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OSU trustees meet, approve university matters - 05/04/07

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a variety of personnel, fiscal, academic and construction-related matters at its meeting Friday (5/4).

Board officers elected

Trustees elected Karen L. Hendricks as vice chair, David O. Frantz as secretary and Thomas Johnson as interim treasurer.

OSU Harding Hospital reappointments approved

Anne K. Jeffrey and Peter Frenzer have been reappointed to fourth terms as citizen members of the OSU Harding Hospital Board, effective June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2010.

New center established

Trustees approved a proposal to establish the Center for the Study of Religion, effective immediately. The center will encourage and support scholarly research in religion by faculty members and graduate students across the university, and particularly within the College of Humanities.

Non-academic "center" statue approved

Trustees approved the College of Medicine's request to use the term "center," usually reserved for academic units, for the Heart Center and the Center for Women's Health, effective immediately.

Programs renamed

As part of its Six-Year Action Plan, the Department of Human and Community Resource Development is merging the agricultural education and extension programs within the department. Trustees approved a proposal to rename the undergraduate bachelor of science degree program from Agricultural Education to Agricultural and Extension Education and the graduate degree programs (M.Ed., M.S., and Ph.D.) from Human and Community Resource Development to Agricultural and Extension Education, effective upon approval of the Board of Regents.

Marion Campus landmarks named

As part of the Marion Campus 50th anniversary celebration, the university honored three former employees for their commitment and contributions to the Marion Campus. Trustees approved naming the new student services building as Eugene Maynard Hall in honor of the first dean and director of the campus; naming the forest preserve the Theodore B. Myers Oak Savanna in honor of the campus' first associate director and professor of zoology; and naming the Marion Campus Prairies the Larry Yoder Marion Campus Prairie in honor of Yoder's vision and efforts in creating a quiet reserve for campus beauty and reflection.

University internal spaces named
Trustees approved the naming of the following spaces to recognize the generosity of donors to the university:
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

• Anita and Michael Goldberg/Rite Rug Company Mammography Waiting Area
Scott Laboratory
• Dr. Michael and Anna Chen Family Conference Room (Room E100, 1st floor)
• Robert O. Webster Machine Shop (Room W299, 2nd floor)
• Rex and Helen Ritchie Fluid Power Laboratory (Room 268), 2nd floor
• Hoover Elevated Walkway (3rd floor)
• Gleason Research Laboratories (Rooms W061, W066, W068, W070, W097, basement and Rooms W179 and W180, 1st floor)
Recreation and Physical Activity Center
The Tim and Jayn Corral Cardio Canyon (Room B31, Level 1)

Personnel actions approved
• Joseph A. Alutto has been named interim executive vice president and provost in the Office of Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2007. He currently serves as dean of the Fisher College of Business and holds The John W. Berry Sr. Chair in Business.
• Stephen L. Mangum has been named acting dean of the Fisher College of Business, effective July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. He is currently senior associate dean for academic programs in the Fisher College and professor in the Department of Management and Human Resources.

Emeritus titles granted
• Maia P. Mertz, professor emeritus in the School of Teaching and Learning, effective May 1, 2007
• John M. Parson, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2007
• Thomas M. York, professor emeritus in the Department of Aviation, effective July 1, 2007
• Robert S. Billings, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology, effective July 1, 2007
• Raphael T. George, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Consumer Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2007
• Joseph J. Kowalski, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, effective May 1, 2007
• Arnon E. Reishers, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Management and Human Resources, effective July 1, 2007

Resolutions in memoriam adopted
• Simon P. Dinitz, professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology, who died on March 3, 2007
• Robert V. Esmond, director emeritus in the Office of University Development-Research, who died on March 29, 2007
• Paul H. Gipp, assistant professor emeritus in The Ohio State University Extension, who died March 12, 2007
• Paul Gottwald, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, who died March 12, 2007
• Gerald D. Stanley, associate professor emeritus in The Ohio State University Extension, who died on April 4, 2007

Development report accepted
Trustees accepted the report on gifts received through the University Development Fund and The Ohio State University Foundation during March 2007, establishing 18 new named endowed funds for a total of $4 million.

