Board of Regents

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Board of Regents

OFFICIAL MINUTES

Meeting of the

University of Alaska Board of Regents

November 16-17, 2000

Fairbanks, Alaska

OFFICIAL MINUTES

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
Chancy Croft
Frances H. Rose
Joseph E. Usibelli, Jr.

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

Regents Absent :
Joe J. Thomas

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
Mike Sfraga, Director, Program Development, 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 at 8:39 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2000.

II.  Adoption of Agenda

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

PASSED AS AMENDED (amendments noted with *)

"The Board of Regents adopts the agenda as amended.

I. Call to Order

II. Adoption of Agenda

III. Approval of Minutes

IV. President's Report

V. Approval of Resolutions of Appreciation

A. Regent Mary Jane Fate

B. Regent R. Danforth Ogg

VI. Public Testimony

VII. Executive Session

VIII. Consent Agenda

A. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee
1. Approval of FY2002 Operating Budget Request (from FF&LM Meeting of November 9, 2000) - moved from Consent Agenda to New Business
2. Approval of FY2002 Capital Budget Request (from FF&LM Meeting of November 9, 2000) - moved from Consent Agenda to New Business
3. Approval of the UAS Allocation of FY01 Capital Appropriation for Facility Renewal, and Approval of Related UAS Capital Projects
4. Approval of the UAA Allocation of FY01 Capital Appropriation for Facility Renewal, and Approval of Related UAA Capital Projects
B. Human Resources Committee
1. Approval of Temporary Re-Employment for FY99 Retirement Incentive Program Participant
C. Audit Committee
1. Approval of External Audit Contract
D. Committee of the Whole
1. Budget Approval for Natural Resources Fund Spending Allowance Distribution
*2. Approval of Tuition Rate Adjustments for the Academic Year 2002 - moved from Consent Agenda to New Business

IX. New Business and Committee Reports

A. Academic and Student Affairs Committee

B. Audit Committee

C. Committee of the Whole

*1. Approval of Tuition Rate Adjustments for the Academic Year 2002 (removed from Consent Agenda)
D. Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee
*1. Approval of FY2002 Operating Budget Request (from FF&LM Meeting of November 9, 2000) removed from Consent Agenda
*2. Approval of FY2002 Capital Budget Request (from FF&LM Meeting of November 9, 2000) - removed from Consent Agenda
E. Human Resources Committee

F. Nominating Committee

G. Planning and Development Committee

1. Approval of the University of Alaska Value Statements
*H. Approval of Industrial Security Resolution (added)

*I. Approval of Telephone Ratification for UAF Facility Naming Opportunity (added)

X. Approval of Naming of Road and Facilities at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus

XI. Approval of Board of Regents' Bylaws Revisions

A. Approval of Revisions to Regents' Bylaw regarding Annual Board Meeting

B. Approval of Revisions to Regents' Bylaw regarding Nominating Committee

C. Approval of Revisions to Regents' Bylaw regarding Planning and Development Committee

D. Approval of Revisions to Regents' Bylaw regarding Human Resources Committee

XII. Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Report

XIII. UA Foundation Report

XIV. Future Agenda Items

XV. Board of Regents' Comments

XVI. Adjourn

This motion is effective November 16, 2000."

III.  Approval of Minutes

Regent Ogg moved, seconded by Regent Fate, and passed that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the minutes of its regular meeting of October 5-6, 2000 as presented. This motion is effective November 16, 2000."

IV.  President's Report

Thank you, Chairman Burns.

Welcome Regents, chancellors, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the University of Alaska.

As you see from our agenda, we have set a full plate for you at this meeting. Before previewing the meeting, I'd like to pick up a piece we had to drop from our last meeting because we could not get to Kodiak, and share with you some highlights of recent activity around the university system.
Kodiak Meeting

We missed some important opportunities in October when we could not get to Kodiak. I was really looking forward to taking part in the community recognition of Regent Ogg's 8 years of service to the university and the state.

In addition, we were to receive a report from the Kodiak College director, Dr. Doug Hammer, on the great progress being made there. Doug has kindly provided me with the highlights of his report and I'd like to take just a few minutes and share them with you now.

First, a few numbers:

Full-time teaching faculty: -25%
Credit hour production: +39%
Student head count: +13%
Full-time student: +80%
¾ time students: +400%

Why this great progress?

· Focus on the relevance, productivity, quality, and partnerships
· Tremendous efforts by faculty and staff
· Increased community awareness

Here are just a few programmatic examples of positive developments at Kodiak College over the last couple years:

· In technology education, the college developed and the board approved an associate's degree last spring that has won national recognition for its innovation and responsiveness to community opportunities; 38 students are in the program.
· Our new nursing program, delivered by UAA faculty and staff in Kodiak, has 8 students in the clinical portion of the program and the related classes are full.
· Kodiak College has the only Microsoft certified computer systems engineer program in our system. The program has 38 students and our students' program exam pass rate is 93%.
· The college serves the Coast Guard community in many ways, but one in particular is an aviation maintenance course taught on the Coast Guard base with 26 students.
· Two especially exciting initiatives being pushed by the college are a partnership with the Delta-Greely School District to create a cyber school for younger students and, at the other end of the age continuum, a partnership with the Kodiak Senior Center to provide a computer lab along with instruction.

