All-College Forum Announces College's Financial Position

Byline: April Davila

Posted: November 21, 2010

On Thurs, Nov. 11, at the Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology, President Lorna Duphiney Edmundson announced Wilson College's financial position during the All-College Forum.

According to Edmundson, the audit report board approved recommendations from the Oct. 25 dateline to include a two percent increase for worker's pay rate and financing of the 2015 Strategic Plan. Edmundson says, "The story is one you helped create. The whole college worked together to make these things happen."

Wilson's Current Financial Outlook

Edmundson announced that Wilson College jump-started the next five years in the right direction. Last year there was a strong financial result. In the 2010 fiscal year, Wilson raised $12.2 million. This nearly doubles the tuition revenue dollars for the campaign budget and raises the campaign total to $44 million. There remains one full year to raise and surpass the $45 million campaign goal.

Edmundson also reported on the board's audit approval over the weekend of Oct. 25. In an email titled "GOOD NEWS: Report on the Board's Actions this Weekend," she sent out, Edmundson writes "I am very happy to tell you that they approved our proposal for a two percent salary increase for employees."

Encouraging Students to Become Involved

Later on in the All-College Forum, Edmundson addressed the key to financial success. It is in finding individuals willing to participate in community finances. Edmundson says "this is why a lot of the work involves everyone present now, and we want to reach out to students so as to become familiar in participating in community projects of change." Debra Collins, Director of Communication at Wilson College, also speaks to this idea of participation. Collins says, "More students need to show up to these kinds of meetings. It is often encouraged that they do so, if they want to know whether their money and ideas come into what they suggested."

Last Updated: September 25, 2011

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