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					                               KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
                             BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
                                     April 20, 2005
                                    Columbus, OH


Board Members Present                                       KSU Executive Officers Present
Andrew J. Banks                                             Carol A. Cartwright, President
R. Douglas Cowan, Chair                                     Paul L. Gaston, Provost
Lynne S. Dragomier, Vice Chair                              Patricia A. Book
Sandra W. Harbrecht, Board Secretary                        David K. Creamer
George L. Jenkins                                           Harold D. Goldsmith
Patrick S. Mullin                                           Edward G. Mahon
James R. Schubert                                           Carolyn D. Pizzuto
Brian D. Tucker                                             Kathy L. Stafford
Jacqueline F. Woods
Jennifer L. Nobles                                          Charlene K. Reed, Secretary
Kimberly L. Thompson
                                                            Other KSU Personnel Present
                                                            David A. England
                                                            Matthew M. Fajack

The Board of Trustees of Kent State University convened in regular session in the Executive
Boardroom at The Columbus, A Renaissance Hotel, in Columbus on Wednesday, April 20, 2005,
the date duly established for said meeting.

CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

Chairperson R. Douglas Cowan called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.

PROOF OF NOTICE

Mr. Cowan announced that public notification of the meeting had been accomplished pursuant to
provisions of Chapter 121.22(F) of the Ohio Revised Code and of the Kent State University
Constitution and Bylaws.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Hearing no changes, the agenda was approved by general consent.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF JANUARY 26, 2005, BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETING

Hearing no corrections or additions, the minutes were approved by general consent.

REPORT OF THE CHAIRPERSON

Mr. Cowan welcomed members to the meeting and thanked them for giving their time to make
this trip. He stated that he is pleased to continue the tradition of hosting the Board’s spring
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meeting in Columbus, every other year. This event is important in terms of emphasizing the
critical partnership between boards and policy makers in providing educational opportunities for
all Ohioans.

Mr. Cowan commented that yesterday, the Kent State Board joined the trustees of Cleveland
State University in hosting a legislative luncheon and a reception including legislators, Kent
State alumni association members, and alumni of the Columbus Program. During lunch, the
trustees, presidents and government relations staff from both institutions met with House
Speaker Jon Husted and Senate President Bill Harris, and participated in a lively discussion
about Ohio’s future. Attendance at the reception was very strong and a positive reflection of the
deep commitment to and high regard for Kent State University. Mr. Cowan also thanked
Lieutenant Governor Bruce Johnson, for making time to meet with the Board and executive
officers in the midst of this hectic budget season.
Mr. Cowan noted that the business agenda includes several items that reflect Kent State
University’s pace-setting leadership in keeping a college education affordable and accessible.
The Board will consider the creation of a unique “last dollar” loan program, designed to help
good students with the greatest financial need stay in school. Through this program, Kent State
is demonstrating its creativity and commitment to helping students meet their educational goals.
Reflecting good attention to the cumulative effects of the University’s financial decisions on
students and families, Vice President Creamer will recommend approval of a modest increase in
room and board rates—with the overall increase almost half the rate included in long-range
capital planning for the residence halls. This very conservative increase is possible due to the
excellent fiscal management at Kent State University, and is necessary to help curb the impact of
cost increases on families, he said.

In keeping with the themes of accountability and productivity explored at the Board’s January
meeting and retreat, the meeting agenda includes another example of how the University is
continually re-examining itself to identify the best ways of doing business. The Board will be
asked to approve a major academic reorganization of programs in education, health and human
services that was developed with strong faculty support. The Board will also be asked to
approve a new center that will increase the synergy and visibility of various programs in
international business, which is especially important in today’s global economy, he said.

Mr. Cowan stated that as a final note on today’s agenda, trustees are delighted to recognize
Sandra Pianalto, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Congressman Ralph Regula, and
his wife Mary, who founded the National First Ladies’ Library in Canton, Ohio. These three
leaders from Northeast Ohio have achieved eminence in their chosen fields and have made
invaluable contributions to the region, state, and nation.

Mr. Cowan observed a remarkable milestone, one rarely experienced across the world of higher
education, that occurred since the Board’s last meeting. March 16, 2005, marked the beginning
of the 15th year of Carol Cartwright’s tenure as President of Kent State. He cited a recent
editorial in the Record Courier, which praised Dr. Cartwright’s tenure as one that has been
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incredible, not only in its duration, but in its accomplishment. Mr. Cowan thanked Dr.
Cartwright for her leadership.

Finally, Mr. Cowan encouraged trustees to participate in some of the many festivities that occur
at this time of year. He urged each trustee to attend one or more of the University’s spring
Commencement ceremonies on May 14 and 15. The Commencement speakers will be Sandra
Pianalto, Congressman Ralph Regula, and Robert Woods, President of Telarc, Inc., a 12-time
Grammy winning producer of classical music, and Kent State alumnus.

Mr. Cowan also encouraged trustees to attend the events of the sixth annual Symposium on
Democracy, which was launched in 2000 as an enduring part of annual observances of the events
of May 4, 1970. This year’s theme is “Democracy and the Arts: Voices and Choices” and
features an eclectic program of presentations, performances, and exhibits. The keynote speaker
will be Jehmu Green, president of the Rock the Vote Foundation.

In closing, Mr. Cowan recognized the student trustees and asked them to give brief comments
about statewide collaborations of the student trustees, and to describe their learning from the
trustee experience.

Ms. Nobles commented that both she and Ms.Thompson attended a statewide student trustee
conference at Bowling Green University on January 31, 2005. The conference centered around
how students on campus viewed the roles of the student trustees. Among the many topics
explored by participants was how student trustees might increase outreach to parents of
university students. She noted that the 2006 conference will be held at The University of Akron.

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

Dr. Cartwright also expressed appreciation to trustees for making time in their schedules for
these two days of meetings in which the University leadership can interact with policy makers
about issues of mutual concern.

She stated that a major component of higher education’s advocacy agenda this year is a far-
reaching partnership with business, governmental, and education leaders designed to bolster
Ohio’s economy. The plan, titled Ohio’s Return on Educational Investment plan or (ROEI),
responds to the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education and the Economy (CHEE)
challenge that the state’s population of college graduates must be increased significantly.

