WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
BOARD OF REGENTS
R E V I S E D MINUTES
June 11, 1997
I. Chairperson Roth called the meeting of the Board of Regents to order at 7:04 p.m. in
the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.
II. Present were: Mr. Dick, Mr. Engel, Mr. Ferrell, Mr. Maag, Mrs. Parks, Dr. Robinson
and Mr. Roth.
III. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes of the May 14, 1997 meeting as
circulated. Motion passed unanimously.
IV. Old Business
A. FY 1999 Budget Submittal to the State Board of Regents
It was moved and seconded to approve the submittal to the Kansas Board of
Regents as shown in the agenda item. Motion passed unanimously.
A. Action Items:
It was moved and seconded to approve items V.A.2., 3.a., 4.a. & b., 5., 6. and 8.
Motion passed unanimously.
As approved by the Board of Regents:
2. Soft Drink Service Bids-Contract
The University will contract with Pepsi-Cola of Topeka for a five-year period from July 1,
1997 through June 30, 2002 as Pepsi being a semi-exclusive supplier.
3. Expenditures over $25,000
a. Henderson Learning Resources Center Re-roofing
Approval of a change order in the amount of $29,074.00 to include alternative #2 and
alternate #3 in the contract for HLRC Re-roofing to Apex Roofing of Topeka.
4. Financial Reports
a. Liquidated Claims Approval, and, b. Public Fund Investments
Liquidated Claims and Public Fund Investments approved as shown in the agenda
5. KSDOE Equipment Grant Proposal
Board approval of a request to the Kansas State Dept. of Education for a technology
equipment grant in the amount of $169,067 to be matched 50% by University funds in
the amount of $84,534.
6. Faculty Personnel
The appointment of Dr. Cliff Roberson as Associate Professor in the Dept. of Criminal
Justice at an annual basic salary of $37,020; the appointment of Rick Ellis as Chair of the
Dept. of Human Services; unpaid sabbatical leave for Diane McMillen for the Fall 1997
semester; the appointment of Patricia Munzer as Chair of the Dept. of Allied Health; the
appointment of Fred Besthorn in the Dept. of Human Services for the Fall 1997 semester
at a salary level for the semester of $14,100; accept the resignation of John Hunter as
chairperson of the Dept. of Art & Theatre Arts; the appointment of Glenda Taylor as
acting chair of Art and Paul Prece as acting chair for Theatre Arts with an additional
stipend for chair duties of $2,000; accept the resignation of Kirk Johnson; the
appointment of Larry Halford as acting chair for the Dept. of Sociology/Anthropology, also
with a stipend of $2,000 for serving as acting chair; unpaid one year sabbatical leave for
David Jervis; and, Cindy Horchem will change from full-time to part-time faculty.
8. Proposed Meeting Dates, FY 1998
Board adoption of the proposed meeting dates for fiscal year 1998 as set for in the
1. Bradbury Thompson Center Basement Project
It was moved and seconded to approve the finishing of the basement at the Bradbury
Thompson Center at a projected project cost of $77,000, of which $55,300 will come
from Washburn University. Motion passed. It was moved and seconded to approve the
award of a contract to Bob Florence, Contractor, Inc. for the application of International
Cellulos K-13"fc" in the amount of $25,669 for the Convocation Hall Ceiling.
Mayor Wagnon arrived at 7:30 p.m.
7. Campus Beautification - Master Plan
It was moved and seconded to approve the proposed campus beautification master plan.
Motion passed unanimously. The Board requested that, at the next meeting, the
administration present a list of ten projects with estimated costs in priority order
implementing the master plan. The cost projections also should include the estimated
cost of establishment, maintenance and long term maintenance for each of the projects.
* Sports Broadcasts
It was moved and seconded to authorize the administration to contract with Midland
Broadcasters, Inc. for the purchase of air time for broadcasting the University's football and
basketball athletic contests for the 1997-98 fiscal year in an amount of approximately
$37,940. Motion passed unanimously.
* Scorer Tables
It was moved and seconded to approve the request of the Dept. of Athletics to borrow
$10,000 from the University to contract for the purchase of scorer tables from SignCo at a
cost of $42,500. Motion passed unanimously.
* Item(s) added to the agenda at the meeting with the consent of the Board.
B. Information Items
1. Program Review Summary Sheets
The Board of Regents received the Program Review Summary Sheets as presented by Dr.
2. Item removed from the agenda by the Board Chair.
It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing a personnel
matter for a period not to exceed 30 minutes and to reconvene in the Kansas Room of the Memorial
Union at 8:25 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. At 7:55 p.m. the Board recessed to Executive
Session in the Cottonwood Room of the Memorial Union.
At 8:24 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.
Chairperson Roth reported that no action had been taken and that the Board had been in Executive
Session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters.
The nominating committee nominated Blanche Parks to be Chair of the Washburn Board and Vice
President Mosiman to serve as Treasurer and Mr. Hackler to serve as Secretary. There were no
other nominations. The vote for each was unanimous.
It was moved and seconded to adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.
Kenneth P. Hackler
Secretary, Board of Regents