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2019
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Ohio State University trustees elect new officers

Board also approves fiscal and construction plans

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today elected new officers and welcomed a new member in a meeting held at the university’s Wooster campus.

The board approved Gary Heminger as chair, and Abigail Wexner and Timothy Smucker as vice chairs. In addition, the board welcomed newly appointed trustee Michael Kiggin to his first meeting.

Trustees also approved construction and financial plans.

2020 financial plan approved
The board approved the fiscal year 2020 financial plan. The plan invests in the five strategic pillars of the university’s Time and Change strategic plan: Teaching and Learning; Access, Affordability and Excellence; Research and Creative Expression; Academic Health Care; and Operational Excellence and Resource Stewardship.

The plan projects a surplus of $487 million on $7.5 billion of operating revenue and $7 billion in spending, a 3.9% increase in revenues over last year.

Capital investment program adopted
The board adopted the fiscal year 2020 capital investment program plan, which proposes $1.39 billion in new projects to be completed over the next five years.

These include construction of the Arts District, the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center, the Interdisciplinary Research Center and Wexner Medical Center ambulatory facilities.

Another $514 million will be committed in fiscal 2020 to ongoing projects including the Advanced Materials Corridor, the Postle Hall project, a new laboratory building at Wooster, and renovations and repairs at all Ohio State campuses.

Presidential goals approved
Trustees approved presidential goals for fiscal 2020. They set forth five areas of focus that will continue to move the university forward as a leading national flagship public research university in the 21st century.

  • Time and Change Strategic Plan: Advance the strategic plans for the university and academic health center.
  • Student and Faculty Success: Strengthen the quality and affordability of Ohio State’s teaching and learning programs, including Digital Flagship and state-of- the-art curriculum development.
  • National Impact: Further establish The Ohio State University as a national and global leader in higher education practices, policy and research to serve societal needs.
  • Campus Environment: Deploy best practices and policies to support the safety and well-being of students, staff and faculty on Ohio State campuses and further create a sustainable learning environment.
  • Leadership and Talent: Exemplify best-in-class leadership to advance the university toward strategic goals and further develop plans, practices, and policies to attract and retain the best higher education talent and advance the recruitment of key leadership positions at the university.

Pathway program with Columbus State reaffirmed
The board re-affirmed the 2011 agreement between the university and Columbus State Community College to support the Preferred Pathway Program. The initiative was designed to expand access to higher education and make it easier for Columbus State students to earn a bachelor’s degree by providing a guaranteed path for transferring.

Ohio State and Columbus State now have 82 preferred pathway programs in a variety of disciplines. Ohio State has seen new transfer student enrollment increase from 400 in 2011 to 569 in 2018.

Construction contracts approved
The board authorized the university to enter into and increase professional services and construction contracts for the following projects:

  • Lacrosse stadium. The project will construct a new 2,500-seat outdoor lacrosse stadium for the men’s and women’s varsity lacrosse programs. The venue will include the outdoor field, locker rooms and concessions. Trustees approved entering into professional services contracts of $2.3 million. Total project budget is $20 million, to be paid with fundraising.
  • Library book depository – phase 3. The project will construct a 25,100-square foot addition to the existing book depository, which will house 4.4 million print volumes and allow for expected strategic growth. Trustees approved entering into professional services contracts of $1.3 million. Total project budget is $15.1 million, to be aid with university funds and debt.
  • West Campus infrastructure – phase 1. The project will provide infrastructure to support phase 1 building projects on West Campus, including the Wexner Medical Center West Campus Ambulatory Facilities, Energy Advancement and Innovation Center and the Interdisciplinary Research Facility. Trustees approved entering into professional services contracts of $1.9 million. Total project budget is $17.5 million, to be paid with university, auxiliary and partner funds.
  • Coffey Road Park recreational fields. The project will improve Coffey Road Park to accommodate outdoor recreational activities that are being displaced by West Campus development. Trustees approved entering into professional services and construction contracts of $10.2 million, representing the total project budget, to be paid with auxiliary funds.
  • Dodd parking garage. The project will construct a six-level parking facility for 1,100 cars on the former Dodd Hall surface lot. Trustees approved entering into professional services and construction contracts of $33.3 million, representing the total project budget, to be paid with auxiliary and partner funding.
  • Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center. The project is a multi-phased renovation and addition to serve the health sciences. It includes the renovation of Hamilton Hall and construction of a new building with upgraded and flexible facilities. Trustees approved increased professional services and construction contracts. Total project budget is $155.9 million, to be paid with fundraising, and university, auxiliary and state funds.
  • Martha Morehouse facility improvements. The project will construct a 7,000-square-foot addition and renovate 105,000 square feet of existing space. Trustees approved entering into professional services and construction contracts of $5.1 million. Total project budget will be determined, to be paid with auxiliary funding.
  • Newton Hall – renovation and addition. The project will construct an addition that will include flexible classrooms, informal learning spaces and offices. It will also renovate existing space including new façade, relocation of existing entryway and plaza, and an updated corridor and wellness space. Trustees approved increased professional services contracts and entering into construction contracts of $23.2 million. Total project budget is $24.5 million, to be paid with university debt, fundraising, and university and state funds.

