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Board of Trustees Meeting

8 Nov 2000

A public hearing was held where Judge Garippo reported on his findings regarding the Chief Illiniwek controversy.
Questions were taken from the Trustees
Public comment was taken in the form of written questions, then the hearing was adjourned.

Regular Meeting Convened in the Pine Lounge

Real Estate acquisition of ground adjacent to Allerton Park was approved. Purchase is from the Art Institute of Chicago, with Bank One as their agent. This acquisition protects the stream bank, Virginia blue bells, and herring rookery. Will connect existing Allerton Park land to a separated woodland piece. -- Passed on roll call.
Report on Search for UIS Chancellor -- Have a deep pool of candidates; expect to have list to the President by December 15; Trustees expressed preference for candidates with R1 experience.
Tom Ulen reported on UIUC Chancellor Search -- will employ a search firm; Trustee Gravenhorst expressed that it is paramount to have top people in these positions. Trustee Schmidt said that the new Chancellor must understand that this campus is part of a larger campus of the University.

9 Nov 2000

UI Alumni Association Report by Loren Taylor -- 123,603 Alumni, 79,791 life-time members: No. 1 in the US. Initiatives: Improved communications package, special editions of newsletters, Alumni census in 2000, On-line directory
U of I Foundation Report by Sidney Micek -- Campaign Illinois: Total Endowment through September 30, 2000, equal $1.478 Billion; which includes $950 Million in active money and the balance in deferred contributions. Immediate priorities of the campuses -- UIC: Medical School, Business School, and Performing Arts; UIS: Capital Scholars Program, Student Union Center, College of Business and Management; UIUC: Library, Faculty for Social Work, Bravo FAA, Renovate Older Structures, and Campaign for Allerton Park.
UIS Senate Report by Kopechy -- Capital scholars program will begin next fall with new dormitories; four colleges on campus; UIS Senate is small and includes staff and administrators, meets every other week, and the Senate Council meets on the intervening weeks; with creation of Faculty Advisory Committee they have now fully conformed to the administrative structure of the other campuses.
Committee on Building and Grounds -- Trustee Schmidt presiding

Plan presented for the Sigel Center for computer sciences in Urbana -- Board approved moving forward with construction

Architectural plan for University Hall Plaza at UIC, presented by Architect Acconci and Professor Peter Hales (Art History, UIC), was approved
Report on progress for South Campus Development plan for UIC was presented by Stan Delaney and discussed.

Committee of the Whole

Sylvia Manning reported her "To Do List."

Report from the President -- President Stukel

This is a time of high and extraordinary change
UIUC and the University of Washington at Seattle are the only two US universities to have three National Young Scientist Award winners
Reported that the painting of the woman trustee hanging in the Pine Lounge is Julia Holmes Smith, the First UI female trustee, who served in the 1890s.
Reported on Illinois Ventures.
Trustee Gravenhorst reported on her participation in the Association of University and Colleges Governing Boards -- important directions

- Maintain support for computer science and technology
- Provide opportunities for interaction among students of diverse backgrounds
- Total university endowments in the US sum to $195.4 Billion; Howard University has $14 B; University of Texas, $8 B

New Business

Status of Women final hearing will be December 6, 9:30-11:30 am, in Springfield.
Upcoming meetings of the Board will be: January in Chicago; March in Urbana; and April in Springfield.

Submitted by:
Joseph Stucki
Urbana Senate Observer