C E N T R A L M I CHI G A NUN I V E R SIT Y
BOA R D OF T R U S TEE S
November 8, 1991
• Central Michigan Universi ty Board of Trust ees
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
November 8, 1991
Members present : Mrs. Margaret Ann Rieckec, Chair; Mr.
Cholakian; Mr. Mitchell O. Kehetian; Me . Roger L.
Dr. Gordon N. Lambie; Mr. w. Sidney Smith; Mr. Robert
Jr.; Dr. Edward B. Jakubauskas, President.
Members absent: Mr. Ronald L. Brown.
P. Young ,
Also attending: Mr. A. Kim Ellertson, Treasurer of the Board and
Vice President for Business and Finance; Dr. Robert G. Franke,
Provost; Mr. Russell L. Herron, Secretary to the Board of Trustees
and Vice President for University Relations; Mr. James L. Hill,
vice President for Student Affairs.
The meeting was called to order by Chair Riccker at 8:51 a.m.
It .... as moved by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Young, lind carried,
that the Board move into closed session to discuss strategy
connected with the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
and to consult with our attorney regarding pending litigation.
The Board moved into closed session at 8:52 a.m.
The Board returned to open session at 10:35 a .m.
It was moved by Mr . Kesseler, seconded by Dr. Lambie , and carr ied ,
that the minutes of the OCtober 4, 1991, meeting be approved.
It was moved by Mr . Smith , seconded by Dr . Lambie , and carried,
that the following resolution granting emeritus rank to ~ackie ".
Evans, Associate Profesaor. Teacher Education and. Professional
Development, be adopted .
Emeritus Rank continued
WHEREAS, Jackie Evans has devoted 26 years of his 35-year
career in education to providing instruction for elementary
teacher education candidates at Central Michigan
WHEREAS, He has maintained an interest in rocketry and
aeronautics which has resulted in numerous workshops to
promote the value of activity-based, inquiry-oriented
science curricula to assist his students and practicing
professionals in developing skills to implement such
WHEREAS, He has coauthored textbooks i n elementary
science and social studics curricula which have been
adopted by teacher educators across the United States;
WHEREAS, He has provided pioneering leadership within the
Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development
in developing courses in the use of computers in the
elementary classroom; and
WHEREAS , He has demonstrated his commitment to the •
University and the cOlMlunity through his service on
department , college, and university corrmittees and in
off - campus organizations; Now be it therefore
RESOLVED , That the Board of Trustees , on behalf of the
University community, expresses appreciation and gratitude
to Jackie Evans for his cont.ributions to Central
Michiqan University and extends Professor Emeritus rank.
It was moved by Mrs. Riecker, seconded by Mr . Young, and carried,
that the following resolution qrant.ing emcritus rank to Bernice
(Bea) Hallett, Associate Professor, Physical Education and Sport ,
WHEREAS Bernice (Bee) Hallett has served the Department
of Physical Education and Sport a.nd the. University for
twenty-nine and one-half years, lncludlng one year as
WHEREAS She has published and provided national and
int.ernational leadership in pioneering the scientific
study of aquatics, and has brought. recognition .to Central
Michigan Universit.y t.hrough her recent elect.lon to the
Hall of Fame of t.he National Swimming School Association
• Emeritus Rank continued.
and through her extensive professional activit.ies,
including serving as chairperson of the National Aquatic
Council of the American Association for Health, Physical
Education, Recreat.ion and Da nce; and
WHEREAS, She established the competitive swimminl;! program
for women at. Central Michigan University , and was an
early leader in the development of infant swimming,
swimming for the handicapped, and t.herapeutic water
exercise for the clderly; and
WHEREAS, Through her integrity, enthusiasm, and commitment,
she has gained t he respect. of her colleagues and
students; Now be it therefore
RESOLVED , That the Board of Trustecs, on behalf of the
University community, expresses appreciation and 9ratitude
to Bernice Hallett for her contributions to Central
Michigan University and extends Professor Emeritus rank.
It was moved
SOUTH ARTS STUDIO SPACE: (Finance Committee)
by Mr. Cholakian , seconded by Mr. Kesseler,
the following resolution be adopted .
WHEREAS, The South Arts Studio renovation project has
been redefined to address the operational and student
computing needs of the Telecommunications and Comput.er
Serviccs units respectively; Now be it therefore
RESOLVED , That an adjust.ment. of $219,100, from S300 ,OOO
to S519 ,100, to the South Arts Studio project be approved
from t.he 1990 Bond Issue contingency fund .
