OSU trustees meet, approve university-related matters
COLUMBUS – A new school within The Ohio State University will help integrate the university's public policy research, teaching and service programs. The creation of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs by merging the existing School of Public Policy and Management with the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy was approved by the university's Board of Trustees Friday (4/7). The merger will take effect on July 1, 2006.
The John Glenn School of Public Affairs, which will report to the Office of Academic Affairs, will improve educational opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and executive education students, according to university Executive Vice President and Provost Barbara Snyder.
"The Glenn Institute has a sterling reputation on-and off-campus for its outstanding programs in research, outreach and service, which will make it an excellent partner with the longstanding academic strength of the School of Public Policy and Management," said Snyder.
"Senator Glenn's commitment to Ohio State's mission of serving the people of Ohio and the global community ties naturally to his own career in public service for the last several decades. We are tremendously fortunate that he will continue to be actively engaged in the new school as a mentor and a model," she said.
During their meeting, the trustees also established two new named endowed chairs and 19 named endowed funds totaling $4.045 million and accepted 333 new research grants and contracts totaling $30.9 million.
In other business, the board heard several briefings and approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related matters.
Healthcare briefing heard
The Fiscal Affairs Committee heard a briefing on the university's plans to enter into contracts for health coach and care coordination services from Larry Lewellen, associate vice president for human resources. The contracts, part of the university's cost management strategies for medical benefits, should save the university approximately $3.0 to $6.0 million in years one to three and $5.0 to $8.0 million for year four and beyond. The health coach program will consist of individuals trained in health promotion and in helping persons improve overall wellness behavior. Care coordinators will facilitate access to needed health care, health information and help ensure compliance with treatment plans for specified chronic health conditions. Once providers are chosen and contracts finalized, the programs should be implemented in July 2006.
The committee also heard briefings on a proposed transfer to the university of state-owned property at the Apple Creek Development Center in Wooster and a proposed long-term lease of university-owned land on West Campus for a developer-built housing facility for MBA students in the Fisher College of Business.
Technology trends highlighted
The Academic and Student Affairs Committee heard a report on student use of technology outside the classroom from Valerie Shafer, director of student affairs information technology. Shafer addressed such trends as Facebook.com, a relatively new social networking site that is extremely popular with college students nationwide, as well as the prevalence of cell phones, wireless technology, iPods and other electronics. Students also discussed how they use the high-speed residential network in the residence halls.
Regional Campus update heard
The Academic and Student Affairs Committee heard an update on the university's four regional campuses from Evelyn Freeman, executive dean of regional campuses. The four campuses – Lima, Mansfield, Marion and Newark – enroll nearly 30 percent of Ohio State's new first-quarter freshmen and approximately 16 percent of all undergraduates.
Leadership initiatives highlighted
Barbara Snyder, executive vice president and provost, outlined the university's programs designed to foster leadership among faculty. Highlighted programs included the President and Provost's Leadership Institute, the Managing Laboratories Workshop Series, the First-Year Experience for New Deans and the Academic Leader Development Series.
Student receives board recognition
Maureen Murphy, a senior honors student from Hudson majoring in nursing, received the trustees' Student Recognition Award. Murphy, who has a 3.96 grade point average, has received four Clinical with Distinction Awards from the College of Nursing. She is completing her honors thesis on parental perceptions of body mass index and obesity in school-age children and recently presented her research at the Midwestern Research Society Conference in Milwaukee, Wis. She has served as director of the Ohio State Relay for Life for two years, helping to raise more than $200,000 for the American Cancer Society. She has volunteered for medical missions to Honduras and to Kenya, caring for patients and helping train nurses. After graduation, Murphy plans to begin her career in nursing at Evanston Northwestern Hospital in Illinois.
Consolidation approved for airport property
The board approved the transfer of title, right and interest in approximately 60.4 acres of university endowment property at the University Airport to the state of Ohio at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Daily golf fees approved
The board approved the recommended daily fee structure for the OSU Scarlet and Gray Golf Courses for the season beginning April 1, 2006.
•Students will pay $18 for the Gray Course and $30 for the Scarlet Course.
•Faculty and staff will pay $32 for the Gray Course and $56 for the Scarlet Course.
•Affiliates (Varsity O members, alumni and guests) will pay $40 for the Gray Course and $70 for the Scarlet Course.
