Central Michigan University
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES
May 17, 1967
Centra] Michigan University Board of Trustees
!\'Ioolingof May 17.1967
Ml. Pleasant. Michigan
Me mbers present: Mrs. Jcan E. Backus: Roge l' i\1. Busfield. Jr.'
Uoyd M. Cofer, Chulrmun: Mrs . Kntha l' ine C. Hafstnd : E. Allan
Mo rrow: Utwrenee D. Rahilly: James M. Umphrey: Walte r W.
Wightman: J udson W. Foust. President.
Also : Norvall C. Bovce, Treasu rer : l'oIrs. Jeanne F. Colli ns. Secreta ry
pro tem: Byron Gallagher, Legal Counsel: Wilbur E. Moore. Vice
Pres ident of Academic Affai rs : John H. De Carlo. Vice President of
Public Se rvices .
Members absent: None.
The meeting was called to order at 2:20 P. M. by the Chairman.
The Minutes of the Meeting of April 26. 1%7. stand approved as
The Chairman called for reporls fr om the Standing Committees;
Finance Committee -- Mr. Morrow
A number of telephone conve rsat ions had been held with
Dr. Bovee and Mr. Gallaghe r conce rning the land
condemnation suit in Ci r cuit Court. but the re was
nothing further to report.
Academic Affairs Committee n Mr. Umphrey
Nothing to report at this ti me.
The Chairman Bsked that a Resolution be read expressing thanks to
Mrs. Doris L. Crlppo who is retiring as Secretary of the Board . It
was moved that the Resolution be approved, spread on the Minutes.
and a eopy sent to Mrs. Crippo . Seconded and Carried .
DORIS L. CRIPPO
Whereas, Doris L. Crlppo has given unsparingly of her
time and talents to Ce ntral Michigan University
through her service as Secretary to the Board
of Trustees as well as serving In various other
ad minis trative capacities in the University: and
Whereas, she has meti culously and conscientiously
discharged her duties as Secretary to the Board
of Trustees since her appointment In 1964; and
Whereae, she has extended to the Board special courtesies
and demonstrated her loyalty In many ways beyond
the call of duly; and
Whereas, her gracious manner and attention to detail has
been a valued asset to the Board in discharging its
dudes as the governing board of the University,
Now, therefore, be It resolved that Central Michigan
Unive rsity and Its Board of Trustees elq)ress
sincere gratitude for the service she has
rendered sa Secretary BS well as B loyal and
trusted fri end.
Be it further resolved ths t a copy of this resolution be
s pread upon the minutes of the BQa.rd of Trustees
and a copy thereof be forwarded to D:lris L. Crippo.
Chairman Cofer asked that Dr. Busfield accept aSSignment OD the
Finance Committee. Dr. Busfl.eld accepted. .
President Foust discussed the desirability of considering some revision
In the Salary Schedule as It applied to faculty. The Chairman referred
the matter to the Finance Committee In consultation with President
Foust and Dr. Moore.
Dr. Bovee reported on the Land Condemnation suit recently settled after
having been heard In Circuit Court. Central Michigan University now
owns all of Section 27 of Union Township with the exception of a few small
parcels of land. The Bonrd Indicated Its approval to continue with other
parcels under condemnation.
The Chairman reported that he had received an inquiry concerning the ne~
for hiring more Graduate Assistants. President Foust reviewed the
University's policy relative to appointments of Graduate Ass istants to
various departmGllls. The problem of securing additional Graduate Aasistanta
at th is point Is primarily a budget problem. President Foust indicated that wc
are already committed beyond thc budget allocated by the Governor. If more
Graduate Assistants arc appointed. the budget will be extended even further .
Chairman Cofer asked If there might be some way in which additional
Graduate Auistants could be put on the payroll, President Foust indicated
this would be possible but si nce the money has to come from some pa rt of
the budget, equipment - salaries - supplies, some area would ha\'e to be
cut. He asked the Board for direction in resolving this problem .
Dr. Moore commented on the costs Involved. At the present time, two
Graduate Assistants replace one instructor. Because of the loss of some
instructors d ue to the heavy teaching load. perhaps raiS ing the ratio to
three to one might be the answer. It was his feeling that this could be
done without too much trouble with the budget. Dr. Moore fe lt that s ix
additional Graduate Assistants would be suffiCient to handle the needs at
Dr. Bovee stated that the Board must decide how big a deficit budget we
build - and adding more Graduate ASSistants will increase our deficit
at this time. In addition, space Is a big problem and will increase by
using the three to one ratio for Graduate Assistants + Instructors . Space
has become such a morale problem that it would seem unwise to add to
Chairman Cofer r e fe rred the matter to the Finance Committee.
