Kresge Library

of the
November 21, 1969

Mr. George Cress and Mr. William Broucek presented the following resolution relating to Trust 5942 for Oakland University:


WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University entered into a Construction financing Agreement with Michigan National Bank, of Lansing, Michigan, and Ann Arbor Trust Company, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, as Trustee, dated as of December 15, 1967, providing for the borrowing of $4,000,000.00 from Michigan National Bank on behalf of Oakland University, affiliated with Michigan State University, and the execution and issuance of a Construction Financing Note to said Bank in evidence of the borrowing, said Note being due and payable December 15, 1969 and bearing interest at the rate of 4 ¼ % to maturity, 5% thereafter; and

WHEREAS, it was the intent of this Board to repay the Construction Financing Note prior to maturity with proceeds received from the sale of long term bonds secured by revenue derived from the operation of Vandenberg Hall on the campus of Oakland University, but conditions presently existing in the municipal bond market prohibit the sale of such long term bonds at this time; and

WHEREAS, Ann Arbor Trust Company, fiscal agent of this Board, has requested an extension of the Construction Financing Note from Michigan National Bank and the Bank has agreed to such an extension;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, acting on behalf of Oakland University, that this Board accept the agreement of Michigan National Bank to extend the Construction Financing Note due and Payable December 15, 1969, in the original amount of $4,000,000.00, on the terms and conditions as outlined in the letter of said Bank dated November 3, 1969 as requested in the letter of Ann Arbor Trust Company dated October 30, 1969, copies of both letters to be attached to this resolution and made a part thereof by reference.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Construction Financing Note, with principal balance owing as of December 15, 1969 in the amount of $3,825,000.00 shall be due and payable December 15, 1970, shall bear interest at the rate of 5% per annum, and that all other terms and conditions of the Construction Financing Agreement dated as of December 15, 1967 between this Board, Michigan National Bank and Ann Arbor Trust Company, as Trustee, shall remain in force and effect until such time as the said Note shall be paid in full.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the financial officers of Michigan State University shall maintain deposits in Michigan National Bank in excess of $4,500,000.00 in one-year time certificates, with the understanding that the Bank will pay interest on such Certificates at the rate of 6 ¼% per annum.

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


On motion by Mr. Merriman, seconded by Dr. Martin, it was voted to approve the Finance items on the preceding pages.

After discussion during the presentation by Chancellor Varner of the Oakland University tenure items, a motion was made by Mr. Huff, seconded by Dr. Martin, that if, in the judgment of the administration of either MSU or Oakland University, there is likely to be some controversy around a non-reappointment, the Board is to be advised of this but the name of the faculty member concerned will not be included in the public record. Motion carried, with Mr. Thompson voting "No."

Chancellor Varner reported that in a recent referendum to determine whether the $2.00 publications fee assessed all undergraduates each semester for the Oakland Observer should be abolished, out of 5,000 students who could have voted, only 891 chose to vote and of these 638 voted "No," 250 voted "Yes." Chancellor Varner therefore recommended the following:

That Oakland University discontinue collecting the $2.00 fee.

That the Observer be published off campus, not using University accounts, officials, or facilities.

That no University constraints be imposed--that the Observer will be free to publish as it pleases and will be subject only to civil laws of the State.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Huff, it was voted to approve Chancellor Varner's recommendations, with the understanding that this action is subject to further review at some future date. Dr. Martin voted "No."

Bid proposals for Oakland University Central Heating Plant.

On November 13, 1969, bid proposals were received and opened at Oakland University for the Central Heating Plant. A tabulation of the bids submitted is as follows:

Architectural E. E. Powell General Contracting
$ 968,000
  Lerner-Linden Incorporated
  Palmer-Smith Company
  Spence Brothers
  Sorensen Gross Company
  A. Z. Shmina & Sons Company
  J. A. Fredman, Inc.
  J. A. Ferguson Construction Co.
(p. 380)
Electrical Schultz Electrical, Inc.
  Standish Electric Engineering
  T.L. Jacobson Electrical, Inc.
  Post Electric Company
Mechanical Eames & Brown Inc.
  The Stanley-Carter Company
  Down River Mechanical, Inc.
  The Steve Kruchko Company
  Glanz and Killian Company
  John E. Green Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc.

