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ISSUE DATE: June 19, 2000


Budget Update


Awards, Honors and Recognition


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Budget Update


A Contribution by Vice President Johanna D'Aleo (Administration)

Last month
The Legislature passed the State University of New York budget bills and a debt reform bill. The bills were generally as expected. Major changes in the Executive Budget are as follows.

State-operated campuses: $5.1 million was added to the operating budget, with this distribution specified:

$2.7 million more for the Educational Opportunity Program,
$1.1 million more for child care,
$1 million for new academic achievement scholarships,
$0.5 million for a Marine Disease and Pathology Research Consortium,
$275,000 less for charter schools.

Additionally, it was specified that:

$1 million in Mission Review funds must be used for full-time faculty;
A Priority Needs lump sum be allocated as $5.6 million for campus operations and $3.3 million for contingency, with a five-day subsequent notice of any allocation from this account;
A lump sum available for distribution will be $23.6 million for collective bargaining and $14 million for sponsored research and enrollment growth, $3.4 million of which must be used for additional full-time faculty. Before the Trustees can approve the campus allocations under the Performance Based Budget System, there must be a public review process concerning the proposed allocation, to be completed five days prior to Trustees' approval.

In the meantime:

$12 million was added to the Stabilization Fund to allow campuses to spend this year's available revenue,
$10 million was added to the Dormitory Income Fund,
$500,000 was added for Cooperative Extension,
$21 million was added to the State University Tuition Reimbursable Account to allow expenditure of 2000-01 anticipated revenue related to enrollment increases.

Community colleges:

$12.9 million was added to base operating aid, which relates to the $125 per student increase;
$3.1 million was added to restore the Fashion Institute of Technology chargeback;
$3.2 million was added for full-time faculty lines;
$1 million was added for contract courses;
$880,000 was added for child care.

Last week It was announced that each SUNY campus (including four-year colleges and two-year technical and specialized schools) will receive an increase of about $1.6 billion (5 percent) for the upcoming academic year. SUNY administrators configured campus allocations based on enrollment, research projects and other factors. The SUNY Board of Trustees will vote on these allocations this week. SUNY New Paltz is likely to receive $40,969,000 for 2000-01, an increase of $1,451,000 (3.7 percent more than this academic year).

*As of the printing of this publication, the pay bills for Civil Service Employees Association and Management Confidential and the revisions for United University Professions have not yet been passed.



... Correction: Jeffrey Hurrin (formerly Residence Life) is assistant vice president for student affairs at Seton Hall University.

... At the 113th commencement ceremony, President Roger Bowen was pleased to recognize the first 21 graduates of the master of business administration program, the first 10 graduates of the master in nursing program from our extension site at Adirondack Community College, and the first 17 graduates of the combined bachelor/master of science in education inclusion program.

... Central Stores is open for sales until June 30 for those who still have funds available. It will reopen on or before July 17. Please call Kim Bronner (Administrative Services) at x3270 with any questions.

... A representative from Staples Business Advantage will be on campus on Tuesday, June 20 to provide informational/training sessions regarding online and fax ordering processes alternate means of procuring office supplies previously obtained from Central Stores. Application packets will be available for those who do not have the American Express Procurement Card which is necessary for these Staples purchases. Sessions will be held in Lecture Center 104 from 9 - 10:15 a.m. and 1 - 2:15 p.m.

... 2000-01 faculty/staff parking decals can now be purchased for $10 at the parking violations office, Service Building, open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This fee entitles you to two parking decals if you are registering two vehicles. At original purchase time, additional decals are $3 apiece. Hang tags cost $1 each. To renew registration of a previously-registered vehicle by mail, please enclose a check payable to SUNY New Paltz, your social security number and vehicle plate numbers. To register a new vehicles by mail, include with the above items a copy of the vehicle registration. Direct additional questions to Linda Orton (University Police) at x3347.

... Thanks to Big V/Shoprite Supermarkets and SUNY New Paltz, there will once again be Independence Day fireworks on campus. The fields beyond the pond open for picnickers (no alcohol) at 5 p.m., and fireworks begin at dusk on Sunday, July 2. Refreshments will be sold and additional entertainment provided. Rain date is Monday, July 3.

... Need a workout? Take your pick.


Awards, Honors, and Recognition

President Emerita Alice Chandler has been appointed interim president of Ramapo College of New Jersey, in Mahwah. "She is an experienced, successful president," said Robert A. Scott, Ramapo's previous president, "and with her reputation for leadership in both global education and liberal arts education, will continue Ramapo's commitment to those areas." Chandler said, "Ramapo, with its interdisciplinary and international programs, is a college for the 21st century. I look forward to the prospect of leading the College into the future." Her term of office ends June 30, 2001. Scott, who presided over Ramapo for 15 years, will become president of Adelphi University on July 15.

Loyd Lee (History) was invited by the College Board and the World History Association to join a national planning committee to develop a curriculum for summer institutes being held at eleven sites throughout the country. In New York City from August 14 -26, Lee will be co- conducting one of these institutes which were developed for secondary teachers who will lead new advanced placement courses in world history. Additionally, Lee, a Highland resident, was honored in March by the Lloyd Town Board with a certificate of community appreciation acknowledging publication of his latest book, World War II: Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century.

Bill Long (College Auxiliary Services), Nick Lyons (Administration) and K.C. Stevens (Telecommunications/Administrative Services), who organized the Second Annual SUNY New Paltz Golf Tournament at the Nevele Grande Resort, recently presented the SUNY New Paltz Foundation with a $12,000 check for funding student scholarships. Seventy-six golfers participated in this year's event, up from last year's 44, resulting in a $2,000 increase over last year's proceeds.

Thanks to generous donors and buyers, the Friends of the Sojourner Truth Library spring book sale generated more than $2,200. All proceeds benefit the Library. Donations of used books in good condition are accepted by the Friends year-round to stock future sales, so please contact Barbara Petruzzelli (Sojourner Truth Library) at x3677 or Dolores Kilmer (Telecommunications) at x3673 if interested.


Alumni in the news

Five May graduates Jeremy James Cooke, Shoshanah Harvey, Jessica Lynn Nadolny, Erin Marie Osborn and Reyna Payero were presented by SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King the 2000 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. This is the second largest number of recipients from a SUNY campus this year (Stony Brook had seven). This tradition initiated by Chancellor John W. Ryan acknowledges students who are outstanding academically and have achieved national or international recognition in such areas as varsity athletics, community service, the arts, entrepreneurship and career achievement. Cooke has been recognized for service as president of the National Electrical Engineering Society and vice president of the New Paltz chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Harvey served as vice president of market research for the New Paltz chapter of the American Marketing Association. Nadolny, who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the fall 1999 semester, was named to the All-New York State Soccer Team and the Northeast Regional All- America Team for her skill on the soccer field. Osborn has had artwork displayed in seven exhibitions and has been a volunteer art teacher at a battered women's shelter. Payero received the United Federation of Teachers Shanker Scholarship and the Limpton Scholarship, and has been an Alliance for Minority Participation Scholar and a participant in the College - Science and Technology Entry Program. Each awardee received a certificate and a Chancellor's Medallion to wear at commencement, was paid tribute at an Outstanding Student Reception held at the Terrace Restaurant on commencement day, and was also acknowledged in the commencement program. President Roger Bowen recommended to the Chancellor's Office nine superb New Paltz students for the award this year. Nominations were screened by a System Administration Committee.


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