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Ohio State trustees meet, approve university matters - 07/13/07

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today (7/13) approved holding in-state undergraduate tuition at the 2006 level for the upcoming academic year -- the first time in 20 years there has been no increase in tuition at Ohio State.

"This is possible only because the state of Ohio significantly stepped up its support of higher education," said William J. Shkurti, senior vice president for business and finance.

Savings to a typical student resulting from the 0 percent increase in tuition, compared to a more typical 6 percent yearly increase, would be $1,541 over two years, said Shkurti. Tuition for the 2007 academic year will remain at $8,676 for Ohio undergraduates, who comprise the vast majority of Ohio State's student body.

Tuition will not increase for undergraduates at Ohio State's regional campuses in Lima, Newark, Mansfield and Marion for the coming academic year.
Trustees approved raising resident graduate tuition by 5.7 percent and non-resident undergraduate and graduate tuition by 6 percent for a full-time student. Tuition increases for students in the professional schools will vary by program.

In addition, the board approved the 2008 fiscal year university operating budget for all campuses, all sources of nearly $4.0 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over FY 2007.

In other business, the board approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related university matters.

Committee appointments amended

Trustee Algenon L. Marbley will serve on the board's Academic and Student Affairs Committee.

Regional board appointments approved
Trustees approved the following appointments for regional campus boards:Lima Campus
• Jered M. Slusher (student), July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008
Mansfield Campus

• Chriss Harris, 1st term, July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2010
• Sara M. Fisher (student), July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008
Marion Board
• M. Brad Reynolds, 1st term, July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2010
• Michal M. Shirley (student), July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008

Hospital board appointments approved

Trustees approved the following appointments:University Hospital Board
• David P. Lauer (reappointment) – chair, July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008
• Nancy Petro – vice chair, July 1, 2007, to May 31, 2008
University Hospital East Board
• George A. Skestos – chair, June 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008
OSU Harding Hospital Board
Anne K. Jeffrey – chair, July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008
• Peter F. Frenzer – vice chair, July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital Board
• John B. Gerlach Jr. (reappointment) – chair, Sept. 1, 2007, to Aug. 31, 2008
Medical staff bylaws amended

Trustees approved several minor revisions to the provisions in the medical staff appointment procedure.

Non-academic center and institute status approved

Following approval by the Council on Academic Affairs, the board approved the use of "center" or "institute" for the following non-academic units:
College of Medicine
• Center on Advanced Radiation Technology and Therapy
• Radiosurgery Center for Brain and Spine
• OSU Sports Medicine Center
College of Medicine and College of Public Health

• Center for Global Health
Office of Research
• Institute for Energy and the Environment

Dodd Hall laboratory named

Trustees approved naming the Motion Analysis/Biomechanics laboratory in Dodd Hall on the Medical Center campus as the Ken Swigart Human Motion Translational Laboratory. Swigart, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and Ty Bryant have established a company that manufactures devices to make life easier for those with stroke and spinal cord injuries. Bryant's contributions to Dodd Hall will be utilized to upgrade technology and purchase additional state-of-the-art equipment to provide a digital system for the early diagnosis of ALS.

School of Music laboratory namedTrustees approved naming a new research laboratory and teaching facility supporting the Voice Pedagogy programs as the Helen Deacon Swank Voice Teaching and Research Laboratory. Swank created the School of Music's nationally recognized graduate program in voice pedagogy, one of the first in the country. She and her husband, C. William Swank, are long-time supporters of Ohio State.

Facility spaces namedTrustees approved naming the following internal spaces within university facilities for donors who supported construction, equipping or furnishing classrooms, offices, laboratories and other noted spaces:
Scott Laboratory, 201 West 19th Avenue
• Richard and Shirley Spencer Student Team Room, room N148
• William E. Fillmore Classroom, room N048
• David and Anna Ashley Conference Room, room N435
• Michael A. Chaszeyka Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics Laboratory, rooms W477, W478
• Kurt M. Marshek Faculty Office, room502
• William Lowrie Conference Room, room W190
• Charles and Lillian Heisler Student Resource Room, room N151
• Emerson Climate Technologies/Copeland Classroom, room E203
• Max W. Holzer Faculty Lounge, roomE539
• Norma and Richard Hoover Gear and Mechanisms Display, room E439
• Evelyn and Gary Kinzel Reception Space, room N250
• Judy and Bruce Lavash Computing Classroom, room E205
• Frederick Meyers Student Organization Room, room N252
• Anthony Luscher Student Team Room, room N156
• W. Scott Schaefer Classroom, room E103
• William Mack Watkins and Elizabeth Ann Trinkler Watkins Classroom, room E241
• Randy and Tracy Edwards Conference Room, room E339
• W. Norman Shade Conference Room, room N353
• Cindy and Dan Kimmet Computing Classroom, room E225
• John and Suzanne Smucker Faculty Conference Room, room N048
Recreation and Physical Activity Center, 337 West 17th Avenue
• Marty Bailey Scuba Room, room C98Eugene Maynard Hall, 1465 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Marion Campus
• Mark and Debbie, Andrew and Chritopher Cramer Advising Suite, room 10

