WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
                             BOARD OF REGENTS
                                  MINUTES
                             December 18, 1996
_______________________________________________________________________________

I. Chairperson Roth called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the
   Memorial Union.

II.   Present were:  Mr. Engel, Mr. Ferrell, Mr. Felker, Mr. Maag, Dr. Robinson and Mr.
      Roth.

III.  It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of the November 13, 1996
      meeting as circulated.

IV.   Old Business

   A. Proposed Facilities Use Policy/Rental Rate Changes for the Bradbury Thompson
      Center (BTC)

      Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sheley, and Facilities Coordinator,
      Roxanne Morgan, presented revised proposed guidelines and rental rates for the
      use of the Bradbury Thompson Center.  In her presentation of the proposed
      revisions, Ms. Morgan noted that there isn't a way to compare on a direct basis
      the Bradbury Thompson Center with a facility such as the Topeka Performing Arts
      Center, noting that TPAC has separate fees for security and an event coordinator
      on site, whereas in the case of the Thompson Center that is included in the
      building use fee.

At 7:05 p.m. Mrs. Parks arrived.

      It was moved and seconded to approve the revised guidelines for the Bradbury
      Thompson Center.  Motion passed unanimously.

V. New Business

   A. Washburn's Facilities/Land Master Plan

      Chairperson Roth opened the floor to persons in attendance to comment upon the
      Facilities/Land Master Plan noting that the Board of Regents had received two
      letters on the subject.  Ms. Jan Nuzman, one of the signatories on a letter, said
      that the greater concern that she had was that the proposed move of the existing
      "soccer field" to an area farther west of its present location would move it into a
      drainage area and one which is uneven more than it already is.  She noted that
      not only is the area used as a "soccer field" but also as an outdoor classroom
      area for such things as a golf practice area and so forth.  She also said that she is
      concerned about the proposal with respect to Phase III in the location of housing
      just to the south of the existing tennis courts west of Petro, noting that the
      construction there would take away future growth in the tennis courts.  She also
      noted that the University recently removed four tennis courts which had
      previously existed just west of Whiting Field House.  Helen Hocker, who with Jan
      Nuzman sent a letter to the Board of Regents, said it was her view that the Board
      of Regents needs to look at future growth of the institution - where to place more
      parking, more buildings - and inquired whether the University was considering
      placement of housing on the periphery of the campus noting especially the west
      side of MacVicar.  The Board Chair recognized also faculty representative to the
      Board of Regents, Dr. Tom Wolf, who indicated that he had previously circulated
      to members of the Board of Regents some comments he had received from
      faculty on two issues, one of which is the housing proposal.

      Mr. Leonard Eudaley, staff architect, said that the information from Allen and
      O'Hara showed the inclination to use multi-story construction, versus the single-
      story construction seen earlier, which uses less area than previously thought but
      they didn't have details to know how much less, how much space would in fact
      be used.  Chairperson Roth indicated that the proposed housing sites were those
      areas previously designated by the Board and that if persons would want that to
      be reconsidered by the Board that they should contact a member of the Board to
      change that.  He said he did want to keep all informed and did want to receive
      comments from all.  He reiterated, however, that were there to be a change in the
      proposed housing sites, that it would require a Board member to put it on the
      agenda for a vote.  He concluded that the item at the meeting was on the agenda
      for information only.

   B. Campus Housing

      Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sheley, noted that the institution had
      received one response in response to its request for proposals.  He said he would
      like to have the Board create a committee to negotiate with Allen and O'Hara,
      including one Board member.  Mr. Roth asked whether he had any concern about
      having only one proposal.  Mr. Eudaley indicated that he was of the impression
      that most developers felt that the project was too small to warrant their interest. 
      He said Allen and O'Hara is mostly interested in management and not in
      construction and noted that that company has housing at the University of
      Kansas (Naismith Hall).

      Mr. Engel inquired what it would be that the committee would negotiate, saying
      that as he looked at the materials included with the agenda he sees only a joint
      venture with International University Endowment Association and Allen and
      O'Hara, and a proposal to use revenue bonds which we could also use.  He
      questioned about the policy and the renovation of 40 year old units.  He said that
      he understood he was a new member of the Board and was not involved in
      previous discussions on the issue, but did feel these were areas to be looked at.

      Mr. Eudaley responded that he, too, felt there was not enough detail for him to
      get a handle on the proposal, and Mr. Roth indicated that he was surprised about
      the timing shown in the response to the RFP with respect to a marketing study
      being done after construction.

      Mr. Maag noted that there was another item in that response which had not
      previously been discussed and that was the total management of the other
      University facilities for student housing.

      Mr. Engel indicated he didn't think that the Board or its administration had enough
      information to begin negotiation, mentioning, among other things, whether it
      would be a 30 or 40 year lease, what is going to built, how it's going to be
      financed, and what the management fee would be.  He said he wished the
      proposal were more specific.  He also noted that he had contacted some folks
      who are presently residing in the Allen and O'Hara project in Lawrence, Naismith
      Hall, and noted that the monthly rent is $450 for a nine-month period.

      Following some additional discussion, it was moved and seconded to have the
      Board Secretary write to Allen and O'Hara seeking additional information with
      respect to its response to be evaluated so as to be able  to determine whether the
      Board should enter into negotiations with the firm.  Motion passed unanimously. 
      Members of the Board can send their list of concerns to Mr. Hackler to compile
      with the letter to Allen and O'Hara within the next two weeks.

