Trustee Appointments

Published on September 01, 1993


DUNCAN NAMED SECRETARY TO OHIO STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

     COLUMBUS -- The Ohio State University Board of Trustees
Wednesday (9/1) elected Robert Duncan of COLUMBUS (43209) to be
secretary of the board.  Duncan is the university's vice
president and for legal affairs and general counsel.  The non-
salaried appointment is effective from Sept. 8 through the May
1996 meeting.

     Duncan succeeds Madison Scott of GALENA in the position.

     For Scott, the board voted to purchase up to two years of
prior public service credit, name him vice president emeritus,
and adopt a resolution of appreciation.  Scott served the
university for 25 years, including 15 as vice president for
personnel services.  Scott was secretary of the board the past 14
years.  He most recently has been serving as executive assistant
to President E. Gordon Gee.

     The board appointed Professor Emeritus W. James Harper of
GALENA to the J.T. "Stubby" Parker Chair in Dairy Foods.  In
connection with the appointment, Harper was rehired as professor
in the Department of Food Science and Technology and Ohio State
University Extension.

     Harper's appointment begins Oct. 1 and runs through
September 1998.

     A fund for the Parker Chair was created in 1990 with gifts
from Thomas L. Parker in memory of his father, J.T. "Stubby"
Parker, whose life work was in the dairy foods industry.  The
chair supports a professor whose work focuses on stimulating new
research into the chemical, microbial or engineering phases of
the dairy foods industry.

     Trustees named Leroy Pernell of COLUMBUS (43209), professor
of law, as interim vice provost for minority affairs, effective
Sept. 1, succeeding David Williams of COLUMBUS (43201) who is now
vice president for student affairs.

     The board appointed four people as chairpersons of
departments, beginning in October.

     Bonnie J. Garvin of DUBLIN and Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger of
COLUMBUS (43214) will lead new departments in a recently
reorganized College of Nursing.

     Garvin will chair the Department of Adult Health and Illness
Nursing through September 1997.  An associate professor, Garvin
previously taught in and served as an acting chairperson in the
former Department of Family and Community.

     Her interests include communication in health care,
relationships with patients and families, and patients'
physiological changes in response to different types and content
areas of communication with nurses.  A faculty member since 1970,
she has bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing and a
doctorate in communication from Ohio State.  She formerly served
as acting chairperson of the Department of Family and Community.

     Ryan-Wenger will chair the Department of Community, Parent-
Child and Psychiatric Nursing, through September 1997.  An
associate professor, she previously taught in the former
Department of Life Span Process.

     Her interests include school-age children, stress and
coping, psychosomatic conditions, and pain in children.

     A faculty member since 1980, she is a major in the U.S. Army
Reserve, Army Nurse Corps 914th Combat Support Hospital in
Columbus.  She served on active duty as head nurse of the
pediatric clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort
Campbell, Ky., during Operation Desert Storm.

     Ryan-Wenger has a bachelor's degree in nursing from Ohio
State, a master's degree in the nursing of children and a
doctorate in nursing, both from Case Western Reserve University.

     Thomas P. Kasulis of UPPER ARLINGTON was named chairperson
of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures,
through September 1995.  Kasulis joined Ohio State in 1991 as a
professor of comparative studies.  His interests include Asian
and comparative philosophies and religions, comparative
philosophy of religion, Japanese philosophy, Christian theology,
and the history of Western philosophy.

     From 1980 to 1991, he taught philosophy and religion at
Northland College, Ashland, Wis., becoming head of the Division
of Humanities and Arts in 1984 and full professor in 1986.  He
has had visiting appointments at the University of Chicago, Osaka
University in Japan, and Harvard University.  He is a past
president of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

     He has bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in
philosophy from Yale University and a master's degree in Asian
philosophy from the University of Hawaii.

     Patrick S. Osmer of TUCSON, Ariz. was appointed chairperson
of the Department of Astronomy, through September 1997.  Osmer,
an astronomer at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, is
deputy director of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories
(NAOA), an umbrella organization that overseas Kitt Peak and
other facilities.

     Recently, he served as a scientist on the project to build
two 8-meter telescopes for the NAOA.  In 1991, he chaired the
committee that assigns observing time on the Hubble Space
Telescope.

     Osmer formerly served as director of the Cerro Tololo
InterAmerican Observatory in Chile.  He has a bachelor's degree
in astronomy from the former Case Institute of Technology and a
doctorate in astronomy from California Institute of Technology.

     Gerald H. Newsom of COLUMBUS (43214), acting chairperson of
the department the past two years, will become vice chairperson.

     Trustees named three faculty members as acting chairpersons
of departments:
     ~ Jacques L. Zakin of WORTHINGTON, Chemical Engineering,
July 1993, through June 1994.
     ~ Mervin E. Muller of UPPER ARLINGTON, Computer and
Information Science, October 1993 through September 1994.
     ~ Yuan F. Zheng of UPPER ARLINGTON, Electrical Engineering,
October 1993 through September 1994.

