Trustees Act on Personnel, Etc.
MISCELLANEOUS ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON MAY 6 COLUMBUS -- The Ohio State University Board of Trustees met Friday (5/6) and acted on a number of matters, which are detailed in this and the accompanying news releases. Personnel Appointments Wayne K. Hoy, professor of education at Rutgers University, was appointed to the Novice G. Fawcett Chair in Educational Administration, effective Oct. 1. Hoy has conducted studies on the evaluation and promotion criteria for teachers in the New Jersey public schools, the bureaucratic socialization of student teachers, the relationship between secondary school characteristics and student alienation, characteristics of teachers, and socialization and pupil control. He has written or edited several books. Hoy currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research and Development in Education and the Journal of Educational Administration, the review board of The McGill Journal of Education, and the advisory board of the Journal of School Leadership. Hoy formerly served as associate dean for academic affairs in the Graduate School of Education and as chair of the Department of Educational Administration at Rutgers University. From 1965 until joining Rutgers in 1973, he taught at Oklahoma State University. Hoy has a bachelor's degree from Lock Haven (Pa.) State College, and master's and doctoral degrees in education from The Pennsylvania State University. The Fawcett Chair was established as a professorship in 1966 by members and former members of the Ohio State Board of Trustees on the occasion of Novice Fawcett's 10th anniversary as president of the university. Additional funds to endow the chair were contributed by friends upon his retirement in 1972. The chair was last held by Luvern L. Cunningham, who is now professor emeritus in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership. Trustees formally named Ferdinand A. Geiger, athletic director of the University of Maryland at College Park, as director of athletics, effective July 1. From May 16 to June 30, he will serve as special assistant to the vice president for student affairs. The Board of Trustees named Stephen A. Buser of UPPER ARLINGTON as chairperson of the Department of Finance for a four- year term beginning Oct. 1. Buser, who teaches the stock market investment class at Ohio State, has been acting chairperson since 1992. Three chairpersons were reappointed to four-year terms beginning July 1: =FE James S. King of UPPER ARLINGTON, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy. =FE Douglas A. Rund of WORTHINGTON, Department of Emergency Medicine. =FE Randall E. Harris of WORTHINGTON, Department of Preventive Medicine. Named professor emeritus were: =FE Oscar E. Bradfute of WOOSTER, Department of Plant Pathology, retroactive to April 1. =FE Alexander M. Main of WESTERVILLE, School of Music, effective July 1. The board appointed seven people to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute Board for terms ending April 30, 1995: =FE Alex Shumate, COLUMBUS, university trustee. =FE David L. Brennan, AKRON, university trustee. =FE Henry G. Cramblett, UPPER ARLINGTON, senior physician and faculty member. =FE Edward H. Hayes, UPPER ARLINGTON, vice president for research. =FE Ellen Hardymon, DELAWARE, general public member. =FE William J. Shkurti of UPPER ARLINGTON, vice president for finance. =FE Richard J. Solove, WESTERVILLE, general public member. Endowed Funds Trustees established seven new named endowed funds, including two benefiting the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Heldt Family Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine was established with $15,000 in gifts from cat owner Lewis Rolfes Heldt. Heldt's scholarship is in memory and honor of pets "Cat," "Coco," "Snoopy," "Charley/Orangy," and "Mama Cat and Four Kittens." Heldt, a resident of Toledo, earned a Master of Arts degree in education from Ohio State in 1951. Income from the endowment is to provide one or more scholarships for students in veterinary medicine who are "committed to the study and practice of animal geriatrics and the dealing with the pet owner in a caring, compassionate, supporting, and consoling manner." The Marjorie C. Martin/American Maltese Association Paladin Veterinary Research Fund was established with gifts totaling $175,317 from the estate of Marjorie C. Martin. Martin, who lived in Columbus, was a breeder and raiser of championship Maltese dogs including a dog named Paladin. Martin left the bulk of her estate to fund research. Additional monies for the endowment will come from upcoming sales of parcels of real estate that she owned in Columbus. Income from the endowment will be used for veterinary research into diseases, defects, injuries and treatment of Maltese dogs and related toy breeds. Toy breeds are those in which a typical adult animal weighs 7 pounds or less. Particular emphasis, at least initially, is to be given to problems of reproduction, hypoglycemia, risks of surgery, and use of anesthetics. Use of funds and research performed are to be reported annually to the American Maltese Association. Trustees also established: =FE The Helen O'Brien Hefner Cancer Research Endowment Fund, $95,542. =FE The Harry E. Ashmead Memorial Fund in Electrical Engineering for teaching and research, $18,203. =FE The David H. Adamkin Athletic Scholarship Fund in Honor of Randall Dale Ayers, for men's basketball players, $15,318. =FE Jean W. and Clarence J. Cunningham 4-H Leadership Fund for programs and activities in the colleges of Agriculture and Human Ecology, $15,000. =FE The Donald J. Pearson, M.D., and Ruth M. Pearson Memorial Endowment Fund for cancer research at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, $15,000. Property Sale The Board of Trustees voted to sell 470 acres of the 1,278- acre Barnebey Center to the Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District. Barnebey Center is 12 miles south of Lancaster in Fairfield and Hocking counties. Metro Parks owns about 2,200 acres of adjacent property to the east. Barnebey has been used