WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
                             BOARD OF REGENTS
                                  MINUTES
                               May 14, 1997
       ____________________________________________________________

I.    Chairperson Roth called the meeting of the Board of Regents to order at 6:30 p.m. in
      the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.

II.   Present were:  Mr. Dick, Mr. Engel, Mr. Maag and Mr. Roth.  Mayor Wagnon arrived at
      6:32 p.m. and Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Parks arrived at 6:33 p.m.

III.  It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of the April 9, 1997 meeting as
      circulated.  Motion passed unanimously.

IV.   Presentation by Dr. Andy Tompkins, Commissioner, State Board of Education

  President Thompson introduced the Commissioner of the Kansas Board of Education,
  Dr. Andy Tompkins, explaining that he had invited Dr. Tompkins to share some of his
  views about the future of education in the state of Kansas.  Among the views
  articulated by Dr. Tompkins is that following his involvement with the post-secondary
  education commission that it has become clear that the issue of post-secondary
  education governance is going to be a political solution given that the community
  colleges, the area vocational technical schools and Washburn all have local governance
  boards while the state institutions have a state board.  He believes that a coordinating
  role is more appropriate for the board versus governance because it is very difficult to
  do away with local governance.  He also noted that there are going to be more adults
  as learners as time passes as adults will be engaged in training and re-training
  throughout their career.  He also noted that the State Board of Education is visiting the
  issue of professional standards for teaching professionals.

V.New Business

  A.  Action Items

      Chairperson Roth noted that a number of questions had been raised concerning
      some of the items under the list of action items.  He said that those to be
      considered separately would be V.A.1., 2., 4., 6., 7., 8., 10., 11., 12. and 14.  It
      was moved and seconded to approve agenda items V.A.3., 5., 9., 11.a. and b.,
      and 13.a. through c.  Motion passed.

      As approved by the Board, the following agenda items were approved:

  3.  Resolutions Required for Dr. Farley's Presidency  i.e., a new corporate
      authorization form authorizing Treasurer, Louis E. Mosiman, and Jerry B.
      Farley, President, to take all actions with respect to stocks, bonds,
      warrants, notes, etc. and a resolution with Mercantile Bank authorizing
      President Farley and Vice President for Administration and Treasurer, Mr.
      Mosiman, to, after July 1, 1997, open any deposit or checking accounts
      in the name of the University or to endorse checks and money orders for
      the payment of money or withdraw funds from the financial institution.

  5.  Classified Employee Bi-Weekly Payroll with Direct Deposit Option. 
      Effective July 1, 1997, to change the University's Business and Financial
      Affairs Handbook policies to provide for bi-weekly pay and the
      authorization of a direct deposit option for wage and hour employees.

  9.  NCAA Self-Study.  Reaffirming the program philosophy statement for the
      athletics program at the University by the Board of Regents.

   11. a.   Title changes for two administrators.  Changing title from Assistant Dean
            to Associate Dean in the School of Applied Studies for Dr. Dan Peterson
            and increase of $2,222 in his annual basic salary, and promotion from
            Assistant Vice President to Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
            for Dr. Ron Wasserstein and a concurrent increase in his annual basic
            salary of $1,500.

   11. b.   Promotion Recommendations.  Promotion to the rank of Professor for
            Loretta Moore and Rogelio Lasso in the School of Law.

      13.   Financial Reports:   a.  Public Fund Investments;   b.  Depository Security
            Transactions; and   c.  Liquidated Claims Approval

     14.WSA Proposal to Increase Activity Fee

        Chairperson Roth noted that inasmuch as it is finals week, and students may
        have finals to study for, the Board would consider agenda item V.A.14.  for
        an increase in student fees.  Chairperson Roth recognized Jesse Borjon,
        President of the Washburn Student Association.  Mr. Borjon presented the
        item prepared for the student proposal to increase the University student
        activity fee for part-time students enrolled in three, four or five credit hours to
        $13 and for undergraduate/graduate students taking six or more credit hours,
        excluding law, to $25.  Other presenters articulating:   the chief of the
        student affairs committee for the WSA, the president and president-elect from
        the University Child Development Center, Inc., and a student involved in the
        allocation of process.

