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2010 News Releases

Longwood Board of Visitors approves naming of new Clinical Simulation Lab for Dr. Edward I. Gordon

September 14, 2010

The Longwood University Board of Visitors during its meeting Sept. 10-11 took the following actions:

  • approved naming the new clinical simulation lab for benefactor Dr. Edward I. Gordon. In August 2009, Dr. Gordon donated $1 million to fund the Clinical Simulation Learning Center for the new nursing program. This is the largest gift from a local donor in the history of the university. A plaque honoring Dr. Gordon's late wife, Loretta, will be dedicated at a later date.
  • approved allocating up to $1,173,116 from the university's General Auxiliary Reserve Fund for completing architectural drawings for the new technology center in French Hall ($1,017,528) and for increasing the marketing budget ($155,588).
  • approved proceeding with a performance contract for energy management. With the assistance of the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Longwood has entered into a relationship with Honeywell Corporation as an energy services company (ESCO). Through the state's Energy Performance Contracting program, ESCO will work with state agencies to identify improvements to equipment and systems that can reduce energy usage and cost.
  • approved a new policy for Video Surveillance (Policy 1014) and revised the policy for Inclement Weather/Campus Emergency Closings (Policy 5220).
  • approved an emergency plan for the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. The plan, developed over five years, seeks to protect human life and property (art collection and facilities) associated with and managed by the LCVA.
  • approved the 2011 Audit Plan.
  • approved an updated Internal Audit Department Charter. The charter had not been updated since 1999.
  • affirmed new faculty appointments.
  • affirmed resolutions praising the service of former Board members George W. Dawson, Robert E. Frye Sr., and Dr. Helen P. Warriner-Burke, whose terms ended June 30. The rector, John B. Adams Jr., presented a framed copy of the resolution to Dr. Warriner-Burke, a Longwood alumna who served on the Board for eight years and was rector last year. The other two former members were not in attendance.