C E N T R A L • 1 C K t G A NUN V 8 R SIT Y
8 0 A R DO' T R Q S T B g S
Marcb ... 1988
Central Mich igan University Board of Trustees
Mt. Pl ea.ant, Mlcb L,an
IIIarcb 4, 1988
Members present: Dr. Gordon N. Lambie, Chatr; Dr. Bernadine N.
Denning; Mr . Mltchell O. Kehet!.n; Mr . Raymond A. laBounty;
Ms . Rachael E. Noreno; Mr . WIlliam C . Odyktrk; Mrs. Margaret Ann
Riecker; Mrs . AILce TomboutLan; Mr . Arthur E. gIlls, President .
Members absent: None .
Also attending: Dr. Edward B. Grant, Interim Vice President to r
Administration; Mr. Russell L. Herron, Secretary to the Board ot
Trustees; Mr. James L. Hill , Vice President tor Student Affairs;
Dr. Janice M. Reynolds , Acting Provost; Mr . Jerry R. Tubbs,
Treasurer of the Board of Trustees and Vice President tor
Business and Pinance.
The meeting •• s called to order by Chair Lacbie at 10:31 a .m.
It was ~oved by Ms . Woreno, seconded by Urs . Tomboulian, and
carried , that the minutes of the January 29, 1988, meeting be
approved as submitted.
EIIIERITUS RANI: :
It was moved by Ms . Noreno, seconded by ~r s . Rlecker, and
carried, that the follo.lng resolution gran ting e~eritus rank to
La.re nce R. o.wson, Pro fessor , Enll1sb , be adopted .
WII EREAS , Lawre nce Da.son has th r ough his exemplary
scholarship 1n Michlgan reglonal authors shown others
the Joy tn our lite rary histo ry ; and
WHEREAS, Lawrence Dawson has t hrough his love of
books a nd learntng gtven aid and encouragement to the
Central Michigan University librar ies; and
• • s.er itu8 Rank continued
WHBRBAS, Lawrence Dawson has through his teaching or the
literature ot mode rn Gr eat Britain inspired students
for more than three decades; Now be it the re fo re
RESOLVED, Tbat the Board of Trustees, on behalf of the
University community, expresses appreciation and
Iratitude to Lawrence R. Dawson for h1s contributions
t o Central Michilan University and extends Professor
It was moved by Mr . Odykirk , seconded by Dr . Denning, and
carr ied, that the following r esolution g r anting emeritus rank to
Ricbard B. Hecksel. Ass Lstaot Director, FLoancial AId , be
WHEREAS, Ricbard E. Hecksel has devoted over twenty-one
years of service to Central Wichigan Unive r sity; and
WHEREAS, He has served on the staft of the Otfice of
Admissions and aided 1n the r ecruitment and retention
of thousands of CMU students; and
WHEREAS, In the Office of Pinancial Aid he has served
in seve ra l posit i ons , including as assista n t
director, through which his efforts assisted many
students in financing their educations at Central
Michigan University; and
'HERRAS, He has participated on University committees
and in professional associations through the years;
Now be it therefore
RESOLVED, That the Board of Tr ustees, on hehalf ot
the University commun i ty, expresses apprec iation and
gratitude to Richard Hecksel for his contributions to
Central Mi cbigan Unive r sity and extends Emeritus
PRKSIDKNT' S RBSIDRNCB: (fi naDce eo..lttee)
I t was moved by Mr. Ody kirk , seconded by Dr . Denning and carried ,
that the following resolution be adopted .
President's Residence conti nued
Central Michigan University ha. purchased a house to be
used as the President's Residence.
This residence will be used by the President on a
regula r basis as an integral part of the Unive rsity
for administrative, social and fund-raising activities
both during and atte r normal working hours, including
meeti ngs with administrators, other employees,
legislators , business leaders and benefactors.
especially when a private, quiet or uninterrupted
meet ing 1s desired or when a no n-otfice aetti ng is
more app ropriate;
entertainment, luncheons, dinner. wlth employees,
students, alumni , f r iends and benefactors of the
Unive r sity, community leade r s , etc.
