Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
October 20, 1965

Presentation of list of the recommendations for salary adjustments to be effective November.1. The total sum of these salaries is within the funds available under the special appropriation made by the legislature for additional compensation for teachers. No provision is being made for administrators or classified employees since it was the clear intent of the legislature that this fund was to be used for classroom teachers. These adjustments will create some inequities for some assistant deans and others in the administrative category. It is planned to bring in a very limited list of adjustments at the November Trustees meeting covering some of these individuals.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to approve Item 1.

Communication from Mr. May. Five shares of General Motors stock have been received and accepted by the Board as a gift for Oakland University. Special authority to sell this stock and credit the proceeds to Oakland University is needed.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to approve the recommendation in Item 2.

Communication from Mr. May:

Many of the stocks which we hold in our various trust endowment funds were purchased prior to the new Constitution which changed the official name of our governing body to the Board of Trustees, Michigan State University.

The Ann Arbor Trust Company is in the process of having all of the stock certificates reissued to reflect the correct name of the governing body. To accomplish this we will need approval by the Trustees of the following resolution:

Resolved that P.J. May, Vice President and Treasurer, is authorized to execute any and all certificates necessary to effectuate and carry out the transfer of securities now registered in the name of the State Board of Agriculture to the Board of Trustees, Michigan State University.

Be it further resolved that Jack Breslin is the duly elected and qualified Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and that P.J. May and Jack Breslin are now and were officers on the effective date of the change in the name of the governing body.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve the above resolution.

The request for annual operating appropriations were presented in detail and resulted in subsequent discussion with reference to admissions policies, probable future enrollments, staff requirements, facilities requirements, et cetera.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve the following budget for 1966-67:

Oakland University Operations - $4,860,217 (an increase of $2,236,213)

It is understood that in the request for University operations and Oakland University, the request is to be presented in a manner that will make it clear that the request for a 9% adjustment in salaries is based on the agreement reached by the Michigan Council of State College Presidents in the spring of 1965. In subsequent action, it was agreed that the request for new teaching faculty members would be reviewed and the budget-asking subject to adjustment when more precise figures have been arrived at by Provost Neville and Vice President May.

Authorization for Mr. May to convert into cash 10 shares of GM Shares, Inc., Class A stock.

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

A 5-year building program for Oakland University was presented to the Trustees. The complete schedule is filed with the material for this meeting.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve the 5-year building program for Oakland University.

Appointment of Mischa Mischakoff as Artist in Residence, Music Department at $3,000 from September 1, 1965 to August 31, 1966

Theodore O. Yntema from $100 per year to 0, effective 8-15-65 to 8-14-67. (p. 213)

Personnel action:

Establish a Clerk-Stenographer III position in Admissions.
Reclassify a Departmental Secretary V to an Executive Secretary VIII position in the Chancellor's Office.
Reclassify an Interviewer AP-I to an Assistant, Continuum Center VIII position in the Kellogg Continuum Center.

Bids were received on September 30 for landscaping Dormitory #5 as follows:

  Artistic Landscaping and Nursery
$17,168.28
  A. Z. Shmina & Sons Co.
18,400.00

It is recommended that a contract be awarded to Artistic Landscaping and Nursery, the low bidder, at a cost of $17,168.28.

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

On October 6, 1965, the following bids were received for the Water System Improvements on the Oakland University Campus:

  The Dane Construction Company
$24,140.05
  Breamco Construction Company
24,895.00
  Madison Drain Construction, Inc.
24,990.00
  Benjamin Muskovitz Company
29,082.00
  Mechanical Heat and Cold, Inc.
30,400.00
  Steve Kruchko Plumbing & Heating
33,000.00
  Eames & Brown, Inc.
35,343.00
  John E. Green Plumbing & Heating
49,490.00

It is recommended that the Board authorize a contract to the low bidder, The Dane Construction Company, at $24,140.05.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to award the contract to the low bidder, The Dane Construction Company.

Gifts and Grants:

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Clifford Handing in Biology:

$30,000 from the Atomic Energy Commission of Argonne, Illinois, for studies of cellular proliferation and regeneration following tissue damage.
$4,500 from the National Science Foundation for the purchase of a marine aquarium.

Grant of $7,566 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to be used under the direction of Reuben Torch in Biology for DNA and RNA in regenerating Tracheloraphis fragments.

Grant of $294,930 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to be used under the direction of Thomas Dutton for making long-term, low interest loans to qualified students in need of financial assistance.

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner:

$4,500 from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare for making long-term, low-interest loans to qualified students in need of financial assistance.

$15,000 from General Motors Corporation of Pontiac, for the Meadow Brook Music Festival, Baldwin Pavilion account 82-4493.
$20,000 from the Lula C. Wilson Trust Fund of Detroit for the Meadow Brook Music Festival, account 21-3126.
$1,000 from the Roy and Florence Abernethy Foundation of Bloomfield Hills for the1966 Meadow Brook Music Festival, account 22-3129.
$19,025.64 from Mr. and Mrs. George T. Trumbull of Bloomfield for the construction of Trumbull Terrace

At the September Trustees' meeting 6 shares of GM Shares, Inc., Class A stock was accepted. This was in error and should have been 10 shares valued at $6,247.50 from Mr. and Mrs. Keith Davis of Flint, the proceeds from the sale of stock to be used as a contribution the Meadow Brook Music Festival. (The donor wishes to remain anonymous.)

Grant of $10 from the Aetna Life Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut, to be used in support of the Alumni Fund Drive.

Grant of $100 from Chancellor Varner to be credited to the Discretionary Gift Account.

On motion by Mr. Merriman, seconded by Mr. Nisbet, it was voted to accept the Gifts and Grants.

The following alterations and improvements were approved and and charged to Alterations and Improvements Account 91-9163:

  Installing cabinets in the Science Building
$135.43
  Cutting a new door in the Science Building
154.01
  New door and door hardware for the Science Building
65.00
  Installation of wall cabinets in the Science Building
37.73
  Delivery of Venetian blinds in the Science Building
12.60
   
$404.77

(p.214)

Additional payments to salaried employees since the September Trustees' meeting:

  Extra-Curricular Music Courses  
  Alice Engram $270.00
     
  Mimeograph and Reproduction  
  Bertha Ginter 58.17

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

The November meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 24, with an informal meeting on Tuesday evening, November 23. (p.215)


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