WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
                             BOARD OF REGENTS
                                  MINUTES
                               July 12, 1995
______________________________________________________________________________

I.  Chairperson Roth called the meeting to order in the Cottonwood Room of the Memorial
    Union at 5:50 p.m.

II. Present were:  Mr. Dick, Mr. Ferrell, Mr. Kimbrough, Mr. Maag, Mrs. Porter and Mr.
    Roth.

It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period not to exceed 10
minutes for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and to reconvene at 6:00 p.m. in
the Cottonwood Room in open session.  Motion passed.  At 5:50 p.m. the Board recessed
into Executive Session.

At 6:00 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Cottonwood Room and recessed
to the pre-meeting dinner.

At 6:50 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Lincoln Room.

III.   Approval of Revised Minutes

    It was moved and seconded to approve the Revised Minutes of the June 21, 1995
    meeting as circulated.  Motion passed.

V.  New Business

    H. Board of Visitors

       President Thompson presented for discussion by members of the Board of Regents
       a proposal to establish a Board of Visitors as outlined in the agenda item.  President
       Thompson indicated that the group is to be advisory in nature and that meetings
       would be tightly structured with an agenda created by the executive board of the
       proposed Board of Visitors.  He indicated that the Board of Regents could also ask
       that the group consider certain items.  President Thompson indicated the item was
       being presented to the Board of Regents at this meeting to get the Board's input on
       the proposal with expectation that it would be brought back to the Board of Regents
       for approval at a subsequent meeting.

       Mr. Roth asked that members of the Board forward specifics to the Secretary to the
       Board, Ken Hackler, who, with the President, can rework the proposal and get
       another draft to the Board.  He asked that that input be provided within the next ten
       days.

    J. Peer institutions

       Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sheley, presented the five schools listed
       in the agenda item as proposed peer institutions for Washburn University.  He
       reported that the five schools identified were obtained through a mathematical
       model developed by the Institutional Research Office at the University of Kansas
       and that the model included full time equivalency students, similar academic
       programs, and size of the area in which the school is located.  By way of example,
       Dr. Sheley noted that the highest enrollment program at Washburn University is
       business and that at the five institutions suggested as peer that also is the highest
       field in which students enrolled, that the faculty full time equivalencies are similar,
       and that the salary paid full time professors for 1993-94 of all five are within a
       $2,000 range.

       Vice President Sheley indicated that, with Board approval, the next step in the
       process is to have President Thompson send a letter to each of the chief executive
       officers of the institutions to determine whether those institutions might be willing
       to serve as peer institutions providing Washburn more detailed information such as
       mission statements, objectives, and so forth.  President Thompson indicated that
       it goes without saying that the University, even if we adopt these institutions as
       peer institutions, will continue to use the three regional institutions in the Kansas
       Board of Regents system as well as Wichita State University as peers.  It was
       moved and seconded to authorize the administration to proceed developing peer
       institutions as indicated by Vice President Sheley.

IV. Old Business

    A. Washburn University Health Insurance Proposals

       Vice President for Administration and Treasurer, Mr. Mosiman, presented the
       agenda item recommending the "Triple Option" proposed by Blue Cross/Blue Shield
       of Kansas as outlined in the agenda item.  Six persons spoke on the issue of the
       proposal.  They were:  Dr. Bill Milner, Dr. Sara Tucker, Mr. Duke Divine, Mr. George
       Bradley, Ms. Pamela Brower, and Mr. Leonard Eudaley.  All six endorsed the
       proposal made to the Board of Regents as it affords employees to make a choice
       about the health insurance coverage they may wish to have at a premium level at
       which they feel they can afford.  All appreciated that the University's existing
       coverage under the shared pay coverage is one of the options.  All indicated they
       wished that the University could pay more towards the coverage offered.

       There was a question about the University's practice when premium refunds are
       paid to the University and to persons paying for family coverage and whether that
       could be set aside in a reserve account.  Vice President Mosiman indicated he had
       visited with the University's accounting firm, Berberich & Trahan, and had been
       informed that it was their opinion that the University could not reserve those funds
       for some future commitment, noting that the reason the City of Topeka can do that
       is because they are a self-insured plan.  It was moved and seconded to authorize
       the administration to negotiate a final agreement with Blue Cross/Blue Shield for
       implementation of the Triple Option plans beginning November 1, 1995 through
       october 21, 1996, with the understanding that if the negotiations yield a plan
       substantially different from the recommendations presented, those
       differences/changes will be presented to the Chairperson for approval prior to the
       award of the contract.  Mr. Mosiman assured the Board that if the premium costs
       were more than projected in the proposal, that certainly would be a matter brought
       to the Board's attention.  Motion passed.