The advocacy approach has three parts—tax and Medicaid reform, growing the talent pool, and
creating and maintaining jobs and business opportunities. She explained the approach as
compared to a three-legged stool: its focus on building Ohio’s future will not occur without all
three legs in place. The University is encouraged that policy makers thus far have been receptive
to the message and seem to grasp its gravity in terms of improving Ohio’s economic future.
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The University appreciates the difficulty of the state’s task this year in developing a balanced
budget, and noted efforts to at least maintain flat funding for higher education. Statewide, it
appears the cost of attendance is impacting students’ college choices as well as their ability to
stay in school. Over the long run, however, more funding will be necessary if the University is
to reach the ambitious levels of participation in associate and baccalaureate programs envisioned
by CHEE and ROEI, she said.

Just like the State of Ohio, Kent State University is addressing difficult fiscal realities, she noted.
On April 11, an internal planning conference was held for the academic and administrative
leadership. She and Provost Gaston discussed some critical steps necessary for navigating in the
current environment and Vice President Creamer provided an update on state policy and the
budget.

Much of the retreat focused upon student enrollment and retention, she said. Vice President
Goldsmith presented highlights of the strategic enrollment plan, developed in consultation with
the academic departments, which he will bring to the Student Affairs Committee in May. In
addition to outlining the steps in a quality recruitment plan, Dr. Goldsmith challenged the
leadership team assembled to think in new ways about how everyone can influence student
retention. Vice President Book also shared highlights of a newly unveiled business plan for
regional development at the planning conference.

Dr. Cartwright noted several academic year-end events. The annual “Celebration of
Scholarship” was held April 4 and focused on the theme of “The Joy of Discovery.” She
congratulated Kathleen Browne, professor of art; Per Enflo, university professor of mathematics;
and Marvin Troutt, professor in management and information systems, for receiving
distinguished scholar awards this year. The University also reveled in the spectacular
achievement of alumna Connie Schultz, who recently won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for
commentary. Connie is the first Plain Dealer staff member to win journalism’s highest honor in
more than 50 years. Dr. Cartwright cited several highlights for the arts at Kent State, including
the highly competitive Fashion School Portfolio shows, showcasing the designs of selected
senior students, and an engaging symposium entitled, “Acquiring Its Own History: A
Symposium on Smithson’s Partially Buried Woodshed After 35 Years.” In January 1970 sculptor
Robert Smithson created the Partially Buried Woodshed on the Kent Campus to demonstrate
human arrangements of material objects as they face the challenges of natural systems and the
mysteries of time. The week’s events included a residency by sculptor Steven Siegel, who
worked with students and faculty to create a new outdoor sculpture, in the spirit of Smithson, for
the Art Building.

Dr. Cartwright thanked Chairperson Cowan for noting the sixth annual Democracy Symposium
that will occur May 2 and 3. This is a very important and respected forum in which some of the
most timely and vexing issues in our democratic society can be explored. Evidencing the high
level of recognition the symposium is receiving, an excerpt from one of the annual monographs
was reprinted and featured in an academic conference marking the opening of the Clinton
presidential library last fall, she said.
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On April 22, the University will celebrate the 40th anniversary of liquid crystal research at Kent
State, a milestone that also is being observed by the Kent State University Press. On April 23,
the University will hold the annual “Celebration of Diversity and Awards Program,” this time in
a luncheon format to expand participation. A university-wide memorial service will be held on
April 26 to acknowledge the lives and contributions of Kent State students, faculty and staff who
died during the year. Throughout what has been an extraordinary number of tragic losses,
faculty, staff and students have demonstrated compassion and sensitivity to those directly
affected through acts of kindness and support, demonstrating the culture of caring that is so
characteristic of Kent State University, she commented.

PERSONNEL ACTIONS

President Cartwright invited Provost Gaston to present the Academic Personnel Actions and
Vice President Pizzuto to present the Non-Academic Personnel Actions.

         Academic Personnel

Provost Gaston reported that actions were routine. He made note of one transition: the return of
American Council of Education Fellow Awilda Hamilton, who has spent her fellowship year at
The University of Central Florida. Dr. Hamilton will be returning to the College and Graduate
School of Education in the fall.

         Non-Academic Personnel

Vice President Pizzuto noted that the non-academic actions were routine.

ACTION: There were no objections to placing the personnel actions on the consent
agenda.

ACADEMIC ITEMS

         APPROVAL OF PLUS/MINUS GRADING

Dr. Gaston presented the first item of business—the proposed revision of the University’s
grading system policies and procedures to include plus/minus grading. He noted that this change
was first proposed in 2002 and approved by the Senate’s Educational Policies Committee in
2003. The proposal now is ready for Board approval given that all of the ancillary institutional
and unit policies have been reviewed and revised accordingly. He presented two
recommendations to university policy that are needed at this time: revision to the grading system
policies and procedures and approval of revisions to the Freshman Rule for Recalculation of
Grade Point Average.
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                                       Resolution 2005-7

                    REVISION TO THE UNIVERSITY’S GRADING SYSTEM
                              POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

         WHEREAS, the current University grading system does not provide for plus (+)
         and minus (-) grades; and

         WHEREAS, a petition was presented to the Faculty Senate, signed by the
         requisite “one hundred faculty members,” in accord with Faculty Senate
         procedures, in March 2002, requesting Faculty Senate to consider changes to the
         current University grading system to one that provides for plus and minus
         grading; and

         WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate forwarded the petition to the Provost Office for
         review by the Educational Policies Council (EPC) in May 2002; and

         WHEREAS, the EPC established a sub-committee in September 2002 to study the
         proposal and forward recommendations to the Council for its review by the end of
         the 2002-2003 academic year; and

         WHEREAS, the sub-committee’s recommendation in April 2003 was to amend
         the current grading system to provide plus and minus grades; and

         WHEREAS, the subcommittee’s recommendation was reviewed and discussed at
         the August 2003 Educational Policies Council meeting and the EPC approved the
         recommendation to provide for plus and minus grades; and

         WHEREAS, the Faculty Senate reviewed the proposal as transmitted from the
         EPC, the Faculty Senate amended and approved plus and minus grading with the
         following grades and quality points:

                  A         =   4            C+     =      2.3
                  A-        =   3.7          C      =      2
                  B+        =   3.3          C-     =      1.7
                  B         =   3            D+     =      1.3
                  B-        =   2.7          D      =      1
                                             F      =      0

         WHEREAS, the proposed changes to the University’s grading system policies
         and procedures has been approved by the EPC, and the Faculty Senate, and also
         has the endorsement of the Provost and the President; and,
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         WHEREAS, it was deemed impractical to present the revisions for Board
         approval prior to the development of ancillary implementation policies; now,
         therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kent State University Board of Trustees hereby
         approves the revision to grading system policies and procedures.

