Board of Regents

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Board of Regents

OFFICIAL MINUTES

Meeting of the

University of Alaska Board of Regents

October 5-6, 2000

Anchorage, Alaska

OFFICIAL MINUTES

[Note: Due to adverse weather conditions, the meetings were held in Anchorage rather than Kodiak as previously scheduled.]

Regents Present:
Michael J. Burns, Chair
Elsa Froehlich Demeksa, Vice Chair
Mary Jane Fate, Secretary
Brian D. Rogers, Treasurer
Joshua B. Horst
R. Danforth Ogg - by audioconference on 10-05-00 only
Chancy Croft
Frances H. Rose
Joe J. Thomas

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

Regents Absent :
Joseph E. Usibelli, Jr.

Others Present:
E. Lee Gorsuch, Chancellor, UAA
Marshall L. Lind, Chancellor, UAF
John Pugh, Chancellor, UAS
Wendy Redman, Vice President for University Relations
Joseph M. Beedle, Vice President for Finance
Jim Lynch, Associate Vice President for Finance
James A. Parrish, General Counsel
James R. Johnsen, Chief of Staff
Pat Pitney, Director, Institutional Research and Budget, SW
Ann Ringstad, Director, Government Relations, SW
Bob Miller, Director, Public Affairs, SW
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
Barbara A. Bennett, Board of Regents' Staff

I.   Call to Order

Chair Burns called the meeting to order on Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 8:25 a.m.

II.  Adoption of Agenda

Regent Demeksa moved, seconded by Regent Croft, 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. Welcome from Kodiak College (removed)
V. President's Report
VI. Legislative Update
*VI.A AHRIC Presentation (added)
*VI.B School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences Presentation (added)
VII. Public Testimony
VIII. Consent Agenda

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee
1. Approval of Deletions of the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (removed from Consent Agenda to Item IX.A.1)
B. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee
1. Project Budget Approval and Authority to Bid and Award a Contract - UAS William Egan Library Classroom Wing Addition
2. Approval of UAF's Facility Investment Plan Proposal Including the Reallocation of FY99 Capital Funding, Allocation of FY01 Capital Renewal Funding, and Approval of Related Capital Projects
a. Proposal for Reallocation of FY99 Funding
b. Proposal for Allocation of FY01 Capital Funding
c. Approval of UAF Capital Improvement Projects
C. Planning and Development Committee
*1. Approval of University of Alaska Mission Statement (removed from Consent Agenda to Item IX.G.1)
*2. Approval of University of Alaska Value Statements (removed from Consent Agenda to Item IX.G.2)

IX. New Business and Committee Reports

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee
*1. Approval of Deletions of the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (from Consent Agenda)
B. Audit Committee

C. Committee of the Whole

D. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee

1. Committee Report - Meeting of June 22, 2000
2. Committee Report - Meeting of September 14, 2000
3. Committee Report - Meeting of October 6, 2000
E. Human Resources Committee

F. Nominating Committee

G. Planning and Development Committee

*1. Approval of University of Alaska Mission Statement (from Consent Agenda)
*2. Approval of University of Alaska Value Statements (from Consent Agenda)
*H. Letter of Thanks to the UA Foundation (added)

*I. Resolution of Opposition to Statewide Property Tax Cap Initiative (added)

X. Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Report
XI. UA Foundation Report
XII. Future Agenda Items
XIII. Board of Regents' Comments
XIV. Executive Session
XV. Approval of Honorary Degrees and Meritorious Service Awards
XVI. Approval of Academic Degree Recipients
XVII. Adjourn

This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

III.  Approval of Minutes

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its emergency meeting of July 27, 2000. This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its regular meeting of June 8-9, 2000 as presented. This motion is effective October 5, 2000."

IV.  Welcome from Kodiak College

Due to adverse weather conditions, the meetings were not held at Kodiak College.

V.  President's Report

President Hamilton gave the following report:

I want to welcome you to the Board of Regents meeting here in Anchorage and express my deep disappointment that we are not meeting, as planned, in Kodiak. Adverse flying conditions have forced a change in plans. Regent Ogg is joining us during this meeting via audioconference.

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Enrollment:

Opening enrollment figures show UA has stopped the decline and is moving forward. Student headcount systemwide is up almost 2% and student credit hours (SCH) are up 1.3%. Student tuition revenue is up 4.4%.