Tbe President's Residence must be located close to the
campus because the meetings and ente r tainment held at
tbe residence are often held in conjunction with
activities on campus, such aa tootball games,
concer ts, seminars , etc ., and because the President is
~on ca11~ at all times.
The nature of the job makes it impractical fo r the
President not to work at home and the President otten
needs a place for quiet, uninterruptod work away from
the office, both duri ng and outside of normal working
A Pr esident ' s Residence enbances the status of tbe
President and of the Unive r sity and tnreasea the
Pr esident ' s effectiveness in carrying out the duties
of he r / his position;
It would not be reasonable to expect a President to
purchase, on her/hiS own, a residence that contained
facilities to meet the needs ot the University.
The foregoing demonstrates that tbe President must
reside in the home provided by tbe University In order
to perform p roperly her/hiS duties.
• • President' s Residence continued
The President's Residence was selected by the University
because it could accommodate the business activities
of the University. as well as serve the personal and
family living needs of the President .
THEREPORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Pr esident, as a
condition of her/his employment and for the convenience
of Cent ra l Michigan Unive rsity, he r equi r ed to
reside in the home purchased, owned and maintained by
the University specifically for her/ his use in carrying
out the duties of her/ his position.
GRADUATB ASSISTANT STIPBNDS POR 1988-89 : (Pinance Committee)
It was moved by Nr. Odykirk, seconded by Ms . No r eno, and ca rr ied,
that the follo.lng r esolution be adopted .
BE IT RESOLVED, That effective with the 1988- 89 academic
year, Graduate Assistant stipends be establ ished as
SpeCial i st, MPA o r Doctorate
(with 30 hours beyond baccalaureate)
Stipe nds fo r i ndividual g r aduate assistants wtll be
determined at departmen tal /schoo l /col l ege disc r etion.
All graduate assistants are classified as Michigan
residents for tuition purposes .
Graduate assistants pursuing a doctoral degree receive
full tuition waiver fo r up to 20 semester credit hours
in addi tion to their sti pend. All o the r I raduato
assistants receive t u ition waiver prorated in acco rdance
with the e~tent of their r esponsihilities as
REPORT OP INVESTMENT ACTIVITY : (Plnance eo.mitteo)
The Board received a Report of Investment Activity for December
ACADEMIC APFAIRS COWMITTRE :
The committee beard reports by Actinl Pr ovost Jan Reynolds on
·Paculty Development: The Improvement of Instruction- and by
Regist rar Paul Schmidt on the "lIew Data. Base for Student
Records . "
STUDENT AfPAIRS COMMITTEE :
At the r equest o f Mr . LaBounty, chair of the Student Affairs
Committee, PRIDE represent1tivos Ma r y Ramirez and Julie Rawls
reported to the entire Board on that orga nization ' s activities .
It was moved by Or. De nn i ng, seconded by ~ r. Ody kirk, and
car r ied, that personnel recommendations as submitted on pages 1-7
of the agenda be app r oved .
It was moved by Mr s . Tomboul ian, seconded by Dr . Denning, and
ca rried, that glf~s r eceived durinl Decembe r 1987 in the amount
of $300 ,185 .18 be accepted with app r eciat i on .
It was moved by Mrs. Tomboulian, seconded by Ms . Moreno, and
ca rried, that gran ts awarded during January 1988 in the amount ot
$173,437 be accepted.
President Ellls r eported that the loan to Student Wedis tor
upg rad ing facilities has been paid early .
It was moved by Dr . De nni ng , seconded by Ms. Moreno, and carried,
that the meeting be adjourned. The meetin, adjourned at
11 :06 a . m.
Russell t. Herron
Secretary to the Roard
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