C E N T R A L M I C H GA. M U N VB R SI T Y
8 0 A ROO P T R U S T H K S
January 2 3 . 19R7
Central Mi c higan UniversLty Board ot Trustees
Mt. Pleasant, Mi chigan
January 23 , 1987
Members present: Dr . Gordon N. Lambie , Chair; Mr. Mitchell D.
Kehetian; Ms. Rachael E. Moreno; Nr. William C. Odykirk;
M.rR. Margaret Ann Riecker; \\rs. Alice Tomboulian; Mr. Arthur E.
Mel'lbers absent: Dr. Be rnadine N. Denning , Mr . Raymond A.
Also attending: Mr . Russell L. Herron , Secr etary to the Boa r d
of Trustees; Mr. James L. Hill, Vice President for Student
Affairs; Or. Jan lee M. Reynolds, Acting Provost; I4r . Jerry R.
Tubbs, Treasurer of the Boa rd of Tr ustees and Vice President
for Business and Finance .
The meeting was called to order by Chair Lambie at lO:3A a.m.
It was IIIOved by "r. William Odykirk, seconded by Mrs. lIargaret
Ann Riecker, and carried, that the Minutes of the Dece ... ber 12 ,
1986 meeting be approved as submitted .
It was moved by M.rs. Margaret Ann Riecker, seconded by
Mrs . Alice Tomboulian, and carried, that the followlng retire_
ment resolution for Shawmut Chris tensen, Assis tant Directo r,
Oftice o f Student I.i te , be adopt~<1.
WHEREAS, Shaw Christensen has devoted thirteen and onehalt
years t o working with students at Central
Michigan Uni verslty in the Office of Student Lite , and
is highly respected by students , faculty and staff;
WHEREAS, She has se rved a large number of international
students. students with handicaps and others:
Retirement Resolutions continued
WHEREAS, Her personaL integrity, dedication to the
welfare of college age youth, and consistently high
and ethical standards have been an example to all with
whom she came into contact; and
WHEREAS , She provided leadership and direction in
helping oake Central Michigan University a barrier
tree campus accessible to all students; and
WHEREAS. She has been consistently concerned with the
total educational , social , and personal needs of
students; Now be it therefore
RESOLVED, That the Board ot Trustees, on behalt ot the
University community, expresses appreciation anrl
gratitude to MrlL Shawmut Christensen for her
contributions to Central ~ichigan University.
It was moved by Ms. Rachael Moreno, seconded by ~rs . MarKaret
Ann Riecker, and carried, that the following resolution for
Howard L. Varne y, M.D •• lIealth Services, be adopted .
WHEREAS, Howard Varney has. since 1973, served as a
loyal and dedicated physician in the University's
Health Services; and
WHEREAS, He has provided exemplary leadership during
the course ot his career at Central Uichigan
University. as Director, Medical Oirector and Chief of
Staff of the Univ e r sity's Health Services; and
WHEREAS. He has se rved as adjunct instructor. associate
professor and professor in the Department of
Health Education and Health Science; and
WHEREAS, He has been faithful to the high ethical and
professional standards of the practice of medicine in
the medical care, guidance, counseling and education
of thousa nds ot Central Michigan University students;
WHEREAS, He has been an active participant in many
professional and community services and activities
that reflect favorably on the University; Now be it
Reti r eme n t Resolu tions eonti nued
RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees, on behalf of the
University COMmunity expresses appreciation a nd grati_
tude to Dr. Ho.ard L. Varney for his contributions to
Central Michigan University .
Mrs . Margaret Ann Riecker introduced State Representative
Joanne Emmons . Representative Emmons is a membe r of the
rollo_ing committees: taxation, elections , senior citizens and
retirement , and vice chair of colleges and unive r sities .
CIIARTHR AMENOMSNT :
It was moved by Ms . Rachael HoreDo, seconded by Mr s . Margaret
Ann Riecker, and carried . that the follo.ing amendment to the
Central ~lichigan Unive r sity Board of Trustees Charter be
BE IT RESOLVED , That Section 1 of Article IV of the
Charter of t he Board ot Trustees ot Cent ral Michigan
University be amended to read as tollows:
Section 1 . Or ga n iza tional MeetiDg_ The Boa rd
of Trustees shall elect officers ot the Roa rd
annually at the la8~ JUNE meeting of ~Re
ea l e A ~a p EACH year .
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED , That Rection 3 ot Articl e IV
of the Charter shall be amended to r ead a~ follows:
Secti on 3 . Te rm o f Ot f i ce . Officers of the
Board will take otfice the first day ot Ja Awa p¥
JULY suhsequent to election by the Roa rd and will
hold that otfice for a term of one year .
BE IT FURTHER RRSOLVED, That oftice rs elected in
December 1986 will serve until Ju l y t , 1988 as a
method of imp l ement1 ng this Charter change .
REQOESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD :
Nr . Gerald Lindquist rega rding University involvement 1n the
dunes area of Grand Haven .