        It was moved and seconded to approve an increase in student fees for one
        year for full time students to $25 per semester and for students enrolled in
        three, four or five hours to $13 and that the administration develop a
        comprehensive study of the student and institutional fee structure.

        A substitute motion was made and seconded to approve an increase in
        undergraduate/graduate student activity for students taking three, four or five
        credit hours to $13 and for undergraduate/graduate students taking six or
        more credit hours, excluding law, to $25.  The movant and second of the first
        motion withdrew the motion and second respectively.  Motion passed
        unanimously.

        It was moved and seconded that the administration form a committee to
        study the issue of student fees and appropriate funding for student
        organizations prior to next year's budget approval request.  Motion passed
        unanimously.

  1.  Items for 1997-98 Plan of Operations (Budget)/Salary Supplement

        It was moved and seconded to approve initially the proposed 1997-98 budget. 
        Motion passed unanimously.

        As approved by the Board of Regents, the administration is authorized to
        issue the FY 1998 employee contracts in the amounts established in the
        FY 1998 salary supplement initially approved; tuition for undergraduate
        resident to $100 per credit hour and non-resident $218 per credit hour,
        graduate resident tuition to $131 and non-resident $270 per credit hour,
        and Law resident tuition to $227 and non-resident to $337 per credit
        hour; the allocation of University fees of $145,662 to the Memorial Union,
        $597,382 to the Athletics Department, $29,000 for athletic injury
        insurance, $23,038 for parking improvements, and $38,510 for campus-
        wide student activities; * Note that the student activity fee included in
        this agenda item had previously been increased by approval of agenda
        item V.A.14.; establishment of adjunct faculty salary range for all ranks
        from $405 to $715 and Emeriti faculty salary schedule of $715 per credit
        hour; Public Budget Hearing set for 4:00 p.m. on July 23, 1997 in the
        Kansas Room of the Memorial Union; and the capital improvement major
        maintenance and remodeling projects all articulated on Exhibit pages 6A
        through 6C and the Vice President authorized to transfer $1,450,000 from
        the Debt Retirement and Construction Fund to the Building and
        Construction Fund.

    A. 2.   FY 1999 Preliminary Budget

        It was moved and seconded to approve the preliminary FY 1999 budget
        guidelines and schedule as submitted in the agenda item.  Motion passed
        unanimously.

        As approved by the Board of Regents, the following guidelines will be
        followed in the development of the University's budget submittal to the
        Kansas Board of Regents as required by state law of a 4% salary increase
        pool, 3% increase in OOE and 1% program enhancement on the
        appropriations side, and on the revenue side an approximate 3% tuition
        increase with the balance to be provided from state aid increases
        employing the public funding base concept.

  4.  Proposed Revision to the University's Health Plan

        It was moved and seconded to approve the proposed University's health plan. 
        Motion passed unanimously.

        As approved by the Board of Regents, the University will, effective
        November 1, 1997 contribute for eligible employees a portion of the
        employee's family insurance premium dependent upon the amount of their
        annual basic salary as follows:  Less than $17,000, 50% of Plan II
        premium or $200.67; $17,001-$23,000, 40% of Plan II premium or
        $160.53; $23,001-$29,000, 30% of Plan II premium or $120.40;
        $29,001-$35,000, 20% of Plan II premium or $80.27; $35,001-$41,000,
        10% of Plan II premium of $40.13; and zero for employees with annual
        basic salaries of $41,000 and above.

  6.  WEA/WU Revised Pooled Endowment Spending Policy

        It was moved and seconded to approve the item.   As approved by the Board
        of Regents the contract by and between Washburn Endowment Association
        and Washburn University would be amended to change the payment to the
        University by Washburn Endowment Association allowing for payment to be
        made under the total return concept.

  7.  1997-98 Fundraising Projects in Priority Order

        It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda item V.A.7.  Motion
        passed unanimously.

