NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Minutes of the Regular Session
A regular session of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University was held on Friday, October 10, 2003. The meeting was held in the Cohodas Administrative Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan. The meeting was convened in the Board of Trustees Meeting Room, 602 Cohodas Administrative Center, at 8:00 a.m. by Chair Mary L. Campbell.
Trustees present included:
Mary L. Campbell, Chair
Karl A. Weber, Vice Chair
Alan T. Ackerman
Samuel S. Benedict
Scott L. Holman
Larry C. Inman
Mary C. Lukens
Douglas B. Roberts
Michael J. Roy, ex officio
Senior staff and legal counsel present included:
R. Gavin Leach, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Board
Pamalene R. Grundstrom, Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary of the Board
Alfred N. Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
David S. Haynes, representing Public Affairs Associates
Thomas P. Hustoles, representing the legal firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone
CLOSED SESSION AUTHORIZATION
President Roy presented the following recommendation:
It is recommended that the following resolution relative to holding a closed session of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University be approved:
RESOLVED, that the Board shall meet in Closed Session at a time determined by the Chair in connection with the Regular Session of the Board of Trustees held on Friday, October 10, 2003, pursuant to Section 8 of the Open Meetings Act:
To consider matters connected with the strategy and/or negotiation of its collective bargaining agreements;
To consider the purchase or lease of real property on which the University does not hold an option;
To consult with the attorney for the University on matters relating to pending litigation, it being the opinion of the Board that consideration of such matters in an open meeting would have a detrimental financial effect on the litigation and/or settlement position of the University;
To consider material exempt from discussion or disclosure by state or federal statute.
The resolution was thus approved unanimously.
Chair Campbell recessed the meeting at 8:03 a.m.
Chair Campbell reconvened the meeting in the Sixth Floor Conference Room, 604 Cohodas Administrative Center, at 9:45 a.m.
1. United States Olympic Education Center
President Roy and USOEC Director Jeff Kleinschmidt made a presentation (Addendum #1) (Backup). Discussion followed and the presenters responded to comments and questions from the Trustees.
It was moved by Mr. Ackerman, seconded by Mr. Inman, and passed unanimously to support the recommendation requesting the continuation of USOEC operations through FY2005 using actual net tuition dollars from the general fund, and reviewing the program at that time.
Chair Campbell asked that the USOEC be included in the February and April 2004 Board meeting agendas for updates and further discussion.
Associate Provost for Student Services and Enrollment Bill Bernard, Director of Admissions Gerri Daniels, Associate Vice President for Institutional Research Paul Duby, and Director of Marketing Brian Zinser made a presentation (Addendum #1 – continued) (Backup). Discussion followed and the presenters responded to comments and questions from the Trustees.
Chair Campbell asked Trustees to submit questions on these topics to Ms. Grundstrom for continued discussion at the December 2003 Board of Trustees meeting.
Chair Campbell recessed the meeting at 11:20 a.m.
Chair Campbell reconvened the meeting in the Board of Trustees Meeting Room, 602 Cohodas Administrative Center, at 11:25 a.m.
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UPDATE
Presidential Search Advisory Committee (PSAC) Chair Sam Benedict gave an update on the search, noting that it is in the beginning stages with approximately 10 applications and 15 nominations received to date by our search firm, A.T. Kearney. He said the Search Committee will meet in November to begin screening applications.
Mr. Brian Zinser and student assistant Tim Tanis made a presentation on the presidential search survey results (Addendum #2) (Backup). Mr. Zinser acknowledged the work of students Tim Tanis and Jacob Dunphy on this project.
Chair Campbell suggested that Mr. Zinser and Mr. Tanis present the survey results at the next PSAC meeting.
President Roy presented the President's Report (Addendum #3) (Backup).
ASNMU President Kyle Ortiz reported to the Board (Addendum #4) (Backup).
Mr. Weber reported on the Academic Affairs Committee meeting which was held yesterday afternoon (Addendum #5) (Backup).
Mr. Benedict reported on the Finance Committee meeting which was held yesterday afternoon (Addendum #6) (Backup).
Ad Hoc Nominating
Mr. Holman reported on the Ad Hoc Nominating Committee meeting which was held on August 7, 2003 (Addendum #7) (Backup). After presenting the Committee's recommendation, Mr. Holman asked if there were other nominations. There being none, the following action was taken.
It was moved by Mr. Benedict, seconded by Mr. Ackerman, and passed unanimously that Ms. Mary Campbell be elected Chair and Mr. Karl Weber be elected Vice Chair of the Board for the 2004 calendar year.
2004-2005 CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECT REQUEST/FACILITIES FIVE YEAR MASTER PLAN
Mr. Gavin Leach reviewed the 2004-2005 Capital Outlay Project Request (Addendum #8) (Backup) and the Facilities Five Year Master Plan, a copy of which is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.
2004-2005 OPERATING BUDGET REQUEST
Mr. Leach reviewed the 2004-2005 Operating Budget Request (Addendum #9) (Backup).
ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION TO BE HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THE THURSDAY-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11-12, 2003, REGULAR SESSION OF THE BOARD
President Roy made this announcement for the public record.
INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
Ms. Grundstrom reported that there have been two requests to address the Board. The following individuals addressed the Board on the topics noted.
1. Dr. Carol Johnson, Professor in the Walker Cisler College of Business, shared a faculty member's perspective of academic life at NMU.
2. Mr. Gilbert Ziegler, NMU Trustee Emeritus, shared his perspectives on the presidential search.
Chair Campbell thanked Dr. Johnson and Mr. Ziegler for their comments.
Chair Campbell asked if there is other business to come before the Board. No other business was brought before the Board at this time.
It was moved by Mr. Ackerman, seconded by Ms. Lukens, and unanimously supported by the Board of Trustees to approve the Formal Recommendations. (Backup)
Chair Campbell adjourned the meeting at 12:02 p.m.
Pamalene R. Grundstrom
Secretary of the Board