President Foust a nnounced to the members of the Board that he intends to
retire at the end of OM more academic year . A formal recommendation to
this effect will be s ubmitted next month but he wanted the Board to have
ample time to find a replacement. Chairman Cofer on behalf of the Board
expressed regret over this decision. President Foust continued with an
expression of pleasure over the thirty-nine years he has been associated
with Central Michigan University, but It was now his desire to enjoy a
more leisure life. Dr. Cofer Indicated that the necessary poUcywould be
Implemented In due time to secure a new President but that the Board
should do some preliminary planning. He asked that Mr. Morrow,
Mrs. Hafstad, Mrs . Do.ckus and Mr. Umphrey form a committee to discuss
the situation and Implement the proper procedure. (Chairman - Mrs. Harstad)
Dr. Bovee reported on the bids received for construction of the new LJbrary
building. Even though the bid received was extremely low, because of the
financial situation In the State, the contract cannot be awarded at the present
time. The structure as designed was budgeted at $5,225,000, the bid
submitted was $4 ,283.000 or $18. 52 per square foot. Strong competition,
the contractor's equipment already In this area, the length of the project
and the particular design of the building woukl all contribute to the low bid
Dr. Bovee continued indicating that unless work has begun in 18 months ,
It is po6sible that the University might also lose the Federal grant approved
In April of $1 ,000,000. Nothing fUrthe r can be done in terms of construction
or seeking bids on the new dormitory quadrangle until some deciSion is
reached in Lansing.
President Fous t reported on a newspaper publlcatlon honoring the University
of Michigan. An ad In the publication by the Alumni Development Fund
reads ''On the occasion of Its 75th Anniversary, Central congratulates the
University of Michigan on the occasion of its 100th Anniversary."
The Formal Recommendations were reviewed by PreSident Foust. It was
moved by Mr. Umphrey that allitema, with the exception of ir30, be accepted.
Seconded by Mrs. Halstad. Aycs - Mrs. Backus, Dr. Busfield, Mrs. Hafstad,
Mr. Umphrey. Nays - Mr. Morrow, Mr. Rahilly, Mr. Wightman.
It'was moved, seconded and carried, that the remainder of the Formal
Recommendations be accepted.
Dr. H. Harwood Hess, Assistant Professor, Acting Chairman,
English Department. effective at the end of the Six Week Summer
Session, J uly 28, 1967.
Mr. Arthur Flsh, Associate Professor , Library , effective
July 28, 1967.
Miss Marjorie Mastic, Assistant Professor, Home Economics
Department, effe ctive June 10 , 1967.
Mr. Douglas A. Noverr, Instructor, English Department, effective
at the end of the Six Week Summer Session, July 28, 1967.
Dr. Billy G. Skntmnn, Professor. Speech and Drama Department,
effective at the end of the First Postsession, August 9, 1967.
Mrs. Vada Crandall, Keypunch Operator C-l, Office of Equipment
Inventory, effective May 19, 1967.
ReS ignations continued -
;\Inl. DoI'othy M. Fetting, Hegistcrcd Nurse, Student Health
Servicc, cffective May 30, 1967.
)ll"s. Betty J . NonlfJ ord. Secretul'y C-4 . Mumnl Relations Office.
effective Mal'ch 30, 1967.
Mrs. Gail T. Schmnh7 .. Registered Nurse. Student Health Service .
effect ive ... Jay 20. 1967.
MI's. J udie Sponseller. Clerk C-l, Telev iSion Centcr. effectlve
May 17. 1967 .
MIllS Marcia L. Woodruff, Stenographer C-2. Speech Clinic,
e rrective April 21. 1967.
Mr. James Beaudoin, Custod ian 1\1 - 1, Ma intenance. e ffective
April 14, 1967.
One Temporary Grounds man resigned since the las t report.
Mr. larry L. Bronson, Ass istant Professor. English Depa r tment,
effective September 4, 1967.
Mrs. Nancy J . Carey , Instructor (Temporary). Speech and Drama
Department , effective September 4.1967.
Mr. Harold D. Crawley. J r., Ass istant Professor, Secondary
Education Department, effective September 4. 1967.
Mr. Roger N. Freling, Instructor, English Department. effective
September 4. 1967.