Ms . Ka r en Kr zywada regarding reinstatement ot varsity swimminl
Tr ustee Moreno requested a presentation at the April meeting of
the Student Affairs Committee regarding reinstatement of
swil!l1ling teams .
INTERNAL AUDIT : (Fi nance Commi t tee )
Mr . William Odyki r k, Chair of the Finance Committee, repo r ted
t hat the committee met i n closed seNsion with Mr . William
Fager lund, Internal Auditor .
PARI! HG LOT 33: ( Finance Co.mittee)
I t was moved by Mr. William Odyki r k, seconded by Mr ili . Ma r ga r et
Ann Rlecke r , and carried , tha t the followi ng resolution be
a do pted .
WHEREAS, The Unive r sity will const r uc t a new Industrial
Education Building on the site of existing Pa r king
Lot 51, and a new major pa rking lot is r equired on
the east pe r imeter of t he University's cen tral
campus; Now he it therefo re
RESOLVED , That contra ct i ng authori t y fo r t he North
Po r tion of new Parking Lo t 33 be g r a nted to the
President fo r an amoun t no t to exceed $300,000 .
MAIN HIGH VOLTAGR SIITCIIGHAR: ( Fi nan ce Committee)
I t was moved by Nr. Wlll iam Od yk irk, seconded by ~r.
Kehet ! a n, a nd carr ied , that t he following r esolution
WHEREAS , The service main high voltage switchgea r has
failed twice and Is i n need of r eplacement; and
Ma i n Il1gh Voltage Switchgear conti nued
WIi EREAS , This equipme nt provides e l ect ri c ity
entire campus; Now be it therefore
t o t he
RESOLVED, That contracting autho r ity tor the main
high voltage switchgear project be granted LO the
Pr esident for an amount not to exceed $1 75 ,000 .
ATS RRALTHLHTICS PROORAM /GROUNDS FACIL ITY, PIIAS8 I I I: (Yi nance
I t was moved by Mr. William Odykirk, seconded by Mrs. Margaret
Ann Riecker, a nd carried , that the tol l ow!.ng resolution be
WHEREAS, The Uni ve r sity is continuing t o e xperi ence
inc reases in a number ot wo rk-re lated injuries and
higher costs associated with those injuries , and the
Healthletics Progra~ will provide preventative and
rehabilitative ca re fo r employees to decrease the
number of injuries and assist in the healing o f
injured e mployees; Now he it t he r efore
RESOLVED, That cont ra ct l ng authority fo r the ATS
Healthletics Program be granted to the Pr es ident o r
his des ignee tor an amount not to e xceed S350,000; Re
RESOLVED, That contracti ng authority for the const
ruction of the Ground s Pacility, Phase III, be
g ranted to the President o r his deSignee tor an
amount not to exceed $100 , 000 .
Trustee ~' o r e n o requested a report fol l owing s ix months ' o perat
l on .
INVHSTIIIBNT ACTIV ITY : (Pi na nce Committee)
The Board received a Report of Investment Activity for November
AFFI RMATIV8 ACT ION/ REGISTRAR ' S OFFI CI': RI': IIIOD8LING PROJ8CT :
( Pi nance Comm i t tee)
It was moved by Mr. William Odykirk, seconded by Mrs . 'hlorgaret
Ann Riecke r. and ca rri ed, that t he t ollo.ing r esolution be
BE IT RESOLVED , That contracting authority t or the
remode ling and refurbishing ot the Affirmative Action
and Registrar's Offices be granted to the President
or his designee for an amount not to exceed $190 . 000 .
DNIVHRS ITY COMPUTER : ( Pinance C~ittee)
Mr . William Odykirk, Chair of the Pinance Committee , reported
that tollowing further discussion of the University ' s administrative
and academic computing needs the comm ittee direc t ed the
Administration to move forward and t o present a proposal.
UNIVBRS ITY INSURANCB PROG RAMS: ( Pinance Co-al t tee)
Ur . William Odykirk , Chai r of the Pina nce Committee, reported
tha t the University is moving toward a self-insured program
which will be a cooperative effort ot s tate colleges and
ACADBMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTBE:
Mr s . Alice Tomboulian , Chai r o f the Academic Affairs Committee,
r e ported that s tatf memhers prese nted reports on the 1987-88
PTE allocation process ( Acting Provost Ja nice Rey nolds), tenure
paramete rs ( Assistant Vice Pr o vost Rohert De8ruin) and the
teacher preparati on consul tant' B r e po r t ( Acting Dean "ichael
ADNINI STRAT IV8 R8LOCATION OY CAM PUS a ECRRATIONAL SBRVI CBS:
(ACademic Aft . i r s)
It was moved hy Mr s . Alice Tomboulian, seconded by Ms. Rachael
Mo reno, and ca rr ied. that the toll owing resolution be adopted •
Admin Reloca of Campus Rec Sery continued
BE IT RESOLVED, That Campus Recreational Services be
administratively relocated from the School ot Education,
Health and Human Services to the Division of Student
Affairs, effective immediately .
STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:
Assistant Vice President Jean Lindl~y presented a report on
residence hall life .
PAUL G. AND SOPHIA H. CARTWRIGIIT YBMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP :
(Student AffaIrs commI ttee)
I t was moved by Ms . Rachael 'toreno, seconded by Mrs . Alice
Tomboulian, and carried, that the following resolution be
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Paul G. and Sophia H.
Cartwright Memorial Scholarship is estahlished and
that the following statement is approved for printing
in the Bulletin .
Paul G. and Sophia H. Car t.right Memorial Scholars hlp
Established in 1987 by Veronica L. (Cartwright)
Telfer , CMU Class of 1970, M.A . 1975 , and Lawrence
Cartwright, CMU Class of 1965, M, A. 1974, Ed.S . 1975,
in memory of their parents, Paul G. and Sophia H.
Cartwright . Earnings f r om the endowment will provide
an annual schola r ship to a CMU junior or senior
pursuing an elementary or secondary education
ROBSRT G. PELL MRMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP : (Stude nt Affai r s Com)
It was moved by lt s . Rachael Uoreno, seconded by Mrl'; . Alice
Tomboulian, and carr ied , that the follo.ing resolution be
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Robert G. Fell Memorial
Scholar ship is established and that the following
statement is approved for printing in the Rulletin .
Robert G. Fell Memorial Scholars hip continued
Rohert G. Fell Memorial Scholarship
Estahlished in 1987 in memory of Robert G. Fell ,
forme r CMU Biology professor . Earnings from the
endowment will provide an annual scholarship to a
CMU student studying Biology.
MARGARET FOLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: (Student Affairs Com)
It was moved by Ms. Rachael ~!oreno, seconded by Mrs. Alice
Tomboulian, and ca rried, that the following resolution be
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Margaret Foley Memorial
Scholarship is established and that the following
statement is approved for printing in the Bulletin .
Margaret Foley Memorial ScholarShip
Established in 1987 to provide an annual scholarship
to a Central Michigan University library science
It was moved by Ilr . J.1it chell Kehetian, seconded hy Mrs . Alice
Tomboulian, and carried, that the rollo.ing resolut ion be
BE IT RESOI.VEO , That the Walter 'Ii' . McCarley, Ph . D.,
Memo rial Scholarship is established and that the
following statement is approved for printing in the
lalter I. McCarley, Ph.D., Memorial Scholarship
Established 1n 1987 to provide an annual scholarship
to a Central !li chigan Unive rsity student pursuing a
ETHBL M. POLHEMUS SCHOLARSHIP fUND: (Studen t Aflair s Co.)
It was moved by Mr. Mitchell Kehetian, seconded by ~s . Rachael
Noreno, and carried , that the lollowlng resolution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Ethel M. Polhemus Scholarship
Fund is ~stablished and that the tollowing statement
is approved for printing in the Bulletin .
Etbel M. Pol hemus Scholarship Pund
Established in 19R7 th rough the estate of Ethel M.
Polhemus to provide a scholarship to a student from
Greenville High School who i s a student at CMU.
ASSESSMENT AND DEVRLOPMENT COMMITTEE:
MS . Rachael More no, Chai r of the Assessment and Oevelop~pnt
Committee , reported that telephone interviews have been
scheduled and a tacilitator to work with the Needs Assessmentl
Presidential Screening Committee should be named soon.
It was moved by Mr . William Odykirk. seconded by Mrs . Alice
Tomboulian, and carried, that personnel recommendations as
submitted on pages 1-8 of the agenda be approved .
It was moved by Mrs . Nargaret Ann Rlecker, seconded by
Mr . William Odykirk, and carried , that gifts received during
November in the amount of $176 , 86R .47 be accepted with
It was moved by .Is. Rachael Moreno, seconded hy Mr . lI'il11am
Odykirk, and ca rried, that a letter be sent to John Sheffler
Dan Bracken and student assistants tor their outs tanding
eltorts in the production of the "Our Pront Porch" series . It
is hoped that one day funds will be available and the program
It was moved by ~Irs. Margaret Ann Riecker, seconded hy
Ms. Rachael Moreno, and car r ied , that the Board move into
closed session fo r the purpose of discussing pendi ng litigation.
Por: Kehetian, Lambie , Moreno, Odyki rk, Riecker,
Tomhoul1an . Against: None . Absent: Oenning , LaBou nty .
Chal r Lambie announced that the Boa rd would recess for five
The Boa r~ convened in closed session at 11:50 a . m.
The Boa rd reconvened in open session at 12: 15 p.m .
It was moved by tlr . Wlillam Odykirk, seconded by Mrs. Margaret
Ann Riecker , and ca rri ed, that the meeting be adjourned .
The meeting adjou rned at 12:15 p .m.
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. R~sell L. Herron
Secreta ry to the Boa rd of Tr ustees
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