C H N T R A L III I CHI G AND N I V K R SIT Y
BOARD OF TROSTERS
February 4, 1986
Central Michigan University Board of Trus tees
February 4, 1986
Wembers present: Mr. Raymond A. LaBounty, ChaIr;
Dr. Bernadine N. Denning; Mr. Mitchell D. Kehet!an;
Or. Gordon N. Lambie; Mr. William C. OdykLrk; Mrs. Margaret ADn
RLecke r ; Mrs . Alice Tomboulian; Mr. Arthur E. Ellis, Interim
Membe r absent: Ms . Rachael E. Moreno .
Also attending: Dr . John E. Cantelon , Provost; Mr . James L.
Hill, Vice President fo r Student Affairs; Mr . Richard L.
Miller , Secretar y to the Boar d of Tr ustees; Mr . Jerry R. Tubbs,
Vice President for Business and Pinance .
The meeting was called to order by Chair LaBounty at 2:54 p .m.
It was moved by Mr s. Ma r garet Ann RLccker, seconded by
Mr . Mitche ll Kehet1an , that the Board now convene in closed
session to review the specific contents ot applicatio ns
submitted by presidential candidates who have requested
On a roll call vote seven (7) members voted "yes . " There were
no "no" vo te s , one member absent . Two-thirds ot the members
appo inted and serving having voted for the motion , the Chair
declared the motion approved.
Members of the Presidential Search Committee and Administrati on
were asked to remain .
The Chair recessed the open meeting at 2:57 p .m •
The Chair reconvened the open special meeting at 3:10 p.m.
The Chair r ead the following statement:
Special Meeting con ti nued
"MR . ELLI S HAS SERVED THE UNIVERS ITY AS INTERIM PRESIDENT
SINCE JULY 1985. DURING THE PAST SEVEN MONTHS HIS ACCOM PL iSHMEHTS
HAVE EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. HE HAS MOVED QU ICKLY TO
MA KE THE AFFILIATION OF eMU WITH MMI OPERATIONAL. HE HAS
ESTABLISHED AN EXCELLENT PATTERN OF BOARD-ADMINI STRATION
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS BASED UPON OPEN COMMUNICATIONS AND PULL
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION . HE HAS STRENGTHENED THE LIAI SON
BETWEEN THE UN IVERSITY AND STATE EXECUTIVE AND LEGI SLAT IVE
LEADERSH I P . THE CAPITAL NEEDS OF THE UNIVERSITY HAVE BEEN
RECOGNIZED AND ADDRESSED IN AN UNPRECEDENTED WAY BY THE
LEGISLATURE AND THE GOVE RNOR. THE PAST SEVEN MONTHS HAVE
INDEED BEEN GOOD FOR CENTRAL MI CH IGAN UNIVERSITY .
"THE BOARD IS CONVINCED THAT MR. ELLIS'S EXPERI ENCE,
TALENTS AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNIVERSITY ARE PRECISELY THE
STRE NGTHS NEEDED IN THE PRESIDENCY OF CMU AT THIS TIME .
"THE UNIVERS ITY SCREENING COMMITTEE HAS PERFORMED AN
OUTSTANDING SERVICE FOR THIS UNIVERS ITY . THE COMMITTEE
ADDRESSED ITS TASK IMMEDIATELY UPON RECE IVING ITS CHARGE AND
UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF ITS CHA I R, PROFESSOR THAVENET. MOVED • •
QUICKLY THROUC!! THE LONC AND DIFFICULT SEARCH PROCESS THAT WAS
NECESSARY TO PRODUCE THE BEST PRESIDENT IAL CANDIDATES AVAILABLE
TO THE UNIVERSITY . THOSE CANDIDATES RECOMMENDED BY THE SCREEN_
INC COMMITTEE TO THE BOARD I ERE EXCELLENT CANDIDATES 1 1TH
STRONG PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS. ALL ARE OUTSTANDING PEOPLE
WITH SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION .
AT THE POINT OF DECISION, HOIEVER, IT 'AS THE UNAN IMOUS
CONCLUS ION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT THE UNIVERSITY 'OULD
BE BEST SERVED BY ASKING MR. ELLIS TO CONTINUE IN THE OFF ICE OF
It was mo ved by Dr . Gor don Lambie, seconded by Mrs . Ma r gare t
Ann Riecker, and carried una nimously, tbat t be fol l owing
resolution be adopted:
BE IT RESOLVED , That tbe Board of Trus t ees of Cent ra l
Mi chigan University is asking Mr. Ar th ur E. El lis t o
continue i n the office of President .
Special Meeting c onti nued
It was moved by Dr. Co rdon Lambie, seconded by Mr s . Margaret
Ann Riecker, and adopted, tbat the Board ad journ.
The meet ing adjourned at 3:i3 p.m.
Secretary to the Board o t Trustees
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