WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
                             BOARD OF REGENTS
                                  MINUTES
                             December 17, 1997
       _____________________________________________________________
  
  I.   Chairperson Parks called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. in the Kansas Room
       of the Memorial Union.
  
  II.  Present were:  Mr. Craig, Mr. Engel, Mr. Ferrell, Mrs. Parks and Mr. Roth.
  
  III. It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of the November 14, 1997
       meeting as mailed.  Motion passed unanimously.
  
  Chairperson Parks recognized Ms. Patricia Renn-Scanlan, who had asked, through
  the faculty representative, Dr. Wolf, to express her appreciation.  Ms. Renn-Scanlan
  thanked the "entire Washburn family" for all the kindnesses extended to her and to
  her daughter during her illness two years ago, expressly recognizing Nancie Palmer
  in the Social Work Department, Rachel Vucas in Mabee Library, and Linda Mitchell
  and her husband, Judge Mitchell, for their support during and following her serious
  illness.  She voiced gratitude for all those at Washburn University for the support
  they gave her then.
  
  IV.  President's Report
  
       President Farley reported that the 15th annual High Q was held on the
       University's campus December 6 with 115 high schools represented with
       approximately 720 students in attendance.  He said the High Q competition
       narrowed the field of 115 schools to 16 for participating in the televised CBS-
       13 competition which will be broadcast from January to about May and re-
       broadcast on KTWU.  He noted that the competition was started by Regent
       Engel while he was a member of the University's staff.  In response to a query
       from Dr. Farley, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sheley, said this is the
       largest high school quiz bowl in America.
  
       President Farley reported that the University has purchased a television
       program, to be edited to fit our needs, entitled Road to College.  He said this
       program will provide advice to college-bound students with respect to the
       benefits provided to taxpayers following the passage of the Taxpayers Relief
       Act of 1997, including the Hope Scholarship.  He said there will be a call-in
       show following the program and the University will have a CPA, who is a local
       graduate, provide technical advice.  He said that the Taxpayer Relief Act and
       the higher education provisions will have a great impact equal to that of the GI
       Bill if it works like people think it will.
  
  Mrs. Porter arrived at 6:17 p.m.
  
       President Farley reported that the University's Clyde Hill Legislative Internship
       Program has selected six scholar students to participate in the program in the
       spring 1998 semester.  He noted this program was funded by gift and a
       bequest from Clyde Hill, a Washburn alum and former Speaker of the House of
       Representatives, for the benefit of our students.
  
       He reported that 15 nursing students were recently admitted to a national
       nursing honorary society and 7 students in the Psychology program were
       admitted to a national honorary society in Psychology.  He reported that the
       student organization on campus known as Blue Key recently had a prayer
       breakfast on December 12 featuring Lt. Gov. Gary Scherrer.  There were some
       80 persons in attendance.
  
  Mayor Wagnon arrived at 6:20 p.m.
  
       Dr. Farley said that this Saturday, December 20, the Nursing School will be
       holding its pinning ceremony for graduating nurses at 10:30 a.m. in White
       Concert Hall.  There will be 42 persons graduating.  He reported that the chair
       of the HPEES, Bill Sparks, recently received a distinguished service award from
       the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education.
  
       Dr. Farley reported that the University initiated contact with the Shawnee
       Heights School District following the partial destruction of its gym floor by act
       of vandalism.  Last Friday was the first home game for the Shawnee Heights
       Thunderbirds in Lee Arena.  In other athletic accomplishments, Dr. Farley
       reported that 19 football players were named to the All Conference or All
       District All Academic Team; 6 volleyball players were named to the All
       Academic Team; and 1 volleyball player named to the All District All Academic
       Team.  He said 46 student athletes were on the Athletic Director's honor roll
       last spring with a grade point average of 3.5 or greater, 16 of whom had a GPA
       of 4.0.  He said over 50% of the student athletes who participate in athletics
       have a 3.0 average and the average GPA for all student athletes participating in
       the athletics program is above 3.0.
  
       He circulated a handout identifying activities and meeting in which he has
       participated in the past month, highlighting verbally a meeting with the
       Shawnee County Legislative Delegation collectively and individually, noting that
       he participated in a hearing before the Shawnee County Legislative Delegation
       last week which resulted in a front page story in the Topeka Capital Journal on
       the University's proposed library expansion for Mabee Library.
  
       He said he recently participated as a panelist in a higher education conference
       held in Florida.  He noted that participants on the panel included the president
       of the University of Florida, the past president of the University of Michigan,
       the chief fiscal officer of Yale University, and the chief general counsel for the
       U. S. Department of Education.
  
