WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
BOARD OF REGENTS
May 10, 1995
I. Chairperson Ferrell called the meeting to order at 7:02PM in the Kansas Room of the
II. Present were: Chairperson Ferrell, Mr. Felker, Mr. Havner, Mrs. Hines, Mr.
Kimbrough, Mr. Maag, Mrs. Parks, Mrs. Porter, and Mr. Roth.
III. Approval of Minutes
It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of the March 15, 1995 meeting
as circulated. Motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period not to exceed
thirty (30) minutes and to reconvene in open session in the Kansas Room of the Memorial
Union. At 7:04PM the Board recessed to Executive Session . The Board reconvened in
open session at the conclusion of such session at 7:34PM in the Kansas Room of the
IV. New Business
A. Items for 1995-96 Plan of Operations (Budget)/Salary Supplement
It was moved and seconded to approve items I.2. through 6. as stated in the
agenda item. Motion passed unanimously. By adoption of the motion, the
following were approved:
2. 1995-96 Tuition: Undergraduate Resident $93/credit hour, Non-resident
Undergraduate $191/credit hour, Graduate Resident $120/credit hour, Non-
resident Graduate $229/credit hour, Resident Law $204/credit hour, Non-
resident Law $308/credit hour;
3. Allocation of Fees:
Memorial Union $145,662
Athletic Injury Insurance 29,000
Parking Improvements 23,038
Campus-Wide Student Activities 29,144
Undergrad/Grad taking 6 hrs+/semester $16
Undergrad/Grad taking 3, 4, or 5 hrs/semester 8
Law students taking 6+ credit hrs/semester 20
4. An increase in the maximum per credit hour payable for adjunct faculty salaries
from $670 to $690 per credit hour and an increase of $20 in Emeriti faculty
salary schedule from $670 to $690 per credit hour;
5. Review of the Public Budget Hearing documents at the July 12, 1995 meeting
of the Board and establishing a public hearing for the 1995-96 Operating Budget
on Wednesday, July 26, 1995 in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union at
6. Approval of the FY'96 equipment request list, the FY'96 capital improvements
list and the list of capital maintenance projects requested by Physical Plant for
FY'96 shown on tables 6A, 6B and 6C of the agenda item.
President Thompson, in responding to questions from Regent Parks concerning the
1995-96 Budget, said that he heard Regent Parks:
1) express concerns in increase in tuition and requesting the administration to
compute impact on enrollment. President Thompson indicated we would do
2) express concern whether the institution is trying to provide additional
financial aid and to ensure that information concerning financial aid is readily
available to the institution to prospective students. The President indicated
that we would do so.
3) express concern that with respect to long range plans and financial
strategies. The President indicated that the administration has been working
on financial strategy and planning and reported that will be a focus of a
retreat in early fall.
4) express concerns in terms of enrollment management. The President said
that the University does not have a good plan and that he is going to be
bringing in some consultants this summer to study the matter and to make
Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sheley indicated, in connection with Regent
Parks concerns about whether there are plans for other programs such as the
recently approved Masters Degree in Social Work, that the administration hopes to
be bringing a proposed new Masters Degree in Criminal Justice to the Board of
Regents June meeting.
B. FY 1996-97 Budget
Vice President for Administration, Louis E. Mosiman, reported that he had observed
a teleconference meeting of Kansas Board of Regents administration staff and
others concerning the proposed guidelines for the Kansas Board of Regents'
institutions for development of their FY 1997 budget. He said that the KBOR staff
would be making their final recommendations to the Kansas Board of Regents on
May 17, 1995. The Washburn Board of Regents would need to submit its FY 1997
request to the KBOR staff on or before June 5, 1995 for consideration by the KBOR
on June 29, 1995. Vice President Mosiman circulated the agenda for the KBOR
Budget Development Committee conference call to members of the Board and
reported that essentially the guidelines discussed at that session were a 3%
increase in salaries, a 3% increase in OOE expenses, an 8% increase in library
enhancements, and a 1% increase in program enhancements. Vice President
Mosiman reported that he and his staff have put together a proforma which calls
for the continuation of seeking funding on the basis of the concept of the Public
Funding Base which provides for an actual small decrease in terms of inflation for
tuition of $2 per credit hour and an increase of some $60,000 in ad valorem tax
receipts, $100,000 in contractual expenses, $100,000 in enhancement for security
and a 3% OOE and salary increase. It was moved and seconded to call a special
meeting of the Washburn Board of Regents for May 31, 1995 for the purpose of
approving the FY 1997 budget request to the Kansas Board of Regents. Motion
Board Chair, Mr. Ferrell, introduced Ray Hauke of the Kansas Board of Regents staff and
thanked him for his participation and willingness to assist the University in the development
of its budget information. He introduced also Jerry Clevenger who is the new president of
the Washburn Endowment Association.
C. Expenditures over $25,000
It was moved and seconded to approve the expenditures over $25,000 as set forth
in agenda item C.1. and 2. Motion passed unanimously.
