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Executive Committee Minutes -- May 8, 2003 -- Board of Trustees -- University of Louisville

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MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
May 8, 2003

In Open Session
The Executive Committee of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees met on Thursday, May 8, 2003 in the Jefferson Room, Grawemeyer Hall with members present and absent as follows:

Present: Ms. Jessica S. Loving, Chair
Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr., Vice Chair
Mr. J. Chester Porter, Treasurer
Mr. Nathaniel E. Green, Secretary
Prof. David Ensign, Constituency Representative
Absent: Mr. Owsley Brown Frazier, At-large
Other Trustees Present: Ms. Marie K. Abrams
Ms. Virginia C. Brown
Ms. Linda Wallbaum Cauble
Mr. Kevin D. Cogan
Ms. Joyce Hagen
Mr. Grant M. Helman
Ms. Jessica Loving
Mr. J. Chester Porter
Mr. Michael Sticklen
From the University: Dr. James Ramsey, President
Ms. Angela Koshewa, University Counsel
Mr. Joseph S. Beyel, Vice President for Development and Alumni
Dr. Denise D. Gifford, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mr. Daniel Hall, Vice President for University Relations
Dr. Joel A. Kaplan, Vice President for Health Affairs
Dr. Nancy C. Martin, Vice President for Research
Mr. Ronald L. Moore, Vice President for Information & Technology
Mr. Larry L. Owsley, Vice President for Finance & Administration
Dr. Gene Gilchrist, Vice President for New Ventures
Mr. John Welsh, Acting Den, College of Education and Human Development
Dr. David Howarth, Associate Provost
Mr. Alvin Herring, Executive Director, Counseling Center
Ms. Terri Rutledge, Asst. VP for Finance & Administration
Mr. John Drees, Director, Communications & Marketing
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison, President's Office
Ms. Rae Goldsmith, Associate V. P. for University Relations
Mrs. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees

I. Call to Order

Having determined a quorum present, Chair Loving called the meeting to order at 2:45 p.m.

II. Consent Agenda

From the Finance Committee

  • Approval of Demolition of Keller Psychiatric Building

From the Personnel Committee
  • Approval of Alumni Fellow, Brandeis School of Law

Chair Loving asked the Board members if any consent items needed to be removed for separate discussion. Hearing no requests, Prof. Ensign made a motion, which Mr. Bridgeman seconded, to approve the consent agenda. The motion passed unanimously.

III. Report of the President

Recognition of HIPAA Implementation Team

President Ramsey noted that in March the Board approved policies associated with the new federal HIPAA regulations. The implementation team smoothed the transition and assured the compliance with the federal changes. President Ramsey asked Vice President Martin to introduce the team and brief the Board about the team's work. Vice President Martin recognized those responsible for implementing the policies. She praised these individuals for the tremendous amount of work they did. She introduced Dave King, Industry Contracts; Allison Griffin, Research Integrity; Serge Martinez, Chair of the Human Studies Committee; Dawn Diehl, Human Studies - In Service Educator. Dr. Martin noted that Ms. Alice Gittings, Pediatrics Department was a member of the Implementation Team was unable to attend the meeting. Vice President Martin said the feedback received from the research sponsors ranked the team's "forms and processes" as the best. Vice President Martin thanked the team for the exceptional service it has provided to the University. The Board recognized the team with a round of applause. President Ramsey added that this was a huge undertaking and expressed his sincere appreciation for their dedicated work.

Recognition of Disha Pancholi, Udall Scholarship

President Ramsey introduced Disha Pancholi, recent recipient of the Udall Scholarship. Ms. Pancholi explained that each year the Udall Foundation awards 80 undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment, and to Native American and Alaskan Natives in fields related to health care or tribal policy. She thanked the Board for its support and recognition. The Board gave Ms. Pancholi a round of applause.

Recognition of Daya Sandhu, Fullbright

President Ramsey asked Acting Dean John Welsh to introduce Professor Daya Sandhu. Dr. Sandhu received the 2001-2002 Fulbright Research Scholarship Award to study in India. Acting Dean Welsh noted that Professor Sandhu serves as professor and chair in the Education Counseling and Psychology Department and has authored or co-authored 19 books in counseling and authored over 50 refereed journal articles. Dr. Sandhu has received numerous awards, including the 2001 President's Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity, the 2000 Multicultural Research Award - National award presented by the American Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development; the 2000 College of Education Alumnus of the Year Award at Mississippi State University; and the 2000 Multicultural Teaching Award - presented by the University of Louisville. Dr. Sandhu remarked the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Dr. Sandhu conducts his research in the field of depression and is eager to study in India where depression is prevalent. Dr. Sandhu thanked the Board for its support and recognition. He noted that UofL is dedicated to excellence, and he was both thrilled and honored to be at the University of Louisville. He also commended the leadership of the College of Education and Human Development. The Board recognized Dr. Sandhu with a round of applause.

Update on Cancer Campaign

Ramsey introduced Dr. Donald Miller, director of the Cancer Center. President Ramsey noted that Dr. Miller received at the Derby Mint Jubilee Celebration a lifetime of achievement award in the field of cancer. At President Ramsey's request, Dr. Miller updated the Board on the cancer initiative. Dr. Miller reported that UofL is on track with obtaining NCI designation. To achieve NCI designation, approximately $25-30 million per year of research funding in cancer is needed. The current total is at $22-23 million. The community and state support has been remarkable. Smaller cancer centers average 800-1200 new patients per year. Currently, the Center is at 3000. He shared information about the Center's three significant new treatments advancing to clinical trials. Dr. Eaton developed a whole new approach of vaccine therapy. Dr. Chesney is developing an assay to detect unknown viruses. Dr. Miller said these recruitments translate into better cancer care for people in the state, plus a major scientific program like NCII will create jobs, biotech spin off companies, and bring a new economy to this city. Dr. Miller said he was very proud to be a part of UofL's effort. The Cancer Center has benefited greatly from Bucks for Brains, and the School of Medicine has provided remarkable support. He noted the Center needs to continue to grow with space and laboratories. The University will kick off a fundraising campaign for $40 million to help move the Cancer Center to the next level. Dr. Miller vowed to contact Board members for donor information to help with this fundraising effort. He briefly discussed the cigarette excise tax proposal and asked for the Board's support in getting this proposal passed. Dr. Miller thanked the Board for the opportunity to update it.

Update on Challenge for Excellence

President Ramsey noted that due to the length of the previous activities, he will update the Board on the Challenge for Excellence at the June meeting.

Belknap Research Building

President Ramsey thanked those who attended the Belknap Research Building groundbreaking ceremony.

IV. Report of the Chair

Chair Loving thanked Dr. Miller for his dedication and hard work with the Cancer Center. Chair Loving welcomed new trustee, Michael Sticklen.

V. Adjournment

Mr. Green made a motion, which Mr. Bridgeman seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 3:12 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.

 

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