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News Release (November 6, 1965)


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News Release (November 6, 1965)
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New College News Release, For Release Saturday Morning, November 6, 1965
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New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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.//NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE SATURDAY HORNING, NOVEHBER 6, 1965 The Board of Trustees of New College gave a strong vote of confidence yesterday (November 5) to the new president of the College, Dr. John Elmendorf. The action was one of a number taken by the Trustees during a two-day meeting at the College. The meeting one of two regularly scheduled each year was attended by twenty-three members of the Board. To back up their endorsement of the recommendations set before them by President Elmendorf for the operation and growth of New College, the Trustees ex-pressly declared their "firm intention" to obtain the financial support necessary for realizing the purposes and goals of the institution. The full text of the resolution follows: "We, the Trustees of New College, in our first annual meeting since the election of President Elmendorf, hereby express our satisfaction in the progress being made under his leadership. tve hereby reaffirm our responsibility for the life of the College given us by our Charter, and as evidence of our confidence in the goals and purposes of the College set before us by the President, declare our firm intention to obtain the financial support necessary to the realization of these goals as set forth in the projected budgets for 1966 and 1967." -more-


Page 2 -New College Trustees In another important action, the Trustees authorized the College to proceed,. on its East Campus, with construction of additional facilities designed by world-famed architect I. M. Pei. Mr. Pei came to SarasotJ Thursday to preseht his plans to the Board's Architectural and Land Use Committee. The new buildiLg will be adjacent to the Pei-designed housing courts that now serve as living quarters for the College's 172 students, David B. Lindsay, Jr., committee chairman, reported that working dralv ings and specifications for the new construction were schednlecl for completion !)y November 15 and that the project would go to bid as soon after that date as possible. Mr. Lindsay said the plans provide for a flexjlJle building that will have space for dining, classrooms, offices and social activities. On recommendation of the President, the Board adopted an bud3P-t slightly in excess of two million dollars for the year ending August 31, 1966. Several of the Board called attention to the fact that much of this budget would be spent in the local area and would serve as an important stimulus to the local economy. Also on recommendation of the President and the endorsement of the Educational Policy Committee, the Board authorized appointmen!: to the Nev1 College faculty of a professor of religious studies, as soon as a suitabJe person can be found. President Elmendorf said there was strong interest among the students in having a faculty member who was qualified to help them pursue their intellectual interest in religion. -more-


Page 3 -New College Trustees In other actions, the Board: --Extended thanks to l-trs. L. Alexander Vance and her many associates of the Woman's Library Association for their work during the past year in support of the College library. --Extended thanks to Mr. L. t.J. Horning, Mr. Edward H. Beattie, Jr., and Mr. Robert C. Bon Seigneur for their efforts during the past year in behalf of the various activities sponsored by The Friends of New College. --Accepted, regret, the resignation from the Board of Trustees of Donald lv. Webber of Auburn, Maine, Judge Hebber having informed the Board that the pressure of other responsibilities had made necessary his resignation. --Elected President Elmendorf a member of the Board. --Confirmed the Executive Committee designations of Paul D. Davis as Assistant Secretary of the Board, and Charles Harra as Assistant Treasurer. --Authorized the Executive Committee to proceed with plans for a formal inauguration ceremony for President Elmendorf at some suitable time within the next year. At an informal session on Thursday, the Trustees heard reports on the academic progress of New College by the three faculty division chairmen --Dr. Arthur R. Borden Jr. for Humanities, Dr. Rollin B. Posey for Social Sciences, and Dr. Peter F. Buri for Natural Sciences. Dallas Dort, vice chairman of the Board, served as presiding officer at the two-day meeting in the of Chairman Louis H. LaMotte, who was unable to attend. -30-

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