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2009
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Trustees meet, approve university matters - Sept. 2009

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related matters at its meeting Friday (9/18).

Medical Center Project ONE budget authorized
The board authorized the University Medical Center to proceed with Project ONE, the Center's facility master plan and clinical expansion projects. The revised project plan includes six project groups with a total project cost not to exceed $1 billion. Project ONE is expected to be funded by $925 million from university bond proceeds and $75 million from development funds, inclusive of $121.8 million already spent or committed to date. The board authorized the release of an additional $20 million for construction and related services.

Cartoon Library named
The board approved naming the University Libraries Cartoon Library and Museum after Billy Ireland, cartoonist for the Columbus Dispatch from 1898 to 1935. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, which contains unique collections of original art and manuscript materials recognizes contributions of the Elizabeth Ireland Graves Charitable Trust to the cartoon library and to the renovation of Sullivant Hall, which will become the library's home upon completion of the renovation.

FY 2010 Current Funds Budget approved
The board approved the Current Funds Budget for the 2010 fiscal year. The budget provides for an overall spending level of $4.4 billion for all campuses, a 3.7 percent increase over FY 2009. The Columbus Campus General Funds will increase by 4.2 percent, primarily to support additional enrollments and undergraduate financial aid.

Student Activity Fee to increase
The board approved an increase in the Student Activity Fee from $15 per quarter to $25 per quarter for all enrolled students, effective Winter Quarter 2010. The mandatory fee was implemented in 2003 to support student organizations; major campus events; community service projects; and student participation in cultural, arts and entertainment events.

Learning Laboratory named
The board approved the naming of The Ann Crowe Essig Patient Simulation Learning Laboratory in the College of Medicine's Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center in recognition of Dr. LeRoy J. Essig's critical financial support honoring his wife's passion for student education.

Library spaces named
The board approved the naming of internal spaces in the newly restored William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library in recognition of those who have provided significant contributions to the renovations:
• Room 260 – The Buckeye Reading Room
• Western Addition – Robinson Wing
• Room 200 – Cohen Family Grand Reading Room
• West Atrium – Paul G. Duke Atrium
• Café Terrace – Berry Café and Terrace
• Room 105 – Creighton Special Collections Reading Room
• Room 450 – Ingram White Castle Foundation Study Room
• Room 460 – Carole Turner Hummel Scholars Lounge
• Room 165 – JPMorgan Chase Study Room
• Room 150 – Fifth Third Foundation Study Room
• Room 205 – The Gardner Family Map Room
• Room 455 – Robert and Mary Reusche Study Room
• Room 100 – Herman J, Albrecht Library of Historical Architecture
• Room 480 –Tressel Terrace

Emeritus Medical Center appointments approved
The board approved the following as inaugural members of the Medical Center Emeritus Board:
• George T. Harding, IV – emeritus member of the OSU Harding Hospital Board
• Elizabeth M. Ross – honorary member of the OSU Ross Heart Hospital Board
• Richard J. Solove – citizen member of the James Cancer Hospital Board

Amendments to Medical Staff bylaws approved
The board approved adoption of a series of amendments to the Bylaws and the Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staffof The Ohio State University Hospitals and the Bylaws of the Medical Staff and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff of The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

Personnel actions approved
The board approved the following personnel appointments:
• William T. Abraham has been named professor and holder of the Designated Chair of Excellence in Cardiovascular Medicine in the College of Medicine, effective Oct. 1, 2009
through Sept. 20, 2014.
• Wayne E. Carlson has been named vice provost for undergraduate studies and dean for undergraduate education in the Office of Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2009, through Aug. 31, 2014.
• M. Dolan Evanovich has been named vice president for strategic enrollment planning in the Office of Academic Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2009, through Aug. 31, 2014.
• Thomas K. Gregoire has been named interim dean of the College of Social Work, effective Sept. 1, 2009, until a permanent dean is appointed.
• Lonnie J. King has been appointed dean, professor and holder of the Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine, effective Sept. 1, 2009, through June 30, 2014.
• John M. Nusstein has been named associate professor and holder of the Dr. William J. Meyers Endowed Chair of Endodontics, effective July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2014.
• Ali Rezai has been named professor and holder of the Julius F. Stone Chair in Cancer Research in the College of Medicine, effective July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2012. He has also been appointed director of the OSU Functional Neurosurgery Program, the OSU Center for Neuromodulation and the OSU Neurosurgical Innovations, effective July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2014.
• Donald B. Tobin has been named associate professor and holder of the Frank E. and Virginia H. Bazler Designated Professorship in Business Law in the Moritz College of Law, effective Aug. 12, 2009, through July 31, 2013.
• Michael F. Tweedle has been named professor and holder of the Stefanie Spielman Chair in Cancer Imaging in The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, effective July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2013.

