USD President's Report 1987

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University of San Diego 1987 President's Report

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Of Meaning and Identity

The University of San Diego is an independent Catholic institution of higher education located on 180 acres overlooking San Diego's Mission Bay. USD is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, values and community involvement. It is an institution which takes pride in the personalized approach it brings to the educational process. Chartered in 1949, USD enrolls more than 5,600 students who may choose from more than 50 under- graduate and graduate degree programs, ranging from marine sciences to business administration. The Univer- sity's academic units include the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Schools of Business Administration , Education, Law and Nursing. The School of Graduate and Continuing Education coordinates the graduate programs of all schools with the exception of the Law School. Throughout its history, USD has remained committed to the ideals of liberal education and to recognizing the dignity of men and women as human beings and as creatures of God. As a Catholic institution, the University is committed to examination of the Catholic tradition as the basis of a continuing search for meaning in contem- porary life. The 16th century Spanish architectural style of the campus buildings and beautiful campus grounds create a pleasant atmosphere for both students and visitors. USD offers a year-round calendar of concerts, art exhibitions and lectures open to the public. Its men's and women's sports teams compete against national opponents in I 5 sports.

Who are you? What do you stand for? No matter who we are-individuals, corporations, organizations-these two questions, above all , will trail us through life. I hear such questions frequently as the University of San Diego continues reaching out to new people. The two questions are not always asked as plainly as I put them. Sometimes they 're framed as questions about our curriculum or our funding base or what we mean by "values" or what kinds of jobs our graduates get. But make no mistake. Nearly all questions you can ask about the business or activities of an individual. a corpora- tion or a university can be reduced to just these two. That's why we decided in this President's Report to try to explain some of those aspects of USD's institutional identity that reveal most clearly our full institu- tional character. Public perception of certain aspects of our character-what it means to be a "Catholic university," for example-has been clouded by long-standing assump- tions not always borne out by fact. In other instances, such as our commit- ment to volunteerism , our character may be obscured because the public has insufficient information about the extent of what we do. That is why this President's Report presents a few specific elements of our identity as forcefully as we can- departing in the process from the usual narrative style of past President's Reports. Perhaps by letting the spotlight shine brightly and for a few moments each on separate aspects of USD's identity, our full character as an institution can be seen with the clarity and intensity it so richly deserves. ~he(.~ President • 3

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e all know what America stands for. How many of us know what our alma mater stands for? Ever wonder why some of the traditional values we used to learn on America's campuses don't seem to be a part of the picture anymore? Values like demanding the best of yourself and living up to standards of honesty and integrity that were once taught with enthusiasm seem to have fallen by the way- side. Most colleges and universities don't even pay them lip service. And if they do. they're apt to treat them like worthless remnants of another time. Only problem is. those traditional values are what got us where we are today. Values like doing your best for its own sake. not just where it will get you. Today. seems like everybody is just out to get what they can for them- selves. and sacrifice is a thing of the past. Which is why we think it's important for colleges to make a place for teaching values ... values that have stood the test of time. Values that can be lived each day. After all. if colleges don't try to do their part. we may never see the end of front-page stories about fallen heroes and people out to get whatever they can . . . people who sometimes have everything-except a sense of values. Putting values back on our campuses won't solve all our problems. But one thing's certain: we won't solve an if we don't try. t IS) Universily of 0an Die8o Life is what you put in. Not what you take out.

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e teach our students how thewest was won. Startingwith Plato. Ask many college students today about Western Civilization and they'll probably start talking about cowboys. cattle drives and the Pony Express. Not at the University of San Diego. That's because all our students get a heavy dose of the liberal arts-whether they're aiming for careers in accounting or careers in medicine. And there's a reason we want our students to study people like Plato. Aristotle, Hegel and other great thinkers of Western Civilization: they asked some of the most important questions about life that have ever been asked. Questions we're still grappling with today. Why ask students to confront 2.000-year-old questions that have never completely been answered . instead of just letting them study engineering or business or teaching? Because we believe that by making them confront age-old questions we help make them more capable. More capable of critical thinking. Of solid analysis. And of recognizing enduring values and ideals that have helped our civilization survive. And if we make them capable of those things. they'll have what it takes to make themselves capable engineers and accountants and teachers. t Universily of 0an Die30 We're passing on ideals. Not just information.



