1985-03-04; Central Michigan Life
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Central Michigan LIFE Monday. March 4,1985 1985CM LIFE 16 pager Mount Pleasant Ellis appointed interim president by PAUL MASON UFE Managing Editor Arthur Ellis, vice president for Public Affairs, was appointed interim president Friday by the Board of Trustees to replace President Harold Abel, effective July 5. Ellis, 52, was unanimously appointed interim president without discussion. Ellis, who served as interim president for six months in 1976 between former president Bill Boyd's departure and Abel's arrival, said he has been approached by several trustees since the Feb. 1 meeting. when Abel's resignation was approved unanimously. "(Former Board Chair) Al Fortino approached me and asked if I would accept the position if I was asked. I said 'yes,'" Ellis said. "Since then, several trustees have asked the same question, but the conversations ended there." Ellis said Trustee Alice Tom- boulian, of Rochester, called him Thursday night following Board committee meetings and asked him if he would accept the position. Trustee Gordon Lambie. of Dearborn Heights, motioned for Ellis' appointment as in terim president at Friday's meeting. The appointment of Ellis "gives him freedom to move," Lambie said. "I'm disappointed it wasn't done a month ago, because he's been the buzz around campus," Lambie said. Last September, Ellis announced his retirement for August 1985. He will forego those plans until a permanent successor starts, probably 1986. "Just the date is moved back. I still intend to leave the University following this," Ellis said. Because Ellis is not a candidate for the presidency, has experience as interim president, is well respected in Lansing and has served the University well for 15 years, he was appointed interim president, Lambie said. Thursday night at a joint meeting of the Academic Affair and Finance committees. Trustee Raymond LaBounty, of Ypsilanti, said appointment of an interim would end speculation and disappointment of interim president candidates. "So far three or four groups have started supporting a candidate. If you wait another month three or four more candidates will be supported," LaBounty said. "The more you wait, you're going to have more groups support candidates," he said. "When you first make a decision, all you do is alienate a group whose candidate is not picked — you lead otherson." Abel resigned at the Feb. 1 meeting. He was granted terms of his termination contract which included $40,000 for a home and car, a one-year sabbatical leave and the usual executive officer retirement benefits. Ellis said compensation for his serving as interim president have not been discussed. In 1976 when he served as interim president, Ellis said his salary was increased from $30,000 to $40,000, the same Abel received when he took overas president. Ellis said there is no real comparison of styles with Abel because the interim president serves a different role. "You just have to keep things running smoothly, and the campus is running smoothly now," he said ♦See "Ellis" — page 2 Presidential search Procedure review inappropriate - Hatch byPAULMASON UFE Managing Editor Academic Senate Chairman Roger Hatch said Friday the Board of Trustees is acting inappropriately by considering changing presidential search procedures At Friday's meeting the Board approved formation of a committee to review current procedures used in the presidential search process. Selected for the committee were trustees Alice Tomboulian, of Rochester, Bill Odykirk, of Mount Pleasant; Gordon Lambie, of Dearborn Height sand Bernadine Denning, of Detroit. Hatch, chairman of the Religion Department said the timing of the review of the procedure is Inappropriate. Hatch said changes should not be made in a period prior to the |gooc<lurie«>ialiinmad. - -■- "The Board could not have chosen a more inappropriate time to do so.. .they continue to Indicate everything is up for grabs." Hatch said. "The pu rpose of procedures is to use them." he added. ♦See "Hatch"—page 2 Board falls to elect chair for third time r-» ej(jflilSn Taking advantage of the recent, but short-lived, warming trend, Sigma Pi fraterni ty members splash through a mud-filled Rose Field Saturday afternoon during a flag football tournament. The tournament, was used by the fraternity to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis. by NATHANIEL PROCTOR LIFE Editor Despite several attempts Friday by Trustees to appoint a Chair, the Board will remain without a leader for at least another month. The Board did appoint Trustee William Odykirk, of Mount Pleasant, as Vice Chair. Odykirk replaces Alice Tomboulian, of Rochester, as the Board's Acting Chair in the absence of a permanent Chair Candidates for Chair were Tomboulian. who was nominated by the Board's Officer Selection Committee, and (ior- don Lambie. whom Trustee Rachacl Moreno had nomin ated from the floor. Trustee Ray 1-iBounty inter rupted the Board's agenda to offer a resolution calling for immediate selection of a permanent Chair "It is now three months beyond the time when this Board should have elected its officers and assigned commit tee responsihlilics for the cor rent year," 1-iBounty, of Ypsilanti, said. "This delay is cost ing us dearly." "Our action represents a grievous performance with re spect to this university, the governor. . and the general public we represent." I .a Bounty said. I-iHounty proposed a secret ♦See "Trustees" — page 16 Coffeehouse shelved Officials disagree on series by MATT VALLEY UFE Staff Writer The free coffeehouse concerts series has been shelved temporarily until Program Board and the Bovee University Center management reach an agreement on a starting time for performances given there. While Program Board wants to continue scheduling the performances weekdays at 2 p.m. the UC Reservation manager is recommending coffeehouse acts not begin before 4 p.m. "The primary goal of programming is to draw students into the University Center." Jim Burke. UC grill and concession manager, said. "In the daytime people are already here . . again, the idea is to attract people to UC who don't come in at the prime-time hours." Burke added. There have been complaints from faculty members who say the music is too loud in the UC Reservation, Burke said. "I've had four or five complaints that the music is too loud, that it bothers them. Of course, in my positionas manager, I usually get the negative comments." Burke said. Program Board officials, on the other hand, say the 2 p.m. starting lime has the best response. "We've tried having the coffeehouse in the evenings for the last five or six years. The response has not been good. People are studying There just isn't many people around," PB Coffeehouse Coordinator Jeff Walker, said. "It doesn't pay for us to use our money in programming if nobody shows up." Walker. Battle Creek sophomore,.said. This semester. Program Board switched the starting time for the performances ♦See "Coffeehouse" —page 16 Senate to vote on j actuary science major byTlMMcAVOY UFE Start Writer Central may become the second school in Michigan to establish an actuary' science major if the Academic Senate approves the proposed major Tuesday. The major, which requires 59 hours of course work in mathematics, computer science, accounting, finance and business law, would allow a graduate to seek a position as an executive inan insurancecompany.mathematicsChair- man Richard Fleming, said. "An actuary is a person who figures the rates that insurance companies use," Fleming said. "They determine mortality figures, probability figures, and things like that." ♦See "Senate" — page 16 In Brief A measles immunization clinic will be conducted at the Isabella County Health Department, 1222 North Drive, Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 773-5921. Inside High school and college ROTC students participated in a drill meet Saturday, page 8 Sports Central's baseball team will be playing in Florida over spring break. page 10 Weather Snow becoming mixed with or changing to freezing rain. Highs in the lower 30s to mid 30s. Lows in the teens to mid 20s.
|Title||1985-03-04; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, March 4, 1985 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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