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OSU trustees meet, approve university matters - 07/07/06

COLUMBUS - A merger of two colleges and the creation of a new school were among the items approved Friday (7/7) by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting.

The College of Education and Human Ecology, resulting from the merger of two of Ohio State's highest ranking academic units, will serve more than 3,000 undergraduate students and more than 2,500 graduate students, making it one of the university's largest colleges. The merger reflects a national trend of colleges of this type combining to develop innovative programs focusing on strengthening individuals, families, schools and communities.

The board also approved the formation of the School of Earth Sciences within the College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The new school is designed to increase interdisciplinary research in earth and environmental sciences in a flexible structure that can better adapt to rapidly changing research and educational opportunities.

In addition, the board approved the 2007 fiscal year university operating budget of nearly $1.09 billion, a 5.7 percent increase over FY 2006.

Trustees established two new endowed faculty chairs and 52 new named endowed funds, totaling $5.9 million in private gifts to the university during May 2006, and accepted 240 research grants and contracts totaling $22.7 million awarded to the university in May.

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

Named endowed chairs

- The Ambassador Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Chair, $1,382,977 (grandfathered), provided by a gift from Ambassador Milton A. Wolf and Roslyn Z. Wolf to support a chair position in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs
- The Major General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History, $1,151,642 (grandfathered) provided by gifts from Major General Raymond E. Mason Jr. to support the Mason Chair of Military History

