The Board of Regents of Washington State University met pursuant to call in Open Meeting at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, May 6, 2005 at Lighty Student Services, Room 405, Pullman, WA.
Present: Regent V. Rafael Stone, President; Regents Kenneth Alhadeff, Elizabeth Cowles, Steven R. Hill, Brady Horenstein, Joe King, Christopher J. Marr, and Connie Niva; President V. Lane Rawlins, Vice President for Business Affairs Greg Royer, Vice President for Student Affairs Charlene Jaeger, Vice President for Information Systems Mary Doyle, Vice President for University Relations Sally Savage, Vice President for Equity and Diversity Mike Tate, Interim Vice President for Development Len Jessup, Senior Assistant Attorney General Antoinette Ursich, Faculty Senate Chair Chuck Pezeshki, ASWSU President Brea Thompson, GPSA President DaVina Hoyt, Chair for WSU Foundation Board of Governors Mikal Thomsen, Chancellor of WSU Vancouver Hal Dengerink, and Chancellor of WSU Tri-Cities Larry James.
1. President of the Board of Regents. Regent Stone welcomed everyone to the Board Meeting.
2. President of the University. President V. Lane Rawlins also welcomed everyone to the Board Meeting. He thanked the Regents who will be participating in the many commencement ceremonies in Pullman and on the other WSU campuses in the coming weeks.
President Rawlins also took a moment to introduce Keith Jones, Director of Intellectual Property/WSU Research Foundation and he welcomed Len Jessup to the Board meeting as Interim Vice President for University Development.
3. Minutes. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the minutes of the March 4, 2005 Board meeting. Carried.
4. Reports from University Groups:
Faculty Senate Chair Chuck Pezeshki reviewed the many accomplishments for the Spring Semester and thanked the Board for the opportunity to serve as Chair of Faculty Senate. He added that Ken Struckmeyer will serve as the next chair to Faculty Senate and is honored to serve as Chair Elect next year.
GPSA President DaVina Hoyt briefly reviewed her report and thanked the Board and administration for their support. She also reported that she is looking forward to serving another year as GPSA President.
ASWSU President Brea Thompson reported on the many projects ASWSU is in the process of concluding. She introduced the new ASWSU President Isaac Wells and Vice President Mike King.
Alumni Association President Erik Falter reported that is has been honor and a privilege to serve as the Alumni Association President. He also reported that Tim Pavish, Director of the Alumni Association will be presenting on the Alumni Association’s Strategic Plan.
Board President Stone read and presented resolutions to Chuck Pezeshki, Chair of Faculty Senate; Brea Thompson, ASWSU President; and to Erik Falter, Alumni Association President commending them for their year of service to the University.
5. Executive, Planning, and Budget Committee. Regent Stone reported that the
Committee reviewed and discussed the actions items, and the future action on naming the Nuclear Radiation Center. He added that they discussed the action item under Business Affairs on the WSU Research Foundation Agreement. He also reported that the committee was given a legislative update and heard reports from the urban campus chancellors, and that Vice President Tate reviewed the preliminary report from the Human Rights Commission Task Force.
The Board took action on the following:
Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents designate Dr. Irwin Rose as the recipient of the 2005 Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award. Carried.
The Board received a presentation on the 2005-07 Budget and recommended increases. Comments from students and communities were sought and WSU responded.
Tuition Setting and S&A Fees. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents set tuition for the academic year 2005-06 and 2006-07 according to the schedule in Exhibit A. Carried.
Board of Regents Bylaws Revisions. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the changes to the Board of Regents Bylaws as outlined in Exhibit B. Carried.
2006 Board of Regents Meeting Schedule. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the 2006 Board Meeting schedule in Exhibit C. Carried.
6. Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs Committee. Regent Hill reported that the committee reviewed and discussed the S&A Fee Allocations for 2005-06 as well as the possible future action that the Board needs to take on the GPSA Constitution and Bylaws. He said that the committee also received updates on tenure and promotion, and on the strategic plan implementation report. The committee also spent significant time discussing the Washington State Human Rights Commission Task Force Review, and on the Equity and Diversity Strategic Plan.
The Board took action on the following:
S&A Fee Allocations 2005-06. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the allocation of the Services and Activities Fees for Summer 2005 and Academic Year 2005-06 and that the Board of Regents approve the allocation Services and Activities Facilities Fees for Academic Year 2005-06 in Exhibit D. Carried.
7. Report from the Vice President for Student Affairs. Vice President Jaeger reported to the Board that the University Counseling Center client level has risen 200%. She said that more students are entering into college with severe problems and seek counseling assistance. She pointed out the wonderful job the staff is doing at the Counseling Center and added that they will be involved in additional training this summer to support international students.
8. Report from the Interim Vice President for Equity and Diversity. Vice President Tate reported on the Strategic Plan for Equity and Diversity. He also reported that WSU will host two meetings in 2007, the Diversity National Conference and the Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Services administrative meeting.
9. Business Affairs and Information Technology Committee. Regent Cowles reported that the committee reviewed and discussed the action items for the Consolidated Storage Building, the Student Fee for the Compton Union Building Renewal, the CUB Renovation Contractor Selection, the Golf Course and Practice Facility, the Veterinary Teaching and Research Barns and agreement for the WSU Research Foundation. She said they also discussed the future action that will come before the Board on the land lease of the Spokane Riverpoint properties. The committee also discussed the revisions to the Bylaws for the Student’s Book Corporation, and the confirmation for their Board of Directors. They also received updates on collective bargaining, status on capital projects, reports on capital construction, appointment of architects, engineers and consultants under previous delegation, real estate and revenue refunding bonds.