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O ur students celebrated inTijuana last weekend. so did the family whose house they built. Quite a few students today think college is just a big party or celebration . But at USD we encourage them to think otherwise. Maybe that's why last year 23 of our students went to Tijuana and built a place to live for Virginia Lopez and her 12 children. While other collegians were raising their glasses south of the border. ours were raising their consciousness about life in the Third World . Unusual dedication for college students? Not at USD. The fact is. our students spent more than 88,000 hours last year-IO years' worth-tackling volunteer projects out in the community. What's more. they did it with our help and support. Because USD believes altruism is an important value often overlooked in the quest for high grades and a high-paying job. Does a weekend of work change the world? Maybe not. but it can change the way our students look at life. They saw poverty first hand. But they also saw how having a place to live brings real joy to the life of a child . Our students didn't learn any lessons in the library that weekend . Because they were busy learning an important lesson of life. t Universily of San Die30 We're interested in character. Not just course credits.

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hen the state of 1srael wanted to write a new constitution, it came to San Diegds only catfiolicuniversity. Surprised? You 're not alone. Ask many San Diegans and they 'll probably tell you the University of San Diego is a Catholic university interested almost exclusively in the Catholic world. Not so. True, USD does try to live out its Catholic heritage. But that heritage gives us special responsibilities to reach out to all types of people. not just Catholics. Which is one reason we hosted a group of constitutional law scholars from the world 's only Jewish state last fall for a two-day conference at USD's Law School. They came here to talk to American legal scholars while working on a new Israeli constitution . We were honored to host them because, while we're a Catholic university, we're made up of people from numerous cultural and religious backgrounds. Our financial support. too, comes from friends of all kinds. The fact is, we strive to reach out to the community at large, whether it's ecumenical outreach to our friends in San Diego .. .or international outreach to our colleagues in Israel. t Universily of cl\an Diqp We're building bridges. Not barriers.

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hen USO students want to find their professor, they just go to class. In the rush to open the college gates to all. an important part of the educational process has sometimes gotten lost in the crowd: students. Not at the University of San Diego. Because here, the individual student is the force that drives the institution. Which means we work hard to keep our faculty in their place: teaching students in the classroom. At USD, our faculty is committed to the teaching/learning process ... at the undergraduate level as well as in our graduate programs. More than 90 percent have their doctorates. And they 're here because they believe what happens in their classrooms is too important to be left to teaching assistants or graduate students. What's more, they're just as committed to pursuing research and publishing the results. Not just to enliven their chances for a grant or a promotion .. . but to enliven their classrooms. After all. the way we see it if our faculty members don't try to make a difference in their classroom, how can we expect our students to try to make a difference in the world? t Universily of San Die8o We're professional teachers. Not teaching assistants.

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I f college was just a matter of what you studied, there'a be no tears at graduation. Life gives us far too few bittersweet moments when joy and tears flow freely into one. But a college graduation captures all those touching contrasts. Maybe that's because it makes us realize that college is more a milestone in life than a milestone of learning. It's about growing up: and growing wiser. Which makes it unfortunate that so few colleges - including some with great reputations-seem interested in their students' lives as well as their lessons. At the University of San Diego, however. we believe a great education has as much to do with learning to live as it does with learning to make a living. So we strive to address our students' social. emotional and spiritual growth along with their educational progress. After all , for all the money college costs students and their families, we think we owe our young people more than just a diploma and a shot at a high-paying job. What we owe them is a chance to grow into the people they really are. And as we look at it if we help them do that they won 't be the only ones to benefit. t {S) Universily of 0an Die8o We're interested in living. Not ;ust learning.

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USD law professor Michael Navin is named dean of the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa. Dr. Patrick Drinan. professor of political science, is the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the United Nations Association of San Diego on February 9. His address is titled "U.S.-Soviet Summitry."

1987 Highlights



The following is a sampling of the University of San Diego's highlights from 1987. Many other impor- tant happenings occurred during the past year, but those listed here provide an indication of the vitality of the USD community.

