WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
                             BOARD OF REGENTS
                                  MINUTES
                               July 9, 1997
       ____________________________________________________________

I. Chairperson Parks called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the
   Memorial Union.

II.  Present were:  Mr. Dick, Mr. Engel, Mr. Ferrell, Mr. Maag, Mrs. Parks, Mrs. Porter, Mr.
     Roth and Mrs. Wagnon.

Chairperson Parks noted that the meeting was the first for her as chairperson and for Dr.
Farley as president and said she looks forward to working with all members of the Board
of Regents and others to move the University into the new millennium.  Faculty
representative, Dr. Tom Wolf, said that he and Dr. Eck, on behalf of members of the
University's faculty, would like to welcome Dr. Farley to the University as its President and
that all look forward to working with him and with Ms. Parks as the new Chair.

III. It was moved and seconded to approve the Revised Minutes of the June 11, 1997
     meeting as mailed with the agenda packet.  Motion passed unanimously.

IV.  New Business

   A.Action Items:

     1. FY 1998 Budget - Approval to Publish

        It was moved and seconded to tentatively approve the 1997-98 budget as
        outlined in the agenda item and to authorize the Treasurer to publish the notice
        of public hearing as required by state law.  Motion passed unanimously.

        President Farley extended his congratulations to Vice President Mosiman and
        his staff for wrapping up fiscal year 1997 by July 2, noting that it is a
        remarkable achievement to do so that soon following close of the fiscal year.

The Board also was provided an additional information item which was the KTWU Final
Financial Report for FY 1997.  Members of the Board of Regents expressed their
appreciation and congratulations to KTWU General Manager, Dr. Dale Anderson, for
successfully cutting expenditures and raising funding for the station for the fiscal year just
closed.  In conjunction with the KTWU financial report, Vice President Sheley noted that
Dr. Dale Anderson will be retiring from the University at the end of December 1997, noting
that Dr. Anderson is "Mr. KTWU".

   It was moved and seconded to approve the agenda items IV.A.2.,3. and 4.  Motion
   passed unanimously.  As approved by the Board of Regents:

     2. Eminentes Universitatis Nomination for Doris J. Slocum
     3. Financial Reports
     a. Liquidated Claims Approval
     b. Depository Security Transactions
     c. Public Fund Investments
     4. Personnel - Faculty

     The Board approved the award of the designation Eminentes Universitatis for
     Doris J. Slocum; approved the Liquidated Claims, Depository Security
     Transactions and Public Fund Investments provided in the agenda; and, approved
     part-time faculty status from full-time for Kevin Kellim in the Music Department
     for the 1997-98 academic year, the appointment of Glenda Taylor as chair of the
     Art Department for 1997-98 with an increase of $4,036, and increased salary
     for Patricia Munzer as chair of the Allied Health Department in the amount of
     $2,500.

President Farley noted he had been on the campus for nine days now, noting that it was great
to walk around the campus and be a part of it, noting that he and Mrs. Farley had spent some
nine hours at the Washburn booth at the Go Fourth celebration.  He said it was wonderful to
hear people talking about Washburn University and their experiences, all positive, and noting
that it's been a lot of fun so far.  He reported that he had spent time with the editorial board
of The Topeka Capital Journal, met with representatives of the area television stations, met
with the Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas Board of Education and soon will be meeting
with Governor Graves.  He said he's also been meeting with members of the senior staff,
noting he'd already met with Vice President Sheley and Athletics Director Loren Ferré.  He
said he's also met with members of the Ichabod Club and finds they're enthusiasm exciting.

It was moved and seconded to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 7:18 p.m.

     _________________________________
     Kenneth P. Hackler
     Secretary, Board of Regents





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