Utility system improvements approved
The board authorized Ohio State Energy Partners LLC to make numerous capital improvements to university utility systems for fiscal year 2020. The improvements fall into three broad categories: utility systems life-cycle renovation, repair and replacement projects (one project); utility systems expansion and extension projects (10 projects); and two energy conservation measure projects.

Initiatives include:

  • Combined Heat and Power Plant (construction cost $266.7 million)
  • South residence halls air conditioning (construction cost $12.3 million)
  • Campus lighting – install new lights in 118 buildings (construction cost $12.6 million)

Faculty member disciplined
Trustees approved the termination of Deborah Mitchell, a clinical associate professor in the Fisher College of Business. Through an extensive investigation and review process, the university found that Professor Mitchell engaged in grave misconduct related to the Faculty Financial Conflict of Interest Policy.

Bylaws amended
Trustees approved amendments to the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees reflecting the newly combined talent, compensation and governance committee.

Leases authorized
The board approved 30-year leases for the construction and occupancy of new buildings planned as part of the 15+High development. Campus Partners, through Redstone Realty, will construct two five-story building at 16th and High (Building A) and 15th and High (Building B). In Building A, the Office of Advancement will occupy floors three through five with an option to lease the second floor. In Building B, elements of the offices of human resources, legal affairs, administration and planning and business and finance will occupy floors two through five.

Lease revised
Trustees authorized the revision of a lease approved in August, 2018 that increases the size and location of land being leased at the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Grace Drake Agricultural Laboratory in Apple Creek (Wayne County) to Certified Angus Beef. The site location has shifted from Applesauce Lane to South Orchard Drive and the size has increased from 2-3 to approximately 2-4 acres of property. The college is anticipating a livestock feed commodity area near the beef facility.

Joint use agreement approved
Trustees authorized the university to enter into a 20-year joint use agreement with the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority. The university was allocated $250,000 in the state capital bill designed for use by the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority to renovate the Mass Lab Facility. The university wants to expand its partnerships with the port authority and would benefit from having the renovated Mass Lab included in these activities.

Foundation report approved
Trustees approved the University Foundation report as of June 30, 2019, which includes the establishment of one endowed chair fund: the Dr. Lee E. Shackelford Chair Fund in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health; two endowed professorships: the Olga Jonasson, MD Professorship in Surgery, and the Rheumatology and Immunology Professorship; four endowed scholarships as part of the Joseph A. Alutto Global Leadership Initiative; and 29 additional named endowed funds totaling $5.1 million in private support to the university.

Institute named
The board approved naming the Institute for Immuno-Oncology as the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology in recognition of Pelotonia’s significant contributions to the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Suites named
The board approved the naming of the integrated oncology suite at the Hummel & Trueman Hospital for Companion Animals as the Blue Buffalo Foundation Integrated Oncology Suite in recognition of significant contributions from the Blue Buffalo Foundation to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Trustees approved naming the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services Suite in Fisher Hall as the Jesse & Cheryl Tyson Diversity and Inclusion Suite in recognition of Jesse and Cheryl Tyson’s significant contributions to the Fisher College of Business.

The board also approved naming the dining space and players’ lounge of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center as the Wandell Family Players’ Suite in recognition of Deborah and Keith Wandell’s significant contributions to the Department of Athletics.