Among the main campuses,
· Juneau has the strongest showing with student headcount and student credit hours up 4% and 1.4% respectively;
· Fairbanks' student headcount and student credit hours are also up 1.3% and 0.9% respectively;
· Anchorage, however, showed a decline in both student headcount and student credit hours of 2.1% and 1.0% respectively.

At the MAU level, all three MAUs showed an increase in student headcount.
· UAF has the strongest showing fueled by the College of Rural Alaska. UAF headcount is up 5.4% and SCHs are up 3.0%.
· UAS headcount was up 1.2% but SCHs were down 1.5%. This was due to a 20% decrease at Ketchikan Campus in both headcount and SCHs. Additionally, Sitka posted a 4% increase in student headcount but a corresponding decrease in student credit hours of 1.2%. This may be due to a higher proportion of Sitka students enrolling in distance courses offered from other campuses.
· UAA headcount is up 0.9% and SCHs are up 1%. UAA's enrollment increase is from strong increases at Kenai (6.8% increase in SCHs at the Soldotna campus and 30% increase at Kachemak Bay) and Kodiak (student headcount increase of 14% and a 38% increase in SCHs).
· Military Programs (outside Ft. Richardson and Elmendorf AFB) also posted a 46% increase in the number of SCHs delivered.

Federal Relations

Thanks to Martha Stewart, director of Federal Relations, for her effective herding of University cats in D.C. Martha will provide a comprehensive report at the November meeting. A few highlights are:

· We have heard preliminary reports from Washington D.C. that our $9M (over 3 years) proposal is faring very well through the review process at NSF.

· UAF researchers were successful this summer in winning a $7.5M (over 5 years) in a Special Neuroscience Research Program grant. Congratulations to Professor Larry Duffy, the lead PI on that grant, and chair of the UA Faculty Alliance.

· We are moving forward with IARC. Our program plan for this year's $5M is being reviewed by NSF.

· We are working with the University of Washington Medical School to see how we can increase collaboration in order to enhance UA's competitive capacity. I met with the Dean a few weeks ago and I see a bright future there.

· Just a note - as we become more and more successful at this research game, we run into a serious problem…space.

Staff

I had a wonderful time last month with the representatives of the staff alliance. We discussed a wide range of issues and I am confident that the work we are doing together on staff development, health benefits, and job classification will make a difference for staff and the University.
Academic Programs

I am generally pleased with the progress being made as we hire new faculty, build new programs, and attract new students to our University. I would love for us to be able to move more quickly, but I am assured by our campus leaders that they are running as fast as they can. More detail on the programs will be brought out in the context of your discussion of the FY02 budget request.

I continue to challenge the campuses on teacher education. We simply must develop programs that result in more teachers being produced by the University for our state. I met just a couple weeks ago with the chancellors, provosts, and our deans on this critical priority for the University and I am confident we will develop programs that meet the state's need for additional teachers while maintaining high quality standards and open access for students all across the state.

NOVEMBER BOARD AGENDA PREVIEW

I have distributed a preview of the November board agenda to each of you in order to receive your input now. You will see that the agenda is already very full. Please get your comments and additional topics in to me as soon as possible.

OCTOBER BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

We have a full agenda before us at this meeting. I especially look forward to:

Review of the FY02 operating budget request. A great deal of effort from faculty and staff has gone into preparing this draft budget and I think you'll be excited to hear about the exciting programs we are building here at UA.

Academic and Student Affairs Committee
--Discussion of academic quality
--Update on the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Finance, Facilities, and Land Management
--Review of draft FY02 capital budget
-- Report of FY01 operating budget distribution

Planning and Development
--Approval of the Mission and Value Statements
-- I would also ask, if you have the time, to discuss an agenda for your winter retreat, now set for early in the new year.

RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICE OF REGENT DAN OGG

Last, but not least, Regent Ogg will be recognized this evening at a reception in Kodiak. Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions, we will not be able to join the community in celebrating his marvelous service to the University and the state over the last eight years, eight of the most difficult years this or any university has been forced to experience. It is through service like that of Regent Ogg that we have kept this university together and are now prepared to grow. Thank you, Dan.

VI.  Legislative Update

Ann Ringstad, director of Government Relations, updated board members regarding legislative advocacy issues, and reported on the upcoming elections.

