Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
University. He indicated that between this meeting and the next, the University would receive the governor's recommendation for the University budget for fiscal 1994. The president said that there was some hope that it might be augmented somewhat from the IBHE recommendation. Second, the president expressed to the board his pleasure in recommending to them the appointment of Dr. Michael Aiken as chancellor designate for the Urbana campus. He then thanked Chancellor Weir for six years of outstanding service in that role. Third, President Ikenberry asked Professor Jesse G. Delia who chaired the search committee for chancellor of the Urbana campus to stand to receive the appreciation of the board and the president for his efforts in this regard. Fourth, Ms. Reese asked the president to comment on the recommendation by a recent report concerning the organization of higher education, prepared by Lieutenant Governor Robert Kustra and the chairman of the board of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Arthur Quern, to transfer Sangamon State University, Springfield, to the University of Illinois system. President Ikenberry said he had personally advised the coauthors of the report that he recommended no change in the organization of higher education in the State. Further, he indicated that he had said that if Sangamon State is to be transferred to any other system it ought to be to the University of Illinois. He stressed that this is still in the discussion stage and that he hoped that no change would be made in the organization of university systems.
The secretary presented for approval the press proof of the minutes of the Board of Trustees meeting of July 8-9, 1992, copies of which had previously been sent to the board. On motion of Mr. Boyle, these minutes were approved.
Several items from the Special Order of Business associated with the Board of Trustees Annual Meeting, January 15, 1993, were carried over to this meeting for completion. The following matters were presented as Old Business to be completed at this meeting of the board.
Election of the Executive Committee
Mrs. Calder asked for nominations for the Executive Committee. Dr. Gindorf nominated Dr. Bacon and Mr. Grabowski to serve as members of the Executive Committee, with the president of the board as chair, ex officio. Mr. Lawless nominated Ms. Reese to serve as a member of the Executive Committee, with one other member and with the president of the board as chair, ex officio.