Operating room named
Trustees approving naming an operating room at the Hummel & Trueman Hospital for Companion Animals as the Dr. Jonathan Dyce Operating Room in recognition of Cynthia Knight’s philanthropic support to the College of Veterinary Medicine

Hospital for companion animals spaces named
The board approved naming of multiple spaces in the Hummel & Trueman Hospital for Companion Animals in recognition of donors who have provided significant contributions to construction of the facility:

  • Creek Surgery Conference Room - 1035 (Anne and Philip Creek)
  • Bentley Williams Oncology Conference Room - 1078 (Glenn and JoAnna Williams, in honor of their dog Bentley and the wonderful care he received)
  • Cindie Davis Holub, DVM Operating Room -1066F (Brian Holub)
  • Brian Holub, DVM and Cindie Davis Holub, DVM Faculty Office -133 (Brian Holub)
  • Joyce Novotny Feline Waiting Area-A106 (Blue Buffalo Foundation, in honor of their friend and former employee Joyce Novotny)

Fontana Laboratories internal spaces named
The board approved the naming of multiple spaces in Mars G. Fontana Laboratories, 140 W. 19th Ave., and the new construction to be attached to the current building in recognition of Mars Fontana and other past leaders and supporters of the College of Engineering:

  • Herman R. Weed Conference Room - 3021
  • Arthur S. Watts Conference Room - 2126
  • Richard T. Hart Conference Room - 2118
  • Robert M. Nerem Conference Room - 3144
  • Edward Orton Jr. Conference Room - 4021
  • Charles E. MacQuigg Conference Room - 4144

Tennis complex named
Trustees approved naming the tennis complex that encompasses the Ty Tucker Tennis Center (indoor) and the Stickney Tennis Center (outdoor) as the Auer Tennis Complex in recognition of Sheila and John Auer’s significant contributions to the Department of Athletics.

Blackwell Inn space named
The board approved naming the bar and lounge area off the lobby of the Blackwell Inn as Simon’s in recognition of Denis G. and Denise C. Simon’s significant contributions to the Fisher College of Business.

Distinguished Service Awards approved
The board approved awarding Distinguished Service Awards in autumn 2019 to:

  • Philip (T.K.) Daniel, the William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor of Education Administration (emeritus), who has served the university in multiple institutional governance roles.
  • Katherine (Kitty) Kisker (BS ’66, MS ’67), who served on the faculty and staff as an administrator for 35 years and continues as an adviser and volunteer with the College of Nursing.

Personnel actions approved
The board approved the following personnel appointments and reappointments:

  • Jessica A. Eveland has been named secretary of the Board of Trustees effective May 1, 2019.
  • William Farrar has been named CEO of The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute effective September 1, 2019.