VI.A  Alaska Human Resource Investment Council Presentation

Alaska Human Resource Investment Council (AHRIC) is responding to the legislative mandate in SB289 to create a statewide vocational plan. Mike Shiffer, interim executive director for AHRIC, and Janet Mitson, AHRIC Consultant gave a brief presentation entitled, "Alaska's Future Workforce: Strategic Policies and Investment Blueprint."

VI.B  School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Report

[Note: this report was originally scheduled to be heard by the Academic & Student Affairs Committee. Due to scheduling conflicts, it was moved to the Full Board agenda.]

Dr. Vera Alexander, dean of the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, reviewed recent progress in the areas of teaching, public service, and research conducted by the school and plans for the future.

VII.  Public Testimony

David Woodley, chair of the Staff Alliance, reported on the Alliance's recommendations regarding the University of Alaska mission and value statements.

Joe Hardenbrook, UAF student, reported on student activities; his work at the UA Museum this summer; and thanked Regent Usibelli's family for their generous contribution to the UAF Honors program.

Mark Buckley, chair of the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center board of directors, reported that the board will be raising money to endow the nursing program at the University of Alaska; that a crisis is looming in the nursing industry with the aging of the workforce; and emphasized the need to ensure that the nursing profession is respected by the medical community.

Dennis Murray, administrator at Heritage Place, applauded the Board of Regents' efforts to promote nursing programs and partnerships throughout the state and urged the university to continue collaboration with industry.

The Board of Regents recessed the Full Board Meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2000.

The Board of Regents reconvened the Full Board Meeting at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2000.

VIII.  Consent Agenda

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of its standing committees as stated below. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

A.  Academic and Student Affairs Committee
1.  Approval of Deletions of the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Removed from Consent Agenda.

B.  Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee
1.  Project Budget Approval and Authority to Bid and Award a Contract - UAS William Egan Library Classroom Wing Addition

[This motion was approved by the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee at its special meeting on September 14, 2000.]

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves an increase in the total project cost budget for the Egan Library Classroom Wing Addition at the University of Alaska Southeast from $7,600,000 to $8,000,000, and authorizes the administration to proceed with the award of Phase I of the project at a construction cost not to exceed $3,800,000. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

2.  Approval of UAF's Facility Investment Plan Proposal Including the Reallocation of FY99 Capital Funding, Allocation of FY01 Capital Renewal Funding, and Approval of Related Capital Projects Reference 1

a.  Proposal for Reallocation of FY99 Funding

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the reallocation of the FY99 capital appropriation as presented. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

b.  Proposal for Allocation of FY01 Capital Funding

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the allocation of $18,700,000 for the FY01 Capital Appropriation and the UAF Capital Facility Investment Plan as presented. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

c.  Approval of UAF Capital Improvement Projects

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the capital projects and the total project budgets as presented, and authorizes the administration to proceed with the development of schematic designs to be subsequently approved by the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee and administration in accordance with Regents' Policy. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

C.  Planning and Development Committee
1.  Approval of University of Alaska Mission Statement Reference 6

Removed from Consent Agenda.

2.  Approval of University of Alaska Value Statements Reference 7

Removed from Consent Agenda.

IX.  New Business and Committee Reports

A.  Academic and Student Affairs Committee
1.  Approval of Deletions of the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

[From Consent Agenda]

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents deletes the Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, and Minor in Physical Education Degree Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, effective Fall Semester 2000. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

B.  Audit Committee

Regent Rogers reported that the Audit Committee would next meet during the November 16-17, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents.

C.  Committee of the Whole

The Committee of the Whole heard a report regarding tuition rate adjustments for tuition year 2003.

D.  Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee

1.  Committee Report - Meeting of June 22, 2000

On June 22, 2000, the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee met in a special meeting in Fairbanks to hear a status report on the Coal-Water Project.

At that meeting, the committee also met to approve an increase in total project cost for the University of Alaska Museum expansion project and authorize the administration to proceed with design completion and development of construction documents. The following motion was approved at that meeting:

PASSED

"As provided by Regents' Policy 05.12.04, the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee approves an increase in the total project cost for the University of Alaska Museum Expansion Project from $27.5 million to $31.0 million, including the addition of a museum café and inflationary cost escalation through the first quarter of calendar year 2002 bid period, and authorizes the administration to complete the schematic design for the museum café and to expend up to $3.5 million including expenditures to date for completion of museum project design and preparation of construction documents for the project to bid-ready stage. This authorization is subject to the availability of funds. This motion is effective June 22, 2000."

