MassArt Board of Trustees Meeting

In accordance with the Open Meeting Law (MG.L. Chapter 30A, Section 18-25), the following meeting is posted:

There will be a meeting of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Board of Trustees on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 4:15-6:15pm in room T-1101 on the 11th floor of the Tower Building at 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

Below is the anticipated agenda, subject to change:


1. Call to Order

2. Adoption of the Agenda

3. Consideration of the Minutes of Prior Meeting: April 10, 2018

4. Report of the President

a. President’s Goals for 2018-2019

b. First Annual State of the College Address

5. Report of the Chair

a. Report of the Student Trustee

b. Distribution of FY19 Board Schedule

c. VOTE 18-24: To appoint standing committee chairs, effective 7/1/18

i. Elisa Hamilton: Academic and Student Affairs

ii. Linda Snyder: Administration and Finance

iii. Peter Nessen: Development

iv. None: Committee on External Affairs (Dormant)

d. VOTE 18-25: To elect members of each standing committee, effective 7/1/18

i. Academic and Student Affairs: Elisa Hamilton, Hazel Afamefuna, Christine Kondoleon, Jan Saragoni

ii. Administration and Finance: Linda Snyder, Karen Keane, David Lee, Bill McQuillan, Peter Nessen

iii. Development: Peter Nessen, Karen Keane, Denise Korn, Bill McQuillan

iv. External Affairs (Dormant): None

e. VOTE 18-26: To reinstate the Special Committee on Tower, maintaining current membership: Linda Snyder (Chair), Pamela Parisi, David Lee, Bill McQuillan, Peter Nessen

6. Report of the Standing Committees

a. Executive Committee

i. VOTE 18-27: To elect officers, effective 7/1/18

1. Pamela Parisi, Chair

2. Jan Saragoni, Vice Chair

ii. VOTE 18-28: To accept the president’s recommendation on the appointment of Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

iii. VOTE 18-29: To extend the appointment of Dr. Lyssa Palu-ay as interim provost/senior vice president for academic affairs until the permanent provost position is filled

iv. VOTE 18-30: To approve the delegation of authority for summer actions: to delegate to the president, in conjunction with the chair and members of the executive committee, authority to take such actions over the summer 2018 months, as is deemed necessary or desirable and as permitted by law, until the next regularly scheduled meeting of the board of trustees. The president shall report to the board of trustees on any such action(s) taken under this motion.

v. VOTE 18-31: To approve the delegation of authority for the annual audit: to delegate the executive committee of the board of trustees approval of the fiscal year 2018 audit for MassArt in order to meet the October 15th deadline of the State Comptroller. The executive committee will schedule a special executive committee meeting on October 12, 2018 to accept this FY18 audit. The audit will be presented to the full board in November 2018.

vi. VOTE 18-32: To approve the delegation of authority for MSCA reappointments: to delegate to the president the authority to act as the board’s designee in taking actions to reappoint MSCA unit members.

vii. VOTE 18-33: To approve renaming the President’s Gallery on the 11th floor of Tower in honor of alumna Frances Euphemia Thompson b. Academic and Student Affairs Committee

i. Enrollment Report c. Administration and Finance Committee

i. VOTE 18-34: To accept the fiscal operations report through 4/30/2018

ii. VOTE 18-35: To approve the FY19 budget d. Development Committee

7. Other Business

8. Adjournment

Tuesday, June 12 at 4:15pm to 6:15pm

Tower , T1101

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