,Office of Undergraduate Studies renamed
The board approved renaming the Office of Undergraduate Studies as the Office of Enrollment Services and Undergraduate Education. The name change better reflects and recognizes the services and programs that are included in the office.
Medical bylaws amended
The board approved several amendments to the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff for The Ohio State University Hospital East.
Named endowed chairs established
•The Dr. Arthur G. and Mildred C. James – Richard J. Solove Chair in Surgical Oncology, $1,869,190, provided by gifts in memory of Dr. Arthur G. James from Mrs. Arthur G. James, Richard J. Solove, family, friends and former patients to support the salary and research of the chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology
•Dr. Thomas E. Powers Endowed Chair in Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology, $1.25 million, provided by gifts from the Schering-Plough Foundation and additional gifts from Dr. Thomas E. Powers (D.V.M., 1953; Ph.D., 1960), Dr. Jean D. Powers and Dr. Joseph S. McCracken (D.V.M., 1979; M.S., 1980) to support an endowed chair and program in veterinary clinical pharmacology
Named endowed funds established
• The Emily Houston Hollister Scholarship Fund, $150,000, provided by a gift from the trust of Emily Houston Hollister (B.S.Ed., 1930) of Northbrook, Ill., to provide Medalist Scholarships or University Scholarships
• Roth Family Endowment Fund, $150,000, provided by gifts from Viola Roth (B.A., 1941); Ernest Roth Sr. (B.S.Bus.Adm., 1949), Anna Roth, and Ernest Roth Jr. to be used at the discretion of the executive dean of the Colleges of the Arts and Sciences
• Marjorie Forrest Lockridge OSU Endowed Scholarship Fund, $100,000, provided by a gift from Dr. Robert S. Lockridge in memory of his wife, Marjorie Forrest Lockridge to provide undergraduate scholarships to deserving students with financial need from the state of Virginia
• Robert L. Smigel Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, $65,043, provided by gifts from Robert L. Smigel in memory of Robert L. Smigel Jr. (B.A., 1988) to provide scholarships to deserving entering first-year students from one of the following Cleveland-area high schools: Rocky River, Westlake or St. Edward
• The Ruth Rockow Linville Scholarship Fund, $50,000, provided by a gift from Ralph A. and Barbara K. Rockow to provide need-based scholarships for students studying family and consumer education in the College of Human Ecology
• John Peter Minton, M.D., Ph.D., Memorial Rose Garden Student Scholar Award Fund, $50,000, provided by gifts from Janice Minton Wood and the family of Dr. John Peter Minton to recognize outstanding students who have an interest in roses and provide them with an expanded educational experience in the culture and care of roses
• Allan Markowitz Graduate Award Fund in Observation Astronomy, $38,593, provided by a gift from Allan Markowitz (M.S., 1966; Ph.D., 1969) to supplement existing assistantships or fellowships in the Department of Astronomy
• Matthew Carl Behling Memorial Scholarship Fund, $35,350, provided by gifts from John H. (B.S., 1954; M.S.W., 1957; Ph.D., 1961) and Nancy Shaw (M.S.W., 1957 Behling in memory of their son, Matthew Carl Behling to provide a scholarship to a master of social work student interested in pursuing a career in the mental health field
• The Iris Craig Huffman and Gerald Huffman Memorial Scholarship Fund, $30,000, provided by gifts from the Huffman Family Foundation Inc. in memory of Iris Craig Huffman and Gerald Huffman, former agricultural agents in Butler County, to provide scholarships for students from Butler County who are enrolled in The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
• The Dr. William J. T. Coulman Memorial Scholarship Fund, $27,150, provided by gifts from Jane Coulman (B.S.Ed., 1979) as well as many other alumni and friends in memory of her husband, Dr. William J. T. Coulman (D.D.S., 1991) to provide scholarships for non-traditional students in the College of Dentistry
• The Von Price Scholarship Endowment Fund, $28,836, provided by gifts in memory of Von Price of Garrettsville from his family to provide scholarships to students in The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who have selected animal sciences as their major
• The Daryl and Roberta Siedentop Scholarship Fund, $25,865, provided by gifts from Daryl L. Siedentop, professor emeritus of sport and exercise sciences, and Roberta H. Siedentop (B.S.Ed, 1969; M.A.Phys.Ed., 1972) to provide scholarships to doctoral students in the College of Education's Sport and Exercise Education program
