Board of Trustees to discuss Capital Campaign

by Susanna Henighan

The Board of Trustees will meet this weekend, with the upcoming Capital Campaign dominating the agenda.

"The biggest topic is beginning to shape up specific goals and approve the formation of the capital campaign committee," President of the College Nancy Dye said.

The trustees will hear a progress report on the campaign, and vote on the creation and role of the Campaign Executive Committee. The Board will also be asked to approve in principle an overall campaign goal and timetable.

The trustees will also look at budget items, including a 1996-1997 financial report and a financial report and budget guidelines for 1998-1999. They will also discuss preliminary plans for financing the new Science Facility.

The trustees' agenda also includes a report on the appointment of an ad hoc committee on retention and a proposal on the fourth year evaluation of the President.

The trustees will also be asked to approve the promotion of several faculty to full professor status.

The trustees, including newly-elected Jessica M. Darcy, arrived Thursday. Darcy, OC '97, was elected in a run-off election as the 1997 Class Trustee. Darcy received 124 out of 192 valid ballots cast. Her opponent, Robert Harper, OC '97, received 68 votes.

The run-off election was necessary after the original top two candidates, Diepiriye Kuku and Sergio Acevedo, both OC '97, were unable to serve the term because of individual conflicts. Kuku is in the Peace Corps and is unable to attend meetings, and Acevedo is now an employee of the College and therefore ineligible, according to College policy.

The participation rate of voters was 12 percent in the run-off between Darcy and Harper. Graduates from the classes of 1996, 1997 and 1998 were eligible to vote in the election.

Darcy will serve a three-year term as class trustee, ending Oct. 14, 2000. She succeeds Gail Drakes, OC '94.

The Trustees will meet in committees today and convene again all morning on Saturday, with an open session at 10:30 a.m. Observers in the open session must have tickets to enter the meeting.

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Volume 126, Number 11, December 5, 1997

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