Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
September 19, 1969

Communication from Chancellor Varner:

Some months ago, it was determined that the burners in the furnace at Meadow Brook Hall should The replaced. During the ensuing discussions, it was proposed that as long as this change was to be made, why not convert the heating system to gas which would be more efficient and less a costly in the long run. At this point, Mr. Nelson Meredith, executor of the estate, stated he would support the conversion to gas and would provide $8,625 toward the cost of the project. We then made arrangements with the Consumers Power Company to install the gas line from Adams Road to Meadow Brook Hall at no cost to the University, and to provide $6,500 toward the conversion of the furnace. With this kind of support and cooperation we are now ready to proceed with the project. The contractor for the conversion will be Hills Plumbing and Heating Company of Rochester, Michigan who has handled all repairs, maintenance and weekly inspections of the estate's mechanical system for a great many years. Further it is the wish of Mr. Meredith that Hills Plumbing and Heating Company do the work because they are familiar with the Hall and the workmen are known to the staff.

The funding and costs for this project are as follows:

Meadow Brook Estate
$ 8,625
Consumers Power Company
6,500
Total funds
$15,125
   
Furnace conversion
$13,155
Service piping
1,000
4" gas line
no charge
Total costs
$14,155

When work is completed, Consumers Power will want an easement along the route of the gas line in case repairs are needed in the future. The description of this easement will be furnished to the Board of Trustees for their approval at the completion of the project,

Our engineers have worked with Consumers Power Company in planning the proposed route in order Ito skirt any likely future building sites.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Thompson, it was unanimously voted to approve the above improvements. It is understood that the University will not follow its normal bid procedures on this item.

Secretary Breslin recommends the following changes relative to reimbursement of travel expenses for University personnel effective October 1, 1969:

Transportation

In State Out of State
Now New Now New
$.09/ mile $.10/mile $.06/mile ($.09/mile if within 250 miles of E.Lansing/Oakland

$.07/mile ($.10/mile if within 250 miles of E. Lansing/OU

Meals

  In State Out of State
  Now New Now New
Full day $6.25 $8.50 $7.50 $9.50
Breakfast 1.25 1.50 1.50 1.75
Lunch 2.25 2.50 2.50 2.75
Dinner 3.25 4.50 4.00 5.00

On motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was unanimously voted to approve the approve the recommended changes in travel expense reimbursement.

Secretary Breslin recommended the following rate changes for student employees:

Current basic wage $1.50 per hour
Effective September 22, 1969 - basic wage $1.60 per hour

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Thompson, it was unanimously voted to increase the minimum student wage rate as recommended.

Resignations and Terminations

Roger L. MOREHOUSE - cancellation of appointment 8/15/69.
Percival D. McCormack - Prof. Engineering - termination effective 8/14/69.
Marjorie WHITE - Spec. Instr. Biol. Sciences - termination effective 8/14/69. (p. 374)

Leaves

Arturo BIBLARZ, Asst Prof. Soc. & Anth. to teach at San Francisco State College, effective 8/15/69 to 8/14/70
Donald H. DWYER, Asst. Prof. Art to study and travel in Europe, effective 9/8/69 to12/12/69
Beauregard Stubhlefield, Assoc. Prof. Mathematics to work at Texas Southern University, effective 8/15/69 to 8/14/70

Transfers & changes in assignment

James E. DAVIS - Asst. Prof. & Asst. Provost, Chemistry @ $11,500 - termination 8-31-69. I Asst. Prof. & Asst. Provost, Chemistry to $14,375 - effective 9-1-69.
Siddheshwar MITTRA - Professor, Economics & Business - termination effective 6-30-69. Professor & chairman - Economics & Business - effective 7-1-69

Academic Promotions

Charles M. BROH, Assistant Prof. - Eng. from Instr. from $9,100 to $9,600 - eff. 8-15-69 Robert N. BLOCKOVICH from Instr. to Assistant Prof. - Psychology eff. 7-1-69
David P. DOANE from Instr. to Assistant Prof. - Econ. & Business from $10,300 to $11,000 eff. 8-15-69
Kenneth C. YOUNG from Inst. to Assistant Prof. Econ. & Bus. from $11,000 to @11,700, eff. 8-15-69

Salary Changes:

