Trustees meet, approve university matters (2/2013)
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related matters at its meeting Friday, Feb. 1.
Ticket prices to increase
The board approved the Athletic Council’s recommendation to increase athletic ticket prices and fees. Those recommendations address:
Football tickets (2013 season)
• Increase the Reserved Public football ticket price by $9 per game for designated non-Premier home football games.
• Option to designate up to two home football games as “Premier Games” and price those Reserved Public tickets between $79 and up to a maximum $125 and $150 per game, respectively, or up to a maximum $175 for a single Premier Game identified in a single season.
• Increase the Student football ticket price by $2 per game. Student tickets will not be subject to the Premier Game pricing
Men’s Basketball Tickets (2013-2014 basketball season)
• For Conference games only, an increase of $6 per game for Personal Seat License (PSL) and Reserved Public tickets in the lower bowl seats, and an increase of $4 per game for Reserved Public tickets in the upper bowl seats.
• For Conference games only, an increase of $4.50 per game for Faculty/Staff tickets in the lower bowl seats, and an increase of $3 per game for Faculty/Staff tickets in the upper bowl seats.
• For Conference games only, an increase of $1 per game for Student tickets in all seat locations.
• Option to designate up to five (5) select Non-Conference or Conference home games as “Premier Games” and price the Personal Seat License seats at $47, Reserved Public lower bowl seats at $46, Reserved Public upper bowl seats at $25, Faculty/Staff lower bowl seats at $37, Faculty/Staff upper bowl seats at $20, and Student tickets at $13 per game.
• There will be no price increase for all Non-Conference games, except for those designated as “Premier Games”.
2013 Golf Course Membership Dues and Green Fees (Fiscal Year 2014)
• A 1.5% increase is proposed for annual membership dues for Alumni/Affiliates, Faculty/Staff, OSU Student and OSU Affiliate Family membership categories.
• Daily green fees for all groups, the food and beverage minimum and the annual tournament fee remains unchanged.
University Seal revised
The board approved revisions to the design of the official University Seal to replace the circular “O” with the university’s block-styled “O” and to enlarge the proportion of the open book. The revision is a means to further align the seal as part of the university’s One University strategy.
New university affiliate authorized
The board authorized the university to establish the affiliated entity Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT).
Establishment of PACT will further Ohio State’s commitment to revitalize one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods—the Near East Side of Columbus, home to University Hospital East and CarePoint East.
Creation of PACT as an affiliated entity supports the university’s commitment to create a healthy, financially and environmentally sustainable community on the Near East Side of Columbus, including Ohio State’s $10 million commitment to programmatic and physical development on the Near East Side over the next 10 years.
New degrees established
Trustees approved the establishment of new degrees/programs in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Medicine and the College of Education and Human Ecology.
• The Master in Animal Sciences degree program in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will prepare students interested in animal science-based careers for positions of leadership and responsibility within the animal industry.
The program will provide an applied, non-thesis degree for graduates and professional who want to broaden their knowledge and experience for career preparation but do not have goals of entering academia or research professions; for working professionals who want to gain new knowledge in various subjects to advance their careers; and for science teachers to fulfill continuing education needs.
• The Master of Science degree within the Integrated Biomedical Science Graduate Program in the College of Medicine will provide an opportunity for students who cannot complete their Ph.D. dissertation to leave the program with a graduate degree, and be competitive for work in business, biotechnology, consulting, and regulatory affairs. There is no new curriculum for this degree and students will never be admitted directly into the Master of Science degree program. Students must complete the core curriculum, pass a candidacy examination and pass a master’s thesis examination.
• The Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences tagged degree program in the College of Education and Human Ecology was developed as part of the semester conversion process, which provided an opportunity for academic units to re-envision their academic programs. The new program specializes in the integration of nutrition science, exercise science and health education strategies with the goal of improving the health of the populations served by its graduates. It replaces the current nutrition and community health undergraduate major in the Department of Human Nutrition, and the community health strand in the School of Physical Activity and Educational Services. Similar programs have emerged recently at peer institutions and have grown in size and stature.
Trustees approved the renaming of Harold L. Enarson Hall and the Central Classroom Building as Frank W. Hale, Jr. Hall and the Harold L. Enarson Classroom Building, respectively.
Frank W. Hale, Jr. Hall will be demolished later this year. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and The Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center will relocate in spring 2013 to what is currently Harold L. Enarson Hall. That building will become Frank W. Hale, Jr. Hall.
So that the university can continue to honor both President Enarson and Dr. Hale and their legacies posthumously, the Central Classroom building will become the Harold L. Enarson Classroom Building.