In order to keep things moving in Kodiak, Doug will stay focused on:
· faculty and program development
· facility and equipment maintenance
· the K-14 initiative, which has been moving rather slowly
· rural access and transition to educational opportunities in urban Alaska
· enhancing the campus's capacity to provide career guidance to students

I am very excited about the potential of the Kodiak College and, with Doug's leadership, I am confident we will realize that potential. Chancellor Gorsuch, I would appreciate your passing along to Doug our regrets for not being able to meet in Kodiak and our commendations for all the good work of his faculty and staff.
Financial Reviews

For the second time in as many years, over the last month I have reviewed in substantial detail the financial status of each of the four MAUs. Overall, I am very comfortable with the degree of stewardship with which the system office and the campuses are managing our substantial and growing financial resources.

As I predicted two years ago, however, we are challenged to put these additional resources to work quickly. This is easily explained by the fact that the dominant paradigm during UA's "decade in the desert" was one of hedging, hiding, and hoarding. The new paradigm is one of investment in initiatives that are responsive to the needs of the state. I have preached to the campuses that we must be accountable for the resources we have received from the state, and part of that accountability requires developing the capacity to move expeditiously in hiring faculty, in buying research equipment, in planning the capital projects, in hiring staff, in developing software, and in doing all the other things that our initiatives call for.

The bottom line is that these financial reviews reveal that the MAUs are responsible stewards of our funds and that they are taking the necessary steps to more quickly implement our academic initiatives.

Part of the university's 3-year contract with the Gartner Group, a leading international information technology consultancy, is an evaluation of the extent to which the university's information technology supports our mission. Working with university administrators and faculty leaders, Gartner is now in the process of developing a Balanced Scorecard, the measurement tool we will use to measure IT alignment now and in the future. The preliminary report will be received from Gartner in the next month or so.

This Balanced Scorecard will enable the university to measure how effectively we are utilizing our IT resources to enable our faculty and staff to meet the needs of our students and our state. I have challenged the university's administrative leadership to see this exercise as an opportunity to expand our capacities through collaboration with each other. I understand that a campus might feel it can do more for itself on its own, and I would be the first to admit it may be right. However, we are the University of Alaska, and together I am confident we do more for our students and the state when we are fully aligned.
Whitney Collection Appreciation

I would like to publicly thank a great Alaskan, Maxine Whitney, for her truly amazing gift of Alaska cultural artifacts to the Alaska Cultural Center at Prince William Sound Community College. If you have never seen the collection, it is very much worth your while to visit Valdez to see displays of kayaks, umiaks, carved ivory, big game mounts, baskets, beadwork, and prehistoric artifacts. These few words do not do justice to the breadth and depth of the collection or to the great generosity of Mrs. Whitney's gift.
BP/Phillips Contribution

The Charter Agreement between the State of Alaska and BP/Phillips provides that the University of Alaska Foundation will receive 30% of BP/Phillips charitable giving each year in Alaska for as long as they produce oil here. The dollar amount of this contribution to the Foundation will vary with production and price, but estimates range from $2.5 million to over $4 million per year. The first contribution will be made on December 6 in Fairbanks.

I have given a great deal of thought to the question of how best to use these funds for the benefit of the University and the state. We simply must get this one right. Therefore, I have looked for guidance from the vision document produced by the Board of Regents at its retreat last year, from the chancellors and the SAC, as well as many of the university's finest faculty. While it is premature to chart out precisely how this funding will be used, I'd like to share with you now the general approach that I believe best serves our interests.

First, here are the principles that I believe ought to guide the program. The program should:
· seek to produce excellence in whatever it supports,
· be aligned with the general focus areas of university direction and growth,
· not duplicate what other funding sources are available to provide,
· stress interdisciplinary activity,
· support a mix of activity with short, mid, and long term benefits,
· not be locked up or placed in some sort of "permanent fund,"
· leverage other funding,
· increase the extent to which the university is enmeshed in the fabric of the state, and
· add to the university's capacity to assist the state with its most important challenges.
The Meeting Ahead

The key objective for the Board of Regents at this meeting is to approve the university's operating and capital budget requests for next fiscal year. I believe both budget requests are very compelling and deserve support from the legislature and the people of the state. Our consideration of these important issues should be well advanced, given the in-depth discussion of our proposals at the Finance Committee meeting just last week. At the Governor's invitation, Chairman Burns and I met with the governor on Monday for a preview of our preliminary request. We had a very good discussion and, as a result, I feel very good about the governor's support again this year. It is clear he, like all of us in this room and many more outside it, believes the University of Alaska is the most effective agent for Alaska's economic development.

In addition to approving the FY02 budget requests, you will be deciding on tuition for FY02 and allocation plans for FY01 capital projects. You will also receive quite a few reports, both in your committees and in full session, on a variety of topics, including:
· state legislative elections and politics
· federal relations
· distance education
· vocational education programs
· UA corporate programs
· the College of Rural Alaska
· UAA's accreditation review
· Ongoing academic initiatives
· Web-based student services

Finally, my report to you would not be complete if I did not take this opportunity to thank Regent Dan Ogg and Regent Mary Jane Fate for their extraordinary service to the University of Alaska as well as the state. We will have other occasions during this meeting to both thank and congratulate these distinguished regents for their hard and thoughtful work as members of the Board of Regents. They will be sorely missed here among us, but we fully expect to see them both advocating for their university in the years to come.