        As approved by the Board of Regents, the following items being submitted
        to the Washburn Endowment Association for fundraising projects in
        priority order:  Unrestricted Annual Giving-Corporate Individuals of
        $225,000, Alumni Convocation Center Endowment of $1,000,000,
        Planetarium Equipment of $150,000, Repairs to White Concert Hall and
        Endowment of $880,000, Scholarships for Academic Area of $500,000,
        Security Equipment (parent campaign) of $80,900, Faculty Enrichment
        Lectures of $100,000, Multimedia Computer Laboratory for Science
        Department in Stoffer of $40,000, Multimedia Equipment for Student
        Union of $20,000, and Scholarships for Students to Study Abroad of
        $200,000, for a total of $3,145,000.

  8.  Reorganization and Salary Improvement - Registrar's Office

        It was moved and seconded to approve the proposed salary improvement for
        the Registrar's Office as proposed in the agenda item.  Motion passed
        unanimously.

        As approved by the Board of Regents the following positions would have
        the following annual basic salary/hourly wage rate:  Position 59200-02-1
        annual basic salary $30,480; 59200-11-7 $9.07/hour; 59200-12-7
        $9.49; 59200-13-7 $8.28; 59200-14-7 $8.03; 59200-15-7 $9.66;
        59200-16-7 $8.43; 59200-17-7 $8.29; 59200-18-7 $9.66; 59200-19-7
        $8.66; and, 59200-20-7 $9.00.

       10.  Facilities Use Insurance Requirements

        It was moved and seconded to approve the proposed change in the Facilities
        Use Policy regarding facilities use insurance.  Motion passed unanimously.

        As approved by the Board of Regents, the Facilities Use Policy is amended
        in Section 2.2. of the Business and Financial Affairs Handbook to read as
        follows:  "Non-registered student organizations, non-university groups or
        individuals requesting the use of grounds, or of facilities having a capacity
        of more than 250 persons, must procure and have in force during the
        event a comprehensive general liability policy (which includes athletic
        participants when applicable) and shall submit to the University proof
        thereof.  The limit for bodily injury and property damage shall not be less
        than $1,000,000.00 per occurrence.  If the event will include the serving
        of alcohol or cereal malt beverage, this insurance requirement is applicable
        regardless of the capacity of the facility.  When alcohol is served the
        certificate must also show that host liquor liability is included."

    11. c.  Faculty Personnel - New Hires for 1997-98 Academic Year (Revised)

        Chairperson Roth noted that the Board of Regents had been furnished a
        revised agenda item for V.A.11.c.  He noted that the only change in the
        agenda item versus that which were with the initial packet is a change in the
        title for the first appointee in the listing, Bambi Landholm from Instructor to
        Lecturer in the Mass Media Department.  It was moved and seconded to
        approve the item.  Motion passed unanimously.

        As approved by the Board of Regents, the Board approved the
        appointment of the following persons for the 1997-98 academic year: 
        Bambi Landholm, Lecturer, Mass Media Dept., annual basic salary
        $26,160; Carolyn Lee Karmon, Asst. Professor, Speech Communication
        Dept., annual basic salary $30,820; Dr. Thimios Zaharopoulos, Assoc.
        Professor and Chair, Mass Media Dept., annual basic salary $56,448; Dr.
        William G. Sparks, Professor and Chair, Health, Physical Education &
        Exercise Science Dept., annual basic salary $59,620; Dr. Susan Zhang-
        Suronski, Asst. Professor, Education Dept., annual basic salary $33,504;
        Dr. Kevin Charlwood, Asst. Professor, Mathematics & Statistics Dept.,
        annual basic salary $33,000; Dr. Ron Wohl, Asst. Professor, Health,
        Physical Education & Exercise Science Dept., annual basic salary
        $31,200; Dr. Sam H. Leung, Asst. Professor, Chemistry Dept., annual
        basic salary $34,000; and Dr. Thomas Prasch, Asst. Professor, History
        Dept., annual basic salary $32,000.