Kathleen KEHOE, Instr.- Mod. Lang. & Lit. from $7,000 to $7,500 eff.8-15-69
Anna MASSACESI, Spec. Instr. Mod.Lang. & Lit from $7,000 to $7,500, eff. 8-15-69
John DOVARAS, Asst. Prof., Music from $9,200 to $9,500 eff. 9-1-69
Thomas A. ASTON, Dramatics Tech. New College & Student Affairs from $9,000 to $9,500, eff. 9-1-69
Peter STEPHENS, Prod. Supv., Studio Co., Acad. of Dram. Art. from $9,000 to $9,400, eff. 7-1-69
Gladys B. RAPOPORT, Fin Aid Officer, Stud. Affairs from $9,000 to $9,500 eff. 9-1-69, term. 7-1-70

Appointments

Barbara L. BLASS, Visit.Asst. Prof.-Physics at $10,000, eff. 8-15-69, term. 8-14-70
Ralph F. GLENN, Asst. Prof., Art, at $10,500; eff. 8-15-69
Andrew P. PHILLIPS, Visit. Assoc. Prof.,Soc.& Anth. at $13,300, eff. 8-15-69 term. 8-14-70

Additional Transfers and Changes in Assignment

Donald D. O'DOWD, Vice Chancellor & Prov., Provost, from Provost, eff.10-1-69
Thomas B. DUTTON, Vice Chancellor for Stud. Aff., Stud. Aff., from Dean of Students, eff. 10-1-69
Edward B. BIRCH, Asst. to Vice Chan. for Stud. Aff., St. Aff., from Assoc. Dean of Stud., eff: 10-1-69
James R. APPLETON, Dean for Stud. Life, Stud. Aff., from Assoc.Dean of Stud.& Dean of Men, eff. 10-1-69
John TAPP, Asst. to the Dean for Stud.Life, Stud. Aff., from Staff Asst. in Student Life,-eff. 10-1-69
Elmer B. COOPER, Asst. Chancellor for Urban Affairs, Urban Affairs, from Asst. to Chancellor for Urban Affairs,eff. 10-1-6
Herbert N. STOUTENBURG, Jr., Asst. Chancellor for Administration from Asst. to Chancellor for Adminis. eff. 10/1/69.

Recommendations from the Director of Personnel

1. Establish Departmental Secretary CT-5 position for the Academy of Dramatic Art.
2. Establish Senior Departmental Secretary CT-7 position for Allport College.
3. For the Bookstore:
--a. Establish Principal Clerk CT-6 position
--b. Establish Account Clerk CT-3 position
4. For Computer and Date Processing Center
--a. Reclassify Programmer CT-6 to CT-10 position.
--b. Reclassify Key Punch Operator CT-4 to CT-5 position.
5. Establish Departmental Secretary CT-5 position for Economics and Business.
6. Establish Departmental Secretary CT-5, ¾ time, position for History.
7. Establish Research Associate CT-10 position for Institute of Biological Sciences.
8. For the Library:
--a. Reclassify Library Assistant CT-5 to Senior Library Assistant CT-7 position.
--b. Reclassify Library Assistant CT-4 to Intermediate Library Assistant CT-5 position.
--c. Reclassify Library Assistant CT-4 to Intermediate Library Assistant CT-5 position.
9. Establish Departmental Secretary CT-5, ¾ time, position for Mathematics.
10. Establish Departmental Secretary CT-5, ¾ time, position for Modern Languages.
11. Establish Senior Department Secretary CT-7 position for the Provost.
12. Establish Assistant Chancellor position for Professional Performing Arts.
13. Reclassify Recorder CT-10 to Assistant to the Registrar-Recorder AP-1 for the Registrar.
14. Establish Administrative Director AP-8 for the School of Performing Arts.
15. Establish Departmental Secretary CT-5 for Special Projects. (p.375)
16. Establish Residence Halls Program Coordinator AP-4 for Student Affairs.
17. Establish Senior Department Secretary CT-7 for the Student Center Operations.
18. For Urban Affairs:
--a. Reclassify Director AP-8 to Assistant Chancellor AP-10 position.
--b. Establish Associate Director AP-8 position.

B. MISCELLANEOUS

1. Recommend approval of granting appropriate degrees for the students who according to the records of the Registrar completed the requirements for graduation at the end of Aug. 1969 term.

