Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
September 23, 1965

Mr. May requested authorization to convert into cash six shares of GM Class A stock held in the name of Oakland University.

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

Recommendation from Mr. May that he be authorized to file a loan request with the Housing and Home Finance Agency covering the dormitory now under construction at Oakland University in the amount of $4,000,000. If this is granted, we will still have the problem of arranging a secondary loan for the additional $450,000 required by this project.

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

Chancellor Varner recommends that he be authorized to begin immediately to search for 20 members of the teaching faculty and 10 non-faculty, administrative-type people to handle the increased enrollment for the fall of 1966, with the assumption that the legislature will provide additional funds for this purpose.

On motion by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.

Chancellor Varner recommends that he be authorized to employ O'Dell, Hewlett, and Luckenbach as architects to begin planning a minor expansion behind the stage house of the Baldwin Pavilion. It is estimated that this project will not cost more than $30,000. The funds are now available.

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

Chancellor Varner recommends that he be authorized to proceed to plan for the construction of an additional dormitory to house 400 to 600 students to be ready for occupancy in the fall of 1967.

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

Chancellor Varner recommends that he be authorized to begin to plan for a student health service and that he be authorized to employ Denyes Associates of Pontiac as the architects for this project.

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

The last session of the Michigan legislature approved certain amendments to the Hutchinson Act. If this Act is to apply to Michigan State University, it presents a serious problem in that it might result in a requirement that the University deal with possibly as many as 40 different labor unions.

Mr. Carr reported that in his view, contrary to the opinions being expressed by some others, he feels that this new legislation is binding on the University.

During the subsequent discussion, there was a unanimity of agreement that the University should move in a direction that would permit it to deal with a single union for its classified employees, excluding executive and supervisory employees, if that is possible.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Nisbet, it was unanimously voted to instruct the officers of the University to proceed to comply with the provisions of the recently enacted revision of the Hutchinson Act; and to authorize the officers to move in the direction of trying to get approval from all necessary agencies toward the end that a single union could represent all classified employees, excluding executives and supervisory employees.

Act No. 124 of the last session of the legislature appropriated certain funds for the planning of structures on university campuses and other state institutions. Mr. Glenn Allen, State Controller, has requested that the University nominate the architectural firms that it desires to have used for planning university projects with the contracts covering this work to be negotiated directly by the State Department of Administration or the State Building Division.

This raises a question as to whether or not it could interfere with the degree of control that is necessary if structures are to be designed and constructed to fulfill the needs of the University as desired by the Board of Trustees. (p. 209)

After considerable discussion, on motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to instruct the President to respond to Mr. Allen advising him that the Board of Trustees has employed architects to design and plan the Michigan State University projects as follows:

  Administration Building Ralph Calder Architect & Associates, Detroit
  Addition to Library Ralph Calder Architect & Associates, Detroit
  Social Science Building Ralph Calder Architect & Associates, Detroit
  Communication Arts Building Harley, Ellington, Cowin & Stirton, Inc., Detroit
  Oakland Engineering Building O'Dell, Hewlett and Luckenbach Assoc., Birmingham
  Oakland Learning Resources Center O'Dell, Hewlett and Luckenbach Assoc., Birmingham

It is also directed that the President advise Mr. Allen and the State Building Division of its desire to cooperate fully with those agencies in the development of the planning and the expediting of these projects so that they may be constructed at the earliest possible time but that the Board of Trustees must insist on its right to make all final decisions having to do with the final design, content, and use of all structures, education programs, etc.

A letter dated August 30 from Mr. Glen Allen, Controller of the State Department of Administration was distributed in which it is proposed that the University designate an architectural and/or planning firm to be employed by the Building Division to develop plans for the future development of Michigan State University. (A copy of this letter is in the Board records of this meeting.)

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to instruct the officers of the University to advise Mr. Allen that Director Harold Lautner and our department of Campus Planning have been engaged for many years in the development of our campus and that forward planning is continuously under study and revision and that we will be glad to make available to Mr. Allen all the results of our studies and planning.

