TRUSTEES ACCEPT ENDOWED FUNDS, APPROVE PERSONNEL APPOINTMENTS

COLUMBUS A $1.5 million gift from Barbara Trueman of AMLIN, a 1960 graduate of Ohio State's College of Education, will establish the Trueman Chair in Equine Medicine and Science. The Ohio State University Board of Trustees on Friday (2/4) accepted the Trueman gift and other endowed funds, and approved several personnel appointments.

The annual income on the Trueman gift will provide an endowed chair to be held by a nationally eminent faculty member in the College of Veterinary Medicine who is distinguished in the field of equine medicine and surgery, maintains an active and productive research program, and is an effective teacher.

The announcement of the Trueman Chair highlighted the report by Vice President for Development Jerry May to the trustees. May reported on the establishment of 16 new named endowed funds, two chairs and one named professorship with gifts totaling nearly $2.3 million.

Endowed Funds

-- The Joe R. Engle Designated Chair in the History of Christianity, in recognition of alumnus Engle, whose trust will ultimately fund the position. Current funding is being provided by the College of Humanities.

-- The John A. Prior Professorship, $251,391, to support teaching and research in pulmonary diseases through the Department of Internal Medicine. Prior is a former dean of Ohio State's College of Medicine.

-- The Barbara B. and John R. Clugh Dental Scholarship Fund, $31,068, to provide scholarships to native Ohio residents.

-- The Kyle Eric Althauser Memorial Scholarship Fund, $75,089, funded by gifts from his parents, family and friends to provide merit scholarships in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Science.

-- The Gary G. Marconi Scholarship Fund in Chemistry, $64,794.

-- The Donald R. Newkirk Scholarship Fund in Health Service Management and Policy, $54,296, provided by gifts in honor of Newkirk, executive-in-residence, adjunct assistant professor and honorary alumnus of the Ohio State graduate program in Health Services and Management Policy.

-- The Earl J. and Arden H. Frederick University Scholar Fund, $33,429, to provide merit scholarships in the College of Engineering.

-- The Donald L. Kidwell Memorial Scholarship Fund, $31,350, established with gifts from friends, family, and colleagues of Kidwell to provide scholarships in the School of Journalism and Communications.

-- The Kyle Eric Althauser Memorial Study Abroad Fund in Agriculture and Natural Resources, $30,000.

-- The Richard Clarke Arnold and M. Ruth Jones Endowed Fund, $25,000, to support programs in the Cartoon Research Library.

-- Butler County 4-H Endowment Fund, $25,000.

-- Diversified Ophthalmics Endowed Scholarship Fund in Optometry, $25,000.

-- The Bernard V. Fultz Family Scholarship Fund, $25,000, to provide scholarships in the College of Law.

-- The Wendell A. Glick Ceramic Engineering Scholarship Fund, $25,000, established in memory of Glick by his daughter Nancy Ryan and son Neil Glick.

-- The Edward M. Kowalski Memorial Scholarship Fund, $25,000, to provide scholarships for welding engineering.

-- The Richard W. Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund in Mechanical Engineering, $25,000, established with a gift from Sara J. Parker in memory of her husband.

-- The Ada Richardson Pressman Scholarship Fund in Mechanical Engineering, $25,000.

Academic Appointments

The board approved several academic appointments:

-- Alan Kalish as director of The Office of Faculty and Teaching Associate Development. Kalish, who will begin his Ohio State duties on July 1, is currently director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Sacramento. The Ohio State office will move into the new Younkin Success Center when it is completed this spring. Kalish will guide campuswide programs to enhance teaching skills of faculty and teaching associates, serve as a consultant on research issues related to teaching and learning in higher education, administer the office, and consult on organizational development issues related to teaching, learning and technology.

-- Joseph H. Lynch of COLUMBUS(43214), professor of history, to the Joe R. Engle Designated Chair in the History of Christianity, effective Feb. 4. Lynch, a specialist in medieval social and religious history, was the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship last April, which he deferred until 2000-01, and is currently a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. He was also invited to be a fellow at the National Humanities Center this academic year. He is a past director of Ohio State's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and former chair of the Department of History. Lynch has received both Ohio State's Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award and its Distinguished Scholar Award.

-- Umit A. Ozguner of COLUMBUS (43220), professor of electrical engineering and director of Ohio State's Center for Intelligent Transportation Research, to The Transportation Research Center, Inc. Chair in Intelligent Transportation Systems, effective through June 30, 2004. Ozguner specializes in large-scale, intelligent systems modeling and optimization, hybrid systems, decentralized control, automotive and transportation systems, and automated highway systems.

-- Barbara R. Snyder of COLUMBUS (43220), professor of law, to The Joanne Wharton Murphy/Class of '65 Professorship of Law, effective Feb. 1. Snyder, the co-author of two books on Ohio law, joined the law faculty in 1988. She has been active in matters of gender and minority equity and helped found the Women's Grassroots Network advocacy group at the university. She teaches evidence, family law, and constitutional law.

