Neighborhood Advisory Committee Minutes – November 5, 2015 Meeting


The Neighborhood Advisory Committee (“Committee”) met on November 5, 2015 in Argyros Forum 209C.


Committee Members Present
Robert Baca, William Crouch, Jeff Frankel, Robert Hitchcock, Dan Jensen, Teri Lepe, Brian Lochrie, Sandy Quinn, Judy Schroeder, Hon. Teresa Smith

Committee Members Absent
Pat Buttress, Dennis McCuistion, Tim Virius

Administration and Staff
Alisa Driscoll, Recording Secretary; James Doti, Harold Hewitt Jr., Daniele Struppa


Harold Hewitt called the meeting to order at 10:09 a.m.


President James Doti began by stating that the reason the Neighborhood Advisory Committee was formed was to join together and develop solutions on issues facing the community. The Committee will focus on converting the issues into a win-win strategy to enhance Chapman University, the neighborhood, and our overall relationship with the community. President Doti also assured the Committee that, upon his retirement as Chapman’s President in 2016, he is leaving Chapman in the good hands of Chancellor and Presidential Designate Daniele Struppa.


Committee agreed that minutes will be developed and published subsequent to each meeting.
Committee agreed that experts with information about specific topics that the Committee plans to address will be invited to future meetings.
Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting
Minutes – November 5, 2015


Committee members identified several issues they feel need to be addressed at future meetings.

  1. Student housing – ways to house more students on campus and fewer students in the community.
  2. Parking in areas surrounding campus – ways to park more student vehicles in Chapman parking facilities instead of surrounding neighborhoods.
  3. Party houses – ways to address loud, large, disruptive repeat party houses on private property in residential neighborhoods.
  4. University growth – address the issues related to Chapman’s proposed expansion plans and talk about issues surrounding campus growth.
  5. Request for Chapman to appoint a primary lead person for community interaction – make it easier for the public to understand how to communicate with Chapman.

The Committee also briefly discussed the mobilization of Chapman University students, as they may be able to help deliver solutions that are brought up to and identified by the Committee.

Due to time constraints, the Committee agreed that additional issues may be identified in future meetings. It was understood throughout the discussion that this meeting was for identifying important issues. Issues will be taken up individually at future meetings dedicated to a single topic. This is when the Committee will explore solutions in detail.


The next Committee meeting will occur on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Argyros Forum 209C and the topic will be on the development of additional on-campus student housing. Vice President of Campus Planning and Operations, Kris Olsen, will be present as a guest.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:32 a.m.

Download the approved NAC Minutes 11.5.15 PDF