11-9-2012

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Trustees meet, approve university matters -- Nov. 2012

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related matters at its meeting Friday, Nov. 9.

President's compensation package approved
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees today conducted President E. Gordon Gee’s annual evaluation and approved annual compensation based upon performance.
The board approved a salary increase of three percent on Gee’s base of $834,530 ($25,036). His new base salary will be $859,566. The board also approved performance compensation of 40 percent ($333,812) which will be paid out of non-public funds.

Resolution approved
The board approved a resolution in memoriam for Judge Robert Duncan, who died Nov. 2. Duncan served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1998-2007 and was chair of the board from 2006-2007.
Judge Duncan was a two-time graduate of Ohio State, having earned a B.S. in 1948 and a J.D. in 1952. In addition, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the university in 1979.

Report accepted
The board accepted the University Development report as of September 30, 2012. The report includes the establishment of the Honda R&D Americas Designated Chair, the Spielman Family Designated Chair in Breast Imaging, The Charles F. Sinsabaugh Chair in Psychiatry and the establishment of 21 named endowed funds, totaling $4.1 million in private giving to the university.
The report also includes the establishment of four endowed funds that utilize the revenue from the leasing of the university’s parking operations to fund university priorities. They include:
• Faculty Initiatives and Research Discovery Endowment Fund -- $200 million
• Transportation Operations and Sustainability Endowment Fund -- $150 million
• Eminent Scholarship and Student Support Endowment Fund -- $83 million
• OSU Arts District Support Endowment Fund -- $50 million

College academic units realigned
The board approved a recommendation to re-align the academic units of the College of Education and Human Ecology to three departments: Educational Studies; Human Sciences; Teaching and Learning. The realignment is the second phase of restructuring the college, which was formed in 2006 with the merger of the College of Education (with three schools) and the College of Human Ecology (with three departments) to become the College of Education and Human Ecology.

Resolution adopted
Trustees authorized the adoption of the Central Ohio Compact Joint Resolution, demonstrating their commitment to the principles, goals and strategies of the Central Ohio Compact.
The Central Ohio Compact is a regional strategy to increase Ohioans’ attainment of postsecondary credentials through collaborations of the K-12 districts and higher education institutions in Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Madison, and Union counties. Representatives from public school districts and colleges and universities in those areas collaborated in developing the Central Ohio Compact.

Leases approved
The board authorized the university to enter into a five-year lease with OSU Neuroscience Center, LLC for approximately 9,186 square feet of space on the
seventh floor of the Tower at Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza. The lease offers two 5-year renewal options. OSU Neuroscience Center, LLC will utilize the space to provide a neurological clinic to the community which includes cognitive, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, stoke and epilepsy services.
The board also authorized the university to enter into a ten-year six-month master lease with options for two five-year renewal periods, with Neil Place Apartments, Ltd for three properties located at 1445, 1457 and 1469 Neil Avenue.
The OSU Foundation purchased the properties in September 2000 and they have been utilized for non-traditional housing or off-campus residences. Recently, the university determined that these properties are excess to the current housing needs. The lease terms offered will enable major renovations to the buildings, retire the outstanding debt, advance positive community relations, secure long-term ownership, and provide positive cash return over the ten-year initial term.

Construction projects approved
The board authorized the university to enter into or increase construction contracts for the following projects:
• Boiler Replacement. This project will this project will replace the decommissioned boiler #8 in order to supply anticipated increases in campus steam demand due to the Medical Center Expansion and the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building. Trustees approved construction contracts in the amount of $12.5 million. Total project cost is $15.2million to be provided by university bond proceeds.
• High Voltage Switch and Cable Replacement Phase 2. The project will replace existing primary switches with outdoor pad-mounted SF6 switches and replace high voltage electrical cables. Existing equipment has reached its life expectancy (some over 30 years). The cable upgrades will provide for future growth in demand in the north campus area and upgrade the efficiency and safety of the electric distribution system throughout campus. Trustees approved construction contracts in the amount of $11.2 million. Total project cost is $13.4 million to be paid by university bond proceeds.
• Schottenstein Center – Basketball Practice Facility. Trustees approved an increase in the construction contract of $1.5 million, taking the total project cost from $17.5 to $19 million. Part of the increased cost is due to different subsurface conditions that were encountered during excavation on the interior renovation portion of the project. The remainder of the increase will establish the final guaranteed maximum price amendment with construction manager at risk. The project will construct an addition to the Schottenstein Center for a basketball practice facility, strength and training facilities and coach’s offices, and renovate the men’s and ladies basketball locker rooms and training room.