Emeritus titles granted
The board approved granting emeritus titles to the following retiring faculty:
• Terry M. Barrett, professor emeritus in the Department of Art Education, effective Sept. 1, 2009
• Clive A. Edwards, professor emeritus in the Department of Entomology, effective July 1, 2009
• Loren V. Geistfeld, professor emeritus in the Department of Consumer Sciences, effective July 1, 2009
• David A. Goldberger, professor emeritus in the Moritz College of Law, effective July 1, 2009
• Barbara A. Hanawalt, professor emeritus in the Department of History, effective Jan. 1, 2010
• David J. Hart, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, effective Sept. 1, 2009
• Randall B. Heiligmann, professor emeritus in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, effective July 1, 2009
• Harry L. Mathews, professor emeritus in the Department of Marketing and Logistics, effective July 1, 2009
• David E. Orin, professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2009
• Kenneth T. Pearlman, professor emeritus in the Knowlton School of Architecture, effective July 1, 2009
• Floyd L. Schanbacher, professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Sciences, effective Sept. 1, 2009
• Paulette P. Schmidt, professor emeritus in the College of Optometry, effective Sept. 1, 2009
• Sigrid Wagner, professor emeritus in the School of Teaching and Learning, effective July 1, 2009
• Steven E. Weisbrode, professor emeritus in the Department of Vetrinary Biosciences, effective July 1, 2009
• Roger N. Williams, professor emeritus in the Department of Entomology, effective July 1, 2009
• Stuart H. Zweben, professor emeritus in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2009
• Charles E. Albright, associate professor in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, effective July 1, 2009
• Pai-Cheng Chu, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems, effective July 1, 2009
• Susan W. Crusey, associate professor emeritus in Ohio State University Extension, effective Sept. 1, 2009
• Sharon L. Mader, associate professor emeritus in Ohio State University Extension, effective Sept. 1, 2009
• Gary E. Means, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry, effective July 1, 2009
• Meri Meredith, associate professor emeritus in University Libraries, effective July 1, 2009
• Richard J. Murdock, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems, effective July 1, 2009
• Gregory M. Proctor, associate professor emeritus in the School of Music, effective July 1, 2009
• Randall L. Scholl, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology, effective 1, 2009
• Frederic L. Snyder, associate professor emeritus with Ohio State University Extension, effective Sept. 1, 2009
• William D. Taylor, associate professor emeritus in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership, effective Oct. 1, 2009
• Nicola S. Eyre, assistant professor emeritus in Ohio State University Extension, effective July 1, 2009
• John H. Hixson, assistant professor emeritus in Ohio State University Extension, effective July 1, 2009

Resolutions in memoriam adopted

The board approved adoption of resolutions in memoriam for the following:
• Richard O Dagefoerde, D.D.S., assistant professor in the College of Dentistry (Operative Dentistry), who died on May 25, 2009
• Ruth M. Kessler, professor emeritus and former director of the Law Library in the Moritz College of Law, who died on May 29, 2009
• James H. Limbird, professor emeritus in the Ohio State University Extension, who died on Aug. 16, 2009
• Benedikt A. Munk, professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who died on March 13, 2009
• Ernest R. Nilo, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Otolaryngology, who died on June 12, 2009
• Clinton V. Oster, Sr., professor emeritus in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and founding director of the School of Public Administration, who died on July 19, 2009
• Gregory R. Passewitz, associate professor emeritus in the Ohio State University Extension, who died on July 30, 2009
• Leon Peters, Jr., professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and former director of The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory, who died on April 23, 2009
• Paul V. Peterson, professor emeritus in the School of Communication, who died on June 24, 2009
• John W. Ray, clinical professor emeritus in the Department of Otolaryngology, who died on June 23, 2009
• Frederick P. Zuspan, professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who died on June 7, 2009

University Development Report accepted
The board accepted the University Development Report for June 2009, establishing 35 new named endowed funds totaling nearly $5.1 million in private gifts to the university.

Construction projects approved
The board authorized the university to enter into or increase professional services contracts for the following projects:
• Completion of condition assessments of approximately 79 emergency generators and their automatic transfer switches in various academic and administrative campus buildings. Estimated study cost is $500,000 to be provided by plant renewal and replacement funds.
• Renovation of five student housing facilities – Park, Smith, Steeb, Siebert and Stradley Halls – in the south campus area and construction of two additions in support of the area masterplan. Estimated service cost has increased from $6.3 million to$9.9 million to be provided by university bond proceeds.
The board authorized the university to enter into construction contracts for the following projects:
• Expansion of the Ross Heart Hospital Electrophysiology Laboratory to include three invasive electrophysiology labs, one cardiac catheter lab and a recovery area with 10 beds. Estimated project cost is $12 million to be provided by Medical Center auxiliary funds.

The board authorized the university to enter into a joint use agreement with Nationwide Children's Hospital for the following project:
• Construction of stable facilities for horses on 200 acres owned by the Flying Horse Pediatric Farms in Mt. Gilead. Flying Horse offers camps for children with serious illnesses at no charge to the campers' families. The joint use agreement stipulates that the state appropriation of $250,000 to the university will be used for capital improvements to the Flying Horse facility and that Flying Horse will provide educational opportunities to students at the College of Medicine to treat the physical and emotional needs of seriously ill children and their families.

Long-term lease amended
The board authorized the university to enter into an amended long-term lease with Ashtabula County that increases the lease's time period to 40 years for an exchange of property that provides a buffer zone for grape crops at the Ohio Agricultural Research Development Center. The increased term will provide for continuity in the research performed at the station.

Long-term lease to benefit Medical Center
The board authorized the university to enter into a five-year lease agreement with Ohio State University Physicians, Inc., for medical office space at 920 North Hamilton Rd. in Gahanna. The space will be occupied by multiple specialties of The Ohio State University Medical Center, including Family Practice, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Physical Rehabilitation and Imaging.

Mansfield Campus property to be leased
The board authorized the university to enter into a 40-year land lease of approximately 5 to 10 acres on The Ohio State University Mansfield/North Central State College campuses. MedCentral Health System plans to construct building for the MedCentral College of Nursing on the property.

Lease on office space renewed
The board authorized the university to exercise a five-year lease renewal of office space at 921 Chatham Lane, occupied by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Center for Human Resource Research.

Board appointments ratified
The board ratified the appointment of the trustees to its committees for 2009-2010 and recognized three newly formed working groups: Research/Outreach, Facilities/Master Planning and Steering. The board also ratified the appointments to the Medical Center, University Hospitals, The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, University Hospital East, OSU Harding Hospital and Ross Heart Hospital boards.