Minutes -- Special Meeting August 19, 2002 -- Board of Trustess -- University of Louisville
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
The University of Louisville Board of Trustees met on Monday, August 19, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Room of Grawemeyer Hall, Belknap Campus, with the members present and absent as follows:
Ms. Jessica S. Loving, Chair
Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr.
Ms. Virginia C. Brown
Ms. Linda Wallbaum Cauble
Mr. Kevin D. Cogan
Mr. Owsley B. Frazier
Mr. Nathaniel E. Green
Mr. Grant M. Helman
Mr. Milton M. Livingston
Mr. Christopher J. Marlin
Mr. William P. Mulloy, Sr.
Mr. J. Chester Porter
Ms. Sandra Metts Snowden
Ms. Elizabeth H. Worland
Ms. Mary A. Yarmuth
Mrs. Marie K. Abrams
Mr. Tommie Burns, Jr.
Dr. Richard C. Feldhoff
Ms. Joyce Hagen-Schifano
Ms. Annette Schnatter
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Dr. Carol Garrison, President
Dr. Shirley Wilihnganz, Provost
Ms. Angela Koshewa, University Counsel
Mr. Larry L. Owsley, Vice President for Finance & Administration
Dr. Joel Kaplan, Vice President for Health Affairs & Dean, School of Medicine
Mr. Joseph Beyel, Vice President for Development & Alumni
Mr. Ronald Moore, Vice President for Information & Technology
Dr. Gene Gilchrist, Vice President for New Ventures
Dr. Denise Gifford, Vice President for Student Affairs
Professor David Ensign, Brandeis School of Law
Mr. David Barker, Director of Audit Services
Mr. Mike Curtin, Director, Office of Planning & Budget
Ms. Carolyn Cochran, Assistant to the Provost
Ms. Rae Goldsmith, Associate VICE PRESIDENT for University Relations
Ms. Terri Rutledge, Asst. VICE PRESIDENT for Administration
Ms. Trisha Wolf, Board Liaison
Ms. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary
Mr. Malcolm B. Chancey, Jr., Chairman, UofL Foundation, Inc.
Ms. Leslie Vidra, Legal Counsel to UofL Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Hank Wagner, Jewish Hospital
Mr. Sonny Altman, Jewish Hospital
Mr. Jim Taylor, UMC
Mr. Steve Williams, Norton Healthcare
Ms. Carolyn Gatz, Norton Healthcare
Dr. Don Miller, Director, Cancer Center
Dr. Mark Pfeifer, Associate Vice President, School of Medicine
I. Call to Order
Having determined a quorum present, Chair Loving called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.
II. Consent Agenda
Chair Loving read the consent agenda item
From the Personnel Committee
- Monthly personnel recommendation from August 19, 2002
Hearing no objection to this item, Chair Loving declared the item approved.
III. Action Item: Recommendation on Oncology Partnership
Chair Loving reported that this action evolved from the Board’s strategic objective to establish a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. She compared the Board’s consideration of this objective as crucially important to the quality of the Health Sciences Center just like the Board’s goal of Phi Beta Kappa is to undergraduate programs. Chair Loving stated that the Norton Healthcare Board of Trustees approved a similar resolution August 8. She noted Dr. Don Miller’s recruitment launched the Cancer Center initiative, and the University achieved the first stepwith the approval of an NCI planning grant. Chair Loving recognized the strong involvement of Acting President Carol Garrison, Vice President Joel Kaplan, Dr. Jim Taylor, Dr. Don Miller, Vice President Larry Owsley and Dr. Mark Pfeifer. She further expressed appreciation to Mr. Steve Williams and Ms. Carolyn Gatz of Norton Healthcare and Mr. Hank Wagner, Mr. Sonny Altman of Jewish Hospital. President Garrison thanked everyone involved in this important project, saying it may be the most important initiative currently before the University. Dr. Garrison acknowledged the exceptional work of Dr. Don Miller and observed the importance of integrating leading edge cancer research with patient care to provide extraordinary benefits to the citizens of this region. Dr. Garrison introduced Vice President Joel Kaplan. Vice President Kaplan thanked Dr. Garrison for her leadership and further conveyed appreciation to Vice President Joe Beyel, Steve Williams, Carolyn Gatz, Dan Vargas, the UofL Foundation, Inc., the James Graham Brown Foundation, and the regional cancer board. Vice President Kaplan shared key points of the oncology partnership strategy and its goal. He acknowledged the ongoing nature of this venture and promised to present status reports as the project moves forward. He said the partnership enables both organizations to achieve long-term goals in cancer research more rapidly as a co-venture. He noted that Kentucky currently has no comprehensive cancer center. Chair Loving recognized Mr. Steve Williams of Norton Healthcare and the Chairman Chancey of the UofL Foundation and expressed the Board’s appreciation for their commitment to the project. Mr. Bridgeman made a motion, which Mr. Green seconded, to approve the
The Acting President’s recommendation to approve the oncology partnership which is a joint venture between UofL Health Care and Norton Healthcare to create a dedicated cancer hospital to serve the region.
