Office of the President: Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
September 1, 2005: Minutes of the Personnel Committee
The Personnel Committee of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees met on Thursday, September 1, 2005, in the Jefferson Room of Grawemeyer Hall, with members present and absent as follows:
Mr. Grant Helman, Chair
Ms. Marie Abrams
Ms. Donna Tinsley Denny
Mr. Bill Forman
Ms. Margaret Handmaker
Ms. Jessica Loving
Ms. Beth Worland
Other Trustees Present:
Mr. William H. Brammell, Jr.
Mr. Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr.
Mr. Kevin Cogan
Dr. Salem George
Mr. Nathaniel Green
Dr. Robert Hughes
Mr. Steve Poe
Mr. J. Chester Porter
Ms. Sandra Metts Snowden
Mr. Bill Stone
From the University:
Dr. James R. Ramsey, President
Dr. Shirley Willihnganz, Executive Vice President and Provost
Ms. Angela D. Koshewa, University Counsel
Dr. Larry Cook, Executive Vice President & Chancellor for HSC
Mr. Larry Owsley, Vice President for Business Affairs
Dr. Nancy C. Martin, Senior Vice President for Research
Mr. Ronald L. Moore, Vice President for Information & Technology
Mr. Michael J. Curtin, Vice President for Finance
Dr. Denise Gifford, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mr. Dan Hall, Vice President for External Affairs
Dr. David Howarth, Associate University Provost
Dr. Charles Ziegler, Chair, Political Science Department
Dr. Robert Keynton, Associate Professor, Bioengineering Department
Mrs. Terri Rutledge, Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs
Mr. Jimmy Ford, Executive Director, Alumni Association
Ms. Carolyn Cochran, Assistant to the Provost
Mr. John Drees, Interim Associate VP for University Advancement
Mrs. Kathleen M. Smith, Assistant Secretary
Ms. Debbie Dougherty, Board Liaison
I. Call to Order
Having determined a quorum present, Vice Chair Helman called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.
Approval of Minutes, July 14, 2005
Ms. Loving made a motion, which Ms. Denny seconded, to approve the minutes of July 14, 2005. The motion passed unanimously.
II. Action Items: Approval of Designations
President Ramsey observed the importance of Student Government Association’s support in providing intramural space for student use. The naming of Parkway Field for the SGA recognizes this investment. The President proposed that the newly-created field be named SGA-Parkway Field. President Ramsey said the University Awards and Designations Committee also supports this designation. Ms. Abrams made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded to approve the
President’s recommendation that the university re-name Parkway Field as the SGA-Parkway Field
The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Brammell thanked President Ramsey for recognizing the need to provide students with this opportunity.
Jack Segell Park
President Ramsey stated the park was on the bike route. As fitness plans evolve for more use of the bike path along Floyd Street for running and walking, the Segell Park will provide a nice respite for the joggers, walkers, and cyclists. The University has raised funds to install this park in the name of Jack Segell.
Mr. Segell was an avid cyclist who worked with National Industries and served 5 governors, most notably Governor John Y. Brown as his Secretary of Commerce. Although he was not an alumnus of the University, he was very supportive of U of L's Health Sciences Center in his role as a member of the Jewish Hospital Board of Directors. He was a mentor to President Ramsey early in his public service career, and then again when he became President of U of L. All who knew him have praised Mr. Segell's example of civic commitment. Ms. Abrams made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded, to approve the
President’s recommendation that the University name a planned park-like area included in the design for the new lacrosse field on Floyd Street for Jack Segell
The motion passed unanimously.
III. Action Item. Approval of Revisions to Bylaws:
School of Nursing
President Ramsey noted that The Redbook, Section 3.1.3 required Trustees approval of the bylaws for each academic unit. This revised document has been approved by the faculty and recommended by the Dean of the School of Nursing. Dr. Ramsey asked Provost Willihnganz to explain the requested revisions.