2.  Committee Report - Meeting of September 14, 2000

On September 14, 2000, the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee met in a special meeting in Anchorage to hear status reports on the UAF deferred maintenance backlog and capital appropriation history, and the FY02 capital budget process. The committee held an executive session in accordance with provisions of Alaska Statute 44.62.310 to discuss land issues, this topic the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the university. The session lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes.

At that meeting the committee also met to approve the project budget and authority to bid and award a contract for the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library Classroom Wing Addition. The committee approved the motion and forwarded it to the full board for approval at its October 6, 2000 meeting.

3.  Committee Report - Meeting of October 5, 2000

In addition to action items, the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee reviewed the preliminary operating and capital budget requests, and heard reports on the consolidated fund, the expanded college savings program, construction in progress, and the Hutchison Career Center project.

E.  Human Resources Committee

Regent Rose reported that the Human Resources Committee would next meet during the November 16-17, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents.

F.  Nominating Committee

No report.

G.  Planning and Development Committee

1.  Approval of University of Alaska Mission Statement Reference 6

[From Consent Agenda]

The Planning and Development Committee reviewed and revised the mission statement during its meeting accordingly:

The University of Alaska inspires learning, and advances and disseminates knowledge through teaching, research, and public service, emphasizing the North and its diverse peoples.

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska Mission Statement and revises Regents' Policy 10.01.01 accordingly. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

2.  Approval of University of Alaska Value Statements Reference 7

[From Consent Agenda]

The Planning and Development Committee reviewed and revised the mission statement during its meeting accordingly:

The University of Alaska values:

U nity in promoting communication and collaboration.
A ccountability to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the diverse peoples of Alaska.

L eadership for Alaska's people and institutions.
E xcellence in our programs and services.
A ccessibility for all Alaskans.
D edication to serving community needs.
S tewardship of our resources.

To allow the public more time to comment on the revisions to the value statements, the Board of Regents agreed to postpone approval of the revised statements until the November 2000 meeting of the Full Board.

POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 2000 MEETING OF THE BOARD

"The Board of Regents approves the University of Alaska Value Statements. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

H. Letter of Thanks to the UA Foundation

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes a letter to be sent to the UA Foundation Board of Trustees, thanking them for their outstanding service and excellent stewardship of foundation resources. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

I.  Resolution of Opposition to Statewide Property Tax Cap Initiative

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska believes that public education K-12 through post-secondary is a prime responsibility of state and local governments, and should continue to be a top funding priority; and

WHEREAS, the proposed initiative entitled "An Act Providing Property Tax and Assessment Relief" would limit local mill rates everywhere in the state to 10 mills, including future bond debt; and

WHEREAS, the same proposed initiative would also limit increases in assessed value of individual properties to the Consumer Price Index, generally no more than 2 percent per year, and

WHEREAS, local property taxes provide the primary local revenue source not only for school construction, maintenance and operation, but also for police and fire protection, local road maintenance and a wide variety of social services, and

WHEREAS, local property tax mill rates have historically been a decision left to local communities, and

WHEREAS, enactment of the proposed statewide property tax cap would eliminate one-third of Alaska's current property tax revenues, and

WHEREAS, a decline of that magnitude in tax revenue would require the elimination of a multitude of public services in every region of Alaska; and

WHEREAS, local government budget reductions will affect the ability of the University of Alaska to respond to community needs for postsecondary education by reducing local government funding for community campus programs and services;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska urges individuals, organizations and communities throughout the state to disseminate widely the potential impacts of this statewide tax cap initiative on their citizens and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents urges that Alaska citizens oppose the proposed Ballot #4 regarding a statewide property tax cap since it would significantly reduce the ability of the state and municipal government to contribute to the funding of public education and other public services; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Regents directs the University of Alaska administration to communicate to the university community and friends on the effects of the proposed statewide property tax cap on the University of Alaska and the communities it serves; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be incorporated into the official minutes of the October 5-6, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents.

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution regarding opposition to the statewide property tax cap initiative. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

X.  Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Report

Regents Demeksa and Rose reported on the most recent Commission meeting and handed out two reports: "Borrower Migration Report," dated September 2000 and the new student aid handbook titled "Achieve New Heights."