University faculty rules amended

Trustees approved amendments to the Rules of the University Faculty regarding committee membership.

Personnel actions approved
• David J. Hart has been named assistant professor and holder of The M. S, Newman Professorship in the Department of Chemistry, effective Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30, 2014
• Susan V. Olesik has been named professor and holder of the Dow Professorship in Chemistry in the College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, effective Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 39, 2014
• Doru M. Stefanescu has been name senior research scientist and holder of The Ashland Designated Research Professorship in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, effective July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2010.

Emeritus titles granted
Reinhart F. Butter, professor emeritus in the Department of Industrial, Interior and Visual Communication Design, effective July 1, 2007
• David O. Frantz, professor emeritus in the Department of English, effective Aug. 1, 2007
• Jerry R. Ladman, professor emeritus in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, effective July 1, 2007
• William E. Loadman, professor emeritus in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership, effective July 1, 2007
• William B. Malarkey, professor emeritus in the Department pf Internal Medicine (Endocrinology), effective July 1, 2007
• L. Alayne Parson, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics, effective Sept. 1, 2007
• Valayamghat Raghavan, professor emeritus in the Department of Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology, effective July 1, 2007
• Stephen M. Reed, professor emeritus in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, effective July 1, 2007
• Duane W. Roller, professor emeritus in the Department of Greek and Latin (Lima), effective July 1, 2007
• Joseph R. Tebben, professor emeritus in the Department of Greek and Latin (Lima), effective July 1, 2007
• Nicholas J. Teteris, professor emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, effective July 1, 2007
• Allan J. Yates, professor emeritus in the Department of Pathology, effective Sept. 1, 2007
• Eleanor S. Block, associate professor emeritus in University Libraries, effective Sept. 1, 2007
• Joel G. Lucas, clinical professor emeritus in the Department of Pathology, effective Sept. 1, 2007
• Sedigheh Keyhani-Rogagha, clinical professor emeritus in the Department of Pathology, effective July 1, 2007
• David L. Clark, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, effective July 1, 2007
• Linda K. Mulligan, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology (Marion), effective Aug. 1, 2007
• Barry M. Friedman, assistant professor emeritus in the Department of Internal Medicine, effective Oct. 1, 2007
• David W. Kramer, assistant professor emeritus in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (Mansfield), effective July 1, 2007

Resolutions in memoriam adopted
• Richard H. Armitage, vice president emeritus in the Office of Student Affairs, who died on May 26, 2007
• William J. Holloway, first vice provost of the Office of Minority Affairs and professor emeritus in the School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, who died on Nov. 12, 2006
• James A. Kreider, professor emeritus in the College of Dentistry, who died on May 8, 2007
• Edwin L. "Ted" Mitchell, long-time friend and supporter of Ohio State Marion, who died on June 5, 2007
• Roy F. Reeves, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics, who died on May 5, 2007

University Development Report accepted
Trustees accepted the University Development Report on private giving to the university during the month of May 2007. The report included the establishment of The Henry A. Wise II, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Urology, The Ashland Designated Research Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering and The Dr. Charles Saltzer Professorship in Mathematics. In addition, 24 new named endowed funds were established for a total of $4.1 million in gifts.

Competitive bidding requirements waived
Trustees accepted the quarterly report on waivers of competitive bidding requirements during the period of January to March 2007. During that time, the vice president for business and finance granted 72 waivers for annual purchases totaling approximately $11.97 million. The interim vice president for health services granted 39 waivers for annual purchases also totaling approximately $11.97 million. Waivers of competitive bidding requirements can be granted in event of an emergency or when the goods or services can be purchased from only a single source.