V.  Approval of Resolutions of Appreciation

A.  Regent Mary Jane Fate

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate has served with distinction on the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska since 1993 when she was appointed by Governor Walter J. Hickel, through January 2001; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate provided outstanding service to the Board of Regents, serving as its Secretary, and as a member of the Finance, Facilities and Land Management Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Nominating Committee; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate was born in Rampart, graduated from Mt. Edgecumbe in Sitka, attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and received an honorary doctorate of law degree from UAF; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate has had a lifelong commitment to preserving and enhancing Alaska Native culture, and to extending educational opportunities to all Alaskans; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate's remarkable ability to somehow find the time to do it all is well known, it is not as widely known that her involvement in civic affairs began as a "big sister" to fellow students from the villages and as a popular beauty queen; and

WHEREAS, it was at Mt. Edgecumbe where she befriended and helped her fellow students who were far from home and experienced extreme loneliness that led Mary Jane Fate to become a friend, mentor and "big sister" to her fellow students; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Evans was crowned Miss Edgecumbe in 1952 and was also the Founder's Day Queen and in 1954 was Miss University of Alaska, ROTC Queen and runner-up to Miss Alaska; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Evans was joined in matrimony with Dr. Hugh Fate on October 29, 1951; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate became a wife and mother, and despite a busy schedule, still found time to be a founding member and past president of the Fairbanks Native Association, Institute of Alaska Native Arts, North American Indian Women's Association, Breast Cancer Detection Center and was one of the founding board members of the Fairbanks chapter of the League of Women Voters; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate is a former co-chair of the Alaska Federation of Natives and was the first woman and first Alaska Native to serve on the Alaska Judicial Council; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate was appointed by Governor Hickel to serve as co-chair of a federal and state project reviewing all policies affecting Alaska Natives and testified and presented a final report to the U. S. President and Congress, the Governor of Alaska and the Alaska State Legislature; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate over the years has served on numerous boards, including the first Governor's Alcohol Advisory Board and the Parent Teacher Association, Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Salvation Army, Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation Board and one of the founding members, Tundra Times Publishing Co., Fairbanks Hospitality House, Soroptimist International Club of Fairbanks, World Eskimo Indian Olympics, Alaska State Museum Advisory Committee, the University of Alaska Museum Expansion Committee, the University of Alaska Foundation, and other committees; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate now sits on the boards of the Alaska Air Group (Alaska Airlines-Horizon Air Industries), Baan o Yeel Kon Corporation, the Breast Cancer Detection Center, and the Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Board; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate also represented the University of Alaska and the Board of Regents as a member of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate's personal and professional accomplishments and her contributions to Alaska and the nation were highlighted when she was named Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 1996 by the Boy Scouts of America Midnight Sun Council; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate and Nancy Murkowski were among four prominent Americans chosen to receive 1998 Cancer Awareness Awards for their work to educate the public about the value of prevention and early detection in the fight against cancer; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate was raised in the traditional Athabascan ways in the locality of the village of Rampart, and is proud of her heritage and the values imparted by her hard-working parents and the relatives and friends whose legacies she cherishes; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate and her husband, Dr. Fate, raised three beautiful daughters, Janine, Jennifer, and Julie, and a wonderful foster son, Alfred Woods, and are enjoying their 11 grandchildren with one more on the way; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate still co-manages her family's business and every July she can be found fishing at a fish camp on the Yukon River, upriver from Rampart; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate provides her leadership with compassion for others and with a sense of good humor, civility, style, grace and charm which have served to ease the Board of Regents through many troublesome issues; and

WHEREAS, Mary Jane Fate has always demonstrated her personal commitment to quality education at all levels, and shown a dedication, sense of purpose and energy befitting the highest standards of public service;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska takes official recognition of Mary Jane Fate's outstanding service and extends to her this statement of appreciation for her contributions to the advancement of higher education in the State of Alaska; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and conveyed to Mary Jane Fate with a copy incorporated in the official minutes of the November 16-17, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents.

Regent Rogers moved, seconded by Regent Ogg, and passed with unanimous consent that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution of appreciation for Regent Mary Jane Fate. This motion is effective November 16, 2000."

B.  Regent R. Danforth Ogg

WHEREAS, R. Danforth "Dan" Ogg has served with distinction as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska when he was appointed in 1993 for an 8-year term by Governor Walter J. Hickel; and

WHEREAS, Dan Ogg provided outstanding service on the Board of Regents, serving as Acting President in the Spring 1997, Vice President from 1996-98, Treasurer from 1994-96, Chair of the Audit Committee from 1994-96, member of the Planning and Development Committee, member of the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee for all his tenure excepting his last meeting on the board, member of the Nominating Committee, member of the Audit Committee, member of the Human Resources Committee, and member of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee; and

WHEREAS, Dan Ogg, after graduating from the University of California with a degree in history, came to Alaska in 1973 and made his home in Kodiak where he engaged in commercial fishing, carpentry, and general contracting; and

WHEREAS, it was in Kodiak that Dan Ogg began his career in public service when he was appointed to the Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission; later he was elected to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and then elected to the position of Kodiak Island Borough Mayor in 1980-81; and

WHEREAS, Dan Ogg then attended the University of Idaho School of Law, graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1985, and then passed the Alaska Bar and becoming a practicing attorney in Alaska;

WHEREAS, Dan Ogg has extended his interest in history, law, fisheries, and public service to the issues that came before the Board of Regents; and

WHEREAS, Dan Ogg's understanding of and commitment to strengthening Alaska's economy through the state's natural resources, both renewable and nonrenewable, have provided valuable insight on those issues considered by the Board; and

WHEREAS, Dan Ogg's dedication to public process, his fairness, and his persistent efforts have improved the inner workings of the Board of Regents; and

