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_Gf>ecentbei 1973 Vision_, Risk Asked ih' President A call for VIsionary risk-taking for New College was sounded by President Arland F. Christ -Janer to trustees at their November meeting. In his first report to the board, President Christ-Janer said that the college is at a crucial point in its life and that the same spirit of adventure the institution's founders had is needed now to safeguard the quality of the college from erosion. "The college must move from crisis to planning," said Dr. ChristJaner as he out! ined some of the needs of the college: Program strengthening and development with some faculty additions, salary increases for faculty and staff, increased scholarship funds, rehabilitation and refurbishing of buildings, increased educational equipment and facilities, travel funds for faculty and student scholars, funds for research grants, added support staff, and general improvement of the physical campus. He said that everything is in place for providing for these needs through "drastic action," citing the quality of the New College program, the faculty, students and staff, its alumni, the many friends of the college, and the local and national interest that has been shown in the college. "What we need are imaginative proposals about how we can meet the financial requirements of the immediate future and of the longer range span," he said. Trustees took the unusual move of reorganizing their scheduled agenda to make the president's report the keynote of their two-day meeting. They devoted most of their committee meetings and full board sessions to dealing with issues raised by the president. In addition to urging renewed trustee leadership in giving and influencing others to give, Dr. Christ-Janer suggested that trustees might develop a fund, through special gifts, that might be invested in high yield programs. He also suggested a specially-secured loan to the college that would allow the college to "buy time to meet the future on our terms." Saying that without a strong infusion of funds, "there is literally no other way to budget for 1974 -75 in a strong educational way," he added that it is possible to balance any budget but the college cannot and should not operate at an educational deficit. Alumni Association Formed; Trustees Told Of Goals New College alumni have their own organization the New College Alumni Association incorporated in Georgia, I icensed in Florida and operating with a temporary slate of officers and directors. Association President John M. Cranor '67, who was named to head the ad hoc committee charged with setting up the association, reported to the trustees of New College in November on the group's formation and goals. Cranor said that the group was formed following a meeting of alumni present at the first general reunion held on campus in June 1972. Cranor is chairman of the founding governing board, as established by the incorporating act, and he will temporarily direct the organization until a representative election system can be set up, probably by September. Serving with Cranor on the ad hoc committee were Wendy and David Moore, Frank Ceo, Sue Daugherty, Barbara Sieborowski, Gary Moriello, Maureen and Dennis Kezar, Bobbie Luther, Edna and Lawrence Paulson, Paul Adomites, Ann Hart, and Lawrence Alexander. Cranor told the trustees that alumni had provided for an organization in order to identify, organize and direct alumni participation in and contributions to the New College community. "We plan to qevelop comprehensive plans of action which will ensure cooperative efforts, which will effectively utilize alumni as additional resources of New College, and which will establish realistic goals consistent with the overall thrust of the college developmental and educational efforts," said Cranor. He suggested to the trustees that there are five major areas in which alumni could effectively participate in the college life: 1. Social and informational organization of alumni This would include planning reunions, assisting with the collection of data for and pub! is hi ng of the alumni directory, assisting with the alumni newsletter, and providing data for alumni demographics which could be useful to college efforts. 2. Financial support for the college. Alumni could help through direct financ1al support, through the identification of prospective donors, and through cooperative appeals to donors, corporations, foundations and individual donors. 3. Assistance to the Office. By helping identify prospective students, in contacting or doing follow-up work with such students, and through providing information to candidates, alumni could be a vital resource. It was noted that some alumni would need updating on college information in order to work effectively in this area. 4. Assistance in off-campus study. Since this is now a major part of the educational program, alumni could help by making arrangement for off-campus study with corporations, (continued on next page) ---------------------------------------------------------1 ALUMNI DIRECTORY It finally happened! New College has gotten too large. Not the present student body, but the alumni. This year for the first time, a charge will have to be made for copies of the alumni directory. Printing and mailing costs for 800 alumni finally began to tell on the budget. The buck we have to charge for the 1974 directory still doesn't really cover costs; it will help. Use the coupon on the other side to order your copy, which should be ready by February. If you can't send a buck or don't want the directory, at least mail in the coupon so everyone knows where you are. I I I I
Daniel M. Raft ... associated with the Texas Law Review Washington Project in a study of the Atomic Energy Commission. Nominated by the Class of 1973. 3803 Montrose Driveway, Chevy Chase, Md. 20015. Jeanne Rosenberg ... completing her work in film at the School of Cinematography at the University of Southern California. Nominated by the alumni as their representative. 115 Park Place, Venice, CA 90291. Thomas R. Todd, Jr ... associated with a leading Atlanta law firm. Elected by the trustees as their choice to represent alumni. He is now Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Arnall, Golden & Gregory, Fulton Federal Building, Atlanta, GA 30303. Your Alumni Trustees David Z. Young .. .first year student, Harvard Medical School Nominated by Class of 1972 75 Ocean Drive East, Stamford, Conn. 06902. New College Trustees are authorized to elect five alumni to membership on that board and four are presently serving terms of office. Their responsibilities include representation of both alumni and student body interests and concerns to the board Here is the way they are chosen. Each graduating class selects, through a Student Executive Committee supervised election, three nominees for alumni trustee representing their graduating class. Following commencement, the Trustee Nominating Committee selects one person who is voted on by trustees at their November meeting for a three-year term. At present there are representatives of the Classes of r-----------------------------------------------------------. ALUMNI DIRECTORY Please send me ___ copy (ies) of the 1973-74 Alumni Directory. 0 Here's my $1.00 each to help cover costs. Please send to: Name: _______________________________________________ __ Street or Mail Address:--------------------------------City:-----------State: _____ Zip: ___ 0 Here 's my buck and new address. Keep the directory. 0 Here's my new address. Return to Alumni Office, New College PO. Box 1898 Sarasota Fla. 33578 Send along any news about yourself -----------------------------------------------------------1972 and 1973 serving. This group will be filled out with a third representative in November 1974. A fourth trustee is chosen from the alumni at large by members of the Board of Trustees. Thomas R. Todd, Jr., '67 was chosen for a three year term in May 1972. He had previously served a three-year term representing his graduating class. The fifth alumni trustee is chosen from among nominations by all alumni. The recently formed Alumni Association has asked that it be allowed to handle this election in the future. Jeanne Rosenberg was elected by all alumni for a three-year term in the first election. (continued from page 1) municipalities and educational institutions. Later, when such arrangements are made, alumni could be helpful following up with housing, transportation and general information. 5. Assistance with career counseling. S ince a greater percentage of graduates are going directly into jobs after graduation, there is a need for career information. Alumni could supplement the work of the Student Affa irs Office in this area by helping to share career experiences and identifying employment possibilities. This might include career symposiums on campus. Serv ing on the temporary governing board along with Cranor, are Bobbie Luther, vice chairman; Thomas R Todd, Jr., sec retarytreasurer; Barbara Sieborowski, Charles F. Raeburn, W illiam A. Chadwick, Nicholas Munger, and Jeanne Rosenberg, directors.