I MTRAL MI C HIGAN UNIVERSITY
8 0 A ROO P T R D S TEE S
December II, 1987 •
Ce ntral Mic hi gan Unive r s ity Board of Trustees
Mt . Pleasant , Mi c h l gan
December 11 , 1987
Members present: Or. Gordon N. Lambie, Chair; Dr . Bernadine N.
Denning; Ur . Mitchell D. Kehetian; IIr . Raymond A. LaBounty;
Ms . Rachael E. Moreno; ~r. William C. Odyklrk; Mrs . Margaret Ann
Riecker; Mrs . Alice Tombaul!an; Mr . Arthur E. Ellis, President .
Members absent: None.
Also attending: Dr. Edward B. Grant, Interim Vice President for
Administration; ~r . Russell L . Herron, Secretary to the Board of
Trustees; Mr . James L. Hill, Vice President tor Student Affairs;
Dr. Janice M. Reynolds, Acting Provost; ~r. Jerry R. Tubbs,
Treasurer ot the Board of Trustees and Vice President for
Business and Finance .
The meeting was called to order by Chair i.ambie at 10:40 a .m.
It was moved by "r . Kehetian. seconded by Mrs . Tomboulian, and
carried, that the !:'Iinutes of Novembe r 6, 1987, be approved as
EMER I TUS RANK :
I t was moved by Ms. Moreno, seconded by \Irs . Tomboulian, and
carried, that the following resolution granting emeritus rank to
L. Mi chael Carson, Prof essor, Chemis try. be adopted.
WHEREAS, L. ),Itchael Carson has devoted twenty-eight years
of full-Ume service to Central ~.lichigaD University as
a faculty member in the Department 01 Chemistry; and
WHERBAS, He has provided invaluable leadership and
outstanding dedication to the teaching of chemistry;
WHEREAS, He has devoted much time and energy to the
development of alternative teaching methods and an
lnnovative course ror non-science majors; and
Eme r i Lus Rank continued
WHEREAS, He has become known for ~is integrity, unselfish
service, commitment and dedication to Central ~ichlgan
University; Now be it therefore
RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees, on behalf of the
University community, expresses appreciation and
gratitude to L. lIichael Carson for his contributions to
Central Michi8an University and extends Professor
Emeritus rank. .
It was moved by Mr. LaBounty , seconded by Mrs. Rlecker , and
carried, that the following resolution grantin8 emeritus rank to
Geo r8e J e nni ngs, Di r ec t o r / Housing , Auxili ary Services, be
WHEREAS, George Jennings served as a loyal and important
member of the Auxiliary Servicos staff at Central
Michigan University tor 21 years; and
WHEREAS, He helped develop and maintain a level of
residence hall living deemed outstanding by national
professional standards; ano
WHEREAS, His support of the ~learning tor living"
concept of residence hall life has contributed to the
maintenance of high occupancy at Central Wichigan
Unive r sity at a time when many other institutions
suffered declining occupancy; and
WHEREAS, He assisted in the trainIng and development
01 1I0using professionals; and
WHEREAS , He maintained his professional competence
th rough participation tn Universtty , community and
professional associations through the years; Now be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees, on behalf of the
Unive r sity community, exp resses g ratitude and
appreciation to Geo rge Jennin8S for his contributions
to Central Michigan Unive r sity and extends Emeritus
COMPOTER EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION: (Finance Commi ttee)
It ... as fIIOved by "Ir . Odyki rk , secondod by Ms . "10 reno , and carried,
that the following r esolution be adopted .
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board ot Tr ustees authorizes
t he President o r hi$ designee to make expenditu res not
to exceed $140,000 tor t he acquisition ot computer
equipment related to the administrAtive software
imp l emen ta tion .
BUDGET AND CAPITAL OOTLAY REQUESTS FOR 1988- 89: ( Finance Com)
I t was moved by Mr. Odyk i rk, seconded by Ms . Mo r eno, and carried,
that the fo l lowing resolution be adopted .
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Central ~ichigan University
Budget Request , 1988-89 and Fiscal Year 1988-89
Capital Outlay Budget Request are approved . (Copies
are on tile in the Otfice of the Secretary) . • ~ BAY CITY PUBLIC RADIO STATION : (Fi nance Commi ttee)
It was moved by Mr . Odykirk, seconded by Mrs . TombolLlian, and
carried, that the follo.ing resolution be adopted .
WHEREAS Central ~ichigan University and Delta College
are com~ltted to providing public radio se r vice to the
Bay City a rea; Now be it there to re
RESOLVED , That authority be granted to the President
or his designee to engage in a Joint ope r ating agreement
with Delta College , and to tile the necessa r y
ap plicat io ns with t he Federal Communications Commission
for aut ho ri ty to construct t he station , and other
federal agencies to secure construction tunds .