XI.  UA Foundation Report

Regent Burns and Rogers reported on the UA Foundation Board of Trustees meeting held on Wednesday, October 4, including the election of new and returning members; review of development proposal from Rasmuson Foundation for university relations; increase in the President's discretionary funding; review of the marketing plan from Nerland Agency; official action naming Jim Lynch the assistant treasurer for the Foundation; and adoption of a resolution opposing the statewide property tax cap.

XII.  Future Agenda Topics

Regent Croft requested that a report on the UA Museum Expansion finances be given at the November meeting.

Regent Ogg requested that bylaw revisions be acted on during the November meeting.

XIII.  Board of Regents' Comments

Regent Thomas stated he felt it had been a good meeting.

Regent Demeksa thanked the Board of Regents' staff for preparing contingency plans for the meeting; congratulated the campuses for their first-time freshman enrollment increases at all campuses; and stressed the need to also focus on retaining these students; and reported that contributions to the university have increased 115 percent over the last year.

Regent Fate reported on the dedication ceremony for the Eileen Panigeo MacLean Inupiat House. The speech she made for the event is seen below:

Good afternoon, President Jacob Adams of the ASRC, UAF Chancellor Marshall Lind, members of Eileen Panigeo MacLean's family, friends, students, administrators, faculty and staff of the University of Alaska.

On behalf of the University of Alaska Board of Regents, I am honored in representing Chairman Mike Burns. The Board of Regents duly adopted to name this student complex, "The Eileen Panigeo MacLean Inupiat House". I thank the people of the North Slope for their foresight in leading the University's administration and Regents to make this decision.

I will read a few words from the mission statement of the University of Alaska, that: "The University has a special mission to make its education programs accessible to rural Alaskans." This is achieved through a system of university centers, community colleges, extension programs and today's high technology.

Eileen exemplified a true leader in all she strived for, including quality education delivered to all students with direct family and community involvement - a role model to be followed.

Eileen and the people of the Arctic are admired for the foresight in funding, planning, constructing, and maintaining this student complex. I sincerely want to say, Thank you, Eileen, and the people of the Arctic villages for keeping the students and their families needs as a high priority. You focused upon the student's absorption of learning in a place to enhance one's cultural identity, yet seeing the need of a dynamic positive change, new ideas and much harmony. The consequences of these choices will be a part of the students' lives forever.

I can assure you that Eileen and the people of the Arctic Slope villages sent a message that enhanced the awareness of the University community, including the Board of Regents, on our mission, our goals, and our responsibilities to the students of this state. Please accept our gratitude. God bless you. Anabasee. Thank you.

Regent Horst thanked the staff for contingency planning for the meeting.

Regent Croft congratulated Jim Lynch on his national recognition for work done in the field of college savings programs; and thanked Lee Gorsuch and the staff at UAA for hosting the 20th anniversary of ANILCA discussions.

XIV.  Executive Session

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

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents goes into executive session at 1:24 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
· Honorary Degree and Meritorious Service Award Selection
· Public Officials
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 2 hour(s). Thus, the open session of the Board of Regents will resume in this room at approximately 3:30 p.m. A.D.T. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

The Board of Regents concluded an executive session at 2:45 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 1½ hours.

XV.  Approval of Honorary Degree and Meritorious Service Award Recipients

Recommendations submitted by the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of Alaska Southeast for recipients of honorary degrees and meritorious service awards were sent under separate cover for Board of Regents' review prior to the October 5-6, 2000 board meeting.

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the list of nominees for honorary doctoral degrees and meritorious service awards, as proposed, for commencement exercises in the spring of 2001 and beyond, and authorizes Chancellors Gorsuch, Lind, and Pugh to invite the approved nominees and announce their acceptance. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

XVI.  Approval of Academic Degree Recipients

Regents' Policy 10.03.01 requires annual approval by the Board of Regents of degree and other formal awards conferred in the preceding academic year. An official listing of these awards was available for inspection at the October 5-6, 2000 Board of Regents' meeting.

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the list of degree recipients for the summer and fall of 1999 and the spring of 2000. This motion is effective October 6, 2000."

XVII.  Adjourn

Chair Burns adjourned the meeting at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2000.

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