WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
BOARD OF REGENTS
March 15, 1995
I. Chairperson Ferrell called the meeting to order at 7:20 p.m. in the Garden Room of the
Topeka Country Club. Present were: Mr. Ferrell, Mr. Felker, Mr. Maag, Mrs. Hines,
Mrs. Parks and Mr. Roth.
III. Approval of Minutes
It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of the February 15, 1995 meeting
as circulated. Motion passed unanimously.
IV. New Business
It was moved and seconded to authorize the administration to transfer $45,000 from
the Board of Regents Contingency Account to the Operating Expense accounts of the
Division of Continuing Education. Motion passed unanimously.
A. Budget Status Report Summary
Vice President Mosiman presented for information only the Budget Status Report
for the seven month period ending January 31, 1995. Mr. Mosiman indicated that
if the projections of Mr. Radcliffe and him hold, there should be a net operating
result of approximately $130,000. He did indicate, however, there are a number
of variables out there which may cause this report projection to be revised and
possibly necessitate an adoption of a "spending freeze" by the administration.
B. Purchases over $25,000
1.KTWU Purchase of Tape Machines
It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of four video
recorder/players including cables and rack mounts in the amount of $62,176
from Video Masters Inc. Motion passed unanimously.
C. Program (Professional) Accreditation Philosophy
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sheley, presented for information only the
philosophical statement employed by the University in seeking program
D. Administrative Personnel
1.Faculty Personnel - Nursing; 2. Faculty Personnel - Law; and *4. Faculty
It was moved and seconded to approve the appointment of William Mach,
Steven Ramirez and Mary Melissa Holzhausen as faculty members. Motion
Action of the Board of Regents approved the appointment of William
Mach as a part time Instructor in the School of Nursing for the Spring
semester, 1995 at the salary of $6,000; the appointment of Steven
Ramirez as Associate Professor of Law at an annual basic salary of
$63,504; and, the appointment of Mary Melissa Holzhausen as Head of
Reference & Circulation Services in the School of Law Library at an
annual basic salary of $38,040.
* 5. Faculty Awarded Emeritus Status
It was moved and seconded to award faculty Emeritus status to: Eva Fulcher,
Janet Nuzman, Harlan Koca, Banks McDowell and Harold Hula. Motion passed
* 6. Academic Sabbatical Recommendations
It was moved and seconded to approve the sabbaticals recommended by the
Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Academic Sabbatical Committee.
Motion passed unanimously.
By action of the Board, the following academic sabbatical leaves were awarded:
Jorge Nobo, Spring 1996; Allen Riveland, Fall 1995; Robert Boncella, Fall 1995;
William Cecil-Fronsman, Fall 1995; Larry Blumberg, Spring 1996, Glenda Taylor,
Spring 1996, Teresita Salinas, Fall 1995; Iris Heckman, Fall 1995; and, Myrl
Duncan, academic year 1995-96.
It was moved and seconded to reclassify the appointment of Sara "Kathy" Reser
from Administrative Assistant to Assistant Director of the Memorial Union
effective November 1, 1994 at an annual basic salary of $23,880. Motion
E. Financial Reports
1.Financial Report for the Period July 1, 1994 through December 31, 1994; and
2. Various Financial Reports from Washburn Endowment Assn.
The Board of Regents accepted the financial report for the six month period
July 1, 1994 through December 31, 1994, and the various financial reports
from the Washburn Endowment Assn.
3.Liquidated Claims Approval; 4. Depository Security Transactions; 5. Public
Fund Investments; and, 6. Quarterly Endowment Fund Report
It was moved and seconded to approve the items E.3., 4., 5., and 6. Motion
* F.Housing Rates, 1995-96 Academic Year
It was moved and seconded to approve the housing rates for 1995-96 academic
year as proposed. Motion passed unanimously.
By action of the Board of Regents the following rates are established: Room
rates--Carruth Hall (double) $1,410, (single) $2,115; Kuehne & West Halls
$1,510. Family housing rates--to $180 per month from $175. Board rates--
students to have option of one of three amounts for the "campus card":
$1,600, $1,800, or $2,000.
* G.Washburn University-Washburn Endowment Assn. Memorandum of Understanding
It was moved and seconded to approve the proposed agreement between Washburn
University and Washburn Endowment Association. Motion passed unanimously.
VI. Executive Session
It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period not to exceed
five minutes for discussion of a personnel matter affecting non-elected personnel and
to reconvene in open session in the Garden Room of the Topeka Country Club at the
conclusion of said Executive Session. Motion passed. The Board recessed to Executive
Session at 8:35 p.m.
At 8:40 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Garden Room of the Topeka
Country Club. It was moved and seconded to grant the request of Gloria T. Lynn for
an extended leave of absence without pay until August 13, 1996; to accept her
resignation effective August 13, 1996; and, to award Ms. Lynn the designation of
* Items added with consent of the Board at the meeting.
At 8:42 p.m. it was moved and seconded to adjourn. Motion passed. The Board of Regents
adjourned its meeting at 8:42 p.m.
Kenneth P. Hackler
Secretary, Board of Regents