Central Michigan University
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES
May 14, 1965
Central Michigan University Board of Trustees
Special Meeting, May 14, 1965, 10:30 A, M.
Members present: Willis Campbell; Lloyd M. Cofer; Mrs. Katharine C.
Hafstad; Lawrence D. Rahilly: John W. Sivier; E. Allan Morrow, Chairman;
Judson W. Foost, President. Also : Norvall C. Bovee, Treasurer; Mrs.
Doris L. Crippo, Secretary.
Members absent: Mrs. Jean Backus; Walter W. Wightman.
President Foust called the meeting to order.
:Mr . Morrow, Chairman, thanked everyone for coming to this meeting am
stated the main reason for asking for this meeting today. Discussion relative
to the Senate Committlile Investigation followed. President Foust reported
on his conference with Dr. George Blackburn, Chairman of the local AAUP
Chapter,am his subsequent conference with Mr. Miller of the AAUP.
It was moved, seconded and carried that a statement be prepared for President
Foust to read to the Senate Committee and that a release for the Press be
prepared including President Foust's statement to the Committee. The two
STATEMENT TO BE READ BY PRESIDENT FOUST TO THE
The Board of Trustees of Central l\1ichigan University on May 14,
1965, adopted and instructed me to read the following preliminary
statement at the first meeting of the Senate Committee:
The Board of Trustees of Central1fichigan University, in considering
several matters of policy pertaining to the operation at
the University, pointed out that the Board is a Constitutional Body
and has not only the constitutional duty to govern Central Michigan
University but the responsibility to govern and guide the University
through policies which it establishes, and Instructed me to cooperate
in giving assistance to the committee, reserving the constitutional
authority of the Board of Trustees of Central Michigan University.
Representatives of the Board of Trustees will be in atteooance at
Meetings of the Senate Committee as they are vitally interested in
outoomes that may result from a wholesome and constructive
They have requested its Attorney, Gerald J. Cotter, to assist President
Foust and the Board of Trustees through the Committee hearings.
RELEASE FOR PRESS
The Board of Trustees of Central Michigan University on May 14,
1965, considered several matters of policy pertaining to the operation
at the University. It pointed out that the Board is a Constitutional
body and has not only the constitutional duty to govern
Central Michigan University rut the responsibility to govern and
guide the University through poliCies which it establishes.
The Board of Trustees unamiously extended a vote of confidence
to President Judson W. Foust and the entire Central Michigan
University administration in a statement issued by E. Allan Morrow,
Chairman of the Board . He said this action was taken because of
recent unpleasant publicity which the Board feels is misleading and
not representative of the true situation .
Morrow pointed out that the members of the Board have had ample
opportunity to examine the operation of Central Michigan University
from personal observation and contact and believe they are in
a position to appraise the administration of the University.
In other action taken by the Board they approved bids for the two
new residence halls housing 668 students and one sixteen unit
apartment building for married students, construction cost of
which will amount to $3,050,000,
Mr. Morrow reported that Mr . Gerald J. Cotter, Attorney in Mt. Pleasant,
had been asked to sit in at our Board Meetings and serve as our legal
adviser in connection with the Senate Committee Investigation.
It was moved, seconded and carried that the enrollment for the fall semester,
1965, be extended by 400 students.
It was moved, seconded and carried that L. Michael Carson, Assistant
Professor, Department of Chemistry, be promoted to Associate Professor.
(This to appear in the formal recommendations of June 16, 1965).
Dr. Ira Polley, Secretary of the Council of Presidents of the State Supported
Institutions, asked for an expression from each Board relative to the
Blue Ribbon Committee Report on Branches. It was suggested that the
report be referred to the State Board of Education.
President Foust extended an invitation to the members of the Board to atterxl
a recognition dinner bonoring Dr. and Mrs . Eugene Elliott, Ypsilanti, to be
held on Wednesday, June 16, 1965, at 6 o'clock .
It was moved, seconded and carried that the following contracts be awarded
Award of Construction Contracts for Saxe and He!'rig Halls (Residence
Halls G and H, Southeast Quadrangle) and Married Student
Apartment Building No . 12 (BuDding R) Washington Court
1. For general construction, including mechanical and
ColHnson Construction Company, 1111 Washington
Street, :Midland, 1fichigan -- $2,418,000
2. For Kitchen Equipment:
Gold Star Products, Inc., 4403 Russell at Canfield,
Detroit, Michigan -- $38,801 (base bid $37,669 plus
alternates 1 ari! 2 $1,132)
It was moved seconded ari! carried that the financing plans as presented,
(Saxe and Herrig Halls , :Married Student Apartment Building No. 12-$
2,850,000, and refurbishing older units -- $200,000, total of $3,050,000)
with the City National Bank and Detroit Bank and Trust Company be completed
for the project.
Mr. Morrow extended special thanks to the members of the Questionnaire
Committee for the speed with which they carried through on the assignment.
Mr. Cofer, Chairman of the Committee, stated the results of the survey
will be available for the June Meeting.
Meeting ad,joW'ned at 2:00 P. M.
Mrs. Doris L. Crippo
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