H. Appointment of Dean of College of Communications (PR 3b)
The appointment of Dr. Ramona Rush as Dean of the College of Communications
and Professor of Communications, with tenure, effective on or before July 1,
1977, was recommended by Dr. Singletary.
Following a brief resume of Dr. Rush's qualifications for the position by
Dr. Cochran, on motion by Mr. Homer Ramsey, seconded by Mrs. Clark and
passed, Dr. Rush was appointed Dean of the College of Communications and
Professor of Communications with tenure, effective on or before July 1, 1977.
(See PR 3b at the end of the Minutes.)
I. Appointment of Dean of College of Fine Arts (PR 3c)
President Singletary recommended that Professor J. Robert Wills, Jr.
be named Dean of the College of Fine Arts, effective July 1, 1977. Professor
Wills has served as Chairman of the Department of Theatre Arts since 1972,
and President Singletary said that it always gave him a certain degree of
satisfaction to recommend an individual from inside the University for a top
administration position for it spoke well of the caliber of the faculty.
On motion by Mr. Black, seconded by Professor Adelstein and passed,
Dr. Wills' appointment as Dean of the College of Fine Arts was approved
effective July 1, 1977. (See PR 3c at the end of the Minutes.)
J. 1976-77 Budget Revisions (PR 4)
Without discussion, on motion by Mr. Frank Ramsey, seconded by
Mrs. Clark and passed, the Budget Revisions for 1976-77 as recommended in
PR 4 were authorized and approved. (See PR 4 at the end of the Minutes.)
K. Master of Civil Engineering Degree (PR 5)
Prefacing his remarks by saying that the action requested in PR 5 would
authorize a new degree but not a new academic program, President Singletary
recommended that the Board authorize the awarding of the degree of Master of
Civil Engineering to those students who satisfactorily complete the prescribed
course of study in the currently existing academic program and are recommended
by the University Senate.
On motion of Professor Sears, seconded by Mr. Griffin and passed,
authorization was given to the award of the degree of Master of Civil Engineering,
as recommended in PR 5. (See PR 5 at the end of the Minutes. )