CERTI FICATION OF AVA ILABILITY OF FUNDS : ( Fl na nce Committee )
It was moved by Yr. Odykirk, seconded by ~ r s . Riecker, and
car ried , that the followi ng resolution be adopted .
Certlfication or Availability of Funds continued
WHEREAS, Local match funds must be guaranteed in order
to secure a construction permit a nd grants for a new
radio facility; NolV be it therefore
RESOLVED , That montes to mect the proposed project
lVill he designated by Central Michigan University , and
lVill he allocated from the Universi ty's Development
Fund. In the event the anticipated f unds do not
become available, the Universi ty Is ready to commi t
monies from its Public Broadcasting operation .
INTEGRATED LIBRARY SYSTEM, PHASE I; ( Finance Commi ttee)
It was moved by Mr . Odykirk, seconded by Ms. Moreno, and carried ,
that the fo llolVin g resolution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees authorizes
the President or his designee to make expenditures
not to exceed $51,200 fo r processing of automated
archival tapes for the Park Library as the tirst
phase in installing the integrated lihrary system ,
SENIOR OFFICER A.ND PRESIDENTIAL COMPENSATION 1987- 88: ( Fin Com)
It lVas moved by Mr . Odykirk, seconded by Dr . Denning , and
carried , that the fol lOwing re~olution be adopted .
BE IT RESOLVED, That salary increases tor the President
and Senior Officers for 1987-88 as lVell as changes In
the compensation package tor Seni o r Ofticers a r e
approved as submitted, retroactive to June 28, 1987.
Ell is, Arthur
Vice Presi dents
Tubbs , Jerry R.
Hill, James L .
Senior Officer and Pr esidential Comp 1987- 88
Johnstone, Ronald J .
Weathe r ford, John
Herron, Russell L .
Tru ll inger , Robert S .
Li ndley, Jean C.
Murphy, David E.
Dunham, R. William
Ru l ong, Robert
Sente r , Mary
Part-ti.e Regular SO·
Hanson, Robert D. 1/4
Reynolds , LeRoy 1/2
McLauchlin, Robert 3/4
Ingram, Franklyn 7/8
Burlington, Roy 5/8
Yu, Paul 5/8
Cook, Wells 1/4
Logsdon, Martha 5/8
69 , 000
67 , 000
63 , 000
62 , 000
. Part-time regular SO salaries listed are the b a se rates fo r
these employees, not their actual salaries . A halt-time SO at
$50,000, for instance, would be paid $25,000 as an SO with the
remainder of his/her sal ary paid at the half-time rate o f his/
her other assignment .
Vacation Pay A.cc u.ula t lon. Senior officer s will continue to
accrue vacation time to a. maxim um ot 300 hours. Individuals
terminating trom CMU will be limited to a maximum payment for
accrued vacation time of 160 hours . To allow i ndividuals to
adj ust for t his change in practi ce, the maximum payment lVill be
applied to 250 hours as of July 1, 1988, 200 hours as at July 1,
1989, and 160 hours as ot July 1, 1990, and the r eafter .
• • EXTERNAL AUDITOR SELECTION: (PLoa nce Committee)
It was moved by Mr. OdykLrk, seconded by Ms. Moreno , and carried,
that the following resolution be adopted .
BE IT RESOLVED, That Arthur Andersen be retained as
auditors fo r the fiscal year ending June 30, 1988 and
for the four subsequent f15cal yea r s , unless the
Univers ity terminates the agreement for inadequate
ACCEPTANCE OP GIPTS POR REWA INORR OP 1981 : (Fi na nce Committee)
It was moved by Mr. Odykirk, seconded by Dr . Denning, and
carried , that the following resolution be adopted .
8E IT RESOLVED, That the President or his designee is
authorized on behalf of the Board of Trustees to accept
any gifts to the University durIng the remainder ot the
calendar year 1987.
ALLOCATION OF DEVE1.oPWENT PUND !:tONUS POR SPI':CI AL PROJECTS:
It was moved by Mr. Odykirk, seconded by Dr. Denning, and
carried, that the following resolution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the allocation of unrestricted
gifts as noted below Is approved and ratified.
Pr esident's Specia l Purpose Pund 1987-88 $11 ,668
UPDATR OF FINANCIAL PLAN: (Finance Committee)
Interim Vice PresLdent Grant presented an update of the fLnancial
plan, including assumptions made for 1988-89 and their implications
for the financinl state of the University.
REPORT OF INVESTWENT ACTIVITY : (Finance CoaDittee)
The Board received a Report of Investment Activity for October
HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIHNT: (Academic Aftairs eo..ittee)
It is was moved by Mrs . Tomboulian, seconded by Mrs. Riecker, and
carried, that the followinl resolution granting an honorary
Doctor of Public Service delree to Margaret M. Heckler, U. S .
Ambassador to Ireland, be adopted.