WHEREAS, Dan Ogg's emphasis on focusing the University of Alaska's future led to the reconstitution of the Board's Planning and Development Committee to the development of long-range planning and to annual retreats by the Board; and

WHEREAS, Regent Ogg, throughout his eight years of service on the Board of Regents, has been a fair-minded champion for the outlying campuses, ensuring that the community college mission of the University of Alaska remains strong during the long period of budget cuts in the 1990s; and

WHEREAS, Regent Ogg's enthusiasm for fisheries and ocean research has assisted the University of Alaska in enhancing its commitment to Alaska's fisheries as a Sea Grant institution; and

WHEREAS, Regent Ogg, through his exhibited deep understanding of the finances of the University of Alaska, guided the Board of Regents through tough financial times by ensuring important programs remain strong, buildings were maintained, and the backlog of deferred maintenance was substantially reduced; and

WHEREAS, Dan Ogg, because of his personal commitment to provide quality postsecondary education for all Alaskans will be remembered for his thoughtful attention to the concerns of the University of Alaska system, its students, faculty, and staff;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska officially recognizes R. Danforth Ogg's service and dedication and presents this statement of appreciation for his contributions to the development and preservation of higher education in the State of Alaska; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be appropriately conveyed to R. Danforth Ogg with a copy incorporated in the official minutes of the November 16-17, 2000 meeting of the Board of Regents.

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the resolution of appreciation for Regent R. Danforth "Dan" Ogg. This motion is effective November 16, 2000."

VI.  Public Testimony

Alan Head, Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and UAF Board of Visitors member, welcomed the Board of Regents, thanked Regents Fate and Ogg for their service to the University of Alaska; encouraged the board to notice the improvements made to the UAF campus; and expressed his support of moving Tanana Valley Campus to the Old Courthouse building in downtown Fairbanks.

Darcy Davies, Rocki Hanscom, and Kristan Case, members of the local 4-H, presented a slide show on 4-H work in the area and stated how 4-H has helped them become better citizens.

Jan Hanscom, vice president of 4-H State Leadership, thanked the board for their support of 4-H and expressed her concern over the need for a Youth Development Specialist.

Larry Duffy, president of Faculty Alliance, introduced Richard Hacker, faculty liaison, and reported on activities of the Faculty Alliance.

Travis Rusin, member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter of UAF, reported on the community service hours of his fraternity for FY99-00 and that UAF had ranked #3 in the nation with 4,098 hours; he reported that the fraternity currently has 26 brothers; and that new student orientation is in progress.

Bob Congdon, president of ACCFT, thanked Regents Fate and Ogg for their service to the University of Alaska; and gave kudos to Chuck Craig, UAS Assistant Professor, winner of the Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year, and member of the ACCFT.

Ron Dixon, chair of Tanana Valley Campus Advisory Council, thanked the board for its support of the Hutchison Career Center project, and urged the board to consider the purchase of the Old Courthouse as a possible TVC location.

Roger Burgraff, local miner and supporter of the University of Alaska, spoke of his encouragement in the progress being made by the University, including the UA Scholars Program, and "open for business" attitude; he also expressed his concern regarding adequate laboratory space to conduct needed research in the School of Mineral Engineering.

Skye Rubadeau, Tia Anderson, and Stacey Banks, student body presidents at UAA, UAS, and UAF, introduced members of the Coalition of Student Leaders to the board and encouraged the board to consider the recommendations of the Coalition on tuition rates.

Representative John Davies spoke in support of the university budget and encouraged the board and administration to bring the new legislators up to speed on the important issues facing the University of Alaska.

John Burns, president of the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the board to Fairbanks.

VII.  Executive Session

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents goes into executive session at 11:40 a.m. A.S.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, and contract negotiations; and matters that would affect the reputation or character of a person or persons including personnel matters and the naming of a street and facilities at UAF. 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 hours. Thus, the open session of the Board of Regents will resume in this room at approximately 1:30 p.m. A.S.T. This motion is effective November 16, 2000."

The Board of Regents concluded an executive session at 1:40 p.m. A.S.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 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Full Board Meeting was recessed at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2001.
Full Board meeting was called back to order at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2000.

VIII.  Consent Agenda

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the recommendations of its standing committees as stated below. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

A.  Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee
1.  Approval of FY02 Operating Budget Requests

Moved to New Business, Item IX.D.1.

2.  Approval of FY02 Capital Budget Request

Moved to New Business, Item IX.D.2.

3.  Approval of the UAS Allocation of FY01 Capital Appropriation for Facility Renewal, and Approval of Related UAS Capital Projects

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the allocation of the $1.388 million FY01 Capital Appropriation, the UAS Capital Facility Investment Plan, and the individual construction projects as presented. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

4.  Approval of the UAA Allocation of FY01 Capital Appropriation for Facility Renewal, and Approval of Related UAA Capital Projects

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the allocation of the $2.2 million FY01 Capital Appropriation, the UAA Capital Facility Investment Plan, and the individual construction projects as presented. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

B.  Human Resources Committee
1.  Approval of Temporary Re-Employment for FY99 Retirement Incentive Program Participant

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the appointment of Katherine L. Seim (UAF) to a temporary position or project contract, not to exceed 49 percent of her previous base salary. This appointment may not include retirement, health or leave benefits, except social security replacement if required by the IRS. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

C.  Audit Committee
1.  Approval of External Audit Contract

MOTION
"The Board of Regents approves a 2-year extension of the current audit contract with KPMG. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

D.  Committee of the Whole
1.  Budget Approval for Natural Resources Fund Spending Allowance Distribution Reference 7A&B

MOTION

"The Board of Regents approves the Natural Resources Fund budget as presented in Reference 8A. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

2.  Approval of Tuition Rate Adjustments for the Academic Year 2002 Reference 8

Moved to New Business, Item. IX.C.1.