Within an hour of bid opening, Schultz Electrical, Incorporated, the low electrical bidder, called and informed Oakland University that an error of $115,998.30 had been made in their bid proposal and they asked to be allowed to withdraw their bid proposal and to have their certified check returned. On November 17, we received a letter from Schultz stating that they could not do this job for the amount of their bid. After a review of the situation, the Oakland University staff is willing to release Schultz Electrical, Incorporated from their bid proposal, return their bid security, and take the next qualified bidder, Standish Electric Engineering. However, in order to prevent any questions at a later date by the State of Michigan about increasing the construction budget by $103,055, the difference between Schultz Electrical, Incorporated and Standish Electrical Engineering bids, and the return of the bid security to Schultz, it was decided to place this matter before the State of Michigan Administrative Board for their concurrence in selecting Standish Electric Engineering for this project. This was done on November 17, 1969.   (Copy of letter addressed to Mr. Ralph Danielson is filed with materials for this meeting.) Mr. Danielson informed Oakland University that this matter would be handled at the next Administrative Board meeting on December 2, 1969.

The bid proposals have been examined by the architect-engineer and our staff, and it is recommended that E. E. Powell General Contracting Company and Eames and Brown, Inc. bids be accepted and that the Standish Electric Engineering bid be accepted pending the concurrence of the Administrative Board. It is further recommended that the following project budget be approved:

Construction E. E. Powell General Contracting  
$ 968,000
  Eames and Brown, Inc.  
  Standish Electric Engineering  
  Install boilers
  Other boiler costs due
  to delay in project      
  Professional services  
  Furnishings, Equipment  
  Supervision, Field Insp., C.P.M.  
  This project
  Bal. of authorized funds

The source of funds for this project will be $4,500,000 authorized by the State of Michigan.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Thompson, it was unanimously voted to award the contracts and approve the budget for the Oakland University Central Heating Plant as recommended.

Academic Promotion:

David C. BRICKER, from Instructor to Asst. Prof - Education at $10,500, eff, 12/1/69


Joseph D. HOVANESIAN as Professor - Engineering at $17,000, eff. 8/15,/70

Change of Status:

Donald R. BRITTON, eff, date as Gen'l Mgr of MBT at $15,000 9/1/69
Jerry DAHLMANN from Dir (AP-5) Off-Campus Study Programs at $13,200 to Adm. Dir (AP-VIII) School of Perf. Arts at $14,000, eff. 10/1/69
C. Ronald HORVATH from Admissions Counselor at $10,500 to Asst. Dir. Admissions & Scholarships at $11,100, eff. 111/69

The following actions are recommended by Chancellor Varner in accordance with the tenure rules:

Associate Professors who have served their probationary terms and acquire tenure with this reappointment, effective August 15, 1970:

ARNOLD, Harvey J. Mathematics
EDGERTON, Robert H. Engineering
WITT, Howard R. Engineering

Assistant Professor who has served his probationary term and acquires tenure with this reappointment, effective August 15, 1970:

DAVIS, James E. Chemistry (p. 381)

Third probationary appointment as Assistant Professor for two years, effective Aug. 15, 1970:

BOTSAS, Eleutherios Economics
DOVARAS, John N. Music
DWYER, Donald H, Art
GERULAITIS, Renate S. Modern Languages and Literatures
HIRSCHFELD, Adeline G. Speech (Arts and Sciences)
HURD II, John Economics
RUSSELL, Joel W. Chemistry
SCHILLACE, Ralph J. Psychology
SMITH, Fred W. Advising & Counseling (Arts and Sciences)
TUCKER, Richard P. History

Second probationary appointment as Assistant Professor for two years, effective Aug. 15, 1970:

ANDREAS, Carol R. Sociology and Anthropology
BLOCKOVICH, Robert N. Psychology
BRILL, Max         
COLE, Madison Biological Sciences
COWLISHAW, John D.        "                "
DeVORE, Ronald A. Mathematics
KATZ, Evelyn W. Psychology
KROMPART, Robert J. History
KYKER, Jr,, Granvil C. Physics
LOUGHEED, Jacequline Education
NACHMAN, Louis J. Mathematics
SCHOCHETMAN, Irwin         "
TOWER, John E. Economics
USUI, Kiichi Art
WAGNER, Cherryl Classics
WOODHOUSE, Caleb R. History

Second probationary appointment as Instructor for two years, effective August 15, 1970.

