Kresge Library

MINTUES OF THE MEETING
OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
October 17, 1968

The State Budget Director has requested that the University request for appropriations for 1969-70 be returned to the Bureau of the Budget on or before November 8.

a. Mr. May and Provost Neville reviewed the institutional needs and presented a recommended request to be made of the Governor and the Legislature for consideration by the Trustees

b. Chancellor Varner made the same kind of presentation for Oakland University.

After much discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr, Nisbet, to approve the requests as recommended and to authorize the officers of the University to transmit these requests to the Executive Office of the State.  Motion carried, with Mr. White voting "No." Mr. Harlan was absent.

Mr. Breslin and Mr. May presented and explained the recommended requests for Capital Outlay to be made of the Department of Administration.

Chancellor Varner indicated that the requests recommended for Oakland University were essentially the same as those presented last year.

On motion by Mr, Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Thompson, it was voted to approve the Capital Outlay requests as recommended by the officers of the Universities. Mr. Harlan was absent.

Bids were taken on the site work about Hamlin Hall. There was a single bidder, J. D. Armstrong Company of Utica, at $49,370. This bid is within the estimate and it was recommended that a contract be awarded to the J. D. Armstrong Landscape Company.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Thompson, it was voted to award the contract for the site work at Hamlin Hall to the J. D. Armstrong Landscape Company.

The following alteration and improvement items have been approved and charged to account #17203:

a. Painting of three flag poles at Wilson Hall
$457.00
b. 4 cork ring buoy units and 240 feet nylon line for lifesaving equipment on
64.68
Campus Lake  
 
$521,68

Change date of assignment of Charles Forton, Instr. in Modern Languages and Literature from 8/14/68 to 8/31/68.

Change Priscilla Jackson, Dir. AP-VII in Continuum Center; Conf. & Form. from full time at $11,000 to 3/4 time, Effective 9/1/68.

Change Harvey A. Smith, Assoc. Prof. in mathematics at $7550 to 1/2 time at 1/2 pay, effective 9/15/68 - 8/15/69.

Salary change for William J. Jorns, Educ. Counselor AP-V, Kellogg Foundation from $9,000 to $10,000, effective 9/1/1968.

Promote Irwin Schochetman, Assistant Professor in Math from Instr at $10,200 to $10,500,effective October 1, 1968.

Promote James R.Ozinga, Asst. Prof. in Polit. Science from Instr at $9000 to $9500 effective10/1/68.

Appointment of Louis Jack Nachman as Assistant Prof. in math at $10,700 effective 8/15/68.

Recommendations from the Director of Personnel:

Reclassify an Asst. Dir, of Conferences for Administration in Continuing Education from an AP-1 to an AP-II position.
Reclassify an Instructional Media Center Office Assistant in Education from a VII to a VIII position.
Establish a Reproduction Machine Operator VI position in University Services.
Transfer a Graduate Assistant to a Graduate Library Assistant VII position in the Library.
Transfer a Curator AP-I to a Laboratory Manager AP-I position in Chemistry.
Reclassify an Assistant Director of Athletics AP-I to a Head Basketball Coach and Assistant in Physical Education AP-VIII position in Student Affairs.

Gifts and Grants

Grant of $145 from anonymous donors to be credited to the Paul Solonika Loan Fund

Grant of $19,608 from the Depart. 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."

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of D. V. Reddy in the Institute of Biological Sciences:

a. $5,750 from The Fight for Sight-National Council to Combat Blindness, Inc. of New York City for research of intraocular transport,
b. $29,378 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare for the support of intraocular transport. (p.338)

Grant of $41,738 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to be used under the direction of Everett Kinsey in the Institute of Biological Sciences for the study of intraocular fluid dynamics.

Grant of $17,220 from the Department of the Army Durham, North Carolina, to be used under the direction of R. M. Williamson in Physics for research entitled "Thermomagnetic Effects in Rarefied Gasses."

Grant of $19,000 from the National Science Foundation to be used under the direction of John M. McKinley in Physics in support of research in theoretical physics.

Grant of $20 from Frances Hoisington of Pontiac to be used under the direction of Thomas Dutton in support of the Upward Bound Project.

Grant of $2,500 from Higbie Manufacturing Company of Rochester to be used under the direction of David Bishop in support of the Meadow Brook Theatre.

Grants as follows to be credited to the Chancellor's Club account:

$1,000 from W. O. Bridge of Bloomfield Hills
$1,000 from Louis H. Cole of     "             "
$2,784.27 from Robert M. Critchfield of Pontiac

Grant of $1,000 from Harry M. Pryale of Bloomfield Hills to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for the Discretionary Gift Fund.

Grant of $225,244 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for the National Defense Student Loan Program.

On August 5 one bid was received for the site work at Hamlin Hall from the J. D. Armstrong Landscape Company in the amount of $115,597. The budget for this project is $54,000, and it is recommended that the Board of Trustees reject this bid.

The site development work will be handled by bulletins with the general contractor for that work which can be done within the budget amount.

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

Adjourned at 11:38 a.m.


The Board of Trustees met in Executive Session at 10 p.m. October 16 for the purpose of discussing what action should be taken on Mr. Clair White's letter to President Hannah dated October 4, 1968 in which he suggested that an item be included in the agenda for the October 17 Trustee meeting for the purpose of establishing a date for President Hannah's retirement. All of the Trustees were present, with Secretary Breslin service as Acting Chairman.

After discussion, it was moved by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Merriman, to reaffirm the resolution passed by the Board at the April 16, 1964 meeting which states, in part:

NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved that the President shall be eligible to continue in office at the pleasure of the Board for such term as he shall be able to serve effectively, without regard to mandatory retirement occasioned by age.

Voting for the motion: Messrs. Hartman, Merriman, Nisbet, Smith, Stevens, and Thompson.

Voting against the motion: Messrs. Harlan and White. (p. 339)

 


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