Provost Willihnganz said that since becoming dean of the School of Nursing, Dr. Mary Mundt has worked closely with faculty to improve and strengthen the bylaws of the School. The revised bylaws more clearly define the respective roles of the faculty and the Dean in the governance of the School.
Provost Willihnganz reported the revised document has been approved by the Library faculty and recommended by the Dean of the University Libraries. As dean, Ms. Hannelore Rader has worked closely with her faculty to improve and strengthen the bylaws of the unit. Ms. Abrams made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded, to approve the
President’s recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the revised bylaws for the School of Nursing (copy available upon request) and
President's recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the revised bylaws for the University Libraries (copy available upon request)
The motion passed unanimously.
IV. Information Item: Naming of Room 213 of the Expansion Wing of the Ekstrom Library as the Paul J. Weber Room
President Ramsey proposed naming a room in the new wing of the library, near the McConnell Center, for Professor Paul Weber. Prof. Weber is not in good health. His current students and alumni of the McConnell Center requested this recognition in Dr. Weber’s honor to recognize all he has done to make the McConnell Center a reality. The Board has delegated to the President authority to proceed with designating rooms for individuals after discussing the proposal. Dr. Ramsey requested the advice of the Board. The Board was very supportive of this designation. Mr. Brammell observed this action meant a lot to the students who want to honor Prof. Weber. Ms. Abrams noted the appropriateness of the naming and suggested the University also seek other ways to honor him for his lifetime of contributions.
V. Executive Session
Pursuant to KRS 61.810(1)(f), Ms. Denny made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded, to go into executive session at 1:20 p.m. to discuss personnel matters. The motion was passed unanimously.
VI. Open Meeting Reconvenes
Chair Helman reconvened the open session at 1:25 p.m. and reported the Committee discussed during the Executive Session the personnel actions. Ms. Denny made a motion, which Ms. Loving seconded, to approve the
The President's recommendation that the following personnel recommendations be approved by the Board of Trustees.
AdministrationJames William Henson, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles; Director of Assessment (part-time), October 1, 2005. The appointment as Director is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.
College of Arts and SciencesRichard M. Higashi, Ph.D., University of California at Davis; Associate Professor of Chemistry, with tenure, February 1, 2006.
Pawel M. Kozlowski, Ph.D.; promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Chemistry, January 1, 2006.
School of DentistryGeorgios Hajishengallis, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, D.D.S., University of Athens; Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics, Endodontics and Dental Hygiene, with tenure, September 1, 2005.
School of MedicineAnthony J. Casale, M.D., University of Kentucky; Professor of Urology, with tenure, and additional appointment as Chair of the Department of Urology, October 1, 2005. The appointment as Chair is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.
Susan Jill Harkema, Ph.D.; change of status from Associate Professor (part-time) to Associate Professor (probationary) of Neurological Surgery, September 1, 2005, and award of tenure, and additional appointment as the Owsley Brown Frazier Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation, October 1, 2005.
V. Faye Jones, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics; change of additional appointment from Acting Associate Dean to Associate Dean for Minority and Rural Affairs, December 1, 2005. The appointment as Associate Dean is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.
Luis Marsano-Obando, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology/Hepatology); additional appointment as The Jewish Hospital Distinguished Professorship in Hepatology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, October 1, 2005.
School of Public Health and Information SciencesRobert J. Esterhay, M.D., Associate Professor of Health Management and Systems Scieinces (term); change of additional appointments from Acting Chair to Chair of Health Management and Systems Sciences, September 1, 2005. The additional appointment as Chair is at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.
Dual AppointmentsMarianne H. Hutti, D.N.S., Professor of Nursing; additional appointment as Associate Director of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, September 1, 2005. The appointment as Associate Director is at the pleasure of teh Board of Trustees.
The motion passed unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
I. Call to Order
Chair Helman called the executive session to order.
II. Personnel Matters
Monthly Personnel Actions
Provost Willihnganz briefed the Committee concerning the monthly personnel recommendations.
The executive session adjourned at 1:25 p.m.