation and agenda for the next three to five years. I
want to now ask Athletic Director Jim
Fuller to present his Athletic Report
Business Affairs Report
Carlson will present the Business Affairs Report and introduce the salary
comparison study that the Board asked for at the last meeting.
Joe Serviss, Vice President for Institutional Advancement will provide a brief
update of our capital campaign.
Chairman, that concludes my report.