August 31, 2001
The Board of Regents of Washington State University met pursuant to call in Open Meeting at 9:37 a.m., on Friday, August 31, 2001, in the Regents Room, Alumni Centre, Pullman.
Present in Pullman: Regent Robert Fukai, President; Regents Ken Alhadeff, Richard A. Davis, Darren P. Eastman, Peter J. Goldmark, Phyllis Campbell and Regent Joe King. Also present were: President V. Lane Rawlins, Interim Provost Ronald Hopkins, Vice President for University Relations Sally P. Savage, Vice President for Business Affairs Greg Royer, Vice President for Student Affairs Charlene Jaeger, Senior Assistant Attorney General Antoinette Ursich, Faculty Senate Chair Bill Cofer, GPSA President Victoria Hansel, ASWSU President Jesse Keene, and Alumni Association President Ed Little.
Also present were Executive Director of Planning and Budgeting Karl Boehmke and Assistant Director of Media Relations Sue Hinz.
1. Opening Remarks. Regent Rob Fukai opened the meeting. He started the meeting introducing two World Class members of WSU, Amanda Anderson, a senior in Apparel Merchandising and Textiles and faculty member Dr. Carol Salusso, Chair, Apparel Merchandising and Textiles and also Amanda’s faculty advisor.
President V. Lane Rawlins welcomed Bill Cofer, and Ed Little for the first time at the table. He also recognized the WSU and Pullman Fire Services and Pullman Memorial Hospital staff for their prompt support and professional aid following the fire at Sigma Kappa Phi fraternity house.
President Rawlins also introduced several new appointments at WSU. Director of Libraries Virginia Steel, Chair of Human Development Thomas Power, Chair of Natural Resource Sciences Keith Blatner, Director of the School of Biological Sciences Vince Franceschi, Dean of Veterinary Medicine Warwick Bayly, and Interim Vice President for Information Technology Mary Doyle.
2. Minutes. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the minutes of the meeting of June 29, 2001. Carried.
3. Reports from University Groups. The reports from the University Groups are attached as Exhibit A.
Faculty Senate Chair Bill Cofer reviewed his report as submitted to the Board. He added that having been at a fellowship at Boeing, he can verify that Boeing likes to hire WSU graduates because of their quality education. He mentioned the Faculty Senate Retreat was coming up and was looking forward to hearing President Rawlins, Vice President Jaeger and Jim Rimpau speak. He also mentioned that the Academic Program Review Committee will be reviewing five departments in the coming academic year.
GPSA President Victoria Hansel reviewed her report as submitted to the Board. She mentioned some recent personnel changes in the GPSA Office. She also noted that her Vice President Tina Minor will resign her duties to accept an opportunity working for the US Government. She also talked about the New Graduate Student Orientation. They had over 200 students participant in the orientation. She has also reported on her work with Benefits Services and the Graduate School to help make the current health insurance process run more efficiently.
ASWSU President Jesse Keene reviewed his report as submitted to the Board. He expressed his enthusiasm regarding the previous day on campus with a student body in Terrell Mall, followed by a win over the University of Idaho. He also wanted to recognize the Greeks for their help and support in the recent fire. He said that ASWSU is currently taking donations for the victims in the fire.
Alumni Association President Ed Little reviewed his report as submitted to the Board. He also noted that as an educator, he is pleased with the new tagline. He said we all need taglines, and that WSU is World Class. He mentioned that the young alumni in the Seattle area want to have more family events. They are excited to integrate more family events in the near future. The Alumni Association will be holding the fall Board of Directors meeting September 14 and 15. The Board is meeting to put a long range plan together so that they can support the mission and goals of our University and the new tagline, and they will finalize that plan at the board meeting. He briefly went over the Alumni Association scholarships this year, he mentioned that the University allocates over $210,00 in scholarships every year through eleven award programs.
4. Executive, Planning, and Budget Committee. Regent Rob Fukai asked Regent King to report on this committee since he had to join by phone. Regent Joe King reported that the Board would take action on the budget allocations and asked that President Rawlins explain the operating budget allocation process that lead to the recommended 2002 Budget.
5. Presentation on Strategic Planning Budget Process. President Rawlins gave a presentation on the budget allocation process for 2002. See Exhibit A.
Regent Peter Goldmark congratulated President Rawlins for his tremendous efforts in the Strategic Planning Budget Process. He said this is a very positive thing for the University.
Regent Davis offered his congratulations on the process as well. He said it was one of the most complete processes he has ever seen.
6. Approval of FY2002 Budget Allocations. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the Fiscal Year 2002 operating budget. Carried.
7. 2002 Supplemental Budget Request. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the recommended 2002 Supplemental Budget to be submitted to the Office of Financial Management in accordance with its procedures, and that the Board delegate authority to the President to approve changes or adjustments that may need to be made before the submission is finalized for presentation to OFM. Carried.