V.  New Business

    A. FY 1995-96 Budget - Approval to Publish

       It was moved and seconded to give the Board of Regents tentative approval of the
       1995-96 Budget as outlined in the agenda item and to authorize the treasurer to
       publish the Notice of Public Hearing as required by Kansas law.  Motion passed.

    B. FY 1996-97 Budget

       Vice President for Administration and Treasurer, Mr. Mosiman, outlined the changes
       in the budget request being made by the Kansas Board of Regents for fiscal year
       1997, incorporating a 2.5% general salary adjustment for employees instead of a
       2% adjustment as originally contemplated.  It was moved and seconded to have the
       administration re-submit its budget request for FY '97 Budget to the Kansas Board
       of Regents following the revised Kansas Board of Regents guidelines including a
       2.5% general salary adjustment for employees.  Motion passed.

    C. Funding Request by WU to WEA

       It was moved and seconded to authorize the administration to request a sum
       totaling $85,664 from Washburn Endowment Association for salaries and wages
       for the positions enumerated in the agenda item and to approve the transfer of
       $85,664 from Account #01-78597 implementing the expenditures requested in the
       event the request is granted by the WEA.  Motion passed.

       As adopted by the Board of Regents, the following positions and salary amounts
       were established for FY '96:  Interim Director of University Relations salary of
       $14,964; a one-year University Relations position of $24,000; release time for
       Professor Wunder to serve as a special assistant to President Thompson for
       marketing activities; and, 2.5 FTE security dispatcher positions at an annual 1.0 FTE
       salary of $17,000.

    D. Personnel

       1.   It was moved and seconded to approve, effective August 15, 1995, the
            appointment of Robert Soppelsa as Acting Director of the Mulvane Art Museum
            at a supplemental salary of $1,000 per month and Judith Lennox as Assistant
            to the Acting Director of the Mulvane Art Museum at a salary per month of
            $1,200 until June 30, 1996 or when a suitable candidate is employed for the
            Director of the Mulvane Art Museum position, whichever first occurs.  Motion
            passed.

       2. & 5.  Faculty Personnel

         It was moved and seconded to increase the contract amount for position line
         #33000-19-2 by the amount of $360 (Margaret Anschutz) and position line
         #17500-12-2 by $300 (David Van Cleaf) due to departmental calculating errors
         in annual basic salary.  Motion passed unanimously.

       3.Administrative Personnel

         It was moved and seconded to approve the appointment of Jeanne Hoferer as
         Acting Director of University Relations/Alumni Director, effective July 1, 1995,
         at an annual basic salary of $50,000; and the appointment of Janet Degginger
         as the Interim Athletic Director, effective July 1, 1995, at an annual basic salary
         of $61,260.  Motion passed.

       4.Faculty Personnel

         It was moved and seconded to approve the appointment of Dr. Gene Wunder
         as Special Assistant to the President effective immediately, granting Professor
         Wunder a 1/4 time release time from his faculty duties as a professor in the
         School of Business.  Motion passed.

    E. Expenditures over $25,000

       1.Equipment Acquisition for new KTWU Building

         It was moved and seconded to approve the award of a contract to Design Lab
         of Kansas City, Missouri in the amount of $53,165 for a non-linear video editing
         system (Media 100) all as detailed in the agenda item.  Motion passed.

    F. Financial Reports

       1.George E. Ramskill Estate Bequest

         It was moved and seconded to accept the report of Vice President for University
         Advancement, Darvin C. Hawley, concerning the distribution of funds from the
         George E. Ramskill estate as detailed in the agenda item.  Motion passed.

       2.   Depository Security Transactions, 3.  Public Fund Investments, &  4.  Liquidated
            Claims Approval

         It was moved and seconded to approve the financial reports as detailed in the
         agenda item.  Motion passed.

    G. 1995-96 Meeting Schedule

       Chairperson Roth presented the proposed meeting schedule for fiscal year 1996
       outlining the meeting dates for the Washburn Board of Regents for the year.  It was
       noted that the August 15, 1995 meeting is the general faculty meeting of the
       University and is not a business meeting for the Board.  No formal action was taken
       on the proposed meeting schedule, but it was the consensus of the group that
       meetings would occur on the dates scheduled unless otherwise notified.

    I. Investment Policies

       Vice President for Administration, Mr. Mosiman, circulated information
       supplementing the agenda item concerning the investment policies of the University,
       noting that this information had not been included with the agenda item through
       inadvertence.  It was moved and seconded to place the investment policies item on
       the July 26 agenda.  Motion passed.

It was moved and seconded to adjourn.  Motion passed.  The Board of Regents meeting
adjourned at 8:36 p.m.

         _________________________________
         Kenneth P. Hackler
         Secretary, Board of Regents





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