Named endowed funds

- The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute Endowed Fund, $1,145,878, provided by a gift from the estate of Jerome Lawrence to be used at the discretion of the director and the curator of The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute
- Bill and Blossom Hunt Athletic Scholarship Fund, $192,072, provided by an estate gift from Bill and Blossom Hunt to supplement athletic scholarship grant-in-aid scholarship costs for student athletes who are members of the OSU men's basketball team and are pursuing undergraduate degrees at Ohio State
-Richard John and Mary Ann Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund in Welding Engineering, $168,619, provided by gifts from the estates of Mary Ann Hinders Campbell and Richard J. Campbell to provide a scholarship to welding engineering students
- Gail T. Dennison ATI Equine Endowment Fund, $150,000, provided by a gift from the estate of Gail T. Dennison to purchase equipment and for special projects as outlined by the chairperson and the technology coordinator of horse production and management technology at the Agricultural Technical Institute
- Michael H. and JoAnn Carpenter Scholarship Fund, $100,500, provided by gifts from Michael H. and JoAnn Carpenter to provide a full in-state tuition scholarship for the admitted first-year student at the Moritz College of Law possessing the highest LSAT score of the entering class and a minimum GPA of 3.25 who is not otherwise receiving a full-tuition scholarship
- The Bunny and Thomas Clark Scholarship Endowment Fund, $100,460, provided by gifts from Bunny and Thomas Clark to support educational diversity at the university consistent with the university's mission and admissions policy by awarding scholarships in furtherance of the diversity mission with particular attention to, but not limited to, female students who have been accepted for admissions at the university and are enrolled in the College of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Department of Physics
- College of Dentistry Endowed Chair Fund in Periodontology, $100,108, provided by gifts from alumni and friends to provide salary and program support to a distinguished faculty member in the Section of Periodontology in the College of Dentistry
- College of Pharmacy Faculty Research and Development Fund, $92,500, provided by gifts from numerous donors to be used at the discretion of the dean of the College of Pharmacy to support faculty research and development activities
- The Mike and Diane Zieg Athletic Scholarship Fund for Men's Lacrosse, $67,162, provided by gifts from Michael B. and Diane H. Zieg to supplement the grant-in-aid scholarship costs of a student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and is a member of the varsity men's lacrosse team
- The A.D. Farrow Company Athletic Scholarship Fund, $53,250, provided by gifts from A.D. Farrow Company of Columbus to supplement the grant-in-aid scholarship costs of a student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and is a member of a varsity athletics team
- Don and Betty Spoelker Family Athletic Scholarship Fund, $50,502, provided by gifts from Don and Betty Spoelker to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate student-athlete who is a member of the men's varsity football team
- Evelyn Ackers Glore Scholarship Fund, $50,000, provided by gifts from the estate of Evelyn Ackers Glore to provide scholarship for students in the School of Music
- Mary Eloise Green Innovation Fund, $40,000, provided by a gift from the estate of Mary Eloise Green to be used for professional use and development of the Department of Human Nutrition
- Mendezoff Internship Fund, $38,000, provided by a gift from Paul Mendezoff in memory of his grandmother, Julia Skwarski, an avid gardener, to provide incentives and financial support to students from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center seeking internships in the Secrest Arboretum
- The Larry and Linda Waller Athletic Scholarship Fund, $36,506, provided by gifts from Larry and Linda Waller to supplement the grant-in-aid scholarship costs of a student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and is a member of the varsity football team
- The College of Pharmacy Alumni Society Scholarship Fund, $35,238, provided by gifts from The College of Pharmacy Alumni Society to provide a scholarship for an incoming second-, third- or fourth-year Pharm. D. student in good academic standing who participates in one or more of the college's student organizations
- The Visci Family Scholarship Fund, $35,103, provided by gifts from Joseph M. Visci and Martha A. Claus in honor of Leonard Visci and Alice Visci to provide need-based scholarships to students in the College of Education and Human Ecology in their final two years of study who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- The America Lung Association Endowment Fund in Pulmonary Medicine, $35,000, provided by gifts from the America Lung Association of Ohio to support the advancement of medical knowledge related to research, prevention and treatment, education, or training on pulmonary diseases
- The Ohio State University at Lima Trustees Scholarship Fund, $34,850, provided by gifts from the OSU-Lima Board of Trustees to provide scholarships to students at the OSU-Lima campus who exhibit leadership skills
- The John Lyman Jr. Award Fund for Clinical Teaching Excellence, $33,325, provided by a gift from Ronald Lyman in memory of his father, John Lyman Jr., to supplement the implementation of the clinical teaching excellence award in the College of Veterinary Medicine
- Rosalind Pierson Scholarship Fund, $30,250, provided by gifts from an anonymous donor in memory of Professor M. Rosalind Pierson to provide merit-based scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students majoring in dance
- Optometry Scholarship Dinner Endowment Fund, $28,473, provided by gifts from numerous donors to provide scholarships for students studying optometry
- The Charles W. Kettlewell Professional Responsibility Award Fund, $28,250, provided by gifts from the Association of Responsibility Lawyers and Reginald S. Jackson Jr. in memory of Charles W. Kettlewell to provide an award to a law student for demonstrating excellence in understanding the laws of professional responsibility
- James R. Baroffio Fellowship Fund in Geological Sciences, $27,915, provided by gifts from Dr. James R. Baroffio to support a graduate fellowship in the Department of Geological Sciences for a student performing fieldwork as part of thesis or dissertation research
- The Dr. Milton S. Rosner Scholarship Fund, $27,515, provided by gifts from Lynne Gutches Snowden to provide an award to a master's degree candidate in the College of Social Work who demonstrates academic excellence with preference given to a student focusing his/her studies on social policy and planning
- Moritz College of Law Dean's Innovation Fund, $27,064, provided by gifts from friends and alumni of the Moritz College of Law to be used at the discretion of the dean of the Moritz College of Law to support scholarships and/or awards for faculty and students
- The Robert D. Hays Fund for Law Faculty Excellence, $26,500, provided by gifts from Robert D. and Eloise E. Hays to be used at the discretion of the dean of the Moritz College of Law to enhance, improve and advance teaching excellence of the college faculty
