E N T R A L M I CHI G A" U N V E R SIT Y
BOA ROO P T R 0 S TEE S
January 29, 1988
• • Central Michigan Unive r sity Boa rd of Tr ustees
Mt. Pleas an t , Mic bigan
January 29 , 1988
Members present: Dr. Gordon N. Lambie, Chair; Dr . Bernadine N.
Denning; Mr. Mitchell O. Kehet!an; Mr . Raymond A. LaBounty;
~Is . Rachael E. Moreno; !.Ir . William C. Odykirk; Mr s . Alice
Tombeultan; Mr . Arthur E. Ellis, President .
Members absent: Mrs. Margaret Ann Rlecker .
Also attending: Dr . Edward B. Grant , Interim Vice President tor
Administration; Mr . Russell L. Herron , Secretary to the Board of
Trustees; Mr . James L. Hill , Vice President tor Student Affairs;
Dr . J anice M. Reynolds, Acting Provost; Mr. Jerry R. Tubbs,
Treasurer of the Board ot Trustees and Vice President for
Business and Finance .
• e The meeting was called to order by Chair Lambie at 8: 10 a.lII .
I t was moved by Ms . Noreno , seconded by Mr . Kehetian, and
carried, that the Boa rd move into closed session to discuss
credentials ot candidates who have requested confidentia l ity .
For: Denning, Kehetian, LaBou nty , Lambie, Moreno, Odykirk,
Tomboulian . Against: None . Absent: Riecker .
The Board moved i nto closed session at R:14 .
The Boa rd r eturned to open session at 11:12 a .m.
It was moved by Ms . Moreno, seconded by Mrs . Tomboulian, and
ca rr ied , t hat the minutes of the December 11 . 1987, meeting be
approved as submitted .
PRESIDENT' S RESIDENCE: (Pinance Committee)
I t was moved by Mr . Odykirk , seconded by Dr . Denning , aDd
car r ied , that the following resolution be adopted •
President ' s Residence cont i nued
BB IT RESOLVED, That the President o r his designee is
autho r ized to purchase a presidential reside nce fo r
an amount not to excoed $290,000 .
It was moved by Mr . Odykirk, seconded by Or. Denning, and
ca rried, that the tollowing resolution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustp.es grant spendIng
authorization to the Presldent or his designee
tor the conversion ot existing racketball cour ts in
Rose Arena into locker rooms for an amount not to
exceed Sl50 , OOO.
UNIVERSITY PAR ~ DEVELOPER OF RECORD : (Finance Co .. l ttee )
It was moved by Mr. Odykirk , seconded by Dr . Denning. and
that the tollowing resolution be adopted .
c.rrie~ • WHEREAS, Barton LaBelle and W. Sidney Smith have
requested Develope r of Record Status f or a proposed
motel/conven tion complex planned to r Lots 1 a nd 2 in
Unive r sity Pa r k , Phase 1; and
WHEREAS , The Middle Michigan Development Corporation
Executive Commi ttee supports this request; No. be it
RESOLVED , That the Board of Tr ustees grants Developer
of Record Stat us to Ur . LaBelle and Mr . Smith f or the
above site for a pe r iod of 120 days e nding May 28,
REPORT OF INVESTMEftT ACTIVITY : ( Finance Com.lttee)
The Board received a Report ot Investment Activity for November
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEB :
The Academi c Affairs Committee heard repor ts by Dr. Bruce Roscoe,
director ot the Unive rsity Honors Program; Or . Hen r y Fulton,
director of International Pr ograms; and Acting Provost Janice
Rey nolds on the allocation of PTE to schools/col lege and the
establishment ot tenure pa rameters . Dr . Frances Molson, chair of
the Academic Senate also reported on senate act ivi ties .
STUDKNT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE :
The Student Affairs committee heard a report by the PRIDE o rganization
. Mr. laBounty, chai r at the committee , has requested that
the r eport be presonted to the entire Board at its next meeting .
ASSESSMENT AND DBVELOPMENT OOKMITTBE :
Ms. Moreno, chair at the committee, made the following statement .
I am pleased to repo r t that Phase II ot our preS idential
search process has been completed successfully a nd in
a nanner that has gratified Scr eeni ng Committee
~emhers a nd Trustees alike.
Pr esident Ellis suggested to the campus many mon ths
ago a set of procedures that he felt would culminate
in a productive presidential sear ch .
As a Board we made a collective commitment to the
process; we made si ncere and energetic effort s to be
open, sensitive a nd to go more than halt way to
demonstrate our commitment .
Today, we r eceived an inltial list of six ca nd idates
!rom the committee ' s pool of those qualified to serve
this campus . As a Board , we assure the campus community
that the chall enge is r eceived with the same
spi r it that has been the hallmark of this search . We
w111 meet this afternoon to begin !urther cons i deration
toward ou r goal.
t have received some commentary r egarding the hrevity
of my usual r epor ts .
AsseS8-eat aad ne.elopmeat Com.lttee continued
Not so today, because I wa nt to extend and make part or the
record here today , the gratitude from this Roa rd;
to the Jou r nalists and media who have exhibited
res pect fo r the confidentiality of the procoss and
admirable professionali sm in their repor ting;
to Pr esident Ellis fo r his blueprint and advice;
to Russ Herron, Marykaye Murphy, Sue Frost and Ann
Ventling, for their support and tor servi ng as the
homestead for the sea rch ;
to Dr . Don Bertsch for hi s ha rd work, openness a nd
f or his communication ski lls;
and ce r tainly our sincere gratitude to the
r emain ing 15 faculty, administrative staff and
s tudents who devoted time and energy to a tiring
and demanding task;
my personal thanks to Wembe r laBounty who jo ined
me in a formal review of all c redential s --and to
Member Odyki rk who began as a tiebreaker and read
t hrough all as well .
This concludes my report and it has been a real
It .as moved by Ms . ~oreno , seconded by Mrs . Tomboulian, and
ca rried , that personne l recommendations as submlttted on pages 1-
16 of the agenda be app r oved .
It was moved by Mr . Odykirk, seconded by Dr . De nn ing, and
c arr ied, that glfts rece ived duri ng November 1987 in the amount
o f $262,212 . 54 be a c~ep ted with appreciation .
It .as moved by Ms . Noreno, seconded by Dr . Den ning, and carried,
that grants a.a r ded during December 1987 in t he amount of
$388,512 be accepted.
Dr . De nning r eported that a governing board member 1rom a
Michigan university will be hono r ed at the AGO national confe r e
nce in Warch and that t he 'lAGS awards convocation honoring
outstanding raculty and students will be held April 20 at WSU ' s
Ke llogg Cente r.
The meeting recessed at 11;29 and will retu rn to closed sess10n
10110.tng l unch at approJ1~ately 1 p .m.
The Board returned to c l 08ed 8e88ion at 1 ;25 p .m. t o continue
discussion ot pre8idential candidates who have r equested
conf identia 11 ty .
The Board returned to open session at 3;30 p .m. and adjourned .
Russell L. Herron
Secr etary to the Board o f Trustee8
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