By adoption of the motion, the following were approved:
1. The award of contracts for renovation of Room 156 in Morgan Hall for a new
security office as follows: Senne Company in the amount of $62,874 for
general construction; McElroy's Inc. in the amount of $35,518 for mechanical
construction; $12,142 to Heartland Electric Inc. for electrical construction.
2. The award of a contract to RF Technology Inc. in the amount of $28,045 for
the acquisition of microwave system equipment for the KTWU building.
1.Librarian Awarded Emeritus Status
It was moved and seconded to award Wilma Rife Faculty Emeritus status.
2.Faculty Personnel - New Hire
It was moved and seconded to approve the appointment of Dr. David E. Griffith
as Assistant Professor in the School of Business for the 1995-96 academic year
at an annual basic salary of $59,000. Motion passed unanimously.
3.Faculty Personnel - Leave of Absence
It was moved and seconded to approve the award of a leave of absence without
pay for Professor Howard Faulkner for the 1995-96 academic year in connection
with his Fulbright Scholarship to Bulgaria. Motion passed unanimously.
* 4. It was moved and seconded to alter the academic sabbatical and leave of
absence without pay previously awarded to Dr. Iris Heckman to a full sabbatical
for the academic year 1995-96 in conjunction with her Fulbright award to teach
in Moscow. Motion passed unanimously.
* 5. It was moved and seconded to award tenure to the following faculty: Janice
Dunwell, Cynthia Hornberger, Bryan Naylor III, Dan Petersen, Kay Rute, Mary
Sheldon and Margaret E. Stewart. Motion passed unanimously.
* 6. It was moved and seconded to award promotion to the following faculty:
Ronald Ash to Professor, Candace Bahner to Assistant Professor, Dan Petersen
to Professor, and Kay Rute to Associate Professor. Motion passed unanimously.
E. Financial Reports
1.Piper-Jaffray Institutional Government Income Fund
It was moved and seconded to authorize the President to join in the settlement
of the class action law suit in the Piper-Jaffray Institutional Government Income
Fund if the settlement pays $.45 on the dollar. Motion passed. Mr. Havner
2.Washburn Endowment Association - Investment Performance Reports
Vice President for Administration, Louis E. Mosiman, presented information
provided the University from the Washburn Endowment Association on the
performance of the WEA pooled endowment funds for the period ending
February 28, 1995. Item presented for information only.
3. through 7. It was moved and seconded to accept the Quarterly Endowment
Fund Report, the Quarterly Grant Fund Report and to approve the Public Fund
Investments, Depository Security Transactions and Liquidated Claims Approval
F. Kansas Council on the Future of Postsecondary Education
It was moved and seconded to elect Dean Ferrell to serve as the representative from
the Washburn Board of Regents to the newly created Kansas Council on the Future
of Postsecondary Education. Motion passed unanimously.
It was moved and seconded that the administration provide to the Board of Regents at its
June 21, 1995 meeting an update of the University's progress on the implementation of the
Core of Academe and the value of teaching with the idea that a plan for implementation would
be acted upon by the Board in July. Motion passed unanimously.
The administration was instructed to have a report in writing from its financial advisor(s)
concerning the Piper-Jaffray Institutional Government Income Fund and its Government
Income Fund for the May 31, 1995 meeting of the Board of Regents.
* 1. Faculty representative to the Board, Dr. Gary Schmidt, presented to members of the
Board of Regents a letter from the chairperson of the faculty personnel committee
outlining the progress of the faculty personnel committee on its inquiry into the
health insurance coverage provided University employees. It was noted that the
May 10, 1995 Regents meeting was the last that Dr. Schmidt would be attending
as faculty representative. Chairperson of the Board, Dean Ferrell, extended his and
the Board's thanks in appreciation to Dr. Schmidt for his service as faculty
representative to the Board of Regents.
Chairperson Ferrell announced there will be discussion at the June 21, 1995 Board of Regents
meeting concerning the proposed University Relations position. Chairperson Ferrell noted
there has not been any discussion on this and it is time for that to happen. Mr. Ferrell
expressly requested the faculty representatives to the Board and Mr. Clevenger and Mr.
Hawley of the Washburn Endowment Association to provide input for the Board of Regents
at its June 21 meeting. President Thompson reported that he would be disseminating
information concerning the proposal.
It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period not to exceed 15
minutes for the purpose of discussion of a personnel matter and to reconvene at 9:20PM in
the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union. Motion passed. The Board recessed to Executive
Session at 9:05PM.
At 9:20PM the Board reconvened in open session in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.
It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period not to exceed 30
minutes for the purpose of discussion of a personnel matter and to reconvene in the Kansas
Room of the Memorial Union at or before 9:50PM. Motion passed. The Board recessed to
Executive Session at 9:20PM.
At 9:49PM the Board reconvened in open session in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.
It was moved and seconded to adjourn. Motion passed. The Board of Regents adjourned at
* Item(s) added at the meeting with the consent of the Board.
Kenneth P. Hackler
Secretary, Board of Regents