WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
                             BOARD OF REGENTS
                                  MINUTES
                             January 25, 1997
_____________________________________________________________________________

I. Chairperson Roth called the meeting to order at 4:22 p.m. in the Lincoln Room of the
   Memorial Union.

II.   Present were:  Mr. Dick, Mr. Engel, Mr. Felker, Mr. Ferrell, Mr. Maag, Mrs. Parks, Mrs.
      Porter, Mrs. Robinson and Mr. Roth.

It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for the purposes of discussing
a personnel matter and to reconvene in open session in the Lincoln Room at 5:30 p.m. 
Motion passed unanimously.  The Board recessed to Executive Session in the Lincoln
Room.

At 5:30 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Lincoln Room of the Memorial
Union.  It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for the purpose of
discussing a personnel matter for a period not to exceed 15 minutes and to reconvene in
open session in the Lincoln Room not later than 5:45 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously. 
The Board recessed to Executive Session in the Lincoln Room.

At 5:36 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Lincoln Room of the Memorial
Union.  The Chairman announced that no action had been taken and the meeting would be
recessed for a period of ten minutes before taking up the agenda for the business meeting
scheduled to have begun at 5:30 p.m.

At 5:50 p.m., the Board reconvened in open session.

III.  It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of the December 18, 1996
      meeting as circulated.  Motion passed unanimously.

It was moved and seconded to recess to executive session for the purpose of discussing a
personnel matter and to reconvene in open session at 6:15 p.m. in the Lincoln Room. 
Motion passed unanimously.  The Board recessed to Executive Session in the Lincoln
Room.

At 6:15 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session.  It was moved and seconded to
recess to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and to
reconvene in open session at 6:30 p.m.  Motion passed.  The Board recessed to Executive
Session in the Lincoln Room.

At 6:30 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session.  It was moved and seconded to
recess to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and to
reconvene in open session at 6:45 p.m.  Motion passed.  The Board recessed to Executive
Session in the Lincoln Room.

At 6:45 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session.  It was moved and seconded to
recess to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and to
reconvene in open session at 6:53 p.m.  Motion passed.  The Board recessed to Executive
Session in the Lincoln Room.

At 6:53 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session.  It was moved and seconded to
recess to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and to
reconvene in open session at 7:00 p.m.  Motion passed.  The Board recessed to Executive
Session in the Lincoln Room.

At 7:00 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session.

IV.   New Business

   A. FY 1998 Revised Budget Guidelines

      Vice President Mosiman presented the University's Revised Budget Guidelines for
      Fiscal Year 1998 to the Board.  It was moved and seconded to approve the the
      guidelines proposed.  Motion passed unanimously.

      Board of Regents approval of FY 1998 Revised Proposed Budget Guidelines
      which are to:

      a) provide a 2.5% salary/wage increase ($503,633),
      b) provide a 2.0% other operating expense (OOE) increase ($113,315),
      c) provide funding of contractuals amounting to a net of $188,699.
         TOTAL = $805,647

   B. 1996-97 Designation of "Eminentes Universitatis"

      It was moved and seconded to approve the award of "Eminentes Universitatis"
      designation to John R. Merrill, Director of Administrative Data Processing.  Motion
      passed unanimously.

   C. Expenditures over $25,000

      1. Replacement of Morgan Hall Air Conditioning Chiller

         It was moved and seconded to award a contract to Youngs, Inc. for the
         installation of a previously purchased air conditioning chiller for Morgan Hall in
         the amount of $92,400.  Motion passed unanimously.

   D. Personnel

      1. Academic Sabbaticals, FY 1998

         It was moved and seconded to approve academic sabbaticals for fiscal year
         1998 as follows:  Lee Boyd, Dept. of Biology, CAS, 1997-98 academic year;
         James R. Eck, School of Business, Spring 1998 semester; Barry S. Crawford,
         Dept. of Philosophy, CAS, Spring 1998 semester; Margaret E. Stewart, Dept.
         of English, CAS, Spring 1998 semester; Marie-Luce Parker, International
         Studies, CAS, Fall 1997 semester; and, Dianne Garner, Dept. of Social Work,
         SAS, Spring 1998 semester.  Motion passed unanimously.

      2. Salary Increase - DeMeo

         It was moved and seconded to approve an annual salary increase of
         $2,001.00 to Tony DeMeo, Head Football Coach, effective January 1, 1997,
         to an annual basic salary of $45,501.00.  Motion passed unanimously.

   E. Financial Reports

      1. Liquidated Claims Approval, and 2. Depository Security Transactions

         It was moved and seconded to approve the Liquidated Claims and Depository
         Security Transactions as presented in the agenda items.  Motion passed
         unanimously.

   F. Washburn Early College Enrollment Program

      It was moved and seconded to approve the Washburn Early College Enrollment
      Program as submitted in agenda item IV. F.  Motion passed unanimously.


It was moved and seconded to adjourn.  The meeting of the Board of Regents adjourned at
7:03 p.m.

                                       _________________________
                                       Kenneth P. Hackler
                                       Secretary, Board of Regents





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