WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
                             BOARD OF REGENTS
                                  MINUTES
                              March 13, 1996
_____________________________________________________________________________

I. Chairperson Roth called the meeting of the Board of Regents to order at 7:04 p.m. in
   the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union

II.   Present were:  Messrs. Dick,, Ferrell, Felker, Maag and Roth, and Mrs. Parks.

III.  It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of the February 14, 1996
      meeting as circulated.  Motion passed.

It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period of 15 minutes and
to reconvene in open session at 7:21 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union. 
Motion passed unanimously.  The Board recessed to Executive Session in the Cottonwood
Room.   At 7:21 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session.  It was moved and seconded
to recess again to Executive Session for a period not to exceed 10 minutes and to
reconvene not later than 7:32 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.

At 7:30 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Kansas Room and it was
announced that no action was taken in Executive Session.

Chairperson Roth reported that the Board had been discussing candidates for promotion
and tenure.  It was moved and seconded that the Board request that those schools and
departments within schools who have no adopted written objective criteria for evaluating
candidates for promotion and tenure to adopt and provide them to the Board by its April
meeting; that those who do not produce such guidelines for the April, 1996 meeting
appear at the Board meeting; and, that the administration be requested to look at potential
disciplinary measures to be applied to departments or schools which ultimately fail to
comply.  Motion passed unanimously.

 * Bradbury Thompson Alumni Convocation Center Guidelines

   President Thompson introduced the University's Facilities Use Coordinator, Roxanne
   Morgan, who presented proposed guidelines to govern the use and fee structure for
   the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Convocation Center.  It was moved and seconded to
   approve the proposed guidelines as presented to the Board.

 * Proposed Qualified Admissions

   President Thompson introduced Mr. Hackler who outlined the materials in the agenda
   item captioned "Proposed Qualified Admissions."  Mr. Hackler indicated the material was
   presented for information only; that the materials provided a comparison of the proposed
   qualified admissions plans for the Kansas Board of Regents' institutions with the open
   admissions of Washburn University; and, included a report prepared by the institution's
   Director of Institutional Research, Al Dickes, showing that the adoption of such proposed
   qualified admissions requirements for Washburn University would have had little impact
   on its fall 1995 enrollment.  Mr. Dickes summarized his memorandum which is attached
   to the agenda item.

 * 1996 Spring Enrollment

   Mr. Dickes presented, as an informational item, an overview of the University's 1996
   Spring Enrollment and distributed photocopies of the University's report to the Legislative
   Educational Planning Committee captioned "Kansas Higher Education Enrollment Report
   Spring 1996."  President Thompson noted that the report showed that our upper division
   enrollment is greater than the lower division enrollment and that the number of full-time
   students is higher than part-time students.

IV.   New Business

   A. Semi-Annual Financial Statement for period July 1  through December 31, 1995

      Vice President Mosiman presented for information purposes only the Treasurer's
      Twenty-Second Semiannual Financial Report for the first half of the 1995-96 fiscal
      year.

   B. Purchases over $25,000

      1. Computer Lab, Continuing Education

      It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of computer work stations from
      Gateway 2000 for one instructor's work station and 14 student work stations in the
      amount of $39,198.00.  Motion passed unanimously.

      2. Purchase of Computer Upgrade for ADP

         It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of equipment proposed
         from IBM in the amount of approximately $62,000 to upgrade the University's
         AS400 as outlined in the agenda item.  Motion passed unanimously.

             As approved by the Board of Regents, the following equipment purchases
         were approved:

            1 IBM 9406-500             $50,503.35
            9 IBM Work Station Terminals                                                                         7,200.00
            3 IBM Workstation Printers   1,068.45
                                       $58,771.80
            To assist with Software Conversion                                                                   7,600.00
            (This is a turn key support price quote)
            Less Negotiation           ( 4,371.80)
                                       $62,000.00

   C. Campus Roads and Parking Improvement Projects

      It was moved and seconded to approve the award of a contract to Dinkel
      Construction, Inc. in the amount of $239,800 for the construction of a new parking
      lot north of Morgan Hall and for the removal of College Avenue from 17th Street to
      18th Street and the replacement of College Avenue from 18th Street to the heat
      plant.  Motion passed unanimously.

   D. Publicity; Request for Funding

      It was moved and seconded to authorize the administration to request that the
      Washburn Endowment Association provide $50,000 for implementation of the media
      allocations recommended as shown in the agenda item.  Motion passed unanimously.

   E. Honorary Degree Nominations

      It was moved and seconded to award the following honorary degrees:  Desmond
      Egan, Doctor of Literature; and, Barbara King Wilson, Doctor of Humane Letters. 
      Motion passed unanimously.

   F. Financial Reports

      It was moved and seconded to approve the Public Fund Investments and Liquidated
      Claims set forth in agenda item IV.F.1. and 2.  Motion passed unanimously.

 * Administrative Appointment; and  *   Recommendation for Emeriti Status

   It was moved and seconded to approve the temporary appointment of Allen L. Dickes as
   Acting Dean of Enrollment Management from March 5, 1996 through June 30, 1996 or
   until a dean is appointed with a salary of increase $450 per month while serving as acting
   dean; and, the appointment of Charles "Chuck" E. Cordt, Director of Alumni Affairs
   effective March 11, 1996 at an annual basic salary of $40,000; and the award of Faculty
   Emeritus status to Mr. Glenn Cafer.  Motion passed unanimously.

 * 1996-97 Fundraising Projects in Priority Order

   It was moved and seconded to approve the fundraising projects in priority order as
   presented to the Board.

      As approved by the Board of Regents, the following fundraising projects in priority
   order were approved:

   1. Unrestricted                     $  225,000
   2. Complete alumni convocation Center & garden450,000
   3. Repairs to White Concert Hall & endowment to maintain                                                   880,000
   4. Real estate acquisition          150,000
   5. Conversion of ethernet backbone to ATM              150,000
   6. Microcomputers & software for Learning Enrichment Center                                                 30,000
   7. Scholarships for academic areas  500,000
   8. Security equipment (1-6)         148,945
   9. Planetarium equipment            75,000
   10.Lecture series for noted figures in higher education81,426
   11.Multimedia computer laboratory for Science Dept. in Stoffer                                              40,000
   12.Scholarships for students to study abroad           190,000
   13.Fund for faculty to serve in business & industry      75,000
      $2,995,371


  *  Item(s) added at the Board meeting with the consent of the Board.


President Thompson introduced Mr. Ben Marshall, Director of Information Services, who
outlined that the Washburn University Admissions area has developed University home pages
and proceeded to have the system demonstrated on computer terminals in the Kansas Room.

At 8:55 p.m. it was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period not to
exceed 45 minutes for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and to reconvene in open
session at the conclusion thereof in the Cottonwood Room.  Motion passed unanimously.  The
Board recessed to Executive Session in the Cottonwood Room at 8:55 p.m.

At 9:40 p.m. the Board of Regents reconvened in open session in the Cottonwood Room.  It
was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period not to exceed 30
minutes for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and to reconvene in open session
thereafter in the Cottonwood Room of the Memorial Union.  Motion passed.

At 10:10 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Cottonwood Room of the
Memorial Union.  It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period not
to exceed one hour for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and to reconvene in open
session in the Cottonwood Room at 11:10 p.m.

At 11:10 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session.  It was moved and seconded to adjourn. 
The meeting adjourned at 11:10 p.m.





      _________________________________
      Kenneth P. Hackler
      Secretary, Board of Regents





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