NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Minutes of the Formal Session
A formal session of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University was held on Friday, September 30, 2011, in the Cohodas Hall, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan. The meeting was convened at 11:00 a.m. by Chair Brian D. Cloyd.
Trustees present included:
Mr. Brian D. Cloyd, Chair Mr. Jon G. LaSalle Mr. Gilbert L. Ziegler
Mr. Stephen F. Adamini Dr. L. Garnet Lewis Dr. Leslie E. Wong, ex officio
Mr. Stephen L. Gulis, Jr. Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson
Trustee absent was:
Mr. Richard M. Popp
Senior staff and counsel present included:
Ms. Catherine L. Dehlin, General Counsel
Dr. Paul L. Lang, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mr. R. Gavin Leach, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of the Board
Ms. Theresa M. Nease, Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary of the Board
INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
Ms. Nease reported that there were no requests to address the Board.
Mr. LaSalle, Chair of the Executive Committee, reported on the meeting held on Thursday, September 29, 2011. A copy of the report is appended to these minutes (Addendum #1).
Dr. Lewis, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, reported on a meeting held on Thursday, September 29, 2011. A copy of the report is appended to these minutes (Addendum #2).
Mr. Adamini, Chair of the Finance Committee, reported on meetings held on Friday, September 9, 2011 and Friday, September 29, 2011. Copies of the reports are appended to these minutes. (Addendums #3 and #4). Based on the recommendation of the Finance Committee, the following action was taken (Note: Trustee LaSalle left the meeting temporarily and did not participate in the vote):
It was moved by Mr. Adamini, seconded by Dr. Wilkinson, and supported unanimously by the Board to authorize the administration to continue with the design process with the contractors of the Jamrich Hall Renovation Project.
Mr. Gulis reported on meetings of the Ad Hoc Alternative Funding Committee held on Friday, August 12, 2011, Friday, September 9, 2011, and Friday, September 29, 2011.
Ad hoc Strategic Planning
Trustee Lewis, Chair of the ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee, reported on the meeting held on September 29, 2011. A copy of the report is appended to these minutes (Addendum #5).
Ad hoc Nominating
Mr. Adamini reported on the Ad hoc Nominating Committee meeting held on September 29, 2011 (Addendum #6). Following the recommendation of the Committee, and there being no nominations from the floor, the election of officers was held:
It was moved by Trustee Adamini, seconded by Trustee Lewis, and supported unanimously by the Board to elect Trustee Cloyd as Chair and Trustee LaSalle as Vice Chair of the NMU Board of Trustees for calendar year 2012.
Chair Cloyd thanked the Board and said he is honored again to act as Chair. He has enjoyed the last year, especially working with his friend, Trustee LaSalle. Trustee LaSalle also thanked the Board and said he is very proud to enjoy the Board’s confidence to serve a second year as Vice Chair to Trustee Cloyd’s presidency.
Ms. Justin Brugman, 2011-2012 ASNMU President, reported. A copy of the report is appended to these minutes (Addendum #7). In addition, he reported the SAM Conference date will be a week later than originally scheduled, he is preparing a SWOT analysis of ASNMU, he is serving on Provost Search Committee, and the number of ASNMU representatives has gone from four to thirteen members.
It was moved by Trustee LaSalle seconded by Trustee Lewis and unanimously supported by the Board to approve the formal recommendations.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF INFORMAL/CLOSED SESSIONS TO BE HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THE THURSDAY-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15-16, 2011, MEETING OF THE BOARD
President Wong made this announcement for the public record.
OUTGOING BOARD MEMBER RECOGNITION
Chair Cloyd recognized past Trustee Larry Inman for his service to NMU. The Board adopted a formal resolution (See Formal Recommendation F4). Chair Cloyd presented Mr. Inman with a signed resolution, a photo album commemorating his service on the NMU Board of Trustees, and a NMU paperweight. A photo was taken.
Chair Cloyd recognized past Trustee Douglas Roberts in absentia. The Board adopted a formal resolution (See Formal Recommendation F5). A signed resolution, an audio tape of the recognition, and a NMU paperweight will be sent to Dr. Roberts.
Chair Cloyd adjourned the meeting at 12:05 p.m.
Theresa M. Nease
Secretary of the Board