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Trustees meet, approve university matters, April 2013

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related matters at its meeting Friday, April 5.

Statewide college readiness standards adopted

The board approved adoption of uniform statewide standards for remediation-free status. The standards outline uniform statewide college readiness thresholds in mathematics, science, reading and writing that each student enrolled in a state institution of higher education must meet to be considered free of the need for remedial work. The standards are mandated by state law as a means for the state to reduce the number of college and career bound students who need non-credit bearing remedial courses before they can begin their credit-bearing work. The presidents of Ohio’s public colleges and universities established the standards in December 2012.
Authority to revise nonsmoking policy
The university received authority from the Board of Trustees to revise its nonsmoking policy. A draft tobacco free policy is currently under review by faculty, students, staff and administrators. The goal of the proposed policy is to become a tobacco free university, furthering Ohio State’s commitment to become the world’s healthiest university.

Sullivant Medal awarded
Trustees approved awarding the Joseph Sullivant Medal to Lonnie G. Thompson, Distinguished University Professor of Earth Sciences, and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Distinguished University Professor of Geography. The medal, awarded every five years, honors will be presented at a date yet to be determined.

Foundation report accepted
The board accepted the Ohio State University Foundation report as of February 28, 2013, which includes the establishment of The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professorship in Business; The Gerald S. Kakos, MD and Thomas E. Williams, Jr., MD, PhD Professorship and the establishment of twenty-four (24) named endowed funds totaling providing $20.7 million in private gifts to the university.

Children’s Early Learning Research Collaborative named

The board approved the naming of the Children's Early Learning Research Collaborative in the Schoenbaum Family Center as the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy. The naming recognizes the generosity of members of the Crane family, who have provided significant contributions the College of Education and Human Ecology. (See separate release)

Sports medicine institute named

Trustees approved the naming of the Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute at The Ohio State University. The naming honors Jameson Crane and recognizes the Crane family for generous contributions to the university and to the Wexner Medical Center. (See separate release)

Advanced Language Institute named

Trustees approved the naming of the naming of the Loann Crane Advanced Language Institute in recognition of significant contributions by members of the Crane family to the College of Arts and Sciences. Located in Hagerty Hall, the institute will be the state’s leading resource for the learning of second languages and the preparation of tomorrow’s global leaders. (See separate release)

Radio studio named

Trustees approved the naming of the Classical 101 Radio Studio at WOSU Public Media as the Anne Melvin Classical 101 Radio Studio in recognition of her significant contributions to WOSU to support 101.1 FM.

Suite named

Trustees approved the naming of the Visits and Events Suite in the Ohio Union as the James J. Mager Visits and Events Suite in honor of significant contributions that James Mager made to his alma mater during his distinguished career at Ohio State. In 2010, the Visits and Events Suite was moved from Enarson Hall to the Ohio Union and the name and plaque had not followed until now.

New university affiliate authorized

The board authorized the university to establish the affiliated entity University Development Strategies, Inc. The new affiliate will promote strategic real estate planning for all university campuses and assets statewide by providing real-world advice in a way that meets the needs of faculty, staff, students, community members and business partners.

In its initial two years, University Development Strategies intends to develop an achievable, economically viable strategy for mixed-use development in at least one key area surrounding Ohio State's campuses.

Personnel actions approved

The board approved the following personnel appointments and reappointments:

