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OSU trustees meet, approve university matters - 04/04/08

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a variety of university-related personnel, fiscal and construction matters at its meeting Friday (4/4).
Board officers elected

Trustees elected Gil Cloyd for a second term as chair, Dimon McFerson as vice chair, David O. Frantz as secretary and Thomas Johnson as interim treasurer.

Regional campus appointments approved
The board approved the following appointments to the Mansfield Regional Campus Board:
• David J. Gooch, first term, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2011
• John S. Roby, third term, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2011
• John R. Shuler, second term, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2011
• Sara M. Fisher (student), second term, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009

Hospital boards appointments approved The board approved the following appointments:
University Hospital Board:
• Todd B. Barnum, second term, effective March 1, 2008, through Feb. 29, 2011
• John F. Havens, third term, effective May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2011
• W. G. (Jerry) Jurgensen, second term, effective March 1, 2008, through Feb. 28, 2011
• Nancy Petro, third term, effective June 1, 2008, through May 31, 2011
• David P. Lauer (reappointment), chair, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009
• Nancy Petro (reappointment) vice chair, effective June 1, 2008, through May 31, 2009

University Hospital East Board
(614) 247-4748• Karen Angelou, second term, effective Nov. 1, 2007, through Oct. 31, 2010
• James Phieffer, second term, effective March 1, 2008, through Feb. 28, 2011
• George A. Skestos (reappointment), chair, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009

OSU Harding Hospital Board
(614) 247-4748• Charles A. Schneider, first term, effective April 1, 2008, through March 31, 2011
• Donald Scriven, second term, effective April 1, 2008, through March 31, 2011
• Anne K. Jeffrey (reappointment), chair, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009
• Peter F. Frenzer (reappointment), vice chair, effective July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009

Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital Board
• John B. Gerlach Jr., second term, effective Jan. 1, 2008, through Dec. 31, 2010
• William D. Wells, second term, effective July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2010
• Frank Wobst, third term, effective Jan. 1, 2008, through Dec. 31, 2010
• John B. Gerlach Jr. (reappointment), chair, effective Sept. 1, 2008, through Aug. 1, 2009

Self-Insurance Board appointment approved
The board approved the reappointment of Thomas W, Johnson to a term, ending April 30, 2009, on the university's Self-Insurance Board.

Administrative reorganization plan approved
The board approved an administrative reorganization plan, and organizational chart, and amendments the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees and Rules of the University Faculty to reflect the changes.

Parking facility named
The board approved naming the parking garage at 1585 Westpark Street attached to the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital the Safe Auto Garage. The Safe Auto Company and its corporate officers and employees have been longtime donors to Ohio State, and their gift to support the parking of hospital patients and visitors demonstrates their commitment to the university and the Medical Center.

Faculty rules amended
The board approved amendments to the Rules of the University Faculty concerning participation in governance by regular clinical track faculty.

New degrees established
The board approved establishment of a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering degree program, a bachelor of science in environmental engineering degree program and a doctor of nursing practice degree program, effective upon approval of the Board of Regents.

College of Dentistry reorganization approved
The board approved a College of Dentistry proposal to convert eight sections and add dental hygiene, to become nine divisions, each with its own chairperson.

Personnel actions approved
• Daniel C. K. Chow has been named professor and holder of The Joseph S. Platt-Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur Professorship of Law in the Moritz College of Law, effective Dec. 1, 2007, through Nov. 20, 2017.
• Bruce S. Johnson has been named professor and holder of The Thomas J. and Mary E. Heck and Leo H. Faust Memorial Designated Professorship in the Law Library in the Moritz College of Law, effective Feb. 13, 2008, through Feb. 28, 2013.
• Donald O. Mutti has been named professor and holder of The E. F. Wildermuth Foundation Professorship in Optometry in the College of Optometry, effective Feb. 1, 2008.
• Mohammad Samimy has been named professor and holder of The Howard D. Winbigler Designated Professorship in the College of Engineering, effective April 1, 2008, through March 31, 2013.
• Mani A. Vannan has been named to The Joseph M. Ryan, M.D., Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine in the College of Medicine, effective Nov. 1, 2007, through Oct. 31, 2012.
• Jeff M. S. Kaplan has been named senior vice president, effective March 17, 2008. He holds a concurrent appointment at special assistant to the president.
• David E. Schuller has been named chief executive officer emeritus of the Comprehensive Cancer Center- The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, vice president for Medical Center expansion and outreach and medical director of the Power to Change Lives Campaign, effective Nov. 1, 2007, through Oct. 31, 2012. He holds a concurrent appointment as professor and holder of The John W. Wolfe Chair in Cancer Research.
• Eugene Smith has been named assistant vice president, effective March 17, 2008. He holds a concurrent appointment as director of athletics.

