Kresge Library

of the
December 16, 1965

Communication from Chancellor Varner:

In September of 1966 the resident feeding for our students will be moved from the Oakland Center to the new dormitory. This will mean that the current use of the Oakland, Center will be substantially modified, and in view of this, we will need to do some considerable remodeling. Before we get into this and before we make any decisions, we need to begin thinking about expanding this facility to accommodate our rapidly growing enrollment. It is my guess that within the next two years we will be faced with the necessity of expanding the present student center and probably adding about 60,000 additional square feet of floor space.

I am writing to recommend that we be authorized to appoint the architectural firm of Swanson Associates in Bloomfield Hills to begin studies for remodeling of the existing facilities and the likely expansion of the building. They did the arrangement, it would seem desirable to have them study its modification and possible expansion. I must confess that we have at times been less than completely satisfied with the work of this firm, but I believe they are our best bet, particularly if we emphasize the need for outside engineering consultation.

Any arrangements we make will be within the usual 5% fee structure, and we will be back to you and the Board with detailed plans before any commitment is worked out for spending money for modifications.

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

Trustee Stevens raised a question with reference to use of non-union print shops for printing material paid for by the University.

After discussion, motion was made by Dr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Huff, and voted that contract printing in the future be awarded only to printing concerns that are qualified to put the union label on the printed material.

Appointment of Clyde B. Sargent as 10-Prof. & Director in History Dept. and Area Student Program at $15,000 effective August 15, 1966.

Appointment of Alan L. Seltzer as Instructor in Political Science at $3,900ftp, effective January 4, 1966 and terminating April 23, 1966.

Personnel action:

Recommendation from the Director of Personnel for the establishment of an Administrative Assistant AP-VIII position in Economics and Business, paid from account 51-5862.

Gifts and grants:

Grant of $5,000 from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare of Washington, D.C., to be used under the direction of Don Iodice in Foreign Languages for the Institute for Advanced Study in Modern Foreign Languages.

Grant of $2,000 from the National Science Foundation to be used under the direction of Richard Kammann in Psychology for the Academic Year Institute.

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Floyd Cammack in the Library for the purchase of books:

$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Martin Butzel of Birmingham
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. C. T. VanDusen of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Katke of Bloomfield Hills
$135 from Mr. and Mrs. John W. Shenefield of Bloomfield Hills
$100 from Mr. and Mrs. Theodore O. Yntema of Bloomfield Hills
$15 from Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Shaffner of Rochester
$15 from Mr. and Mrs. John W. Fitzgerald of Bloomfield Hills

Grant of $3,500 from the General Motors Corporation of Detroit to be used under the direction of Lowell Eklund in Continuing Education to study problems dealing with traffic safety.

Grant of $40 from the Chrysler Corporation of Highland Park to be used under the direction of Dorothy C. Hope in the Alumni Office in support of the Alumni Fund Drive.

Grant of $263.55 from Leonard T. Lewis of Pontiac to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for furnishing for the dressing rooms in the Howard Baldwin Pavilion.

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

$500 from Carlton M. Higbie, Jr. of Rochester
$500 from Mr. and Mrs. Ben D. Mills of Bloomfield Hills
$500 from the Ford Motor Company Fund of Dearborn

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to approve the Oakland items.(p. 221)

Additional payments to salaried employees since the November Board meeting, as follows:

  Robert Facko
  Conferences and Institutes
  Naomi Madgett
  Continuum Center
  Margaret Geroux
  Continuing Education
  Sheldon Appleton
  John Beardman
  John Cameron
  George Cripps
  Arthur Daniels
  Charles Forton
  Priscilla Jackson
  Albert Lessing
  Howard Clarke
  Genevieve Prevost
  Donald Mann

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