IX.  New Business and Committee Reports

A.  Academic and Student Affairs Committee

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee heard presentations and reports on vocational education programs, the UA Corporate Program, the "Alaska Renaissance Project" at UAF, UA electronic student services, annual report on educational effectiveness, and a status report on the UAA accreditation visit. The update on the Regents' Scholarship was postponed until the March 2001 meeting.

The committee requested that the following items be added to the March 2001 agenda:

1. Discussion on tuition waivers for former regents.
2. Discussion on independent study coursework for student regents.

B. Audit Committee

1.  Committee Report

The Audit Committee heard reports on the following items:

1. FY2000 External Audit Report
2. Review of Recently Completed Audits
3. Audit Status Report
4. Review of Committee Reporting and Audit Ratings

The Audit Committee requested that the following items be added to the June 2001 meeting agenda:

1. GASB 35 Presentation
2. Report on Follow-up of Prior Audits

Regent Rogers also requested that the presentation on the financial statements be scheduled at a time when members of the Audit committee and Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee are present.

2. Executive Session

The Audit Committee of the Board of Regents conducted an executive session in accordance with AS 44.62.310 to discuss external audit matters, this topic being a subject 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, General Counsel Parrish, David McCambridge of KMPG, and other individuals as designated by Chair Rogers and lasted approximately 15 minutes.

C.  Committee of the Whole
1.  Approval of Tuition Rate Adjustments for the Academic Year 2002 Reference 8

This action was removed from the Consent Agenda because of amendments made to the motion during the Committee of the Whole meeting.

Committee of the Whole Recommended Motion

During the Committee of the Whole meeting, Regent Horst moved, seconded by Regent Rogers, that:

MOTION

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the inflation-adjusted tuition rates for the tuition year TY2002 as presented to be effective for the fall 2001 semester, and direct the administration to review the interrelationship between student aid and tuition and investigate ways that education may be made more affordable. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

Amendment #1

Regent Croft moved, seconded by Regent Horst, the following as an amendment (underlined) to the main motion and proposed the following schedule for tuition rates:

Lower Division TY02 TY03 TY04 TY05 Prince William Sound CC $66 $64 $62 $60 Kodiak $64 $64 $62 $62 All Others $77 $75 $73 $70

The amendment failed with Regents Croft, Horst, Ogg, and Rose voting in favor and Regents Burns, Demeksa, Fate, Rogers, and Usibelli voting in opposition.

AMENDMENT #1 - FAILED

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the inflation-adjusted tuition rates for the tuition year TY2002 as presented to be effective for the fall 2001 semester, and direct the administration to review the interrelationship between student aid and tuition and investigate ways that education may be made more affordable.

It is the intent of the Board that the funds likely lost by each campus be replaced to the extent practicable from:

1. unexpended funds which had been appropriated in that fiscal year.
2. unrestricted funds exceeding those received in the prior fiscal year.

The administration is directed to present to the Board by June of 2001 a plan to increase the grants and scholarship portion of student financial aid.

This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

Amendment #2

Regent Rogers moved, seconded by Regent Ogg, the following amendment (underlined). The amendment was approved with no opposition.

AMENDMENT #2 - PASSED

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the inflation-adjusted tuition rates for the tuition year TY2002 as presented to be effective for the fall 2001 semester, and direct the administration to review the interrelationship between student aid and tuition and investigate ways that education may be made more affordable. As an interim measure, the Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve a modification to Regents' Policy 05.10.01.H.2 to increase allowable tuition waivers from 3 percent to 4 percent. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

Friendly Amendment to Main Motion

Regent Rogers asked that the following be added to the main motion as a friendly amendment. Regent Horst as the maker of the motion agreed. The motion with the friendly amendment (underlined) is as follows:

FRIENDLY AMENDMENT APPROVED

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the inflation-adjusted tuition rates for the tuition year TY2002 as presented to be effective for the fall 2001 semester, and direct the administration to review the interrelationship between student aid and tuition and investigate ways that education may be made more affordable. As an interim measure, the Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve a modification to Regents' Policy 05.10.01.H.2 to increase allowable tuition waivers from 3 percent to 4 percent. The administration is directed to present to the Board by June of 2001 a plan to increase the grants and scholarship portion of student financial aid. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

Amendment #3

Regent Demeksa moved, seconded by Regent Croft, that the main motion as amended be further amended as follows (amendment underlined). Regent Rogers moved, seconded by Regent Usibelli, that the amendment be tabled. The motion to table was approved with Regents Burns, Demeksa, Fate, Rogers, Rose, and Usibelli voting in favor and Regents Croft, Horst, and Ogg voting in opposition.

AMENDMENT #3 - TABLED

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the inflation-adjusted tuition rates for the tuition year TY2002 as presented to be effective for the fall 2001 semester, freeze lower division tuition rates for FY03, and direct the administration to review the interrelationship between student aid and tuition and investigate ways that education may be made more affordable. As an interim measure, the Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve a modification to Regents' Policy 05.10.01.H.2 to increase allowable tuition waivers from 3 percent to 4 percent. The administration is directed to present to the Board by June of 2001 a plan to increase the grants and scholarship portion of student financial aid. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

Amendment #4

Regent Horst moved, seconded by Regent Rose, the following amendment (underlined). The amendment failed with Regents Croft, Horst, and Rose voting in favor and Regents Burns, Demeksa, Fate, Ogg, Rogers, and Usibelli voting in opposition.

