October 2014 Board Action

UL System Board Approves Campus WISE Plans

After two days of presentations to the Strategy and Performance Committee, the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System approved all nine university plans for the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy (WISE) Fund.  The plans must also be approved by the WISE Council and the Louisiana Board of Regents.  Click on the links below to download campus presentations and executive summaries.

Click Here for copies of the nine universities Executive Summaries and Presentations

 

GRAMBLING PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UPDATE

The Grambling State University Presidential Search Committee met and  approved a revised tentative timeline.  The original timeline had to be extended due to the time required to engage a search firm with HBCU experience.  The revised timeline calls for a February 13, 2015, preferred application date, March interviews on campus, and new president selection by the Board in April. International search firm, The Hollins Group, has been selected to assist the search by recruiting qualified applicants and processing all applications.  Additionally during the meeting, clarification was provided that it is an open search and Board Rules governing presidential searches do not preclude anyone from applying.

Click here to visit the Grambling Search website.


Chair Appoints Nominating Committee for 2015 Board Officers
Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert appointed Andre Coudrain, Jimmy Long, Sr., D. Wayne Parker, Carl Shetler, and Winfred Sibille to the Nominating Committee.  Sibille will chair the committee that is charged with recommending the 2015 Board Officers, which will be voted on at the December meeting.


Other Board Action

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System approved the following requests:

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  • Grambling: request for approval to award an Honorary Doctor of Laws to The Honorable Khaalis Rolle at the Fall Commencement Exercises.
  • Tech: request for approval to reorganize and consolidate the Department of History and the Department of Social Sciences into the single School of History and Social Sciences. 
  • Tech: request for approval of 2014-15 Recommendation for Tenure.
  • Nicholls: request for approval to terminate the following degree programs:  Middle School Education and Early Childhood Education.
  • Nicholls: request for approval to deliver online an existing degree program, Associate of Science in Petroleum Services.
  • Nicholls: request for approval to award an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Mr. Stephen Watson at the Fall Commencement Exercises. 
  • Northwestern: request for approval to award an Honorary Doctor of Applied Science to Dr. Stan Chadick at the Fall Commencement Exercises.
  • ULM: request for approval of a Proposal for an online Master of Public Administration degree program.  
  • ULM: request for approval of a Proposal for an online Master of Science in Nursing degree program.
  • ULM: request for approval for an Agreement of Academic Cooperation with Kangwon National University in the Republic of Korea.
  • UNO: request for approval to award an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa to Mr. Robert Merrick at the Fall Commencement Exercises. 

ATHLETIC COMMITTEE

  • McNeese: request for approval of a contract with Ms. Helena Besovic, Head Women's Tennis Coach, effective August 20, 2014.
  • McNeese: request for approval of a contract with Ms. Ashleigh M. Fitzgerald, Head Women's Volleyball Coach, effective July 1, 2014.
  • McNeese: request for approval of a contract with Ms. Joanna F. Hardin, Head Women's Softball Coach, effective July 1, 2014.
  • McNeese: request for approval of an amendment to a contract with Mr. Andrew A. Burk, Jr., Head Men's Golf Coach, effective October 1, 2014.
  • Northwestern: request for approval of an amendment to a contract with Mr. Hugh Hernesman, Co-Head Women's Volleyball Coach, effective October 24, 2014.
  • Northwestern: request for approval of an amendment to a contract with Mr. Jay Thomas, Head Football Coach, effective October 24, 2014.
  • Northwestern: request for approval of an amendment to a contract with Mr. George Van Linder, Head Women's Soccer Coach, effective October 24, 2014.
  • Southeastern: request for approval of a contract with Mr. James Brady, Head Track & Field Coach, effective October 1, 2014.
  • Southeastern: request for approval of a contract with Mr. Karl Scott, Football Defensive Coordinator, effective October 1, 2014.
  • Southeastern: request for approval of a contract with Mr. Chet Pobolish, Football Offensive Coordinator, effective October 1, 2014.

JOING FACILITIES PLANNING AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • Tech: request for approval to name Room 223 in George T. Madison Hall the H.J. "Tony" Sachs English Seminar Room.
  • Nicholls: request for approval to name facilities in (a) the Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Building:  the meat kitchen - The Richard B. Peltier Kitchen; the soups and sauces kitchen - The Louisiana Seafood Kitchen; the teaching and demo kitchen - The Burguieres Family Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen and Classroom(s); and (b) the Stopher Gymnasium:  the training room - The Larry Ferachi Training Room; and the men's basketball locker room - The James "Jimmy" Broussard Locker Room.
  • Northwestern: request for approval to authorize the State Mineral Board to offer for lease a tract of land in Bossier Parish which totals 80 Gross Acres and includes Northwestern's interest, which is effectively 31.11 Net Acres.
  • Northwestern: request for approval to offer scholarships to new Straighterline students.
  • Northwestern: request for approval to sell property located at 1240 Wilshire Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana, the "Alice Estelle Dear House."
  • Southeastern: request for approval to enter into a Lease Agreement with Follett Higher Education Group for the University's textbook rental operations. 
  • UL Lafayette: request for approval to split The Contractors Educational Trust Fund/LEQSF Professorship in Art & Architecture into The Contractors Educational Trust Fund/LEQSF Professorship in Art & Architecture I and The Contractors Educational Trust Fund/LEQSF Professorship in Art & Architecture II.
  • ULM: request for approval of Amendment No. 11 to the food service lease with Aramark Educational Services, LLC.
  • UNO: request for approval to rename the University Center Ballroom the Senator Theodore M. "Ted" Hickey Ballroom.
  • UL System: request for acceptance of Fiscal Year 2013-14 Federal Award Programs Representation Letter for Louisiana Tech: University. 
  • UL System: request for approval of a resolution authorizing and providing for the participation of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System in the Securities and Exchange Commission's Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation initiative; authorizing the filing of necessary documents relating thereto; providing for development of practices and procedures to ensure future compliance with continuing disclosure obligations; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.
  • UL System: discussion of Fiscal Year 2013-14 fourth quarter financial reports and ongoing assurances.
  • UL System: report on the year end financial status of alternatively financed projects for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014.

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

  • Grambling: request for approval to appoint Dr. King David Godwin as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences effective October 1, 2014.
  • Nicholls: request for approval to appoint Dr. Neal Weaver as Vice President for University Advancement effective November 3, 2014.
  • UL Lafayette: request for approval to appoint Dr. Nathan M. Roberts as Interim Dean of the College of Education effective August 4, 2014.

SYSTEM PRESIDENT'S BUSINESS

  • UL System: Personnel Actions

BOARD CHAIR'S BUSINESS

  • Appointment of Nominating Committee for 2015 Board Officers
  • UL System: request for approval of a resolution authorizing the reaffirmation and reauthorization of the contract with the law firms of DeCuir, Clark & Adams, LLP; Babovich and Spedale, PLC; and the Law Office of Kurt A. Offner to pursue claims resulting from the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

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