- The George Booth Family Athletic Scholarship Fund, $26,477, provided by gifts from George H. Booth Jr. to supplement the grant-in-aid scholarship costs of a student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and is a member of a varsity athletics team
- The Jessica C. Beck Memorial Scholarship Fund, $25,842, provided by gifts from friends and family of Jessica C. Beck to supplement the grant-in-aid scholarship costs of an upper-class intercollegiate student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and participating in the sport of synchronized swimming
- Atsushi Onoe Memorial Fund, $25,646, provided by gifts from Toshioki and Keiko Onoe to support academic activities for students who wish to pursue the study of Japanese language and culture
- The Melanie and Philippe Radley Endowed Scholarship Fund, $25,500, provided by gifts from Melanie and Philippe Radley, to support undergraduate students majoring in Russian in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
- Dr. Joe and Esther Ponzani Dental Missionary Scholarship Fund, $25,500, provided by gifts from Esther Ponzani, friends and family in celebration of the life of Dr. Joe Ponzani to be used to provide annual scholarships for dental students or post-doctoral students who have served in the part 12 months as a dental missionary
- The van Bakeren Endowed Scholarship Fund, $25,039, provided by gifts from an anonymous donor to supplement tuition and room and board for one outstanding third- or fourth-year veterinary student with an interest in pursuing a career in research or laboratory animal medicine
- The Big Lots Athletic Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by a gift from Big Lots of Columbus to supplement the grant-in-aid scholarship costs of a student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and is a member of the varsity men's basketball team
- The Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Fund, $25,000, provided by gifts from Ben M. Jones and V. Alin Botoman to provide and award to a member in the College of Humanities faculty who best exemplifies excellence as a teacher of undergraduates
- The Color World Housepainting Inc. Athletic Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by gifts from Color World Housepainting Inc. to supplement the grant-in-aid scholarship costs of a student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and is a member of the varisty football team
- The Mary Jo and Robert Cropper Dean's Innovation Fund, $25,000, provided by gifts from Mary Jo and Robert Cropper to promote initiatives by the faculty and staff designed to increase the quality of teaching, research and involvement with the business community
- Emerson Climate Technologies/Copeland Scholarship Endowment Fund, $25,000, provided by a gift from Emerson Climate Technologies to provide non-renewable scholarships to entering first-year students from Shelby County who rank in the top 10 percent of their high-school class
- Dr. Daniel S. German and Dr. Stephen P. Burke Athletic Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by gifts from Drs. German and Burke to supplement the grant-in-aid scholarship costs of a student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and is a member of a varsity team, with preference given to those interested in pursuing careers in medicine or dentistry
- Grogan Family Endowed Athletic Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by a gift from Robert J. Grogan to supplement the grant-in-aid scholarship costs of a student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and is a member of the varsity basketball team
- The George W. and Lois L. Hoddy Student Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund, $25,000, provided by gifts from George W. Hoddy to honor his wife, Lois, to provided discretionary funds to support programs and activities that develop and advance the knowledge and skills of students in areas of leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and global awareness
- The Gail Norris Dean's Innovation Fund, $25,000, provided by gifts from Gail Norris to promote initiatives by the faculty and staff of the Fisher College of Business designed to increase the quality of teaching, research and involvement with the business community
- The OSU Medical Center Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic Fund, $25,000, provided by gifts from the Schooler Family Foundation to be used for programs of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic located at the OSU Medical Center
- The Peart Conservatory Fund at Ohio State ATI, $25,000, provided by a gift from an anonymous donor to maintain the conservatory at Ohio State's Agricultural Technical Institute
- The P. Noah Sherba Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by a gift from Paul and Juanita Sherba to provide one need-based, non-renewable scholarship to a first-year student who graduated from Canfield High School in Ohio in the top 50 percent of his/her class
- The John D. Skinner and Clifford E. Herrington Endowment Fund for Lung Cancer Research, $25,000, provided by a gift from James and Patsy Skinner in memory of James' father, John, and Patsy's grandfather, Clifford, to support lung cancer research
- Straub Family Endowed Athletic Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by a gift from David Straub to provide a grant-in-aid scholarship for a student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and is a member of the varsity football team
- Robert D. Touse and William F. Cowan Jr. Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by gifts from the Richard and Rita Porterfield Charitable Trust in honor of Robert D. Touse and William F. Cowan Jr. to provide need-based scholarships to full-time junior or senior students majoring in forestry in the School of Environment and Natural Resources with preference given to students who are employed
- The Tri-State Expedited Services Athletic Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by a gift from Tri-State Expedited Services to supplement the grant-in-aid scholarship costs of a student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and is a member of the varsity football team
- The Emmerich von Haam Sr. M.D. Endowment Fund in Pathology, $25,000, provided by gifts from OSU Pathology Services in honor of the career and leadership of the late Dr. Emmerich von Haam Sr. to support research, education, faculty development, training projects or ongoing programs in the Department of Pathology that foster innovation and excellence or those otherwise determined as priority areas
- The Waste Management Athletic Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by gifts from Waste Management of Canal Winchester to supplement the grant-in-aid scholarship costs of a student-athlete who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Ohio State and is a member of the varsity football team
- Norma Ruoff Pitts Endowment Fund, $15,471 (grandfathered), provided by gifts from friends, family and colleagues of Norma Ruoff Pitts to support scholarship for students in the textiles and clothing program or a related major in the College of Education and Human Ecology