AMENDMENT #4 - FAILED

"The Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve the inflation-adjusted tuition rates for the tuition year TY2002 as presented to be effective for the fall 2001 semester, freeze lower division tuition rates for FY02, and direct the administration to review the interrelationship between student aid and tuition and investigate ways that education may be made more affordable. As an interim measure, the Committee of the Whole recommends that the Board of Regents approve a modification to Regents' Policy 05.10.01.H.2 to increase allowable tuition waivers from 3 percent to 4 percent. The administration is directed to present to the Board by June of 2001 a plan to increase the grants and scholarship portion of student financial aid. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

Amended Motion and Rates Presented to Full Board

The Full Board was presented the following rates and motion as amended by the Committee of the Whole.

Lower Division: 2001 2002 Prince William Sound Comm College $66 $68 Kodiak College $67 $69 All Other $77 $79 Upper Division $87 $90 Graduate $172 $178 Nonresident Surcharge $164 $169

Regent Ogg moved, seconded by Regent Horst, and passed on a majority vote that:

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the inflation-adjusted tuition rates for the tuition year TY2002 as presented to be effective for the fall 2001 semester, and directs the administration to review the interrelationship between student aid and tuition and fees and investigate ways that education may be made more affordable. As an interim measure, the Board of Regents approves a modification to Regents' Policy 05.10.01.H.2 to increase allowable tuition waivers from 3 percent to 4 percent. The administration is directed to present, by June 2001, a plan to increase the grants and scholarship portion of financial aid. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

2.  Executive Session

The Committee of the Whole of the Board of Regents conducted an executive session in accordance with AS 44.62.310 to discuss naming of facility opportunities and the UA Museum, these topics being subjects the immediate knowledge of which would have an adverse effect on the finances of the university and which could affect the character or reputation of a person or persons. The session included members of the Board of Regents, President Hamilton, General Counsel Parrish, and other individuals as designated by the president and lasted approximately 40 minutes.

3.  Committee Report

In addition to action items, the Committee of the Whole also heard status reports on federal issues, legislative issues, update on distance education, report on enrollment trends, and a status report on academic initiatives.

D.  Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee
1.  Approval of FY02 Operating Budget Requests

[From Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee of November 9, 2000 - removed from Consent Agenda]

After reviewing the operating budget request, several minor amendments were made.

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

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY2002 operating budget request in accordance with the plan as presented and as amended. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

2.  Approval of FY02 Capital Budget Request

[From Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee of November 9, 2000 - removed from Consent Agenda

After extensive discussion, the board modified the original motion as follows.

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

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the FY2002 capital budget request in accordance with the plan as presented and as amended. The Board of Regents prioritizes the New Facility Funding priorities as:
1. Community Campus Improvements at Bristol Bay, Sitka, and Ketchikan
2. Egan Library Classroom
3. UA Museum
This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

3.  Committee Report of November 9, 2000

At the special meeting of the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee on November 9, 2000, the committee heard a report on Joint University of Alaska Southeast (UAS)/Alaska Army National Guard (AKARNG) Recreation Facility at Auke Bay; and acted on the FY02 Operating and Capital Budget requests.

The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee of the Board of Regents held an executive session on Thursday, November 9, 2000, in accordance with AS 44.62.310 discussing facilities funding and land acquisition, 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, President Hamilton, General Counsel Parrish, and other university staff members designated by the president and lasted approximately 1 ½ hours.

4.  Committee Report of November 16, 2000

The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommended that the following items be forwarded to the Full Board for approval:

1.  Approval of the UAS Allocation of FY01 Capital Appropriation for Facility Renewal, and Approval of Related UAS Capital Projects

2.  Approval of the UAA Allocation of FY01 Capital Appropriation for Facility Renewal, and Approval of Related UAA Capital Projects

The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee approved the following items, per Board of Regents' Policy 05.12.04.C.

1.  Approval of Schematic Design for UAF Rasmuson Library Renewal Project

PASSED

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee, as required by Regents' Policy 05.12.04.C, approves the schematic design for the UAF Rasmuson Library Renewal Project as presented, and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts not to exceed a total project cost of $18,630,000. This motion is effective November 16, 2000."

2.  Approval of Schematic Design for UAF Brooks Building Renewal Project

PASSED

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee, as required by Regents' Policy 05.12.04.C, approves the schematic design for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Brooks Building Renewal Project as presented, and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts not to exceed a total project cost of $5,650,000. This motion is effective November 16, 2000."

3.  Approval of Schematic Design for UAF Physical Plant Renewal Phase I Project

PASSED

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee, as required by Regents' Policy 05.12.04.C, approves the schematic design for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Physical Plant Phase I Project as presented, and authorizes the university administration to bid and award contracts not to exceed a total project cost of $3,750,000. This motion is effective November 16, 2000."

4.  Approval of Schematic Design for UAA Library Addition and Renovation Project

A substitute motion was presented by the administration and approved by the committee.

PASSED

"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee authorizes the administration to continue the design for the University of Alaska Anchorage Library Addition and Renovation Project at a total project cost of $34,712,000 and to expend up to $1.6 million for that continuing design process. This motion is effective November 16, 2000."

The following motion was made and then tabled at the Special Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee meeting of November 9, 2000.