       He reported that the University held a recognition ceremony for graduates of
       the institution who have completed as of the end of this semester course
       requirements for the award of degree.  He said there were 150 persons on
       stage along with administrators and Regents Parks and Engel and some 1,500
       persons in the audience.  He reported that he has asked that the graduation
       committee expand the December ceremony to include a ceremony like that in
       spring complete with academic regalia.
  
       Finally, he noted that the preceding Sunday, December 14, the University held
       its annual Vespers program in White Concert Hall followed by the University
       Holiday Party for all of its staff.  He reported that more than 1,000 of the
       University's employees and their families were in attendance.  He said this is a
       tremendous program for the University.
  
  Chairperson Parks likewise commended Prof. Sparks for his award, the Athletics
  Department for their accomplishments academically and also the success which has
  been enjoyed by the University's High Q program.
  
  It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session in the Cottonwood
  Room for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and to reconvene in open
  session at 6:50 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.
  
  The Board recessed to Executive Session at 6:31 p.m.  At 6:50 p.m. the Board
  reconvened in open session.  It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive
  Session in the Cottonwood Room for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter
  and to reconvene in open session in the Kansas Room at 6:55 p.m.
  
  At 6:55 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Kansas Room of the
  Memorial Union.  It was moved and seconded to appoint Mr. John A. Moore, Jr. as
  the Vice President for Administration and Treasurer of the University at an annual
  basic salary of $100,000 and benefits eligibility immediately with a starting date
  not later than January 31, 1998.  Motion passed unanimously.
  
  It was moved and seconded to authorize President Farley to negotiate with the
  present Vice President for Administration and Treasurer, Mr. Louis E. Mosiman, to
  continue in such capacity until January 31, 1998.  Motion passed unanimously.
  
  V.   A.Action Items
  
       2.   Documents Necessary for Vice President for Administration & Treasurer
            Transition
  
            It was moved and seconded to approve a Certificate of Authority with
            Capital City Bank, Corporation Authorization Resolution with Central
            National Bank, Corporate Authorization Resolution with Mercantile Bank,
            and Certificate of Corporate Authorization to Transfer - General
            Authorization reflecting the appointment of John A. Moore, Jr. as Vice
            President for Administration and Treasurer effective January 31, 1998. 
            Motion passed unanimously.
  
         3. Expenditures over $25,000
  
         a. Television Transmitter Purchase
  
              It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of one Larcan
              TTP44MH Television Transmitter and spare parts from LDL
              Communications in the amount of $510,515.00.  Motion passed
              unanimously.
  
       B.Consent Agenda
  
         It was moved and seconded to approve the items on the consent agenda as
         presented.  Motion passed unanimously.
  
         As approved by the Board of Regents:
  
         1. Insurance Policy Renewals/Cancellations Effective January 1, 1998
  
            The University is authorized to order the insurance policies outlined in the
            agenda item: auto liability/comprehensive collision from Royal Insurance
            Company; non-owned aircraft liability from Air - National Union; boiler
            machinery policy from Hartford Steam Boiler; worker's compensation
            from Royal Insurance Company; a fine art floater from St. Paul company;
            educator legal liability from United Educators Risk Retention Group;
            student professional liability policy from the St. Paul company; the
            comprehensive blanket fidelity bond through the Hartford company; the
            security guard liability from the Scottsdale company; all to be ordered
            through AON Insurance Brokers and the Independent Insurance Agents of
            Topeka .
  
         2. KTWU Audit Report for the Year Ended June 30, 1997;  3.  Depository
            Security Transactions;  4. Public Fund Investments; and,  5. Liquidated
            Claims Approval
  
            Also approved was the financial and audit report from Berberich Trahan
            on KTWU, the Depository Security Transactions, Public Fund
            Investments and Liquidated Claims Approval as specified.
  
  It was moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session in the Kansas Room for
  the purpose of discussing a personnel matter and to reconvene in open session in
  the Kansas Room at 7:20 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.  The Board recessed
  to Executive Session at 7:03 p.m.
  
  At 7:20 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session in the Kansas Room.  It was
  moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing a
  personnel matter and to reconvene in open session in the Kansas Room at 7:30
  p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.
  
  At 7:30 p.m., the Board reconvened in open session in the Kansas Room. 
  Chairperson Parks announced that the Board had been in Executive Session for the
  purpose of discussing a personnel matter and that no action had been taken.
  
  It was moved and seconded to adjourn.  Motion passed unanimously.  The Board of
  Regents meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
  
         _______________________
         Kenneth P. Hackler
         Secretary, Board of Regents
  




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