About the President
Points of Pride
A Special Place
Dille Fund for Excellence
President's Remarks & Updates
Institutional Key Performance Indicators
Vision Task Force
University Reaccreditation 2007
Office of the President
203 Owens Hall
1104 Seventh Ave. S.
Moorhead, MN 56563
April 27, 2010
- Summer Session
- Enrollment Management
- Facilities Planning
- Finalists for the provost position will be on campus during the first
two weeks of May.
- Open forums for the university college dean finalists and the business
and industry dean finalists will be sometime before commencement.
Thanks to the hard work of the Summer Session Task Force, Dean Richard
Adler, and our Marketing team, summer session looks good, again. For
comparison, the total number of students registered grew from 780 FTE in
2008 to 902 in 2009 and is 946 so far for 2010. Net revenue was $527,000
in 2009, and is at $868,000 so far for 2010.
The new innovations in Admissions recruitment strategies have paid off:
- We are up 11% in applications over both 2009 and 2008
- We are up 7% in admitted students over 2009 and up 3% in admitted
students over 2008
- We are up 150 freshman registered for Dragon Days as compared to this
point in time last year
- Staff attended the Winnipeg Rotary Career Fair in Winnipeg, Canada and
saw over 500 students (only MnSCU institution there)
- Thank you to the faculty who have met with prospective students and
their parents! We continue to hear wonderful feedback from appreciative
families about how important those meetings are in their student's
decision to attend MSU Moorhead.
- All 10 of our Learning Communities are almost full. We have received
very positive feedback from our students who participated in the program
- Dual Site Creation of Internal and External Sites
- Timeline: Fall ‘10 Internal Site, Spring ’11 External Site
Research/Analysis Phase (Ongoing):
- Best Practices Review 250 + Higher Education Websites
- Secondary Research Including Conferences, Webcasts, Industry Articles
- Content Management System (CMS) Evaluation
Content Building Phase (April – August):
- Identified Key Content Areas
- Electronic Form Submissions Created for:
- Alumni Profiles
- Multimedia Resources
- Student Showcase
- Photography + Video Efforts Underway
Brand Development (May - Launch):
- Stamats Project Update = Results/#'s
- Visual Identity Team and/or External Firm for Visual Identity Creation
The Alumni Foundation exists to help build, maintain and maximize
relationships with MSUM alumni and friends and to increase philanthropy
for the university priorities.
Our three year strategic plan sets goals of increasing scholarship
funding, completing the Wellness Center funding, and increasing funding
for the athletic department (both for scholarships and programming). We
also have a goal of increasing the number of new donors.
This past year the foundation gave $579,000 in scholarships from annual
and endowed funds. Our goal is to increase this amount by 10% every
The Alumni Foundation brought in 1.76 Million in cash and pledges last
fiscal year. This year, after 9 months, we have already raised 1.8
Million and our goal for the year is 2.25 Million.
The Alumni Foundation has raised 1.9 Million over the past 3.5 years for
the Wellness Center. Two Million in total will be raised by May 1, 2010
and at that time the Gerdin matching pledge will have been met. The
annual campaigns of Dragon Fire Walk/Run, Campus Campaign, and the
Phonathon have also done well this year.
The transition team has continued to review and discuss all major campus
organization charts. They have completed review of the divisions of
academic and student affairs as well as finance, facilities, and
administration. In addition, they have reviewed information technology,
printing and publications, and enrollment management. Other areas to be
covered include the president’s office, human resources, the Alumni
Foundation, athletics, continuing studies and customized training, and
library and instructional technology. Some organizational charts have
already been updated and are posted on the HR website by the end of the
week. Searches have been initiated for the Provost; Dean of University
College; and VP for Finance, Facilities, and Administration.
The Master Facility Planning process has identified a framework for
prioritizing incremental restoration and capital project development
that supports the university’s strategic plan and mission. Note that all
projects as well as their sequencing are depending on acquisition of
Short Term (0-4 years)
Projects will address pressing safety, asset preservation, program needs
and enhancement of exteriors: Major projects include safer
pedestrian/vehicular crossings, restoration of Library/Information
Technology Center, and Dahl and West Snarr remodeling. Additional
emphases include a more “welcoming” exterior using sustainable
landscaping and art, improvement of stadium lighting and field turf, and
the possible acquisition of the Newman Center property.
Medium Term (5-9 years)
Projects will address continued asset preservation and renewal,
including planning and restoration of Weld Hall, planning and remodeling
of the Center for Arts, as well as renewal of Nemzek Hall. An additional
possibility is a new upper class residence hall on the west end of
campus supported by a public/private partnership initiative.
Long Term (10 or more years)
Long term planning is less certain. However possible projects include
both new construction and continued asset preservation, including
additions to Nemzek Hall and the Center for Business Addition, a
connection from the Library to the CMU, an addition to the Wellness
Center, and a parking facility.