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Minutes -- March 11, 2002 -- Board of Trustess -- University of Louisville

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Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
of the University of Louisville

In Open Session
The University of Louisville Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on Monday, March 11, 2002, at 1:10 p.m. in the Ballroom of the University Club, Belknap Campus, with members present and absent as follows:

Present: Ms. Jessica Loving, Chair
Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr., Vice Chair
Mr. J. Chester Porter, Treasurer
Mr. Nathaniel E. Green, Secretary
Ms. Marie K. Abrams
Mr. Carlton J. Brown
Ms. Linda Wallbaum Cauble
Mr. Kevin D. Cogan
Dr. Richard C. Feldhoff
Mr. Owsley B. Frazier
Mr. Grant M. Helman
Mr. Milton M. Livingston
Mr. Darryl T. Owens
Ms. Joyce Hagen Schifano
Ms. Annette Schnatter
Ms. Melissa Long Shuter
Ms. Sandra Metts Snowden
Ms. Elizabeth H. Worland
Ms. Mary Yarmuth
Absent: Mr. William P. Mulloy, Sr.
From the University:
Dr. John W. Shumaker, President
Dr. Carol Z. Garrison, Provost
Ms. Angela Koshewa, University Counsel
Dr. Joel Kaplan, Vice President for Health Affairs
Mr. Larry Owsley, Vice President for Finance and     Administration
Mr. Joseph Beyel, Vice President for Alumni and Development
Mr. Daniel Hall, Vice President for University Relations
Dr. Denise Gifford, Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. David Howarth, Associate University Provost
Dr. Nancy Martin, Vice President for Research
Dr. Eugene Gilchrist. Vice President for Special Ventures
Mr. Michael J. Curtin, Director, Planning and Budget
Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer, Vice Provost for Diversity and Equal     Opportunity
Ms. Rae Goldsmith, Associate V.P. for Communications and Marketing
Mr. John Drees, Assistant Director, News and Public     Information
Mr. David F. Barker, Director, Internal Audit
Dr. Mary Mundt, Dean, School of Nursing
Dr. Laura Schweitzer, Dean, School of Allied Health
Dr. Robert Taylor, Dean, CBPA
Dr. Laura Rothstein, Dean, Law School
Dr. Terry Singer, Dean, Kent School of Social Work
Dr. Ron Atlas, Dean, Graduate School
Mr. Ralph Fitzpatrick, Asst. to the President for Minority Affairs
Ms. Kathleen McDaniel Smith, Assistant Secretary, Board of     Trustees
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison, President's Office
Ms. Trisha Wolf, Board Liaison, President's Office
Guests: Mr. Sheryl Snyder

I. Call to Order

Having determined a quorum present, Chair Loving called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m.

Chair Loving acknowledged and recognized the excellent administrative team that President Shumaker and Provost Garrison have assembled. She asked the Provost, Vice Presidents, and Deans to stand and receive the recognition they truly deserve.

II. Information Item: Appointment of and Charge to the Search Committee

Chair Loving reported Junior Bridgeman and Chester Porter have agreed to serve as Co-Chairs of the Presidential Search Committee. Mr. Bridgeman and Mr. Porter will keep the members of the Board of Trustees informed throughout the search process. Ms. Loving named the following members to serve on the search committee:

  • Junior Bridgeman, Trustee Vice Chair, ULAA Director, and Co-chair of the Search Committee
  • Chester Porter, Trustee Board Treasurer, former Trustee chair, Vice Chair of the UofL Foundation, and Co-chair of the Search Committee
  • Marie Abrams, Trustee
  • Kevin Cogan, Trustee and Chair of the UofL Research Foundation
  • Owsley Frazier, Trustee, ULAA Director, and former Vice Chair of UofL Foundation
  • Brenda Hart, Vice Chair of Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE), President of UofL's African American Alumni, and Speed School faculty member
  • Michael Harreld, Past Chair of the Council on Postsecondary Education, former Trustee, former member of the 1994 Presidential Search Committee, and current Chair of Greater Louisville, Inc.
  • Mike Livingston, Trustee, Chair of the Trustee Committee on Academic and Student Affairs, past member of the 1994 Presidential Search Committee, and former Vice Chair of the Trustees
  • Sandy Metts Snowden, Trustee, UofL Foundation Director, and UMC Board Member
  • Bill Samuels, immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees, and ULAA Director
  • Joyce Schifano, Trustee, Chair of the Trustee Committee on Finance and member of Trustees Executive Committee
  • Carlton Brown, Student Trustee, President of UofL's Student Government Association
  • Linda Cauble, Alumni Trustee, Former President of UofL's Alumni Association
  • Rick Feldhoff, Faculty Trustee, Chair of the Faculty Senate
  • Melissa Shuter, Staff Trustee, Chair of the Staff Senate

Mr. Bridgeman reported that he and Mr. Porter will assure the search process is open, thorough, fair, inclusive, and will aggressively recruit the best candidates possible for the next president of the University of Louisville. The Committee meetings will be announced to the members of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors of the UofL Foundation, Inc., the constituency groups, and the media. Mr. Bridgeman welcomed all interested individuals to participate in the search process as it unfolds over the next several months.

Ms. Loving read the charge to the Committee as follows:

  • ·Keep the Board of Trustees informed throughout the search process.
  • Recruit and appoint the following advisory committees to consult with the Search Committee, as appropriate, throughout the search for a new president:
    • Student Advisory Committee, as recommended by the President of the Student Government Association
    • Faculty Advisory Committee, comprised according to Redbook 2.1.1 (each academic unit will be represented on this committee by an elected representative from an election carried out just for the purpose of selecting a faculty member to serve)
    • Staff Advisory Committee, as recommended by the Chair of the Staff Senate
    • Administrative Advisory Committee, as recommended by the Provost
    • Alumni Advisory Committee, as recommended by the President of the Alumni Association
    • Overseers Advisory Committee, as recommended by the Chair of the Board of Overseers
    • Foundation Advisory Committee, as recommended by the Chair of the Board of Directors of the UofL Foundation, Inc.
  • Define the role and functions of the Advisory Committees in the search process and include such in their letters of appointment
  • Select and retain an executive search firm to assist with the search for outstanding candidates for president
  • Design and advertise the position broadly to insure the best qualified candidates apply, with special emphasis on recruiting minorities and women
  • Accept and acknowledge all applications and nominations for the position, assuring confidentiality as requested
  • According to a process designed by the search committee, and in consultation with the advisory committees, screen candidates for the position and recommend finalist(s) to the Board for its consideration
  • Coordinate formal visit(s) of finalist(s) to the University campus prior to the Board's approval
  • Solicit and summarize comments from persons and groups participating in the formal visit(s) of the finalist(s)
  • Recommend to the Board of Trustees the candidate selected to become the next president of the University and the starting date of the appointment.

III. Executive Session

Ms. Abrams made a motion, which Mr. Owens seconded, to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter.

IV. Open Meeting Reconvenes

· Report on Executive Session

Chair Loving reported that a personnel matter was discussed in Executive Session.

Mr. Frazier made a motion, which was seconded by Ms. Cauble, to approve Dr. Carol Garrison as Acting President with a starting date of this appointment subject to an agreement between Dr. Shumaker and Dr. Garrison.

The motion passed.

V. Adjournment

Mr. Owsley made a motion, which was seconded by Mr. Helman, to adjourn the meeting at 2:36 p.m.

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