FORMAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Marquette, Michigan

October 5-6, 2006

 

A.     Minutes:

 

  1.    That the minutes of the August 11, 2006 meeting of the Board be approved. (Backup)

 

 

B.      Gifts, Grants, Agreements and Contracts:

 

  1.    A gift to Engineering Technology from Ironwood Plastics, Ironwood, Michigan, one Engle Plastic Injection Molding Machine (appraised value: $125,000). 

 

  2.    A gift to Public Safety and Police Services from Victor LaDuke, Marquette, Michigan, one alcohol screening and verification system (appraised value: $385). 

 

  3.    The Improvement of Postsecondary Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education, to provide scholarships to selected Olympic aspiring athletes training at any one of the four Olympic Training Centers and pursuing a post-secondary education, in the amount of $970,200, for the period October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007, under the direction of Mr. Jeffery Kleinschmidt.

 

  4.    The Television Community Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU‑TV, in the amount of $590,252, for the period October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2008, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  5.    The grant from the U.S. Department of Education for an Upward Bound program, in the amount of $337,054, for the period September 1, 2006 through August 31, 2007, under the direction of Mr. Jeffery Gagnon.

 

  6.    The grant from the U.S. Department of Education, in the amount of $285,828 for the Student Support Services program, for the period September 1, 2006 through August 31, 2007, under the direction of Dr. Peter Holliday.

 

  7.    The grant from the Michigan Department of Education for vocational/technical education program improvement activities, in the amount of $239,222, for the period July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, under the direction of Mr. Chris Fries. 

 

  8.    The Radio Community Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in the amount of $138,860, for the period October 1, 2006 through September 30. 2008, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

  9.    The grant from the Economic Development Corporation, to train employees at Enstrom Helicopter Corporation in Menominee, MI, in the amount of $37,000, with a cash/in-kind Enstrom Helicopter corporation match of $15,855, for a total award of $52,855, for the period August 15, 2006 through December 30, 2007, under the direction of Mr. Joseph Holman.

 

10.    The Television Local Service grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU-TV, in the amount of $47,862, for the period October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2008, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith. 

 

11.    The grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, to train employees at Somero Enterprises in Houghton, Michigan, in the amount of $24,000 with a cash/in-kind Somero Enterprises match of $20,220, for a total award of $44,220, for the period September 18, 2006 through June 30, 2007, under the direction of Mr. Joseph Holman. 

 

12.    The contract between Northern Michigan University and Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA) to provide secondary vocational education for high school students in the MARESA district in the amount of $39,450, for the period August 15, 2006 through June 30, 2007, under the direction of Dr. Paul Lang. 

 

13.    The Television Interconnection grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for WNMU-TV, in the amount of $12,181, for the period October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007, under the direction of Mr. Eric Smith.

 

 

C.     Personnel Actions: 

 

         Appointments:

 

  1.    That the following appointments be approved:

        

         Name                                         Title                                                                             Effective Date

Adamoyurka, Jason                   Marketing and Promotions Manager                          8/28/06

Anderson, Bernard                    Head Football Coach                                                  12/12/05

Barch, Jon                                  Asst Director-Student Enrichment                             8/16/06

Braine, Chadd                           Asst Football Coach                                                   12/12/05

Brundage, Mary                         Assoc Dean of Students                                             9/13/06

Carrier, Gregory                         Security Police Officer                                               3/23/06

Charbonneau, Maryellen            Asst Director-Alumni Relations                                 6/12/06

Clifton-Rice, Lara                      Senior Clerk                                                                5/30/06

Clish, Lara                                 Senior Secretary II                                                      11/2/05

Crick, Janet                                Senior Secretary II                                                      10/3/05

Dehlin, Catherine                       General Counsel/EO Officer                                      10/24/05

Djupe, Julie                                Senior Secretary II                                                      5/15/06

Doucette, Rick                           Buildings and Grounds Attendant                             9/18/06

Downs, Julie                              Senior Secretary                                                          1/23/06

Duvendeck, Jeffrey                   Asst Football Coach                                                   12/12/05

Garth, Latonya                          Senior Admissions Counselor                                     9/14/06

Groleau, Michael                       Security Police Officer                                               6/12/06

