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News Release (May 3, 1968)


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News Release (May 3, 1968)
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News Release New College, For Immediate Release; 1 - 183 - 5/3/68
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. RELEASE NEW COLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 1 183 -5/3/68 813 / 355-7131 Ref.: Furman c. Arthur FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SARASOTA--New College trustees Friday authorized signing of a contract for operation of the college's East Campus facilities as a continuing education center for business and government execu-tives. At the same time, they also authorized the college administration to proceed with the appointment of an architectural firm to design new facilities on the West Campus for the undergraduate students who are now living on the East Campus. President John Elmendorf also won approval of the college's "austerity" budget for the coming fiscal year. He described the budget as part of a broad program to give sounder financial footing for the college. Following the meeting which ended at noon Friday, college officials met with representatives of Conference Service Corporation of New York to sign the contract for management of the new educational center on the East Campus. more


NEW COLLEGE Page 2 Opening of the center, which will be known as The New Colleg e Executive Conference Center for Continuing Adult Education, is scheduled for mid-1969. The Miami architectural firm of Pancoast, Ferendino and Grafton was selected by the trustees to develop plans for n e w residential and academic buildings on the West, or Palmer Campus to accommodate 300 students. Cost of the new facilities is estimated at $1.5 million, including site development, and trustees directed the colleg e adminis tration to proceed with construction, insofar as possible on a pay-as-you-go basis, and to seek new capital funds for the work. The Pancoast firm, which will design the new buildings, earlier had been employed to develop a master plan for the college s West Campus. The budget approved for the 1968-69 academic year will put the college on an "austerity" basis, said Dr. Elmendorf. He said that the college predicts that it must operate on this level for at least the next four or five years. "We have taken three major steps this year to improve our financial condition and make it possible to operate without almost unattainable annual fund-raising demands," said Dr. Elmendorf. "First, we have agreed to utilize our East Campus as a continuing education center, as it was originally intended to be. This should provide income that will offset operating and carrying charges of the East Campus, with some excess to be applied to our other educational operations," he said. more


NEH COLLEGE Page 3 "The second step is to put future building of the campus on a pay-as-you-go basis, which will mean that we will eliminate the heavy carrying charges that would be imposed by building with borrowed money," said the president. "Our third step," he added, "was to develop a realistic plan for providing quality education at the lowest cost po 'ssible. We will continue to seek innovative methods to achieve this end. The Ford Foundation recognized our continuing efforts in this direction by their recent $600,000 grant." At the meeting, the following trustees were re-elected for three-year terms: George G. John Elmendorf, Robert H. Fite0 Gifford G. Hale, Mrs. William B. Kip, Benton w. Powell, and Dr. w. D. Sugg. Elected as a new Honorary Fellow was Dr. Alberto Gainza Paz, whose term as a trustee has expired. Re-elected as trustee officers were Dallas W. Dart as chairman; Benton w. Powell, treasurer; Robert B. VanSkike Jr., secretary; Sumner B. Emerson, chairman of the Executive Committee; and David B. Lindsay Jr. and Herman E. Turner, members-at-large of the Executive Committee. Harlow J. Heneman was elected first vice chairman and Dr. Howard E. Spragg second vice chairman of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Elmendorf was re-elected president of the college; Paul D. Davis, vice president and assistant secretary, and Charles c. Harra assistant treasurer and business manager. 30 -

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