8-30-2013

Contact: Gayle Saunders, 614-292-5962

Ohio State Board of Trustees meets, approves university matters

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related matters at its meeting Friday, Aug. 30.

Presidential search committee and national search consultant approved
Trustees approved the establishment and appointment of a Presidential Search Committee, which is charged with responsibility for recommending to the board one or more candidates to be the next president of the university.
The Presidential Search Committee includes two subcommittees that work in concert with one another.
The board also authorized the university to enter into a contract with R. William Funk & Associates to serve as a consultant to the Search Committee and the Board of Trustees, providing advice, expertise and administrative support in the identification, screening and recruiting of the most highly qualified candidates for the presidency.

Foundation report accepted
The board accepted The Ohio State University Foundation report as of June 30, 2013, which includes the establishment of the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, the N. Wayne and Mary Louise Westhoven Rhodus Endowed Fund, The Dr. Thomas E. and Dr. Jean D. Powers Endowed One Health Residency Fund, The Bert and Iris Wolstein Men’s Soccer Fund, The Urban F. Meyer III and Shelley M. Meyer Endowment Fund for Cancer Research, The Dr. Jon R. Woods TBDBITL Marching Band Director’s Fund and the establishment of 31 named endowed funds totaling $8.7 million in private gifts to the university.

New emergency department named
The board approved the naming of the new emergency department at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as The Abercrombie & Fitch Emergency Department. The naming recognizes contributions by Abercrombie & Fitch, which include gifts to the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Expansion construction, as well as The Abercrombie & Fitch Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Bylaws adopted
The board adopted bylaws for the governance of the university’s academic medical center. The new governance model creates a single board -- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Board – responsible for the operation and oversight of the clinical operations of the Wexner Medical Center, a $2.4 billion operation consisting of six hospitals, a unified physician practice, an extensive network of specialty and primary care practices, 20 laboratories, and other university clinical health care enterprises.
The new board will consist of up to 15 voting members including six university trustees, six community members, and three ex-officio members. The ex-officio members include the university president, the university chief financial officer and the chief executive officer (CEO) of the medical center. The new structure will operate as a formal committee of the Board of Trustees and will report to the Board of Trustees.
The board will also include non-voting ex-officio members including the dean of the College of Medicine, the CEO of the university faculty group practice and one CEO or executive director of one of the hospitals, who will serve in a rotating position.

Credentialing and privileging process approved
Trustees approved an expedited credentialing process for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Board to approve eligible applicants for clinical privileges and/or medical staff appointments consistent with established criteria when necessary. Both The Joint Commission 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:
• Kottman Hall renovation. The project will replace the roof, third and fourth-floor windows, renovate the existing fume hood exhaust and building HVAC systems and provide chilled water to buildings in the district. Trustees approved professional service contracts totaling $1.4 million and construction contracts totaling $11.7 million. Total project budget is $13.1 million to be funded by state appropriations, university and general funds.
• Ag Admin – CFAES Library and Student Success Ctr. The project will renovate the Agricultural Administration Library to create the CFAES Library and Student Success Center. Trustees approved professional service contracts totaling $.5 million and construction contracts totaling $4.6 million. Total project cost is $5.1 million to be provided by general funds.

Audit requirements modified
Trustees approved modifications to the Policy on Affiliated Entities that waives the full audit requirement for Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment. Instead, the university will require a limited audit that is focused on procedures specific to rental income and selected expenditures.

Personnel actions approved
The board approved the following personnel appointments and reappointments:
• Joseph A. Alutto has been named interim president in the Office of the President effective July 1, 2013
• Itzhak Ben-David has been named associate professor and holder of the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate in The Max M. Fisher College of Business effective September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2018
• Rafael Bruschweiler has been named professor and Ohio Research Scholar in Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences effective August 21, 2013
• Carol P. Diedrichs has been named vice provost and director of University Libraries effective July 1, 2013 through January 5, 2015
• Henry W. Fields has been named professor and holder of the Vig/Williams Endowed Chair in Orthodontics in the College of Dentistry effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2018
• Wendy L. Frankel has been named professor and holder of the Ralph W. and Helen Kurtz Chair in Pathology in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017
• Dorothee C. Imbert has been named professor and holder of The Hubert Schmidt Chair in Landscape Architecture in the College of Engineering effective September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017
• Daren L. Knoell has been named professor and holder of the Charles H. Kimberly Professorship in Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016
• Susan L. Koeltar has been named professor-clinical and holder of the Frank E. and Mary W. Pomerene Professorship in the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017
• Heather A. Link has been named associate secretary in the Office of the Board of Trustees effective October 8, 2012
• Henry J. Mann has been named dean of the College of Pharmacy effective August 15, 2013
• William J. Martin has been named dean of the College of Public Health effective August 12, 2013
• Matthew D. Ringel has been named professor and holder of The Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Hormonology in the College of Medicine effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017
• Joseph E. Steinmetz has been named executive vice president and provost in the Office of Academic Affairs effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018
• Andrew Thomas has been named chief medical officer of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and senior associate vice president in the Office of Health Sciences effective July 1, 2013
• Martin R. Feinberg has been reappointed professor and holder of The Richard M. Morrow Endowed Chair in Polymer Engineering in the College of Engineering effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018
• William S. Marras has been reappointed professor and holder of The Honda Chair in Transportation in the College of Engineering effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018
• Rajendra Singh has been reappointed professor and holder of The Donald D. Glower Chair in Engineering in the College of Engineering effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018
• Linda K. Weavers has been reappointed professor and holder of The John C. Geupel Chair in the College of Engineering effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018
• Michael S. Weisbach has been reappointed professor and holder of The Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance in The Max M. Fisher College of Business effective September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2018
• Ahmed E. Yousef has been reappointed professor and holder of the Virginia Hutchinson Bazler and Frank E. Bazler Designated Professorship in Food Science in the College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018

Resolutions in memoriam adopted
The board adopted resolutions in memoriam for the following persons:
• Frank W. Bope, professor emeritus in the College of Pharmacy, who died on June 26, 2013
• Ted L. Jones, professor emeritus in The Ohio State University Extension Service, who died on June 30, 2013
• Ernest L. Mazzaferri Sr., professor emeritus of internal medicine in the College of Medicine, who died on May 14, 2013
• Rodger D. Mitchell, professor emeritus in the College of Biological Sciences, who died on June 11, 2013
• James C. Naylor, professor emeritus of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died on July 12, 2013
• John A. Rothney, professor emeritus in the department of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died on May 6, 2013
• Edwin E. Smith, professor emeritus of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering, who died on June 16, 2013
• Helen Storer, assistant professor emeritus in The Ohio State University Extension Service, who died on July 12, 2013
• Louis Sucheston, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died on June 5, 2013
• Beth L. Wismar, associate professor emeritus of anatomy and allied health in the College of Medicine, who died on May 28, 2013