WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
BOARD OF REGENTS
September 24, 1994
I. Chairperson Ferrell called the meeting of the Board of Regents to
order at 8:32 a.m. in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union. Present
were: Messrs. Ferrell, Felker, Kimbrough, Maag and Roth; Mrs. Hines,
Mrs. Parks and Mrs. Porter.
The Board then commenced its Retreat schedule beginning with the
introduction of the Executive Director of the Kansas Board of Regents, Dr.
Steve Jordan; the Executive Director of the Kansas Association of Community
Colleges, Dr. Merle Hill; and, the Commissioner of Education for the State
of Kansas, Dr. Lee Droegemueller. The three presented information
concerning the future of post-secondary education in Kansas. No action was
taken by the Board of Regents.
The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Washburn Endowment
Association, Keith Bossler, and a consultant on fund raising/development,
Jack Miller, were introduced to members of the Board of Regents. The two
made a presentation concerning issues facing the Washburn Endowment
Association and the University as the transition from passive fund manager
to active fund raiser by WEA is made. No action was taken by the Board of
The Board recessed to lunch and business meeting in the Lincoln Room of the
Memorial Union at 11:50 a.m.
III. Approval of Minutes
It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of the August 24,
1994 meeting as circulated. Motion passed.
IV. New Business
A. Alumni/Convocation Center - Award of Contracts
It was moved and seconded to authorize the administration to
negotiate with Murray and Sons Construction for the
Alumni/Convocation Center construction contract based upon column
2 of Exhibit 2 to the agenda item circulated at the meeting and to
authorize the Chairperson of the Board to execute said contract.
Motion passed unanimously.
B. Washburn University Retirement Plan
It was moved and seconded to approve the amendment to the
University's plan document as shown in the agenda item IV.B.
Motion passed unanimously.
The amendment approved by the Board of Regents to the University's
Retirement Plan is as follows:
"4.1 Fund Sponsors/Funding Vehicles. Plan Contributions are
invested in one or more of the Funding Vehicles available to
participants under this Plan. The Fund Sponsors and their Funding
Vehicles are as follows:
A. Teachers Insurance and
Annuity Association (TIAA)
TIAA Retirement Annuity
B. College Retirement Equities
Money Market Account
Bond Market Account
Social Choice Account
Global Equities Account
Equity Index Account
The Institution's current selection of Fund sponsors and Funding
Vehicles is not intended to limit future additions or deletions of
Fund Sponsor and Funding Vehicles. Any additional Accounts
offered by TIAA-CREF will be made available automatically to
Participants under this Plan unless the Institution elects
C. Possible Sale of Osborne Farm & Bennett Property
It was moved and seconded to ratify the real estate purchase
agreement by and between Washburn University as seller and Inter-
banc Consultants, Inc. et al executive by Chairperson Ferrell.
D. Law Journal Printing Contract
It was moved and seconded to award the contract for printing three
issues of the Washburn Law Journal to Joe Christenson, Inc. in the
contract amount of $28,500. Motion passed.
E. General Assessment Services
It was moved and seconded to approve payment of the General
Assessment Service of PBS in the amount of $85,816.17. Motion
F. Purchases over $25,000
1. X-Ray Machine and Film Processor
It was moved and seconded to award contract to Clayton X-Ray
Company for the purchase of an Energized X-ray Machine and Film
Processor in the amount of $41,828 contingent upon receipt of
grant funds from the Carl Perkins Program Improvement Grant.
G. Financial Reports
It was moved and seconded to approve items G.1. through 6. as
circulated with the Board of Regents agenda. Motion passed.
H. Health Care Plan
It was moved and seconded to renew the University's Health Plan
with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas at the proposed modified
rates effective November 1, 1994. Motion passed.
I. Student Advising - ACT
It was moved and seconded to approve the policy requiring students
to submit the ACT within 24 hours of admission. Motion passed.
Policy approved is as follows:
ACT scores are used in advising and placement only. Scores are
not used in the general university admissions policy.
Degree seeking students entering Washburn University with fewer
than 24 college credit hours must submit ACT scores.
Students with more than 24 college hours are encouraged, but not
required, to submit ACT scores.
Students who enter with less than 24 credit hours may enroll
without ACT scores on file, but they must complete this
requirement prior to completing any further registration or
Students who have been out of school for a time may submit past
ACT score results so long as the scores are no more than five
Students may set up a testing time with the University Counseling
and Testing Center.
J. Administrative Personnel
It was moved and seconded to improve the employment of Dr. Floyd
Goodwyn as the Director of Learning Enhancement/Associate
Professor at an annual basic salary of $63,000. Motion passed
Members of the Board of Regents returned to the schedule for the Retreat
and took a tour of the neighborhoods to the north and east of the
University's campus, and toured Carnegie Hall and Mabee Library and a suite
in Carruth and West Halls.
Dr. Cohen made a presentation concerning the goals and objectives of the
institution and summarizing program review results from the program reviews
conducted in fiscal year 1994.
At 4:04 p.m. the meeting of the Board of Regents adjourned.
Kenneth P. Hackler, Secretary, Board of