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Executive Committee Minutes -- March 18, 2002 -- Board of Trustees -- University of Louisville

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May 20, 2002

In Open Session
The Executive Committee of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees met on Monday, May 20, 2002, at 4:00 p.m. in the Ballroom of the University Club, Belknap Campus, with members present and absent as follows:

Present: Ms. Jessica S. Loving, Chair
Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr., Vice Chair
Mr. Nathaniel Green, Secretary
Mr. J. Chester Porter, Treasurer
Ms. Joyce Hagen Schifano, At-large
Ms. Melissa Long Shuter, Constituency Representative
Other Trustees Present:
Ms. Linda Wallbaum Cauble
Mr. Owsley B. Frazier
Dr. Richard C. Feldhoff
Mr. Mike Livingston
Mr. Chris Marlin
Ms. Annette Schnatter
Ms. Sandy Metts Snowden
Ms. Elizabeth Worland
From the University:
Dr. John W. Shumaker, President
Dr. Carol Z. Garrison, Provost
Ms. Angela Koshewa, University Counsel
Dr. Nancy Martin, Vice President for Research Administration
Dr. Denise D. Gifford, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mr. Larry L. Owsley, Vice President for Finance &    Administration
Dr. Shirley Willihnganz, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Mr. Dan Hall, Vice President for University Relations
Mr. Joe Beyel, Vice President for Development & Alumni
Dr. Joel Kaplan, Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of    School of Medicine
Dr. Ron Moore, Vice President for Information Technology
Dr. Gene Gilchrist, Vice President for New Ventures
Mr. Mike Curtin, Director, Office of Planning & Budget
Ms. Susan Ingram, Assistant Director, Office of Planning &    Budget
Ms. Rae Goldsmith, Associate Vice President for    Communications & Marketing
Mr. John Drees, Assistant Director, News and Public    Information
Ms. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary
Ms. Trisha Wolf, Board Liaison
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison
Also Present: Mr. Carlton Brown, former SGA President and member,    Presidential Search Committee

I. Call to Order

Having determined a quorum present, Vice Chair Bridgeman called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

II. Consent Agenda

From the Finance Committee

Vice Chair Bridgeman read the roll of consent agenda items. Ms. Shuter made a motion, which Ms. Schifano seconded, to approve the following consent agenda items:

  • Approval of New Bank Account at Firstar Bank of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Approval of Capital Construction Project -Renovation of the Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Facility
  • Approval of Ground Lease for Phase II Student Housing

Hearing no objection to the roll consent agenda items, Mr. Bridgeman declared the items approved.

III. Final Report on Challenge for Excellence

President Shumaker presented his final Challenge for Excellence progress report to the Board of Trustees. In his report, he shared the following points:

  FY 1995 FY2002 Progress
3rd Quarter
2008 Goals
Annually measured progress toward Challenge objectives:
Total Endowment $183M $492.4M $1.B
Total Annual Philanthropic Support $29M $39.5M $96M
Federal Funding Excluding Financial Aid $15.5M $37.1M $107.0M
Doctoral Graduates 61 99 125/yr
Endowed Chairs and Professors 25 84 125
Nationally-recognized academic programs 1 7 20
Annually measured indicators of institutional effectiveness:
Average ACT Scores for all entering freshmen 20.8 22.6 24.5
Six-Year Graduation Rate 30% 33% 45%
Undergraduate African-American Students
(Kentucky residents only)
13.9% 14.3% 16.6%
Strategic Quality Goals:
Salary Catchup: Faculty (compared to benchmark institutions) ($5.9M) ($2.8M) $0
Salary Catchup: Staff (compared to appropriate employment market) ($9.0M) ($800K) $0
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cancer Center Designation Apply in 10 years Planning Grant in 2002  
Carnegie Research-Extensive Status   Achieved  
Association of Research Libraries   Achieved  
Phi Beta Kappa Chapter   Apply in 2003  
Order of the Coif (Brandeis School of Law)   Apply in Fall 2002  

President Shumaker thanked the Board for its support and encouragement during his seven years as president of UofL. Chair Loving acknowledged the Board's appreciation for President Shumaker's excellent work.

