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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
following persons were also in attendance: Mr. Donald K. Coe, director, University Office of Public Affairs; Mr. Kirk Hard, executive assistant to the president of the University; and Mr. R. C. Wicklund, associate secretary.
President Calder, referring to Section Two of the Open Meetings Act, stated: "A motion is now in order to hold an executive session to consider information regarding the appointment, employment, or dismissal of employees or officers, to discuss pending, probable, or imminent litigation, the acquisition of real property, to discuss campus security, and to receive legal advice from counsel." The motion was made by Dr. Gindorf and approved by the following vote: Aye, Dr. Bacon, Mrs. Calder, Dr. Gindorf, Mr. Grabowski, Mrs. Gravenhorst, Mr. Lamont, Ms. Lopez, Ms. Reese; no, none; absent, Mr. Boyle, Governor Edgar. (The student advisory vote was: Aye, Ms. Huff, Mr. Riley; no, none.)
Report from University Counsel
Nunez v. Ratanaproek Mr. Higgins reported to the board on this case which involved a patient at the University of Illinois Hospital who had underwent a tracheotomy procedure at the hospital after which her condition was not properly monitored and that she was found to be in a state of respiratory arrest with a mucous plug in the tracheotomy tube. As a result of this respiratory arrest, Ms. Nunez suffered severe and permanent brain damage and survives in a semicomatose state. Inasmuch as the plaintiff is asking for a settlement of $6.0 million, Mr. Higgins stated that it would be necessary to go to trial. Discussion followed about insurance coverage and Mr. Higgins noted that he would return for settlement authorization if further discussions with the plaintiff lead to such a recommendation.
Personnel Searches, Chicago Campus
Chancellor Stukel reported on the progress of several searches. He indicated that the search for a vice chancellor for administration and human resources was at the stage of interviewing candidates. The chancellor told the board that he hoped to bring a recommendation for appointment to them at their September 1993 meeting. In addition, Chancellor Stukel noted that the search for a director of the University of Illinois Hospital is proceeding and the search
1 On Thursday, July 8, the trustees met with the general officers in a retreat at the Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building on the Urbana campus. T h e program was devoted to a variety of presentations and discussions that concerned future planning for the University and sources of funding for these plans. (The program, schedule, and other documents are filed with the secretary of the board for record.)