D. President's Report to the Trustees (PR 1)
President Singletary indicated his pleasure in announcing one item
not included in PR 1: a $47,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to tile
College of Arts and Sciences to help support implementation of the new
undergraduate studies requirements. He then reviewed briefly some
significant changes that have occurred on campus in the last few years
which reflect the high priority placed on the quality of undergraduate
education: (1) the adoption of the selective admissions policy, (2) the
ten-fold increase over the last three years in the number of merit
scholarships awarded, (3) Mrs. Maxwell Gluck's recent endowment of a
scholarship to be given to a top-notch scholar in equine studies, (4) the
streamlining of various services provided to students, and (5) the
curriculum revision which has been in the pipeline two years or so in
Chancellor Gallaher's area.
In view of the length of the agenda, President Singletary said he
would not attempt to cover the items in PR 1 and suggested that the
Trustees read it at their leisure.
E. Personnel Actions (PR 2)
In recommending that the appointments and staff changes be approved,
President Singletary said he was pleased to report that Professor Emmett R.
Costich has been named Acting Dean in the College of Dentistry. He also
reported that a search committee has been appointed to find a permanent
successor to replace Dean Merrill W. Packer who recently resigned.
On motion made by Mr. Ramsey, seconded by Professor Wilson and
passed, the appointments and staff changes recommended in PR 2 were
approved. (See PR 2 at the end of the Minutes.)
F. Supplemental Recommendations--Personnel Actions (PR 3A-1)
President Singletary then indicated his pleasure in recommending the
following: (1) the appointment of Professor Donald C. Leigh, "a highly
respected member of the Engineering faculty," as Acting Director of the
Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems and (2) the appointment of
Joseph T. Burch, Dean of Students, as Actina Vice Chancellor for Student
Affairs. He reported that a search has begun for a permanent replacement
for Vice Chancellor Robert G. Zumwinkle who recently retired. Professor
Leigh and Dean Burch were present and asked to stand and be recognized
following which they were given a round of applause. President Singletary
expressed his appreciation to Dean Burch for always responding to any
request to serve the University.
With President Singletary so recommending, Mr. Griffin moved
approval of the appointments in PR 3A-1. His motion was seconded by
Professor Kemp and carried. (See PR 3A-1 at the end of the Minutes.)