State-of-the-University Address. President O Brien

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State-of-the-University Address

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Overview

• Student Enrollment & Demographics

• Major Accomplishments

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Semester Credit Hours

83,130 86,686 89,307 90,761 91,802 97,123 102,047 83,801 87,253 90,202 91,610 92,799 98,307 103,177 0 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 120,000

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Source of Enrollment - Freshmen

Top 26

Texas - Not Top 26

Domestic - Not Texas

International

43.5%

Top 26

Texas - Not Top 26

Domestic - Not Texas

International

55.6%

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Source of Enrollment - Total

Top 26

Texas - Not Top 26

Domestic - Not Texas

International

67.6%

Top 26

Texas - Not Top 26

Domestic - Not Texas

International

51.7%

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First-Year Persistence Rate

64.0% 63.7% 61.4% 64.1% 61.3% 65.1% 66.0% 81.4% 80.3% 80.4% 80.4% 75.7% 78.1% 78.8% 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0%

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Major Accomplishments

• Share the Pride Comprehensive Capital Campaign

– Campaign original total goal: $35 million.

We raised $50.3 million.

– Was the first successful comprehensive capital campaign in

WTAMU’s history.

• Princeton Review

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• College of Business – U.S. News & World Report

– College’s online graduate programs are ranked 2

nd

highest in the

State of Texas, and the online MBA program is ranked 32

nd

overall

in the nation.

– Online MS in Finance and Economics is ranked 11

th

best in the

nation; 2

nd

best in the State.

• Nursing – Best College Reviews

– Online RN to BSN Program ranked as one of the top 20 in the

nation.

• Criminal Justice – SuperScholar

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Major Accomplishments

• Received accreditation by the National Association for Schools

of Theatre in 2014.

• Received re-accreditation by the American Communication

Association.

• WT’s baccalaureate nursing graduates

(from 10.01.13 to 09.30.14)

had a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 98%. The national average

is 81.7%.

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Major Accomplishments

• The West Texas A&M men and women’s athletics programs

along with Texas Woman’s claimed the second annual Lone Star

Conference Academic Excellence Award presented by Balfour

for the highest collective team GPA among its sports teams for

the 2014-2015 academic year.

• For academic year 2014-2015, the overall average GPA for

student-athletes was a 2.97 – a new high. Nine teams posted an

average GPA above a 3.0 with 12 teams above a 2.8.

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Major Accomplishments

• As of the conclusion of the 2014-2015 academic year, the WTAMU

Athletic program was ranked 9

th

among the 252 ranked NCAA

Division II member institutions in the Learfield Sports Director’s

Cup.

• Athletics Highlights:

Lady Buff’s Softball won the 2015 LSC Regular Season Championship and the 2015 LSC Tournament

Championship.

Buff’s Baseball was 2015 LSC Co-Champions.

Lady Buff’s Volleyball won the 2015 LSC Championship and made it to the South Central Regional

Semifinal game.

The Lady Buff’s Basketball team won the LSC Championship, the South Central Regional

Championship, and made it to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

The Buff’s Cross Country team earned its second-consecutive Lone Star Conference title and highest

finish at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships at fourth. They finished the season ranked

11

th

in the nation.

Lady Buff’s Track and Field repeated as Lone Star Conference Indoor Track & Field Champions. At

nationals the Lady Buffs finished the meet tied for 14

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Faculty Salaries

As of April 1, 2015

Associate

Assistant

Professor

Professor

Professor

Texas A&M University at Galveston

1

$12,248

3

$8,299

2

$7,673

Texas A&M International University

2

$10,754

1

$8,376

1

$7,758

Texas A&M University - Texarkana

3

$10,751

7

$7,945

6

$7,254

Tarleton State University

4

$10,236

2

$8,344 10

$6,921

Texas A&M University - Commerce

5

$10,185

9

$7,788

5

$7,290

West Texas A&M University

6

$9,717

6

$7,950

8

$6,997

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

7

$9,645

5

$8,010

9

$6,932

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

8

$9,510 10

$7,752

4

$7,312

Texas A&M University - Central Texas

9

$9,438

8

$7,918

7

$7,049

Prairie View University

10

$8,366 11

$4,992

3

$7,497

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Comparative Salaries

Institution FY 2013 FY 2014 CHG FY 2013 FY 2014 CHG Stephen F. Austin State University 145,223 150,143 3% 39,378 40,819 4% Texas A&M International University 142,061 148,337 4% 38,397 39,580 3% Prairie View A&M University 131,584 137,148 4% 43,268 48,569 12% Tarleton State University 126,855 133,488 5% 40,479 45,017 11% West Texas A&M University 121,793 129,338 6% 38,400 41,839 9% Lamar University 81,177 87,694 8% 33,798 34,695 3% Source: State Auditor’s Office – LEGISLATIVE WORKFORCE SUMMARIES (self reported)

http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Publications/wfsummaries.aspx

Administrator and Staff Average Salary

Administrator Staff

Institution FY 2013 FY 2014 CHG FY 2013 FY 2014 CHG FY 2013 FY 2014 CHG Texas A&M International University 94,246 94,830 1% 74,244 74,730 1% 67,425 68,392 1% Lamar University 89,856 92,807 3% 72,125 75,780 5% 62,544 62,323 0% West Texas A&M University 84,231 88,494 5% 65,634 68,808 5% 63,053 63,925 1% Tarleton State University 81,794 85,331 4% 68,259 72,883 7% 58,272 60,843 4% Prairie View A&M University 84,909 83,683 -1% 68,084 69,752 2% 61,182 63,255 3% Stephen F. Austin State University 79,340 81,178 2% 63,981 66,371 4% 55,388 57,039 3% Source: THECB Faculty Salaries

