Board of Visitors

Board of Visitors Meeting June 29, 2022

Present from the Board

  • Lindsey Carney Smith, Esq.
  • Robert R. Hatten, Esq.
  • Ms. Maria Herbert
  • Mr. C. Bradford Hunter
  • Ms. Christy T. Morton
  • Dr. Ella P. Ward
  • Ms. Judy Ford Wason

Absent from the Board

  • Ms. Regina P. Brayboy
  • Mr. William R. Ermatinger
  • Mr. Steven S. Kast
  • Ms. Terri M. McKnight, CPA
  • Mr. Sean Miller
  • The Hon. Gabriel A. Morgan, Sr.
  • Dr. Lee Vreeland

Present from the University

  • Mr. Bruce Bronstein, Interim Chief Communications Officer
  • Dr. Bob Colvin, Vice Provost
  • Ms. Amie Dale, Executive Director of University Events and Special Projects
  • Dr. David Doughty, Provost
  • Dr. Lisa Duncan Raines, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success
  • Dr. Kevin Hughes, Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Quentin Kidd, Dean of the College of Social Sciences
  • Mr. Rob Lange, Dean of Admission
  • Ms. Jennifer Latour, Vice President for Finance and Planning and CFO
  • Ms. Christine Ledford, Vice President for Administration and Auxiliary Service
  • Mr. Keith Roots, Vice President for University Advancement
  • Ms. Adelia Thompson, Chief of Staff
  • Mr. Paul S. Trible, Jr., President

At 9:00 a.m. Rector Hatten called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone present. In Secretary McKnight’s absence, Rector Hatten appointed Vice Rector Hunter as acting Secretary for the meeting. The Rector concluded his opening remarks and called on President Paul Trible.

President Trible gave a brief welcome and an introduction to the forthcoming recommendations for tuition, fees, room and board for Christopher Newport University for academic year 2022-23, as well as the University’s proposed Operating Budget. He stated that he is grateful for the investment the General Assembly and Governor are making in Christopher Newport and higher education, and that he is very pleased that the university has been able to hold down costs for families for so many years. President Trible also thanked the university Foundations for their support of the University noting that for this upcoming year, they have increased unrestricted contributions by $400,000, bringing their total support to Christopher Newport to more than $2.9 million–with the majority of these funds going to support scholarships for students.

Rector Hatten then called for a motion to approve the minutes of the June 8, 2022 regular meeting and the June 8, 2022 President’s Annual Review. Vice Rector Hunter provided the motion, which was seconded by Dr. Ella Ward and the minutes were approved by a unanimous vote of the Board.

Tuition & Fees and Room & Board

Rector Hatten called on Ms. Latour to give a detailed presentation on Tuition & Fees and Room & Board. Please refer to the document ‘FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 COMPARISON TABLES TUITION & FEES AND ROOM & BOARD’ for the full report. At the conclusion of her presentation, Ms. Latour called for questions.

After a brief discussion, Rector Hatten called for a motion to approve Resolution 1: Fiscal Year 2022-23 Tuition & Fees and Room & Board. Ms. Herbert provided the motion, seconded by Ms. Wason and Resolution 1 was unanimously approved.

Budget Overview

Ms. Latour continued her report by giving a detailed presentation on the FY 2022-2023 Budget. Please refer to the document ‘BUDGET PRESENTATION Fiscal Year 2022-2023’ for the full report. At the conclusion of her presentation, Ms. Latour called for questions.

After a brief discussion, Rector Hatten called for a motion to approve Resolution 2: Budget Resolution Fiscal Year 2022-2023. Dr. Ward provided the motion, seconded by Vice Rector Hunter and Resolution 2 was unanimously approved.

Rector Hatten summarized the business conducted at the meeting and granted President Trible the floor for his farewell remarks. President Trible offered thanks and appreciation to the Board for their service, encouraged the board that the university is in good hands and offered his final farewell. Rector Hatten thanked President Trible on behalf of the Board for the opportunity and privilege of a lifetime to serve with him.

Dr. Ward made a motion to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Ms. Morton.There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m.

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