for many years by the School of Natural Resources as a field laboratory for forest and wildlife management and environmental education and for research. For several years, the school has offered spring quarter classes at the center. The tract being sold has a seven-acre lake and several buildings containing classroom, dormitory and cafeteria facilities. In 1990, the College of Agriculture and the School of Natural Resources began to reevaluate the need for the facility because of limited use made for research and instruction and expenses that would be necessary to renovate and modernize the facilities to make them safe and habitable. In September 1992, the Board of Trustees authorized the sale of the entire center to Metro Parks for $1.1 million. Because of financial considerations, Metro Parks offered to purchase part of the property for $500,000. As a condition of the sale, Ohio State will retain the right, in perpetuity, to use the Barnebey Center and adjoining Metro Parks land for education and research. Proceeds from the sale will be used to establish two endowments, the Barnebey Family and Annabelle Hoge scholarship funds, in recognition of the people who donated to Ohio State 985 and 179 acres of the land, respectively. Building Improvements Trustees authorized university officials to request construction bids for: =FE Renovating two rooms in McCampbell Hall, for an exercise area with supporting offices and exam rooms to accommodate the relocation of the cardiac rehabilitation program from Larkins Hall, and for cosmetic renovation of the third floor of the Nisonger Center, with construction cost estimated at $209,667. =FE Replacing the roof on Selby Hall at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center at Wooster, with construction cost estimated at $110,000. =FE Constructing a corridor from the second floor Radiology Department in Rhodes Hall to connect new cardiac catheterization labs and modular units, with construction cost estimated at $250,000. =FE Abating asbestos in two mechanical rooms in Postle Hall, at an estimated construction cost of $129,000. =FE Doing site work and installing utilities for a new building donated by the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation for use by the Department of Agronomy and the Turfgrass Management Program, with work estimated to cost $164,000. The building will be located east of North Star and Ridgeview roads . Research Contracts Trustees approved 173 research contracts totaling $16,049,092.14. Those singled out for special mention included: =FE A $1.3 million project to establish National Excellence in Materials Joining Education and Training as a regional based program to retrain the manufacturing work force in the area of materials joining. The training program will provide a nationally approved means for attaining industry-recognized diplomas, certificates, and degrees, according to the university's Research Foundation. W.A. Baeslack III, professor of welding engineering, is the project leader. Funding is being provided by the Department of the Air Force. =FE A $703,000 project, also funded by the Air Force, to institute the Practice-Oriented Manufacturing Engineering Program at the master's degree level to train engineers and people with technical backgrounds looking for additional education and career options. Project leaders are R.A. Miller of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, J.B. Cruz Jr. of the Engineering Experiment Station, and J.T. Demel of the Department of Engineering Graphics. =FE A $204,800 study, funded by the National Science Foundation, to conduct spectroscopic detection and characterization of chemical intermediates, which include free radicals and molecular ions that are involved in complex chemical reactions. T.A. Miller of the Department of Chemistry, is conducting the study. =FE Enterprise Ohio, a minority economic development planning project. It involves the design and development of a state-wide research and leadership training program and a small and medium scale enterprise venture development program to assist African Americans and other racial minorities in developing, owning and operating private businesses. J.J. Russell of the Office of Academic Affairs is conducting the project, with $28,750 from the Ohio Department of Development. Miscellaneous Business In other actions, the board: =FE Approved the conferring of degrees and certificates on June 10 to persons who have completed the requirements for them. =FE Heard reports on molecular life sciences and on restructuring from Richard Sisson, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. =FE Heard an update on the early retirement incentive program for faculty by Edward J. Ray, senior vice provost. =FE Heard an update on the university's faculty workload policy, by Robert Arnold, associate provost. =FE Voted to refinance up to $8.5 million of the debt of River Road Hotel Corp. to take advantage of lower interest rates and increased cash flow. River Road owns and operates the Ramada University Hotel and Conference Center at 3110 Olentangy River Road. The outstanding mortgage with John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. has an interest rate of 10 percent. The university's endowment fund is the sole shareholder of the corporation. =FE Approved guidelines for financing the next development campaign. The plan calls for no general funds money to be used for fund raising. Instead, about $1.6 million per year is expected to be generated from a combination of four sources: a portion of the interest on current use gifts, recouping stewardship costs from existing endowments, reducing by a half percent the distribution on new endowments, and unrestricted gift money. =FE Approved 36 waivers of competitive bidding requirements totaling $5,694,804, including 29 for sole source suppliers, two for emergencies, and five for sufficient economic reasons. # Contact: Tom Spring, University Communications, (614) 292-8309. [Submitted by: GERSTNER (firstname.lastname@example.org) Fri, 06 May 1994 15:38:34 -0500 (EST)] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.