Board of Trustees meets, announces new VP of Development

The university’s Board of Trustees met on Friday (October 9), as well as several board committees. Here’s a rundown of what actions they took.

Monica Delisa announced as new Vice President for Development

The University of South Carolina has named Monica Delisa as its new Vice President for Development. Delisa comes to UofSC from Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she has been Vice President for University Advancement since 2014.

Board issues variety of approvals

The Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee recommended approval, which the full board confirmed, of voluntary separation programs for five colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Engineering and Computing, College of Information and Communications and the College of Social Work. The programs are cost-savings measures that incentivize employees to voluntarily separate from the university. The total savings from the programs is $13.3 million through 2023.

The full board also approved recommendations from the Academic Excellence and Student Experience Committee, who met in September, the recommendation from the Governance Committee that the Board of Trustees policies be amended to reflect the new committee structure and committee names, the refunding of some state institution bonds, and the minutes from board and committee meetings in 2020.

Contracts granted authorization

The Governance Committee recommended approval, which the full board confirmed, of several contracts:

  • An MOU addendum between Prisma Health Upstate and the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville, which confirms cost of personnel and non-personnel services that Prisma Health Upstate provides to the university.
  • A service agreement between Academic Partnerships, LLC and USC Aiken, which is a revenue-generating extension of a 2017 agreement to market and recruit for USC Aiken online programs. The contract’s estimated net revenue is $3.15 million through January 2024.
  • An academic collaboration agreement between the College of Engineering and Computing and the National University of Science & Technology in Oman. This is a revenue-generating to jointly develop and offer dual degree undergraduate programs over five years, with an estimated $7.9 million in revenue.
  • A contract addendum between University Housing and the Spring Hill Suites Marriott renewing the rental of rooms for the month of October, which can be used for isolation and quarantine needs of students who have been exposed to or contracted COVID-19.
  • A renewal of the existing fleet management vehicle lease agreement between the UofSC system and the State of South Carolina

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