Central Michigan University Board of Trus tees
Holiday Inn at Spring Lake, Michigan
July 19, 1985
Members present : Mr. Raymond A. LaBounty, Chair;
Mr . Mitchell D. Kehetian ; Dr. Gordon N. Lambie; Ms . Rachael E.
Moreno ; Mr. Will iam C. Odykirk ; Mrs. Margaret Ann Riecker;
Mrs . Alice Tomboulian; Mr. Arthur E. Ellis, I nt e rim President .
Member absent: Dr . Ber nadine N. Denning .
Also attending: Dr . John E. Cantelon , Provost ; Mr. James L.
Hill, Vice President for Student Affairs ; Mr. Richard L.
Miller, Secretary to the Board of Trustees; Dr . Dennis J .
Thavenet, Chair of Presidential Search Commi ttee; Mr. Jerry R.
Tubbs , Treasurer of t he Board of Trustees and Vice President
for Business and Finance .
The meeting was called to order by Chair LaBounty at 9:46 a .m.
It was moved by Ms . Rac hael Moreno, seconded by Or. Gordon
Lambie, and carried, tha t the minutes of the June 7, 1985
meet ing be approved as submitted.
It was moved by Ms . Rachael Moreno, seconded by Dr . Gordon
Lamb i e, and carried, that J . Alan Hammack , Prof essor , Speech
Communication and Dramatic Arts, be granted Emeritus rank and
that the following resolution be adopted .
WHER EAS, J. Alan Hammack has been a faculty member in
the Department of Speech Communication and Dramatic
Arts at Central Michigan University fo r the past 28
WHEREAS , He has directed 55 productions for the
Unive rsi ty Theatr e, and taught theatre and
interpretation courses each semester ; and
Emeri tus Rank continued
WHEREAS , He has served on al l de pa r t ment committees
a nd pe r fo r med the duties of Area Coordinato r of
Theatre a nd I nter pretation for six yea r s ; and
WHER EAS , He has given countless bours of advice and
ca r e to hundreds of CMU students pas t and prese nt;
WHEREAS, He has been tireless in his University a nd
commun i ty o rganization partic ipation; and
WHEREAS , He has always respected and encouraged
e valuation a nd change in himself , in his colleagues,
and i n the goal s o f higher education; Now therefore
RESOLVED , That the Board of Trustees, on behalf of
the Universit y commun ity, expresses appreciat ion and
gratitude t o J . Al an Hammack for his contributions
to Central Michigan Universi ty and exte nds Pr ofessor
Eme r itus rank.
PRKSIDKNTIAL SEARCH: (Assess. and Development Committee)
Fol l owi ng a progress report on t he pres i dential search process
by Ms . Mo r e no a nd Dr . Thavenet , i t was moved by Ms . Rachael
Moreno , seconded by Mrs . Margaret Ann Riecker , and carr ied,
that t he following adve rti sement be approved for printing in
The Ch r onicl e of Highe r Educ ation.
CENTRAL MICH IGAN UNIVERSITY
Mt. Pleasant , Michigan
The Board of Trus tees of Central Mi c higan University
invites nomina tion s o r expressions of inte r est for
the presidency of t he University .
Cen tral Michigan i s a comprehens l ve un L v(~r" 1 ty that
en r olls approximately 16 ,000 students at the undergraduate
and graduate levels . It o ff e rs t e n
baccalaureate deg rees as well as selected deg r ees at
the ma s t e r' s and doc torul level~ through its acad emic
divis i o ns: the College of Arts and Sciences; School
of BUSiness Admi ni s tration; School of Education ,
PreSidential Search continued
Health and Human Services; School of Extended
Learning; and School of Grad uate Studies . The
University is gover ned by an eigh t - membe r Board of
Trustees appointed by t he Governor . It is l ocated in
Nt. Pleasant , a city of appr oximately 30,000 l oca. t~d
in the center o f the lower pe n insul a .
Nominations or resumes should be sent to:
Professor Dennis J . Thavenet , Chair
Presidential Sear ch Committee
Warriner Hall 252
Cen tral Michigan Un ive r sity
Mt . Pleasant, MI 48859
Tbe Search Committee will beg in the r e v iew o f candidates
on approximately September 15, 1985 . As an
affirmative acti<?n , equa l o pportun i ty employer, CMU
welcomes the nom1nations of wome n and minorities .
It wa: moved by Ms . Ra c hael Mo r eno, seconded by Mrs . Margare t
Ann R1ecker, and carried, tha t the fol lowing presidential
selection cri teria as ame nded be a pp rove rl .
