Addendum #5




Minutes of the Meeting

Of the Executive Committee

Thursday, December 14, 2006


A meeting of the Executive committee of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University was held on Thursday, December 14, 2006, in the Board of Trustees Meeting Room, 602 Cohodas Administrative Center, Northern Michigan University.  It was convened by Acting Chair Karl A. Weber at 3:30 p.m.  Participating were: 


            Samuel S. Benedict Chair           Mary C. Lukens                  Leslie E. Wong (ex officio)

Larry C. Inman                           Karl A. Weber (ex officio)


Associate V.P. for Business Services and Facilities Carl Pace attended a portion of the meeting.  


Kaye House Renovations.  Mr. Carl Pace provided an update on the proposed Kaye House Renovations. 

Discussion followed.  The Executive Committee is recommending to the full Board expenditures of up to $200,000 for Phase I renovations.  The Kaye House has not been seriously updated for 25 years. 


Presidential Goals 2006-2007:  President Wong presented revised proposed 2006-2007 Presidential Goals.  Discussion followed.  The Executive Committee is recommending the goals to the full Board for approval.  The areas of concentration are the same as in the first two years of the President's contract:  1) Curriculum for the 21st Century; 2) Enrollment increases; 3) Strategy to address anticipated state funding issues; and 4) Fundraising.  The goals are over and above the expected performance level and are intended to be a challenge to meet, i.e. stretch objectives.  It is rare that anyone would meet 100 percent of these stretch targets but it does provide a vehicle for setting priorities and focuses on performance which is beyond the expected. 


Other Business


     1.    The Executive Committee is recommending to the full Board a resolution of recognition for NMU First Lady Phyllis Wong. 


     2.    Trustee Karl Weber gave an update on his work on the Trustee Emeritus review.  He will provide copies of his report to the Board members.  No action was taken at this time.


     3.    The process for developing the compensation package for the President was discussed.  It will include collecting peer information from Michigan Universities as well as data we can obtain from surrounding Midwest states.  The Executive committee will review this information in February and develop recommendations for Board approval at the May 2007 meeting. 


Mr. Benedict adjourned the meeting at 4:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Samuel S. Benedict, Chair

Executive Committee