8. Report from the Vice President for University Relations. Vice President Sally Savage reported on the new Regents Scholarship program named in the Regents honor. She also asked Mary Gresch to give a brief presentation on our tagline “World Class. Face to Face”. Mary showed WSU TV spots that will begin to be aired September 17, 2001 and provided a packet of marketing materials.
9. Academic and Faculty Affairs Committee. Regent Rob Fukai reported that the Board will be having discussions around the sequencing of the approval process for new academic programs and how that integrates with the HEC Board review process.
10. Extend the Bachelor of Science, Horticulture, to the Wenatchee Learning Center. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve to extend the Bachelor of Science, Horticulture, Tree Fruit option, to the Wenatchee Learning Center, effective Fall, 2001. Carried.
11. Appointment and Promotion of Clinical Faculty. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve a sub-section to be inserted into the Faculty Manual, entitled, Appointment and Promotion of Clinical Faculty,” effective Fall, 2001. Carried.
12. Personnel Policies Related to Annual Reviews and Tenure Progress Reviews. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve revisions to the Faculty Manual Personnel Policies related to Annual Reviews and Tenure Progress, effective Fall, 2001. Carried.
13. Delivery of the Doctor of Education to Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the delivery of the Doctor of Education to Washington State University Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver, effective Fall, 2002. Carried.
14. Report from Interim Provost. Interim Provost Ron Hopkins asked that Dean, Warwick Bayly talk about the College of Veterinary Medicine Strategic Planning and Budget Reallocation process.
15. Student Affairs Committee. Regent Ken Alhadeff Chaired the meeting for Phyllis Campbell who could not make it. Regent Alhadeff reported to the Board on the importance of being connected with the students and how fortunate we are to have a Vice President for Students Affairs in place. He also indicated his desire for the students to have more dialogue with the Regents
16. Report from the Vice President for Student Affairs. Vice President for Student Affairs Charlene Jaeger reported to the Board on the Alive program, a two-day orientation session with students and parents to introduce them to WSU. She indicated that the parents were extremely impressed with WSU and had not made up their mind that WSU was the right place, but after just one day with the Alive program, the parents were sure they had made the right choice. Vice President Jaeger also reported on the different programs that had taken place to begin Fall semester. Student Affairs organized a moving day, where administrators and Greeks were involved in helping new students move in to residence halls. She reported on the tremendous turn out for the campus picnic. She also gave statistics on the Student Recreation Center (SRC), which were very positive. She also noted that Student Affairs is currently working on promoting new programs in the SCR to add to their already high participation rates. She also touched on the upcoming 100th anniversary of the WSU Intramural Program, which is the largest in the country.
17. Business Affairs Committee. Regent Davis reported that there were four action items to be brought before the Board. Tom Berger from Berger Partnership, and Rustin Hall from ALSC Architects were asked by Regent Davis to provide a report to the Board before taking action.
Tom Berger from Berger Partnership provided information on the Library Road Redevelopment project.
18. Library Road Redevelopment. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve schematic design documents, grant authorization to proceed, and delegate authority to the President or his designee, the Vice President for Business Affairs, to award a construction contract, if costs are within funds available. Carried.
Rustin Hall from ALSC Architects, Spokane, gave a presentation on the Indoor Practice Facility.
19. Indoor Practice Facility – Phase I. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve construction documents, grant authorization to proceed, and delegate authority to the President or his designee, the Vice President for Business Affairs, to award a construction contract, if costs are within funds available. Carried.
20. Burger King Property. It was moved and seconded that, subject to acceptable terms, the Board of Regents delegate to the Vice President of Business Affairs the authority to negotiate, approve, and executive all documents necessary to acquire the property and improvements at 1020 NE Colorado Street in Pullman. Carried.
21. Pullman Campus Water System-Construction of Well #8. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the construction project and delegate authority to the President or his designee, the Vice President for Business Affairs, to sign the public works contract, if costs are within funds available. Carried.
22. Report from the Vice President for Business Affairs. Vice President for Business Affairs Greg Royer reported that things are going well. He touched on a few of the information items. The Shock Physics groundbreaking will soon take place. He also mentioned the completed major and minor capital contracts: WSU Vancouver Engineering/Life Sciences Building, and the Teaching and Learning Center.
23. President’s Report. President Rawlins asked Milton Lang to give a brief report of the work of the Council on Campus Climate.
Milton Lang went over the Ad Hoc committee selection process for the Council on Campus Climate. He then reported on the Council’s Plan of Action, Action Plan Recommendations and the First Diversity Kickoff Celebration. The celebration includes the signing of a diversity pledge by participants. See Exhibit B.