BERTOCCI, Peter J. Sociology & Anthropology
BRAKKE, Perry M. Art
CHANDLER, Frederick D. Education
COPPOLA, Carlo Modern Languages & Literatures
GUERTLER, Reiner M.        "                  "                  "
HEIDENREICH, Herbert M. Political Science
ICE, William D.          "           "
PITTS, Monique B. Modern Languages & Literatures
SACKS, Karen B. Sociology & Anthropology
WILD, Arthur W. Political Science

Third probationary appointment as Special Instructor for two years, effective August 15, 1970, through August 14, 1971:

BRICKER, David C. Education
CLATWORTHY, F. James         "

Recommendations from the Director of Personnel:

Establish a Construction Project Coordinator AP-V position for Physical Plant.
Establish an Executive Secretary VIII position in Professional Performing Arts.

Gifts and Grants:

Grants to be used for scholarship purposes as follows:

For the George H. Gardner Scholarship Fund Endowment:
-- $2,000 Mrs. Ruth Gardner, Miami, Fla,
--$2,000 Mrs. Ann S. Hartwell, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

For the Michael Werenski Memorial Loan Fund:
--$ 15   Mr. & Mrs, Donald G, Malm, Troy
--$ 25   G. Philip Johnson, Rochester
--$ 100  Mr. & Mrs. John Werenski, Warren
-- $ 229  friends of Oakland and other parents for the Matilda R. Wilson Honor Scholarship

For the Scholarship Fund #29727:
--$ 8,000  Macomb County Scholarship Committee, Romeo
--$ 1,000  Roy G. Michael Charitable Foundation & Trust, Ferndale
--$ 835  Oakland County Scholarship Com. (Tribune Fund), Rochester
-- $ 500  Rotary Club of Pontiac
--$ 250  Mrs. Ludmila Velinsky, DeKalb, Illinois
--$ 50  Mrs. E. L. Windeler, Sr., Drayton Plains
--$100 Alpha Delta Kappa, Zeta Chapter, Troy

To aid specified students:
--$ 307.50  Hellen J. Baldwin, Berkley
-- $1,637.50 The Daily Tribune, Royal Oak
--$ 750  Elks National Foundation, Chicago, Ill
--$ 175  Mumford Parents Club, Detroit
--$ 500 National Assoc. of Secondary School Principals, Washington, D.C.
--$ 100 Order of Eastern Star of Michigan, Clarkston
--$ 100 Sand Creek P.T.A „ Sand Creek
--$ 40 Troy High School Spanish Club (p. 382)
--$ 200 Troy High School "Troy Education Association"
--$ 200 Troy High School "Student Government"
--$ 200 Troy High School "Student Government Scholarship,"
--$ 150 Waterford Township High School, Pontiac

Gifts and Grants

Health, Ed. & Welfare
Dean of Students
Thomas Dutton
Fed. student loans under terms Nat'1 Def. Stu. Loan
$ 53,848
Health, Ed. & Welfare
Ed. Oppor. grants
Health, Ed. & Welfare
Stu. employmt funds under Col. work-study program
$ 1,000
Mr. & Mrs. Don Ahrens
Chancellors Off.
D. B. Varner
Chancellor's Club
$ 1,000
Mr. Ben Mills
D. B. Varner
$ 7,500
Christ Church Cranbrook
Urban Affairs
Elmer Cooper
Support Pon. Black Cultural center
$ 250
Ford Motor Co.Fund
Urban Affairs
           "          "
$ 452
Friends Black Cul. Cntr
            "          "
$ 50
Ford Fund Ed. AID
Chancellors Off
D. B. Varner
$ 2,000
David L. Gamble
D. B. Varner
$ 2,000
E.E. Powell Co
D. B. Varner
MBT 5-year plan
$ 2,000
Hiram Walker & Sons
D. B. Varner
MBT 5-year Plan

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

Adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, December 11 and 12, 1969. (p. 383)


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