TABLED
"The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves the following statement as the sense of the Board of Regents regarding the priorities for the FY02 Capital Budget Request:
1. All items listed under 'Maintaining a Solid Foundation - Safety and Highest Priority R&R'
2. Community Campus Improvements: Sitka, Bristol Bay & Ketchikan projects
3. Egan Classroom Addition (Phase II of III)
4. UA Museum Expansion
This motion is effective November 9, 2000."

Regent Ogg moved, seconded by Regent Fate, to remove the item from the table. The motion passed. After discussion the motion was voted on and failed.

The Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee heard reports on the following items:

1. Review of Amendment to UAF's Poker Flat Research Range Master Plan and First Reading of Plan for Land Acquisitions
2. Presentation of the FY00 Financial Statements
3. Status Report on Construction in Progress and Other Projects

The administration reported that the following items will be on future agendas of the Finance, Facilities, and Land Management Committee:

1. Report on Land Management Operations
2. UAA Master Planning & CIP Development
3. UAF Master Planning & CIP Development

E.  Human Resources Committee

In addition to action items, the Human Resources Committee heard a presentation on UA 2000-performance and cost information on the health care plan; status report on policy and regulation review; and an overview of the January 2001 UA executive management meeting.

F.  Nominating Committee

No report.

G.  Planning and Development Committee

1. Approval of University of Alaska Value Statements

At its October 2000 meeting, the Planning and Development Committee revised the value statements for the University of Alaska. The value statements revisions were then distributed to the university community for review and comment. As of the date this agenda went to print, no comments had been received regarding the revisions.

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.

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the value statements for the University of Alaska. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

H.  Approval of Industrial Security Resolution

With the appointment of Regent Kevin O. Meyers to the Board of Regents, a revised industrial security resolution was required.

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the Industrial Security Resolution, and authorizes the Chair and Secretary of the Board of Regents to sign the resolution. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

I.  Approval of Telephone Ratification for UAF Facility Naming Opportunity

PASSED

"The Board of Regents authorizes the chair to conduct a telephone ratification of the UAF Facility Naming Opportunity. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

X.  Approval of Naming of Road and Facilities at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus

Chancellor Lind forwarded three requests on behalf of the University of Alaska Fairbanks for approval of naming of a road, a building, and a sub-unit of a building located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. A copy of his request and background material was provided to members of the Board of Regents' prior to the meeting.

A.  Approval of Naming of Thompson Drive

Regent Fate moved, seconded by Regent Rogers, and passed with unanimous consent that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the naming of the Loftus Road Extension on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, 'Thompson Drive', honoring Morris, Thelma and Sheryl Thompson. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

B. Approval of Naming of Carol Brown Ballroom

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the renaming of the Wood Center Ballroom on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, the 'Carol Brown Ballroom', honoring Carol Brown, Wood Center employee for 25 years. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

C.  Approval of Naming of Whitaker Building

Regent Usibelli moved, seconded by Regent Rogers, and passed that:

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the naming of the fire department building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, the 'Whitaker Building', honoring Willard C. 'Buck' Whitaker, first professional UAF fire chief from 1967 to 1978. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

XI.  Approval of Board of Regents' Bylaws Revisions

The Board of Regents' Bylaws in Regents' Policy 01.01.01, Article XI state the following regarding amendment of bylaws:

Article XI. Amendment of Bylaws
These Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the Board at any regular or special meeting, but any proposed amendment must be filed with the secretary of the Board at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting at which the proposed Bylaw or amendment to these Bylaws will be acted upon, and a copy of the proposed Bylaw or amendment to these Bylaws shall immediately be transmitted by the secretary to each member of the Board. The filing and notice provisions of this Article may be waived by unanimous vote of the Board at any regular or special meeting thereof. (06-04-99)

In accordance with provisions regarding filing and notice, Secretary of the Board of Regents Mary Jane Fate, sent notice of proposed bylaw revisions from Regent Dan Ogg to all regents on October 24, 2000.

A.  Approval of Revisions to Regents' Bylaw regarding Annual Board Meeting

Requested Action:
Repeal existing language concerning annual board meeting and replace.

Current Language:
Article V. - Meetings of the Board, Section 2. - Setting of Meetings
In addition to any regular, special, or emergency meetings of the Board, there shall be an annual meeting of the Board held in June, and a budget meeting of the Board held in September of each year.

Proposed Language:
Article V. - Meetings of the Board, Section XX - Annual Board Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Board shall be in January. The Board shall elect its officers at the annual meeting. At the annual meeting, the Board shall review its performance and set its goals for the upcoming year.

Amended Language:
Article V. - Meetings of the Board, Section XX - Annual Board Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Board shall at the first regular meeting of the calendar year. The Board shall elect its officers at the annual meeting. At the annual meeting, the Board shall review its performance and set its goals for the upcoming year.

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

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the amendment to Regents Bylaw contained in Regents' Policy 01.01.01, Article V., Section 2. regarding the Annual Meeting of the Board, and renames that section accordingly. This motion is effective June 1, 2001."

B.  Approval of Revisions to Regents' Bylaw regarding Nominating Committee

Requested Action:
Repeal the existing Nominating Committee bylaw and replace.

Current Language:
Article IV. - Duties of the Board of Regents and its Committees; Section 2. - Standing Committees; E. Nominating Committee
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:
Article IV. - Duties of the Board of Regents and its Committees; Section 2. - Standing Committees; E. Nominating Committee
The Chair of the Board, no later than September of each year, shall appoint five members of the Board to the Nominating Committee for the ensuing year. The Nominating Committee shall choose its own chair. The Chair of the board 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 shall nominate at the annual meeting a Chair and a Vice Chair of the Board, and a Chair and Vice Chair for each Standing Committee for the ensuing year and, upon approval by the Board, the members shall be deemed appointed to such offices.

