Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
September 21, 1967

Leave of Absence for Military duty of Rufino Muncal, effective July 1, 1967 to June 30, 1968.

Leave of Absence for Military duty of Winston Pfahlert, effective July 1, 1967 to June 30, 1968.

Appointment of Clifford Irvin Pfeil as Instructor in Music at $8000, effective Aug. 15, 1967

Promotion of Jon Froemke from Instructor to Assistant Professor of Mathematics with a change in salary from $9,700 to$10,000 per year on a 10-month basis, effective September 1, 1967.

Promotion of Ralph Schillace from Instructor to Assistant Professor of Psychology with a change in salary from $8,300 to $8,800 per year on a 10-month basis, effective September 1, 1967.

Promotion of Henry Rosemont from Instructor to Assistant Professor of Philosophy with a change in salary from $7,700 to $9,000 per year on a 10-month basis effective September 1, 1967.

Promotion of Patrick J. Johnson from Instructor to Assistant Professor of Teacher Education effective September 1, 1967.

Change Robert G. Hoopes, Professor and Chairman of English, from a 12-month basis at a salary of $22,500 per year to a 10-month basis at a salary of $19,500 per year effective September 1, 1967.

Designation of Robert C. Howes, Professor of History, as Assistant Provost, effective September 1, 1967. This is a continuation of a previous temporary appointment.

Change G. Philip Johnson, Professor and Chairman of Mathematics, from a 12-month basis at a salary of $20,000 per year to a 10-month basis at a salary of $17,600 per year, effective September 1, 1967.

Designation of William F. Sturner, Assistant Professor of Political Science, as Assistant Provost, effective September 1, 1967. This is a continuation of a previous temporary appointment.

Recommendations as follows from the Director of Personnel:

1) Establish a Senior Clerk IV position in Academic Advising.
2) For the Business Office:
   a. Establish an Account Clerk III position
   b. Reclassify a Special Accounts Supervisor AP-II to an AP-III position
3) Establish a Key Punch Operator IV position in Data Processing
4) Reclassify an Executive Secretary VIII to an Administrative Secretary X position in the office of the Director of Business Affairs
5) For the Library:
    a. Establish a Library Assistant VII position
    b. Establish a Departmental Secretary V position
    c. Establish an Assistant Librarian, Reference AP-III position
6) Reclassify a Manager Food Service AP-V to an AP-VII position
7) Reclassify a Director Community Schools Program and Assistant Director AP-VIII to an Assistant Dean for Special Projects and Director AP-VIII position in the Mott Center
8) Reclassify a Departmental Secretary V to a Senior Departmental Secretary VII position in Music.
9) For Physical Plant:
   a. Establish a Superintendent AP-III position
   b. Reclassify a Mechanical Engineer AP-V to an AP-VII position
10) Establish a Departmental Secretary V position in Placement
11) Reclassify a Departmental Secretary V to a Senior Departmental Secretary VII in Psychology.
12) For the Registrar:
   a. Establish an Assistant Recorder V position
   b. Reclassify a Departmental Secretary V to an Assistant Recorder V position
13) Reclassify a Departmental Secretary V to a Senior Departmental Secretary VII position in Education.
14) For Engineering:
   a. Reclassify a Clerk-Stenographer to a Departmental Secretary V position
   b. Reclassify a Departmental Secretary V to a Senior Departmental Secretary VII
15) Reclassify an Experimental Machinist XII to an Instrument Maker XII in Machine Shop
16) Reclassify a Departmental Secretary V to a Senior Departmental Secretary VII position in Sociology
17) Reclassify an Executive Secretary VIII to an Administrative Secretary X position in Student Affairs.

Approval of payment of $172,092 to regular staff members for teaching the third semester and in the summer school for 1967.

Communication from Chancellor Varner:

Senate Bill No. 81, Act No. 244, Public Acts of 1967 has listed among the approved projects for preliminary studies and planning a Public Safety and Service Building for Oakland University. This building which we need at the earliest possible date will house our Public (p.293) Safety Department (police and fire), the Physical Plant Department, the Grounds and Landscaping Department, the Motor Pool, Receiving, Stores, and a maintenance garage. It is our preliminary estimate that this structure will cost approximately $500,000.