IV. Other Business

Progress Report - Cancer Hospital

Vice President Kaplan updated the Board on the progress of the Cancer Hospital. In June, University officials plan to present a final plan for Board approval. He explained the need for a coordinated delivery system of care for patients with cancer along with increased emphasis on research and educational programs. No university hospital in Kentucky has NCI designation; the closest site with this designation is Vanderbilt in Nashville. Together UofL and Norton will create a joint venture model, an equal partnership, combining two large cancer programs under one structure. The Cancer Hospital will use Norton's facility license, and become the academic teaching hospital in cancer care for the UofL Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine. He shared his optimism for opening a 70-bed facility by January 2003, with future plans proposed to expand to 110 beds. The cancer hospital board will recruit and employ the management team. Medical staff will comprise qualified physicians from the entire region and will be open to full-time physicians on faculty and Norton staff. He noted the huge philanthropic and extensive research opportunity available for a cancer hospital. In response to Ms. Snowden's question regarding the corporate structure, Dr. Kaplan stated the cancer hospital would be a separate corporate structure-if one of the partners experiences financial hardship, the remaining partner could go forward. In response to Chair Loving's concern for due diligence on the financial aspects, Dr. Kaplan stated that the preliminary figures look promising. Provost Garrison reported that the University was not bringing the proposal to the Board today because it needed to research all aspects, including the financial aspects of the proposed partnership. In response to Dr. Feldhoff's inquiry concerning pediatric cancer, VP Kaplan responded that Kosair Hospital would continue to provide pediatric cancer care.

Report of the Bylaws Committee

Mr. Green reported that the Bylaws Committee met on May 13, and observed the committee's goal is to complete its work in eight meetings. He acknowledged the bylaws survey recently sent to the Board and requested that completed forms be returned to Kathleen Smith. Mr. Green shared his appreciation to the Committee members for their assistance and thanked the University Counsel and Kathleen Smith and her staff for their support. Chair Loving thanked Mr. Green for agreeing to work on this important project.

Report of the Presidential Search Committee

Mr. Porter reported the Search Committee, after hearing presentations from representatives from three search firms (Jan Greenwood of AT Kearney, Charles Knapp and Bonnie Gwin of Heidrick & Struggles and Bill Funk of Korn Ferry), selected Korn Ferry as the Trustees' consultant on the presidential search. He observed that all representatives provided an excellent presentation. The need for confidentiality in the process, however, was stressed by all firms. He asked each member of the Board of Trustees and Presidential Search Committee to sign the confidentiality agreement and return it to Ms. Kathleen Smith.

Report of the President

President Shumaker had no report.

Report of the Chair

Chair Loving reminded the Board of Trustees that it will host a dinner in honor of President Shumaker at Vincenzo's at 7:00 p.m.

V. Executive Session

Mr. Bridgeman made a motion, which Ms. Schifano seconded, to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. The motion passed.

VI. Open Meeting Reconvenes

Chair Loving reconvened the open meeting at 4:40 p.m. She noted that two personnel matters were discussed. Mr. Bridgeman made a motion, which Mr. Porter seconded, to approve the

Executive Committee's request that the University of Louisville Foundation, Inc. make supplementary payments to President Shumaker for achievement of annual goals set by the Board of Trustees in an amount not to exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the President's total salary for 2001-02. The Executive Committee further approves the payment of Dr. Shumaker's unused administrative leave as authorized by the contract amendment of December 1998.

The motion passed.

Mr. Porter made a recommendation, which Mr. Bridgeman seconded, to approve the

Executive Committee's request that Dr. Shumaker's current base university salary become compensation for Dr. Carol Garrison, effective June 6, 2002, when she becomes Acting President. The Executive Committee also approves a proposal to recommend to the UofL Foundation that it consider appointment of Dr. Garrison as its Acting President at the same Foundation base compensation that Dr. Shumaker currently receives.

VII. Adjournment

There being no further business to discuss, Ms. Shuter made a motion, which Ms. Schifano seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 5:53 p.m. The motion passed.


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