* Melinda D. Church has been named vice president of marketing and communications in the office of University Advancement effective March 3, 2013 through March 2, 2018
* Sharon L. Davies has been named professor and holder of The Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in The Michael E. Moritz College of Law effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018
* Andraea A. Douglass has been named vice president for talent, culture and human resources in the Office of Human Resources effective February 25, 2013 through February 24, 2016
* Guoqiang Li has been named associate professor and holdr of The Irene D. Hirsch Chair in Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine effective March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2017
* Octavio Ramilo has been named professor and holder of The Henry G. Cramblett Chair in Medicine in the College of Medicine effective November 1, 2009 through October 31, 2014
* Gregory S. Rose has been named interim dean and director of The Ohio State University – Lima effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014
* Cheryl L. Achterberg has been reappointed dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018
* James N. Allen has been reappointed professor and holder of The Battelle Professorship in Inhalation Therapeutics in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016
* Arnab Chakravarti has been reappointed professor and holder of The Max Morehouse Chair in Cancer Research in the College of Medicine effective April 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017
* Mary B. Fontana has been reappointed associate professor and holder of The Harry C. and Mary Elizabeth Powelson Professorship in Medicine in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017
* Gerald S. Frankel has been reappointed professor and holder of The Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Designated Chair in Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018
* Maura L. Gillson has been reappointed professor and holder of The Jeg Coughlin Chair in Cancer Research in the Comprehensive Cancer Center/The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017
* Robert J. Gustafson has been reappointed professor and holder of The Honda Designated Professorship in Engineering in the College of Engineering effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017
* Janice Kiecolt-Glaser has been reappointed professor and holder of The S. Robert Davis Chair of Medicine in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016
* Herbert B. Newton has been reappointed professor and holder of The Esther Dardinger Endowed Chair in Neuro-Oncology in the Comprehensive Cancer Center/The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016
* David E. Schuller has been reappointed professor and holder of The John W. Wolfe Chair in Cancer Research in the Comprehensive Cancer Center/The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016
* Theodoros N. Teknos has been reappointed professor and holder of The David E. Schuller, M.D. and Carole Schuller Chair in Otolaryngology in the College of Medicine effective August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2016

Credentialing process approved

Trustees approved the use of an expedited credentialing process for the Wexner Medical Center Board to approve eligible applicants for clinical privileges and medical staff appointments consistent with established criteria when necessary. Both the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Medical Staff Bylaws of The Ohio State University Hospitals and The James Cancer Hospital require timely processing of medical staff applications for appointment and reappointment. The expedited approval process allows the work to continue in a timely manner if the Medical Center Board does not have a regular meeting scheduled.

Construction projects approved
The board authorized the university to enter into professional service contracts and/or construction contracts for the following projects:

Newark – Science and Technology Building. This project will this project will construct an approximately 60,000 square-foot building that will contain biological and physical sciences. labs, classrooms and academic support space for use by Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College. Trustees approved a professional service contract for $1.6 million. Total project budget is $25 million to be provided by state appropriations and general funds.
Street and bridge maintenance. This project will this project will upgrade streets and bridges around campus including Defiance. Drive; Bevis. Hall/Scott Hall/Pressey Halls. area; Neil Avenue from Pomerene Hall to South Oval Drive; Hagerty Drive; 18th Avenue from Tuttle Park Place; Service Annex Drive A from Kenny Road to the Refuse Station; Herrick Drive bridge; and Woody Hayes Drive from Olentangy River to Herrick Drive. Trustees approved professional services and construction contracts for $7.6 million to be provided by university bond proceeds, auxiliary and general funds.

Self-Insurance Board reappointments approved

Trustees approved the reappointments of Reed Fraley, Dimon McFerson, Hagop Mekhjian and Gary Katz to the Self-Insurance Board, for terms ending April 30, 2015.

Instructional fee established

Trustees approved the establishment of a differential instructional fee and non-resident surcharge for the graduate minor-Business in Health Sciences. The focus of the program is on business in the health sciences. Established in December 2012, it will be marketed to students seeking degrees in dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.

The purpose of this minor is to provide Health Sciences graduate students with access to business training that will serve them well in their careers on a schedule that does not extend their time to completion of the degree. In particular, the Fisher College of Business and the College of Veterinary Medicine are partnering to market the program.

The business minor courses will be offered during the summer and are designed to be completed after two consecutive summer terms, with the first classes beginning in Summer Term 2013.

The board approved an instructional fee of $1,605 per credit hour, and a non-resident surcharge is $5 per term.

Policy amended

Trustees approved amendment of the existing board policy regarding review and approval of facilities improvement projects and real estate transactions. The goal of the action is to streamline the processes involved during the planning, design and construction phases of facilities improvement projects, resulting in gained efficiencies and cost savings.
The changes empower the senior vice president for administration and planning with the responsibility and requisite authority for contracting for the university for any energy saving contract estimated to cost less than $4 million in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. This includes authorization for the project including site selection, design, construction and any services needed, except as specifically noted in the authorization resolution.

