Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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.
Chair Boyle, 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 Ms. Reese and approved by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Boyle, Dr. Gindorf, Mr. Grabowski, Mrs. Gravenhorst, Mr. Lamont, Ms. Lopez, Ms. Reese; no, none; absent, Dr. Bacon, Mrs. Calder, Governor Edgar. (The student advisory vote was: Aye, Ms. Huff, Mr. Riley; no, none.)
Recommended Settlement, University Counsel
Cedeno v. Kolder Board of Trustees' authority is sought to settle this case for $2,500,000. The plaintiff alleges that the expectant patient's condition was not properly monitored, that fetal distress was not recognized in a timely manner, and that an emergency Caesarean section procedure was not carried out. This caused the minor plaintiff to have severe mental retardation, epilepsy, and spastic cerebral palsy. Formal action will be taken when the board convenes in open meeting.
Personnel Issues, Chicago
President Ikenberry asked Chancellor Stukel to report on the administrative searches underway at the Chicago campus. Dr. Stukel indicated that there were four finalists for the position of dean, College of Engineering, and that they would be interviewed in the next few weeks.
Personnel Issues, Urbana
Chancellor Aiken then reported on the status of six searches for administrators at the Urbana campus. All are in process and one may come to fruition by the time of the next board meeting.
1 Prior to meeting in executive session, the Committee on Finance and Audit met to receive apresentation from Mr. Dennis D. Spice, executive director, State Universities Retirement System. Tnis was a report of the current status of the retirement system as well as a prognosis of the system's stability in approximately 25 years. A discussion of pending legislation concerning funding the unfunded liability for the system ensued. T h e need for proper funding of the retirement system was stressea. In addition, Dr. Bazzani discussed recommended increases in student fees for Fiscal Year 1995. This included housing, health service, and other student fees.