WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA
BOARD OF REGENTS
November 15, 199
I. Chairperson Roth called the meeting of the Board of Regents to order at 7:07 p.m. in
the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.
II. Present were: Mr. Dick, Mr. Felker, Mr. Ferrell, Mr. Maag, Mrs. Parks, Mrs. Porter,
Mr. Roth and Mr. Sabatini.
III. Approval of Minutes
It was moved and seconded to approve the Minutes of the October 21, 1995
meeting as circulated. Motion passed unanimously.
V. New Business
A. Washburn University Refunding Bonds - Series 1995, $2,220,000
It was moved and seconded to approve Resolution 1995-1 authorizing and
directing the issuance of $2,235,000 aggregate principle amount of General
Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 1995, for the purpose providing funds to
refund the University's outstanding General Obligation Bond, Series 1990 and a
portion of its General Obligation Bond, Series 1992. Motion passed
* D.1994-95 Audit Reports - Berberich, Trahan & Co., P.A.
Vice President Mosiman introduced John Berberich, principal of Berberich,
Trahan & Co., P.A., who made a presentation of the audits performed by the
firm for 1994-95. Mr. Berberich distributed a handout summarizing the review
of the 1995 audit results. It was moved and seconded to accept the 1994-95
audit reports and to appoint the firm of Berberich, Trahan & Co., P.A. to perform
the 1995-96 audits. Motion passed unanimously.
* C.Update on Karlyle Woods Biological Field Station Report
Vice President Mosiman introduced Leonard Eudaley, staff architect for the
University, who made a presentation updating the Board on the progress on the
Karlyle Woods Biological Field Station project. Mr. Eudaley reported that the
University is seeking a conditional use permit under the City/County zoning
ordinances and that he expects that the process will be completed in late January
allowing a February start date for construction of a field station. Mr. Eudaley noted
that the University will be required to give additional right-of-way to the County for
roads on the West and North of the premises. It was moved and seconded to
approve submission of a plat indicating the requested right-of-way. Motion passed
* Items moved up in sequence at the meeting with the consent of the Board.
B. Goals; Priority Setting
President Thompson introduced the University's Director of Institutional Research,
Al Dickes, for some background material. Mr. Dickes circulated to the Board of
Regents: Economic Impact of Washburn University; Washburn University Economic
Impact of Washburn Alumni Kansas Residents Additional State Taxes Paid; and
Washburn University Environmental Analysis Assumptions, Observations, Indicators
According to the studies made by Mr. Dickes, the economic impact and benefit to
Topeka-Shawnee County from the University, University employees and student
expenditures as well as the local credit availability resulting from Washburn's fund
balance deposits, range from, for Topeka-Shawnee County approximately $153
million to $236 million, and the state of Kansas as a whole from approximately
$182 million to $269 million. Mr. Dickes noted that because the median income of
households headed by college graduates exceeds that of high school graduates by
approximately $20,000 a year, the benefit to the state from the 17,000+
Washburn alumni in Kansas, coupled with the additional sales tax generated from
the additional consumption expenditures made by the alums, is that the state's
coffers are increased by approximately $20,500,000 a year in additional revenue.
Lastly, Mr. Dickes noted that the Regents soon will be in receipt of a study of the
Washburn University Management Indicators. He indicated he hoped to have the
study in the hands of President Thompson by week end for distribution to the
members of the Board of Regents in early December.
Then, the University's Executive Director of Planning, Dr. Sheldon Cohen, was
introduced by the President to go over the University's goals. Dr. Cohen circulated
a document captioned Discussion Paper on Priorities and Goals dated November 13,
1995 and reviewed the document with the Board.
E. Central National Bank - Request to be a Depository of University Funds
It was moved and seconded to approve the use of Central National Bank as a
depository for University funds and to adopt the corporate authorization resolution
included with the agenda.