                                       Resolution 2005-8

              REVISION OF THE FRESHMAN RULE FOR RECALCULATION
                           OF GRADE POINT AVERAGE

         WHEREAS, the Freshman Rule for the Recalculation of Grade Point Average is
         being revised in order to include the new grades of Not Attending-Fail (NF) and
         Stopped Attending-Fail (SF) and to include the grades of C- and D+ under the
         Plus/Minus grading system; and

         WHEREAS, eligibility for recalculation will be based on attempted hours rather
         than completed hours; and

         WHEREAS, the rule will also be renamed the Rule for Recalculation of First
         Year Grade Point Average; and

         WHEREAS, the revision to the Freshman Rule for Recalculation of Grade Point
         Average at Kent State University has been reviewed and approved through the
         appropriate governance bodies, including the Associate and Assistant Deans
         Committee, the Educational Policies Council, and the Faculty Senate, and has the
         approval of the Provost and the President; now, therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kent State University Board of Trustees hereby
         approves the revision of the Freshman Rule for Recalculation of Grade Point
         Average, effective beginning of Fall Semester 2005.

         APPROVAL OF ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GLOBAL MANAGEMENT CENTER

Dr. Gaston presented the next item of business—the proposed creation of a Global Management
Center within the university’s College of Business and Graduate School of Management,
effective fall semester 2005. This new center will build on established Kent State strengths in
international business and global management, he said, enhancing the capacity of the College of
Business Administration to prepare students to understand and meet the challenges of careers in
global business. For example, the center will provide innovative, international learning
experiences for business students and promote research and teaching across academic
departments, he said.
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Trustees noted that the center will be able to coordinate the research and teaching of complex,
multidisciplinary global-management issues and global-business problem-solving with much
greater efficiency than is possible through the traditional, segmented departmental structure of a
business school.

The proposal for the center was reviewed and approved by the appropriate College of Business
governance bodies as well as the university’s Educational Policies Council and Faculty Senate. It
comes before the Board with the endorsement of the president and provost.

                                        Resolution 2005-9

              ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GLOBAL MANAGEMENT CENTER

         WHEREAS, global markets, customers, suppliers, and competitors are a fact of
         everyday business life no matter how large or small the enterprise; and

         WHEREAS, the systematic study of the global complexity, and the preparedness
         of management graduates to realize the opportunities and meet the challenges of
         globalization, are crucial to the mission of the College of Business Administration
         and Graduate School of Management; and

         WHEREAS, the traditional departmental structure of a business school does not
         sufficiently encourage or effectively coordinate the research and teaching of
         global management issues and problem-solving; and

         WHEREAS, establishing a Global Management Center will help the College of
         Business and Graduate School of Management prepare students to perform
         successfully in a globally competitive working environment; increase awareness
         and understanding of the new challenges, opportunities and concerns in global
         business through the coordination and encouragement of multidisciplinary
         scholarly research and teaching; and provide innovative learning experiences for
         students of business at KSU;

         WHEREAS, this Center is part of the College’s ongoing commitment to the KSU
         Strategic Plan initiative to engage with the world beyond our campuses; and

         WHEREAS, establishment of the Global Management Center at Kent State
         University has been reviewed and approved through the appropriate governance
         bodies in the College of Business Administration and Graduate School of
         Management, the Educational Policies Council, and the Faculty Senate, and has
         the approval of the Provost and the President; now, therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kent State University Board of Trustees hereby
         approves the establishment of the Global Management Center in the College of
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         Business Administration and Graduate School of Management, effective
         beginning of Fall Semester 2005.

         APPROVAL OF REALIGNMENT OF SEVERAL PROGRAMS IN THE COLLEGE OF
         FINE AND PROFESSIONAL ARTS WITH THE COLLEGE AND GRADUATE SCHOOL
         OF EDUCATION

Provost Gaston presented a proposed realignment of several programs within the College and
Graduate School of Education and the College of Fine and Professional Arts. From nationally
respected teacher-education programs to cutting-edge research about the use of technology to
help children with disabilities to membership in a unique consortium that produces critically
needed public-health professionals, Kent State is home to a wide range of programs and
initiatives devoted to education, health sciences, human services and human development. To
maximize the human, physical and knowledge resources of these and other related programs, the
Board is being asked to approve the creation of a new College and Graduate School of
Education, Health and Human Services, effective July 1, 2005, he said.

Under the proposal, the College and Graduate School of Education will be joined by three
schools in the College of Fine and Professional Arts (Family and Consumer Studies; Exercise,
Leisure and Sport; and Speech Pathology and Audiology); and two independent programs (the
master of public health degree program and the bachelor of science in integrated health studies
and public health major). These units provide programs and services in areas including family
studies, literacy, gerontology, hospitality, nutrition and dietetics, exercise and leisure studies,
counseling, special education, speech pathology and audiology, rehabilitation counseling and
athletic training. In recognition of this expanded focus, the college’s name will be changed to
the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services.

The administrative reorganization will provide a comprehensive, integrated academic unit that
will "advance research and evidence-based best practices in education, health sciences, human
services and human development across the lifespan," the Board said in its resolution. "This
alignment will enable opportunities for a more coordinated focus on health and well-being; a
broadened capacity to serve diverse populations; and a more holistic approach to education and
enhancing the lives and dignity of individuals."

Trustees also noted that the new college reflects the stakeholder-based focus of Kent State’s new
strategic plan, which directs all university units to encourage innovation in learning, focus on
service, engage with the world beyond the campus and to nurture relationships that foster
success.

The restructuring and creation of the new college was previously approved by the appropriate
college governance bodies, the university’s Educational Policies Council and the Faculty Senate,
and is endorsed by the president and the provost.
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                                       Resolution 2005-10

   APPROVAL OF REALIGNMENT OF SEVERAL PROGRAMS IN THE COLLEGE
        OF FINE AND PROFESSIONAL ARTS WITH THE COLLEGE AND
                   GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

         WHEREAS, faculty in three schools in the College of Fine and Professional Arts
         [Family and Consumer Studies; Exercise, Leisure and Sport; Speech Pathology
         and Audiology] and two independent programs, the Bachelor of Science in
         Integrated Health Studies (IHS) and the Public Health major (PH) in the Master of
         Public Health degree program, and the three departments of the College and
         Graduate School of Education [Adult, Counseling, Health and Vocational
         Education; Education Foundations and Special Services; and Teaching,
         Leadership, and Curriculum Studies] seek the creation of a new College and
         Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services (EHS); and

         WHEREAS, the mission statement would guide a comprehensive and integrated
         college would advance research and evidence-based best practices in education,
         health sciences, human services, and human development across the lifespan; and