The Board took action on the following:
WSU Pullman, Consolidated Storage Building. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the construction project, grant authorization to proceed, and delegate authority to the President or his designee, the Vice President for Business Affairs, to advertise for bids and award a construction contract, provided costs are within funds available. Carried.
Student Fee for Compton Union Building Renewal. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents authorize a fee of $120 per student per semester, including summer session, for the renewal of the Compton Union Building on the WSU Pullman Campus. The fee will apply to all students enrolled at the Pullman Campus, except students whose home campus is listed as Pullman for record keeping purposes only. The fee for part-time and summer session student will be prorated in the same manner as similar fees. Following retirement of the construction debt, the fee will be eliminated. Carried. Note: Regent King voted against this fee.
WSU Pullman, Compton Union Building Renovation, Design Funding and General Contractor/Construction Manager Selection. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents delegate authority to the President or his designee, the Vice President for Business Affairs, to issue Final Determination (Public notification and review) to utilize the General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) process pursuant to RCW 39.10.030; and subject to issuance of the Final Determination, select a GC/CM and award contract(s), provided a Maximum Allowable Construction Cost (MACC) can be established within the funds available. Carried.
WSU Pullman, Golf Course and Practice Facility, Mitigation Measures. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the proposed modifications to the Schematic Design to reflect mitigation measures developed through the SEPA process in Exhibit E. Carried.
WSU Pullman, Veterinary Teaching and Research Barns Design and Construction. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the construction of Veterinary Teaching and Research Barns, grant authorization to proceed with design, and delegate authority to the President or his designee, the Vice President for Business Affairs, to advertise for bids and award a construction contract provided costs are within funds available. Carried.
WSU Research Foundation Agreement. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the revised quid pro quo agreement between WSU and the WSU Research Foundation in Exhibit F. Carried.
10. University Development and University Relations Committee. Regent Marr reported that the committee received several updates involving the Capital Master Plan for WSU Athletics, the Alumni Association Strategic Plan, and also received a report from the Len Jessup on the vision for the WSU Foundation along with the gift and endowment report.
11. Report from the Vice President for University Relations. Vice President Savage asked Tim Pavish to present the Alumni Association Strategic Plan as her report.
12. Report from the Interim Vice President for University Development. Vice President Jessup thanked President Rawlins for the opportunity to take the WSU Foundation to the next level. He added that with the effort Regent Hill mapping all the pieces that they are in a position to assess performance and building a better assessment mechanism.
13. Report from the Director of Athletics. Athletic Director Jim Sterk gave an update on all the current sports activities and that they are in the process of performing a market survey for Martin Stadium and asking top donors what they’d like to see in the renovation.
14. Other Business.
The Board took action on the following:
Election of Officers. It was moved and seconded that Regent Elizabeth Cowles be elected to serve as President of the Board of Regents for the year beginning May 15, 2005, and that Regent Kenneth Alhadeff be elected to serve as Vice President of the Board of Regents for the year beginning May 15, 2005, with the understanding that he shall act as President pro tempore in the absence of the President, with the power to preside at the meetings and to sign all documents required to be executed by the Board of Regents. Carried.
Request for Defense. It was moved and seconded that the Board of Regents approve the recommendation to provide defense by Steven J. Hansen, Police Chief, in the case brought against him by Bryan Jacobson in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Carried.
15. Recognition of Regent Brady Horenstein. Regent Stone read a resolution commending Student Regent Brady Horenstein for his dedication and service to the University during his term as the seventh student regent for the 2004-05 academic year. Carried.
16. Recognition of Regent Steven Hill. Regent Stone read a resolution commending Regent Steven R. Hill for his dedication and service to the University since October 2001. Carried.
17. Recognition of Regent V. Rafael Stone. President Rawlins presented a gavel to Regent Stone commending him his service as Board President for the 2004-05 term.
The meeting of the Board of Regents was recessed, and the meeting of the Shareholders of the Students Book Corporation was declared open.
18. Meeting of Shareholders, Students Book Corporation, Election of Directors. It was moved and seconded that the Shareholders of the Students Book Corporation elect the following individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. These individuals will serve two-year terms and will expire in 2007:
Ali Broemeling, Alternate Undergraduate Director
Sarah Chadwick, Undergraduate Director
Barry E. Johnston, Administrative Director
Brett Larson, Alternate Graduate Director
Victoria Murray, Administrative Director
Rita Pearce, Undergraduate Director
Dr. Harry Turtle, Faculty Director
19. Meeting of the Shareholders, Students Book Corporation, Bylaws Revisions. It was moved and seconded that the Shareholders of the Students Book Corporation approve the changes with the exception of section 4.4.4 to the bylaws of the Students Book Corporation (Exhibit G). The Board suggests that the Bookie Board review this section and define “with cause” before it can be added to the bylaws. Carried.
The meeting of the Shareholders of the Students Book Corporation was declared closed and the meeting of the Board of Regents was reconvened.
20. President’s Report. President Rawlins recognized the wonderful people leaving the institution. He thanked Regents Hill and Horenstein for the leadership and for their outstanding commitment. He also thanked Regent Stone for his leadership as Board President. He expressed his gratitude towards the student leadership, Faculty Senate, the Alumni Association and the Foundation Board of Trustees.
At 11:40 a.m. the Regents Meeting adjourned.
Approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting held on September 16, 2005 at the Westin Hotel, Grand Ballroom II, Seattle, Washington
ORIGINAL SIGNED COPY AVAILABLE IN THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE