Board of Regents

04-20-00minutes

Board of Regents

OFFICIAL MINUTES

Meeting of the

University of Alaska Board of Regents

April 20-21, 2000

Juneau, Alaska

OFFICIAL MINUTES

Regents Present:
Michael J. Burns, Chair
Elsa Froehlich Demeksa, Vice Chair
Mary Jane Fate, Secretary
Chancy Croft, Treasurer
Joshua B. Horst
R. Danforth Ogg
Brian D. Rogers
Frances H. Rose
Joe J. Thomas - arrived at 10:40 a.m. on 4-20-00
Joseph E. Usibelli, Jr. - arrived at 10:40 a.m. on 4-20-00

Mark R. Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer and President, University of Alaska

Regents Absent:
Robert A. Malone

Others Present:
E. Lee Gorsuch, Chancellor, UAA
Marshall L. Lind, Chancellor, UAF
John Pugh, Chancellor, UAS
Wendy Redman, Vice President for University Relations
Jim Lynch, Interim Vice President for Finance & Planning
James A. Parrish, General Counsel
James R. Johnsen, Chief of Staff
Michael Hostina, Labor Relations Director, Statewide Human Resources
Pat Pitney, Director, Institutional Research and Budget, SW
Steve Smith, Chief Technology Officer, SW
Ann Ringstad, Director, Government Relations, SW
Bob Miller, Director, Public Affairs, SW
'Nanne Myers, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Paul Reichardt, Provost, UAF
Dan Johnson, Provost, UAA
Roberta Stell, Provost, UAS 
Carol Griffin, Director, Administrative Services, UAS
Cindy Matson, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAA
Frank Williams, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAF
Jeannie D. Phillips, Board of Regents' Officer

I.   Call to Order

Chair Burns called the meeting to order on Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 8:55 a.m.

II. Adoption of Agenda

Regent Croft moved, seconded by Regent Demeksa, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED AS AMENDED (amendments noted with *)

"The Board of Regents adopts the agenda as presented.

I. Call to Order
II. Adoption of Agenda
III. Approval of Minutes
IV. President's Report
V. Presentation on Demographic and Employment Trends
VI. Public Testimony
VII. Consent Agenda

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee
1. Approval of Regents' Policy 09.11 - Student Health
2. Approval of a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Restaurant Management Degree Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage
3. Approval of an Associate of Applied Science in Technology Degree Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage
4. Approval of a Certificate in Small Business Management Program at the University of Alaska Southeast
5. Approval of Resolution Urging the Municipality of Anchorage Assembly to Establish a Voting Station on the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus
B. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee
1. Approval of FY02 Capital Budget Request Guidelines
2. Approval of Sale of Trust Land in Copper Center
C. Committee of the Whole
1. Approval of Policy 02.05 - Crisis Planning, Response, and Communications
2. Approval of Policy 10.01.03 - University of Alaska Fairbanks Mission Statement

VIII. New Business and Committee Reports

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee
B. Audit Committee
C. Committee of the Whole
*1. Consideration of an Amendment to Board of Regents' Bylaws Regarding Nominating Committee Duties
*2. Approval of Resolution of Support to Rasmuson Foundation (added)
*3. Approval of Board of Regents' Statement Regarding Enactment of Senate Bill 7 - University Lands (added)
D. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee
E. Human Resources Committee
F. Labor Relations Committee
G. Nominating Committee
H. Planning and Development Committee

IX. Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for Bob Green
X. Approval of Revisions to Board of Regents' Meeting Schedule
XI. Approval of Revisions to Industrial Security Resolution
*XII. Consideration of an Amendment to Board of Regents' Bylaws Regarding Nominating Committee Duties (moved to VIII.C.1 - New Business, Committee of the Whole)
XIII. Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Report
XIV. UA Foundation Report
XV. Future Agenda Items
XVI. Board of Regents' Comments
XVII. Executive Session
XVIII. Adjourn

This motion is effective April 20, 2000."

III. Approval of Minutes

Regent Demeksa moved, seconded by Regent Rogers, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its regular meeting of February 17-18, 2000 as presented. This motion is effective April 20, 2000."

IV. President's Report

Introduction

Welcome Regents, faculty, staff, students, and guests to this meeting of the University Board of Regents.

We come together at an auspicious time for the university and our state. We are seeing a level of support for the university not seen in this state for many years. While this is indeed very gratifying, it presents all of us here with a great challenge - seeing the great promise of this institution become reality. I have much more to say about this challenge, but before I do I'd like to brief you on several matters.

National Missile Defense

Meetings with LTG Costello: His concerns are with space weather, permafrost, earthquakes, volcanoes…but in response to the specific question about the greatest challenge, the answer was automated decision models, i.e., software that could identify the target, predict its trajectory, estimate its payload, …This is an research opportunity for our data analysis initiative and an employment opportunity for our computer math modeling students, who now go outside for work after they graduate. Costello's team coming up again in two weeks.

Meeting with Boeing Project Managers: As the lead system integrator, or prime contractor, Boeing is leading the effort for design, testing, and construction of the facilities. We want to partner with Boeing. Next year, we want Boeing here supporting us with the legislature.

Tribal Colleges

Several regional tribal entities in the state have formed a consortium to pursue the goal of establishing tribal colleges in Alaska, where none now exist. Recently, this consortium discussed coming to the Board of Regents to request your support for this effort. I anticipate them coming before you with such a request at your next meeting. To summarize this situation for you, it looks like the tribal college effort in Alaska faces at least three major obstacles:

o Facilities - They want to use ours.
o Political support - They believe Senator Stevens' strong opposition to the effort would be reduced if the university lends its support.
o Money - They think by forming as tribal colleges, they will have access to more federal funding.

Clearly, these obstacles will be very difficult to surmount. So, in lieu of some general support for tribal colleges, we must redouble our efforts to meet the educational needs of Alaska Native students, especially those in the rural parts of our state. Based on discussions with our leaders in the College of Rural Alaska, I'd like the university to:

o Identify and interpret the educational needs of Alaska Natives
o Help prepare Alaska Native students for college
o Provide inspiration to rural students to succeed in their K-12 education and continue to the university
o Partner with tribal entities on the creation of courses
o Provide higher levels of student support
o Invite Alaska Native leaders to serve as mentors and instructors

Although I have large reservations about some aspects of the consortium's approach, I will request from them a list of specific proposals that detail specific activities to achieve a specific outcomes. We can then evaluate their proposals to determine the appropriate course for the university's future relationship with the consortium, but in the end, and even more important, we can improve the educational services we provide to Alaska Native students. I'd like to thank Ralph Gabrielli for his continuing work on this initiative.

Distance Education

We are moving forward with a system-wide initiative to provide more access to our courses for students who, for whatever reason, cannot or will not come onto campus. The SAC is providing advice and counsel to me and my staff on new opportunities in this area, and I am confident we will see great progress, which will rely, to a great extent, on whether we can capture the cooperation of the faculty across campuses in course development, evaluation, and improvement. As you may recall, last year Senator Stevens' supported the creation of a distance education consortium for Alaska. I am its chair and Mike Sfraga is providing staff support and direction to the work of the consortium over the next year.

Research

I reported to you recently that we were, finally, moving forward to develop the computerized information system that would allow us to assess our research strengths and gaps, foster communication and collaboration among researchers across the system, and identify and pursue opportunities for funding. As we speak, staff are working with our researchers to develop the all-important fields for the information system. Over the coming months we will begin populating the fields with data and I hope to have for you later this year the first products (e.g., a CD-ROM) of this project. I want to thank Joe Trubacz of Pat Pitney's staff for moving this high priority forward.

I have the pleasure to report to you that we have a good shot at getting a research grant from the National Institutes of Health under a program that focuses on the development of junior faculty. A group of young neuroscientists at UAF, led by Dr. Larry Duffy has submitted the proposal and looks forward to a site visit from NIH soon. This is an exciting development because it represents an early step in a direction I'd like the university to push hard, that is in the area of biomedical research. Why? We have tremendous health problems in this state and Alaska ranks, once again, 50th in the nation in support from NIH, the largest by far funding agency for university research. This area may be one of our upcoming major initiatives; its success depends on the extent to which our campuses work together.

In preparation for our EPSCoR proposal to the National Science Foundation, we are obtaining external reviews from distinguished researchers from across the nation. If we are successful, it will mean $3M per year to hire new faculty, update labs, provide research opportunities for students, and provide outreach programs to K-12 schools.

The director of the National Institutes of Mental Health is coming to the state soon to meet with our researchers and to solicit from them proposals for funding.

And we just met with a high-ranking official from the US Department of Education who asked what the federal DOE could do better for higher education. I suggested the logical and historically valuable role of funding infrastructure to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural America, just as the federal government bridged the gap in the last century in the area of transportation and electrification.

Federal Relations

Martha Stewart, who is with us today, continues to make a huge difference for the university in its efforts to obtain support where we need it, and to protect it where we already have it. Her relationships with congressional delegation staff are strong and she has been of great assistance to our faculty and staff as they pursue federal initiatives.

We are working on many fronts in D.C. Among the highlights are:
o Negotiating with NSF a multi-year funding agreement for the IARC
o Expanding the EPSCoR program in various federal agencies
o Funding the recommendations of the Alaska Distance Education Commissions
o Funding for the UAA library
o Funding for a new research vessel to replace the Alpha Helix
o Expanding grant opportunities for Alaska Native serving
o Working with the Ballistic Missile Defense System to enhance our computing capacity
o And many, many others…..

Kudos for Regent Horst

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation works with its asset management firms to provide summer internships to bright young Alaskans, that is students with GPA's of at least 3.5 in their major. We happen to be sitting with one of these bright young Alaskans this morning. Regent Josh Horst will serve as an intern this summer at Tyson's Corner Mall just outside Washington, D.C. This is both a great honor for Josh, as well as a fantastic opportunity for him to be exposed to a very high end commercial business operation, not to mention 90 degree heat and 90 percent humidity. We are proud of you, Josh!

Oil Spill Response and Training Center

We have a group of UA staff working with economic development officials in Valdez and the oil industry to develop a multifaceted program that will conduct applied research into oil spill response and clean up equipment, serve as an oil spill response advisory center, and provide training for folks with oil spill response duties in industry, government, and local community organizations. This project is currently at a very early stage of development, but will be forming rather quickly. Joyce Helens of the UA Corporate Programs is pulling together expertise from across the university system to bear on this exciting initiative.

FY02 Operating Budget Development Process

We are in the process now of building our budget request for FY02. In general we plan to continue the approach used in our FY01 request. After ten years of budget cutting, it is reasonable to expect that it will the university some time to achieve its rightful place in the fabric of this state. So, I recommend we emphasize the importance of continuing investments in:
o maintaining a strong foundation of faculty, staff, facilities, library holdings, and technology.
o developing the leaders of tomorrow through support for improved student services.
o meeting the state's employment needs, especially in the areas of health, information technology, process technology, and other high demand fields.
o diversifying the state's economy through such programs in logistics, informatics/data retrieval and analysis, biomedicine, and even perhaps nanotechnology.

In evaluating our priorities, we plan to use similar decision factors as this year:
o Responsiveness to state needs and opportunities
o Accountability
o Cost effectiveness
o Statewide perspective
o Intercampus collaboration
o Previous commitments
o Strategic partnerships with external constituencies

As we review the budget request, we must be cognizant of the heightened scrutiny of the university in the form of the "missions and measures" we have seen in legislation this year. Our tentative timeline calls for:
o Initial recommendations from the campuses by August 1
o Campus requests by August 18
o Presentation of a draft request to the Board of Regents in early October
The Challenge

Thank you, thank you, thank you. If it were not for you, the governor, and the people of this state, we would not have the support we are seeing in the legislature. Instead of hearing about why kids are not coming to UA, I am now hearing about why they are coming, i.e. UA Scholars Program.

Instead of spending another summer fretting about what positions and programs to cut, we will worry about how to hire faculty and staff faster than ever before. But with this success comes a truly awesome responsibility --- we must now demonstrate that UA is the engine. We must avoid the predictable and very powerful urge to do one of two things with our new-found financial support. We cannot become what we were, through the rote replacement of positions vacated by the RIP. We must not become what we cannot be, by frittering away our funding on a host of programs that make sense only in the eyes of those proposing them. There will be debates, there will be tension. The only way forward is to confront these tensions head on, but not in the context parochial paranoia, rather in the context of maximizing our values of:

Unity
Access
Responsiveness
Quality
Efficiency

V. Presentation on Demographic and Employment Trends

Greg Williams from the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development, gave a presentation on the implications of the age distribution of Alaska's population and reviewed the top occupational growth areas in the state.


[Meeting recessed until approximately 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2000.]


VI. Public Testimony

None.

VII. Consent Agenda

Regent Fate moved, seconded by Regent Croft, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of its standing committees as stated below. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee
1. Approval of Regents' Policy 09.11 - Student Health Reference 1

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves Regents' Policy 09.11 - Student Health and rescinds Regents' Policy 09.94.01 - Student Health Fees. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

2. Approval of a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Restaurant Management Degree Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage Reference 2

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Restaurant Management degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

3. Approval of an Associate of Applied Science in Technology Degree Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage Reference 3

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves an Associate of Applied Science in Technology degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, with the stipulation that the program be reviewed by the Board of Regents in five years for continuation. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

4. Approval of a Certificate in Small Business Management Program at the University of Alaska Southeast Reference 4

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves a Certificate in Small Business Management at the University of Alaska Southeast, with the stipulation that the program be reviewed by the Board of Regents in five years for continuation. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

5. Approval of Resolution Urging the Municipality of Anchorage Assembly to Establish a Voting Station on the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution urging the Municipality of Anchorage Assembly to establish a voting station on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

B. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee

1. Approval of FY02 Capital Budget Request Guidelines Reference 5

MOTION

"The Board of Regents adopts the guidelines for the FY02 Capital Budget Request as presented. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

2. Approval of Sale of Trust Land in Copper Center

MOTION

"The Board of Regents authorizes Interim Vice President Lynch or his designee to approve the terms of the sale of the approximately 234-acre parcel in Copper Center and execute any documents as may be necessary to close the sale. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

C. Committee of the Whole

1. Approval of Policy 02.05 - Crisis Planning, Response, and Communications Reference 10

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves Policy 02.05 - Crisis Planning, Response and Communications, as presented. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

2. Approval of Policy 10.01.03 - University of Alaska Fairbanks Mission Statement

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves Policy 10.01.03 - University of Alaska Fairbanks Mission Statement, as presented. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

VIII. New Business and Committee Reports

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Regent Croft submitted the following written report:

Consent Agenda Items

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommended the following items be approved by the Full Board on its Consent Agenda:

· Approval of Regents' Policy 09.11 - Student Health
· Approval of an Associate of Applied Science in Technology Degree Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage
· Approval of a Certificate in Small Business Management Program at the University of Alaska Southeast
· Approval of Resolution Urging the Municipality of Anchorage Assembly to Establish a Voting Station on the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus

Revised Motion re Approval of a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Restaurant Management Degree Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee revised the motion regarding the BA in Hospitality and Restaurant Management Degree program as follows:

PASSED

"The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and Restaurant Management degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, with the stipulation that the program be reviewed by the Board of Regents in five years for continuation. This motion is effective April 20, 2000."

Discussions

The committee also held discussions regarding the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation of University of Alaska programs and on the Alaska Quality Schools Initiative, and on a revision to the process for new program approval.
Future Agenda Items

The committee requested that the following items be discussed at a future meeting:

1. Tribal Colleges - special audioconference meeting in May
2. Overview of Distance Delivery Programs at UA - June meeting
3. Overview of Vocational Education Programs at UA - June meeting
4. Discussion regarding Co-Educational Dorms - June meeting

B. Audit Committee

No report.

C. Committee of the Whole

1. Consideration of an Amendment to Board of Regents' Bylaws Regarding Nominating Committee Duties (moved from XII.)

Regent Ogg requested that a bylaw change be made regarding Nominating Committee duties for consideration at the October 2000 meeting.

CURRENT LANGUAGE:
The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for submitting a proposed slate of officers to the Board at its annual meeting in advance of the election of officers and submitting such other nominations as may be necessary from time to time as determined by the chair of the Board.

The committee shall be appointed no later than the end of January of each year. No member of the committee shall be precluded from being nominated for office by virtue of that member's service on the committee.

PROPOSED LANGUAGE:
The chair of the board, no later than March of each year, shall appoint five members of the board to the Nominating Committee for the ensuing year. The chair of the board and the president of the university shall not be eligible for appointment to the Nominating Committee. No member of the board who has been appointed to the Nominating Committee for two successive terms shall be eligible again for appointment until the lapse of one year.

Said Nominating Committee, following consultation with the chair of the board and the president of the university, shall nominate at the regular meeting in June a chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer of the board, and a chair, vice chair and members of each standing committee for the ensuing year and, upon approval by the board, the members so nominated thereupon shall be deemed appointed to such offices and committees. The member nominated as vice chair of the board may be, but is not required to be, selected from among the members nominated as chair of the several standing committees.

Vacancies on all standing committees shall be filled through nomination by the Nominating Committee. Vacancies on the Nominating Committee shall be filled by the chair of the board.

*2. Approval of Resolution of Support to Rasmuson Foundation (added)

Vice President Redman presented a proposed resolution of support regarding a funding proposal to be submitted to the Rasmuson Foundation.

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS the Rasmuson Foundation has generously provided the University of Alaska with the opportunity to submit a proposal for funding in the area of university development; and

WHEREAS the University of Alaska has a strong need to attract additional private funds to support its academic programs; and

WHEREAS, the University of Alaska currently lacks the resources to establish a systemwide, coordinated fundraising approach which will maximize private giving to the University; and

WHEREAS, the University of Alaska's fundraising function currently operates from a diffuse and duplicative donor information system which will require a significant outlay of funds to combine into a single productive system capable of supporting a coordinated approach to fundraising; and

WHEREAS, the University of Alaska Foundation, through its status as a corporation separate from the University, has been of great assistance in raising, managing, and investing private funds held for the benefit of the University of Alaska; and

WHEREAS, the separate nature of the University of Alaska Foundation may be in jeopardy if sufficient private funds are not located to begin offsetting costs of its personnel; and

WHEREAS, a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation would allow the establishment of a coordinated fundraising approach at the University of Alaska, supported by a unified data system capable of supporting fundraising at both the campus and statewide levels; and

WHEREAS, a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation will act as a catalyst to move the University's fundraising function up to the level needed to provide significant private support to the institution and, by doing so, act as a model of how philanthropy can positively affect all functions of society;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska supports the proposal submitted to the Rasmuson Foundation and conveys its deep appreciation to the Rasmuson Foundation for providing the opportunity to assist the University of Alaska in this meaningful and long lasting way; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be conveyed to the Rasmuson Foundation in support of the funding proposal previously submitted, a copy to be incorporated into the official minutes of the April 21, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents.

Regent Ogg moved, seconded by Regent Demeksa, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution of support to the Rasmuson Foundation. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

*3. Approval of Board of Regents' Statement Regarding Enactment of Senate Bill 7 - University Lands (added)

"The University of Alaska is very appreciative of the confidence of the state in granting it 250,000-260,000 acres of land. We are committed to be wise stewards of this land, consistent with our public trust. The university looks forward to continuing a process already begun in coordination with the administration to determine, through an open and public process, how to best utilize the land to generate income and enhance its mission of teaching, research, and public service."

Regent Croft moved, seconded by Regent Ogg, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the statement regarding enactment of Senate Bill 7 - University Lands. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

D. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee

Regent Demeksa submitted the following written report:

Full Board Consent Agenda

The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommended the following items be approved by the Full Board on its Consent Agenda:

· Approval of FY02 Capital Budget Request Guidelines
· Approval of Sale of Trust Land in Copper Center

Reports

The committee heard reports on the following issues:

· Status Report on Construction in Progress and Other Projects
· Annual Report on University Expenditures for Facility Maintenance and Repair (M&R), Renewals and Replacements (R&R), and Deferred Maintenance
· Report on Procurement Process at the University of Alaska
· Report on Safety Programs at the University of Alaska Southeast

Executive Session

The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee went into executive session in accordance with AS 44.62.310 to discuss land matters the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the university. The session included members of the Board of Regents, Vice President Lynch, and General Counsel Parrish and lasted 35 minutes.

Future Agenda Items

· Report on the Advance College Tuition (ACT Plan) - postponed until June meeting
· Report on Process for Land Grant Land Selection - postponed until June meeting
· Proposal to fund and implement changes in the facility planning process

E. Human Resources Committee

In addition to action items, the Human Resources Committee discussed possible revisions to Regents' Policy 04.03 - Recruitment and Staffing, held a first reading of Regents' Policy 04.09 - Nondisciplinary Terminations and Financial Exigency, and requested the following as future agenda items:

· Discussion regarding Presidential Compensation
· Report on Hiring Practices
· Approval of Policy 04.09
· Approval of Policy 04.03

F. Labor Relations Committee

No report.

G. Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee agreed to the following proposed slate of officers to be forwarded to the Full Board at its annual meeting on June 8-9, 2000 in Anchorage:

Chair: Regents Burns and Croft
Vice Chair: Regent Demeksa
Secretary: Regent Fate
Treasurer: Regent Rogers

H. Planning and Development Committee

The Planning and Development Committee reviewed current and proposed mission statements, and the vision statements from the November 1999 retreat and agreed to bring revised proposals to the next meeting of the Planning and Development Committee in June 2000.

IX. Approval of Resolution of Appreciation for Bob Green

WHEREAS, Bob Green began working at the Juneau campus of the University of Alaska Southeast in 1975, and will retire effective April 30, 2000, from his position as Regional Director of the UAS physical plant; and

WHEREAS, the widely recognized beauty of the UAS campus and grounds is largely a result of Bob Green's leadership and vision; and

WHEREAS, during the tenure of Bob Green, UAS has added the following buildings on the Juneau campus: Egan Library, Bill Ray Center, the student housing apartments and lodge, and Banfield Hall; and

WHEREAS, in the same years, major remodel projects have included adding additional floors to Hendrickson, Anderson and the Bill Ray Center; Hendrickson and Soboleff Annex, converting the Mourant Building from administrative offices into the student center, and the new Student Activity Center; and

WHEREAS, Bob Green graduated from Ohio University in Athens in 1963, and worked as a public health sanitarian in Athens, insurance adjuster for the State of Ohio, and as associate director of the physical plant at Ohio University, where he was responsible for custodial maintenance and supervised 144 employees; and

WHEREAS, Bob Green was hired as Manager, Physical Facilities and Maintenance at the University of Alaska Southeast Senior College and Juneau Douglas Community College in 1975, and has worked for UAS Chancellors Charles O. Ferguson, Russell Jones, Michael Paradise, Marshall Lind and now John Pugh; and

WHEREAS, Bob Green accepted additional responsibilities during his UAS tenure, including risk management, security, and communications, and as a member of the management team for negotiations with the Crafts and Trades workers and on the university's grievance committee; and

WHEREAS, Bob Green also served as vice chancellor for nearly 11 months with responsibility for student services and administrative services; and

WHEREAS, Bob Green has been recognized by chancellors and many others for his devotion to the campus and for his unusual efforts to clear roads and walks following heavy snowfalls, planting campus flowers and beautification, helping to raise the campus totem pole and countless other activities designed to make the Juneau campus of UAS an inviting and friendly place; and

WHEREAS, Bob Green has been active in the Juneau community, with service on the executive board of the Southeast Area Council of Boy Scouts, his membership in Rotary, and his involvement with Junior Achievement at the Juneau-Douglas High School;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska takes official recognition of Bob Green's outstanding service and extends to him this statement of appreciation for his service to the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be conveyed to Bob Green with a copy incorporated into the official minutes of the April 20-21, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents.

Regent Croft moved, seconded by Regent Horst, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution of appreciation for Bob Green. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

X. Approval of Revisions to Board of Regents' Meeting Schedule

The Board of Regents revised its meeting schedule as follows.

REVISED MEETING SCHEDULE

2000
Regular Meeting / February 17-18, 2000 / Juneau
Regular Meeting / April 20-21, 2000 / Juneau
Annual Meeting / June 8-9, 2000 / Anchorage
Regular Meeting / August 17-18, 2000 / Anchorage
Regular Meeting / October 5-6, 2000 / Kodiak
Regular Meeting / November 16-17, 2000 / Fairbanks

2001
Board of Regents' Retreat / January 27-28, 2001 / Girdwood
Regular Meeting / March 7-9, 2001 / Juneau
Annual Meeting / June 7-8, 2001 / Fairbanks
Regular Meeting / September 13-14, 2001 / Anchorage
Finance Meeting re Budget / November 9, 2001 / Fairbanks
Regular Meeting / December 6-7, 2001 / Anchorage

Regent Croft moved, seconded by Regent Demeksa, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents revises its meeting schedule for 2000 and 2001 as presented. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

XI. Approval of Revisions to Industrial Security Resolution Reference 11

The president and selected members of the university administration are routinely designated by the Board of Regents to handle any duties and responsibilities relating to classified information in connection with contracts with the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. These individuals are given an extensive security screening and are the only members of the administration, including the Board of Regents, to have access to classified information. The university has received similar security clearances since the mid-1950s. Execution of the resolution allows regents and other members of the administration to be exempted from security clearance procedures.

The resolution is identical to resolutions previously passed except for changing the chief security officer.

Regent Fate moved, seconded by Regent Croft, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Industrial Security Resolution as revised and authorizes the President and Secretary of the Board of Regents to sign the resolution. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

XII. Consideration of an Amendment to Board of Regents' Bylaws Regarding Nominating Committee Duties - moved to New Business, Committee of the Whole

XIII. Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Report

No report.

XIV. UA Foundation Report

Regent Burns distributed the financial report given at the last UA Foundation meeting. It was requested that all board members be sent a copy of the statement.

XV. Future Agenda Topics

None.

XVI. Board of Regents' Comments

Regent Usibelli stated his concerns regarding presentation of the capital budget to the legislature and that the passage of Senate Bill 7 was wonderful news.

Regent Rogers reported that it was 12 years ago that the land issue was resurrected and thanked past board members who had assisted in its passage ; and thanked UAS for hosting the board during the meeting.

Regent Ogg expressed his exhilaration on passage of SB7; and reported that he will be fishing during the June board meeting but will join portions via audioconference.

Regent Croft expressed his belief that the board presence in the legislative chambers made all the difference today; and passed out a quiz entitled "10 Questions About the Early History of the University of Alaska."

Regent Fate expressed her gratitude to the legislators who approved the land bill as well as to the present and past members of the board who worked on the land grant; reported on recent meetings she attended regarding tribal colleges, UA Museum program design, and School of Mineral Engineering.

Regent Demeksa reported that although there is no sports program at UAS, one of its students recently came in 2nd in the national competition in synchronized swimming event.

Regent Horst thanked the board for holding its meetings in Juneau and spoke of his excitement regarding the upcoming year.

Regent Burns stated that the board had participated in history today with the passage of Senate Bill 7 and thanked all members for their hard work.

XVII. Executive Session

Regent Rogers moved, seconded by Regent Demeksa, and passed unanimously that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents goes into executive session at 5:10 p.m. A.D.T in accordance with the provisions of AS 44.62.310 to discuss matters the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the university related to:
· Litigation
· Labor
· Land
· Contract Negotiations
and matters that would affect the reputation or character of a person or persons including:
· Personnel Matters
The session will include members of the Board of Regents, President Hamilton, General Counsel Parrish, and such other university staff members as the president may designate and will last approximately one hour. Thus, the open session of the Board of Regents will resume in this room at approximately 6:10 p.m. A.D.T. This motion is effective April 21, 2000."

The Board of Regents concluded an executive session at 6:00 p.m. A.D.T. in accordance with AS 44.62.310 discussing matters the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the university; and matters that would affect the reputation or character of a person or persons. The session included members of the Board of Regents, President Hamilton, General Counsel Parrish, and other university staff members designated by the president and lasted approximately one hour.

XVIII. Adjourn

Chair Burns adjourned the meeting at 6:10 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2000.

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