         WHEREAS, this alignment will enable opportunities for a more coordinated
         focus on health and well-being; a broadened capacity to serve diverse
         populations; and a more holistic approach to education and enhancing the lives
         and dignity of individuals; and

         WHEREAS, a strong College and Graduate School of Education, Health and
         Human Services would provide the University with an increased ability to fulfill
         its strategic goals of encouraging innovation in learning, focusing on those we
         serve, engaging with the world beyond the campus, and building and sustaining
         relationships that foster success; and

         WHEREAS, the driving motives for this realignment are academic in that the
         objective is to better serve the University through an improved and more rational
         alignment, integration, and advancement of academic programs; and

         WHEREAS, the move has been reviewed and approved through the appropriate
         governance bodies in the College of Fine and Professional Arts and the College
         and Graduate School of Education, the Educational Policies Council, and the
         Faculty Senate, and has the approval of the Provost and the President; now,
         therefore,
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         BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kent State University Board of Trustees hereby
         approves the realignment of the College and Graduate School of Education and
         three schools in the College of Fine and Professional Arts by administratively
         creating a College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human
         Services, effective July 1, 2005.

ACTION: There were no objections to placing the Academic Action Items on the consent
agenda.


FINANCE ITEMS

         INCREASE IN ROOM AND BOARD RATES

Vice President Creamer reported that the Board is being asked to approve an overall 3.6 percent
increase in the standard double-room and board rates to allow the university to keep pace with
changing student needs and to continue its Residence Hall Renewal Plan for the Kent Campus.
The plan was set in motion in 2000 to build six new residence halls and rebuild, renovate and
update all other residence facilities. The increases are effective fall semester 2005.

Trustees noted that the increases will allow the university to continue operating its residence and
dining programs on a self-sufficient basis while keeping room and board affordable for students
and their families. The increases are expected to leave Kent State’s room and board rate the
second lowest among the state’s residential campuses.

Under the new rates, a standard double-occupancy room and a full meal plan will be $3,320 a
semester, an increase of $115 from the current rate of $3,205. Specifically, a typical double room
will increase $75 a semester, from $1,945 to $2,020, and the basic board plan will increase $40
per semester, from $1,260 to $1,300. Similar increases were instituted for other residential
options, which include single and quad rooms, and on-campus apartments, and three other board
plans.

                                       Resolution 2005-11

                             INCREASE IN ROOM AND BOARD

         WHEREAS, it is the intent of the University to operate its Residence and Dining
         programs on a self-sufficient basis while keeping the prices for these services at
         an affordable level; and

         WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Kent State University Board of Trustees to limit
         increases in Room and Board to the lowest amount required to meet operating and
         facility needs; and
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         WHEREAS, in keeping with the long-term financial plan developed in
         conjunction with the facility renewal program, but in an effort to slow the rising
         costs for students, it is recommended that the standard double room be increased
         by 4% and board rates be increased by 3%, resulting in a combined increase in the
         standard room and board rate of 3.6%; now, therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kent State University Board of Trustees hereby
         approves the attached Schedule of Residence Hall Room and Board rates for
         2005-2006, with the Allerton Apartment rates to be effective September 1, 2005,
         and all other rates to be effective Fall Semester 2005.

         INCREASE IN PRICE OF STUDENT PARKING PERMITS AND PARKING FINES

Vice President Creamer presented the next item of business—proposed increases in the Kent
Campus parking rates for students and fines for campus parking violations. The changes are
effective July 1, 2005 (the start of fiscal year 2006) and continue through fiscal year 2007
(ending June 30, 2007).

The changes were reviewed and endorsed by the university’s Parking Services Advisory
Committee, which took into account the fact that the Parking Services unit, which is responsible
for providing, managing and maintaining parking on the Kent Campus, is funded solely through
parking fees and fines. The amount of revenue generated by fees and fines has not been
sufficient for making needed repairs to aging lots or adding new spaces to meet the demands
associated with Kent State’s steady enrollment growth, especially given rising asphalt prices and
record costs for snow and ice removal in recent years.

Dr. Creamer stated that the student parking rate increases vary according to which of several on-
and off-campus parking options is chosen. For example, students who now pay $120 per
academic year (or $65 per semester) to park in lots closest to academic buildings will pay $140
per year (or $75 per semester) during the 2005 academic year and $150 per year (or $80 per
semester) during academic year 2006.

Changes in parking fines include an increase from $10 to $15 per ticket for up to two parking
violations; an increase from $50 to $100 for unauthorized parking in a handicap parking spot;
and an increase from $50 to $100 for displaying an altered or counterfeit permit.

                                        Resolution 2005-12

                       INCREASE IN THE PRICE OF STUDENT PARKING
                              PERMITS AND PARKING FINES

         WHEREAS, Parking Services on the Kent Campus is operated as an auxiliary
         enterprise responsible for funding the full cost of all campus parking through fees
         and fines assessed to students, employees, and visitors; and
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         WHEREAS, costs and repairs have increased significantly in the last year due to
         severe weather conditions and the higher cost of materials and services like
         asphalt; and

         WHEREAS, the proposed increase in permits and fines have been discussed with
         and endorsed by the Parking Services advisory committee; now, therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kent State University Board of Trustees adopts the
         new student permit and parking fines as presented in the accompanying schedules.

         KENT STATE UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITY LOAN

Vice President Creamer reported that as a result of declining state support for higher education,
rising tuition and slow growth in state and federal student financial aid, the Board is being asked
to approve the creation of a university-operated loan program to help students remain in school
who might otherwise leave the university for financial reasons. If approved, the Kent
Opportunity Loan Program will be available to help eligible students starting fall semester 2005.

Trustees noted that the new program is unique in Ohio and nationwide, since historically
universities have not provided loan support from their own assets, with the exception of small,
short-term emergency loans.

The new program was launched with an initial $3.5 million pool for making low-interest loans of
up to 20 percent of the current year’s tuition to students who have demonstrated the ability to be
successful academically but have been unable to secure enough loan funding from other
available grant and loan sources to meet the cost of tuition, room and board. Specifically,
students must have earned at least 24 credit hours and must have a minimum cumulative grade-
point average of 2.5 to be eligible for a Kent Opportunity Loan. Trustees noted that the history
of other student-loan programs shows that students who remain in school and graduate are good
risks for repaying their loans.

Students who receive the loans will be required to repay the loans over a 10-year period
beginning six months after graduating or six months after not enrolling for at least six credit
hours at the university. Interest will accrue on the loans at a rate of Libor (the London Interbank
Offered Rate, used as a base index for setting the rates of some mortgages and other adjustable-
rate financial instruments) plus 3 percent.