8E IT RESOLVED, That tho Board of Trustees approves the
awarding of an honor ary Doctor of Public Se r vice
degree to Margaret M. Heckler , U. S. Ambassador to
Ireland, at the December 1987 commencement ceremonies.
Ambassador Heckler wIll also be the commencement speaker .
DECEWBER GRADUATION LIST : (Acade_ic Affairs Co.mittee)
It was moved by Mrs . Tomboul1an, seconded by ~r . Qdykirk, and
carried, that the list of prospective graduates for December
1987 , upon certification of the Registrar and acceptance by the
Academic Senate , be approved .
SABBATICAL LEAVB AND TENURE REOQWMENDATIONS: (Academic Arfairs
CoIIIIai t toe)
The Academic Affai r s Committee recommended Board approval of
sabbatical leave proposals and a tenure recommendation which
appear as part of the pe r sonnel transactions .
EDlIN J. TOILE PROFESSORSHIP IN EDUCATION: (Academic Aftairs
It was moved by Mrs . Tomboulian, seconded by Dr. Denning , and
ca rr ied, that the following resolution establishing The Edwin J.
Towle Pr ofessor ship In Education be adopted.
WH EREAS , Central Mi c higan Uni ve r sity is dedicated to
the pursuit of academiC e~cellencej and
WHEREAS, the Sc hool of Educatio n, Health and Human
Services is continually striving to t rain better
. •• Tow1e Pr ofessorship ••• con ti nued
WHEREAS, The Unive rsi ty community is one in its
desire to provide students with the highest quality
and most advanced educational exper ience possihle;
WHEREAS, The University wishes to establish a lAsting
tribute to the commitment and generosity of
Mr . Towle; Now be it therefore
RESOLVED, That The Edwin J. Towle Professorship in
Education be established .
Mrs. Tomboulian, chair of the AcademiC Affairs Committee,
reported that the committee heard reports by Acting Provost
J anice Reynolds on the progress of the Science and Technology
Center , Faculty Association contract, Det roit IPCD program, and
academic division priorities. Dr . francis Molson, chair of the
Academic Senate, reported on recent Senate activities.
INTBRNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP: (Stude nt Affairs
It was moved by Mr, LaBounty, seconded by Mrs. Tomboulian, and
carried, that the followi ng resolution be adopted .
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Tnternational Development Program
Scholarship description is modified to e~clude a
financial need requirement, and that the follOwing
statement is approved for printing in the University
International Developaent Progra. Scholarship
This program, supported by gifts and grants, was
established to promote studies of global issues and
international understanding . The objective is to
e~pose ind1viduals to a multicultural environment
focusing upon the ways in which various nations cope
with problems involving moder nization and underdevelopment
. The scholarship provides up to a
maximum of tuition and rooo and board to undergraduate
and graduate students on the basis of
STUDENT DISCIPLINARY CODB CUANGE : (Student Affairs eo.mittee)
It was moved by Mr . LaBounty, seconded by Mr . Kehetian, and
carried, that the following resolution be adopted .
WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees has delegated to the
President the authority to promulgate rules a nd
regulations pertaining to student rights and responsibUit\.
IIIEREAS, The President has approved certain changes
1n the Poltcy and Procedures Relating to Student
Rights and Responsibilities , and these changes affect
the involvement of the Boa rd of Trustees in the
disciplinary process; Now be it therefore
ItESOLVED, That the changes app roved by the President
in Sections 3.11,4 . 11, and 5 . 3 . 12 of the PolLcy and
Procedures Relating to Student Rights and Responsibilities
are hereby ratified.
STAFF REPORT: (Student Aftairs COIIIIIi ttee)
Dr. Ross Rapport, Counseling Center, reported on the CMU Alcohol
and Drug Abuse and Prevention Program.
Chair Moreno reported that the presidential search p rocess will
meet or be ve ry near the proposed time line. A statement w111 be
issued to the media when the final phase is enter ed ,
PERSONNKL RECOMMENDATIONS :
It was moved by Mrs. Riecker, seconded by Dr. Den ni ng, and
ca rri ed , that personnel r ecommendations as submitted on pagos 1-
12 of the agenda be approved .
It was moved by Dr . Den ni ng , seconded by Mr s . Riecker . a nd
carried, that gifts r eceived during October 1987 in the amount of
$217,694 . 27 be accepted with appreciation .
PRES IDENT 'S REPORT:
President Ellis reported that the 1987-88 President's Report 1s
available . The University 1s aware of State budget problems; we
should have a level or eoncern, but not a level of fear .
Mr . Kehetian commended tbe President tor the 1987 year-appointments,
structuring--will make it more pleasant tor the new
Ms . Moreno thanked Jean Lindley tor being around when needed .
It was moved by Us . Moreno, seconded by Dr . Denning, and car r ied,
that the meeting be adjourned . The mecting was adjourned at
Russell L . Herron
Secretary to the Board or
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