Messenger - Vol. 2, No. 2, Page 22 Winter 1993 Trustee visiting committees Seven new visiting committees were created last spring, presenting a special opportunity for the University's Board of Trustees to draw upon the expertise of the larger community. According to trustee chairman Andrew B. Kirkpatrick Jr., many able people are interested in serving the University, and the board had utilized some of that talent several years ago by appointing an ad hoc investment committee. "The standing finance committee received superb financial advice from these leading investment counselors," he said, and that positive experience led the board to seek advice on other subjects. By broadening the base of community involvement, the University "enhances its understanding of available options and communicates to a larger constituency what it already is doing well," President David P. Roselle said. The new visiting committees, which report to various standing committees of the board, met for the first time in the fall of 1992. The areas of interest include agriculture, architecture, athletics, audit, investment, landscaping and Lewes, Del., land use. The architecture committee, for example, already has helped in the selection of an architect for the new student center, and the landscaping committee is working on guidelines to guarantee a consistent look to future plantings on the campus. Three additional committees are being considered, business and economics, the performing arts and the visual arts.