Harvala, Kristi                           Senior Secretary                                                          6/6/06

Jeros, Ethan                               Asst Football Coach                                                   1/2/06

Johnson, Linda                          Secretary                                                                     5/10/06

Johnston, Paul                            Resident Director                                                        7/23/06

LaFleur, Matthew                      Asst Football Coach                                                   1/2/06

Laffey, William                         Assoc Director-Admissions                                        1/17/06

Laufer, John                               Building and Grounds Attendant                               8/2/06

Littleton, Kenneth                     Security Police Officer                                               6/12/06

Lovett, Marcia                           Senior Admissions Counselor                                     9/14/06

Mallie, Andre                             General Manager-Dining Services                              4/3/06

McClure, Jason                          Food Service Worker I                                               11/28/05

Morgan, Susan                           Coordinator-International Student Services               8/14/06

Oakland, Anita                          Food Service Worker 1                                               5/15/06

Quinn, Andrew                          Web Systems Manager                                               1/16/06

Reese, Douglas                          Marketing Coordinator                                               7/10/06

Russell, Douglas                        Director-Center for Educational Development          1/23/06

Sanderson, Francine                  Account Clerk III                                                       7/3/06

Schoonveld, Katie                     Institutional Research Asst                                         3/15/06

Simon, Kelly                              Learning Skills Specialist/Counselor                           6/6/06

Smentkowski, Andrew              Grant Writer/Manager                                                 1/9/06

Sparks, Lindsay                         Resident Director                                                        7/23/06

Stampee, Jeffrey                        Security Police Officer                                               9/15/06

Tavernini, Rebecca                    University Editor                                                        2/20/06

Thum, Scott                               Asst Director-Financial Aid                                        1/4/06

Waterman, Daniel                      Asst Men's Basketball Coach                                     8/21/06

Zintman, Cheryl                         Food Service Worker 1                                               5/15/06

Zarkowski, Nicole                     Admissions Counselor                                                9/7/06

Zorza, Angela                            Senior Secretary                                                          6/1/06

 

  2.    Robert J. Legg, Assistant Professor, Geography, a tenure-earning appointment, effective August 23, 2006.

 

 

D.     Degrees:

 

  1.    That the final lists of May and August 2006 graduates be approved.  Copies of the lists are on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

 

 

E.      Property and Finance:

 

  1.    That the 2007-2008 State Operating Budget Request be approved.  A summary of the request is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  (Backup)

 

  2.    That the Northern Michigan University Facilities Five Year Master Plan, as required by the Department of Management and Budget, and the 2007-2008 Capital Outlay Project Request be approved.  A copy of the plan and the project request is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. 

 

  3.    That the financial report for Northern Michigan University for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006, and all related transactions be approved.  The audit of these statements was conducted by Rehmann Robson, Certified Public Accountants.  The statements were reviewed and approved by the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.  A copy of the financial report is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. 

 

 

F.      Special Items: 

 

  1.    That the negotiated agreement between Northern Michigan University and the American Association of University Professors-Northern Michigan University Chapter, which was ratified on August 21, 2006, covering the period from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009, be approved and that Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice president for Academic Affairs, be authorized to sign the contract on behalf of the Board of Trustees.  A copy of the agreement is on file with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.

 

  2.    That the following individuals be appointed as board members for the following Public School Academies, with approval of the Nah Tah Wahsh appointments being contingent upon confirming the legality of tribal members serving on the board:

 

                   Bahweting Anishnabe Charter School Academy

                   Kenneth Dunton                                                  expiration date:  June 30, 2008

 

                   Burton Glen

                   Arthur Bone                                                         expiration date:  June 30, 2009

                   Shannon Tolbert                                                   expiration date:  June 30, 2008

 

                   Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy

                   Mary Little-Winberg                                            expiration date:  June 30, 2008

                   Sharon Philemon (reappoint)                                expiration date:  June 30, 2008

                   William Sagataw                                                  expiration date:  June 30, 2008

                   Marilyn Shawano (reappoint)                               expiration date:  June 30, 2008

 

                   North Star Public School Academy

                   Martha Parks                                                        expiration date:  June 30, 2009