Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee

Thursday, December 13, 2012


A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University was held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 in 602 Cohodas Hall.  It was convened by Chair Jon G. LaSalle at 11:20 a.m.


Participating were: 

Mr. Jon G. LaSalle, Chair                 

            Dr. L. Garnet Lewis

            Mr. Brian D. Cloyd, ex officio

            Dr. David S. Haynes, ex officio


Also attending was:

            Mr. Richard M. Popp, Executive Committee Chair-Elect


Board of Trustees Budget

The Executive Committee reviewed the Board of Trustees budget and found everything to be in order.


AGB Conference

The Executive Committee reviewed the list of course offerings at the Association of Governing Board (AGB) conference scheduled to be held on April 20-22, 2013.


President’s Goals

The Executive Committee reviewed the proposed Presidential Goals for 2012-2013.  Discussion followed.  The Executive Committee recommends the goals to the full Board for approval.  The areas of concentration include:  1.)  Enrollment and Retention, 2.) Branding/Marketing/Identity/Presence, 3.) Financial Management, 4.) Endowments, and 5.)  Excellence and Experience.  This is not part of the formal recommendations and requires a vote.


Kaye House

After considerable discussion following a report on the condition and status of Kaye House, the Executive Committee recommends to the full Board that NMU commence repairs as outlined and reported by Physical Plant and maintenance personnel at a cost of $216,000.  This is not part of the formal recommendations and requires a vote.


Liquor Licenses – Athletic Complex and Chez Nous/Jacobetti

The Executive Committee received a report from President Haynes on the need to expand a current NMU liquor license to include the Physical Educational Instructional Facility and the Berry Event Center.  As a result of the report the Executive Committee authorized the President to seek expansion of the current license to cover connected and contiguous facilities connected to the Superior Dome.  The Executive Committee also authorized the President to seek a liquor license for the Jacobetti Complex and Chez Nous Restaurant within the complex. 


Mr. LaSalle adjourned the meeting at 12:15 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Jon G. LaSalle, Chair