Wednesday, November 1, 2023

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
SUB Room 235
Printable Minutes


Waded Cruzado, Dean Adams, Justin Arndt, Sreekala Bajwa, Matt Caires, Leon Costello, Chris Dobbs, Ariel Donohue, Jonathan Dove, Tracy Ellig, Colter Ellis, Stephanie Erdmann, Chris Fastnow, Stephanie Gray, Jeannette Grey Gilbert, Brett Gunnink, Alison Harmon, Stefani Hicswa, John How, Yves Idzerda, Greg Kegel, Ryan Knutson, Chere LeClair, Ilse-Mari Lee, Terry Leist, Mary Jane McGarity, Dan Miller, Bob Mokwa, Jennifer Thomson, Doralyn Rossmann, Tricia Seifert, Steve Swinford, Kim Obbink, Craig Ogilvie, Kellie Peterson, Sarah Shannon, Cody Stone, Amber Vestal, Kristof Zaba, Jacob Zink


  1. Call to Order
    President Waded Cruzado

    President Waded Cruzado called meeting to order at 8:30am.

  2. Approval of Minutes for October 5, 2023

    Dean Ilse-Mari Lee moved to approve minutes; seconded by Terry Leist. The minutes were approved unanimously.

  3. University Wide Information/Announcements

    President Cruzado welcomed Fran Albrecht, new President & CEO of the MSU Alumni Foundation.

  4. Public Comment

    There was no public comment offered.

  5. New Items
    1. Affiliated Conflict of Interest Policy Revision
      Justin Arndt, Chief Compliance Officer

      Justin Arndt shated they amended section 530.1, 631k and 632. Suggestion was made to update title to: Conflict of Interest Policy revision. 
    2. Draft update of Strategic Plan
      Chris Fastnow, Director, Office of Planning & Analysis

      Chris Fastnow shared minimally or non-substantive updates to the strategic plan. 

      Tracy Ellig moved to vote on updates to the strategic plan today. The motion was seconded by Provost Bob Mokwa. Motion carried unanimously to proceed with a vote. 

      Tracy Ellig moved to implement the policy; Terry Leist seconded. The updates were adopted unanimously. 
  6. Informational Items
    1. Research Misconduct Policy Update
      Justin Arndt, Chief Compliance Officer

      Justin Arndt shared administrative updates from the federal office of Research Integrity’s policy audit.

    2. Fall Institutional Report
      Chris Fastnow, Director, Office of Planning & Analysis

      Chris Fastnow shared updates pertaining to faculty, staff, and student retention.
  7. Updates

    Campus executives shared updates around the table. Meeting adjourned on 9:50am. 

NOTE:  The next University Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM in SUB, Room 235.