We recommend for the Board's approval the following architectural firms in order of preference to be commissioned to do the preliminary plans for this building:

Denyes and Freeman Associates Inc., Pontiac
Frederick Stickel Associates, Birmingham
Eberle M. Smith Associates, Inc., Detroit

Gifts and Grants

1. Grant of $1,000 from Mr. & Mrs. Harry M. Pryale, Bloomfield Hills for the Chancellor's Club account.

2. Gift of 168 works of Primitive African sculpture valued at $65,965 from G. Mennen Williams of Grosse Pointe for the Art Gallery.

3. Grant of $20,640 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to be used under the direction of N. J. Unakar in Biology for research entitled "Hydroxypropiophenone and Chemically Induced Hepatomas".

4. Grant of $1,000 from Roy G. Michell of Ferndale to be used under the direction of Dean Dutton in the Dean of Students Office for Project 20.

5. Grant of $77.50 from the Ford Motor Company Fund of Dearborn to be credited to the Alumni Contribution account.

6. Grants as follows to be used under the direction of David Bishop for the Meadow Brook Theatre:

a. $1,850 from the Ford Motor Company Fund of Dearborn for the purchase of a Ford Falcon van bus
b. $2,500 from the Higbie Manufacturing Company of Rochester for support of the theatre.

7. Grant of $16,652 from the National Science Foundation to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner as an institutional grant for science for 1967.

8. Grant of 25 shares of Prentice-Hall, Inc. common stock valued at $2,181.25 from an anonymous donor, the proceeds from the sale of the stock to be used to provide funds for board, room, and tuition for a designated student.

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

$ 100 from the Angell Manufacturing Company - Birmingham
$   50 from Mr. & Mrs. Theodore D. Birnkrant - Detroit
$   50 from Mrs. Peter B. Clark of Grosse Pointe Farms
$ 100 from Mrs. Peggy DeSalle - Birmingham
$ 250 from The Detroit News
$ 100 from Sidney Dworkin - Cleveland
$   25 from Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Greenberg - Detroit
$     5 from Mr. & Mrs. Joel Hepner - Birmingham
$  60 from Mr. & Mrs. Henry C. Johnson - Bloomfield Hills
$  50 from Maxwell and Anne Jospey Foundation - Detroit
$  25 from Mrs. Minerva Mauillo - Detroit
$  25 from Florence Noll of Kingsville, Ontario
$100 from Packaging Corporation of America of Detroit
$ 250 from Pontiac Mall Shopping Center of Detroit
$ 3,000 from Mr. & Mrs. John Prepolec of Bloomfield Hills
$ 100 from Mrs. Allan Shelden - Detroit
$ 5,000 from United Auto Workers of Detroit
$ 100 from Mr. & Mrs. J. J. Wainger - Detroit
$ 100 from Mrs. Alfred G. Wilson - Detroit
$ 200 from Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Zador of Los Angeles

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

The Trustees agreed to set the schedule of meetings for the balance of this calendar year as follows: October 19, November 17, December 14.

Chancellor Varner, in a tribute to Mrs. Wilson, mentioned the many generous contributions she had made to Oakland University, and introduced a delegation of Oakland University students who presented the following petition, signed by 2,432 students, for Board approval:

"We, the undersigned students of Oakland University, wish to establish a fitting memorial dedicated to the Memory of Mrs. Alfred G. Wilson. We seek the Board of Trustee's permission to assess ourselves an additional dollar per semester per student for this memorial."

On motion by Mr. Merriman, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was voted to approve this petition in principal, with Oakland University to submit a specific proposal at a later date. (p.294)

Communication from Mr. Varner:

I have been advised by Consumers Power Company that they have arranged to secure a site for the gas regulator station somewhere off campus. This may necessitate a note in the Board minutes to show that our willingness to negotiate for a site on campus has now become unnecessary.

Recommendations from Mr. Varner;

This is a wrapup letter and set of recommendations dealing with the several bits and pieces of completing the Sports and Recreation Building and developing the expanded playfield area in the low ground east of the building. This is all to be put into a single financing package, so let me review the several pieces of it and make specific recommendations in each case.

1. Completion of the lower level of the Sports and Recreation Building.

At the June 15, 1967, meeting of the Board, contracts were awarded totaling $233,000 to complete the lower level of the building and make some repairs and improvements in the swimming pool. Subsequent to the awarding of the contract, our Director of Physical Education concluded that it would be a great mistake if we did not use wood on the walls of the squash court rather than plaster, as specified in the bid documents, and he has urged that we authorize this substitution. We have a firm quotation that this would cost $8,000 more than the plaster, and apparently everyone agrees that in the long run it would be foolish to proceed with the plaster for this particular unit. We will accumulate some savings in the process of completing this total project, and I am now assured that an additional authorization for $7,000 would permit us to complete this project as now recommended.