Faculty Average Salary

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Net GR and Net T&F Comparison

$3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,000 $8,000 $9,000 FY 02 FY 03 FY 04 FY 05 FY 06 FY 07 FY 08 FY 09 FY 10 FY 11 FY 12 FY 13 FY 14 Net GR per FTSE's Net T&F per FTSE's

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Budget Expense Variance

EXPENSES

FY 2015

FY 2016

Amount

%

Salaries - Faculty

$

21,100

$

23,626

$

2,526

12%

Salaries - Non-Faculty

$

23,392

$

25,269

$

1,877

8%

Wages

$

4,821

$

4,518

$

(303)

-6%

Benefits

$

13,731

$

14,919

$

1,188

9%

Personnel Costs

$

63,044

$

68,332

$

5,288

8%

Utilities

$

3,434

$

3,951

$

517

15%

Scholarships

$

27,820

$

27,927

$

107

0%

Discounts

$

(14,024)

$

(16,280)

$

(2,256)

16%

Equipment (capitalized)

$

4,471

$

5,135

$

664

15%

Operations and Maintenance

$

37,632

$

39,320

$

1,688

4%

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Expenditure Goals FY 2016

Goal 1: Start up of Electrical Engineering

program

Budget

Impact

Method of

Finance

FTE's

Faculty

240,000

2

- Electrical Engineering (2)

Staff

74,983

2

- Engineering Lab Technician; Secretary

Capital and Operations

335,017

New Special Item Appropriation

650,000

Goal 2: Provide resources for high growth

academic areas

Budget

Impact

Method of

Finance

FTE's

Faculty

769,367

13

- Accounting, Computer Information Decision Management (2); Economics; Communications; Public Administration/Criminal Justice; Marketing;

Mechanical Engineering; Nursing; Political Science; Chemistry; Physics; Wildlife Biology

Staff

114,000

2

- Director of Service Learning- QEP; Regional Admissions Recruiter

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Expenditure Goals FY 2016

Goal 3: Legislative mandates and increase

operational effectiveness

Budget

Impact

Method of

Finance

FTE's

Staff

142,000

2

- Lean Six Sigma Coordinator; Contract Administrator

New GR Funding

142,000

Goal 4: Increase student academic

supplemental programming

Budget

Impact

Method of

Finance

FTE's

Programming

61,250

- Math Lab; Writing Lab; Supplemental Instruction

and Learning; Veteran's Office

Designated Tuition

61,250

Goal 5: Reduce outstanding debt

Budget

Impact

Method of

Finance

FTE's

Payoff of Commercial Paper debt

588,000

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Major Initiatives FY 2016

• Preparation for SACS Reaffirmation

• Implement Provisions of SB11 – Campus Conceal Carry

• Commence Major Construction Projects

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Preparation for SACS Reaffirmation

Timeline - 2015

• September – Compliance Report Due to SACS

• September – QEP Committee Reviews Draft QEP in Round Table

Meeting

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Preparation for SACS Reaffirmation

Timeline - 2016

• Early January QEP Due to SACS**

• March 29-31 Dates for SACS Onsite Committee

• December

Final Decision made by Commission

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SB11 – Conceal Carry

• Effective August 1, 2016: Authorizes a handgun license holder to

carry a concealed handgun on campus, subject to a Rule adopted by

the university and approved by the BOR. Rule will address:

– Storage of handguns in campus residence halls.

– Designation of other areas in which concealed handguns are prohibited and

accommodating storage provisions.

• Time Table:

From August 1 – December 1, 2015, member CEOs will consult with

students, faculty and staff to determine potential locations where concealed

weapons are prohibited.

By March 1, 2016, submit rule to BOR for approval at May 2016 Board

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SB11 – Conceal Carry

Task Force for Implementation Provisions of SB 11: Campus Conceal Carry

CHARGE

– Develop a communication plan to inform campus community of the process for

developing a campus rule for the purpose of implementing the provisions of SB 11.

– Inform the President/CEO whether the campus rule should prohibit concealed carry

from any specific campus areas or activities, (1) develop a set of talking points with

regard to the nature of the student population, (2) specific safety considerations,

and (3) the uniqueness of the campus environment.

– Arrange for a series of Town Hall meetings with faculty, staff and students to discuss

the provisions of SB 11 and receive input from each stakeholder group. President

will also be meeting with Faculty Senate, Student Senate and Staff Council to discuss

the provisions of SB 11 and receive input from each stakeholder group.

– Submit recommendations to the President by November 15, 2015 regarding (1) the

storage of handguns in campus dormitories/residential facilities and, (2)

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SB11 – Conceal Carry

Task Force for Implementation Provisions of SB 11: Campus Conceal Carry

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MEMBERSHIP

Michael Knox, Vice President for Student Affairs, Chair

Shawn Burns, Chief, UPD, Contact Person with System

Dr. Wade Shaffer, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Jean Stuntz, Professor of History and President, Faculty Senate

Dr. Harry Hueston, Professor of Criminal Justice

Betty Stocker, President, Staff Council

Edward Akinyemi, Student Body President

Ann Underwood, Director of Communication & Marketing Services –

Institutional Advancement

Jon Davis, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Cliff Vanderpool, Director, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Tracee Post, Executive Assistant to the President

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New Construction Timelines

• Amarillo Center

– Phase 1

• Commence asbestos abatement – 09/15

• Commence external & interior demolition – 12/15

– Phase 2

• Commence construction – 09/16

• Occupancy – 07/17

• Agricultural Sciences Complex

– Development of POR in progress – due the end of 09/15

– Will then engage architect for design of Complex

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