OIL LEU CLEANUP/RESTORATION OF FUEL OIL CAPABILITY: (Fin COllI)
It was moved by Mr. Cholakian, seconded by Mr. Smith, and carried ,
that t.he following reso1ULion be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the President or his designee is
authorized to sign the contract.s necessary for the
environment.al cleanup initiated by the oil leak on
oil Leak Cleanup •.. continued
OCtobe r 30 , 1991 , and pr ovide f or re placement fuel oil
capabi li t y. This pr oject (estimated cost is $465 ,000 )
will be funded from unexpended bond funds .
FEES FOR RECREATION AND PARK ADMINISTRATION : (Finance Committee)
It was moved by Mr. Cholakia n, seconded by Mr. Kesse l er, a nd
carried , t ha t the fo l lowing resol ution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED , That fees be charged for the f ollowing
Risk Rec r e ation
Michigan Steel head Fly Tying
Semina r i n Comme rc i a l Recrea t i on
INVESTMENT ACTIVITY : (Finance Committee)
$30 - 40
$25 - 35
The Board r eceived an i nves tmen t activity r eport f or s eptember .
The Finance Committee also met in c l osed session wi th Mary Jane
Flanagan, di r ect or / Internal Audit, discussed a proposed faculty
re t irement i ncent i ve progr am, and heard t he f ollowing r eports;
budget updat.e by J e rry Scoby, e xecutive assistan t to t he pr esident/
budget and planni ng; d i ni ng services pur c ha s ing procedures by Barb
We bb , d irec t or / d i ning se r vices ; MUSIC by Mary Mont oye, direct or /
Business Services .
SOWMI~ CEHTRALIS SCHOLARSHIP STATEMENT: (Student Affairs com)
It was moved by Mr . Kchetian , seconded by Mr. Cholaki an, and
carried, t.hat t.he f o llowi ng r esol uti on be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That t.he following statement is approved
for pr inti ng i n t he Bulle tin.
.•• 5owmick Centralia Scholarsbip continued
The Arnold J. and Margaret L. sowmick Centralia SCbolarship
Es tablished in 1990 by the Central Michigan university
Board of Trustees in honor of Arnold J. and Maroaret L.
Sowmick , r e spected leaders of the Saginaw Chippewa
Tribe, who died as a result of a car accident July 29,
1990. Arnold was Chief of t he Saginaw Chippewa Tribe
from 198 2-90, dur i ng whi ch t i me his foresioht and
l eadershi p was instrumental i n establishing prooressive
programs, especially in the areas of education and
health. Maroaret and Arnold, in their words and deeds,
we r e friends of CMU and were instrwnental in f ormin;
positive relationships which benefitted their Tribe and
PUBLIC BROADCASTING MISSION STATBMBN'1': (Univenity Relation. COllI)
It was moved by Mr. Kesseler, seconded by Mr. Young. and carried,
that the f ollowing resolution be adopted.
WHEREAS, The University's Public Broadcasting unit has,
through broad departmental involvement, developed a
mission statement: and
WHEREAS, The Executive Commit.tee has discussed and
e ndorsed the statement as a thorough description of the
goals and mission of Public Broadcasting: and
WHEREAS, Endorsement of the mission statement by the
Board of Trustees is & nec e ssary final step in the
adoption of such a statement: Now be it therefore
RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees adopts the mission
s tatement for Public Broadcasting as endorsed by the CMU
Executive Committee on OCtober 21 , 1991.
Public Broadca.tino Mi •• ion Statement
I t is the mission of the public broadcasting stations of Central
Michigan University to pa r ticipate in accomplishment of the
University's own work of teaching and public service by using the
rich resources of Central Michigan University , its faculty, staff,
and s tudents and by presenting programming which is educative in
t he best and broadest sense of the word. Through the electronic
technologies, the public stations of the University should:
Public Broadcasting Mission Statement continued.
1. Inform citizens of the significant issues facing society,
thereby contributing to the development of an electorate
capable of dealing with those issues.
Convey the rich and diverse cultural past of our society, and
by so presenting it and making it known to the present
generation, also preserving it for generations yet to come.
Stimulate and entertain the public by presenting the
significant in the world of arts and ideas, celebra~ing ~he
creativity of the human spirit and rejoicing in the d1vers1ty
of our multicultural society.
Enrich the lives of listeners and viewers, providing opportunities
for personal growth by presenting material which will
encourage new insights concerning life's experiences and the
relationships between individuals, society , and our changing
Demonstrate the values of the University : freedom to fully
explore ideas and subjects which may be unpopular; intellectual
honesty and integrity; open debate concerning important issues;
respect for those whom we seek to serve.
