Central Michigan University
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES
December 18, 1968
Central Michigan University Board of Trustees
Meeting of December 18, 1968
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Members present: Mrs. Jean E. Backus; Roger M. Busfleld , Jr,;
Lloyd M. Cofer, Chairman; Alfred J. Fortino; Mrs. Katharine C.
Hafstad; Lawrence D. Rahilly; James M. Umphrey; Walter W.
Wightman; WilHam B. Boyd, President.
Also: Norvall C. Bovee, Treasurer; Jeanne F. Collins , Secretary:
John H, DeCarlo. Vice President of Public Services; WHbur E, Moore,
Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The meeting was called to order at 2:00 P. M. by the Cha.lrman.
The minutes of the meeting of November 20, 1968 were accepted as
Motion was made and carried that the following recommendations of the
administration, as reviewed by President Boyd, be approved:
Gertrude Pratt, Associate Professor, Mathematics
Laura Merrert, Stude nt Personnel Supervisor C-8. University Center
RESIGNATIONS AND TERM.INATIONS
Na ncy J . Carey, Instructor , Speech and Dramatic Arts
Joseph n. Nuerenberg, Administrative Assistant II, Data P rocessing
David Ratcliffe, Staff Consultant, Center for Economic Expansion and
Bankey L. Sharma, instructor, one-half BUSiness and one-half
Richard C. Smith, Assistant Professor, Speech and Dramatic Arts
Dl3nc 8cllinck McPherson, Senior Clerk Stenographer C-4, Student
Resignations and Terminations contlnued-
Eugenia M. Dayton. Stenographer C- 4, Off Campus Education
Jackie McGinnis, Clerk Stenographer C-3, Business Office
Helen Torpey, Clerk Stenographer C-3, Business Office
Vivian Boersma, Assistant Instructor (temporary, part- time)
Speech and Dramatic Arts
B. A., University of Michigan, 1943
Diane Current, Assistant Instructor (temporary part-time)
B.A., Northwestern university, 1965
Kenneth G. Hance, Visiting Lecturer, Speech and Dramatic Arts
B.A., Olivet College, 1924
M. A. , Olivet College, 1926
Ph. D., University of Michigan, 1937
Patrick Lavery, Assistant Profe ssor , Geography
B. A., University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1964
Ph. D .• University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1968
Roger Olive, Visiting Lecturer, Psychology
B. A., Hope College, 1949
M. A., Michigan State University, 1962
Ph. D" Michigan State University, 1966
Gordon Sigren, Visiting Lecturer, Psychology
B. S., Central Michigan University, 1965
M,A., Central Michigan University, 1967
Donald R. Reilly, Manager A- VI, University Press
Margaret Woodley, Curriculum Consultant A-I, Off Campus
Karen Combs, Cashier C-1 , Unlvc rslty Center
Mildred T. Humes, Senior Bookkeeper C-6, BUSiness and Finance
Appointments continued -
Judy Ann Sloan, Clerk Stenographer C- 3, Business and Finance
Anita Louise White, Senior Clerk Stenographer C-4, Off Campus
Joan Wisniewski, Clerk Stenographer C-3, Business and Finance
Connie Lou Wood, Senior Clerk Stenographer C-4, Student Personnel
Richard J. Napoletano, Student Maintenance Supe rvisor, Northwest
TRANSFERS AND RECLASSIFICATIONS
John Lamont, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds A-VII
to Administrative Consultant A-VII
Marvel Sawyer, Curriculum Consultant A-I, on Campua Education
to Student Personnel Supervisor, University Center
David I. Wangberg, Assistant Superintendent for Maintenance A-VI
to Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds A- VII
Jerry A. Woodcock, Instructor, Business Department to Ins tructor,
Business Department and Systems Coordinator and Payroll Director
A- VI, Business and Finance
Eva Beebe, Senior Bookkeeper C-6 to Intermediate Bookkeeper C- 5,
Business and Finance
Kenneth Petera, Seasonal Employee to Electricians Helper MF-4,
Gilaon M. Postelthwait, Seasonal Employee to Custodian MF- 4,
Kim J, Reinsmith, Seasonal Employee to Custodian MF-4, Maintenance
LEA YES OF ABSENCE
Mary Lou Aylesworth, Instructor, Music, for the academic year,
1969-70, without pay, in order to study voice in Germany with a
particular emphasis on German baroque vocal styles.
Jerry L. Voorhees, Instructor, Music, for the academic year,
1969-70, without pay, for the purpose of working toward a doctoral
Recomme nd that the University pay its s hare of group life and hospitalization
premiums on a twelve-month basis for all ten-month employees
unless the employee elects to not make an advance premium payment
prior to his being removed from the payroll.
Recommend that the value of a day's pay for figuring terminal sick leave
be determined by dividing the annual salary rate by 240 for 12-month
employees and 180 for 10-month employees.
Recomme nd that the group life insurance program be upgraded so that
the amOWlt of coverage provided a staH member would be equal to the
participant's salary rounded to the next even $1,000 (to a maximum of
$60,000), and that the present contribution ratio be maintained. The
upgraded program is to be effective February 1, 1969.
