WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
                             BOARD OF REGENTS
                                  MINUTES
                               May 29, 1996
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I. Chairperson Roth called the meeting of the Board of Regents to order at 7:36 p.m. in
   the Starlight Room of the Top of the Tower, 535 South Kansas Avenue, Topeka,
   Kansas.

II.   Present were:  Mr. Dick, Mr. Felker, Mr. Maag, Mrs. Parks, Mrs. Porter, Dr. Robinson
      and Mr. Roth.

III.  It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of the May 9, 1996 meeting as
      circulated.  Motion passed unanimously.

IV.   Old Business

   A. Revised Tenure & Promotion Policies:  CAS and SOB

      It was moved and seconded to approve the tenure and promotion policies
      submitted by the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Business.  Motion
      passed unanimously.

V. New Business

   A. Washburn Student Association:  Qualified Admissions Standards

      Chairperson Roth recognized Chris Yops, former President of the Washburn
      Student Association.  Mr. Yops made a presentation to the Board of Regents
      based on his letter of April 12, 1996 to President Thompson and SR 95-96 #10
      which had been enacted by the Washburn Student Senate taking a position that
      Washburn University should adopt a qualified admissions plan modeled after the
      1996 Kansas Legislature's action on qualified admissions for the Regents'
      institutions.  Mr. Dickes, Dean of Enrollment Management, reported that an
      analysis he performed showed that the impact of the Kansas Regents qualified
      admissions plan would be negligible and said he would counsel the Kansas
      Regents to withhold taking any action on a qualified admissions plan particularly
      in as much as many Kansas high schools do not offer the Board of Regents'
      prescribed pre-college curriculum.  Mr. Dickes was asked to prepare an analysis of
      the impact on Washburn of the proposed qualified admissions plan recommended
      by the W.S.A. in SR 95-96 #10.

   B. International Center of Topeka

      It was moved and seconded to approve the agreement with the International
      Center of Topeka as presented with the Board of Regents agenda in V.B.  Motion
      passed unanimously.

   C. FY 1998 Budget Transmittal to Kansas Board of Regents

      It was moved and seconded to approve the FY 1998 Budget Request to the
      Kansas Board of Regents dated June, 1996 attached to the agenda item.  Motion
      passed unanimously.

   D. Proposal to Seek Legislative Changes to K.S.A. 13-13a23

      It was moved and seconded to authorize the administration to seek statutory
      change to K.S.A. 13-13a23 as outlined in the agenda item.  Motion passed
      unanimously.

   E. Health Care Reimbursement Account

      It was moved and seconded to amend 5.4.2 of Appendix I of the Business and
      Financial Affairs Handbook to increase in the maximum monthly individual salary
      reduction for the Employees' Health Care Reimbursement Account to $240 (per
      month), $2,880 annually.  Motion passed unanimously.

   F. Petro Tunnel Remodeling

      It was moved and seconded to approve the award of a contract to Kansas
      Building System in the amount of $44,950 for repair work on the Petro steam
      tunnel.  Motion passed unanimously.

   G. Street Improvement

      It was moved and seconded to approve the award of a contact to Dinkel
      Construction Inc. in the amount of $57,600 for replacement of Jewell Avenue
      just west of Benton Hall.  Motion passed unanimously.

   H. Purchasing

      1. Purchase of Four Issues of "Alumni Magazine"

         It was moved and seconded to approve the award of a contract to Banta
         Publications/Clark Printing in the amount of $34,374.76 for printing four
         issues of the "Alumni Magazine."  Motion passed unanimously.

      2. Purchase of Stainless Steel form titled "Interdependence" by YuYu Yang

         It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of "Interdependence" at
         a cost to the University of $30,000 from Account 08-81155.  Motion passed
         unanimously.

     *   3. Proposed Purchase of 90 X Terminals

         It was moved and seconded to authorize the University's administration to
         award a contract to Tektronix in an amount not to exceed $103,725 for the
         purchase of 90 X Terminals and ancillary equipment in the event that a
         positive General Fund operating result for FY 1996 occurs and funds are
         available.  Motion passed unanimously.

   I. Personnel

      It was moved and seconded to approve the recommended personnel actions in
      V.I.1. through 7.  Motion passed unanimously.