   C. 1996 NACUBO Endowment Study - Preliminary Report

      This item was on the agenda for information only.

   D. Washburn University Commissioned Armed Police Officers

      Board Chair recognized Dr. Wolf who reiterated he had previously circulated to
      members of the Board some comments he received from faculty expressing
      severe reservations about having armed personnel on the University's campus and
      noted his own concerns, e.g.:  the proposal is not supported by any good
      rationale; no student with whom he has visited supports having armed security
      forces; there doesn't appear to be any evidence supporting the claim that armed
      personnel on the campus serves as a deterrent; and, it's his view, absent
      additional information, that the cost in terms of dollars intellectually outweigh the
      benefits which might be derived.

      Vice President Mosiman responded by noting that the issue of security on the
      campus has been one studied previously and that a security consultant, in the
      form of faculty member Dr. David MacElreath, Chair of the Criminal Justice
      Department, had reviewed the University's security and indicated to President
      Thompson that we needed to bring security to a new and higher level, including
      the addition of officers and moving toward having a police force.  He also noted
      that the University is in the process now of installing a "blue telephone system"
      across the campus for use by persons and a video surveillance system.  He also
      noted that the NCAA requires at each athletic contest two armed officers and
      that, in point of fact, the University has for a number of years now utilized armed
      off-duty police officers to assist in providing security on the campus.  It was
      moved and seconded to authorize the administration to proceed with the
      implementation of the proposal outlined in agenda item V.D.  Motion passed
      unanimously.

   E. Proposed 1997-98 Classified Compensation Schedule for Classified Employees

      It was moved and seconded to approve the proposed Classified Compensation
      Schedule.  Motion passed unanimously.

   F. Insurance Policy Renewals/Cancellations Effective January 1, 1997

      It was moved and seconded to approve the renewal of the insurance policy
      outlined in the agenda item and with the inclusion of the School Board legal
      liability policy information circulated at the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.

   G. Investment Annual Reporting Requirements

      It was moved and seconded to receive the report.  Motion passed unanimously.

   H. Expenditures over $25,000

      1. Replacement of Air Conditioning Chiller - Morgan

         It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of a 270 ton capacity
         replacement chiller machine for Morgan Hall from Trane Company at a cost of
         $102,717.  Motion passed unanimously.

      2. Purchase of Xerox Copier for Service Area

         It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of a Model 5100A
         copier from Xerox in the amount of $29,200.  Motion passed unanimously.

   I. Policies

      1. Proposed Gift Policy and Procedures Manual

         It was moved and seconded to approve the WEA drafted "Gift Policy and
         Procedures Manual" including the delegation of authority to the Washburn
         Endowment Association to receive gifts made to Washburn University and to
         sell marketable securities received as gifts on behalf of the University.  Motion
         passed unanimously.

   J. Personnel

      1. Administrative Personnel

         It was moved and seconded to approve the increase in full time equivalency
         for the administrative position of Administrative Assistant in the International
         Studies/institute for International Program from .80 to 1.00 at an annual basic
         salary of $25,622.  Motion passed unanimously.

   K. Financial Reports

   1. KTWU's Annual Financial Report & Audit for the Period Ended June 30, 1996

      It was moved and seconded to receive the report and audit for KTWU's annual
      financial report audit.  Motion passed unanimously.

   2. Liquidated Claims Approval - October and November, 1996; and 3. Depository
      Security Transactions

      It was moved and seconded to approve the Liquidated Claims and Depository
      Security Transactions set forth in agenda item V.K.2 and 3.  Motion passed
      unanimously.

Miscellaneous:

Chairperson Roth noted there will be a need to change the January 15, 1997 Board of
Regents meeting previously scheduled to another date due to conflict with events involving
the Board of Regents in the search and interview process with presidential candidates.  He
asked Mr. Hackler to outline the schedule for the interview process.  Mr. Hackler indicated
that each of the candidates to be brought onto the campus would be for a two and a half
day period beginning on January 15, 1997 and ending on January 28; that the candidates
would be involved in a "endurance contest" meeting and visiting with a wide variety of
campus constituencies from 7:30 each morning until 9:00 p.m.; and that each of the
constituencies would provide input to the Board of Regents through the Presidential Search
Committee.  He indicated that the Presidential Search Committee has scheduled a meeting
for January 31, 1997 to review the input from the various campus constituencies for
forwarding to the Board of Regents.  Mr. Roth said that he would visit with Mr. Dick
concerning rescheduling of the January meeting, inasmuch as he and Mr. Roth have the
greatest distance to drive.  He said he would also speak with Ben Blair about meeting for
the purpose of selecting the new president.

It was then moved and seconded to recess to Executive Session for a period of 20
minutes to discuss a personnel matter and to reconvene in open session at the conclusion
thereof in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.  Motion passed unanimously.  At 9:15
p.m. the Board recessed to Executive Session in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.

At 9:35 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session.  It was announced that the Board had
been in Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters and that no
action was taken or is to be taken.

It was moved and seconded to adjourn.  The meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

                                       __________________________
                                       Kenneth P. Hackler
                                       Secretary, Board of Regents





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