Kresge Library

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

Chancellor Donald D. O'Dowd presented to the Board a recommendation from the Steering Committee of the Oakland University Senate that an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree (LHD) be awarded former Chancellor Durward B. Varner at Oakland University's spring commencement on April 25.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Merriman, the above recommendation was unanimously approved.

The following resolution recommending autonomy for Oakland University was presented by Chairman Stevens.

      The Board of Trustees of Michigan State University having considered the petition of the Academic Senate of Oakland University, praying appropriate action to enable said institution to become an independent member of the system of state colleges and universities; and

     The Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, by its Resolution dated December 12, 1969 having evidenced tentative consensus regarding the long range aspirations of Oakland University; and

     The Board of Trustees of Michigan State University having examined recommendations of its committee charged with the study and review of said request for institutional independence;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

1. That autonomy for Oakland University is sanctioned and endorsed by the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University upon effective date of legislation establishing Oakland University as a state institution of higher education.

2. That the officers of Michigan State University are authorized and directed to execute those documents required to implement such separation.

Motion was made by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Thompson, to approve the above resolution. In the discussion that followed, Trustee Huff asked that provision be made for the Board to act on certain legal and financial matters that will be developed or come to the surface as this endeavor is carried out. To provide for this action, President Wharton offered the following rewording of item 2:

2. That the officers of Michigan State University will return to the Board of Trustees with their proposals on the legal and financial aspects of the separation prior to formal execution or action.

Trustees Stevens and Thompson approved the inclusion of this change in their motion. Trustee Hartman moved, seconded by Trustee White, that the words "on or after January 1, 1971" be added to the first provision of this resolution. This amendment failed, with Trustees Hartman, Huff, and White voting "Yes," and Trustees Merriman, Martin, Nisbet, Stevens, and Thompson voting "No."

The original motion, with the amendment to provision 2, carried by a vote of 5 to 3. Trustees Hartman, Huff, and White voted "No."

Communication from Acting Vice President Wilkinson:

Oakland University received bids on February 12, 1970 for the addition of a catwalk, light bridge and demolition of dressing rooms at Baldwin Pavilion authorized by the Board of Trustees at its April 18, 1969 meeting, A tabulation of the bids submitted is as follows:

E. E. Powell General Construction Co        $32,495
Bundy Construction Co                                 $46,600
Spence Brothers                                            $56,890

Since the low bid was approximately $15,000 above the estimate, the Oakland University staff in consultation with the architect recommended that all bids be rejected. I concur in this recommendation.

Mr. H. N. Stoutenburg, Jr. has advised that this work will be rebid later as a part of a larger project being planned at the Baldwin Pavilion.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Thompson, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.
(p.394)

Communication from Assistant Chancellor H. N. Stoutenburg, Jr.:

On March 16, 1970, Oakland University received bids for the installation of stage lighting circuits and a sound system at the Baldwin Pavilion authorized by the Board of Trustees at its April 18, 1969 meeting. A tabulation of the bids submitted is as follows:

Schultz Electrical, Inc.
$51,000
McGee Electric Co.
55,000
Fred W. Moote Electric Co.
61,840
Oakland Electric Co.
69,251
T. L. Jacobson
69,700
Demers Electric Co.
77,200

The bid proposals have been examined by the architect and our staff, and it is recommended that a contract be awarded and executed with Schultz Electrical, Inc. in the sum of $51,000 divided into two phases:

Phase I to be completed by June 15, 1970, at a cost of $20,115
Phase II to be completed by June 1, 1970, at a cost of $30,885.

Funding for Phase I has been provided by the Kresge Foundation. However, we propose that Phase II be subject to cancellation if the funds are not provided by the Kresge Foundation after February 15, 1971 as anticipated. Schultz Electrical, Inc. will accept this cancellation provision provided Oakland University agrees to reimburse them for any additional labor cost which results from any negotiated wage increases prior to the completion of the contract and far any changes in the material price quotations.

It is further recommended that the following project budget be approved:

Construction                                        $51,000
        Schultz Electrical, Inc.
Professional services                             4,930
         (architect and consulting fees)
Supervision                                              1,000
Contingency                                             5,000
                                                              $61,930

On motion by Mr. Hartman, seconded by Dr. Martin, it was voted to award the contract and approve the budget as recommended above.

Leaves--other

BUSHKOFF, Leonard, Instr. History at no salary to write in Boston, eff. 8/15/70 - 8/14/71. STRAUSS, W. Patrick, Assoc. Prof. History at no salary for a Fulbright-Hays lectureship
in Hong Kong, effective 8/15/70 - 8/14/71.

Salary changes

KEEGAN, Judith E., Coord of Residence Halls Program from $10,200 to $10,500, effective 1 4/1/70 to 6/30/70.

Academic promotions

BINGHAM, Jane M. from. Instructor in Education at $11,00 to Asst. Prof. Education at $11,300 1 effective 4/1/70.

Appointments

CHRISTINA, Robert J. as Instr. Teacher Education at $11,700, eff. 8/15/70
FINK, Joel S., as Instr. Teacher Education at $9,600, eff. 8/15/70
HAMMOND, W. Dorsey as Asst. Prof. Teacher Education at $13,500, eff. 8/15/70 MARNEY, John as Asst. Prof. Mod. Lang, & Lit. at $10,300, eff. 8/15/70

Recommendations from the Director of Personnel:

Establish a University Physician and Medical Director AP10 position for the Health Service.

For the Business Office:
Reclassify a Cashier and Voucher Audit AP1 to an Assistant to the Controller AP5 position Reclassify an Account Clerk CT3 to a Senior Account Clerk CT5 position.

For University Services:
Establish a Senior Clerk CT4 position Establish an Auto-Typist CT5 position
Establish a Senior Clerk CT4 position.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Thompson, it was unanimously voted to approve the Personnel Changes. (p. 395)

Gifts and Grants

Grants to be used for scholarship purposes as follows:

For the George H. Gardner Scholarship Fund Endowment:

--$2,500 from Mr. Blake Everingham, Miami, Fla.
--$1,000 from Mrs. Ruth R. Gardner, Miami, Fla.
--$3,000 from Mrs. Ann S. Hartwell, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

For Scholarship account #29727:
--$ 175 from Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Gamma Chapter, Rochester

For Awards account #29759
--$ 500 from Theodore Gelemey, Gelemey Machinery Co., Berkley

For the Matilda R. Wilson Honor Scholarship
--$ 50 from Jay E. Jacobson.

$2,950 from Nat'l Soc. for the Prevention of Blindness for Inst. of Biol Sciences under the direction of S.D. Varms to Study blood aqueous barriers in diabetes.

$2,500 from Ford Motor Co. Fund under the direction of Donald D. O'Dowd to match the M.L. Katke's contribution of Ford Motor stock.

$1,000 from Mfg. Hanover Trust Co. Foundation for the Performing Arts Dept. under the direction of John De Carlo, ($500 for Meadow Brook Theatre; $500 MBM Festival.)

$ 81.21 from Estate of Nelle Herman Stannard under the direction of Donald D. O'Dowd for Meadow Brook Theatre - Five Year Fund.

$8,625 Matilda R. Wilson Fund under the direction of Donald D. O'Dowd for conversion to gas for Meadow Brook Hall.

$1,000 from D. J. McQuestion under the direction of Donald D. O'Dowd for Discretionary gift fund.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to accept the Gifts and Grants.

Meeting adjourned at 11:51 a.m.

The April meetings of the Trustees will be held on the 16th and 17th in East Lansing. (p. 396)

 


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