||Trustees review annual giving, admission efforts
RELEASED: May 1, 2001
DANVILLE, KY The Centre College board of trustees met Friday, April 27, on campus. The trustees reviewed the positive results of annual giving and admission applications as the College continues to reap benefits from last falls vice-presidential debate.
Gifts and grants received thus far this year total more than $5.4 million. It was also reported that Centre was up 15 percent in the number of applications to the school.
In other news, the board approved an operating budget of $35,246,666 for the 2001-2002 fiscal year.
The board confirmed the appointment of Patrice Mothion to a tenure-track faculty position in the French program. Mothion is now teaching at George Mason University in Virginia. The board approved emeritus status for professors Charles Campbell and Bob Weaver.
The board reviewed the Dehne Report, a survey analysis by George Dehne and Associates. Last fall Centre contracted with Mr. Dehne to conduct 30-minute telephone surveys with a random sample of fall 2001 prospective students concerning their attitudes, perspectives on colleges, and on Centre in particular.
The Walkup-Barton Summer Science Fundestablished by Dr. John R. Barton to support students engaged in summer collaborative research under the direction of Centre science facultywas approved by the board.
Three new members were elected to the board. Avery Crounse of Paducah, vice chair of the Crounse Corporation; Kevin Taylor, a Centre graduate from
New York who is vice president of the American International Group; and Elizabeth Kennan of Danville, president emerita at Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts.
The trustees elected board officers for the coming year, re-electing the current slate: J. David Grissom, chairman; Nelson D. Rodes, vice chairman; James D. Rouse, secretary; John A. Roush, president; Yvonne York Morley, assistant secretary.
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