December 15, 1999


I. Call to Order

Chairperson Blair called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.

II. Roll Call

Present were: Mr. Blair, Mr. Dick, Mr. Engel, Mr. Goossen, Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Parks and Mr. Roth.

III. Approval of Minutes of November 17, 1999 meeting as circulated

It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of the November 17, 1999 Board meeting as circulated. Motion passed unanimously. It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting of November 17, 1999. Motion passed

IV. Officer Reports

A. Chair's Report


B. President's Report

President Farley announced that the Fall 1999 semester graduation ceremonies would be taking place in Lee Arena of the Petro Allied Health Center this Friday evening. The Washburn Alumni Association will be hosting a reception following the ceremonies in Room 120 of Petro Allied Health Center. He said there will be approximately 272 fall graduates.

Dr. Farley reported that two weeks ago the University held its annual High Q competition for high schools across the state of Kansas. He said 104 of the 107 entries participated in the contest. Each team had four to seven students and one or more coaching staff. He said the field of teams for the televised competition has been narrowed to sixteen teams. He said only three or four of the sixteen are repeat competitors.

Dr. Farley announced that the Clyde Hill legislative interns have been identified for the 2000 Kansas Legislature. They are: Tara Cunningham, Abbie McCllelan, Melissa Ruggero, Jeremy Sisson and Dean Zajic.

He said that the University recently planted trees just south of Bradbury Thompson Center. These were 21 Bradford Pear Trees relocated from Westridge Mall. He said the mall owners were making improvements on its site and needed to remove the trees and offered them to the University in connection with the Trees for the Millenium project. He said the addition of the 21 trees on the University's campus was made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Ruth Fink.

Finally, he reported that the University last week entered into an agreement with the Supreme Court of Paraguay. This is an exchange program between the Paraguayan Supreme Court and the University's School of Law.

C. Treasurer's Report

It was moved and seconded to approve the 1. KTWU Audit Report for the Year Ended June 30, 1999 and the 2. Liquidated Claims Approval - November 1999 and the 3. Public Fund Investments set forth in the agenda items of the report section. Motion passed.

V. New Business

A. Action Items

1. Living Learning Center Project - site demolition and rough grading; and

2. Living Learning Center Project - fire protection and water service relocation

It was moved and seconded to ratify the Chair's approval of the issuance of contracts outlined in agenda items V.A.1. and 2. Motion passed unanimously.

By its action, the Board ratified the award of a contract to Hermann's Excavating in the amount of $63,665.00 for site demolition, rough grading and preparation for construction of the LLC and the contract for Young's Inc. in the amount of $36,357.00 for connection of new water services and fire protection for the Memorial Union and International House.

3. Living Learning Center Project - Authorization to Bid

It was moved and seconded to authorize the administration to solicit bids for the Living/Learning Center Project with the proviso that the contract documents be approved by the Chair and Vice-Chair. Motion passed unanimously.

4. Online and Distance Education Tuition Proposal

It was moved and seconded to approve the Online and Distance Education Tuition proposed in the agenda item. Motion passed unanimously.

As approved by the Board, tuition rates for online courses are: $135 per credit hour for undergraduate and $175 per credit hour for graduate enrollment.


5. Personnel

a. Personnel Actions - Administrative Staff

It was moved and seconded to approve the appointment of Mr. Thomas C. Yang as Director of Physical Plant at an annual basic salary of $68,000 effective January 3, 2000. Motion passed unanimously.

b. Faculty Personnel - Zastro, Zhang

It was moved and seconded to approve the appointment of Ron Zastrow as full time lecturer in the Theater Department for the Spring 2000 semester and the grant of a one year leave of absence without pay to Dr. Yuehua Zhang. Motion passed unanimously.

6. Renewal of Insurance Policies

It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of policies as shown on the schedule of insurance policy renewals to agenda V.A.6. Motion passed unanimously.



Policy Type Insurance Company Premiums

General Liability Royal Insurance Co. $ 67,221

Excess Indemnity (Umbrella) Chubb Insurance Co. 16,250

Auto Liability Royal Insurance Co. 19,263

Boiler Machinery Policy Hartford Steam Boiler 7,185

Workers Compensation Superior National Insurance Co. 119,588

Fine Arts Flater St. Paul Insurance 5,938

Educator Legal Liability United Educators Risk Retention Group 28,620

Student Professional Liability Maginnis & Associates 16,143

Blanket Fidelity Bond Hartford Insurance 6,008

Security Guard Liability Scottsdale Insurance 20,105

B. Consent Agenda

It was moved and seconded to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion passed unanimously.

1. Telephone Switch Maintenance Contract

Approval of the Consent Agenda approved the award of a one-year contract to American Telephone, Inc. in the amount of $27,600 effective December 30, 1999 for maintenance of the University's telephone switch.

It was moved and seconded to adjourn. Motion passed. The meeting adjourned at 6:58 p.m.


Kenneth P. Hackler

Secretary, Board of Regents


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