-- Carl R. Zulauf of COLUMBUS (43212), professor of agricultural, environmental, and development economics, to The Francis B. McCormick Professorship in Agricultural Marketing and Policy, effective through June 30, 2002. He has teaching and research responsibilities for introductory economics, futures and options markets, and agricultural policy.

R. Reed Fraley, currently associate vice president for health sciences and executive director of University Hospitals, has been appointed vice president for health services, effective Feb. 1.

In a concurrent appointment, Carole A. Anderson of COLUMBUS (43201), assistant vice president for health sciences and dean of the College of Nursing, has been named executive dean for the health sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001. Anderson came to Ohio State in 1986 and also holds a secondary academic appointment in the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine.

Toby L. Parcel of UPPER ARLINGTON, associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and professor of sociology, was appointed chair of the Department of Sociology, effective July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2004. Parcel's areas of specialization include work and the family, economy and society, and labor markets.

The board also reappointed Robert R. Bahnson of UPPER ARLINGTON to the Louis Levy Professorship in Cancer in the College of Medicine and Public Health, through June 30, 2004. Masanori Hashimoto of DUBLIN, professor and chair of economics, and Richard N. Lebow of COLUMBUS (43201), professor of history and political science and director of the Mershon Center, were both reappointed to their positions, effective July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2004.

James M. Unger of COLUMBUS (43214), professor and chair of East Asian languages and literatures; Amy E. Shuman, associate professor of English and anthropology and director of the Center for Folklore Studies; Bernhard Fischer of COLUMBUS (43212), professor and chair of Germanic languages and literatures; and Dieter Wanner of COLUMBUS (43220), professor and chair of Spanish and Portuguese, were all reappointed to their positions, effective Oct. 1, 2000 through Sept. 30, 2004.

Emeritus Titles Granted

The board approved emeritus status for the following:

-- Benedikt Munk of COLUMBUS (43214), Department of Electrical Engineering, professor emeritus, effective Feb. 1, 2000. -- Krishnan Namboodiri of UPPER ARLINGTON, Department of Sociology, professor emeritus, effective Jan. 1, 2000. -- William F. Palmer of WORTHINGTON, Department of Physics, professor emeritus, effective Feb. 1, 2000. -- George W. Paulson of COLUMBUS (43220), Department of Neurology, professor emeritus, effective Jan. 1, 2000. Thomas T. Stout, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, professor emeritus, effective Jan. 1, 2000. -- Edward M. Vollborn of BIDWELL, Ohio State University Extension, associate professor emeritus, effective Feb. 1, 2000.

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Appointment

The board approved the following appointments and reappointments to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute Board:

-- Galen Barnes, president and CEO, Nationwide Insurance, appointed to a term beginning Jan. 1, 2000 to May 13, 2004; Richard J. Solove, president of R. J. Solove & Associates, reappointed to a term ending May 13, 2001; Ellen Hardymon, chair of the United Midwest Savings Bank, reappointed to a term ending May 13, 2002; and Robert B. Smith, retired editor-in-chief, The Columbus Dispatch, reappointed to a term ending May 13, 2003.

Resolutions in Memoriam

The board adopted resolutions in memoriam for:

-- James O. Billups, associate professor emeritus, College of Social Work, who died Nov. 3, 1999.

-- Harold A. Bolz, ninth dean of the College of Engineering, who died Oct. 27, 1999.

-- H. Justin Davidson, dean emeritus, Fisher College of Business, who died Oct. 28, 1999.

-- Tyyni Hummel, associate professor, Ohio State University Extension, who died Nov. 25, 1999.

-- Ralph Kittle, professor emeritus, Ohio State University Extension, who died Dec. 6, 1999.

-- Robert Laurence Mills, professor emeritus, Department of Physics, who died Oct. 27, 1999.

-- Robert M. Porter, professor emeritus, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, who died Nov. 14, 1999.

-- Richard O. Smith, assistant professor emeritus, Department of Animal Sciences, who died Dec. 6, 1999.

-- Thomas D. Stevenson, Jr., professor emeritus, College of Medicine and Public Health, who died Nov.2, 1999.

Miscellaneous business

In other business, trustees:

-- Approved the establishment of a Master of Physical Therapy degree program in the School of Allied Medical Professions. The program would become effective upon approval by the Ohio Board of Regents. Movement to graduate-level physical therapy education reflects rapid changes in the national health care environment, which have led to an increased need for physical therapists to function as independent practitioners and in supervisory roles. It also responds to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education's 1996 vote that it will grant accreditation only to entry-level programs that will be offered at a post-baccalaureate level by January 2002. University Senate approved the degree program proposal in January.

-- Approved amendments to the Rules of the University Faculty concerning sanctions that college investigating committees may recommend as part of the procedures for hearing complaints against faculty.

-- Approved amendments to the Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute that clarify procedures concerning admissions, case reviews, records and patient outcomes, and defining various committee policies.

-- Approved 333 contracts totaling $31.1 million for research projects funded in November and December.

-- Granted competitive bid waivers for 68 purchases totaling $23.2 million.

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