Change in description of named endowed funds

- L. Michael Howard Fund in Public Policy and Management
- The Stephen J. Kovacik Jr. and Mary B. Kovacik Endowed Scholarship Fund
- The Arthur D. Lynn Jr. and Pauline Wardlow Lynn Fund
- The Major General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Scholarship Fund
- The Henry M. and Ruth W. Pausch Endowed Fellowship Fund
- The James F. and Barbara Young Sipp Endowed Scholarship Fund
- The Chalmers P. Wylie Scholarship Fund for Public Service
- W. M. Kiplinger '12 Program in Public Affairs in Journalism Fund
- Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management Scholarship Fund
- William and Rose Papier Fund
- The Alvin Karl and Dorothea Ford Peterjohn Scholarship Fund
- Pharmaceutical Administration Excellence Fund
- The Jack D. Sparks Endowed Scholarship Fund

Change in name of named endowed fund

- The Kevin and Stacey Blair Family Athletic Scholarship Fund is now the Claddagh Development Group Athletic Scholarship fund.

Change in name and description of named endowed fund

- The John Glenn Institute Endowment Fund is now The John Glenn School of Public Affairs Endowment Fund.

Personnel actions

- David W. Andrews has been named dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2011. Prior to this appointment, he served as dean of the College of Human Ecology and interim dean of the College of Education
- Ching-Shih Chen has been named professor and holder of the Lucius A. Wing Chair of Cancer Research and Therapy in the College of Medicine, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2010.
- Philip T.K. Daniel has been named The William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor in Educational Administration in the College of Education and Human Ecology, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2011.
- Lea M. McGee has been named professor and holder of The Marie Clay Endowed Chair in Reading Recovery and Early Literacy in the College of Education and Human Ecology, effective Oct. 1, 2006, through Sept. 30, 2011. She is currently professor of literacy education in the College of Education, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
- Robert McMahon has been named the Ralph D. Mershon Professor in the Department of History/Mershon Center, effective Sept. 16, 2005, through June 30, 2011.
- Mario J. Miranda has been named the Andersons Professor of Agricultural Risk Management in The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2011.
- Ian M. Sheldon has been named the Andersons Professor of International Trade in The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2011.
- Keith L. Smith has been named professor and holder of The George R. and Genevieve B. Gist Endowed Chair in Ohio State University Extension, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2011.
- Wiley W. Souba Jr. has been named dean of the College of Medicine, effective Sept. 1, 2006, through Aug. 31, 2011. He is currently chair of the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at Penn State University as well as surgeon-in-chief in the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the John A. and Marian T. Waldhausen Professor.
- Alexander Wendt has been named the Ralph D. Mershon Professor in National Security Studies in the Department of Political Science and the Mershon Center, effective Aug. 1, 2004, through July 31, 2009.
- Michael S. Beattie has been reappointed to The Doctor John D. and E. Olive Brumbaugh Chair in Brain Research and Training in the College of Medicine, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2010.
- Albert de la Chapelle has been reappointed to The Leonard J. Immke Jr. and Charlotte L. Immke Chair in Cancer Research Institute at The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, effective July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2009.
- Michael V. Knopp has been reappointed to The Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Chair for Clinical Research in the College of Medicine, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2010.
- Jerry R. Ladman has been reappointed associate provost for international affairs in the Office of Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2006, through Dec. 31, 2006.
- Susan Van Pelt Petry has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Dance, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007.
- William J. Saville has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, effective June 10, 2006, through June 30, 2007.
- Andrew C. Shelton has been appointed chair of the Department of History of Art, effective July 7, 2006, through June 30, 2010.
- Michael T. Brady has been reappointed interim chair of the Department of Pediatrics, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007.
- Robert E. Burnkrant has been reappointed chair of the Department of Marketing and Logistics, effective Oct. 1, 2006, through Sept. 30, 2008.
- Christopher C. Kaeding has been reappointed interim chair of the Department of Orthopaedics, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007.
- john a. powell has been reappointed director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2009.
- Douglas A. Rund has been reappointed chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2010.
- Wolfgang Sadee has been reappointed chair of the Department of Pharmacology, effective April 1, 2006, through June 30, 2010.
- Daniel D. Sedmak has been reappointed interim chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, effective Sept. 1, 2006, through Dec. 31, 2006.