Kent State, which will serve as the guarantor for the outstanding loans, chose Key Bank as the
lender for the program after a proposal solicitation and review process. The university will
establish a fund with Key Bank totaling 20 percent of the outstanding principal.

ACTION: Mr. Cowan recommended removing the KSU Opportunity Loan from the
consent agenda and voting on it separately.
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         GOLF TRAINING FACILITY

Vice President Creamer presented the recommendation that the Board approve the construction
of a golf training facility and driving range at the Kent State University Golf Course, which is
located near the Kent Campus on State Route 59.

Trustees noted that no state funds or tuition dollars are being used for the project, which has been
made possible through private gifts and athletics department funds totaling $1.4 million.

The project, which is scheduled for completion by the start of fall semester 2006, will begin this
summer with construction of a driving range with covered tee-off areas. This first phase of the
project will be followed by construction of a one-story training facility that houses indoor putting
greens, a team room, meeting and office areas, and locker rooms.

Kent State’s men’s golf team, which produced 2003 British Open Champion Ben Curtis, has won
the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship 14 times, including 11 times in the last 13
years. The women’s golf team has won five MAC championship titles since becoming a varsity
program in 1998.

                                       Resolution 2005-14

                      GOLF TRAINING FACILITY AND DRIVING RANGE

         WHEREAS, gift-giving and local funds in the amount of $1,400,000 have been
         pledged and will be used for the construction of the Golf Training Facility and
         Driving Range at the Kent State University Golf Course; and

         WHEREAS, this project will create a new one-story training facility which will
         include indoor putting greens, team room, meeting and office areas, and locker
         rooms; and

         WHEREAS, the design, bidding, and construction of the project will follow all
         state laws and regulations; now, therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kent State University Board of Trustees hereby
         authorizes the Vice President for Administration to proceed with this project in
         accordance with University Policy 3342-7-23.

         PRENTICE, VERDER AND DUNBAR HALLS SHOWER ROOM RENOVATIONS

Vice President Creamer introduced the proposed shower room renovations for Prentice, Verder,
and Dunbar halls. The projects are intended to address maintenance and repair issues for
bathrooms that are nearly 50 years old. He further explained that the design would also provide
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improved privacy and better respond to the needs of today’s students. The projects are to be
completed this summer.

                                       Resolution 2005-15

                            PRENTICE, VERDER AND DUNBAR HALLS
                                SHOWER ROOM RENOVATIONS

         WHEREAS, preserving a quality residential environment is a priority for Kent
         State University; and

         WHEREAS, major repairs will continue to be necessary for many of the aging
         residential facilities; and

         WHEREAS, local residence hall funds in the amount of $940,000 will be used for
         the partial renovation of the community shower rooms in Prentice, Verder and
         Dunbar Halls with these improvements helping to extend the life of these
         buildings; and

         WHEREAS, the design, bidding, and construction of this project will follow all
         state laws and regulations; now, therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kent State University Board of Trustees hereby
         authorizes the Vice President for Administration to proceed with this project in
         accordance with University Policy 3342-7-23.


         STARK CAMPUS PARKING LOT

Vice President Creamer discussed the proposed expansion and improvements to a Stark Campus
parking lot. The proposed project will involve the paving and an addition to an existing lot
improving the parking available on the campus. The project is to be completed this summer and
be available for the fall semester.

                                       Resolution 2005-16

                            STARK CAMPUS STUDENT PARKING LOT

         WHEREAS, capital funds (H.B. 16) in the amount of $162,076 and local funds in
         the amount of $122,924, for a total project cost of $285,000, will be used for the
         Stark Campus Student Parking Lot project; and

         WHEREAS, this project will enhance and expand the existing gravel parking lot
         located adjacent to Loop Road, southeast of Main Hall; and
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         WHEREAS, the design, bidding, and construction of the project will follow all
         state laws and regulations; now, therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kent State University Board of Trustees hereby
         authorizes the Vice President for Administration to proceed with this project in
         accordance with University Policy 3342-7-23.


         STADIUM SPORTS COMPLEX, TURF REPLACEMENT AND NEW FIELD HOCKEY
         FACILITY

Vice President Creamer stated that the Board is being asked to approve improvements to
athletics facilities at the university’s Stadium Sports Complex on the Kent Campus. The project
will feature the construction of a field hockey field on a site north of Dix Stadium and east of the
Field House, and the replacement of the artificial turf at the football stadium.

Trustees noted that the project has been made possible through private gifts and athletics
department funds totaling $1.65 million.

The Golden Flash field hockey team, which has won five regular-season Mid-American
Conference (MAC) championships, seven MAC titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament
each of the last five seasons, currently uses the Dix Stadium field for practice and competition,
although the field is not designed or desirable for playing field hockey. Further, the artificial turf
in Dix Stadium is approaching the end of its useful life and will be replaced with a new turf
system that meets MAC standards for football.

Available funds for the new field will allow natural turf practice fields to be improved with sub-
drainage through field irrigations, installation of artificial turf, some fencing, a scoreboard and
spectator pathways and seating areas.

As additional private donations are received, the field hockey field will be encircled with a fence
for security and the front of the facility will be enhanced to serve as a “feature” gateway. Long-
term plans include permanent stands for 500 spectators, a press box and field lighting for night
play.

                                        Resolution 2005-17

                          STADIUM SPORTS COMPLEX
               TURF REPLACEMENT AND NEW FIELD HOCKEY FACILITY

         WHEREAS, Kent State University Foundation pledges and local funds provided
         by Intercollegiate Athletics totaling $1,650,000 have been assembled for the
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         purpose of funding improvements to athletic facilities at the University’s Stadium
         Sports Complex; and

         WHEREAS, the proposed projects include the construction of a new field hockey
         field on a site north of Dix Stadium and the replacement of the artificial turf at the
         football stadium; and

         WHEREAS, the design, bidding, and construction of these projects will follow all
         state laws and regulations; now, therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kent State University Board of Trustees hereby
         authorizes the Vice President for Administration to proceed with this project in
         accordance with University Policy 3342-7-23.

ACTION: There were no objections to placing the remaining Finance Action Items on the
consent agenda.


KSU OPPORTUNITY LOAN

Mr. Cowan returned to consideration of the Kent State University Opportunity Loan, the single
item that had been removed from the consent agenda. There was extensive discussion regarding
whether the annual maximum amount that a student could borrow under the program should be
set at a flat rate, as initially proposed, or as a percentage of tuition costs. It was agreed that the
percentage rate, subsequently calculated at up to 20 percent of the current year’s tuition, would
be the best approach given variations in tuition rates for Ohio and out-of-state students and
changes in these rates over time that would require adjustments in a flat amount.