Faculty personnel actions

  • Heather Allen has been named professor and holder of the Dow Professorship in Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences effective Sept.1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2023.
  • Tami Ann Augustine has been named associate professor-clinical and winner of the 2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in the College of Education and Human Ecology.
  • Krystof Bankiewicz has been named professor and holder of the Gilbert and Kathryn Mitchell Chair in the College of Medicine effective March 1, 2019 through Feb. 28, 2023.
  • Jackie Blount has been named professor and winner of the 2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in the College of Education and Human Ecology.
  • Bear Braumoeller has been named professor and holder of the Andrei Baronov and Ratmir Timashev Endowed Chair in Data Analytics in the College of Arts and Sciences effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2023.
  • Arthur Burghes has been named professor and winner of the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award in the College of Medicine.
  • Peter Craigmile has been named professor and winner of the 2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Jonathan Ezell has been named professor-clinical and winner of the 2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in the College of Engineering.
  • Lisa Florman has been named professor and winner of the 2019 President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Elena Foulis has been named senior lecturer and winner of the 2019 Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer in the College of Arts and Science.
  • H. Lisle Gibbs has been named professor and winner of the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Galit Golan has been named lecturer and winner of the 2019 Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska has been named professor and winner of the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award in the College of Engineering.
  • Christine Griffin has been named clinical instructor and winner of the 2019 Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer in the College of Medicine.
  • John Horack has been named professor and winner of the 2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in the College of Engineering.
  • David Horn has been named professor and winner of the 2019 President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Michael Ibba has been named professor and winner of the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Claire Kamp Dush has been named associate professor and winner of the 2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in the College of Education and Human Ecology.
  • Janice Kiecolt-Glaser has been named professor and holder of the Doctor John D. and E. Olive Brumbaugh Chair in Brain Research and Teaching in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023.
  • Blaine Lilly has been named professor and winner of the 2019 President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service in the College of Engineering.
  • Rama Mallampalli has been named professor and holder of the S. Robert Davis Chair of Medicine in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023.
  • Glenn Martinez has been named professor and winner of the 2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Danielle Marx-Scouras has been named professor and winner of the 2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Peter Mohler has been named professor and holder of the John H. and Mildred C. Lumley Chair in Medicine in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023.
  • Gregory Nixon has been named professor-clinical and winner of the 2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in the College of Optometry.
  • Georgios Papachristou has been named professor and holder of the Dr. Samuel T. and Lois Felts Mercer Professorship of Medicine and Pharmacology in the College of Medicine effective Aug. 1, 2019 through July 31, 2023.
  • Jody Patterson has been named associate professor and holder of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Endowed Chair of Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences effective Aug. 1, 2019 through July 31, 2024.
  • Chad Rappleye has been named associate professor and winner of the 2019 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Greg Rose has been named executive dean of regional campuses in the Office of Academic Affairs effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021.
  • Satyanarayana Seetharaman has been named lecturer and winner of the 2019 Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer in the College of Engineering.
  • Thomas Stewart has been named lecturer and winner of the 2019 Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Nandini Trivedi has been named professor and winner of the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Guo-Liang Wang has been named professor and winner of the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Sinead Yarberry has been named instructor-practice and winner of the 2019 Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer in the College of Nursing.
  • Jennifer Bogner has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Bert C. Wiley, MD Chair in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the College of Medicine effective Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2023.
  • Janet Box-Steffensmeier has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Vernal G. Riffe Professorship in Government and Politics in the College of Arts and Sciences effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024.
  • John Byrd has been reappointed as professor and holder of the D. Warren Brown Designated Chair in Leukemia Research in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023.
  • Daniel Clinchot has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Harry C. and Mary Elizabeth Powelson Professorship of Medicine in the College of Medicine effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2023.
  • Glenn Daehn has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Dr. Mars G. Fontana Professorship in Metallurgical Engineering in the College of Engineering effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024.
  • Philip Diaz has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Battelle Professorship in Inhalation Therapeutics in the College of Medicine effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 30, 2023.
  • Jeffrey Fowler has been reappointed as professor and holder of the John G. Boutselis, MD Chair in Gynecology in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022.
  • Ramesh Ganju has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Ernest Scott, MD Endowed Professorship in Pathology in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023.
  • Roger Goddard has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Novice G. Fawcett Chair in Educational Administration in the College of Education and Human Ecology effective Aug. 18, 2019 through Aug. 17, 2024.
  • Paul Janssen has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Fred A. Hitchcock Professorship in Environmental Physiology in the College of Medicine effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2023.
  • Safdar Khan has been reappointed as associate professor and holder of the Dr. Benjamin R. and Helen Slack Wiltberger Memorial Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023.
  • Ehud Mendel has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Justine Skestos Chair in Minimally Invasive Neurological Spinal Surgery in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023.
  • Michael Mills has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Taine G. McDougal Professorship in Engineering in the College of Engineering effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024.
  • John Nusstein has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Dr. William J. Meyers Endowed Chair in Endodontics in the College of Dentistry effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024.
  • Raphael Pollock has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Kathleen Wellenreiter Klotz Chair in Cancer Research in the College of Medicine effective Nov. 1, 2019 through Oct. 31, 2023.
  • Vinay Puduvalli has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Sanford and Rife Family Chair in Neuro-Oncology in the College of Medicine effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2023.
  • Steven Ringel has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Neal A. Smith Chair in Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024.
  • Thomas Ryan has been reappointed as professor and holder of the John G. and Jeanne Bonnet McCoy Chair in The Ohio State University Heart Center in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023.
  • Abhay Satoskar has been reappointed as professor and holder of the University Pathology Services Anatomic Pathology Professorship in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022.
  • Jan Schwab has been reappointed as professor and holder of the William E. Hunt, MD and Charlotte M. Curtis Chair in Neuroscience in the College of Medicine effective Feb. 1, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2023.
  • Peter Shields has been reappointed as professor and holder of the Julius F. Stone Chair in Cancer Research in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023.
  • Kenneth Yeager has been reappointed as professor and holder of the David E. Schuller MD Professorship for Patient Compassion in the College of Medicine effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2023.
  • Anil Makhija has been extended as dean of the Fisher College of Business effective July 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019.

Resolutions in memoriam adopted
The board adopted resolutions in memoriam for the following persons:

  • James A. Arnett, professor emeritus of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the College of Medicine, who died on June 5, 2019
  • James H. Caldwell, professor emeritus of internal medicine in the College of Medicine, who died on June 5, 2019
  • Edward H. Jennings, former Ohio State president and professor, who died on Aug. 10, 2019
  • Felicisima “Ping” Serafica, associate professor emeritus of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died on April 27, 2019
  • Rodney Tampa “Rod” Tettenhorst, professor emeritus of mineralogy in the School of Earth Sciences, who died on April 28, 2019

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