Regional Campus board appointments

- Geoff Doute has been appointed a student member of the Lima Campus board, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007.
- Keith H. Deters and Robert C. Young have been reappointed to the Lima Campus board for second terms, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2009.
- Anthony J. Iacobucci has been appointed a student member of the Marion Campus board, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007.

Hospital board appointments

- Anthony C. White has been appointed as a citizen member of the University Hospital board, effective July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2009.
- David P. Lauer has been appointed chair of the University Hospital board, effective June 7, 2006, through June 30, 2007.
- Lee S. Szykowny has been reappointed a citizen member of The Ohio State University Harding Hospital Board, effective May 1, 2006, through May 30, 2009.

Emeritus titles

- Robert B. Brown, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics, effective July 1, 2006
- Koichiro Harada, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics, effective July 1, 2006
- Thomas G. Hayes, professor emeritus in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (Anatomy), effective Aug. 1, 2006
- Sally L. Kitch, professor emeritus in the Department of Women's Studies, effective July 1, 2006
- Richard L. McCreery, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, effective July 1, 2006.
- Richard F. Mortensen, professor emeritus in the Department of Microbiology, effective
July 1, 2006
- Fred D. Sack, professor emeritus in the Department of Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology, effective July 1, 2006
- Cheryle J. Syracuse, professor emeritus with Ohio State University Extension, effective
Aug. 1, 2006
- Stacy Weislogel, professor emeritus in the Department of Aviation, effective July 1, 2006
- John T. Davis, professor-clinical emeritus in the Department of Surgery, effective July 1, 2006
- Albert J. Davis, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, effective July 1, 2006
- Charles J. Noel, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Consumer and Textile Sciences, effective July 1, 2006
- Charles O. Ross, associate professor emeritus in the College of Social Work, effective
July 1, 2006
- Martha S. Alt, assistant professor emeritus with University Libraries, effective July 1, 2006
- Nancy K. Nordstrom, assistant professor emeritus in the College of Dentistry (Dental Hygiene), effective July 1, 2006

Resolutions in memoriam

- Robert J. Atwell, professor emeritus in the School of Allied Medical Professions, who died on May 11, 2006
- Mojmir Drvota, professor emeritus in the former Department of Photography and Cinema, who died on April 27, 2006
- Mary Eloise Green, professor emeritus in the Department of Human Nutrition, who died on
Sept. 16, 2005
- Suzanne E. Schroeder, assistant professor emeritus in the School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, who died on May 12, 2006
- Harold Shechter, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, who died on May 19, 2006

Amendments to committee appointments for 2006-2007

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
New Trustee
Yoonhee P. Ha

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
New Trustee
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
New Trustee
Ex Officio:
John Gerlach, Jr. (Foundation Board)
David A. Rismiller (Foundation Board)

Audit Committee:
Robert H. Schottenstein, Chair
Robert M. Duncan, Vice Chair
New Trustee
James Gilmour (3/1/05 - 2/29/08)

Agricultural Affairs Committee:
Walden W. O'Dell, Chair
Fred L. Dailey, Vice Chair, Ex Officio
Robert M. Duncan
John D. Ong
New Trustee
Yoonhee P. Ha
Christopher A. Alvarez-Breckenridge