The motion passed.
Chair Loving asked Jewish Hospital’s President, Mr. Hank Wagner to comment on the approved venture. Mr. Wagner acknowledged the vision of both organizations to develop a preeminent cancer center and he expressed his appreciation to both former UofL President John Shumaker and Acting President Carol Garrison for their roles in creating this venture, as well as the outstanding work of Vice President Kaplan, Dr. Miller and Mr. Taylor. Ms. Gatz shared her enthusiasm for this remarkable joint venture and praised all those involved for their dedication to the project. It has the potential to become a major asset for the community. Mr. Altman reiterated Mr. Wagner’s comments. UofL Foundation Chair Chancey recognized the great job of all parties in this mission, pledging the Foundation’s support. Dr. Miller communicated his pride in this project, acknowledging the support of the state’s Bucks for Brains program and University of Louisville.
IV. Executive Session
In response to Chair Loving’s request, Mr. Porter made a motion, which Mr. Bridgeman seconded, to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter.
V. Open Meeting Reconvenes
Chair Loving noted that the Board discussed a personnel matter and no action was required at this time.
VI. Report of the Compensation Committee
Chair Bridgeman reported the committee met earlier today and discussed compensation issues related to Dr. James Ramsey’s service as Acting President. On behalf of the Committee, Chair Bridgeman shared the Committee’s recommendation with the Board. Ms. Metts made a motion, which Mr. Porter seconded, to approve the
Trustee’s Ad Hoc Committee on Compensation’s recommendation that the Board approve, effective September 1, 2002, an annual salary of $263,304 to Dr. James Ramsey during his service as Acting President of the University of Louisville. Further, the Committee recommends the University provide Dr. Ramsey, in his role as Acting President, the use of an automobile and other such appropriate benefits (non-deferred) available to the President as an employee of the institution (e.g. parking, health insurance, travel funds, etc.)
The motion passed.
VII. Report of the President
President Garrison remarked that this was her last meeting with the Board of Trustees. She thanked the Board for its support and encouragement during the five years she served as provost and acting president. She conveyed her belief that UofL will recruit a fine president. She shared her pride in the University’s many accomplishments, noting the quality of the undergraduate program. UofL’s incoming freshmen have the highest average ACT scores ever. The graduate program has increased as well. Dr. Garrison received a standing ovation.
VIII. Report of the Chair
Chair Loving thanked Acting President Garrison for her leadership, recognizing Dr. Garrison’s energy and passion for undergraduate education has infused new momentum into curriculum review and student advising. Chair Loving observed that Dr. Garrison’s creative vision implemented Metro College and made it a hallmark of the community’s vision for economic development. Chair Loving acknowledged Dr. Garrison’s compassion for opportunity and access to higher education has served as the underpinnings for UofL’s successful Pathway’s partnership with Jefferson Community College. Ms. Loving observed Dr. Garrison’s service as UofL’s first chief operating officer coordinated the University’s resources to focus on its most important and strategic initiatives. She stated Dr. Garrison’s dedication to excellence made the Library a central focus of the University’s investment, which ultimately contributed to ARL distinction. She noted Dr. Garrison’s staunch support of honors programming has reshaped UofL as a college of choice for more outstanding freshmen than ever before in UofL’s history. She acknowledged Dr. Garrison’s integrity and honesty in all her interactions with faculty, staff, students and administrators have served as examples for others to emulate. Chair Loving thanked Dr. Garrison for her service and wished her well in her new adventure as President of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. On behalf of the Board, Chair Loving presented Dr. Garrison with a vessel created by Kentucky artist Brook Forrest White. Dr. Garrison thanked the Board.
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 2:08 p.m.