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Date Posted: Mon, November 15 2004, 16:01:18
Author: FoUTASportscaster
Subject: Re: A Different Vision
In reply to: Duck 's message, "A Different Vision" on Mon, November 15 2004, 7:21:09

Can't wait to hear the specifics.

>As Secretary of the Athletics Alum group, I have had
>to prepare the minutes of our monthly meetings. The
>recent meeting with Pres. Spaniolo was no exception,
>so I had over an hour of his give-and-take with our
>members on tape that I had to reduce to writing. This
>has given me a unique opportunity to review and try to
>better understand his vision for the University. It
>took me several hours, but I think maybe now I am
>getting a better grasp of where he intends to take the
>Without getting too deep into the details, I think it
>is fair to say that he envisions a rather
>comprehensive re-tooling of our communications,
>marketing and development leadership. There has been
>ample evidence that he has been working hard to
>upgrade these areas. (There are by my count at least
>3 new VPs.)
>After I get back corrections and additions to my draft
>of the meeting minutes, I will probably post some of
>his remarks on the football website, so you can see
>what I am talking about.
>Until then, suffice it to say that he is laying the
>ground work to bring about significant changes in the
>culture of UTA and the surrounding community. The
>amount of time that it is expected to take still
>frustrates me, but I am getting to understand it will
>take some doing to lay the groundwork to allow us to
>be successful in a year or two, when we start that
>long-awaited capital campaign.
>I'm still convinced that Athletics Expansion/Football
>needs to be a part of any successful capital campaign,
>but hey, that's just my opinion.

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