THE PRBS IDENCY
CBNTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Central Michigan Unive r sity o f fe r s a challenge to any
presidential ca nd idate Who s e eks a un i ve r sity with an
excellent faculty that is c ari ng and de di ca ted , a
student body with exceptional academic promise , an
open and recept i ve Board of Tr ustees t hat is eager t o
support the president i n t he governance of the
unive rsi ty, a long tradition of teachi ng excellence
and non - traditional education, a histo r y of sound
financial and r ?source ma nagement , and an attractive
campus located 1n a p r og r essive bUSiness and
agricultural community .
Candidates fo r the presi dency o f Central Mi c h igan
UniVersity should exhibit many of the fol lowing
Presid e n t ial Search conti nue d
The ability to refine and articulate in cooperation
with the university community the mission and goals
of the University as a community of scholars--what we
are and what we can become .
Academic leadership undergirded by a successful
record of senior administrative experience that
releases the creative energies necessary for the
University to fulfill its promise.
Willingness and ability to communicate the
University ' s vision to the alumni, the Leg i slature,
foundations, and other Mi chigan constituencies .
Powerful and persuasive advocacy of the University's
important mission of superior undergraduate
instruction with a uniform commitment to the quality
and integrity of the degrees that are offered .
Recognition of the Uni versity 's graduate and research
programs as an important part of CMU's mission and
service to the peopl e of Mi ch i gan .
Poster innovation and responsible risk-taking to meet
the changing educational needs of the community
served by the University.
Demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship,
research, and creative activities with a sensitivity
to a climat e of academic freedom essential for these
A record of successful financial planning and
management with its corollary needs for planning
major capital fundraising and for negotiating in
good faith with the University's several collective
bargaining units .
Exhibit strong leadership in developing the
University's public service role and relating that
role to the economics , pol i tical, and social needs of
A commitment to attracting the highest quality
faculty and staff with forthright and aggressive
initiatives for the creation of a pluralistic
Pr e sidential Sear ch c on tinued
academic community that reflects the state that the
University serves .
Willingness to participate in the local community
with a view toward harmonizing the interests of the
university community and its Mt . Pleasant neighbors .
GENERAL FUND BUDGET, 1 98 5- 8 ~ :
It was moved by Mr. William Odykirk, seconded by Ms . Rachael
Moreno , and carried, that the following resolution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board of Tr ustees adopts the
General Pund Budget for the 1985-86 fiscal year as
presented. Contracting authority for Maintenance,
Renovation , Refurbishing and Equipment projects
exceeding $50 , 000 is hereby granted as outlined i n
Appendix A of the General Fund Budget . The President
and the Presi dent's designees are delegated authority
to expend funds as appr oved in the General Fund
Budget and also to transfer from or to accounts in
the Gener a l Fund Budget and other funds of the
Un iver s i ty . (Copy on file in the Office of the
Secretary . )
~XT ENDED LEARN ING BUDGET , 1985 86:
I t was moved by Mr. William Odykirk, seconded by Dr. Gor don
Lambie , and carried, that the fo l lowing resolution be adopted .
BE IT RESOLVED, That the proposed 1985-86 budget for
Extended Learning is received. The President and the
President's designees are authorized through June 30,
1986 to e~pend funds in connection with Extended
Learning within the revenues received from this
operation . (Copy on file in the Office of the
RESIDENCES AND AUXILIARY SERVICES BUDGET, 1985 86:
It was moved by Mr. William Odykirk, seconded by Ms. Rachae l
Moreno, a nd carried, that the following resolution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, Tha t the 1985-86 proposed budget tor
Residences and Auxiliary Services is approved. The
President and the President ' s designees are authorized
through June 30, 1986 to expend funds in
connection with Residences and Au x i liary Services
within the revenues received from this operation .
Contracting authority for Maintenance, Renovation ,
Refurbishing and Equipment projects exceeding $50 , 000
is hereby granted as outlined on pages 12 and 13 of
the Residences and Auxiliary Services Budget for
1985-86 . (Copy on file in the Office of the
Secretary . )
RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR'~. COMUISSlq~ REPORT:
It was moved by Mrs . Alice Tomboulian, seconded by Ms . Rachael
Moreno , and carri ed , that the following resolution be adopted .
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees commends the
report giving Central Michi gan University's response
to the report and recommendations of the Governor ' s
Commission on the Future of Higher Education in
Michigan, and acknowledges the distribution of the
r eport by the University admin i stration .
AUTHORITY TO RATIfY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT~:
It was moved by Ms. Rachael Moreno, seconded by llr . William
Odykirk, and carried that the following resolutions be adopted .
