Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
February 20, 1970

Salary and benefits for Chancellor of Oakland University.

After discussion, upon the recommendation of the President, it was moved by Mr. Nisbet,
seconded by Mr. Stevens that effective February 1, 1970 the annual salary of Dr. Donald D. O'Dowd, Chancellor of Oakland University, would be $36,000.  It was also agreed that he would have an annual expense allowance of $3,000. It was further agreed that should Dr. O'Dowd desire to use the Chancellor's home on the Oakland campus, a housing allowance would be provided; however, if he desires to stay in his own residence, a housing allowance would not be provided. Motion carried.

The committee composed of Chairman Don Stevens, Vice Chairman Merriman, Chancellor O'Dowd, Executive Vice President Breslin, and University Attorney Leland W. Carr, Jr., appointed to investigate the granting of independence to Oakland University submitted the following statement:

The subcommittee appointed by the Board of Trustees unanimously reaffirmed its position that it is in the best interests of higher education in this state and consistent with the State plan that Oakland University be granted its independence, and further recommends that this item be placed on the March agenda of the Board for action.

It is anticipated that by the March meeting of this Board the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan will have met to discuss the independence of Dearborn and Flint.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was unanimously voted to place the matter of Oakland University independence on the March agenda of the Board for action.

Recommendation that the appropriate degrees be awarded to those students who according to the records of the Registrar completed the requirements for graduation at the end of the December 1969 term.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Hartman, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.

Termination: Christiane M. KAYE, Instr. Mod. Lang. & Lit. effective 8/14/70

LEAVES - sabbatical:

Reuben TORCH, Prof, Biol. Sci; Assoc. Dean Arts & Sci at full salary eff. 6/1/70 to 8/31/70 to study in Europe

COFFMAN, Kenneth H., Assoc. Prof, Psychology; Dir, Psych. Services at full salary, eff. 1/1/71 to 6/30/71 to study in Hawaii

DETTMAN, John W., Prof. Mathematics at half pay, eff. 9/8/70 to 4/21/71 study at Univ. of Glasgow

EVARTS, Peter G., Assoc. Prof.& Act. Chm, English at full salary eff. 9/8/70 to 12/22/70 to study in England and Sicily

IODICE, Don R., Assoc. Prof. Mod. Lang. & Lit. at full salary eff. 1/4/71 to 4/21/71 study (France)

OLOFSON, Harold, Instr. Soc. & Anthro at no pay, eff. 8/15/70 to 8/14/71 to study in Nigeria

Changes in assignment:

Frederick W. OBEAR, Assoc. Prof. Chemistry; Vice Provost to Assoc. Prof., Chem. & Acting Provost, eff. 1/1/70.

STURNER, William F., Assoc. Prof. Pol. Sci; Asst. Provost to Assoc. Prof. Pol. Sci & Acting Vice Provost, eff. 1/1/70

JOHNSON, G. Philip, Prof & Chrm. Math; Acting Dean Grad. Study eff. 1/1/70 (extending title of Acting Dean beyond 12/31/69)

SACKS, Karen, Instr. Soc. Anthro. change leave dates form 8/15/70 0 8/14/71 to 9/8/70 to 12/22/70

BUGG, Louise, Cat. Libr AP-1, Kresge Libr. to Head Catalog Dept. AP-IV at $10,000, eff. 3/1/70

Salary changes:

Frederick W. Obear, Assoc. Prof. Chem.; Acting Provost to $21,500, eff. 3/1/70
STURNER, William F., Assoc. Prof. Pol. Sci & Act. Vice Prov. to $17,500, eff. 3/1/70
AKERS, Charles W., Prof. & Chrm. History to $17,200, eff. 3/1/70
THOMAS, S. Bernard, Assoc. Prof. History to $14,500, eff. 3/1/70
TRIPP, Ann H., Asst. Prof. History to $10,800, eff. 3/1/70
APPLETON, Sheldon, Prof. Pol. Sci. to $15,200, eff. 3/1/70
MARZ, Roger H., Assoc. Prof. Pol. Sci. to $14,300, eff. 3/1/70
VANN, Carl R., Assoc. Prof. Pol. Sci to $14,300, eff. 3/1/70
CRAMER, Ronald L., Asst. Prof. Education to $13,300, eff. 3/1/70
JOHNSON, Patrick J., Asst. Prof. Education to $13,100, eff. 3/1/70
HASKELL, Richard E., Assoc. Prof. Engineering to $13,100, eff. 3/1/70
KLECKNER, Keith R., Assoc. Prof. & Asst. Dean Engineering to $15,000, eff. 3/1/70
DOANE, David P., Asst. Prof. Economics to $11,500, eff., 3/1/70
SOMERVILLE, Ronald L., Asst. Registrar to $11,500, eff. 3/1/70
HICE, Jerold, Asst. Dir. Residence Halls to $10,000, eff. 3/1/70

