Minutes of the Meeting

Of the Executive Committee

Thursday, September 27, 2007



A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University was held on Thursday, September 27, 2007.  It was convened by Chair Samuel S. Benedict at 11:45 p.m.  Participating were: 


            Samuel S. Benedict, Chair                                          Douglas B. Roberts                            

Brian D. Cloyd                                                           Mary C. Lukens (ex officio)  

President Leslie E. Wong (for part of meeting)


Administrative Staff Members Present (Agenda Item #1 only) were:


R. Gavin Leach, V.P. Finance & Admin.                   Kathy A. Richards, Dir. Eng. & Planning

Carl S. Pace, Associate Vice President          

   for Business Services and Facilities


Kaye House Renovations Update:

Mr. Pace and Ms. Richards gave an update on the Kaye House renovations.  They reported work is nearly complete on the house and is coming in under the budgeted amount.  The kitchen will be handled as a separate item, and estimates are being prepared for presentation at the December Executive Committee meeting.


Presidential Goals (Action):

Dr. Wong presented his 2006-2007 Performance Goals, and the Committee recommends to the full Board a bonus payment of $8,000.


The Committee approved the previously reviewed 2007-2008 Presidential Goals. The Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the approval of the 2007-08 Presidential Goals.  This motion is part of the formal recommendations.


Presidential Competencies

The Committee reviewed the compiled list of comments from the Board on the Presidential Competencies.  They discussed these with Dr. Wong and asked him to review the list and report back to the Executive Committee at the December meeting with special focus on Establishing Strategic Direction and Driving for Results.


Mr. Benedict adjourned the meeting at 12:45 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,




Samuel S. Benedict, Chair

Executive Committee