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- 2 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.)