F. Strategic Financial Indicators FY 1982-1995
Vice President Mosiman highlighted portions of the Strategic Financial Indicators
Fiscal Years 1982-1995 report included with the agenda. Item was for information
G. Intensive Advising
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Wayne Sheley, introduced Dr. Floyd
Goodwyn who is the Director of the Center for Learning and Academic Support
Services. Dr. Goodwyn made a presentation concerning the University's plans for
an enhanced advising program for Washburn University students.
It was moved and seconded to approve title change for Cal G. Melick from
Cataloging/Reference Librarian to Reference/Access Services Librarian; to approve
the appointment of Jack Decker as Interim Dean for the College of Arts and
Sciences from December 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996 with an additional salary
increase for such period of $1,896 per month; the appointment of Gary Forbach to
serve as Acting Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from December
1, 1995 through June 30, 1996; and, the appointment of Laura Stephenson as
Acting Chairperson of the Department of Psychology for the Spring, 1996 semester.
Motion passed unanimously.
I. Unrelated Business Income Opportunities
President Thompson introduced Jeanne Hoferer, the Acting Director of University
Relations/Director, Alumni Affairs, who circulated a memorandum dated
October 12, 1995 addressed to President Thompson listing possible sources of
income in areas likely deemed to be unrelated business income.
Ms. Hoferer also introduced a Washburn University Spring Enrollment Media
Proposal, circulated to the Board of Regents at the meeting, for the placement of
a 30-second television/radio spot advertising Washburn University. The spot would
run beginning November 20, 1995 through January 12, 1996 on various broadcast
media at a total cost of $20,000. She reported that the proposal had been prepared
by Frye Allen Advertising, Inc. and showed the 30-second spot to the members of
the Board of Regents. It was moved and seconded to authorize the administration
to request the sum of $20,000 from the Washburn Endowment Association for
payment to Frye Allen Advertising, Inc. and to authorize the placement of
advertising as outlined on the Washburn University Spring Enrollment Media
Proposal. Motion passed unanimously.
J. Financial Reports
1.Budget Status Report for the Period Ended September 30, 1995;
2.Investment Review - WEA Pooled Combined as of August 31, 1995; and
3.Depository Security Transactions
It was moved and seconded to accept the Budget Status Report for the Period
ended September 30, 1995; the Investment Review-WEA Pooled Combined as
of August 31, 1995; and to approve the Depository Security Transactions
shown on the agenda item. Motion passed unanimously.
4.Quarterly Endowment Fund Report
It was moved and seconded to accept the Quarterly Endowment Fund Report
from the Washburn Endowment Association. Motion passed unanimously.
President Thompson requested Regent Sabatini discuss a proposal related to KTEC. Mr.
Sabatini outlined the creation of a commercialization center for the city of Topeka modeled
after existing centers at Lawrence and Wichita which would require the community to
generate $150,000 for matching a $150,000 grant. He reported that the business
community will be requesting individual businesses to match in $10,000 increments, that the
City match $50,000, and that Washburn University, likewise, become involved through the
contribution of in-kind services. Mayor Felker indicated that, while his office supports the
project, the City's involvement would require City Council approval for a grant request in the
community development block grant and that if approved, the funds would not be available
until July 1, 1996. Mr. Sabatini indicated that the manner in which Washburn University
could become involved is in the allocation of some intellectual property or something of
intellectual value such as legal research performed at the School of Law with assistance from
students and additional legal research, from participation in the Small Business Development
Center, and through the allocation of facilities. He said the real payback in the
commercialization center is the relationship of these new businesses to the community and,
more importantly, with a payback for students involved in the process. It was moved and
seconded to support the development of a commercialization center in the city of Topeka,
making arrangements for providing in-kind services acceptable to the University. Motion
It was moved and seconded to adjourn. The meeting of the Washburn University Board of
Regents adjourned at 9:50 p.m.
Kenneth P. Hackler
Secretary, Board of Regents