Mr. Howard Holland , Assistant Profess or (Part-time), Elementary
Education Department, e ffective September 4, 1967.
Dr. Leroy T. Howe, Assis tant P refessor. Philosophy Department,
effective September 4, 1967. .
Miss Patricia A. laLone. Instructor, PhySical EducaUon Department.
e ffe ctive September 4, 1967 .
Appointments continued -
Mrs. Ernestine R. Lauer . Instructor (Part-ti me). English
Department, cffectlve September 4 . 1967.
Mr. Herbe rt L. Lenon. AsSis tant Professol". Dlology Dep.1rtmem.
e ffective September 4. 1'167.
Mr. WilHam L. Swart. Asslstnnt P rofessor. Mathematics
Departmc nt. effectIve September 4. i n67.
Mr. Theodore Cook, Associate Professor. Chemistry Depa rtment.
for the pe riod J une 12 - September 2, 1967. sala ry to be pa id from
Work Order Accounts .
Mrs. Bernice Eisenberger , Clerk C-O (Part-time). library.
e ffective Aprill7, 1967.
Mrs. Karen Sell, Stenographer C-2, Speech Clinic, e ffe ctlve
Apr il 23, 1967.
Two Temporary Groundsmen have been appointed since the
LEAVES OF ABSENCE:
Miss Margaret Johnson, Music Department. effective for the
full yea r 1967-68.
Mr. Robert Wardrop , Mathematics Department, effective for
the full year 1967-68.
TRANSFERS AND RECLASSIFICATIONS:
Dr . Evelyn I. Houner, Profe880r , Cha irman, Home Economics
Department, from Professor, Home EconomIcs Department.
e ffective July 1, 1967.
Mrs . Ca role Langsehwager , Clerk C-l. Television Cente r .
from Clerk C-l, Geography Department, effective May 15, 1967.
Dr. Harold E. Telfe r . Professor. Cha irman. Secondary Education
Department, effective September 4 , 1967.
The Resolutions for the following persons who are retiring from acUve
service were submltted for Information: (Copy on file in the Secretary's
Kenneth T. Bordine
Ivan D. Cole
Doris L. Crippo
Herbert L. Curry
Kenneth A. Kelly
Recommend approval of the following Honorary Degree Candidates and
Degrees for the June, 1967 Commencement:
Timothy R. Johnson
John S. Tennant n
Doctor of Public Service
Doctor of Laws
Recommend approval of the list of Prospective Graduates for degrees and
certificates for the June 10, 1967 Commencement, as submitted. (Copy
on file in the Secretary's Office.)
Recommend approval of the Tentative Fall Program, 1967, Off Campus
Education, as submitted. (Copy on file In the Secretary's Office.)
Recommend approval of the additions to the Summer Program, 1967, Off
Campus Education, as submitted. (Copy on file in the Secretary's Office.)
Recommend approval of the Summer School Payroll. 1967, as submitted.
(Copy on file in the Secretary's Office.)
Recommend that one of the residence halls in a quadrangle be named the
Earl C. Beck Residence Hal l.
Grant of $31,981 from the V. S. Office of Education [or operation
of the College Work-Study Program for the pertod July 1 through
December 31, 1967.
Supplies aoo glassware equipment at an esti mated value of
$2,519.08 from the Dow Chemical Company to the Chemistry
Multisource Power Supply at an estimated value of $1,000.00
from the Dow Chemical Company to the Chemistry Department.
Fifty dollars to the Development Fund from General Electric
Foundation as matching gift with W.M. Seibel.
To the Clarke Historical Library:
r-.lr. and Mrs. Elbert Hoagbin , F1int, a gift of
a stereoscope and collection of stereo views.
Estimated value $20.00.
Mr. Robert White, Mt. P leasant. a gift or two
books containing rules tlnd regulations of the
Michigan Central Railroad.
Estimated value $10.00.
To the University Library;
Mr. Herbert Cigard, Lansing, volumes 1 and 2
of the MIES Newsletter.
Estimated value $20.00.
The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on
June 21, 1967 . A special meeting of the entire Board may be necessary
within the next ten days to consider the budget fer the year 1967-68. This
can be called as needed when the Finance Committee working with President
Foust and Dr. Bovee have need for Board action.
The members of the Board of Trustees were Invited to the R. O. T. C.
Inspection Review to be held at 4:00 P.M.
Meeting adjourned at 3:15 P. M.
~nne F. Collins (Mrs.)
Secretary pro tern
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