WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
BOARD OF REGENTS
April 9, 1997
I. Chairperson Roth called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m. in the Starlight Room at Top
of the Tower of the Bank IV building, Topeka, Kansas.
II. Present were: Mr. Dick, Mr. Engel, Mr. Ferrell, Mrs. Parks, Mrs. Porter, Dr. Robinson,
Mr. Roth and Mrs. Wagnon.
III. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of the March 19, 1997 meeting as
circulated. Motion passed unanimously.
Chairperson Roth indicated he had been informed that members of the faculty had a
petition regarding faculty salaries to present to the Board, copies of which were at their
places for this meeting. He then recognized faculty representative to the Board, Dr. Tom
Wolf. Professor Wolf and Professor Blumberg highlighted the contents of the petition and
explained the thinking underlying the petition and indicated that the faculty would like to
have greater participation in the budgeting process.
Director of Planning, Dr. Shel Cohen, reported to members of the Board that the Board
would be receiving some additional information for its next meeting regarding faculty
salaries by disciplines, rather than global averages, including information from peer
institutions, including Regents' institutions.
IV. New Business
A. Action Items
It was moved and seconded to approve the action items listed in IV.A. Motion
1. Expenditures over $25,000
a. Carnegie Hall Window Replacement
Award of a contract to J. A. Lyden Construction in the amount of
$115,665 for replacement of window and doors in Carnegie Hall subject to
issuance of building permit.
b. Mabee Library - Work Stations for Staff Area
Award of a contract to Design Business Interior in the amount of
$37,697.36 for 14 system work stations and their installation.
c. Replacement of KTWU's Transmission Line
Award of contract to SWR, Inc. in the amount of $97,304.00 for
replacement of KTWU's transmission line.
a. Faculty Personnel
To hire the following persons: F. Peter Coté as Assistant Director of Field
Placement in the Social Work Department at an annual basic salary of
$18,000; James Victor Landrum as Assistant Professor in the Biology
Department at an annual basic salary of $33,840; and, Christopher R.
Hamilton as Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department with
tenure at an annual basic salary of $54,060.
b. Honorary Degree Candidates
Honorary Degrees to be presented at the 1997 Commencement ceremony
to Charles Koch - Doctor of Commerce, and Urilla Bowman - Doctor of
3. Financial Reports
a. Depository Security Transactions, b. Liquidated Claims Approval, and c.
Public Fund Investments
B. Information Items
1. KTWU Monthly Report
Vice President for Administration and Treasurer, Mr. Mosiman, provided a
handout document to the members of the Board of Regents summarizing the
information with respect to the revenue and expenditures of KTWU for fiscal
year 1997. In the course of his presentation he indicated that he was
comfortable with the information presented.
Executive Director of Governmental Relations, Mr. Monical, provided a brief update to
members of the Board of Regents regarding the actions by the Legislature relating to
Washburn University. Mr. Monical indicated that the Legislature had appropriated an
operating grant along the lines of the Governor's recommendation: increased by $25,000
allocation for the Tuition Grant Program at the University; passed a bill expanding the use
of the Debt Retirement and Construction Fund money to include "capitalized equipment";
and, passed legislation incorporating the total return concept under the Uniform
Management and Institutional Funds Act.
It was moved and seconded to recess to an Executive Session for a period not to
exceed 15 minutes for the purposes of discussing a personnel matter to be preceded
by a five minute break and to reconvene in open session at 8:47 p.m. in the Starlight
Room of the Top of the Tower. Motion passed unanimously. At 8:32 p.m. the Board
recessed into Executive Session.
At 8:47 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session. It was moved and seconded to
recess to Executive Session for a period not to exceed 15 minutes for the purposes of
discussing a personnel matter and to reconvene in open session in the Starlight Room
of the Top of the Tower no later than 9:02 p.m.. Motion passed unanimously. At
8:47 p.m. the Board recessed into Executive Session in the Starlight Room of the Top
of the Tower.
At 9:00 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session. It was moved and seconded to
recess to Executive Session for a period not to exceed 10 minutes for the purposes of
discussing a personnel matter and to reconvene in open session at the conclusion
thereof at 9:10 p.m. in the Starlight Room of the Top of the Tower. Motion passed
At 9:10 p.m. the Board of Regents reconvened in open session. Chairperson Roth
reported that the Board had been in Executive Session for the purposes of discussing a
personnel matter and that no action had been taken.
It was moved and seconded to award promotion and tenure as follows:
Joanne Altman, Donna LaLonde, David Provorse, Rogelio Lasso and Loretta Moore.
Glenda Taylor to Professor; Bill Cecil-Fronsman to Professor; Bryan (Tony) Naylor to
Associate Professor effective January 1, 1998; Nancie Palmer to Associate
Professor; and, Bertus Ferreira to Associate Professor.
It was moved and seconded to adjourn. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at
Kenneth P. Hackler
Secretary, Board of Regents