Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
In addition to his role as spiritual advisor to the campus community, Monsignor Duncan has, for many years, also served as counselor, advisor and supporter to many members of the campus mens' basketball and football squads. In recognition of his long and useful service to the University community and especially its students, members of the Board of Trustees and the General Officers of the University hereby express their sincere thanks and grateful appreciation to Monsignor Edward Duncan for his dedication to the University and the people we serve.
All board members present asked that they all be identified as makers of this motion and gave unanimous approval. Ms. Reese then asked about an article that had appeared in Grain's Chicago Business concerning State-provided housing. Dr. Bazzani responded that he had testified before the State Auditor General on this and that the issue centered principally on the housing provided by the University for employees involved with the farms owned and operated by the University. He indicated that the Auditor General was satisfied with the University's arrangements. At this point, Ms. Reese asked to speak to agenda item number 10 — Procedures Governing Appearances Before the Board of Trustees. She noted that she thought the procedures would help the trustees little or not at all in understanding issues of concern to the public. She added that the time the trustees have together is very valuable and that she would prefer using this time to discuss policy matters. She asked that written comments be sent to the trustees instead of having public comment at a board meeting. Dr. Bacon commented that she thought that having speakers voice their concerns directly to the board would be useful and she reminded all that these procedures are being presented for a one-year trial period. Mr. Lamont asked if these procedures could be revoked once voted upon. The chair acknowledged that this would be possible. Mr. Lamont then raised a question about a particular purchase involving computing equipment that was a part of agenda item number 16 — Purchases. Dr. Bazzani and Mr. Anthony Aniello, associate vice president for administrative information systems and services, responded to Mr. Lamont's questions. Mr. Lamont questioned the fact that this purchase did not involve a bid.
The board considered the following reports and recommendations from the president of the University. By consensus, the board agreed that one vote would be taken and considered the vote on each agenda item nos. 1 through 9 inclusive. The recommendations were individually discussed but acted upon at one time. (The record of board action appears at the end of each item.)