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Office of the President: Special Meeting of the U of L Board of Trustees

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The U of L Board of Trustees met on Thursday, October 6, 2005, at 12 p.m. in the MedCenter One Conference Room located at 501 E. Broadway, with members present and absent as follows:

Mr. J. Chester Porter, Chairman
Ms. Marie K. Abrams
Mr. William Brammell Jr.
Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman Jr.
Mr. Kevin Cogan
Mr. William Forman
Dr. Salem George
Ms. Margaret Handmaker
Mr. Grant Helman
Dr. Robert Curtis Hughes
Ms. Jessica Loving
Prof. William Pierce
Mr. Steven Poe
Ms. Sandra Metts Snowden
Mr. William Stone
Ms. Elizabeth Worland

Mr. Tommie Burns
Ms. Donna Tinsley Denny
Mr. Owsley B. Frazier
Mr. Nathaniel E. Green

From the university
Dr. James R. Ramsey, President
Dr. Shirley Willihnganz, Acting Executive Vice President and Provost
Ms. Angela D. Koshewa, University Counsel
Dr. Nancy C. Martin, Senior Vice President for Research
Mr. Joseph S. Beyel, Vice President for University Advancement
Mr. Ronald Moore, Vice President for Information Technology
Dr. Larry Cook, President, U of L Medical School Fund Inc., Board of Directors
Ms. Melissa Long Shuter, Asst. VP for Business Affairs
Dr. Jim O'Brien, Geriatrics
Mrs. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison, President's Office

Mr. Steven Spalding
Mr. Jim Rives
Mr. John Overfield, Doe Anderson Inc.

I. Call to Order

Having determined a quorum present, Chairman Porter called the meeting to order at 12 p.m.

II. Approval of Minutes

Mr. Cogan made a motion, which Mr. Helman seconded, to approve the minutes of September 1, 2005. The motion passed unanimously.

III. Action Items: Approval UMC Directors

President Ramsey reported the Board of Directors of UMC Inc. is comprised of twelve individuals: three representatives from Jewish Hospital (Henry Altman Jr., Mason C. Rudd and Bob Shircliff); three representatives from Norton Health System (Carolyn Gatz, Stephen Williams and Richard Wolf); and six representatives from U of L. These appointments are crucial to the effective operations of UMC. The university representatives serving unexpired terms are: Sandy Metts Snowden (term expiring 2006), Dr. Larry Cook and Mr. Robert W. Rounsavall III, (terms expiring 2007). Mr. Helman made a motion, which Mr. Poe seconded, to approve the

President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the following reappointments to the Board of Directors of the University Medical Center Inc. for terms expiring December 2008: Dr. James R. Ramsey and Dr. Shirley C. Willihnganz
And the President's recommendation to appoint Dr. Mark Pfeifer to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Laura Schweitzer (with term expiring in December 2006)

The motion passed unanimously.

IV. Action Item: Approval of Designation of the Howard L. Schnellenberger Football Complex

While the request was coming to the Board retroactively, President Ramsey indicated it has the support of the University Committee on Designations and Awards. The reviews are unanimous in their praise for taking action to recognize the many contributions Coach Schnellenberger made to Cardinal Football. Prior to any public announcement, Ms. Smith sent a note to Board members asking for consent regarding this proposal before it was unveiled at Homecoming. All e-mails received, representing a significant majority of the Board, supported this designation. Mr. Stone and Ms. Snowden commented on the many contributions of former Coach Schnellenberger and reiterated their support of this designation. Mr. Stone made a motion, which Mr. Helman seconded, to approve the

President's recommendation that the football complex be named the HOWARD L. SCHNELLENBERGER FOOTBALL BUILDING.

The motion passed unanimously.

V. Action Item: Approval of MBA Tuition

President Ramsey reported that this past spring the Board approved a $100 course fee associated with the MBA degree. Because some employer agreements with their employees cover only tuition reimbursements while others cover tuition and fees, the university requests the $100 fee implemented in fall 2005 be bundled with tuition so that all residents could qualify for employer reimbursement. There will be no net increase to the students, because the fee is already approved. Managing the increase in this manner will improve the efficiency in billing by the university. Mr. Bridgeman made a motion, which Mr. Stone seconded, to approve the

President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve bundling the $100 MBA course fee with the existing MBA tuition. This will increase the MBA tuition $100 per course. The bundled tuition will be effective spring 2006 semester.

The motion passed unanimously.

VI. Adjournment

The meeting at 12:30 p.m.


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