• The Ohio State AgriBusiness Club and National Agricultural Marketing Association Team Endowment Fund, $25,835, provided by gifts from the Ohio State AgriBusiness/NAMA Club to be used for club activities
• Timothy P. and Jayn L. Corral Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by gifts from Timothy P. (B.S.Ed., 1980; M.A., 1982) and Jayn L. (B.S.Bus.Adm., 1981) Corral to provide scholarships to undergraduate student employees in the Department of Recreational Sports
• The Charlotte Josephine Klotz Fund for WOSU Public Media, $25,000, provided by gifts from the estate of Charlotte Josephine Klotz to support the annual operations of WOSU Public Media
• The Charles and Irene Salie Men's Swimming Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by a gift from Charles Salie of Cincinnati to supplement the student-athlete grant-in-aid scholarship costs of an undergraduate member of the men's swim team
• Summit County Veterinary Medical Association Endowed Scholarship Fund, $25,000, provided by gifts from the Summit County Veterinary Medical Association to provide merit scholarships to College of Veterinary Medicine students from Summit, Portage or Medina counties who maintain good academic standing
• Warner Family Endowment Fund for Medical Student Reading and Reflection, $25,000, provided by gifts from Louise O. Warner (B.S., 1951; M.D., 1955); David O. Warner, M.D.; and Julie A. Warner, R.N., in memory of E. Jackson Warner (B.A., 1952; M.D., 1955) to be used at the discretion of the president of the Medical Student Alumni Council to purchase new reading materials for the library in the Medical Student Lounge
• The Kelly Mallory Support Fund in Parkinson's Disease, $25,000, provided by gifts from Thomas Mallory (M.D., 1965; residency, 1970; past chairman, Department of Orthopaedics) of Loudonville in honor of his wife, Kelly Mallory (R.N. and research assistant to Dr. Henry Wilson in hematology, 1963-1966), to support basic research (with the exception of fetal stem cell), clinical research and translational research related to Parkinson's disease.
Change in description of named endowed funds accepted
• Max V. and Carolyn Martin Puderbaugh Bonsai Scholarship Fund
• The James M. Barrett Family Endowment Fund
• The COBA/Select Sires Dairy Industry Enhancement Endowment Fund
• The Ohio Fruit Growers Society Fred O. Hartman Endowment Fund
Change in name and description of named endowed funds accepted
• Thomas H. Mallory Orthopaedic Fund Endowment is now the Freda V. Mallory Scholarship Fund in the Medical Humanities
• The College of Veterinary Medicine "Class of '63" Endowed Fund is now The Dr. Milton Wyman Residency Fund in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Personnel appointments approved
• Jay B. Barney has been reappointed professor and holder of the Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy in the Max M. Fisher College of Business, effective Oct. 1, 2003, through Sept. 30, 2008.
• W. James Harper has been reappointed professor and holder of the J. T. "Stubby" Parker Chair in Dairy Foods in The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, effective Oct. 1, 2005, through Sept. 30, 2010.
• Steven J. Schwartz has been reappointed professor and holder of The Carl E. Haas Chair in Food Industries in The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, effective Oct. 1, 2005, through Sept. 30, 2010.
• Wolfgang Sadee has been reappointed professor and holder of The Dr. Samuel T. and Lois Felts Mercer Professorship of Medicine and Pharmacology in the College of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, effective April 1, 2006, through June 30, 2010.
• Anita Hopper has been named chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics, effective Oct. 1, 2006, through Sept. 30, 2010.
• Clay B. Marsh has been named director of the Center for Critical Care, effective Feb. 1, 2006, through June 30, 2010.
• Randall L. Scholl has been named interim director of the Department of Plant, Cellular and Molecular Biology, effective July 1, 2006, through Sept. 30, 2008.
• Julianne M. Serovich has been named chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Science, effective Feb. 1, 2006, through June 30, 2010.
• Michael E. Mangino has been reappointed interim chair of the Department of Food Science and Technology, effective April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007.
