G. Appointments Approved for Dr. Lewis Cochran as Provost,
Dr. Elbert Ockerman as Dean of Admissions and Registrar, and Dr. Herbert
Drennon as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Oswald said he wished to make recommendations for three adminis-
trative appointments which were needed to assist in implementing the Academic
Plan just ratified by the Board. The Board requested that he present each recom-
rnendation for separate action.
I. Dr. Lewis Cochran - Provost
Under the Academic Plan the Office of Provost is to have the follow-
The Provost of the University is appointed by the Board of Trustees
upon the recommendation of the President. He is the chief academic of-
ficer for the Division of Colleges -- presently composed of the Colleges
of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Home Economics, Engineering,
Law, Education, Commerce, and the School of Architecture -- and is re-
sponsible to the President for the baccalaureate programs of these
colleges. His major responsibilities shall be the functions of planning,
coordinating and evaluating instructional programs and he will work with
the deans of these colleges in the development of instructional programs
within and between colleges. The deans of these colleges will report to
hinm on academic matters including academic personnel. He will advise
with the Dean of the Graduate School in the coordination of undergraduate
and graduate instruction in the Division of Colleges.
He shall serve as chairman of the Undergraduate Council and shall
have responsibility for academic programs and operations thatare broad
in nature and primarily related to undergraduate instruction, such as the
Honors Program and the Office of Instructional Resources.
Dr. Lewis Cochran has served as Acting Provost since that office
was reactivated in January 1965. Dr. Oswald stated that he has demon-
strated outstanding capabilities in this office and, inasmuch as Dr.
Cochran has been a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees and is
therefore well known to the Board, he would not elaborate on his quali-
fications for the position. He said it gave him great pleasure to recom-
mend that Dr. Lewis Cochran be named Provost of the University on a
permanent basis effective immediately.
Dr. Diachun as a colleague of Dr. Cochran's said he felt he express-
ed the sentiments of the entire University faculty in saying that the ap-
pointment of Dr. Cochran as Provost would be one of the most gratifying