C. GIFTS AND GRANTS

1. Gifts and grants for scholarship purposes, as follows:

a. $500 from the Alvin M. Bentley Foundation, Owosso, Michigan.
b. $1,020 from The Wayne Oakland Bank Trust, Royal Oak, Michigan
c. For Awards Account 26759
--$400 from Flint Area Science Fair Scholarship Committee
--$2,300 from The Charles B. DeVlieg Foundation, Royal Oak, Michigan
--$100 from L'Anse Creuse Area PTA Council, Mt. Clemens, Michigan
--$400 from Melvindale High School
--$500 from Royal Oak Junior Friendly League
--$150 from Woman's National Farm & Garden Association, Inc., Dearborn, Michigan
d. $300.55 from Oakland University Faculty/Staff Play for the Isaac Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund
e. $10.00 from the Oxford Music Club for Meadow Brook Summer School of Music Scholarship Fund.
f. For Michael Werenski Memorial Loan Fund:
--$20.00 from Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Arnold
--$20.00 from Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd T. Cheney
--$10.00 from Mrs. Ann McManus
--$30.00 from Louis R. Bragg
--$25.00 from Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Gibson
--$25.00 from Michael Juszak
--$5.00 from Kathy Gibson
--$2.00 from a friend
--$100 from Mr. and Mrs. John Werenski

2. $31,385 from Royal Oak City Schools for Dept. of Educ., L. J. Hetenyi, Director

3. $43,320 from Sch. Dist. City of Pontiac for Dept. of Educ., Roderic Righter, Director, to train teachers in working with disadvantaged youth. (STP)

4. $66,958.56 from Sch.Dist.City of Pontiac for Dept. of Educ., Roderic Righter, Director, to train teachers for inter-city schools.

5. $9.00 from Employees, Kresge Lib., for Lib, R. W. Butler, Director, for Martin Luther King Collection.

6. $12,804 from Dept. Health, Educ.& Welfare, Office of Educ., Washington D.C., for Library, Royce Butler, Director to support Library Resources Prog.

7. $18,500 for Natl.Fdn. for Eye Res. for Inst. of Bio. Sci., Everett Kinsey, Director, for Ophthalmic research

8. $120 from Cong.Church of Birmingham for Dean of Students, Thomas Dutton, Director, for Support Upward Bound

9. $500 from Mr. & Mrs. H.B.Cunningham for Chancellor's Office, Patricia Guthery, Director, for Support proj. Right Now "Beaufort"

10. $1,750 from Mrs. James E. Goodman for Chancellor's Office, D. B. Varner, for Chancellor's Club.

11. $2,037.50 from Robert M. Critchfield for Chancellor's Office, D. B. Varner, for Chancellor's Club.

12. $840 from Ford Motor Company Fund, for Chancellor's Office, D. B. Varner, for Support Meadow Brook Music Festival.

13. $500 from Mr. & Mrs. L.T. Lewis, for Chancellor's Office, D. B. Varner, for Support Meadow Brook Music Festival.

14. $100 from Mr. & Mrs.Harding Mott, for Chancellor's Office, D.B.Varner, for Support Meadow Brook Music Festival.

15. $2,000 from Mr. & Mrs. John Prepolec, for Chancellor's Office, D. B. Varner, for Support Meadow Brook Music Festival.

16. $500 from Birmghm-BlmfId.Council on Human Rel., for Chancellor's Office, Karl D. Gregory Director, for Pontiac Black Cultl. Ctr.

17. $100 from Henry S.Booth for Chancellor's Office, Karl D.Gregory, Dir., for Pontiac Black Cultl. Ctr.

18. $300 from Episcopal Churchwomen Christ Church, Cranbrook, for Chancellor's Office, Karl D. Gregory, Dir., for Pontiac Black Cultl. Ctr.

19. $100 from Chas. McCue, for Chancellor's Office, Karl D.Gregory, Dir., for Pontiac Black Cultl. Ctr.

20. $100 from John K. Ormond, for Chancellor's Office, Karl D. Gregory, Dir., for Pontiac Black Cultl. Ctr.

21. $500 from The Shiffman Foundation for Chancellor's Office, Karl D. Gregory, for Pontiac Black Cultl.Ctr.

22. A grant of $150,000 to the Oakland University Sch. of Engineering from Matilda R. Wilson Fund was accepted by the Board of Trustees at the December 12, 1968 Board meeting, and this action was erroneously duplicated at the January 16, 1969 meeting. It was recommended that the January 1969 action on this item be rescinded.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was unanimously voted to approve the Oakland University items.

Adjourned at 12:20 p.m.

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for Friday, October 17, 1969. (p. 376)


 


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