MINUTES OF THE MEETING
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
July 17, 1959
Chancellor Varner and Vice President May discussed
the faculty housing project at Michigan State University-Oakland.
Following is the letter received from Chancellor Varner:
"During the past two weeks I have been
working with appropriate local officials in an effort to arrange
the financing for water and sewer facilities for the faculty
housing for MSU-O. In cooperation with Mr. Harold K. Schone,
Director, Oakland County Department of Public Works, Mr. Louis
H. Schimmel, Director, Municipal Advisory Council, Mr. John
Nunneley of Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone, and Mr.
Cyril Miller, Supervisor, Avon Township, the following plan
has been devised and is hereby proposed:
This arrangement will insure the proper development
of the faculty housing project; will provide water and sewer
facilities for each house at approximately the cost of a well
and Septic tank (the costs can be included in home construction
costs in the mortgage), and will provide an adequate safety
factor for the university in that only six houses must be
built annually to cover the payments. On the other hand, the
bonds will be drawn so that they may be retired at the earliest
possible date without penalty. The other parties have agreed
to cooperate on this program if we approve the plan.
It is my recommendation that this proposal
be approved in principal and that Mr. May, Mr. Carr and I
be authorized to work out the details and execute the necessary
contractual arrangements with Avon Township."
On motion of Mr. Brody, seconded by Mr. Stevens,
it was voted to authorize the execution of appropriate
contracts with Avon Township to provide water and sewer connections
for faculty housing projects to be repaid over a period of
Chancellor Varner recommends that the building
financed at Michigan State University-Oakland with money contributed
by Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Wilson be named "Foundation
On motion of Dr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Brody,
it was voted to approve the above recommendation.
Justus R. Pearson, Jr., Assistant Professor
of English at MSU-O at a salary of $6900 per year on a 10-month
basis effective September 1, 1959.
Gertrude Mason White, Assistant Professor of
English at MSU-O at a salary of $6000 per year on a 10-month
basis effective September 1, 1959 to August 31, 1960. (p.
J. David Danielson, Instructor in Foreign Languages
at MSU-O at a salary of $5400 per year on a 10-month basis
effective September 1, 1959.
June Gertrude Collins, Assistant Professor of
Sociology and Anthropology at MSU-O at a salary of $7200 per
year on a 10-month basis effective September 1, 1959.
William Schwab, from Assistant Professor of
Communication Skills to Assistant Professor of English at
a salary of $7200 per year on a 10-month basis effective September
Robert W. Swanson, from Education Cost Analyst
in the Business Office, to Director of Business Affairs at
a salary of $8500 per year on a 12-month basis effective August
Establishment of the following classified positions:
Appointment of William E. Rhode as Assistant
Professor of Political Science at a salary of $6600 effective
September 1, 1959. (p. 46)
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