                                         Resolution 2005-13

                      KENT STATE UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITY LOANS


         WHEREAS, the combined effect of declining state support, rising tuition and
         slow growth in federal and state student financial aid is creating difficult financial
         challenges for many students and their families; and

         WHEREAS, some academically successful students are unable to even secure the
         amount of student loans required for them to remain in school given their credit
         situation; and

         WHEREAS, such students if they remain in school are much more likely to repay
         any previous debt as well as the additional debt not currently available to them;
         and
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         WHEREAS, historically Kent State University and other universities have not
         provided any loan support from their own assets except for short-term emergency
         loans; and

         WHEREAS, student retention is being negatively affected by the absence of these
         “last dollar loans” especially for students with significant financial need; now,
         therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kent State University Board of Trustees approves
         the loan guarantee proposal referred to as the “Kent Opportunity Loan” as
         recommended to be available Fall Semester 2005 except that the maximum loan
         amount available each semester shall be 20% of the total tuition and surcharge
         assessed the student.


ACTION: Mr. Mullin moved, seconded by Mr. Tucker, that the Kent State University
Opportunity Loan be approved as amended. There were no objections. The motion passed.

ACTION: Mr. Mullin moved, seconded by Mr. Tucker, that the consent agenda be
approved. There were no objections. The motion passed.


INFORMATION ITEMS

         REVISION OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES MAJOR WITHIN THE BACHELOR OF
         ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM

Dr. Gaston presented the first information item—revisions in the Latin American Studies Major.
He noted that this program is a popular choice as a second major and the changes will make it
easier for students to work this coursework into their program.

         REPORT FROM REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

Vice President Book provided a quarterly update on the efforts of the new Division of Regional
Development, which has been working in close and energetic partnership with Academic Affairs
and others in the University, in five broad areas: the scholarship of engagement, business plan
development, continuing to build the regional development team, focusing on corporate and
community services, and building new strategic external partnerships.

Dr. Book reported that the University held an all-faculty conference on March 4 sponsored by
the Provost, Regional Development, and the Faculty Senate to undertake the process of
considering how the academic culture would need to change its thinking about how faculty work
is valued if Kent State truly is to enhance its engagement with the needs of Northeast Ohio. In
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addition, the Faculty Senate Professional Standards Committee is considering revisions to
institutional policies regarding tenure, reappointment and promotion to recognize the scholarship
of engagement. In May, Dean David England of the College and Graduate School of Education
and Dean Marlene Dorsey of the College of Continuing Studies will represent Kent State at an
invitational conference on the engaged institution at Michigan State University.

Dr. Book reported that a draft business plan for regional development has been presented to the
executive officers. The plan—which was based on broad input including a deans’ retreat and
subsequent follow-up, extensive market research and consultation within the region—remains
under construction as new program ideas and market assessments emerge. She reported that a
new, expanded set of revenue-sharing methodologies have been developed and widely discussed
and disseminated among colleges and campuses.

She described results of an extensive market opportunity analysis for Northeast Ohio, which
boasts more than 4 million people, a 1.8-million member workforce, and an economy ranking
12th in size in the nation. Given the region’s occupational profile and Kent State capabilities, the
most promising program opportunities lie in four major sectors: business, health, education and
technology, she noted. Of particular promise is further development of online education, which
serves a growing portion of the adult student market.

Several realignments have occurred with in the division to increase effectiveness and efficiency
including integration of sales and marketing strategies and customer databases and enhancing the
unit’s internal market research capacity. She noted the recent appointment of K. Marie David as
Director of Outreach Marketing, who came to Kent State from National City Bank in Cleveland
where she served as Vice President for Marketing serving small business clients in a seven- state
region. Amy Lane of the Stark Campus has assumed additional system-wide responsibilies and
vacant Workforce Development and Continuing Director positions at Ashtabula and Geauga
campuses were filled, providing a fully staffed outreach effort at each campus. She cited several
other internal actions including the hiring of KSU alumna Wanda Thomas as the new dean for
the Kent State Trumbull Campus. The search for dean of the Stark Campus is now in its final
stages.

Dr. Book cited many collaborative efforts, a few of which are cited here. Kent State will be
working as part of a broad-based regional coalition on the “Voices and Choices” project, a $3-
million effort funded by the Fund for Our Economic Future. Kent State’s contributions will
include: defining subregions and hosting subregional dialogues, developing the media strategy
and online dialogue with WKSU, and consulting on regional economic development content.
Kent State recently finalized a memorandum of understanding with JumpStart, Inc., which will
build, support and educate the networks needed to promote an entrepreneurial economy.
This unique strategic partnership gives JumpStart access to Kent State networks and resources
region wide. The division, among other initiatives, has been working with BioEnterprise to
assess the workforce training needs of the region’s 360 bioscience companies and has stepped up
marketing of the University’s NEOBeam electron beam facility and services and certificate and
degree programs through PolymerOhio.
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         AUDIT COMMITTEE CHARTER AND RISK REVIEW

Vice President Creamer reported that a high-level risk review has been commissioned since the
Board’s last meeting. The contract was awarded to Aon Corporation and the review should be
completed later this spring. A presentation to the Audit Committee is expected to occur at the
first meeting of the next academic year.

Dr. Creamer also informed trustees that PricewaterhouseCoopers would meet with the Finance
and Administration Committee at the May meeting to review this year’s audit plan. Work
continues on charters for all board committees, he noted, adding his recommendation that the
initial membership of the Audit Committee for 2005-06 be the same as the Finance and
Administration Committee.

         REPORT ON INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE

Dr. Creamer informed the Board that the third quarter report on investment performance was not
yet available and would be provided at the next meeting. He also reported that, following the
investment policy changes approved in January, the administration is conducting a national
search for an investment consultant. A recommendation regarding this important service would
be presented at the May meeting, he noted.

         REPORT OF EXPENDITURES

Dr. Creamer explained that the expenditure report provided for the meeting was routine. The
University is operating within the approved budget and there are no issues to report.

         REPORT OF CAPITAL PROJECTS

Dr. Creamer explained that many capital projects had been completed and others were still in the
early stages of design or construction. He noted that Kent Hall and improvements to Schoonover
Stadium were nearing completion, with Kent Hall now being occupied and spring games
occurring at Schoonover Field. Dr. Cartwright reminded the Board of Trustees that the
renovation of Franklin Hall, the new home of the School of Journalism and Mass
Communication, is scheduled to begin later this summer.