Personnel actions approved
The board approved the following personnel appointments and reappointments, including four endowed chairs to the university’s cancer program (see separate release):
• David P. Carbone has been named professor and holder of the Barbara J. Bonner Chair in Lung Cancer Research in the Comprehensive Cancer Center – The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2016
• Steven K. Clinton has been named professor and holder of The John B. and Jane T. McCoy Chair in Cancer Research in the Comprehensive Cancer Center – The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2016
• Christopher F. Gelpi has been named professor and holder of the Chair in Peace Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences effective January 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013
• Michael R. Grever has been named professor and holder of The Bertha Bouroncle, M.D. and Andrew Pereny Chair of Medicine in the College of Medicine effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2016
• Guido Marcucci has been named professor and older of The Charles Austin Doan Chair of Medicine in the College of Medicine effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2016
• Keith Myers has been named associate vice president in the Office of Administration and Planning effective January 1, 2013
• Ryan R. Nash has been named associate professor-clinical and holder of The Hagop S. Mekhjian M.D. Chair in Medical Ethics and Professionalism in the College of Medicine effective March 11, 2013 through March 10, 2017
• David B. Williams has been named dean and holder of the Monte Ahuja Endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Engineering effective July 13, 2013 through June 30, 2017
• Thad M. Matta has been reappointed men’s head basketball coach in the Department of Athletics effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2019
• Keith L. Smith has been reappointed associate vice president and director of OSU Extension in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences effective August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013
New meal plan approved
Trustees approved a new 350 block meal plan, effective spring 2013 semester. When the university converted to semesters, the Office of Student Life implemented new meal plans to replace the swipe system. The plans included a 600 and 450 block meal plan. However, based on student feedback, a smaller 350 block meal plan has been developed to address the surplus that a significant number of students experienced. The fee for the new 350 block meal plan is $1,850, which includes $150 BuckID cash.
May and summer room and board rates approved
The board approved room and board charges for May Session, Summer Session and Summer Term (The Summer Term consists of a May Session that is four weeks and a Summer Session that is nine weeks.) for the Columbus campus, the Agricultural Technical Institute, Mansfield Campus and Newark Campus.
For the May Session, room and board charges will total $800 on all campuses. For Summer Session, Columbus campus room rates range from $1,460 to $1910 and Summer Term room rates will range from $2,260 to $2,710. Meal plans on all campuses will range from $400 to $1,000.
On regional campuses for the Summer Session, charges will be $1,600 at the Agricultural Technical Institute, $1,525 at Mansfield and $1,810 at Newark.
Construction projects approved
The board authorized the university to enter into and/or increase construction contracts for the following projects:
• Infrastructure Master Plan Update. This project will update the Infrastructure Master Plan that was developed in 2006 to align with the Ohio State Framework, which was completed in 2010. The update will develop plans to provide heating and cooling for potential developments in five campus areas –Health Sciences District, St. John Arena and North Resident District, Academic Core North, Herrick Drive Research Corridor, and River Housing District. Trustees approved a professional service contract for $340,000. Total project budget is $360,000 to be provided by FOD funds.
• OARDC – Replace Agronomy and Forestry Greenhouses. Trustees approved increases in total project cost from $4.1 million to $4.6 million, to be funded by insurance and general funds. This project will construct replacement greenhouses at Williams Hall that were heavily damaged by the September 2010 tornado and also construct a headhouse.
• Rhodes, Doan and James Cancer Center Renovation Planning. (See separate release)The new Cancer Hospital and Critical Care Tower remains on target for a substantial completion date of September 2014. The move out of the existing James Cancer Hospital occurs throughout the remainder of 2014. Trustees approved entering into a professional services contract to develop functional and space programs for a Brain and Spine Hospital in the vacated James. Project budget is $2 million to be funded by Wexner Medical Center operating capital.
• Smith Lab Rehabilitation. Trustees approved entering into construction contracts for the rehabilitation of Smith Lab. The project includes mechanical upgrades to the HVAC in the 1957 and 1967 additions; including improvements to duct work, terminal boxes and controls, as well as upgrades to the fire alarm and sprinkler systems throughout the building. Trustees approved construction contracts in the amount of $10.8 million. Total project cost is $12.6 million to be paid by university bond proceeds, state appropriations and general funds.
• Steam and Condensate Distribution System Upgrade Phase 3. This project will address steam and condensate issues in the midwest campus area. Due to failures in the existing system, condensate is not being returned to these areas resulting in increased energy costs. It will also provide return condensate from James Cancer Center, Postle Hall, Jennings Hall and Arnoff Laboratory. Trustees approved professional service and construction contracts totaling $8.4 million. Project will be funded by university bond proceeds.
