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Ohio State University Board of Trustees Approves University Matters

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related matters at its meeting Friday, Nov. 8.

Student trustee voting rights supported
The board expressed support for state legislation that would allow student trustees full voting and participation privileges afforded to other university trustees. Since the proposed legislation would allow individual institutions to determine whether to extend privileges to student trustees, the resolution also notes that Ohio State’s board is in support of allowing student trustees to have those rights. In its resolution, trustees noted that Ohio State student trustees have consistently served the people of Ohio exceptionally well through their hard work, thorough preparation and full engagement in the business of the board.
The governor appoints student trustees from a pool of applicants nominated by a university selection committee.

Presidential Profile adopted
Trustees adopted the Presidential Profile as the embodiment of the essential qualities, skills and characteristics desired in the next university president. The profile was developed by the board’s Presidential Search Advisory Subcommittee following numerous public forums to engage the community in the presidential search.

New university affiliate authorized
The board authorized the university to establish the affiliated entity The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII). This is a partnership with the University of Michigan and EWI (Edison Welding Institute) and will enhance the national recognition of Ohio State, EWI and the University of Michigan for advanced manufacturing and educate the work force of the future in lightweight materials.
In response to a need for lightweight metals manufacturing, the U.S. Navy/Office of Naval Research asked for proposals to compete for the Lightweight Materials and Modern Metals Innovation Institute (LM3I). ALMMII, a not-for-profit, will compete for the LM3I.
In addition to Ohio State, the University of Michigan and EWI, the ALMMII team includes 45 firms, 17 non-industry members and key support from the states of Ohio and Michigan. The award value of the final contract from the Navy is $70 million over five years.
The goals of ALMMII are to ensure U.S. leadership in the application of innovative lightweight metal production to government and commercial applications, and to provide the Office of Naval Research with a collaborative partner able to advance the design, validation and application of such materials from quick reaction projects to leap-ahead innovations.

Program approved
Trustees approved the establishment of a master of applied clinical and preclinical research degree program in the colleges of nursing, pharmacy and medicine.
The online program will educate graduates to be successful managers, regulators and
research team members involved in both clinical and preclinical research.

Degree approved
Trustees approved the establishment of a doctor of education (Ed.D.) in kinesiology program in the College of Education and Human Ecology. The new degree follows a college review of academic programs and an institution-wide review of doctoral programs that suggested that the Ed.D. be considered the appropriate degree for teaching-oriented doctoral students.
This new degree will replace the long-established Ph.D. with its physical education specialization, and run parallel with the new Ph.D. program with its research-intensive orientation.

Center established
The board approved the establishment of the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based Therapies in the College of Medicine. The center will create an inter-college forum for faculty and students to participate and collaborate in this field of study. Currently, the faculty members come from seven colleges. The structure will be organized around four key priority areas: cell-based therapies, imaging, tissue engineering and wound healing. It will take advantage of five differentiators that Ohio State offers, including access to large animal surgical expertise and facilities at the College of Veterinary Medicine; the Wright Center for Imaging; a rapidly expanding Comprehensive Wound Center; proximity and partnership with Battelle Memorial Institute; and unique strengths in the colleges of Engineering, Dentistry, and Arts and Sciences.

Department name change approved
Trustees approved the proposal to change the name of the Department of Psychiatry to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health in the College of Medicine. The new name better reflects the composition of the faculty, acknowledges the branch of medicine being taught and practiced, and aligns with the OSU Harding Behavioral Health service line.

Construction projects approved
The board authorized the university to enter into professional service contracts and/or construction contracts for the following projects:
• Comprehensive Transportation and Parking Plan. The project will complete the Comprehensive Transportation and Parking Plan as recommended in the One Ohio State Framework Plan. The purpose is to recommend a comprehensive, multimodal transportation system that addresses the current needs and future growth of the university. Trustees approved professional service contracts totaling $290,000, to be provided by general funds.
• Wilce Student Health Center addition and renovation. The project will renovate the main entrance, patient registration and reception areas, expand the pharmacy, create a convenient care clinic and construct a two-floor addition on the south side. Trustees approved professional service contracts totaling $900,000 and construction contracts totaling $6.6 million. Total project cost is $7.5 million to be provided by auxiliary funds.

Real estate sale approved
Trustees authorized the sale of 45.3 acres of the Harding Hospital property at 445 E. Dublin Granville Road. This property was acquired when Harding Hospital was integrated into The Ohio State University Medical Center and no longer serves the medical center’s mission. Step-by-Step Academy Inc., a treatment center for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder that currently operates on part of the property, will purchase the property for $4.5 million.

Gift of property accepted
Trustees accepted the gift of 387 acres of unimproved property in Pickaway County from the estate of Arthur Winfough Jr. with the intent of selling it. The land has been farmed for over 200 years in the Winfough family, and is currently being leased to local farmers who have expressed interest in purchasing the property from the university. The property has been appraised at $2.6 million. Proceeds from the sale will be used by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences for an endowed scholarship for Pickaway County, support for Ohio State University Extension and 4-H programming, and to support planning for and construction of new facilities and/or renovation of existing facilities for the college.

Easement approved
Trustees approved an easement of university property on the Marion campus to Marion County and the Ohio Department of Transportation in order to extend County Road 221 (University Drive) along the western side of the campus. The project will provide a new entrance to the Marion Campus.

Foundation report accepted
The board accepted The Ohio State University Foundation report as of Sept. 30, 2013, which includes the establishment of The Sylvan G. Frank Chair Fund in Pharmaceutics
and Drug Delivery Systems and The Mildred “Migg” Caulkins Urban Visiting Faculty Endowment Fund, and the establishment of 14 named endowed funds totaling $2.2 million in private gifts to the university.

