Addendum #6





Minutes of the Meeting

Of the Executive Committee


Thursday, December 15, 2005



A meeting of the Executive committee of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University was held on Thursday, December 15, 2005, in the Sixth Floor Conference Room, 604 Cohodas Administrative Center, Northern Michigan University.  It was convened by Chair Samuel S. Benedict at 1:20 p.m.  Participating were: 


            Samuel S. Benedict, Chair

            Larry C. Inman

            Mary C. Lukens

            Douglas B. Roberts (alternate)

            Karl A. Weber, Board Chair (ex officio)

            Leslie E. Wong (ex officio)



President Wong presented a requested report on services contracts.  He made the following recommendations:  1) That David Haynes continue working with the President on goals and objectives for lobbying services; 2) That we acquire specific lobbying firms for well-defined specific legislative projects; and 3) That Northern Michigan University issue a request for services to a group of recommended Michigan law firms.  The Executive Committee supported these recommendations. 


President Wong also presented a brief update on the search for a new Provost and Academic Vice President. 


The Executive Committee is recommending to the full Board that an architectural firm be hired to conduct a facility review of Kaye House.  The structure has not been updated or modernized in some years and the Executive Committee is recommending to the Board that we get an estimate of the minimum requirements of what needs to be done to bring it up to current standards. 


Mr. Benedict adjourned the meeting at 1:57 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




/s/ Samuel S. Benedict, Chair

Executive Committee