Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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B O A R D OF T R U S T E E S
Trustee Bacon, 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, and to discuss campus security." The motion was made by Ms. Reese and approved by the following vote: Aye, Dr. Bacon, Mrs. Calder, Ms. Reese; no, none; absent, Mr. Boyle, Governor Edgar, Dr. Gindorf, Mr. Grabowski, Mrs. Gravenhorst, Mr. Lamont, Ms. Lopez.
Briefing from President Ikenberry
President Ikenberry briefed the members of the board present about the background of the candidate they were about to meet and interview.
Meeting with the Candidate
At 11:30 a.m., the candidate for the position of vice president for academic affairs was introduced by President Ikenberry to the trustees present.1 The trustees asked the candidate questions regarding interest in the position and in the University and asked for a description of relevant past experience. The candidate described previous experience in various ways and told how this experience related to the needs and characteristics of the University of Illinois. Topics receiving emphasis were: research programs, professional colleges, and undergraduate education. The board members asked about the candidate's experience with governing boards at other institutions. This was discussed and it was clear that the candidate's interactions with a University governing board had been fairly constant. Next, the trustees asked the candidate about various approaches to diversity on campus. A description followed of programs and efforts undertaken in previous assignments and currently. Luncheon was served at 12:15 p.m. in the meeting room and the board members continued their discussion with the candidate. This included more exchanges of ideas about undergraduate education, particularly teaching approaches. In addition, the trustees asked the candidate how one might learn to relate to the various publics that must be considered and to whom one must be ready to speak at the University of Illinois. At 1:20 p.m., the luncheon concluded.
The candidate was Dr. Sylvia Manning, who was later appointed vice president for academic