MINUTES OF THE MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
January 19, 1961
Recommendation that the agreement made with
Chancellor Varner providing a house allowance of $2,000 per
year for a 7 ½ -year period to take care of the cost
of the alterations and improvements made by him at his expense
in the President's House on the Michigan State University-Oakland
campus be amended to increase the allowance from $2,000 per
year to $3,000 per year and extending the original period
from 72 years to 10 years. Mr. Varner has actually spent $29,358.31
which does not include draperies, carpeting, and furnishing,
On motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.
Chancellor Varner recommended that he be authorized
to employ O'Dell, Hewlett and Luckenbach as architects to
prepare preliminary sketches and plans for an auditorium to
seat 3,000 persons at Michigan State University-Oakland. It
is contemplated that this building is to be designed to be
built at a cost of less than $2,000,000 and with the understanding
that the architects will not be paid until the building is
On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.
Authorization for request for legislative approval
for additional married housing units to be constructed at
once for occupancy in the fall of 1961, additional dormitory
housing for 1,000 students to be available for occupancy in
the fall of 1962 and for housing units, student center and
intramural building at Michigan State University-Oakland.
On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Harlan,
it was voted to instruct the officers of the University
to take such steps as are necessary to secure legislative
approval for these items.
Resignation of Roy J. Alexander as Dean of Students
effective June 30, 1961.
Appointment of Edward J. Heubel as Associate
Professor of Political Science at $8000 effective February
Appointment of Kenneth D. Roose as Director
of Division of Business and Professor of Economics at $14,500
effective July 1, 1961.
Appointment of Ralph Claude Mobley as Professor
of Physics at $10,000 effective September 1, 1961.
Salary change for J. Michael Bruno, Assistant
Librarian, from $5000 to $5500 effective January 1, 1961.
Change in status of William E. Rhode from Assistant
Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University-Oakland
to Assistant Professor of Political Science and Assistant
Director of Continuing Education at Michigan State University-Oakland
with a salary increase from $7,000 per year on a 10-month
basis to $8,750 per year on a 12-month basis, effective February
1, 1961. He is to be paid 67% from account 91-3074 and 33%
from account 91-9621.
Designation of Hollie L. Lepley as Acting Dean
of Students at Michigan State University-Oakland, in addition
to his other duties, at an additional salary of $100 per month,
effective January 1, 1961, for an indefinite period.
Establishment of a Clerk-Typist position at
Michigan State University-Oakland, paid from account 91-5842.
Gifts for Scholarship Fund:
For scholarships at Michigan State University-Oakland:
$558 from The National Foundation of Rochester
of Rochester, Michigan, to support two scholarships to be
known as the Howard L. McGregor Memorial Scholarships
$279 from George E. Wyman of Pontiac to continue the Roslyn
B. Wyman Memorial Scholarship
$60 from The Rochester Ministerial Association (p.
$558 from the MSU-O SOS Club of Rochester for 3 tuition scholarships
for winter and spring terms 1961
$279 from The Lake Angelus Branch of the Woman's National
Farm & Garden Association, Inc., of Pontiac (p.
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