Construction projects approved
Trustees authorized the university to enter into design contracts for the following projects:
• Renovation of restrooms in Canfield Hall to create private bathrooms for residents. Estimated project cost is $1.4 million to be provided by future bond proceeds.
• Renovation of the Ohio Stadium Press Box. Estimated project cost is $1 million to be provided by Athletics auxiliary funds.
• Renovation of space in Ross Heart Hospital to provide a pre-operative and post-operative suite to accommodate outpatient surgeries. Estimated project cost is $280,740 to be provided by Ohio State University Medical Center Health Systems funds.
Trustees authorized the university to enter into construction contracts for the following projects:
• Replacement of the roof on the Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Lab. Estimated project cost is $780,367 to be provided by state funds.
• Replacement of the roofs on University Airport Hangars 1, 2 and 3. Estimated project cost is $592,000 to be provided by state funds.
• Ross Heart Hospital renovation for outpatient surgery. (see above)
• Renovation of faculty and staff offices on the third floor of Stillman Hall. Estimated project cost is $402,228 to be provided by Social Work and Academic Affairs general funds.
• Renovation of University Hospital East to provide areas for Endoscopy and Digestive Health. Estimated project cost is $1.5 million to be provided by Ohio State University Medical Center Health Systems auxiliary funds.
The board authorized the university to increase the construction contracts for the following project:
• Extension of water and sewer lines on Put-in-Bay. Estimated project cost is $3.5 million to be provided by 2007 bond proceeds.
Committee appointments approved
Trustees approved the following appointments to committees and representatives to several university-related boards:
• Academic and Student Affairs Committee:
Douglas G. Borror, Chair
John D. Ong, Vice Chair
Robert H. Schottenstein
G. Gilbert Cloyd
Thekla R. Shackelford
Alex Shumate
John C. Fisher
NEW STUDENT TRUSTEE
Fiscal Affairs Committee:
Jo Ann Davidson, Chair
Karen L. Hendricks, Vice Chair
Dimon R. McFerson
Leslie H. Wexner
Brian K. Hicks
Walden W. O'Dell
Alan W. Brass
Christopher A. Alvarez-Breckenridge
Investments Committee:
Dimon R. McFerson, Chair
Walden W. O'Dell, Vice Chair
Jo Ann Davidson
Robert H. Schottenstein
John D. Ong
John Gerlach, Jr. (Foundation Board), ex officio
David A. Rismiller (Foundation Board), ex officio
Audit Committee:
Robert H. Schottenstein, Chair
Thekla R. Shackelford
G. Gilbert Cloyd
Alan W. Brass
James Gilmour (3/1/05 – 2/29/08)
James Bachmann (11/3/06 – 11/1/09)
Agricultural Affairs Committee:
Walden W. O'Dell, Chair
Robert Boggs, Vice Chair, ex officio
John D. Ong
John C. Fisher
NEW TRUSTEE
Christopher A. Alvarez-Breckenridge
NEW STUDENT TRUSTEE
Medical Center Affairs Committee:
Dimon R. McFerson, Chair
Brian K. Hicks, Vice Chair
Jo Ann Davidson
G. Gilbert Cloyd
Robert H. Schottenstein
Alan W. Brass
Ellen Hardymon
David Lauer
Donald Shackelford
Governance Committee:
G. Gilbert Cloyd, Chair
Karen L. Hendricks, Vice Chair
Dimon R. McFerson
Jo Ann Davidson
The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute Board
Karen L. Hendricks, Chair
Robert H. Schottenstein
University Hospitals Board:
Brian K. Hicks
Campus Partners Board:
Brian K. Hicks
Robert H. Schottenstein
Research Foundation Board of Directors:
G. Gilbert Cloyd
University Foundation Board Ex Officio, Class of Directors:
Karen L. Hendricks (2007)
Robert H. Schottenstein (2008)
Douglas G. Borror (2009)
Affiliated Entities Committee:
Karen L. Hendricks (2008)
Dimon R. McFerson (2009)
John C. Fisher (2010)
VACANT
Science and Technology Campus Board:
VACANT
Regional Campus Trustee Liaison: Robert H. Schottenstein
University Managed Health Care System, Board of Directors
John C. Fisher
Self-Insurance Trust Board:
Dimon R. McFerson
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital:
Thekla R. Shackelford
Committee on Trusteeship
Dimon R. McFerson, Chair
John D. Ong
Walden W. O'Dell
Alex Shumate

Robert H. Schottenstein
Chairperson of the Board, ex officio
Wexner Center Foundation Board:
Robert H. Schottenstein+ (2010)
Leslie H. Wexner
+ President's Appointment