Check fo r $550.00 from the Three Lakes Association to the
Department of Biology, $400.00 for the research at the
Chaln-D-Lakes and $150. 00 for the purchase of a heating
unit in the Elk Rapids labpratory.
A complete set of hooks and bookplates from the James F,
Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation to the Department of Industrial
Education and Technology, valued at $50.00.
Three J-47 General Electric jet engines and accessories from
the Dow Chemica.! Company to the Department of Industrial
Education and Technology, valued at an estimated $10 , 000 each.
Gifts continued -
To the Libr a r y:
Four volumes of Michigan Reports from John DeCa r lo,
Public Services. Estimated va lue $14.00.
Copies of Hofman's The Rene wal of Civilization, Fe rraby's
All Things Made New, and Ess lemart's Ba.ha ' U'llah And
The New Era, from Dr. Hugh Motlagh, School of Education.
Estimated value $10. 00.
Copy of the John F. Kennedy record and book set entitled.
As We Remember Him from Goddard Liebersen, President,
CBS/Columbia Group. Columbia Broadcasting System.
Estimated value $15. 00 .
To the Clarke Historical Library:
Copy of Whitehead's The Dow Story from Herbert H. Doan,
President of Dow Chemical Company. Estimated value $6.00.
The Chairman called for reports from the Standing Committees:
F inance Committee -- Mr. Wightman
Motion was made and ca r r ied tha t the follow ing Resolution
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF CONTROL OF CE NTRAL
MIC HIGAN UNIVERSITY PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTING
Atm EQUIPPING OF AN ADDITION TO THE UNIVERSITY
CENTER: AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO PAY
TH!;: COST THEREOF SECURED BY STUDENT FEES; AND
THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A TRUST AGREEMENT
SECUHING SAID BONDS, AND PROVIDI NG FOR THE AUTHENTICATION
AND DELIVERY OF SAID BONDS.
Copy on file in the Sec retary's office.
Academ ic Affairs -- Mr. Umphrey
No report at t his time.
Chairman Cofer congratulated the univers ity newspaper on receiving
the ail-America rating by the Associated Collegiate Press Association
for 1967-68 and requested that a letter of commendation be sent to the
editor. Life rece ived the highest award granted to a college newspape r .
The Chalnnan acknowledged the folloWing Resolution, signed by the
members of t he Board, upon the l'etirement of Cleon C. Richtmeyer
and asked that It be spread upon the minutes:
To all to whom this may come, Greeting
CLEON C. RICHTMEYER
The Central Mic higan University Board of Trustees hereby
offiCially commends Dr. Cleon C. Rlchtmeye r for his long
and devoted service to Central Michigan Unive rsity and his
untiring efforts [n the University'S behalf.
The Board Is e spe c ially cogn izant of the unusual circumstance
of Dr. Richtmeyer's association with the Un ivers ity throughout
his ent ire educational career and takes this opportunity to express
its apprec iation for this dlstlnct and single-minded devotion.
Coming to Central In 1924, Dr. Rlchtmeyer served ably as an
instructo r of mathematics and was rewarded by be ing named
head of the depa rtme nt In 1938. His ab ility as an administrator
was apparent in t he discharge o f his duties and in 1956 he was
called upon to assume the pos ition of Dean of Faculty.
0 1'. Richtmeyer's appointment as Dean of t he School of Arts and
Sciences In 1959 was a Cittl ng climax to hia long and distinquished
caree r in education.
Dr. Richtmeye r leaves Central Michigan University with the best
wishes of the Board of Trustees and the Administration going with
him, togethe r with the since re wis h for a rewarding and weUdeserved
President Boyd announced that the commencement speaker for
January 25, 1969, will be Dr. Stanley Idzerda, Pres ident of the College
of St. Benedict in Minnesota. Dr. Idze rda was the first dean of the
Honors College at Mich igan State University and was formerly Dean of
Undergr aduate Studies at Wesleyan College.
The Board expressed a continuing interest in possible solutions to
the University's telephone problems. This matter Is under rev iew
by the Business and Finance Division.
Chairman Cofer, on behalf of Mrs. Backus and himself, thanked the
Board for its help during their tour of office as Chairman and Vice
Chairman. The Board, in turn, expressed its appreciation for the
efforts made by Dr. Cofer and Mrs. Backus during the past two years.
Motion was made that Mr. Fortino be elected Chairman of the coming
year. Motion was supported. Motion was made that the nominations
be closed and the secretary was Instructed to cast a unanimous vote.
Nomination was made for Roge'r Busfleld to the office of Vice Chairman
for the coming year. Seconded. Motion was made that the nominations
be closed and a unanimous vote cast for Roger Busfleld.
Nomination of N. C. Bovee to the office of Treasurer was made.
Seconded and carried.
Nomination of John DeCarlo to the office of Secretary was made.
Seconded and carried.
The next meeting of the Board wilt be January 15, 1969. At that time,
the new offlcers of the Board will decide on meeting dates for the coming
Meeting was adjourned at 2:20 p. m.
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