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Trustees meet, approve university matters - Nov. 2011

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related matters at its meeting Friday (11/4).

Charter trustee appointed
The board appointed Corbett A. Price as a charter trustee of The Ohio State University, for a three year term beginning Nov. 5. Price, who earned a master’s degree in health administration at Ohio State in 1975, is CEO of Kurron Capital, LLC, a healthcare private equity firm. He is also chairman of Kurron & Company, Inc., a management consulting firm that manages health care companies in the U.S. and abroad.
Price has been deeply involved in service to Ohio State and in 2008, was honored with an Ohio State University Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to society and academics and his dedication to the university. Price joins Charter Trustee G. Gilbert Cloyd, who was appointed in October 2009.

New university affiliate authorized
The board authorized the university to establish OSU India Gateway, LLC, as an affiliated entity and the newest Global Gateway office. The India Gateway, expected to open in Mumbai in April 2012, will provide opportunities for Ohio State alumni to network and organize events, a portal for study abroad programs, and a base for faculty conducting research in India. In addition, the India Gateway will provide a site for recruitment of Indian students, a classroom facility to allow for academic programming and professional education and training programs for employees of Ohio-based and Indian businesses.
The new entity furthers Ohio State’s strategic commitment to become a top global university and establish a presence for the university in strategic locations. Ohio State opened its first gateway office in Shanghai, China in 2010.

University Foundation Report accepted
The board accepted the University Foundation Report as of September 30, 2011, which included the establishment of The Larry J. Peterson Endowed Professorship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and The Moritz College of Law Alumni Society Designated Professorship in Law; as well as the establishment of eleven (11) named endowed funds totaling more than $1.6 million in private gifts to the university.

Comprehensive Breast Center named
The board approved the naming of the Comprehensive Breast Center as the Stephanie Spielman Breast Center. The naming honors the significant contributions of Stefanie and her husband, Chris Spielman, have raised for the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Football Complex spaces named
The board approved the naming of spaces inside the Les Wexner Football Complex at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center:
* The Players Private Entrance will be named the Buckeye Private Entrance in recognition of significant contributions to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center made by Kenneth E. Carpenter in the names of Keith and Brenda Carpenter and Kenneth and Robin Carpenter.
* The practice football field and the Super Bowl Wall will be named The Harold Schumaker Family Football Field and The Super Bowl Wall in recognition of significant contributions to the Department of Athletics by Tina and Byron Trott through the Trott Family Foundation.

Art Gallery re-named
Trustees approved re-naming the Farmer Family Art Gallery at Ohio State's Lima campus as the Farmer Family Gallery. The gallery recognizes Martha Farmer, who started the theater program at Ohio State Lima in the 1970s. The new name provides more flexibility for the gallery to include a variety of forms of art.

Building re-named
Trustees approved re-naming the John A. Prior Health Sciences Library as Prior Hall, since the building is no longer used exclusively for a health sciences library.

Board committee members appointed
The board approved the appointment of members to the following committees:

Academic Affairs and Student Life Committee
Algenon L. Marbley, Chair
Brian K. Hicks, Vice Chair
Linda S. Kass
Janet B. Reid
Clark C. Kellogg
Evann K. Heidersbach
G. Gilbert Cloyd (Charter Trustee)
Robert M. Duncan
Kevin G. Boyle (Faculty Member)
Leslie H. Wexner (ex officio)

Advancement Committee
G. Gilbert Cloyd, Chair (Charter Trustee)
Linda S. Kass, Vice Chair
Brian K. Hicks
Clark C. Kellogg
Timothy P. Smucker
Evann K. Heidersbach
Corbett A. Price
John W. Kessler
Michael Clark (Alumni Association Member)
Donald H. Schriver (Alumni Association Member)
John B. Gerlach (Foundation Board Member)
David T. Kollat (Foundation Board Member)
Leslie H. Wexner (ex officio)

Agricultural Affairs Committee
John C. Fisher, Chair
William G. Jurgensen, Vice Chair
Timothy P. Smucker
Evann K. Heidersbach
James J. Zehringer (ex officio)
Leslie H. Wexner (ex officio)

Audit and Compliance Committee
Robert H. Schottenstein, Chair
John C. Fisher, Vice Chair
Ronald A. Ratner
Algenon L. Marbley
William G. Jurgensen
Brandon N. Mitchell
James Gilmour
Leslie H. Wexner (ex officio)

Committee on Trusteeship
Alex Shumate, Chair
Janet B. Reid, Vice Chair
John C. Fisher
Linda S. Kass
Brandon N. Mitchell
G. Gilbert Cloyd (Charter Trustee)
Leslie H. Wexner (ex officio)

