⋅American Rescue Plan/Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund: SAU is slated to receive $8,065,614. The American Rescue Plan requires that at least half of these funds be used for direct relief to students.
⋅Saint Agnes Place: The Board of Trustees (100%) voted for SAU’s leadership team to work collaboratively with Liberty Atlantic to take the next steps to move the project forward.
⋅Spring Enrollment: The enrollment for the spring semester is still being calculated.
⋅MLK Center: We now have a certificate of occupancy for the MLK Center. The dining area of MLK is open. However, events are limited as we are waiting for furniture to be delivered.
⋅Physicians Assistants Program: Our plans to develop a Physicians Assistance Program are moving forward. To jump-start the program, out partner institution in AT. Still (Arizona) has awarded 15 scholarships for SAU students to being the program in 2023. SAU will select the participants. SAU will serve as the host institution for 15 PA students from AT beginning September 2022. The North Carolina Health Workers Association has made funds to employ a full-time coordinator to help coordinate the development of the program.
⋅CIAA Update: Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams made it to the semifinals during the recent CIAA tournament in Baltimore, Maryland. SAU hosted an Appreciation Jazz Brunch for alumni and supporters on that Friday at the Reginal Lewis African American Museum.