The UAB National Alumni Society (NAS) is currently seeking nominations for the NAS Board of Directors. This spring, a nominating committee appointed by the NAS Board of Directors will review nominees for directors-at-large. These positions are for three-year terms commencing in October 2015. The board nominating committee will recommend to the Board of Directors nominees whom it considers best qualified for these positions. The active membership will elect the new directors at the NAS Annual Meeting scheduled for June 19, 2015.
Download the 2015-16 Board of Directors Nomination Form HERE.
The ATF met Friday and reviewed three responses to our RFP. Two firms submitting responses were chosen to participate in an interactive, internet based (i.e. GoToMeeting) virtual interview with the task force as soon as possible. The two firms to be interviewed include OSKR and College Sports Solutions. Both are partnering with regional accounting firms as requested by the Task Force. It is the intent of the committee to award the work to one of the two firms by the end of next week. Both of the firms to be interviewed have stated the work can be completed within the timeframe requested by the task force.
The task force will soon be soliciting major donor irrevocable gift agreements that are contingent upon the reinstatement of football, rifle and bowling at UAB. Additionally, the task force is working to establish a web site to enable all potential donors to establish irrevocable gift agreements that are as well contingent upon the reinstatement of football, rifle and bowling at UAB and for fans to purchase season tickets that are refundable should the sports not be reinstated.
Finally, the task force and Clay Ryan have agreed that his role as liaison has been accomplished with respect to the daily work of the Task Force. It is now up to the Task Force to select a firm to aid it in fulfilling its charge from President Watts, and to work with that firm as it conducts its work. Mr. Ryan is available to the task force to address any questions or needs the Task Force may have that require guidance or assistance from President Watts or the UAB administration. The task force has agreed to submit regular written reports so that the University’s leadership is updated on the progress of the Task Force.
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In spite of the snow, the SACS-COC reaffirmation committee's visit this week was a great one for UAB. This was an opportunity to showcase our campus, programs and people, and to receive invaluable feedback and thoughtful guidance from the SACS-COC delegation to bolster our efforts for continual improvement.
We have so much of which we should be proud, and the reaccreditation process and the reaffirmation committee's review have been very positive. I am pleased and want to thank the SACS-COC team for their thorough and professional review of third-party comments and our compliance with the Principles of Accreditation, as well as our Quality Enhancement Plan.
While the committee's report is preliminary and will not be final until reviewed and approved by the SACS-COC Board of Trustees, we could not have hoped for a better outcome at this point in the process. In its review of UAB's adherence to the Principles of Accreditation, the committee requires no follow-up, and no formal recommendations were necessary for our Quality Enhancement Plan. The committee also reported finding no compelling evidence of noncompliance regarding the Principles of Accreditation in third-party comments.
I would like to thank everyone at UAB who worked so hard to prepare for this visit, as well as those who rearranged their schedules at the last minute due to weather; it was important that the visiting team was able to meet with people whom they selected.
These preliminary outcomes are a testament to the amazing work being done daily by the UAB community. We should all be very proud of this institution and the hard work that has gone into this important process.
At UAB, we know that knowledge is a powerful thing to create and share. Our university's impact on education, health care, and quality of life cuts across classes, cultures, and continents and reaches from Birmingham out to the far corners of the globe where our alumni teach, lead, and serve. Each day, and with every new graduate, that reach grows.
This year, we are continuing to visit your communities to see firsthand how the knowledge cultivated at UAB is changing your world.
Registration opens at 4:00 p.m. and the race begins at 6:00 p.m. at the UAB National Alumni Society House at 1301 10th Avenue South (next to Snoozy's).