efficiency program, established in 1992, has resulted in an annual
savings of $2.5 million.
in 1994, this program provides 100 percent mortgages through four banks to employees
purchasing homes in the immediate University neighborhood, thereby eliminating
the need for a down payment. With the University as guarantor, the home buyer
does not need to purchase mortgage insurance.
pay for the lowest-paid employees was increased in 2001 as part of an overall
effort to improve staff salaries. Through this program, the base-pay minimum
will rise to $9.01 per hour by 2003.
in 1996, the Zone Management Program moved the maintenance and repair functions
of the University from a remote, off-campus site to strategically placed sites
Powers for Public Safety
1995 the Department of Public Safety was granted additional authority to deal
with campus crime. The governor signed the enhanced-authority bill into law
as part of an overall effort to better support the teaching and learning environment
on private college campuses. Other public safety improvements include a zoned
patrol system, bike patrols, a South Campus public safety station, and parking
The University has made gains in staff diversity,
though the progress has been slower than with faculty.
Faculty diversity has increased during the past 10 years in
tandem with an increasingly diverse student body. SUís percentage
of underrepresented groups among the faculty is close to the average
at colleges and universities across the country.