Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
report from Dr. R. K. Dieter Haussmann, vice chancellor for health services, Chicago. He summarized a plan for transferring certain research and education programs from the Illinois Department of Mental Health to the Chicago campus. Further, he discussed a proposal for a major new marketing program for the hospital. The board reconvened in regular session at 11 a.m.
The secretary presented for approval the press proofs of the minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings of September 9-10, and October 7, 1993, copies of which had previously been sent to the board. On motion of Mr. Lamont, these minutes were approved.
REPORT FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FOUNDATION
President Ikenberry introduced Dr. B. A. Nugent for a brief report to the board. The president noted in his introduction that the Foundation would be concentrating on raising funds to build the endowment of the University in the year ahead. Dr. Nugent told the board that the Foundation had reported a 13.8 percent increase in private giving over the previous year. He also noted that 36,000 alumni gave gifts and $23.3 million was pledged. The endowment grew by $22 million in the previous year and that within the past five years, the endowment has grown by 40 percent. He also briefed the board on plans for a new capital campaign.
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY
President Ikenberry recognized and introduced observers from the campus senates and from the University Senates Conference.1 President Ikenberry then reported to the board that several key collective bargaining agreements had been settled in the preceding two months, since the board last met. These included the AFSCME agreement in Urbana and the SEIU agreement in Chicago. These two agreements affect 4,000 University employees. The contracts include efforts to address parity issues in salary for these employees. Next, the president apprised the board of the activities underway and anticipated in advancing the University's budget through the steps required up until the adjournment of the legislature this year. He stressed that the first priority for this budget is a request for more funds for faculty and staff salaries. He noted that this is essential for retaining and attracting faculty of the type the University has and seeks. Related to this, President Ikenberry thanked the trustees for their
1 University Senates Conference: Steven E. Tozer, associate professor of educational policy studies and heaa of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Urbana-Champaijgn campus; Urbana-Champaign Senate Council: Ian Westbury, professor of curriculum and instruction; Chicago Senate: William Jones, assistant University librarian and associate professor, University Library.