Medical Center Affairs Committee:
Dimon R. McFerson, Chair
Brian K. Hicks, Vice Chair
Jo Ann Davidson
G. Gilbert Cloyd
Robert H. Schottenstein
Ellen Hardymon
David Lauer
Donald Shackelford

Governance Committee:
Robert M. Duncan, Chair
Karen L. Hendricks, Vice Chair
Dimon R. McFerson
Jo Ann Davidson

Government Relations Advisory Council:
Robert M. Duncan, Chair
Douglas G. Borror, Vice Chair
Jo Ann Davidson
Brian K. Hicks
David L. Brennan
Thomas Hoaglin
Rich Hillis
Stephen C. Landerman

The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Inst. Bd:
Karen L. Hendricks, Chair
Robert H. Schottenstein

University Hospitals Board:
Brian K. Hicks New Trustee

Campus Partners Board:
Robert M. Duncan

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)

Ohio State University Affiliates, Inc.; Affiliated Entities Committee:
Robert M. Duncan (2007)
Karen L. Hendricks (2008)
Dimon R. McFerson (2009)

Science and Technology Campus Board:
New Trustee


Regional Campus Trustee Liaison:
Robert H. Schottenstein

University Managed Health Care System, Board of Directors
Robert M. Duncan

Self-Insurance Trust Board:
Dimon R. McFerson

Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital:
Robert M. Duncan
New Trustee

Construction projects

The board authorized the university to enter into feasibility study contracts for the following projects:
- Analysis of potential sites for a new Cartoon Research Library to allow expanded learning and research opportunities. Estimated study cost is $69,000 to be provided by Libraries development funds.
- Phase III of a study on the expansion of the College of Veterinary Medicine over the next 20 years. Estimated cost of Phase III is $30,000 to be provided by college operating and local funds.
The board authorized the university to enter into design contracts for the following projects:
- Construction of a 1,000-car parking structure east of the existing 9th Avenue garage as part of the approved Medical Center Facility Master Plan. Estimated project cost is $21.69 million to be provided by 2007 bond proceeds.
- Upgrade of the condensate piping under 12th Avenue connecting the hospital condensate return line to the new condensate line running north of Aronoff Lab. Estimated project cost is $190,000 to be provided by state funds.
- Addition of a new pole barn for storage of equipment used in the maintenance of the equine program at the Agricultural Technical Institute. Estimate project cost is $130,000 to be provided by state and ATI development funds.
- Replacement of the steam condensate line between the Recreation and Physical Activities Center and the Neil Avenue Parking Garage. Estimated project cost is $210,000 to be provided by state funds.
- Renovation of 3,700 square feet on the third floor of Stillman Hall for the College of Social Work. Estimated project cost is $330,000 to be provided by college operating and central funds.
- Construction of a chilled water plant to support the Medical Center Facilities Plan, South Campus implementation. Estimated project cost is $47.2 million to be provided by 2007 university bond proceeds. The board also authorized entering into a construction management contract for this project.
- Construction of a 600-car parking garage west of Cannon Drive as part of the approved Medical Center Facilities Plan. Estimated project cost is $13.8 million to be provided by 2007 university bond proceeds. The board also authorized entering into a construction management contract for this project.