Reflect credit upon Central Michigan University as a licensee
by being known nationally to professional peers and by being
known to the general public within our coverage area as
stations which exhibit outstanding performance in every facet
of their activities.
In carrying out this mission, t he administration of the university
and the management of the stations are reminded that the University
as a licensee is a trustee for the public, and that the interests
of the University are best served by excellent service to the
PUBLIC BROADCASTING STATIONS: (Pol icy and Bylaws Commi t t ee)
It. was moved by Dr. Lambie , soconded by Mr. Smith, and carried,
that the following resolution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the University is aut.horized to
operate the following public broadcasting radio and
television stations .
Radio: WCMU FM 89.S Mt. Pleasant
WCHL FM 91.7 Alpena
Public Broadc a stlng Sta tions continUed
WUCX FM 90.1 Bay City·
WCHZ FM 98.3 Sault Ste. Marie
Television: WCMU TV Channel 14 "t. Pleasant
WCML TV Channel • Alpena
WCMW TV Channel 21 Manistee
WCHV TV Channel 27 Cadillac
Channel 46 Traverse city
Channel " Leland
*Joint with Delta College .
VICE PRESIDENCIBS: (Poli cy and Bylaw. Commit tee)
It was moved by Dr. Lambie, seconded by Mr. Kesseler, and carried,
that the following resolution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the vice presidents of the
University are the Vice President for Academic Affairs
(the Provost), the Vice President for Business and
Finance , the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the
Vice President for University Relations.
POLICY MANUAL: (Policy and. Bylaws Coamittee)
It was moved by Dr. Lambie, seconded by Mr. Young, and carried ,
that the following resolution be adopted.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the following Board policies or
stat.ement.s are no longer in effect:
)-2 BTH 11-16-66 at 3, regarding: Unive r sity staff
hospital and surgical insurance.
BTH OS-18-66 at. 12, regarding staff promotions
and transfers, revisions of a service staff
BTM 12- 18- 68 at 5, regarding group life insurance
program for staff members.
BTM 12 - 18-68 at 5, regarding group life and
hospitalization premiums for 10-month employees.
Policy Manual continued
3-17 BTM 08 - 27 - 64 at 12 , r egarding ter mi nal leave plan .
)-18 BTM 12- 18- 68 at 5, rega rding terminal leave plan,
determi ni ng value of a day' s pay .
8TH 12-16-64 at 2 and II , r egarding debts owed t.he
Uni versity by staff .
SBM 1937-38 at 11 ; SBM 1948- 49 at 69; SBM 1956-57 at
5, r egarding retirement ages for employee groups
(made oper ative by BTM 02-24-64 at. 1) .
4-37A-D BTM 05-21- 80 at 1438, regarding process of instituti
ng change in reappoinunent, promotion and tenure
4-69 BTH 12- 16- 64 at. 11 , r egarding salary schedul e
supplement. for coaches, assist.ant coaches a nd
athlet.ic director .
The Facul ty-Tr ustees Liaison Committ.ee hear d
Lee Moodie, past. chair person/Academic Senat.e .
a report from Clar a e
Tr ustee Kehetian repor ted on the works hop held at. Oakland
Uni versity . The crit.ical situa tion of r ising tui t ion and t he need
f or t r ustees stat.e -wi de t.o addr ess t he sit uation was discussed .
Senator Joanne Emmons was i nt. r oduced .
I t was moved by Dr. Lambie, seconded by Mr . Smit h . and ca r r ied,
t.ha t personnel r ecorrmendations appearing on pages 1-8 of t he agenda
• I t was moved by Mr . Young, seconded by Mr. Cholakian and carried
t hat. gifts r eceived during the month of September in'the amount of
$91, 208 . 61 be accepted with appreciation.
I t was moved by Mr. Young, seconded by Dr. Lambie, and carried,
t.hat grants awarded during J uly - October 1991 in the amount of
$1 , 590,699 be accepted.
Dr. Jakubauskas read a statement announcing his retirement as
president effective January 5, 1992.
It was moved by Dr. Lambie, seconded by Mr. Cholakian, and carried,
t hat. Dr. Jakubauskas' retirement be accepted . • It was moved by Mr. Kesseler, seconded by Mr.
that Dr. Leonard Plachta be appointed as
effective January 5 , 1992 .
Smith, and carried,
The f ollowing people addressed the Board of TrUstees:
Jackson, Rod Kirk, and Laura Knepp.
The meeting adjourned at 11:21 a .m.
Russell L. Herron
Secretary to the Board of Trustees
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