Sublease approved
Trustees approved a sublease with Integrated Wellness Partners in New Albany. The 20-year sublease, with options for three five-year renewal periods will allow the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Ambulatory Care permission to lease more than 38,000 square feet of space in a facility on Main Street and Village Hall Drive.

Located in downtown New Albany, the project will include a multi-dimensional outpatient facility that brings together a wide range of clinical outpatient services, physicians and rehabilitation services in an effort to improve the health and lives of the community.

Board of Trustees Committee Appointments approved

The board approved the appointment of members to the following committees for 2012-2013:

> Academic Affairs and Student Life Committee:

Jeffrey Wadsworth, Chair
John C. Fisher, Vice Chair
Algenon L. Marbley
Linda S. Kass
Janet B. Reid
Clark C. Kellogg
Timothy P. Smucker
Cheryl L. Krueger
Benjamin T. Reinke
Kevin G. Boyle (Faculty Member)
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Advancement Committee:
G. Gilbert Cloyd, Co-Chair (Charter Trustee)
Linda S. Kass, Co-Chair
John C. Fisher
Clark C. Kellogg
Timothy P. Smucker
Michael J. Gasser
Benjamin T. Reinke
John W. Kessler
Nancy Kramer
Alan VanderMolen
Christopher A. Ito (Alumni Assn Member)
Larry Moore (Alumni Assn Member)
John B. Gerlach (Foundation Brd Member)
David T. Kollat (Foundation Brd Member)
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Audit and Compliance Committee:
Algenon L. Marbley, Chair
John C. Fisher, Vice Chair
Ronald A. Ratner
William G. Jurgensen
Clark C. Kellogg
Cheryl L. Krueger
Michael J. Gasser
Benjamin T. Reinke
James Gilmour
Lawrence A. Hilsheimer
Amy Chronis
Craig S. Morford
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Finance Committee:
William G. Jurgensen, Chair
Ronald A. Ratner, Vice Chair
Brian K. Hicks
Alan W. Brass
Alex Shumate
Evann K. Heidersbach
G. Gilbert Cloyd (Charter Trustee)
Corbett A. Price (Charter Trustee)
Jo Ann Davidson
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Medical Affairs Committee:
Alan W. Brass, Chair
Corbett A. Price, Vice Chair (Charter Trustee)
Brian K. Hicks
Algenon L. Marbley
Janet B. Reid
William G. Jurgensen
Jeffrey Wadsworth
Cheryl L. Krueger
Evann K. Heidersbach
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Governance Committee:
Alex Shumate, Chair
Janet B. Reid, Vice Chair
Alan W. Brass
Linda S. Kass
Jeffrey Wadsworth
Timothy P. Smucker
Evann K. Heidersbach
G. Gilbert Cloyd (Charter Trustee)
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio

Resolutions in memoriam adopted
The board adopted resolutions in memoriam for the following persons:
* S. Earl Brown, professor emeritus in the Department of Geography, who died on February 22, 2012
* Sidney Chafetz, professor emeritus of art in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died on January 12, 2013
* Mathew Herban III, associate professor emeritus in the Department of History of Art, who died on February 16, 2013
* Thorvald (Kris) Kristoffersen, professor emeritus of the Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, who died on January 25, 2013
* Richard R. Lanese, professor emeritus of epidemiology and public health in the College of Public Health, who died on December 23, 2012
* Leopold Liss, professor emeritus in the Department of Pathology, who died on January 1, 2013
* James Pantalos, professor emeritus in the College of Social Work, who died on January 11, 2013
* Charles O. Ross, associate professor emeritus in the College of Social Work, who died on February 12, 2013
* John C. Rule, professor emeritus of history, who died on January 12, 2013
* Robert F. Schwartz, professor emeritus of art in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died on January 23, 2013
* Alfred E. Stockum, associate professor emeritus of Radiology in the College of Medicine, who died on January 8, 2013
* Ann M. Sullivan, instructor emeritus in the University Libraries, who died on February 11, 2013

Bylaws and rules amended
> The board approved amendments the Rules of the University Faculty.