The Board reaffirmed its intention to retain control of university campus planning and development. In order to expedite the planning at Oakland University, the Board authorized Chancellor Varner to create on the Oakland Campus a subdivision of Mr. Lautner's East Lansing planning office to be effective at once. The Board further wishes to make it clear that it is its intention to keep the State Board of Education informed from time to time of our long-range planning for the development of this University, recognizing the responsibility of the State Board of Education to review long-range planning as a part of its role in coordinating the total educational programs of the state.

Resignation of J. Duncan Sells, Assistant Provost, effective August 20, 1965.

Cancellation of Yuji NMI Yonemori of Teacher Education effective August 15, 1965.

Appointment of Bruce R. Danner as Physics Instructor at $9,000 effective August 15, 1965.

Transfer of Daniel Joseph Cutcher from Order Assistant at Library at $2.98 per hour, August 31, 1965 to Asst. Lib. AP-I at $6,800 effective September 1, 1965.

Transfer of Pauline Scott, Executive Secretary in Engineering at $5,580, July 31, 1965, to Adm. Sec. AP-I, Chancellor, at $6,600 effective August 1, 1965.

Transfer of Frederick W. Obear from Assistant Professor and Dean of Freshmen at $11,400 to Assistant Professor, Dean of Freshmen and Assistant Provost at $12,500 effective September 1, 1965.

James D. Hicks from $12,500 to $13,500 effective October 1, 1965.

Change effective date of the appointment of Lawrence B. Friedman as Assistant Professor of Chemistry from August 15, 1965, to January 1, 1966.

Change in status of Robert B. Pettengill, Visiting Professor of Economics, from a 10-month basis to a 12-month basis at the same salary of $15,000 for the year beginning Aug. 15, 1965.

Change in status of Wilbur W. Kent, Jr., Assistant Professor of Music, from a 10-month basis at a salary of $8,500 per year to a 12-month basis at a salary of $10,625 per year, effective September l, 1965.

Promotion of Walter Feinberg from Instructor to Assistant Professor of Teacher Education with a salary increase from $7,950 to $8,100 per year, effective September 1, 1965. (p.210)

Personnel action

Establish a Departmental Secretary V position in Biology.

Reclassify a Departmental Secretary V to a Senior Departmental Secretary VII position in Meadow Brook Music Festival.

Establish a Departmental Secretary V position in the School of Engineering.

Transfer a Clerk-Stenographer III position to the Office of Student Affairs.

Reclassify a Head Account Clerk VIII to an Accountant X position in the Student Center Operations, paid from 21-2838

For the Kellogg Continuum Center:

Establish a Psychologist AP-VIII position
Establish an Educational Counselor AP-V position
Establish a Volunteer Counselor AP-I position
Establish an Employment Counselor AP-I position
Establish an Interviewer AP-I position
Establish a Departmental Secretary V position

Approval of granting the appropriate degrees to those students who according to the records of the Registrar completed the requirements for graduation at the end of the third trimester in August 1965.

Recommendation that Chancellor Varner be authorized to proceed with the development of the School of Performing Arts to begin in the fall of 1966.

Gifts and Grants:

Grants as follows for scholarship purposes:

$1,000 from the Village Woman's Club of Bloomfield Hills for the Village Woman's Trust Fund.

For Scholarship Account 32-3227:

$20 from the American Association of University Women, Rochester, Mich. area.
$10 from the Episcopal Church Women of Pontiac.
$10 from Mr. and Mrs. Melvin L. Goldman of Chicago.
$ 8 from Jack Taylor of Rochester.