Finance Committee
Jeffrey Wadsworth, Chair
Alan W. Brass, Vice Chair
Alex Shumate
Walden W. O’Dell
John C. Fisher
Robert H. Schottenstein
Ronald A. Ratner
William G. Jurgensen
Brandon N. Mitchell
Corbett A. Price
Jo Ann Davidson
Leslie H. Wexner (ex officio)

Medical Affairs Committee
Alan W. Brass, Chair
Jeffrey Wadsworth, Vice Chair
Brian K. Hicks
Robert H. Schottenstein
Algenon L. Marbley
Janet B. Reid
Corbett A. Price
Leslie H. Wexner (ex officio)

Physical Environment Committee
Ronald A. Ratner, Chair
William G. Jurgensen, Vice Chair
Walden W. O’Dell
Clark C. Kellogg
Evann K. Heidersbach
Leslie H. Wexner (ex officio)

Personnel actions approved
The board approved the following personnel appointments:
* Herbert B. Asher has been named senior vice president for Government Affairs effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2014
* Christopher M. Fairman has been named professor and holder of The Moritz College of Law Alumni Society Designated Professorship in Law in the Moritz College of Law effective December 1, 2011, through November 30, 2016
* Peter E. Larsen has been named professor and holder of The Dr. Larry J. Peterson Endowed Professorship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the College of Dentistry effective October 1, 2011, through September 31, 2015

Reappointments
* Casey W. Hoy has been reappointed professor and holder of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation-endowed chair in ecological management in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences through June 30, 2016
* Bobby D. Moser has been reappointed executive dean of the professional colleges through June 30, 2012
* Keith L. Smith has been reappointed professor and holder of The George R. and Genevieve B. Gist Endowed Chair in Ohio State University Extension in the Ohio State University Extension through June 30, 2016

Resolution in memoriam adopted
The board adopted a resolution in memoriam for the following persons:
* William D. Ploughe, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Physics, who died on September 9, 2011
* William M. Shaw, assistant professor emeritus in the Ohio State University Extension, who died on August 28, 2011
* Donald G. Young, Sr., assistant professor emeritus in the Ohio State University Extension, who died on October 13, 2011

Pediatric Faculty Practice approved
Trustees approved the creation of the Pediatric Faculty Practice Plan at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In April, the board approved Faculty Group Practice for physician faculty at Ohio State. The new Pediatric Academic Association, Inc. will serve as the faculty practice plan for the faculty physicians who practice at Children's.

Expression of Appreciation approved
The board expressed appreciation for the work of physician leadership in creating the Faculty Group Practice, the new entity which employs the physician faculty of The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Construction projects approved
The board authorized the university to enter into professional services contracts for the following project:
* Replacement of an Ag Engineering building that was heavily damaged by the Sept. 2010 tornado at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Total project budget is $13.8 million to be provided by general funds and insurance.

The board authorized the university to enter into or increase construction contracts for the following project:
* Construction of a chilled water plant to support the projects and facilities on south campus, including those that are part of the Medical Center Expansion. The facility will have a total chilled water capacity of 17,500 tons and the ability to expand to an additional 12,500 tons. The construction amount is being increased from $72.5 to $77.3 million, an increase of 6.6 percent, in order to add 7th chiller to the project to support the Radiation/Oncology facility, the Cancer and Critical Care Tower, and other facilities in the Medical Center Expansion Project. Funding for the project comes from university bond proceeds.

Property sale approved
The board authorized the university to sell approximately 17.7 acres of vacant land located on the south side of Eiterman Road, Dublin, to the City of Dublin for a purchase price of $100,500 an per acre.

Property accepted
The board authorized the university to accept a gift of 2.5 acres of improved property located at 456 Partridge Bend in Powell. The property, owned by Steven S. and Barbara B. Fishman, has been appraised at values of $850,000 and $880,000. The university has agreed to use the property as transitional housing for faculty and staff until it is sold in approximately three years.

Retirement plans amended
In order to comply with the Internal Revenue Code and other applicable laws, regulations and administrative authority and to make certain administrative changes, trustees approved resolutions to:
* amend and restate the Ohio Public Higher Education Institutions’ Alternative Retirement Plan
* amend the University’s Alternative Retirement, and
* amend The Ohio State University Supplemental Qualified Retirement Plan, renamed The Ohio State University Retirement Continuation Plan

Self-Insurance Board reappointments approved
Trustees approved the reappointments of the following persons to the Self-Insurance Board:
* R. Reed Fraley, term ending April 30, 2013
* Dimon R. McFerson, term ending April 30, 2013
* Hagop Mekhjian, M.D., term ending April 30, 2013
* Gary Katz, M.D., term ending April 30, 2013