Foundation report accepted
The board accepted the University Foundation report as of December 31, 2012. The report includes the the establishment of the Monte Ahuja Endowed Dean’s Chair, the Henry L. Cox Endowed Professorship, the establishment of 23 named endowed funds totaling $5.18 million in private giving to the university.
Trustees approved the naming of a new multi-sport arena as Covelli Arena in recognition of significant contributions by Caryn and Sam Covelli to the Department of Athletics. Covelli Arena will be the future competition venue for the sports of men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s volleyball, and wrestling.
Practice Fields named
Trustees approved naming the Harmon Family Football Park located at The Woody Hayes Athletic Center in recognition of a significant contribution of Jole and Jim Harmon and The Harmon Family Foundation to the Ohio State football program. The facility, dedicated in 2010, provides the best engineered practice complexes with two natural grass and two artificial turf fields.
The board approved the naming of the home team tunnel in Ohio Stadium as the Hazelwood Family Tunnel in recognition of a significant contribution to the Ohio State football program by Mark Hazelwood.
Conference room named
Trustees approved the naming of the Alumni Conference Room in 136 Cunz Hall as the R.Edward Howell Alumni Conference Room in recognition of a significant contribution made by alumnus R. Edward Howell to the College of Public Health to support the renovation of Cunz Hall.
Alumni Career Office named
Trustees approved the naming of the Office of Alumni Career Management, located in Longaberger Alumni House, as The Bill and Susan Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management in recognition of Bill and Susan Lhota’s dedication to The Ohio State University Alumni Association. The Bill and Susan Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management serves university alumni at all stages of their career by providing the tools and guidance alumni need to help further, change, or enhance their career aspirations.
Oncology Rehabilitation Suite named
Trustees approved the naming of the Physical Therapy and Oncology Rehabilitation Suite in the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center on W. Third Ave as The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Physical Therapy and Oncology Rehabilitation Suite in recognition of significant contributions that The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer has made to the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
Baseball field named
Trustees approved the naming of the field at Bill Davis Stadium as the Nick Swisher Field in recognition of the generosity of alumnus Nick Swisher, who made a significant impact on the Ohio State baseball program as an outstanding student-athlete; and who made a significant contribution to the Department of Athletics.
Spaces named in Varsity Indoor Tennis Center
The board approved the following naming of spaces within the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center in recognition of university donors and friends:
Tennis Court #1 In Honor of Paul Sorren
Dr. John W. Hendrix Scoreboard
John and Ann Rarey Family Trophy Case
Sandefur Storage Room
Marge P. Barge Assistant Coaches Office
Spaces named in Varsity Tennis Courts
The board approved the following naming of spaces within the Varsity Tennis Courts in recognition of university donors and friends:
Court #1 – The Schiff Family Court
Court #8 – The Tom and Ellie Shulman Court
Court #10 – The Coach Ty Tucker Court
Trustees approved naming the walkway between Mason Hall and Schoenbaum Hall at the Max. M. Fisher College of Business as the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Gateway in recognition of a significant commitment from the Wolsteins designated to the Fisher College to fund the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative.
Spaces named in the Les Wexner Football Complex
The board approved the following naming of spaces within the Les Wexner Football Complex in recognition of university donors and friends:
The Athletic Training Locker Room, Generously donated by Dr. David and Carol Adamkin
Room 154 - Linebacker Coach’s Office, Generously donated by William T. Baker
Room 176 - Staff Conference Room, Generously donated by John and Shirley Berry
Scholars Bay, Generously donated by Buckeye Boosters
National Champions Bay, Generously donated by Buckeye Boosters
Room 162 - Offensive Coordinators Office, Generously donated by David and Wilma Boyer
Room 158 - Defensive Coordinators Office, Generously donated by David and Wilma Boyer
Room 181L - Head Athletic Trainers Office, Generously donated by William and Gwen
Buschman in honor of Ernie Biggs, Head Athletic Trainer 1945-1972
Player’s Entrance, Generously donated by the Keith and Brenda Carpenter Family and the Kenneth and Robin Carpenter Family
All American Hallway, Generously donated by Sara and Christopher Connor
Room 162 - Quarterback Coach’s Office, Generously donated by the Dunn Family
Room 181P - Physical Exam Room #1, Generously donated by Erwin R. Thal, MD and E.