NEW BUSINESS

         REAPPOINTMENT TO NEOUCOM BOARD
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Mr. Cowan presented the recommendation that Trustee Schubert be reappointed to serve as the
Board of Trustees’ representative on the Board of Trustees of the Northeastern Ohio Universities
College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), a consortium of Kent State, the University of Akron and
Youngstown State University. Mr. Schubert, who will complete a six-year term on the
NEOUCOM board on May 1, 2005, has agreed to continue to serve in this capacity through the
balance of his term as a Kent State trustee. Mr. Cowan commended Mr. Schubert for making
many valuable contributions as the Board’s representative to the medical school including his
service on the search committee that recruited President Lois Nora and major initiatives such as
diversification of the student body, academic program review, and increased program
collaboration with the partner institutions.

Mr. Schubert reported that he has thoroughly enjoyed this assignment. He cited several
accomplishments of which he is particularly proud including a trustee-funded scholarship fund
for increasing diversity and efforts to increase both the qualifications of entering students and the
total student enrollment. It was suggested that a visit to NEOUCOM be scheduled at some
future date for University trustees, in order to give all trustees the opportunity to tour the campus.

                                        Resolution 2005-18

         RE-APPOINTMENT OF JAMES R. SCHUBERT AS TRUSTEE MEMBER
                 TO THE NORTHEASTERN OHIO UNIVERSITIES
                 COLLEGE OF MEDICINE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

         WHEREAS, the Kent State University Board of Trustees has the responsibility to
         appoint a member to the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
         Board of Trustees; and

         WHEREAS, James R. Schubert was appointed to this position on May 6, 1999 for
         a six-year term ending May 1, 2005;

         WHEREAS, Mr. Schubert has made valuable contributions in this role and has
         expressed a desire to continue to serve in this capacity through the balance of his
         term as a University Trustee; now therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, by the Kent State University Board of Trustees that James R.
         Schubert be re-appointed as Kent State University Board of Trustees’ member of
         the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Board of Trustees
         beginning May 2, 2005 and ending May 1, 2007.

ACTION: Mr. Tucker moved, seconded by Mrs. Woods, that Mr. Schubert be reappointed
to the NEOUCOM Board of Trustees. There were no objections. The motion passed.

         APPOINTMENT TO NETO BOARD
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President Cartwright recommended that two Northeast Ohio leaders—Kevin Keough and Chad
Smith—be appointed as additional community representatives to the board of the Northeastern
Education Television of Ohio, Inc. (NETO). This collaborative efforts joins Kent State,
University of Akron and Youngstown State universities. In order to increase community input in
the leadership and development of this public television consortium, the board recommended
that each of the three partner institutions appoint two additional non-institutional representatives.
The board currently is composed of the three university presidents, three university staff
members, and one community member from each institution.

                                        Resolution 2005-19

                APPOINTMENTS OF KEVIN KEOGH AND CHAD SMITH
            AS KENT STATE UNIVERSITY NON-INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS
           TO NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.
                         (NETO) BOARD OF DIRECTORS

         WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of Northeastern Educational Television of
         Ohio, Inc. (NETO) has elected to expand community participation in governance;
         and

         WHEREAS, to fulfill this objective the Board has asked each of three constituent
         universities—Kent State University, University of Akron, and Youngstown State
         University—to appoint two additional non-institutional members; and

         WHEREAS, the Board has identified two individuals with distinguished records
         of community service and civic engagement who are willing to represent Kent
         State in this important regional collaboration; and

         WHEREAS, Kevin Keogh is senior vice president of FirstEnergy Corp. and is
         active in many civic organizations through the Northeast Ohio region; and

         WHEREAS, Chad Smith is president of Signa StorTech Systems, Inc., and whose
         community leadership roles including his newly elected position as president of
         the board of Leadership Stark County; and

         WHEREAS, Mr. Keogh and Mr. Smith are willing to serve as the Kent State
         University non-institutional members on the NETO Board of Directors; now,
         therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Trustees of Kent State University that Kevin
         Keogh and Chad Smith be appointed non-institutional members of the
         Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, Inc. Board of Directors.
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ACTION: Mrs. Woods moved, seconded by Mr. Schubert, that Kevin Keough and Chad
Smith be appointed to the NETO Board of Directors. There were no objections. The
motion passed.


         HONORARY DEGREES

Mr. Mullin read the resolution for Sandra Pianalto, president of Federal Reserve Bank of
Cleveland.

                                     Resolution 2005-20

      CONFERRAL OF HONORARY DEGREE UPON SANDRA PIANALTO

         WHEREAS, Sandra Pianalto is an exceptional leader, scholar and public servant
         who plays a continuing and critical role in determining the course of our nation’s
         economy; and

         WHEREAS, her distinguished career in finance began in the nation’s capital,
         where she served on the staffs of the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of
         Representatives and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors; and

         WHEREAS, Ms. Pianalto joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, one of
         the 12 regional banks that comprise America’s central banking system, in 1983 as
         an economist and advanced steadily through its ranks as assistant vice president of
         public affairs, vice president and secretary to the board of directors and first vice
         president and chief operating officer; and

         WHEREAS, she was named president and chief executive officer in 2003, a
         critical leadership position through which she impacts monetary policy for the
         region in particular and the United States in general; and

         WHEREAS, she now is one of the most influential people in the nation affecting
         monetary policy through her recent selection to the Federal Reserve Bank’s
         primary monetary policy-making body, the Federal Open Market Committee,
         which reviews the nation’s economic and financial conditions, determines the
         appropriate stance of monetary policy, and assesses risks to the Federal Reserve’s
         long-term goals of price stability and sustainable economic growth; and

         WHEREAS, in addition to her leadership role on the national scene Ms. Pianalto
         has maintained a major and active presence in the Northeast Ohio community,
         serving on the boards of the United Way Services of Cleveland, the Greater
         Cleveland Roundtable, the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education,
         Leadership Cleveland, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Greater
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         Cleveland Growth Association, Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation, the
         Fifty Club, and other memberships, affiliations, and recognitions too numerous to
         cite here; now, therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Trustees of Kent State University, upon the
         recommendation of the Citation and Recognition Committee, with the full
         concurrence of the President, that the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters,
         Honoris Causa, be conferred upon Sandra Pianalto for her superb leadership in
         fiscal policy making and in civic and educational concerns throughout Northeast
         Ohio.

ACTION: Mr.Tucker moved, seconded by Mr. Mullin that the degree of Doctor of
Humane Letters be conferred upon Sandra Pianalto. There were no objections. The
motion passed.