Construction projects approved
The board authorized the university to enter into design contracts for the following projects:
• Development of an Athletic Department Facilities Master Plan to assist decision-making for the next 10 years. Estimated project cost is $500,000 to be provided by athletics auxiliary funds.
• Improvements to the Campbell Hall HVAC systems. Estimated project cost is $445,600 to be provided by College of Education and Human Ecology general funds.
• Renovations to the windows and masonry of Drinko Hall. Estimated project cost is $608,218 to be provided by state funds.
• Replacement of the high-voltage electrical cable to provide for future growth and demand for the north campus area. Estimated project cost is $15 million to be provided by 2007 university bond proceeds.
• Renovation of the phytotron facility in Selby Hall on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Estimated project cost is $2 million to be provided by state funds.
The board authorized the university to enter into design and construction contracts for the following projects:
• Upgrade of classrooms and laboratories in Halterman Hall on the Agricultural Technical Institute campus. Estimated project cost is $311,867 to be provided by state funds.
• Demolition of Brown Hall. Estimated project cost is $1 million to be provided by state funds.
• Upgrades to the Campbell Hall elevators. Estimated project cost is $329,906 to be provided by state funds.
• Renovation of the third and fourth floor nurse and physician waiting areas and in-patient rooms in Dodd Hall. Estimated project cost is $500,000 to be provided by Medical Center Health Systems funds.
• Replacement of the Galvin Hall roof and replacement of exterior doors in Galvin and Reed Halls on the Lima Campus. Estimated project cost is $264,108 to be provided by state funds.
• Demolition of Lord Hall. Estimated project cost is $1.2 million to be provided by state funds.
• Upgrade of the sewer pipe in the McCracken Power Plant. Estimated project cost is $292,219 to be provided by state funds.
• Upgrade of the water treatment system in the McCracken Power Plant. Estimated project cost is $661,106 to be provided by state funds.
• Replacement of transformers and switchgear in Doan and Rhodes Halls. Estimated project cost is $439,788 to be provided by state funds.
• Replacement of the roof on Murray Hall. Estimated project cost is $475,367 to be provided by Medical Center Health Systems funds.
• Security upgrades to the McCracken Power Plant. Estimated project cost is $302,830 to be provided by central university funds.
• Repairs to the curtain wall at the Tzagournis Medical Research Facility. Estimated project cost is $1 million to be paid by Medical Center Health Systems funds.
• Renovation of University Hospital East for the installation of a new MRI unit. Estimated project cost is $2.7 million to be provided by Medical Center Health Systems funds.
• Renovation of ten operating rooms in the north wing of University Hospital East. Estimated project cost is $750,000 to be provided by Medical Center Health Systems funds.
The board authorized the university to enter into construction contacts for the following projects:
• Replacement of the cooling tower in Lincoln Tower. Estimated project cost is $2.6 million to be provided by university bond proceeds.
• Repair of the south stands stairs in Ohio Stadium. Estimated project cost is $400,000 to be provided by athletics auxiliary funds.
• Phase II of the roof replacement on Pomerene Hall. Estimated project cost is $265,000 to be provided by state funds.
The board authorized the university to increase construction contracts for the following project:
• Expansion of surface parking for the Morehouse Medical Plaza. Estimated project cost is $3.7 million to be provided by Medical Center Health Systems funds.
The board authorized the university to enter into a joint use agreement with the Delaware Speech and Hearing Center for the following project:
• Construction and renovation of the Delaware Speech and Hearing Center, which will provide increased clinical education opportunities for Ohio State medical students. Estimated project cost is $75,000 to be provided by state funds (pass-through).

Interim authorization granted
Trustees granted interim authorization to the university to enter into design, construction management and construction contracts for university capital projects as necessary prior to the next Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 21, 2007.

Easement granted
Trustees authorized the university to grant a 10-foot wide by 347-foot long easement to Ohio Power Company for a term of 25 years to construct, operate and maintain underground facilities and equipment in order to provide electrical service for the Agricultural Technical Institute Water Well Service in Wooster.
Long-term lease authorized

Trustees authorized the university to enter into a 40-year lease with the city of Columbus for a boathouse facility located at Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River. The leased premises will be used for varsity women's crew activities. Funds for the lease will be provided by the Department of Athletics.