Dr. Larry Williamson . director and associate professor of communication studies. presents a paper entitled . " Nixon Agonistes: Rhetorical Style and the Press:· at the Sixth Annual Presidential Confer- ence at Hofstra University in New York.

USD announces establishment of a new graduate program designed to meet the growing demand for tax accountants with a legal background. The Master of Science in Taxation program requires students to enroll in courses offered in both the School of Business Administration and the School of Law. Legendary actress Helen Hayes is presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the annual President's Club dinner. The honorary degree recognizes Miss Hayes for her humanitarian , philanthropical and career contributions. San Diego's widely-respected Old Globe Theatre and USD announce a joint Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Arts program. The two-year program offers students practical theatrical work at the Globe and academic studies from the USD English department. Law professor Robert C. Fellmeth , director of the Center for Public Interest Law. is named state Bar Discipline Monitor by state Attorney General John Van De Kamp. For three years Fellmeth and his staff will monitor and evaluate the state bar discipline system and procedures. John G. McNamara. a 20-year veteran of higher education fund raising. is named vice president for university relations. He joins USD from Creighton University, where he spearheaded a campaign to raise $70 million for the university. Dr. Sheila Kammerman , an international social planning expert and a Columbia University professor, addresses a campus audience on the conflicts between work- ing and parenting. Dr. Edward F. DeRoche. dean of the School of Education. is appointed Commissioner to the San Diego County Bicentennial Commission for the cele- bration of the U.S. Constitution. February


USD's new University Center is dedicated. a two-story, 74 .500-square-foot building which centralizes student dining. meeting and activity spaces formerly scattered across campus.

James Buchanan, 1986 Nobel Prize winner in ecomonics. explains his approach to economics and his research during a campus visit. The men's basketball team earns a trip to the NCAA tournament for the second time in four years. The Toreros lose their first round tourney game. but Hank Egan's charges close the year with a 24-6 win- loss record . the best in school history.

A USD team of students finishes second in the annual American Trial Lawyers Association mock trial competitions held in Washington. D.C. The students competed against 119 teams from across the country. Sr. Maureen Cronin, associate provost. makes a presentation on the "Impact of the Strategic Defense Initiative on NATO: A Canadian View," at the Western Social Science Association's annual conference. Former Nixon adviser John Ehrlichman discusses the fall of the Nixon adminis- tration during a campus appearance. For the second year in a row. a team of graduate business students is declared grand champions of the International Collegiate Business Policy Games con- ducted at the University of Nevada-Reno.

Civil rights activist Abbie Hoffman discusses student activism during two campus addresses. Some 16 San Diego non-profit community service groups join together to assist the undocumented population in seeking amnesty under the new immigration law. The coalition's efforts are coordinated by Carol Hallstrom, program director of the USO-based San Diego Law Center. a joint venture of the University and the San Diego County Bar Association.

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The Deans' Ball. an annual event raises more than $80,000 for student and faculty programs. Kim and Marilyn Fletcher co-chaired the ball.

For the ninth consecutive year, USD's University of the Third Age, a learning and self-help program for those 55 years old and over, hosts an enthusiastic group of participants.

Seven Tel Aviv University law professors meet with their counterparts at USD to consider constitutional questions. The seven seek to help Israel establish its first constitution.

The chairwoman of the National Endow- ment for the Humanities, Lynne Cheney, tells a USD audience why a liberal arts training is increasingly valuable in the American corporate sector. Shopping center developer and USD trustee Ernest Hahn receives an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during 1987 commencement exercises. Hahn is honored for his philanthropic and civic commitments to San Diego and for his incorporation of high ethical standards into both his personal and professional life.


Dr. James Caltrider, assistant professor of management science, spends two months as a Fulbright Scholar lecturing in Montevideo, Uruguay. Dr. Perri Bomar, associate professor of nursing, is named recipient of the University of Akron's Mary Gladwin Alumni Award for excellence in research . Among her research projects: studies on hypertension in black couples, health promoting behaviors of expectant parents and effects of aerobic dancing on women's health. Enrollment reaches a record level- 5,660 students. The total is a 3.8 percent increase from fall , 1987. "Seeking Safe Ground: the Legal Situation of Central American Refugees in Mexico," the first comprehensive study of this problem, is co-published by the USD Mexico-U.S. Law Institute and the Uni- versidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. More than 200 children from the Linda Vista neighborhood join USD faculty, students and staff for a birthday party to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. September


The centerpiece of the University's new Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROfC) headquarters on campus is formally dedicated the Jack L. Adams Midshipman Wardroom. Adams is a long-time supporter of USD.