Mrs. Dragomier read the resolutions for Ralph and Mary Regula. She commented that
Congressman Regula is being recognized for his “distinguished contributions to the citizens of
Ohio and the United States” during a career in public service that spans more than four decades
and features a remarkable 16 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Ohio’s
16th District. In the current 109th Congress, he continues as chairman of the Labor, Health and
Human Services and Education subcommittee and as vice chairman of the full committee.

Mrs. Dragomier also noted Ralph Regula's commitment to improving education and his effective
advocacy for Kent State University, which includes his successful efforts to secure funding for
the establishment of the Institute for Library Information Literacy Education, which helps K-12
teachers and their students learn better ways to use library resources and information technology.

Mrs. Dragomier noted Mrs. Regula’s distinguished service to her community and the nation
through her dedication to education, involvement in numerous volunteer activities and her
inspirational and historical programs. A member of the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame, Mary
Regula is best known as the founder of the National First Ladies’ Library.

                                       Resolution 2005-21

                            CONFERRAL OF HONORARY DEGREE UPON
                                     RALPH S. REGULA

         WHEREAS, Ralph S. Regula has had a remarkable legislative career spanning
         more than four decades and touching virtually every aspect of life in Northeast
         Ohio; and

         WHEREAS, his ground-breaking leadership in the Ohio General Assembly from
         1965 to 1972 included legislation creating the Northeast Ohio Universities
         College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) and the Ohio Environmental Protection
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         Agency and setting aside public land that would under his leadership in
         Washington become the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio and Erie
         Canal Heritage Corridor; and

         WHEREAS, Mr. Regula has served Ohio’s 16th Congressional District with
         distinction since 1973, serving as a member since 1974 and now Vice Chairman
         of the influential House Appropriations Committee, which determines funding
         levels for all federal programs, and leading the House Interior Appropriations
         Subcommittee from 1995 to 2001, in which he advanced the cause of national
         parks and research efforts in clean coal technology; and

         WHEREAS, Mr. Regula has been recognized by national organizations far too
         numerous to cite here for eminence in public service, particularly as an advocate
         for education, libraries, literacy and historical preservation in partnership with his
         wife Mary; and

         WHEREAS, Mr. Regula has made far-reaching contributions to Kent State
         University through his success in securing funding for major academic initiatives,
         including establishment of the Institute for Library Information Literacy
         Education (ILILE), a landmark partnership among the College and Graduate
         School of Education, the School of Library and Information Science, and
         Libraries and Media Services; establishment and operation of the GED Scholars
         Initiative, a unique program that helps GED recipients to succeed in higher
         education; and creation of the 3-D Classroom in Williams Hall that enables
         students and researchers to study biological and chemical structures in three
         dimensions; now, therefore,

         BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Trustees of Kent State University, upon the
         recommendation of the Citation and Recognition Committee, with the full
         concurrence of the President, hereby approves that the degree of Doctor of
         Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, be conferred upon Ralph S. Regula for his
         distinguished service to the citizens of Ohio and to the nation and wishes him
         continued success.

                                         Resolution 2005-22

                            CONFERRAL OF HONORARY DEGREE UPON
                                       MARY REGULA

         WHEREAS, Mary Regula has had a highly successful and varied career as
         schoolteacher, Congressional spouse, mother, community activist, and champion
         for the contributions of women to American history and to contemporary society;
         and
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         WHEREAS, both as a working partner to her husband, U.S. Representative Ralph
         Regula, for more than four decades and in her own right, she has distinguished
         herself in service to her community and to the nation, particularly as an advocate
         for education, libraries, literacy and historical preservation; and

         WHEREAS, in the 1960s Mrs. Regula recognized the need for a separate facility
         honoring all the nation’s First Ladies and devoted much of her time and
         considerable talents over the next 30 years toward achieving this goal, which was
         realized with the opening of the National First Ladies’ Library in Canton, Ohio, in
         1998; and

         WHEREAS, Mrs. Regula’s vision, inspiring leadership, gift for fundraising, and
         tireless promotion of this cause has produced an institution of national
         significance, recognizing women’s central role in American history, serving as a
         worldwide resource for research and scholarship, and providing a model for
         educational excellence by contributing practical lesson plans for inclusion in the
         school curriculum; and

         WHEREAS, Mrs. Regula exemplifies a unique set of qualities, all of which are
         embedded in the four strategic principles that guide Kent State University—she
         has encouraged innovation in learning, she has focused on those who can be best
         served by the Library, she has engaged the world beyond her community, and she
         has built relationships around the country and the world that have fostered
         success; now therefore

         BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Trustees of Kent State University, upon the
         recommendation of the Citation and Recognition Committee, with the full
         concurrence of the President, hereby approves that the degree of Doctor of
         Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, be conferred upon Mary Regula for her
         distinguished service to the citizens of Ohio and to the nation and wishes her
         continued success.

ACTION: Ms. Harbrecht moved, seconded by Mr. Tucker that the degree of Doctor of
Humane Letters be conferred upon Ralph Regula. There were no objections. The motion
passed.

ACTION: Ms. Harbrecht moved, seconded by Mr. Schubert that the degree of Doctor of
Humane Letters be conferred upon Mary Regula. There were no objections. The motion
passed.

         APPOINTMENT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE

As the final item of new business, Chairman Cowan announced the appointment of the
Nominating Committee, which will issue its recommendations for 2005-06 officers, at the
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Board’s May 26 meeting. The committee membership will be Trustees Dragomier (chair),
Schubert, and Tucker.

In closing, President Cartwright thanked Trustee Jenkins for his generous support of renovations
to the new academic support center for Intercollegiate Athletics, which was dedicated recently.
She noted that private support is essential to the University’s ability to support and maintain its
excellent athletic programs, especially in light of the fiscal constraints facing higher education.
Mr. Jenkins reflected that Kent State University has a wonderful story to tell in terms of the
academic success of its athletes, as evidenced by the fact that both grade-point averages and
graduation rates for student athletes are higher than the averages for the student body as a whole.
He encouraged the University administration to continue to publicly promote these positive
messages about athletics, especially since the press often chooses to ignore the many and
compelling good news stories about athletes and the role participation has in future success.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Cowan announced that the Board has a need to go into Executive Session for the purposes of
collective bargaining, in accordance with Chapter 121.22, Section G of the Ohio Revised Code.

Mr. Cowan estimated the time of Executive Session would be approximately 20 minutes. The
Board adjourned into Executive Session at 10:50 a.m.

ACTION: Mr. Tucker, seconded by Mr. Schubert, that the Board adjourn into Executive
Session. The roll was called and the vote was unanimous.

The Board reconvened into regular session at 11:19 a.m.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion duly made and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

				
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