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Board of Visitors' Resolutions
April 2001

The following is excerpted from the public minutes of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors’ meeting April 5-6, 2001.  The entire document can be accessed at: http://www.virginia.edu/bov/publicminutes.html


Friday, April 6, 2001
APPROVAL OF THE VIRGINIA 2020 COMMISSION REPORTS

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WHEREAS, in May 1998, the Board of Visitors called for comprehensive planning for enhancement of the sciences, the arts, international programs, and public service, these plans to be developed in the context of the Board's continuing commitment to excellence in programs already recognized for excellence and to the development of sound resource bases for these undertakings; and

WHEREAS, this initiative became known as Virginia 2020: Agenda for the Third Century; and

WHEREAS, the commissions were charged with long-range planning for the four areas initially envisioned and also for other areas, including student life, athletics, and (in the context of the conclusion of the capital campaign) financial and management strategies appropriate to the ongoing enhancement of the University's programs and activities; and

WHEREAS, the relevant commission reports have been circulated and discussed widely, and conform to the Board's general intentions and ambitions for the University.

RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors accepts the Virginia 2020 reports, charges the President with developing strategic plans to achieve these goals in consultation with the Board of Visitors, commends the faculty, staff, and alumni contributors to the Virginia 2020 planning program, and directs that plans for the possible future implementation of the Virginia 2020 program be developed, contingent upon the Board's express future approval, including efforts to identify and raise the resources necessary to achieve these goals.

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Friday, April 6, 2001
RESOLUTION RECEIVING THE REPORT OF THE VIRGINIA 2020 STRATEGIC PLANNING TASK FORCE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS

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(Mr. Greer abstained from voting)

WHEREAS, as part of the Virginia 2020: Agenda for the Third Century initiative the President charged a group of faculty, athletics personnel, students and alumni (the Task Force) to review the key issues facing the Department of Athletics, and to recommend future directions for the University's Athletics programs; and

WHEREAS, the Task Force studied four areas: programs and facilities, academic and student life, compliance, and finances and fundraising; and

WHEREAS, the Task Force report makes recommendations for goals, budgetary requirements and funding sources, and a management and monitoring structure; and

WHEREAS, the Task Force has submitted its report and recommendations to the Board of Visitors, the President and the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

RESOLVED that the Board receives the report of the Virginia 2020 Strategic Planning Task Force on the Department of Athletics and commends the members of the Task Force for their substantial efforts in reviewing the current issues facing the Department of Athletics and considering its future direction; and

RESOLVED FURTHER that the Finance Committee and the Student Affairs and Athletics Committee review the report of the Task Force, discuss it with the Virginia Student Aid Foundation, and report back to the Board at a subsequent meeting or retreat; and

RESOLVED FURTHER that the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the Athletic Director, and the Chair of the Virginia 2020 Strategic Planning Task Force on the Department of Athletics shall serve as staff to the Finance Committee and the Student Affairs and Athletics Committee to assist in their review of the Task Force report.

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