      As approved by the Board of Regents, the following personnel actions were
      approved:

      1. Increase in the salaries of football coaches, effective February 1, 1996, as
         follows:  Head Football Coach Tony DeMeo to annual basic salary of
         $43,080; Asst. Football Coach Andy Williams to annual basic salary of
         $28,800; Asst. Football Coach B. D. Kennedy to annual basic salary of
         $28,500; and, Asst. Football Coach Dale Perine to annual basic salary of
         $26,400.  To the increase, effective March 1, 1996, the annual basic salary
         of Asst. Athletic Director Janet Degginger to $33,300.

      2. The appointment, with tenure, of Dr. J. Karen Ray as Dean of the College of
         Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 1996 at an annual basic salary of
         $83,220.

      3. The award of a leave of absence without pay for a period not to exceed five
         years to Prof. Carl Monk to accept a second five-year term as Executive
         Director of the Association of American Law Schools.

      4. Increase in salary for Jack Decker of an additional $2,000 to be added to his
         annual basic salary as Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

      5. The appointment of Rick Ellis as Acting Chairperson of the Human Services
         Dept. in the School of Applied Studies for the 1996-97 academic year with an
         additional administrative stipend of $2,000.

      6. To accept the resignation of Dr. Robert Dunwell as Chair of the Education
         Dept. effective July 31, 1996 with his salary for the month of July, 1996 at
         $6,398 and his salary as Professor of Education for the academic year
         1996-97 of $62,820; and, the appointment of Prof. David Van Cleaf as
         Chairperson of the Education Dept. from August 1, 1996 for the academic
         year at an annual basic salary of $66,012 of which $60,511 is for serving as
         chairperson for the 11 month period.

      7. Increase of $900 in the annual basic salary of David Provorse effective April
         18, 1996.

   J. Financial Reports

      1.  Liquidated Claims Approval, and  2. Public Fund Investments

         It was moved and seconded to approve the Liquidated Claims and Public Fund
         Investments outlined in the agenda items V.J.1. and 2.  Motion passed
         unanimously.

  *   Miscellaneous

   Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sheley, made a presentation on the status of
   the work of the ad hoc housing committee.  He circulated a one-page document
   captioned "Summary Plan for On Campus Housing Approximately 5 Years" which,
   according to Dr. Sheley, summarizes the current thinking of the ad hoc committee. 
   He indicated that he thought the committee would have its final report to the Board at
   its July 10 meeting which would include an RFP for the acquisition of additional
   housing on campus.

   Dr. Tom Wolf circulated a memorandum to the Board members outlining comments he
   had received from faculty members on the characteristics and qualifications which
   they believed the next president should have.  Chief among these were that the
   individual be an effective communicator, have a traditional liberal arts background and
   a terminal degree in one of the classic liberal arts programs offered at Washburn.

   Chairperson Roth reported that he and Regent Maag have visited about a search
   consultant for the upcoming presidential search, as previously discussed at the May 9,
   1996 meeting.  Mr. Maag reported that he had identified several search consultant
   firms who would be willing to come to campus, at their expense, to make a
   presentation on the work such firms do and their cost.  He said that he would
   recommend from these several firms A. T. Kearney, Academic Search, and Spencer
   Stuart.  He said he would be asking at least two firms to come at a special meeting on
   June 12, 1996 for a presentation.  He also said that he had been provided information
   from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) identifying
   consultants who would be willing to come to the University's campus to assist the
   Board of Regents in establishing what it believes is required in terms of qualifications
   and characteristics of the next president of Washburn University.  He said he would
   be contacting AASCU for additional information.

   Chairperson Roth reported that he and Mr. Maag had visited and had developed, with
   input from Regents, faculty and others, a "slate" of persons to be appointed as
   members of the search committee indicating that there would be four faculty
   representatives in the new committee versus three in former years and representatives
   also from the Washburn Endowment Association, the Washburn Alumni Association
   and also members from the community at large.  Chairperson Roth presented the
   following slate of persons for appointment to the search committee:  Chairman, Ben
   Blair; faculty representatives, Gary Forbach, Pat Munzer, Allen Easley and Lois
   Rimmer; WEA representatives, Tim Etzel and Marcia Saville; Alumni representatives
   Joyce Alberg and Rick Friedstrom; student representative, WSA President Danielle
   King; and members at large, Judge James Buchele, Gary Cushinberry and Mark Heitz. 
   It was moved and seconded to approve unanimously the slate of nominees for
   appointment to the 1996 presidential search committee.  Motion passed unanimously. 
   Mr. Hackler was instructed to send letters to the members informing them of their
   appointment.

  * Item(s) added to the agenda at the meeting with the consent of the Board.

The meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

                                       ______________________
                                       Kenneth P. Hackler
                                       Secretary, Board of Regents





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