Collective Bargai ning Agreement s
BE IT RESOLVED, That the President , with the approval
of the Chair of the Board of Trustees, is authorized
to ratify and to sign collective bargaining agree ments
for fiscal years 1985-86, 1986-87 and 1987-88
on behalf of the Board of Trustees with the follOwing
1uth. to Ratify Col. Bargaining Ag r ee. continued
eMU Staff Association
Nat i o nal Association of Broadcast Employees and
Super v i sory-Technical Association-Michigan Education
Support Personnel Association
~~ment to Collective Barga ining Agreement
BE IT RESOLVED, That the President , with the approval
of the Chair of the Board of Trustees, is authorized
to ratify and to sign on behalf of the Board of
Trustees a supplement to the collective bargaining
agreement with the Police Officers Association of
Michigan for fiscal years 1985- 86 and 1986-87.
It was moved by IAr. William Odykirk, seconded by \lr . Mitchell
Kehetian, and carried, that the fol l owing resolution be
BE I T RESOLVED, That the Board ot Trustees rescinds the
au t hor i ty given at the March 4, 1983, Board of
Trustees meeting to t he PreSident or his deSig nee to
sel l or convey all o f the University's rights, title
or interest in and to the Hood-Hostutler Pr operty
described bel ow .
Hood-Hostutler Property: The fol l owing described
premi ses situated in the City of Mt . Pleasant, County
of Isabella , and State of Michigan, to wit:
Commencing at the South Quarter Corner of said
Section 22 ; thence South 890 04' 05" West a distance
of 685 . 34 feet along the south line of said section;
thence N 000 53' 55" West a distance of 33 . 00 feet to
the point of beginning which 1s on the north right of
way li ne of Broomfield Road; thence South 89004' 05"
West a distance of 169 . 99 feet along the north right
of way line of Broomfield Road ; thence North
67014' 05" West a distance of 27.59 feet along the
proposed Northeasterly right of way line of West
Broomfield Prope rty continued
r-ampus Drive to a point 33 . 00 feet East of the
Center Line of West Camp us Drive; thence North
00 0 43' 07" West a distance of 188 . 81 feet along
the propose1 eas t rIght of way line of West
Campus Drive; thence North 89 0 04' 05" East a
d i stance of 194.66 fee t ; thence South 00 0 53 ' 55"
East a distance of 199.90 feet to the poi nt of
beg in ning .
~~KE HISTORICAL LIBRARY BOARD OP GOVERNORS:
It was moved by Mrs . Al ice Tomboulian, seconded by Mr . William
Odykirk , and carried , that the foll owing reso lut ion be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That Mrs . Janet House, Berrien Spr ings ,
having been r ecommended by the Board of Governo r s, is
appoin ted to a five - year term on the Board of Governors,
Cl a rke Historical Library .
PERSONNEL RECOMMENDATIONS :
It was moved by Dr . Gordon Lambie , s e conded by Mr s . Margaret
Ann Kiec ker, and carried, that the personnel recommendations as
s ub~itted on pages 1-14 of the agenda be approved .
GRANT APPLICATION NOTIFICATION:
President Ellis notified the Board of the Unive r sity'S proposal
to the U. S. Department of Education's Bili ngual Education
Program to es tablish an Objibwe Bil ingual /Bic ul t ural Teacher
Training Project. The Chair expressed a consens us of the Boaro
encouraging pursuit of the gra nt .
It was moved by Mrs. Margaret Ann Riecker, seconded by
Mr . William Odykirk, and ca rried, that gifts r eceived during
the month of May in the amount of $124,202.21 be accepted with
It was moved by Mrs . Margaret Ann Riecker , seconded by
Mrs . Alice Tomboulian, and carri ed , that grants awarded du ring
the month of June 1985 in the amount of $91 , 186 be accepte d.
REPORT OF INVISTMENT ACTIV ITY :
It was moved by Ms . Rac hael Moreno , seconded by Dr . Gordon
Lambie , and carried, that the Report of I nves tment Act i vi ty for
May 1985 be accepted .
PRESIDENT 'S REPORT:
Mr. Arthur El lis, Interim President , tbanked the Board for his
appointment , and for supportive statements f o r the University
staff . He e xpressed his apprec iaiton to publlc o r fic ials for
their support of higher education .
~J BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
It was moved by Mrs . Margare t Ann Riecker, seconded by Mrs.
Alice Tomboulian , and carried , that the appointment of
Dr . Robert Hefner to a three- year term , July 1, 1985 - June 30 ,
1988 , on the Michigan Molecular Institute ( MMI) Board of
Directo r s be approved .
Tbe re wi l l be an Open Forum, Friday, Septembe r 6 , at 1:30 p.m.
in the President's Confe rence Room of the Bovee Universi ty
Vice Preside nt Tubb3 reported that a reserve of $300 ,000 had
been r eestablished for special pr ojects.
Provost Cantelon reported that state appropriations thi s year
estahlish funding f or an IIM PI which , it appea r s , will be
created as a granting age ncy .
Vice President Hill pro vided a status report on the proposed
studen t events b u i l ding .
The Chair adjourned the meeting at 10:50 a .m.
Richard L. Mille r
Secretary to the Board of Trustees
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