     Reappointed to academic positions were:
     ~ Tamar Rudavsky of WORTHINGTON, director of the Melton
Center for Jewish Studies, October 1993 through September 1997.
     ~ Frederic J. Cadora of UPPER ARLINGTON, chairperson of the
Department of Near Eastern, Judaic and Hellenic Languages and
Literatures, October 1993 through September 1997.
     ~ Stephen W. Birdwell of DUBLIN, acting chairperson of the
Division of Pharmaceutical Administration, July through December
1993.
     ~ Caroline C. Whitacre of COLUMBUS (43201), acting
chairperson, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology,
July 1993 through June 1994.
     ~ Tien H. Wu of WORTHINGTON, acting chairperson, Department
of Civil Engineering, October 1993 through September 1994.

     Emeritus titles were given to:
     ~ James L. Marshall of COLUMBUS, College of Engineering,
assistant dean and secretary emeritus, effective Sept. 1.
     ~ Virginia N. Gordon of UPPER ARLINGTON, University College,
assistant dean emeritus, retroactive to July 1.
     ~ Robert J. Murphy of UPPER ARLINGTON, Department of
Internal Medicine, Department of Athletics, clinical professor
and head team physician emeritus, retroactive to July 1.
     ~ Dewey A. Adams of DELAWARE, Department of Agricultural
Education, professor emeritus, effective Sept. 1.
     ~ Dennis R. Henderson of WASHINGTON, D.C., Department of
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, professor emeritus,
retroactive to July 1.
     ~ Neville W. Reay of MANHATTAN, Kan., Department of Physics,
professor emeritus, effective Sept. 1.
     ~ Noel R. Stanton of COLUMBUS (43214), Department of
Physics, professor emeritus, effective Sept. 1.
     ~ Llyle J. Barker Jr. of WORTHINGTON, School of Journalism,
associate professor emeritus, retroactive to July 1.
     ~ William A. McWorter Jr. of OSTRANDER, Department of
Mathematics, associate professor emeritus, retroactive to July 1.
     ~ James H. McCreary of COLUMBUS (43211), Department of
Internal Medicine, clinical associate professor emeritus,
effective Sept. 1.
     ~ Frederic Beekman of UPPER ARLINGTON, Office of Recreation
and Intramural Sports, director emeritus, effective Sept. 1.
     ~ Robert V. Esmond of UPPER ARLINGTON, Office of University
Development -- Research, director emeritus, effective Sept. 1.
     ~ Charles C. King, PAGOSA SPRING, Colo., Ohio Biological
Survey, director emeritus, effective Sept. 1.
     ~ William L. Ashley of COLUMBUS (43214), Center on Education
and Training for Employment, senior research specialist emeritus,
effective Sept. 1.
     ~ Richard W. Bailey of PATASKALA, Engineering Experiment
Station, research scientist emeritus, effective Sept. 1.
     ~ Richard E. Wharton of COLUMBUS (43220), College of
Engineering, administrative manager emeritus, effective Sept. 1.
     ~ Carol J. Mauger of WESTERVILLE, College of Social and
Behavioral Sciences, college fiscal/personnel officer emeritus,
effective Sept. 1.

     The board appointed or reappointed 150 people to the medical
staff of The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research
Institute and 421 people to the medical staff of The Ohio State
University Hospitals.

     Trustees adopted resolutions in memoriam for Morris B.
Guthrie, professor emeritus in the Department of Internal
Medicine, who died June 3 at age 90, David B. McCalmont,
associate professor emeritus in the Department of Economics, who
died March 17 at age 83; Melvin S. Newman, professor emeritus in
the Department of Chemistry, who died May 30, at age 85;
Catherine M. Williams, associate professor emeritus in the
Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, who died May 24
at age 90; and Amnon Zipin, associate professor in University
Libraries, who died June 16.

     In other matters:
     
     ~ The Education Affairs Committee met with members of the
University Senate Steering Committee to discuss the university
decision making process.  Faculty members noted that achieving
significant change can be exasperatingly slow and difficult and
indicated that in a time of limited financial resources, the
university must guard against too rapid or arbitrary decisions,
made without adequate consultation of the faculty and without
establishing a consensus within the community.  Issues include
the extent that departmental and university faculty should be
involved in decisions such as closing down academic units;
protection of faculty rights; more timely decision making; and
the mechanisms for identifying appropriate changes in the
university's priorities.

     ~ Trustees created The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and
Research Institute Board and approved bylaws for the board and
the cancer hospital's medical staff.  The board will be
responsible for establishing policy, maintaining quality patient
care and providing for organization management and planning.
Members will be two university trustees, the hospital director,
the executive director of University Hospitals, a senior physican
and faculty member, two senior university administrators and two
citizens from the general public.  The university vice president
for health services will serve as an ex-officio member of the
board.

     ~ Approved 67 waivers of competitive bidding requirements,
made during April and June, for $13.7 million.  Of the waivers,
58 were for sole-source suppliers and nine for sufficient
economic reason.

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Contact: Tom Spring, University Communications, (614) 292-8309.


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