Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
April 22, 1965

Communication from Mr. May:

Oakland University has received three shares of GM Shares, Inc., from Mr. Alfred L. Boegehold.

These shares are not traded in the open market and must be converted to General Motors stock at the rate of six shares of GM for each one share of GM Shares, Inc. In order that the exchange may be made, I would like Board approval to sign the necessary stock powers and also to have Board approval to sell the 18 shares of GM stock when it is received.

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

Mr. May reported on the following bids which were opened on March 31 covering the last phase of the Radial Feeder No. 2 project which was provided for out of a $105,000 legislative capital outlay appropriation. This last proposal covers the replacement of existing #2 cable running from an existing manhole to an outdoor primary transfer switch with a #350 MCM cable. This is part of the original project as outlined in the attached project budget detail.

Two proposals were submitted as follows:

Schultz Electrical Service        $8,600.00
Fred W. Moote Electrical, Inc. 10,450.00

It is recommended that the Board award the contract to the low bidder, Schultz Electrical Service, in the amount of $8,600.

On motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to approve the following recommendation.

Mr. Carr reported on the favorable opinion of the Attorney General dated April 15 reaffirming the opinions of previous attorneys general to the effect that the Legislature cannot require the Board of Trustees to obtain its prior approval before it lets contracts for the construction of any self-liquidating project.

Resignation of Damie Stillman as Assistant Professor of Art effective August 14, 1965.

Resignation of John Norman Austin as Instructor of Classics effective August 14, 1965.

Sabbatical leave for Richard J. Burke, Jr. as Assistant Professor of Philosophy from 1/1/66 to 3/31/66 with full pay for study at University of Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

Appointment of Richard W. Brooks as Instructor of Philosophy at $7000 effective August 15, 1965.

Appointment of Lawrence Boyd Friedman as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at $8,000 effective August 15, 1965.

Appointment of Harry T. Hahn as Professor of Teacher Education at $13,800 effective September 1, 1965.

Appointment of Gerald Clarence Heberle as Instructor of History at $7000 effective August 15, 1965.

Appointment of David William Mascitelli as Instructor of English at $7200 effective August 15, 1965.

Appointment of Virindra M. Sehgal as Instructor of Mathematics at $8500 effective August 15, 1965.

Appointment of Samuel Bernard Thomas as Assistant Professor of History at $9250 effective August 15, 1965.

Appointment of Marilyn L. Williamson as Assistant Professor of English at $7200 effective August 15, 1965.(p.193)

Appointment of John Gibson as Professor and Dean of Engineering at $24,000 effective July 1, 1965.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was voted to approve the above Resignations, Leaves and Appointments.

Administrative reorganization:

Mr. Varner recommends effective May 1, 1965:

a. Change the title of Dean of the University to Provost

b. Eliminate the Division of Humanities, the Division of Social Science, and the Division of Science and Engineering

c. Eliminate the positions of Associate Dean for the Humanities, Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, and Associate Dean for the Sciences

d. Establish the following:

College of Arts and Sciences*
School of Education
School of Engineering
School of Business and Economics
School of the Performing Arts

e. Establish the following positions:

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Dean of the School of Education
Dean of the School of Engineering

f. Establish the position of Director of Institutional Research

*This specific recommendation is to be reconsidered in a three-year period.

To accommodate these organizational changes, the following personnel changes are recommended:

a. Change Donald D. O'Dowd from Dean of the University to Provost

b. Change George T. Matthews from Associate Dean for the Humanities and Professor of History to Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History.

c. Change Laszlo J. Hetenyi from Professor and Chairman of Teacher Education to Dean of the School of Education and Professor of Education

d. Change William G. Hammerle from Professor and Chairman of Engineering Science to Acting Dean of the School of Engineering and Professor of Engineering Science.

e. Change James H. McKay from Associate Dean for the Sciences and Professor and Chairman of Mathematics to Professor and Acting Chairman of Mathematics

f. Change Lowell R. Eklund from Director of the Mott Center for Community Affairs and Associate Dean for Continuing Education AP-X to Dean of the Division of Continuing Education and Director of the Mott Center for Community Affairs AP-X

g. Change J. Duncan Sells from Associate Dean of the University to Assistant Provost

No new positions have been created, and no new costs are incurred.

Personnel action

Establish a Marketing Specialist and Conference Coordinator AP-I position in Continuing Education and the Mott Center for Community Affairs, paid from 51-5830
Establish an Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Women, AP-IX position in the office of the Dean of Student Affairs

Approval of the third semester payroll in the total amount of $116,822.50 for faculty members who will teach during the spring semester. (p.194)

On April 2 the following bids were received for construction of a service facility for the Meadow Brook Music Festival:

  Garascia Construction Company
$88,000
  Schurrer Construction Company
90,863
  Wake-Pratt Construction Company
94,900
  Julian Wilson & Sons
99,550
  A. Z. Shmina & Sons
109,100

These bids were higher than anticipated, and there has been some negotiation of the price with the low bidder. Mr. Varner now recommends the award of a contract to the Garascia Construction Company in the amount of $82,000 and the establishment of the following budget:

  General Construction
$82,000
  Electrical Utilities
400
  Kitchen Equipment
1,600
  Site Work
1,400
  Fees, Bid Bonds, and Contingencies
7,600
   
$93,000

Funds for this work will be provided from the following sources:

  December 1964 gift of Mr. Trumbull
$50,450
  1965 gift of Mr. Trumbull
28,012
  Kresge Foundation (surplus of seating gift)
2,430
  Meadow Brook Music Festival Construction Funds
12,108
   
$93,000

On motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to approve the Oakland University Miscellaneous Items.

Scholarship fund gifts:

$100 from the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Royal Oak
$31,968.59 from the Oakland County Scholarship Committee from the proceeds of the 1964 Meadow Brook Ball
$4 from Jack Taylor of Rochester
$50 from Alpha Delta Kappa of Pontiac

Meadow Brook Festival Grants:

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner in support of the Meadow Brook Music Festival:

$7,500 from the Chrysler Corporation Fund of Detroit
$250 from the Cunningham Drug Stores of Detroit
$250 from Davidson Brothers of Highland Park
$500 from Federal-Mogul-Bower Bearings, Inc., of Detroit
$1,000 from the J. L. Hudson Company of Detroit

Grant of $50,000 from the Kresge Foundation of Detroit to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for the purchase of approximately 2,200 permanent seats for the Meadow Brook Music Festival.

Grant of $36,000 from the National Science Foundation to be used under the direction of Herbert Schuel in Biology for research on the purification and characterization of subcellular particles in the zonal centrifuge.

On motion by Mr. Harlan, seconded by Mr. Nisbet, it was voted to accept the Oakland University Gifts and Grants. (p.195)


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