Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, December 16, 1998
World Trade Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
Trustees Present: Andrew Boss, Nancy Brataas, Kathleen Caffey, Archie D. Chelseth, Daniel G. Coborn, Dennis Dotson, David Erickson, Robert Erickson, Christine Fritsche, Michael Nesdahl, Michael Vekich, James Wafler
Trustees Absent: Mary Choate, Joseph Jung, Charles W. Williams
a. Approval of November 18, 1998, Meeting Minutes
Trustee David Erickson moved approval of the November 18, 1998, meeting minutes. Trustee Robert Erickson seconded. The minutes were approved without dissent.
b. Chancellor's Employment Agreement
Chair Vekich reported that at the November 18, Board meeting, the Board of Trustees appointed a negotiating team (Chair of the Board, Vice Chair and Chair of the Personnel Policy Committee) to negotiate an employment agreement with the Chancellor. A draft employment agreement references the Chancellor's position description as outlined in Board Policy 1A.3, the Chancellor's goals and objectives, and vision, long-term strategy for MnSCU and policies and procedures for evaluation of the Chancellor. Final negotiations are underway.
Trustee Brataas moved that upon completion of the final Employment Agreement with Morris J. Anderson by the Chair, Vice Chair and Chair of the Personnel Policy Committee, the Board of Trustees authorizes the Executive Committee to suspend Policy 1A.3 regarding appointment of Interim Chancellor. The Board also delegates authority to the Executive Committee to approve: (1) the terms and conditions of the Agreement, (2) the policies and procedures for review of the Chancellor, (3) the criteria for which the Chancellor shall be evaluated, and (4) the appointment of Morris J. Anderson as Chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The Board also authorizes the Chair to execute the Agreement following an affirmative vote of the Executive Committee. Trustee Robert Erickson seconded and the motion carried without dissent.
c. Report of the Executive Committee, December 2, 1998
Chair Vekich announced that the Board of Trustees will visit Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Century College on January 13.
Trustee Chelseth announced that the Ad Hoc Legislative Committee will meet on January 13, at 4:00 p.m.
The Chancellor will provide a progress report on Akita at the April Board meeting. A full report covering implementation of the four objectives contained in this motion will be provided at the September meeting. Trustee Wafler seconded and the motion carried with Trustee Brataas voting nay.
Chair Vekich requested a financial summary of MSU-Akita for the last four years, including the total number of students and revenue generated, the portion of operating costs that are not reimbursed (paid for) by MnSCU, and any other financial data that staff deems appropriate. Chair Vekich also requested a scenario including dates when MnSCU could withdraw from the contract between MnSCU and Yuwa-machi, and what financial obligations MnSCU would be obligated for; and the amount of unreimbursed costs not yet paid for by our Japanese partners.
b. Personnel Policy Committee
c. Audit Committee
d. Finance/Facilities Policy Committee
e. Joint Finance/Facilities Policy and Educational Policy Committee
Michael Vekich, Chair
Recorded by Inge Chapin