    11. d.  Unpaid Leave of Absence for Diane McMillen (Revised)

        Chairperson Roth noted that he had been provided a revised agenda item for
        V.A.11.d.  Chairperson Roth noted that the changes in the proposed agenda
        item over that which had been originally circulated by Secretary to the Board
        nearly two weeks ago was the appointment of Kay Rute to serve as
        department chair for the Office, Legal, and Technology department in the
        School of Applied Studies beginning in the 1997-98 academic year with an
        administrative stipend of $2,000; and a change in the period of the unpaid
        leave of absence for Diane McMillen from the entire fiscal year 1998 to the
        Fall 1997 semester only.  It was moved and seconded to approve the item as
        approved by the Board of Regents.

        Kay Rute will serve as department chair for Office, Legal, and Technology
        department with an annual administrative stipend of $2,000 and annual basic
        salary of $33,780 and Diane McMillen will be awarded an unpaid leave of
        absence for the Fall 1997 semester and to receive half her annual basic salary
        of $33,780 for the spring 1998 semester.

     12. KTWU Tower

        It was moved and seconded to authorize the administration to begin
        negotiations with Montgomery Communications with respect to a lease
        arrangement for the placement of a full power transmission antenna on the
        KTWU tower.  Motion passed unanimously.

  Miscellaneous:

  **  Administrative Personnel:    It was moved and seconded to increase the annual
      basic salary for Marie Mack, evening circulation manager of the Law Library,
      $5,856 effective May 1, 1997 for a new annual basic salary of $26,040.  Motion
      passed unanimously.

  **  Personnel - Administrative Appointment:   It was moved and seconded to
      authorize the administration to appoint a full time benefit eligible position of
      marketing promotions director as outlined in the agenda item.  Motion passed
      unanimously.

      As approved by the Board of Regents the administration is authorized to
      employ a promotions marketing director in the Athletics Department as a full
      time benefit eligible position payable by a commission fully after
      September 30, 1997 but to be paid the sum of $8,800, less withholdings for
      taxes, in four equal installments for the months of June, July, August and
      September, 1997.

  B.  Information Items

      3. Campus Beautification Master Plan

        Carol Morgenson, chairperson of the Campus Beautification Subcommittee,
        presented the proposal by LandPlan Inc. for a master plan of suggested
        landscaping for the University's campus including a listing of suggested
        plantings.  Mr. Morgenson said the idea was to provide suggested plantings
        which could do well with minimum care.  He noted that LandPlan, as part of
        its contract with the institution, is to provide detailed plans for two sites on
        the University's campus.  The sites identified by the committee include the
        area surrounding the International Center and the area just east of Morgan Hall
        which until very recently had been the continuation of College Street south of
        17th Street.  He also said that the plan includes two suggested improvements
        beyond mere landscaping of the campus, that is a potential water feature in
        the present drainage detention pond on the southwest corner of the campus
        and a continuation of the boulder wall west of Jewel to MacVicar along 17th
        Street.

        Chairperson Roth asked that members of the Board having an opinion for other
        sites to be featured, versus International Center or the proposed mall area just
        east of Morgan Hall, contact President Thompson.  President Thompson said
        that this item will be back for approval at the June 11, 1997 meeting.

 **   Agenda item(s) not on agenda accepted for consideration by the Board of Regents
      at the meeting.

At 9:07 p.m. the Board of Regents stood in recess.  At 9:15 p.m. the Board of Regents
reconvened in open session.  It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session
for a period not to exceed 20 minutes for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter
and to reconvene in open session at the conclusion thereof in the Kansas Room of the
Memorial Union.  Motion passed.  At 9:20 p.m. the Board recessed into Executive Session
in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.

At 9:40 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session.  It was moved and seconded to
recess to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and to
reconvene in open session at 9:55 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.  The
Board recessed into Executive Session at 9:40 p.m.  At 9:52 p.m. the Board reconvened in
open session.  Chairperson Roth announced that the Board of Regents had been in
Executive Session for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and that no action had
been taken.

Chairperson appointed a nominating committee for the purpose of nominating officers for
the ensuing academic year in accordance with the University's Bylaws.  The committee is
comprised of Mayor Wagnon and Mr. Ferrell.

It was moved and seconded to adjourn.   Motion passed.  The Board of Regents adjourned
at 10:00 p.m.

  ___________________________
  Kenneth P. Hackler
  Secretary, Board of Regents





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