'The Play of Daniel." a 13th century liturgical drama, makes its San Diego debut on campus, featuring USD students, alumni and professors. U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese speaks about drugs in the corporate workplace and their connection with white collar crime during a campus address to USD's Corporate Associates organization . The group is composed of businessmen and businesswomen who support the University. San Diego's future growth is the subject of a highly-charged debate among com- munity representatives at the USDForum, the first in a series of public policy debates sponsored by the University.


USD's Theater Arts Department performs Thornton Wilder's "Our Town ," starring USD students and faculty. 'The Role of Leadership in Organizational Excellence" is the topic addressed by Dr. Dennis Briscoe, professor of management and personnel. during a lecture to the community. Fr. Nicolas Reveles. associate professor of music, performs Beethoven's First Piano Concerto in concert with the Monteverdi Chamber Orchestra at San Diego's Lyceum Theatre.


Dr. Janet Rodgers is named dean of the Hahn School of Nursing, replacing Dr. Irene Palmer, who returns to full-time teaching at USD. Dr. Rodgers most recently was professor and chair of the nursing department at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa .


George Feifer, an author and expert on the Soviet Union, presents a lecture entitled , " Love, Vodka , Laughter, Tears: A Look at Soviet Life Under the Surface."

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The first seven students enrolled in the new USD-Old Globe Master of Fine Arts program perform in their first production . A.R. Gurney·s "Scenes from American Life."

Summary of Gift Support

Degrees Awarded




USD once again received strong fi nancial support from its community of supporters during 1986-87, as more than 3.400 individuals. corporations and foun- dations contributed $4 .1 million to the University. The total boosts USD's gift income to some $29 million during this decade. Gift income supports the University's capital projects and the Annual Fund , which provides monies for student scholar- ships and high priority projects related to improving the teaching, research and service aspects of the USD educational experience. Among the year's fund raising highlights: Gifts to the Annual Fund totaled a record $1.7 million-a 21 percent increase from last year. Annual Fund gifts are especially significant because they generally are unrestricted. allow- ing the University to apply them to the areas of greatest need. Total alumni giving soared from $119,000 to $296,837. Law School alumni gifts increased by 60 percent. Gifts from corporations topped $400,000 for the second consecutive year. Gifts from parents increased by 83 percent.

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Total Assets (Dollars in millions)

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A Concise Process Handbook , a textbook authored by Dr. Dennis Clausen . professor of English . is nominated by McGraw-Hill Book Company for the Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize. an award given by the Modern Language Association for outstanding research publication in the field of English language and literature.

Dr. Allan Bloom, author of t he best seller. The Closing of the American Mind . headlines a daylong USD conference on ethics and leadership. A law created almost single-handedly by law professor Robert Simmons requiring all superior courts in the state to estab- lish teleconferencing programs is signed into law by California Governor George Deukmejian .

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USD's Community Choir presents Handel's 'The Messiah," Part I. at a public concert on campus.

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Administration Executive Officers President Author E. Hughes. Ph.D. Vice President and Provost

Trustees The Most Reverend Leo T. Maher (Bishop). San Diego Chairman of the Board Ernest W. Hahn. Rancho Santa Fe Vice Chairman of the Board Rev. Msgr. I. Brent Eagen , San Diego Secretary of the Board Frank D. Alessio, San Diego Manuel Barba , M.D.. San Diego Dee Baugh, San Bernardino Arthur B. Birtcher, San Juan Capistrano Allen J. Blackmore, Rancho Santa Fe C. Terry Brown. San Diego Robert T. Campion, Encino James W. Colachis. La Jolla Richard A. Cramer, La Jolla Daniel W. Derbes, Rancho Santa Fe Margaret R. Duflock, San Ardo Rev. Msgr. Richard F. Duncanson, San Diego Rev. Msgr. William E. Elliott, San Diego Patricia Howe-Ellison. San Francisco Anita V Figueredo, M.D., La Jolla Kim Fletcher, San Diego Steven P. Garvey, San Diego J. Philip Gilligan. San Luis Rey Jackson Wallace Goodall. Jr., Rancho Santa Fe