Christopher Ellison, MD Room 181R - Physical Exam Room #2, Generously donated by Erwin R. Thal, MD and E. Christopher Ellison, MD
Room 163 - Team Meeting Room 1, Generously donated by the Antonucci Family in honor of
Jack Antonucci, the Dr. John F. Geletka Family, Michael and Mary Jo Fagert, the Lyden Family, the Douglas and Patricia Sweeney Family, the Bob Eddy Family, and the Chuck Eddy Family Room 186 - Coach Emeritus’ Office, Generously donated by Dave Goss and Family Theatre Room, Generously donated by Jeff and Lori Greiner Media Lounge, Generously donated by the Archie Griffin Scholarship Fund
Rivalry Bay Michigan Clock, Generously donated by the Jim Harmon Family
Room 181K Athletic Trainer Conference Room, Generously donated by Raul Hernandez, MD and Constance Hernandez
Woody Hayes Bay, Generously donated by the Geoff Hulme and Bob Mansfield Families
Player Television Lounge, Generously donated by the John V. Johnson Family
Room 181Q - X-Ray Room, Generously donated by the Kleinke Family
Room 184 - Internal Operations/Compliance Office, Generously donated by George Kontogiannis
Room 166 - Tight Ends Coach’s Office, Generously donated by Don and Connie Malenick
The John and Jeanne McCoy Locker Room
Irving Schottenstein Drive
Room 198T - Storage Room, Generously donated by the Jeffrey A. Norris Family
Coaches Bay, Generously donated by R+L Carriers
Room 168 – The David A. and Anne B. Rismiller Running Backs Coach’s Office
The Ohio State Media Bay, Generously donated by Bucknuts
Room 176 - The Bucknuts Media Conference Room
Room 194 - Support Staff Office, Generously donated by the Scholler Family
Room 159 - Small Defensive Team Room, Generously donated by Tom and Ellie Shulman in memory of Louis and Blanche Shulman
Big Ten Bay, Generously donated by Barbara and Joe Schwebel
Room 185A - The Howard Solomon (B Arch, 1940) Strength and Conditioning Coach’s Office
Weight Room Michigan Clock, Generously donated in honor of Mark Summers
Room 190 - The Michael J. and Laura S. Telich McDonald’s Break Room
Heisman Trophy Display, Generously donated by the James and Judith Thomas Family
The Watson-Tressel Coaches Locker Room
Room 164 - Offensive Line Coach’s Office, Generously donated by the VanWey Family
Multi Purpose Room, Generously donated by Barbara and Bill Weprin and the Beerman Foundation
Room 150 - The Linda and Jim Wiggins Receivers Coach’s Office
Room 181 - The Robert F. Wolfe and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Medical/Athletic Training Center
Room 185 - Worthington Industries Steel at Work Strength and Conditioning Room
The Leo Yassenoff Foundation Lobby
The board authorized the university to enter into a 40 year ground lease with BioHio Research Park Corporation (BPRC) for approximately 90 acres of land located at the OARDC Wooster Campus.
BioHio was established in 2010 as a university affiliate to support the research, development and commercialization of agbioscience and related technologies. The lease supports the mission of BioHio, which will construct and maintain all buildings on the leased property. The lease also includes two 10-year renewal options.
The board also authorized granting five easements to the City of Wooster, Ohio at the intersection of Secrest Road and Madison Avenue for the reconstructed Secrest Road. The easements, on the north boundary of OARDC, benefit the University by offering improved access to the BioHio Research Park at the Wooster campus.
Resolutions in memoriam adopted
The board adopted resolutions in memoriam for the following persons:
• Charles L. Babcock, professor emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died on Dec. 7, 2012
• Dr. Frank W. Brumfield, assistant professor emeritus of periodontology in the College of Dentistry, who died on October 21, 2012
• Garth A. Cahoon, professor emeritus at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, who died on November 1, 2012
• Wendell H. Cornetet Jr., professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering, who died on November 18, 2012
• Cecil G. Gouke, professor emeritus of African American studies and economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. who died on November 28, 2012
• Joan E. Gritzmacher, professor emeritus of home economics education, Department of Human Development and Family Science, in the College of Education and Human Ecology, who died on November 5, 2012
• Charles Hastings, assistant professor emeritus of The Ohio State University Extension Service who died on November 1, 2012
• Maynard Muntzing, associate professor emeritus of The Ohio State University Extension Service, who died on January 9, 2013
• Joseph J. Parnicky, professor emeritus in the College of Social Work, who died on October 1, 2012
• John Vermilya, associate professor emeritus of The Ohio State University Extension Service, who died on December 10, 2012
Committee charters approved
The board approved Board Committee Charters, which outline the function of each committee of the board. The charters will help guide the committee’s work and allow the board to be more effective in the execution of its duties and responsibilities.
Bylaws and rules amended
The board approved amendments to the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff of The Ohio State University Hospitals, amendments to the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, amendments to the Bylaws of The Ohio State University Medical Center Board and amendments to the Rules of the University Faculty.