Emeritus titles granted
• Bonnie J. Garvin, professor emeritus in the College of Nursing, effective April 1, 2006
• Gary D. Stoner, professor emeritus in the Department of Internal Medicine, effective April 1, 2006
• George F. Schumm, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy, effective July 1, 2006
• Arlene Thompson, assistant professor emeritus in the College of Nursing, effective April 1, 2006
Correction to emeritus status made
• Larry J. Evans, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Theatre, Mansfield Campus, effective July 1, 2005, resigned rather than retired, so emeritus status is withdrawn.
Resolutions in memoriam approved
• Naomi Allenbaugh, professor emeritus in the School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, who died Feb. 18, 2006
• Michael W. Curran, associate professor emeritus in the Department of History, who died Feb. 15, 2006
• Jack R. Frymier, professor emeritus in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership, who died March 3, 2006
• Russell J. Spillman, former vice president for student affairs and associate professor emeritus in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership, who died Jan. 22, 2006
• Urho A. K. Uotila, chairman and professor emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science, who died on March 3, 2006
Construction projects authorized
The board authorized the university to enter into design contracts for the following projects:
• Renovation of 1,620 square feet on the fourth floor of Cramblett Hall to accommodate office and support functions for University Hospital physicians and administrative staff. Estimated project cost is $205,384 to be provided by College of Medicine general funds.
• Renovation of Room 24 in The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute to accommodate the relocation of high density radiation equipment. Estimated project cost is $458,000 to be provided by University Hospital operating funds.
•Addition to the Agricultural Services Building on the Lima Campus to accommodate the regional Cooperative Extension Services staff. Estimated project cost is $1.3 million to be provided by Lima Campus operating funds.
• Renovation of space on 7 West Rhodes Hall to create a Level One nursery with nursing station and monitoring systems. Revised estimated project cost is $510,046 to be provided by University Hospital operating funds.
• Phase I of renovation of space on the third floor of Smith Laboratory to provide lab and office facilities for research associated with the Wright Center for Innovation – Center for Multifunctional Polymer Nanomaterials and Devices. Estimated project cost is $370,441 to be provided by Wright Center grant funds.
• Repairs to the curtain wall at the Tzagournis Medical Research Facility. Estimated project cost is $514,507 to be provided by research operating funds.
The board authorized the university to increase the design contracts for the following project:
• Renovation of the interior of Ovalwood Hall on the Mansfield Campus to include updated classrooms with technologically advanced capabilities, art rooms with improved lighting and equipment, a writing center with new computers and teaching areas, a multi-media lab, dark room, computer labs, psychology testing rooms and larger offices. Revised estimated project cost is $10.19 million to be provided by Mansfield Campus operating funds and 2007 bond proceeds.
The board authorized the university to enter into construction contracts for the following projects:
• Phase II of reorganization of clinical space in Rhodes Hall to support the Interventional Radiology and Minimally Invasive Surgery projects. Estimated project cost is $1.63 million to be provided by University Hospital operating funds.
• Installation of a complete air-conditioning system to serve the four main dining areas, kitchen facilities, offices, dry storage and staff areas in Kennedy Commons. Revised estimated project cost is $1.6 million to be provided by 2007 bond proceeds.
• Expansion of the McCracken Power Plant to add approximately 10,000 tons of chiller capacity to the central chilled water plant. Revised estimated project cost is $12 million to be provided by 2003, 2005 and 2007 bond proceeds.
• Renovation of the 4th floor of Morehouse Medical Plaza Tower to accommodate a universal exam area where multiple medical specialists can get together at one location to develop complex treatment options and research. Revised estimated project cost is $1.95 million to be provided by University Hospital operating funds.
• Renovation of the 3rd floor of Morehouse Medical Plaza Tower for a Multi-Modality Treatment Center. Revised estimated project cost is $1.96 million to be provided by University Hospital operating funds and 2005 bond proceeds.
• Repair of the south stands in Ohio Stadium. Estimated project cost is $240,000 to be provided by Department of Athletics operating funds.
The board authorized the university to increase construction contracts for the following projects:
• Renovation and expansion of existing lobby space in Rhodes Hall to include ten new consult rooms, an expanded waiting area and reception desk. Revised estimated project cost is $1.58 million to be provided by University Hospital operating funds.
• Completion of the unfinished portion of the Parker Food Science and Technology Building basement to meet the needs of new research in soil microbial ecology. Revised estimated project cost is $1.45 million to be provided by College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences general funds.