Internal Spaces named
Trustees approved the naming of The Joan E. Gritzmacher Student Service Center and the Flo Tooke Student Computer Lab in the Physical Activities and Educational Services Building. The spaces are named in recognition of significant contributions from Flo Tooke to the College of Education and Human Ecology to establish endowed funds to provide permanent funding sources for the college.

Naming policy adopted
Trustees approved adoption of a new policy that addresses the naming of academic entities and physical spaces.

Personnel actions approved
The board approved the following personnel appointments and reappointments:
• Christopher M. Culley has been appointed senior adviser to the president in the Office of the President and senior vice president and general counsel in the Office of Legal Affairs effective April 1, 2013, through March 31, 2016.
• Michael J. Earley has been appointed professor-clinical and holder of The Vision Service Plan (VSP) Chair for the Advancement of Professional Practice in the College of Optometry effective Sept 1, 2013, through Aug. 31, 2018.
• Peter J. Mohler has been appointed professor and holder of the William D. and Jacquelyn L. Wells Chair at the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute in the College of Medicine effective June 1, 2013, through May 31, 2017.
• Muthu Periasamy has been appointed professor and holder of the Fred A. Hitchcock Professorship in Environmental Physiology in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2017.
• John L. Volakis has been appointed professor and holder of The Roy and Lois Chope Chair in Engineering in the College of Engineering effective July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2018.
• Karla S. Zadnik has been appointed dean of the College of Optometry effective June 1, 2014, through June 30, 2019.
• Javaune M. Adams-Gaston has been reappointed vice president in the Office of Student Life effective Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2018.
• Liang-Shih Fan has been reappointed professor and holder of The C. John Easton Professorship in Engineering in the College of Engineering effective July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2018.
• Michelle L. Jones has been reappointed associate professor and holder of The D.C. Kiplinger Chair in Floriculture in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences effective Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2018.
• Laurence V. Madden has been reappointed professor and holder of The Professorship in Plant Protection in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences effective Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2018.


Board of Trustees Committee Appointments approved
The board approved the appointment of members to the following committees for 2013-2014:
Academic Affairs and Student Life Committee:
Jeffrey Wadsworth, Chair
Janet B. Reid, Vice Chair
Algenon L. Marbley
Linda S. Kass
Clark C. Kellogg
Timothy P. Smucker
Cheryl L. Krueger
Brent R. Porteus
Stacie E. Seger
Janet Box-Steffensmeier (Faculty member)
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Finance Committee:
William G. Jurgensen, Chair
Ronald A. Ratner, Vice Chair
Alan W. Brass
Alex Shumate
Michael J. Gasser
Benjamin T. Reinke
G. Gilbert Cloyd
Corbett A. Price
Jo Ann Davidson
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Advancement Committee
G. Gilbert Cloyd, Co-Chair
Linda S. Kass, Co-Chair
Clark C. Kellogg
Timothy P. Smucker
Cheryl L. Krueger
Brent R. Porteus
Benjamin T. Reinke
Corbett A. Price
John W. Kessler
Nancy Kramer
Alan VanderMolen
Christopher A. Ito (Alumni Association member)
Larry Moore (Alumni Association member)
Keith D. Monda (Foundation Board member)
Daniel J. Wampler (Foundation Board member)
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Audit and Compliance Committee:
Algenon L. Marbley, Chair
Michael J. Gasser, Vice Chair
Ronald A. Ratner
William G. Jurgensen
Stacie E. Seger
Lawrence A. Hilsheimer
Amy Chronis
Craig S. Morford
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Governance Committee:
Alex Shumate, Chair
Timothy P. Smucker, Vice Chair
Alan W. Brass
Linda S. Kass
Janet B. Reid
Jeffrey Wadsworth
Benjamin T. Reinke
G. Gilbert Cloyd
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Medical Center Board appointments ratified
The board ratified the appointments of three members of the public to the new Wexner Medical Center Board. According to board bylaws, terms of initial public members will be staggered with three-, two- and one-year terms to ensure that no more than one-third of the public members’ terms expire within a given year:
Stephen D. Steinour, 1st term, term ending May 13, 2014
Leslie H. Wexner, 1st term, term ending May 13, 2016
John F. Wolfe, 1st term, term ending May 13, 2015
In addition, trustees appointed Leslie H. Wexner as chair of the medical center board.

Bylaws amended
Trustees approved amendments to Bylaws of the Wexner Medical Center Board regarding the board’s power and duties, accountability and reporting, and the board’s Quality and Professional Affairs Committee.

Faculty rules amended
Trustees approved amendments to the Rules of the University Faculty regarding cancellation of courses.

Appointing authority amended
The board approved an amendment designating the highest administrative official directly overseeing the Office of Human Resources to be the university’s appointing authority for classified civil service staff and public safety officers. The amendment reflects an adjustment designating the authority from vice president for human resources to the highest administrative official directly overseeing the Office of Human Resources. The designee works on behalf of the board to negotiate, ratify, fund and otherwise administer any and all collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the university.

Resolutions in memoriam adopted
The board adopted resolutions in memoriam for the following persons:
• Samuel C. Chu, professor emeritus of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died on August 30, 2013
• Robert H. Groves, associate professor emeritus of OSU Extension, who died on Oct. 11, 2013
• Philip W. Murdick, professor emeritus in the College of Veterinary Medicine, who died on Aug. 24, 2013
• Martin P. Sayers, professor emeritus of Neurological Surgery in the College of Medicine, who died on June 17, 2013
• Howard R. Showalter, professor emeritus of OSU Extension, who died on Aug. 24, 2013

About The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.