Resolutions in memoriam approved The board approved resolutions in memoriam for the following:
• Arthur E. Adams, professor emeritus in the Department of History and former dean of the College of Humanities and associate provost, who died on Aug. 6, 2007;
• Jan S. Adams, director emeritus of the Office of International Studies and retired adjunct professor of political science, who died on Dec. 9, 2007;
• Francis R. Allaire, professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Sciences, who died on Nov. 27, 2007;
• Robert E. Georges, associate dean and associate professor emeritus in the Department of Management and Human Resources, who died Nov. 18, 2007;
• Geoffrey Keller, professor emeritus in the Department of Astronomy, who died on Dec. 12, 2007;
• Jules B. LaPidus, professor and dean emeritus in the Graduate School, who died on Dec. 3, 2007;
• N. L. McCaslin, professor emeritus in the Department of Human and Community Resource Development, who died on Feb. 26, 2008;
• Paul E. Panek, professor of psychology, who died on Dec. 28, 2007;
• John H. Shaw, professor emeritus in the Department of Physics, who died on Jan. 31, 2008, and
• Charles F. Wooley, professor emeritus in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Internal Medicine, who died on Feb. 15, 2008.

Health Care Systems regulations amended
The board approved amendments to the Code of Regulations of the Ohio State University Managed Health Care Systems, Inc., that are intended to provide flexibility with respect to the university director positions and add an additional external director to further increase the expertise of the board of directors.

University retirees honored
The board commended The Ohio State University Retirees Association (OSURA) for its outstanding achievements and contributions over the past 25 years to retired faculty and staff. OSURA makes significant efforts to optimize benefits, health care and the welfare of university retirees and provides an array of information, cultural, social, travel and volunteer activities.

Development report accepted
The board accepted the University Development Report for February 2008. Private gifts to the university established The Edwin M. Cooperman Endowed Professorship in the Moritz College of Law, The Howard D. Winbigler Designated Professorship in the College of Engineering and The Thomas J. and Mary E. Heck and Leo H. Faust Memorial Designated Professorship in the Law Library, as well as 32 new named endowed funds, totaling $6.7 million.

Investment managers appointed
Based on the recommendations of the Development and Investment Committee, the board approved external investment manager changes and index fund reallocations as needed to maintain target asset allocations previously approved by the board. The university utilizes the services of external investment managers and index funds to assist in the management of the university's long-term investment pool.

Credit lines approved
The board approved the use of internal lines of credit to support two of the university's affiliated entities. Campus Partners will receive a line of credit of up to $10 million for property acquisitions that are consistent with the Campus Partners strategic plan and are approved by its board of directors.

Construction projects approved
The board authorized the university to enter into design contracts for the following projects:
• Construction of a new Horticulture and Operations Center for the Agricultural Technical Institute campus in Wooster. Estimated project cost is $8.4 million to be provided by state appropriations and college general funds.
• Addition of space for the Diagnostic Treatment Center and Inpatient Cancer/Critical Care Towers east of Cannon Drive. The work, which is part of the Medical Center Facilities Plan, includes demolition of Means Hall, MRI Building and South Cannon Garage. Estimated project cost is $3.5 million to be provided by university bond proceeds.
• Construction of an outdoor women's field hockey facility and replacement of the existing 12 outdoor tennis courts north of the Woody Hayes Athletic Facility. The project also includes construction of concession, restroom and storage facilities and a 100-car parking garage. Estimated project cost is $6 – 9 million to be provided by auxiliary funds.
• Upgrades to infrastructure and roadways to support the Medical Center Facilities Plan/Master Space Plan. Estimated project cost is $3 million to be provided by university bond proceeds.
• Expansion of the Ross Heart Hospital including three invasive electrophysiology labs, one cardiac cath lab, a recovery area with ten beds, and a connector between Rhodes Hall Tower and the addition. Estimated project cost is $12 million to be provided by auxiliary funds.

The board authorized the university to enter into construction contracts for the following projects:
• Construction of a new Horticulture and Operations Center for the Agricultural Technical Institute campus in Wooster. Estimated project cost is $8.4 million to be provided by state appropriations and college general funds.
• Construction of an outdoor women's field hockey facility and replacement of the existing 12 outdoor tennis courts north of the Woody Hayes Athletic Facility. The project also includes construction of concession, restroom and storage facilities and a 100-car parking garage. Estimated project cost is $6 – 9 million to be provided by auxiliary funds.

Real estate purchase authorized
Trustees authorized the university to purchase a two-story aviation hangar facility located at 2827 West Dublin-Granville Road in Columbus for $2,875,000. The property is located adjacent to the University Airport at Don Scott Field, and is surrounded by other property owned by the University.

Long-term lease approved
Trustees authorized the university to enter into a long-term lease for the property at 2827 Dublin-Granville Road, which contains 8.017 acres and a two-story aviation hangar. The property is currently used by MedFlight of Ohio, Inc., and the University Airport and the College of Engineering have determined that the lease of this property is in the best interest of the University.