The board authorized the university to enter into construction contracts for the following projects:
- Renovation of the 9th Avenue parking garage. Estimated project cost is $2.27 million to be provided by 2007 university bond proceeds.
- Connection to a heavy duty dynamometer control used for measuring force or power on automotive equipment for the Center for Automotive Research, 930 Kinnear Road. Estimated project cost is $145,000 to be provided by College of Engineering funds.
- Establishment of a new water source for ATI farms and new distribution piping for the Horticulture Department Nursery, the Cow Calf Barn and the Swine Isolation Barn. Estimated project cost is $94,255 to be provided by state funds.
- Renovation of laboratory space on the 6th floor of the Biological Sciences Building. Estimated project cost is $2.73 million to be provided by state and college funds.
- Clinical space reorganization in Rhodes Hall to provide a new endovascular operating room. Estimated project cost is $1.54 million to be provided by hospital operating funds.
- Renovation of Ovalwood Hall on the Mansfield Campus. Estimated project cost is $10.19 million to be provided by Mansfield operating funds and 2007 university bond proceeds.
- Renovation of existing space in the Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza second floor pavilion for the General Internal Medicine Department. Estimated project cost is $1.81 million to be provided by hospital operating fund and 2007 university bond proceeds.
- Replacement of the existing mailroom and renovation of the existing graduate teaching associates work area in Newton Hall. Estimated project cost is $283,057 to be provided by College of Nursing general funds.
- Demolishment of the Farm Shop and a portion of the Western Barn and an addition to the Pesticide Storage and Handling Substation at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center-Western Branch Headquarters. Estimated project cost is $850,000 to be provided by state funds.
- Enhancements to two student organization meeting spaces and construction of an instructional kitchen to be housed within the new Ohio Union. Estimated project cost is $2.38 million to be provided by 2007 university bond proceeds and development funds.
- Construction of a new Ohio Union facility including an outdoor amphitheater. Estimated project cost is $115 million to be provided by 2007 and future university bond proceeds and Student Affairs operating funds.

The board approved an increase in construction contract costs for the following projects:
- Installation of a complete air-conditioning system in Kennedy Commons. Revised estimated cost is $2.28 million to be provided by 2007 university bond proceeds.
- Renovation and upgrade of first floor space in Morrill Hall on the Marion Campus. Revised estimated project cost is $2.04 million to be provided by state and Marion Campus operating funds.

Interim authorization granted

The board authorized the president and/or the senior vice president for business and finance, subject to the written approval of the chair of the Fiscal Affairs Committee, to enter into design, construction management and construction contracts as necessary prior to the Sept. 22, 2006, Board of Trustees meeting. Any actions taken will be reported to the board at that time.

Investment managers appointed

Trustees approved the appointment and reappointment of the university's external investment managers. The Investments Committee periodically reviews the results obtained by the external managers and the amount of funds assigned to them, making adjustments as economic conditions and performances change.

Monthly Endowment Report heard

University Treasurer James L. Nichols told the Investments Committee that the university's endowment stands at $1,955.2 million as of May 31, 2006.

Property purchase approved

The board authorized the university to purchase improved real property at 1615 Highland Street in the university's South Campus Acquisition Area. The property, owned by C&A Properties and Renovations LLC, has an average appraised value of $380,000. The property will continue to be operated as student housing while a thorough assessment of university needs is completed.

Easements granted

The board authorized the university to grant the following easements:
- A 30-foot wide easement to the city of Lima for a term of 25 years to install and maintain a sewer line to provide service to the area surrounding the Lima Campus;
- A temporary 50 foot by 50 foot construction easement to the Lane Kenny Residences LLC to install a water line to extend service to university property leased for a residential development project;
- A temporary 30-foot wide easement along Kenny Road to the Lane Kenny Residences LLC for installation of a sanitary sewer line.

Nonsmoking policy extended

The board approved extending the tobacco-free zone surrounding the Medical Center to include the grounds surrounding Aronoff Laboratory, Biological Sciences Building, Biological Sciences Greenhouse, Fry Hall, General Biology Annex, Jennings Hall, Newton Hall, Parks Hall, Postle Hall, Riffe Building and Starling-Loving Hall - the university's health sciences and biological sciences buildings. The faculty, staff and leadership of the Colleges of Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing, Optometry and Pharmacy all voted to support going tobacco-free. The policy will take effect on July 7, 2006.

Regional campus tuition increase approved

The board approved a 6 percent increase in resident undergraduate tuition and a 6 percent increase in the non-resident surcharge for students enrolled in the university's Regional Campuses and at the Agricultural Technical Institute, effective autumn quarter 2006.

Bylaws amended

The board approved several amendments to the Bylaws of the Medical Staff of University Hospital East and the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff of The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The board also approved amendments to the Rules of the University Faculty and to the Code of Student Conduct.