ACADEMIC PROMOTIONS:

Roy A. KOTYNEK, from Instr in History to Asst. Prof. History at $9,800, eff. 3/1/70
TAKIFF, Steven J., from Instr. Math, to Asst. Prof. Math at $10,800, eff. 3/1/70 (p.390)

APPOINTMENTS:

John P. CUTTS, Professor and Chairman English at $24,000, eff. 8/15/70
DYER, Robert Rutherfurd, Professor and Chairman Classics at $16,000, eff. 8/15/70
DYER, Svetlana, Asst. Prof. Mod, Lang. & Lit. at $10,000, eff. 8/15/70
POLK, Lon, Asst. Professor of Economics at $13,000, eff. 8/15/70
RAHMAN, Munibur, Assoc. Prof. Mod. Lang.& Lit. at $12,000, eff. 8/15/70

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL:

Transfer an Associate Director of Urban Affairs AP-VIII position to an Assistant Dean of Continuing Education for Urban Affairs AP-VIII position, eff. 9/19/69.

Reclassify a Pre-Professional CT-7 to a Pre-Professional CT-8 position for the Library.

Reclassify 2 Senior Clerk CT-4 to DepartmentfSecretaryCT-5 positions for Student Affairs.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Thompson, it was unanimously voted to approve the Oakland University Personnel Changes.

GIFTS AND GRANTS: Grants to be used for scholarship purposes as follows -

For the Awards Account #29759

$1,631.50  from the Daily Tribune Trust (Royal Oak)
        62.50 The Polish Women's Alliance of America, Chicago

For Scholarship account #29727:

  $ 100  Mr, & Mrs. Douglas R. Bastian, Pontiac
     100  Mr. & Mrs. Rodkey Craighead, Birmingham
  2,000 The Mary Louise Johnson Foundation, Detroit
       50  Mrs. William Shunck, Waterford

For the Michael Werenski Memorial Loan Fund, Account #53026:

$ 100   Mrs. A. Joseph Fontana, Trumbull, Conn.
      50   Mr. & Mrs. John A. Werenski, Warren

To set up the Patricia Dandurand Memorial Fund: $50 from Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kovacs, Royal Oak

To establish the Civitan Fund as a revolving fund for student loans: $300 from the Pontiac Civitan Club, Clarkston

 
$ 250
  The Soc. of Sigma Xi for the Biol. Sci. Dept. under the direction of
M.B. Cole, Jr. - Development of organ culture technique for larval frog ovaries
 
11,540
  Nat'l Sci. Foundn. for the Biol. Sci. Dept. under the direction of
F. M. Butterworth - Undergraduate research programs
 
3,370.12
  Amer. Chem. Soc. for Chemistry Dept, under direction of K. Hermon - Study Structural parameters affecting salt stabilities
 
7,510
  Nat'l Sci. Foundn for Chemistry Dept. under direction of P. Tomboulian - Undergraduate research programs
 
10,984
  Nat'l Sci. Foundn for Math Dept. under direction of J.H.McKay - Support of precollege student science training program
 
16,100
  Nat'l Sci. Foundn for Math Dept. under direction of L.R. Bragg - Continue studies in related partial differential equations
 
$149,000
  Matilda R. Wilson Fund for Engineering Dept, under direction of J. Gibson - Additional contribution for John F. Dodge Engineering Chair
 
12,750
  Theodore 0. Yntema, Econ. & Mgmt. Dept. under direction of Norton Seeber - 300 shares Ford Motor Co. stock for use of Econ & Management
 
250
  The Detroit News for Professional Perform. Arts under John DeCarlo - 1970 Meadow Brook Music Festival
 
1,000
  Mrs. Wallace Frost, Prof. Perf. Arts under JohnDeCarlo 1970 MBMF
 
4,000
  Josephine E. Gordon Foundation 1970 MBMF
 
100
  Mr. & Mrs. E.H. Lerchen 1970 MBMF
 
1,000
  Lyon Foundation, Inc.      1970 MBMF
 
1,610
 

Mr. & Mrs. H.C. Johnson for the Chancellor's Office 100 sh. One William St. Fund stock; ($1,000 under D.D. O'Dowd for Meadow Brook Music Fest.)
            ($ 610 discretionary gift to University)

 
1,000
  Mr. & Mrs. L.A. Townsend, Professional Actors under John DeCarlo ($500 Meadow Brook Music Festival, $500 Meadow Brook Theatre)
 
4,000
  Josephine E. Gordon Foundn, Prof. Perform Arts under John DeCarlo - Meadow Brook Theatre Gift Income
 
100
  Janet Z. Harness, Prof. Perf. Arts under John DeCarlo -Meadow Brook Theatre Gift Income.
 
8,890.72
  Benjamin H. Anibal, Chancellor's Office, D.D. O'Dowd, MBT Five Year Plan
 
2,000
  Charles F. Adams, Chancellor's Office, D.D. O'Dowd - 2000 sh. MacManus, John & Adams stock for Meadow Brook Theatre Five Year Fund.
 
2,000
  Samuel Frankel
Chanc.Office
D. O'Dowd
MBT Five Year Plan
 
2,000
  Alan L. Gornick
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2,500
  Carlton M. Higbie, Jr.
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10,000
  Mr. & Mrs. R.M. Kyes
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10,000
 

Charles Stewart Mott
Foundation

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10,000
  Lula C. Wilson Trust 
#2-12995 (p. 391)
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$7,038

Mr. & Mrs. G.J. Graham under direction of D.D. O'Dowd;(200 sh. Parke Davis stock) $5,038 for Chancellor's Club; $2,000 for Meadow Brook Theatre Five Year Fund

1,000
L. C. Goad
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Chancellor's Club
20,875
Mr. & Mrs. M.L. Katke
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500 sh. Ford Motor stock
2,508
Mrs. Annette H. Gallogly for Discretionary Gift Fund
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88 sh. Higbie Mfg. stock
3,084
Mr. & Mrs. R.J. Williams for Discretionary Gift Fund
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120 sh. Amer. Cyanamid stock
200
Earl Battholomew
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Discretionary Gift Fund
150
Mr. & Mrs. J. DeCarlo
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200
Margaret Duffield
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1,500
Harold A. Fitzgerald
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500
Donald Forrest
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500
Mary Louise Johnson Foundn
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200
Mr. & Mrs. W.J. Lobb
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1,000
The Lyon Foundation, Inc.
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200
Donald D. O'Dowd
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400
Mr. & Mrs. N.B. Weston
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1,000
H.G. Bixby "
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Chancellor's Club
1,000
Mr. & Mrs. R. S. Bright
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2,500
Edward N. Cole
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952.57
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Colombo
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10,000
Amer. Chemical Co., for Chemistry Dept., R.L. Stern to study products and reaction mechanisms of thermal reactions of enazines and dienazines.

On motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to accept the Oakland University gifts and grants.

The committee composed of Chairman Don Stevens, Vice Chairman Merriman, Chancellor O'Dowd, Executive Vice President Breslin, and University Attorney Leland W. Carr, Jr., appointed to investigate the granting of independence to Oakland University submitted the following statement:

The subcommittee appointed by the Board of Trustees unanimously reaffirmed its position that it is in the best interests of higher education in this state and consistent with the State plan that Oakland University be granted its independence, and further recommends that this item be placed on the March agenda of the Board for action.

It is anticipated that by the March meeting of this Board the State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan will have met to discuss the independence of Dearborn and Flint.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was unanimously voted to place the matter of Oakland University independence on the March agenda of the Board for action.

Recommendation that the appropriate degrees be awarded to those students who according to the records of the Registrar completed the requirements for graduation at the end of the December 1969 term.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Hartman, it was voted to approve the above recommendations.

Meeting adjourned at 12:27 p.m.

A special meeting of the Trustees is scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, February 28, 1970, and the next regular meeting will be held on Friday, March 20, 1970. (p. 392)

 


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