WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
BOARD OF REGENTS
July 26, 1995
I. Chairperson Roth called the meeting to order in the Kansas Room of the Memorial
Union at 4:10 p.m.
II. Present were: Mr. Ferrell, Mr. Kimbrough, Mrs. Parks, Mrs. Porter and Mr. Roth.
III. Approval of Minutes
It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of the July 12, 1995 meeting
as circulated. Motion passed.
IV. 1995-96 Budget and Public Hearing
It was moved and seconded to approve the 1995-96 Budget and to direct that it be
filed subsequently with the appropriate agencies. Chairman Roth asked for public
comment. No comments or questions were raised. The motion passed.
V. Old Business
A. Investment Policies
Mr. Ferrell inquired as to the status of the class action suit against KPMG Peat
Marwick. Mr. Mosiman circulated the most recent copy of a letter from the
attorneys and stated that things were moving ahead and that the first settlement
should arrive early in 1996. Board members may call Mr. Mosiman for additional
information and he will keep the Board informed of the progress of the case.
VI. New Business
A. Expenditures over $25,000
1.Contract Awards--Street/Parking Lots
It was moved and seconded to approve the award of a contract to Andrews
Asphalt and Construction in the amount of $102,000 and to Bettis Asphalt and
Construction in the amount of $31,800 for several street/parking lot projects, all
as detailed in the agenda item. Motion passed.
2.Purchase of X-Terminals
It was moved and seconded to purchase 37 X-terminals for use in five
departments from Tektronix, Inc., all as detailed in the agenda item. Motion passed.
B. Masters in Criminal Justice
It was moved and seconded to approve the proposal for the establishment of the
degree program for a Masters in Criminal Justice as recommended by Dr. Sheley. The
program was approved by the University Council and is recommended by the General
Faculty. The program would commence in the Fall semester of 1996, pending the
approval of the Kansas Board of Regents. Police Chief Beavers stated his strong
support for the establishment of the degree program. Motion passed.
Mayor Felker arrived at the meeting at 4:26 p.m.
* C.Personnel Items
Dr. Sheley circulated three additional items for the agenda:
1.Increase contract for position #295001-21-0 (Dr. Judy Diffley) in the amount
of $1,204 to correct an error in calculation.
2.Transfer $2,936 from #39000-21-0 to #39000-02-1 to hire Baili Zhang as the
new Assistant to the Director of the International Center.
3.Create a new position line #33000-52-2 to hire a part-time, one semester
instructor (Mary Ellen Sable) in the School of Nursing.
It was moved and seconded to approve all three items. Motion passed.
* D. Gerald Michaud Gift--"Wings of Freedom" Bronze Sculpture
Dr. Thompson circulated the agenda item requesting approval to accept the bronze
sculpture "Wings of Freedom" from Gerald Michaud. The acceptance is subject to
having funds for a base, lighting and landscaping. Dr. Thompson reported that the
Campus Beautification Committee is considering three locations for the sculpture
and would consult with the artist prior to placement. It was moved and seconded
to accept the gift from Mr. Michaud pending funding availability for the base,
lighting and landscaping. Motion passed.
It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period not to exceed one
hour for the purpose of discussing personnel matters and to reconvene at 5:37 p.m. in open
session in the Kansas Room. Motion passed.
At 5:30 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Kansas Room.
Dr. Thompson requested input from Board members with regard to the position currently being
advertised for the half-time Director of the Institute for Community Partnership, particularly
with regard to the relationship of the University with the Neighborhood Improvement
It was moved and seconded to adjourn. Motion passed. The Board of Regents meeting
adjourned at 5:35 p.m.
Carol Lyon Vogel
Asst.Secretary, Board of Regents