Back Board Meeting: Thu November 14, 2019

Memphis Scholars

Board Meeting

Date and Time

Thursday November 14, 2019 at 12:30 PM CST


90 W. Olive Ave., Room 111

Memphis Scholars Board of Director Meetings typically take place on the second Thursday of the month (unless otherwise posted) at 12:30pm Central Time. The Board Meetings are hosted at Memphis Scholars Florida-Kansas (90 W. Olive St. Memphis, TN 38106) room 111. Visit this link to see the Board of Directors calendar and see the next meeting. To attend remotely, use this call-In number: (419)853-6092; PIN ‪443 931 707#‬.

Non-Trustees are invited to attend as observers.  If you would like to speak at a Memphis Scholars Board Meeting you must email James Dennis ( prior to the meeting to ensure a public comments section is added to the agenda.    


  Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 12:30 PM
A. Record Attendance and Guests   Steven Sanders 1 m
B. Call the Meeting to Order   Reggie Manning 1 m
C. August Board Meeting Approve Minutes Steven Sanders 1 m
Approve minutes for Board Meeting on August 8, 2019
D. September meeting Approve Minutes Reggie Manning 1 m
Approve minutes for Board Meeting on September 19, 2019
E. September Finance Committee Meeting Approve Minutes Nycole Alston 2 m
Approve minutes for Finance Committee Meeting on September 10, 2019
F. October Academics Committee Meeting Approve Minutes Kela Jones 2 m
Approve minutes for Academic Excellence Committee Meeting on October 22, 2019
G. October Strat Planning and Development Committee meeting Approve Minutes Cleo Griffin 2 m
Approve minutes for Strategic Planning & Development Committee Meeting on October 25, 2019
II. Strategic Planning & Development 12:40 PM
A. Vision Casting FYI Cleo Griffin 2 m
B. Student Ambassadors Discuss Kaneisha Lloyd 7 m
  • Program Introduction and Ambassador Initiative - Student Ambassadors 
  • Proposal and Solicitation - Kaneisha Lloyd, Director, Communications and External Relations 
C. Fundraising Briefing Discuss Kaneisha Lloyd 10 m
  • Case for Support/Beginning Stages 
  • Fiscal Year Goals
  • Review Funding Plan
D. Q&A/Open Discussion Discuss Cleo Griffin 10 m
E. The Importance of Your Why Discuss Kaneisha Lloyd 5 m
  • National Philanthropy Day Celebration/Activity
  • Board Engagement Form
III. Academic Excellence 1:14 PM
A. Q1 Academic Results Discuss Janai Douglas 10 m
Discuss Interim 1 and other leading indicators
IV. Finance 1:24 PM
A. Q1 Financials and September Financials FYI Angela Goodin 5 m
V. Other Business
VI. Closing Items 1:29 PM
A. Adjourn Meeting Vote 2 m