Addendum #1





Minutes of the Meeting

Of the Executive Committee


Friday, August 11, 2006



A meeting of the Executive committee of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University was held on Friday, August 11, 2006, in the Sixth Floor Conference Room, 604 Cohodas Administrative Center, Northern Michigan University.  It was convened by Chair Samuel S. Benedict at 7:35 a.m.  Participating were: 


            Samuel S. Benedict, Chair                              Douglas B. Roberts (alternate

            Larry C. Inman                                               Karl A. Weber, Board Chair (ex officio)

            Mary C. Lukens                                              Leslie E. Wong (ex officio)



The Executive Committee continued discussion of the process for renewing President Wong's contract.  The details for the contract, including the deferred compensation portion of the package, have been worked out and the contract is being recommended to the full Board for approval.  The elements of the new contract include:  1) it will go into effect immediately following the expiration of the current contract on July 1, 2007; 2) it continues in effect until a notice of up to one year is given by either party; 3) it includes an annual presidential performance review in the fall; and 4) it includes an annual presidential compensation package review in the spring. 


The Committee reviewed presidential goals.  Progress on 2005-2006 goals will be reviewed in the fall.  Discussion of goals to be set for 2006-2007 resulted in a recommendation as follows:  1) progress on the Curriculum for the 21st Century, including Internationalization; 2) progress on enrollment and retention; 3) development of a strategy for off-campus online studies; 4) recognition that state support may continue to decrease and assurance that NMU is prepared for that; and 5) fundraising. 


The Committee also reviewed the Trustee Emeritus Guidelines to look at additional opportunities for the Trustees Emeriti to help the University.  The Committee assigned this project to Chair Weber who will have a report at the October meeting. 


Mr. Benedict adjourned the meeting at 8:25 a.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Samuel S. Benedict, Chair

Executive Committee