The Chair of the Board, after soliciting choices for committee assignments from Board members, shall appoint the remaining members of standing committees. From time to time as necessity demands, the Chair of the Board may appoint the chair and members of all special committees.

TABLED

"The Board of Regents approves the amendment to Regents Bylaw contained in Regents' Policy 01.01.01, Article IV, Section 2.E regarding the Nominating Committee. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

C. Approval of Revisions to Regents' Bylaw regarding Planning and Development Committee

Requested Action:
Repeal the existing Planning and Development Committee bylaw and replace.

Current Language:
Article IV. - Duties of the Board of Regents and its Committees; Section 2. - Standing Committees; F. Planning and Development Committee
The Planning and Development committee shall be composed of the elected officers of the Board and the immediate past chair of the Board. The committee shall be responsible for ensuring that the Board fulfills its responsibilities, recommending direction for Board activities and initiatives, reviewing the performance of the president of the University and recommending goals and objectives for future performance, and recommending actions to promote the University to individuals and organizations external to the University.

Proposed Language:
Article IV. - Duties of the Board of Regents and its Committees; Section 2. - Standing Committees; F. Planning and Development Committee
The Planning and Development Committee shall be responsible for strategic planning, ensuring that the long range plan of the university is annually reviewed and updated, monitor the progress on reaching the adopted goals contained in that plan, and shall report to the Board and recommend any changes to the plan to the full Board for approval. The committee shall review and recommend changes to the full Board on activities, programs, and external organizations concerning outside funding and development on behalf of the university.

The Committee shall be responsible for the annual review of the performance of the president of the University.

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

PASSED

"The Board of Regents approves the amendment to Regents Bylaw contained in Regents' Policy 01.01.01, Article IV, Section 2.F regarding the Planning and Development Committee. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

D.  Approval of Revisions to Regents' Bylaw regarding Human Resources Committee

Requested Action:
Repeal existing Human Resources Committee bylaw and replace.

Current Language:
Article IV. - Duties of the Board of Regents and its Committees; Section 2. - Standing Committees; D. Human Resources Committee
The Human Resources committee shall be responsible for overseeing the policies, procedures, and practices of the University relating to University human resources. In addressing its responsibilities, the committee shall review issues concerning employee selection, promotion, retention, compensation, and employee relations.

Proposed Language:
Article IV. - Duties of the Board of Regents and its Committees; Section 2. - Standing Committees; D. Labor Relations and Human Resources Committee
The Labor Relations and Human Resources Committee shall be responsible for overseeing the policies and practices of the University relating to University human resources. In addressing its responsibilities, the committee shall review issues concerning faculty and labor union contracts, employee selection, promotion, retention, compensation, and employee relations.

Amended Language:
Article IV. - Duties of the Board of Regents and its Committees; Section 2. - Standing Committees; D. Human Resources Committee
The Human Resources Committee shall be responsible for overseeing the policies and practices of the University relating to University human resources. In addressing its responsibilities, the committee shall review issues concerning faculty and labor union contracts, employee selection, promotion, retention, compensation, and employee relations.

Regent Ogg moved, seconded by Regent Rose, and passed as amended that:

PASSED AS AMENDED

"The Board of Regents approves the amendment to Regents Bylaw contained in Regents' Policy 01.01.01, Article IV, Section 2.D regarding the Human Resources Committee, and renames this section accordingly. This motion is effective November 17, 2000."

XII.  Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Report

No report.

XIII.  UA Foundation Report

No report.

XIV.  Future Agenda Topics

None.

XV.  Board of Regents' Comments

Regent Croft expressed his enthusiasm regarding the Governor's Cup hockey games between UAF and UAA; commended Regents Fate and Ogg for their excellent service; and read the poem "Airport is Wrong Way to Enter Valdez" by Mark Hamilton.

Regent Usibelli commented that it had been a long meeting but productive; expressed his appreciation to the staff on being able to sense and respond to what regents need and desire; and thanked Regents Fate and Ogg for their service on the Board of Regents.

Regent Horst echoed Regent Usibelli's comments on the length of the meeting, and thanked Regents Fate and Ogg.

Regent Demeksa expressed her thanks to Regents Fate and Ogg and spoke of her feeling that the University is in good hands and things are going well.

Regent Rogers commented that the board is losing its two commercial fishers; and requested that meeting materials be given in advance of meetings.

Regent Rose expressed her appreciation for the work of Regents Fate and Ogg.

Regent Burns thanked Regents Fate and Ogg for their many years of dedicated service; commented that he believed this had been a very productive meeting; and his hopes that the capital budget will be the University's blueprint for next few years.

Regent Ogg stated he was humbled by the many wonderful comments and that he would cherish memories of all the regents he has worked with over the past eight years.

Regent Fate thanked the board and administration for honoring her on Wednesday night; and spoke of her close connection with the University including the 1920s agricultural experiment station at Rampart, her mother's work in the UA Archives and Alaska Native Language Center, her mother-in-law serving as secretary to Dr. Bunnell in 1930s, her husband serving for two terms on the Board of Regents, and her eight years of service as a board member. She thanked the students for their hard work and promised to treasure the friendships from all.

XVI.  Adjourn

Chair Burns adjourned the meeting at 5:20 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2000.

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