For Scholarship Account 32-3228:

$600 from Boice Builders Supply of Pontiac.
$165 from Delta Kappa Gamma of Rochester.
$328 from the Greater Detroit Chevrolet Dealers Association
$7,000 from the Macomb County Scholarship Committee of St. Clair Shores.
$25 from the Pontiac Education Association of Pontiac.
$32 from Jack Taylor of Rochester.
$100 from the Village Woman's Club of Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills.
$1,020 from the Wayne Oakland Bank of Royal Oak.
$495 from the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association of Pontiac.

For Awards Account 32-3359:

$100 from Alpha Delta Kappa.
$300 from Center Line Education Association of Center Line.
$100 from Central High School of Detroit.
$274 from The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak.
$200 from Glen Rock High School Unified Scholarship Council of Glen Rock, New Jersey
$150 from Henry Ford High School PTA of Detroit.
$100 from L'Anse Creuse High School of Mt. Clemens.
$100 from L'Anse Creuse PTA Council of Mt. Clemens.
$500 from the Pontiac Council PTA.
$315 from Rockford Public Schools.
$100 from Romulus Township School District.
$200 from Southfield Education Association of Southfield.
$200 from Southfield Senior High School.
$200 from Warren High School.
$1,060 from the Woman's Nationa1 Farm and Garden Association of Union Lake.
$200 from the Young Businessmen's Association of York, Pennsylvania

Grant of $5,400 from the National Science Foundation to be used under the direction of Paul Tomboulian in Chemistry for the undergraduate research participation program.

Grant of $20,000 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare of Washington to be used under the direction of R. C. Howes in History for the establishment of a language and area center for Chinese studies. (p.211)

Grant of $500 from Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Townsend of Birmingham to be used under the direction of David Di Chiera in Continuing Education for the Opera Workshop.

Grant of $10,500 from the Chrysler Corporation, the Ford Motors Company, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to be used under the direction of Lowell Eklund in Continuing Education to study problems dealing with traffic safety.

Grant of $35 from the Ford Motor Company of Dearborn to be used under the direction of Dorothy Hope in the Alumni Office in support of the Alumni Fund Drive.

Grant of $12,600 from the National Science Foundation to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner as the institutional grant for science, 1965.

Grants as follows to be credited to the Discretionary Gift Account:

$50 from the East China Township Schools of St. Clair.
$500 from Irwin Cohn of Detroit.

Grant of $48,216 from George T. Trumbull of Bloomfield Hills to be used under the Direction of Chancellor Varner for the Construction of Trumbull Terrace.

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

$100 from Roy R. Charles of Norfolk, Virginia.
$1,000 from the Detroit Bank and Trust Company of Detroit.
$2,500 from the Detroit Edison Company of Detroit.
$1,000 from the Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit.
$150 from The Michigan Bank of Detroit.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Stevens, it was voted to approve all Oakland University Items.

Payments as follows to salaried employees since the July Trustee's meeting:

ACLS Research     Oakland Center Operations  
Rita Edwards
$65.25
  John Corker
$100.00
Marion Wilson
12.50
  Edward Goodwin
75.00
         
Advising     Supremes Concert  
Sheldon Appleton
100.00
  James Gallivan
22.80
Gottfried Brieger
85.00
     
Maurice Brown
105.00
  Structural Maintenance  
Richard Burke
115.00
  James Gallivan
21.20
Melvin Cherno
135.00
     
Alfred DuBruck
125.00
     
Donald Hildum
80.00
     
Robbin Hough
85.00
     
Robert Howes
130.00
     
Thomas Jenkins
90.00
     
Robert Simmons
150.00
     
         
Conferences and Institutes        
David Di Chiera
25.00
     
         
Continuing Education        
David Di Chiera
48.00
     
Robert Hoopes
98.00
     
         
Freshman Orientation        
John Blair
843.75
     
         
Meadow Brook Music Festival        
Jane Cartmell
48.00
     
George Cripps
350.00
     
David Di Chiera
175.00
     
Robert Facko
1,000.00
     
Clive Henery
350.00
     
James Gallivan
248.60
     
Bernard Toutant
175.00
     

(p.212)


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