WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
BOARD OF REGENTS
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
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
1 IBM 9406-500 $50,503.35
9 IBM Work Station Terminals 7,200.00
3 IBM Workstation Printers 1,068.45
To assist with Software Conversion 7,600.00
(This is a turn key support price quote)
Less Negotiation ( 4,371.80)
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
* 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