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
Philip J. Duncan
Nancy Kramer
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
Larry 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
Michael J. Gasser
Evann K. Heidersbach
G. Gilbert Cloyd
Corbett A. Price
Jo Ann Davidson
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Medical Affairs Committee:
Alan W. Brass, Chair
Corbett A. Price, Vice Chair
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
Robert H. Schottenstein (ex officio)

Personnel actions approved
The board approved the following personnel appointments and reappointments:
• Marcelo J. Dapino has been named professor and holder of the Honda R&D Americas Designated Chair in the College of Engineering July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2016
• Melissa M. Drumm has been named associate professor and holder of the Alfred W. Reader Endowed Professorship in Endodontics in the College of Dentistry effective Oct. 1 through September 30, 2017
• Michael Eicher has been named senior vice president for advancement and president of the Ohio State University Foundation in the Office of Advancement effective November 1 through October 31, 2017
• Gates Garrity-Rokous has been named vice president and chief compliance officer in the Offices of Legal Affairs and Business and Finance effective September 24, 2012 through September 24, 2017
• Sidney F. Miller has been named professor and holder of The American Electric Power Foundation Chair in Burn Care in the College of Medicine effective September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2014
• David B. Williams has been named executive dean of the Professional Colleges effective November 1, 2012 through March 31, 2016
• Mark D. Partridge has been reappointed professor and older of The C. William Swank Chair in Rural Urban Policy in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017
• Ian M. Sheldon has been reappointed professor and holder of the Andersons Professorship of International Trade in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017

Resolutions in memoriam adopted
The board adopted resolutions in memoriam for the following persons:
• Floren V. James, associate professor emeritus in the Ohio State University Extension, who died on Oct. 18, 2012
• Jo M. Jones, associate professor emeritus in the Ohio State University Extension, who died on September 10, 2012
• William M. Protheroe, professor emeritus in the Department of Astronomy, who died on September 4, 2012

Mason Hall spaces named
Trustees approved naming of spaces in the newly renovated Mason Hall, in the Max M. Fisher College of Business. A conference room, adjacent corridors and east lounge area will be named The Neil M. Klatskin Conference Room and The Neil M. Klatskin Collaborative and Learning Resource Corridor in recognition of significant contributions to Fisher College from Charles and Lynne Klatskin.

Multi-sport field named
Trustees approved the naming of the multi-sport field at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium as The Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Field in recognition of a significant contribution to the men’s soccer program from The Bertram L. and Iris S. Wolstein Foundation.

Lab named
Trustees approved the naming of the Surgical Skills Lab in the Department of Ophthalmology as The James M. Andrew MD Ophthalmology Surgical Skills Lab. The lab, located at the Eye and Ear Institute, 915 Olentangy River Road, is a state-of-the-art surgery center able to meet the growing demand for quality eye care. The name recognizes Dr. James M. Andrew, one of the first ophthalmologists in the 1950s to use artificial lens implants after cataract removal.

Library named
Trustees approved naming the Science and Engineering Library as the 18th Avenue Library. Naming the building based on its physical location is part of the One Ohio State Framework plan, and is intended to make the library easier to find for new students and researchers visiting campus.

Internal spaces in Schoenbaum Family Center named
The board approved the following naming of spaces within the new Schoenbaum Family Center in recognition of university donors and friends:
Room 105 - Procter & Gamble Town Square
Room 159 - JPMorgan Chase Library
Room 154 - Elmer’s Creative Arts Studio
Room 118 Kitchen - Plaque to recognize donors reads Generously Donated by:
Advance Tabco
Continental Refrigeration, a division of National Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Products, Inc.
Dormont Manufacturing Company
Fisher Manufacturing Company
Hobart Corporation
InterMetro Industries Corporation
JEM Associates, Inc.
Panasonic in memory of Kurt Schmid
Ruck-Shockey Associates, Inc.
The Salvajor Company
The Eagle Group
The Wasserstrom Company
True Food Serve Equipment
2nd Floor - The Columbus Foundation Observation Gallery
Jacob Hare Charity Trust
Alfred L. Willson Charitable Fund
Edna K. Jacobs Fund
A. Irene Emswiler Fund
Chester C. & Rose L. Shinbach Fund
Joe & Mary Hoffer Fund
Robert B. Hurst Fund
Room 133 Teacher’s Office - Lisa Shepherd Teacher’s Office
Room 129 Teacher’s Office - John and Sally Beals Teacher’s Office
Room 145 Teacher’s Office - Mr. and Mrs. Chester H. Stephenson Teacher’s Office
Room 146 Teacher’s Office - Dean David W. Andrews Teacher’s Office
Child’s Cubbie in Classroom 142 - Floradelle Pfahl Child’s Classroom Cubbie
Child’s Cubbie in Classroom 142 - OSU Sarasota Manatee Alumni Cubbie
Child’s Cubbie in Classroom 142 - Melanie Fagert Child’s Classroom Cubbie
Child’s Cubbie in Classroom 142 - Tiffany Fagert Child’s Classroom Cubbie
Child’s Cubbie in Classroom 146 - Gwen Evans Child’s Classroom Cubbie
Room 152 - OSU Women & Philanthropy Side Courtyard
Room 125A - US Bank Documentation Room
Room 150 - Marling-Abraham Family Infant Motor Activity Center
Room 246 - Lowe’s Rooftop Playground Classroom
Room 250 - Denny and Connie Cahill Family Preschool Indoor Motor Area

Faculty rules amended
The board approved amendments to the Rules of the University Faculty regarding faculty hearing committees.