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Personnel Committee Minutes -- Oct. 22, 2001 -- Board of Trustees -- University of Louisville

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Minutes of the Personnel Committee of the Board of Trustees
of the University of Louisville

In Open Session
The Personnel Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville met on Monday, October 22, 2001 at 12:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the University Club with members present and absent as follows:

Present: Mrs. Linda Wallbaum Cauble, Chair
Mrs. Melissa Shuter, Vice Chair
Mr. Grant M. Helman
Mr. Darryl T. Owens
Ms. Elizabeth Worland
Absent: Mr. J. Chester Porter
Other Trustees Present:
Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr.
Mr. Carlton Brown
Mr. Kevin D. Cogan
Dr. Richard Feldhoff
Mr. Owsley B. Frazier
Mr. Nathaniel E. Green
Mr. Milton M. Livingston
Ms. Jessica S. Loving
Mr. William Mulloy, Sr.
Mrs. Annette Schnatter
Mrs. Sandra Metts Snowden
Trustees Absent: Mrs. Marie Abrams
Mrs. Joyce Schifano
Mrs. Mary Yarmuth
From the University:
Dr. John Shumaker, President
Dr. Carol Garrison, Provost
Ms. Angela Koshewa, Associate University Counsel
Mr. Larry Owsley, Vice President for Finance & Administration
Dr. Joel Kaplan, Vice President for Health Affairs
Dr. Nancy Martin, Vice President for Research
Mr. Dan Hall, Vice President for University Relations
Dr. Denise Gifford, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mr. Joseph Beyel, Vice President for Development and Alumni
Dr. Ron Moore, Vice President for Information Technology
Dr. Gene Gilchrist, Assistant to the President
Dr. Dave Howarth, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Mrs. Terri Rutledge, Assistant Vice President for Finance &     Administration
Mrs. Rae Goldsmith, Associate Vice President,     Communications & Marketing
Mrs. Carolyn Cochran, Assistant to the Provost
Mr. John Drees, Assistant Director, News & Public Information
Mrs. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary
Ms. Trisha Wolf, Board Liaison
Mrs. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison

I. Call to Order

After determining a quorum present, Chair Cauble called the meeting to order at 12:35 p.m.

  • Approval of Minutes, July 23, 2001

Mr. Helman made a motion, which Mr. Owens seconded, to approve the minutes of July 23, 2001. The motion passed.

II. Action Item: Approval of Bylaws Change: Trustee Emeritus

Chair Cauble reported that the board first received this item at the September Board of Trustees meeting as information only, and the recommendation included trustees who had served the University since 1995. Based upon Trustee feedback the revised recommendation now includes former trustees since 1970, when the University entered the state system.

President Shumaker conveyed the University's deep respect for the many former trustees who continue to be very actively interested in supporting the University. This recommendation would allow the University to stay "connected" with them officially and to appreciate all that they do for UofL. The former trustees will receive notice of this new class as Trustee Emeritus.

Based on discussions with Trustees Abrams and Shuter, Chair Cauble questioned whether former chairs should be treated differently than other at-large and constituency trustees. Trustee Loving suggested that the University might consider special events for past chairs to honor them on a regular basis, the Trustee Emeritus status should be inclusive. Trustee Frazier commented that most universities: 1) recognize an emeritus category; 2) have a committee to review and recommend this status to the President; and 3) treat the chairs as a separate recognition.

Chair Cauble informed the Committee that notice began with the September 24, 2001 meeting, which allows the Personnel Committee to act on this recommendation this month. Trustee Green suggested the Board allow President Shumaker to work out appropriate details of recognizing Trustee Emeriti. Mr. Helman made a motion, which Mrs. Worland seconded to approve the Board of Trustees recommendation

that the Board create a category of Trustee Emeritus and amend the Bylaws of the Board to reflect this new position by inserting the following language as Article 6: Trustee Emeritus.

"Article 6: Trustee Emeritus. A person whose term(s) as a Trustee has expired as of July 1970 and thereafter and who has expressed a willingness to continue supporting the University of Louisville shall upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee be conferred the permanent title of Trustee Emeritus."

The motion passed.

II. Executive Session

In response to a request from Chair Cauble, Mr. Helman made a motion, which Mr. Green seconded, to convene the executive executive session to discuss personnel matters. The motion passed.

III. Open Meeting Reconvenes

Chair Cauble reconvened the open session of the Personnel Committee at 1:00 p.m. She reported the committee discussed the monthly personnel actions. Mrs. Worland made a motion, which Mr. Owens seconded to approve the

President's recommendations regarding the monthly personnel actions (copy attached).

The motion passed.

Chair Cauble further noted the Committee discussed five year reviews and continued employment for three vice presidents. She asked the Committee to take action on each separately.

Vice President for Finance & Administration

Mr. Owens made a motion, which Mr. Helman seconded, to approve the

President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the continuation of Larry L. Owsley as Vice President for Finance and Administration.

The motion passed.

Vice President for Student Affairs

Mrs. Worland made a motion, which Mr. Helman seconded, to approve the

President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the continuation of Denise D. Gifford as Vice President for Student Affairs.

The motion passed.

Vice President for Information Technology

Mrs. Shuter made a motion, which Mr. Helman seconded to approve the

President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the continuation of Ronald L. Moore as Vice President for Information Technology.

Chair Cauble further reported the Committee discussed appointments to the Quality and Charity Care Trust board. Mr. Helman made a motion, which Mrs. Shuter seconded, to approve the

President's recommendation of the following slate of appointments to the Quality and Charity Care Trust (QCCT) Board of Directors for 2001-2002.

Lynn Howard, City of Louisville
W. Clarke Johnson, UofL Administration
Joel Kaplan, UofL Administration
Skipper Martin, State of Kentucky
William Mulloy, Board of Trustees
Larry Owsley, UofL Administration
J. Chester Porter, Board of Trustees
Beth Stenberg, County of Jefferson
William VonderHaar, M.D., Board of Health

The motion passed, with Mr. Owens abstaining.

VI. Other Business

There was no other business.

VII. Adjournment

Mr. Helman made a motion, which Mrs. Shuter seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 1:05 p.m. The motion passed.

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