MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
In Open Session
The members of the board of directors of the University of Louisville Athletic Association, Inc. met on January 28, 2005, in the Jefferson Room, Grawemeyer Hall, with members present and absent as follows:
Present: Dr. James Ramsey, Chair
Mr. Bob Benson
Prof. Beth Boehm
Prof. William Cheadle
Ms. Bev Daly
Mr. Burt Deutsch
Prof. Richard Feldhoff
Mr. Owsley B. Frazier
Mr. Gordon Gahm
Prof. Brenda Hart
Mr. Tom Jurich, ex officio
Prof. Bruce Kemelgor
Mr. Ryan McKinley
Prof. Glenda Neely
Mr. Larry Owsley
Ms. Rebeccah Jo Schneider
Mr. Mike Seebert
Prof. Robert Stenger
Prof. Richard Stremel
Prof. Elaine Wise
Absent: Mr. Richard Emmett
Dr. Henry Enck
Dr. J. Blaine Hudson
Mr. Grant Helman
Mr. Sam Rechter
Dr. Shirley Willihnganz
University: Ms. Angela D. Koshewa
Mr. Mike Curtin
Mr. Kevin Miller
Ms. Julie Hermann
Mr. Gary Friedman
Mr. Kenny Klein
Mr. Jeff Spoelker
Ms. Kathleen Smith
Ms. Debbie Dougherty
I. Convene Meeting
Having determined a quorum present, Chair Ramsey called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.
II. Approval of Minutes
Mr. Frazier made a motion, which Mr. Seebert seconded, to approve the minutes of October 8, 2004, and the special meeting of December 21, 2004. The motion passed unanimously.
III. Report of the Finance & Budget Committee
Mr. Benson reported the Finance & Budget Committee approved the request for football season ticket prices for 2005, and Mr. Miller provided an overview of the second quarter budget analysis. Mr. Benson made a motion, which Mr. Deutsch seconded to approve the
Athletic Director’s recommendation that the Board of Directors approve for Football a season ticket package for 2005 as outlined below.
Category (5 games) (6 games)
Reserved $157 $192
Club/Suites $177 $222
Faculty/Staff $149 $180
L-Club $149 $180
Family Plan (4 tickets) $548 $648
Students $40 (5 @ $8) $48 (6 @ $8)
Student Guests $50 (5 @ $10) $60 (6 @$10)
Students $184 (23 @ $8) $192 (24 @ $8)
Single Game Reserved $28/$45 $32
The motion passed unanimously.
IV. Report of the Athletic Director
Mr. Jurich reported that the men’s and women’s basketball teams are off to a great start. Football will
hold its signing date ceremony on February 2 at the Brown & Williamson Club. Mr. Jurich invited the
board members to attend.
Mr. Jurich reported the Big East Facilities Committee, appointed by the President has met. Mr. Jurich will send reference materials to the committee and will update the board as the committee’s work progresses.
Mr. Jurich asked Ms. Hermann for an update on the ongoing progressive efforts to build a rowing boathouse. She reported the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation has donated the land, and she currently is working on the project to raise community interest and money.
Upon Mr. Jurich’s request, Ms. Koshewa provided a briefing on issues with Clear Channel.
The A.D. reported the Patterson baseball field is progressing well; Kelly Construction has a done terrific job. He expected the natatorium to open late Summer, 2005.
Mr. Jurich said fundraising was almost complete for the Trager indoor football complex and the men’s and women’s basketball practice facility (Yum!). Mr. Jurich also acknowledged the creative ways the department has responded to the state budget issue (or lack of approved budget).
Mr. Jurich updated the Board on turning the Algood property into a multipurpose field for men’s and women’s soccer or lacrosse because it may be time for the University to formally put in place lacrosse as a sport. It is a very popular program in the country and building support in Louisville. The Big East Conference has great lacrosse teams. If UofL sponsors a lacrosse team, the Algood property would become the new home for that sport.
Mr. Jurich reported that he and Athletics staff have attended several meetings with Big East Conference personnel. The move to the Big East will bring better television coverage, and Mr. Klein has been working on a plan to capitalize on the broader recognition. Mr. Miller has nearly finished the 2005 football season schedule. Mr. Klein was very complimentary of WHAS TV, also noting there are a lot of joint ventures with the TV station, including the Cardinal Caravan during the summer.
Prof. Wise commended staff for broadcasting the games in Spanish since UofL has many Spanish-speaking transfer students.
V. Report of the Chairman
President Ramsey distributed a resolution for Mr. Jurich recognizing his strong leadership (copy available upon request). Mr. Deutsch recommended including information concerning Mr. Jurich’s accomplishments in the area of gender equity. The board of directors applauded Mr. Jurich for his many contributions and expressed deep gratitude to Mr. Jurich for his excellent leadership of the Athletics Department and his vision for all of Cardinal athletics to compete at the top level nationally. Mr. Benson concurred that Mr. Jurich has had many successes, especially the strong academic performance of our athletes. Prof. Stenger complimented Mr. Jurich and the Athletics staff for the recognition of honor roll students during half-time at a recent basketball game. Mr. Jurich expressed his gratitude to Prof. Wise for her leadership as FAR.
The meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.