Financial Statement Statements of current unrestricted fund revenues, expenditures and transfers year ending August 31


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Revenues Tuition Government grants Private gifts, grants and other contracts Athletics, recreation and other

$35 ,045 ,492 526 ,253 651 ,6 13 I 58 ,386 36,38 1,744 9,405 ,343 1,247 ,589 47,034 ,676 32,982,9 18 7,616,860 3,278 ,687 43,878,465 3, I 56 ,2 I I 3,084 ,8 17 71,394 $ 572,887

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Sister Sally Furay, RSC) , Ph.D., J.D. Vice President for Financial Affairs John D. Boyce, B.E.E. Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Thomas F. Burke, M.A. Vice President for University Relations John G. McNamara, B.A. Deans Acting Dean. College of Arts and Sciences Carol A. Baker. Ph.D. Dean. School of Business Administration James M . Burns, D.B.A. Dean, School of Education Edward F. DeRoche, Ph.D. Dean , Philip Y. Hahn School of Nursing Janet A. Rodgers. Ph.D. Dean. School of Graduate and Continuing Education Raymond S. Brandes. Ph.D.

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Sales and services of auxiliary enterprises Other sources Total Revenues Expenditures and Mandatory Transfers Educational and general Auxiliary enterprises Mandatory transfers for debt service and matching grants Total Expenditures for Mandatory Transfers Excess of Revenues Over Expenditures

and Mandatory Transfers Nonmandatory Transfers Net Increase in Fund Balance Current Unrestricted Fund Balance


Dean , School of Law Sheldon Krantz. J.D. Dean , Academic Services Cynthia A. Villis, Ph.D.

Charles M. Grace, Los Angeles Bruce R. Hazard. San Diego Author E. Hughes. San Diego Peter J. Hughes, La Jolla Edmund L. Keeney, M.D.. La Jolla Douglas F. Manchester, La Jolla


Expenditures and Mandatory Transfers


Ronald N. Mannix. Calgary, Alberta . Canada Sr. Anne O'Neil. RSC), St. Louis, Missouri George M. Pardee, Jr., La Jolla Sr. Gertrude Patch. RSC). Kansas City, Missouri

The University of San Diego is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Program accreditations include: Philip Y. Hahn School of Nursing-National League for Nursing. School of Business Administration-American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. School of Law-American Bar Association and the State of California. School of Education-Authorized by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing of the State of California to recommend candidates for Multiple Subject and Single Subject teaching credentials. the Bilingual Specialist and the Specialist in Special Education credentials, and the Administrative Services and Pupil Personnel Services credentials. For additional information about the University of San Diego, please contact: Public Relations Office, University of San Diego, Alcala Park. San Diego, California 921 IO (619) 260-4681 The 1987 President's Report is published as an information service of the Public Relations Office. Contributors to the Report include: For University Relations: John G. McNamara • Vice President. University Relations Charles ). Reilly • Director of Public Relations John S. Sutherland • Director of Publications Stephen Simpson • Principal Photographer Benedict & Wells Advertising and Public Relations • Graphic Design • 23

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--- 13% Institutional support 9% Financial aid

74 % Tuition and fees

Leland S. Prussia. Piedmont A. Eugene Trepte. San Diego Joanne Warren , Rancho Santa Fe Walter J., Rancho Santa Fe Trustees Emeriti Rev. Msgr. Robert T. Callahan , Jamul H. John Cashin . Ph.D., Santa Monica Sr. Frances Danz. RSC). Menlo Park Elizabeth A. Parkman , Tucson . Arizona William K. Warren. Tulsa. Oklahoma Richard P. Woltman, San Diego

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(Includes room and board fees. Bookstore. Food Service)

5 % Buildings operation and maintenance 5 % Student services 6% Libraries

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3 % Grants and gifts 2% Other

17% Auxiliary enterprises (excluding debt service)

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