Board of Regents

06-04-99summary

Board of Regents

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

Meeting of the

University of Alaska Board of Regents

June 4, 1999

Fairbanks, Alaska

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS

1.   Approval of Bylaw Amendment

PASSED

"The Board of Regents' approves the amendment of Board of Regents' Bylaws to change the title of Board of Regents 'President' or 'Vice President' to Board of Regents 'Chair' or 'Vice Chair'. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

2.   Election of Board of Regents' Officers

PASSED

"The Board of Regents elects the following officers:

CHAIR:   Michael J. Burns

VICE CHAIR:  Elsa Froehlich Demeksa

SECRETARY: Mary Jane Fate

TREASURER: Chancy Croft

This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

3.   Approval of Meeting Schedule

FY00 Meeting Dates / Location

August 19-20, 1999 / Seward

September 30/October 1, 1999 / Anchorage

November 18-19, 1999 / Fairbanks

February 17-18, 2000 / Juneau

April 20-21, 2000 / Juneau

June 8-9, 2000 / Anchorage

FY01 Meeting Dates / Location

August 17-18, 2000 / Kodiak

October 5-6, 2000 / TBA

November 16-17, 2000 / TBA

February 15-16, 2001 / TBA

April 19-20, 2001 / TBA

June 14-15, 2001 / TBA

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY00-01 Meeting Schedules as amended. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

4.   Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for Chancellor Joan K. Wadlow

WHEREAS, Chancellor Joan K. Wadlow is retiring from the University of Alaska Fairbanks after 40 years of dedicated service in the field of higher education at four of the nation's major public institutions; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow received her baccalaureate and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and also earned a certificate from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, where she attended as a Rotary Scholar; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow began her academic career in 1959 as a teaching assistant, instructor, and then professor of Political Science, and later moved into higher education administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, serving from 1970 to 1979, first as the vice-chair of the Political Science Department, then as the assistant and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow served at the University of Wyoming from 1979 to 1986 as professor of Political Science, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and then as the vice president for Academic Affairs; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow became the provost at the University of Oklahoma in 1986, serving in that post until 1991; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow began her tenure at UAF in 1991 as the first woman chancellor in the University of Alaska System and has served for the past eight years at the state's land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, dedicating her energies toward developing partnerships with business, industry and the private sector to address Alaska, Arctic and diversity issues; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow has served with distinction at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, forming a long-range plan for the institution; completing a $12.1 million private fundraising campaign entitled northernMomentum, the first ever for the University; and overseeing the completion of critically needed new facilities on the UAF campus, including the Natural Sciences Building and the International Arctic Research Center; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow has furthered the cause of higher education in the state and nation, by increasing the number of student scholarships available, and by her participation on professional boards including the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Board of Directors, the American Council on Education, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges, and the Alaska SeaLife Center; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow has actively participated in community civic activities during her tenure at UAF, serving on the Alaska Airlines Community Advisory Board, the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Key Bank of Alaska Board of Directors, and as a member of the Fairbanks Rotary Club; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow has served as an inspiration to her colleagues, displaying unflagging dedication and determination in furthering the cause of higher education for the citizens of Alaska; and

WHEREAS, Joan K. Wadlow's love for higher education and commitment to its purpose has been reflected in every aspect of her professional life;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents recognizes the exceptional service of Joan K. Wadlow, and extends to her this official statement of appreciation for her contributions to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and her lifelong commitment to the advancement of higher education throughout the world; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be conveyed to Joan K. Wadlow with a copy incorporated in the official minutes of the June 4, 1999 meeting of the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Resolution of Appreciation for Chancellor Joan K. Wadlow. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

5.   Approval of a Master of Fine Arts in Art Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the Master of Fine Arts in Art degree program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, with the stipulation that the program not require additional funding from outside the University of Alaska Fairbanks and be reviewed for continuation after five years. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

6.   Approval of a Master of Arts in General and Applied Anthropology Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the Master of Arts in General and Applied Anthropology degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, with the stipulation that the Board authorizes an additional fee of $55 per credit hour and that the program be reviewed for continuation after five years. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

7.   Approval of Corporate Authority Resolution

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Corporate Authority Resolution, as may be revised to reflect any change in names or titles of officers resulting from the annual election of officers, and authorizes the Chair and Secretary of the Board of Regents to sign the resolution. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

8.   Approval of Industrial Security Resolution

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the Industrial Security Resolution, as revised to reflect the appointment of new regents and chancellors and any change in titles of various regents resulting from the annual election of officers, and authorizes the Chair and Secretary of the Board of Regents to sign the resolution. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

9.   Approval of Acquisition of Former Coast Guard Facility for Campus Housing at Ketchikan

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents:

1. acknowledges the use restrictions imposed by the U.S. Secretary of Education;

2. directs the UAS chancellor or designee to annually set aside sufficient funding to ensure success of the educational use of the facility as described above;

3. authorizes the director of the Statewide Office of Land Management or designee to execute any and all documents necessary to apply for, acquire, and maintain ownership of the property and improvements located at 3615 Baranof Avenue in Ketchikan, Alaska (Lot 7-A, Block 3, U.S. Survey 1812) in accordance with use restrictions imposed by the U.S. Secretary of Education; and

4. approves the resolution authorizing the request for and acquisition of certain federal surplus property in Ketchikan, Alaska.

This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

10.   Approval to Rename UAF's East Tanana Drive to Alumni Drive

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the waiver of policy 05.12.07(A)(2) and the renaming of 'East Tanana Drive' on the UAF campus to 'Alumni Drive'. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

11.   Approval of Temporary Re-Employment for FY99 Retirement Incentive Program Participants

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the appointment of  H. John Barrier, Brenda Baxter, Sandra Burnett, Grace Chang, Dave Dobberpuhl, Eleanor Evans, Helen Howard, Amey Houtchens, Ron Korpela, Johni Meshell, Valerie Scullion, Carolyne Wallace, Ann WingQuest and Irma Jean Zito, to a temporary position or project, contract not to exceed 49 percent of their previous base salary. These appointments may not include retirement, health or leave benefits, except social security replacement if required by the IRS. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

12.   Approval of FY2000 Student Government Budgets

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY2000 student government budgets as presented in Reference 1. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

13.   Approval of the Distribution Plan for the FY2000 Capital Budget

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the distribution plan for the FY2000 capital budget appropriation as presented. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

14.   Approval of the Distribution Plan for the FY2000 Operating Budget

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the distribution plan for the FY2000 state general fund operating budget appropriation as presented. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

15.   Approval of the Strategic Initiatives for the FY2001 Budget Request

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the strategic initiatives as presented in Reference 2 as the basis for planning program responses for the FY2001 budget request. This motion is effective June 4, 1999."

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