It is recommended that the Board authorize this amendment to the contract and that the total figure for this contract be changed from $233,000 to $240,000.

2. There are three minor items involved in bringing this building to its final completion. They are:

a) The installation of bleachers in the swimming pool area by Laich Equipment Company at a total cost of $5,524.
b) The installation of a chain link fence on the side of the tennis courts to keep the tennis balls in the play area and to keep debris from blowing onto the tennis courts. It is planned that this work be done by the Arrow Fence Company at a cost of $397.
c) When we built this building, you will recall that we found it necessary to eliminate certain items to stay within the budget. In building the men's and women's locker rooms, we took out two banks of lockers, and it is recommended that these now be installed by Republic Steel Corporation at a cost of $2,400.

It is recommended that we be authorized to place orders with these three companies to do these installations at the figures shown.

3. We have had under study for some time a major expansion of the playfield on the low ground east of the gymnasium. You will recall that we developed a few acres of this initially, and this is now totally overrun with students involved in soccer, softball, touch football, and a variety of other activities. We are now proposing that we be authorized to add approximately 29 acres to this playfield to provide several touch football, soccer, and softball play areas; a varsity soccer field; a varsity track for track and field events; a varsity baseball field; and several additional tennis courts. This has been worked out with the campus planners, and they are proposing that we install a 30" drain tile in this entire area since it often floods in the spring; that we grade the entire area, raising the elevation 18" to 24"; that we seed this in a dormant seeding program later this fall; and that an underground watering system be provided for the varsity baseball field and the soccer field. During the spring and summer of 1968, we would develop the varsity baseball field, the running track for track and field competition, the varsity soccer field, and eight tennis courts. It is estimated that the total project in its final form will not exceed $250,000.

It is recommended that we be authorized to proceed immediately with that portion of the work which can be done this fall and proceed with the completion of the job at the earliest possible date next year. This initial phase will involve the engineering work and the awarding of contracts for the installation of the drain, the grading, and the dormant seeding. We, of course, would bring these bids back to the Board for approval as soon as they have been received.

4. All these improvements are to be financed through the fee allocation program. As you will recall, our current reservation for this fee income is committed from an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students. We are currently in good financial shape on this count and this can be accommodated with no difficulty. The total amount of the financing package will be $550,000.

It is recommended that we be authorized to work with Mr. May in the development of the total financing package for the several items involved in completing the Sports and Recreation Building and playfield area in the amount of $550,000 and that the debt be serviced from the fee allocation account. In summary, the several specific items included in this package are: (p.294A)

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a) Completion of the gymnasium
$240,000
b) Installation of bleachers in the gymnasium (authorized by the Board of Trustees on June 15, 1967)
46,510
c) Miscellaneous items (detailed under item 2 of this letter)
8,321
d) Scoreboard for gymnasium (authorized by Board of Trustees on November 23, 1966)
2,435
e) Development and completion of outdoor athletic recreation area
250,000
f) Contingency
3,733
   
$550,000

Mr. May's comments follow:

I have reviewed Mr. Varner's letter of September 14 with various pieces of correspondence and memoranda in my files, This is essentially the same program which Woody has been talking about for some time. The cost is a little higher, but I think this is to be expected under today's conditions.

As you know, Oakland University has been setting aside $30 per student per semester from student fees for student service facilities. Of the amount now being collected $154,500 is committed for debt service on the existing Intramural Building and Oakland Center. Woody is now proposing to spend $550,000 for development of play areas and completion of the Intramural Building. In addition to this item, he has under planning a major expansion of the Oakland Center at a cost of $1,550,000. These two items will need about $125,000 per year for debt service, making a total commitment of $279,000 ($154,500 plus $125,000).

Although I do not have the exact figures, it appears reasonable to expect that the $30 per semester allocation will be sufficient to cover debt service for these projects. You will recall there was a tentative commitment, also, from the Board to help finance a 1200-seat theater through a $1,000,000 borrowing plus gifts which Woody hopes to obtain. If we proceed with the Intramural improvements and the Oakland Center, we may find the $30 allocation is not sufficient to finance the $1,000,000 theater loan, but I think we can meet that problem if it arises.

On motion by Dr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to approve the recommendations.(p.294B)

 


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