CUPPA Alumni Association Board Meeting Minutes
November 16, 2010, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., 412 S. Peoria, Rm. 110

Members Present: Helene Berlin, Eve Ali Boles, Walter Bush, Laura Lassiter Carroll, Jennifer Clary, Peter Czubak, Michael McDermott, Conrad Pomykala, Bob Rice, Adam Rogers, Temple Shepard, Jennifer Tammen.  Staff: Jodi White Jones, Michael Pagano.  Additional: Robert  Fuller – UPPSA, Andrea Lewis, Neal Drumm – SUPA, Jeanny Wang – UPPSA, Adam Rowe – PASA.

 I.         President’s Welcome:  Helene Berlin, 6:12 p.m.
II.        Dean’s Welcome and Report: Michael Pagano
            A. UPP hiring two new faculty this fiscal year.
            B. UTC new director, Steve Schlickman, former exec from RTA.
            C. All academic programs have an increase in student numbers.
D. The provost has appointed an internal UIC committee of six to study the possibility of a merger between CUPPA and the College of Business Administration and/or other units/departments/colleges on campus with CUPPA. The committee will have their first meeting on 11/19. Two outside consultants may be added to this committee.
Board members request that CUPPA alumni have input into the potential merger process.
III.       Approval of Minutes 09/14/10:  Approved.  
IV.       Committee Updates
A. Professional Development –Jennifer Tammen and Adam Rogers (new co-chair)

1. Report on 11/04 housing panel:  Planned by Adam Rogers and Rich DeLeo, 22 attendees, excellent speakers:
Creative Housing Models for Changing Times Brown-bag Lunch Discussion,
THE MODERATOR: Benet Haller, Director of Urban Design and Planning, Chicago Department of Zoning and Land Use; THE PANEL: Adam Natenshon,Vice-President of Brinshore Development L.L.C., Andreea Marvucic, Vice President, Holsten Real Estate; Mark Fick, Senior Loan / Program Officer, Chicago Community Loan Fund: Thursday, November 4th, 2010, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University, Gage Building- 18 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 11:45 am – 12:00 pm Registration and Networking, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Panel Discussion and Audience Participation; Cost: $10

            2. Future Events: March or April panel on sustainable restaurants/food theme.

            3. Focus to be made in future to partner and/or collaborate with other related
organizations/associations on professional development.

            B.        Special Events - Peter Czubak and Bob Rice
                        1. Report on October 3 Cemetery Tour: Successful event earning $60 profit.

                        2. CUPPA Alumni Appreciation Award
 a. Possible Renaming:  Motion made by Peter Czubak, seconded by Bob Rice, vote passed unanimously to change the name of appreciation award to the Jim Marek Alumni Appreciation Award.  All other elements of the award remain unchanged. 
 b. Awardee:  Immediate nomination motion made by Temple Shepard, seconded by Peter Czubak, vote passed unanimously to award this year’s “Jim Marek Alumni Appreciation Award” posthumously to Jim Marek. Staff to contact Jim’s family to inform them of the award and event, etc.
 c. Discuss Possible Dates/Locations: Michael McDermott to investigate gallery on Fulton for location, Bob Rice on Salvage One, etc.  planning committee to meet with save the date and/or invitations going out in December.

            3. Holiday Party, 12/01, Jak’s Tap, Dean to purchase first beverage for all guests.

            C.        Student and Alumni Connections- Eve Ali Boles and Michael McDermott
                        1.  Mentoring Program
      a. Mentoring Program 10/22 meet and greet
      b. Mentors around the Table – quick report     
2. Future Events – Friday, February 25, 2011 Career Preparation Night, 3-4 p.m. speakers on career paths, 4-6 p.m. resume review, interview skills, role playing, 6-8 p.m. pizza and beer at Jak’s.

V.        Financial Report - Laura Carroll
VI.       UIAA Update: New website to be implemented in 2011 by staff and UIAA.
VII.     New Business – Discussion in early stages launched by Bob Rice regarding reaching out to alumni for contributions to CUPPA – some type of alumni fund-raising initiative.
VIII.   2010-2011 Tentative Board Meeting Schedule
            December Alumni Holiday Party, December 1
            February 1, 2011

IX.       Adjournment   7:45 p.m.                    


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