Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Naming of the CCDC-Collins Memorial Woods, Urbana
(15) On November 14, 1991, the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a fourteen-acre woodland site in St. Joseph Township, Champaign County, from the CCDC Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that has interest in the conservation of land in Champaign County. The site is designated for use by departments in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Agriculture for research on ecological issues. It was sold to the University at a price substantially below the Foundation's cost of purchase with the agreement that the University would "maintain the premises in a natural wooded state, keep the premises open to the public, and place a plaque on the premises in memory of CCDC Foundation donors." The CCDC Foundation had purchased the tract with money from the Collins Memorial Fund, a fund provided to CCDC by the late Mrs. Zelda E. Collins in honor of her deceased husband, Guy Richard Collins. The officers and the board of the CCDC Foundation have now requested that the tract be named the CCDC-Collins Memorial Woods in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Collins.1 The chancellor at Urbana concurs with this request. I recommend approval.
On motion of Ms. Reese, this recommendation was approved. Establishment of Quasi-Endowment, Chicago (Ruth M. French Estate)
(16) Ruth M. French2 died on April 4, 1987, leaving a will naming the University of Illinois as beneficiary of approximately $140,000 in her estate. The monies will be used to support faculty development at $20,000; to endow the Ruth French Memorial Lecture Fund at $40,000; to provide student scholarships at $40,000; and to purchase departmental equipment at $40,000 in the College of Associated Health Professions. The interim dean of the College of Associated Health Professions has proposed the establishment of a quasi-endowment with $20,000 of the funds from the French estate. The income would be used to support faculty development activities in accordance with the terms of the bequest. The chancellor at Chicago and the vice president for business and finance have recommended the establishment of the quasi-endowment for the purposes described. I concur.
On motion of Ms. Reese, this recommendation was approved. Establishment of Quasi-Endowment, Chicago (Carson K. Gabriel Trust)
(17) The estate of Carson K. Gabriel3 established a trust for the lifetime benefit of his son Charles Gabriel, which designated the University of Illinois as the remainder
1 Guy Richard Collins was born on October 10, 1877, in Mansfield, Illinois; on January 15, 1908, he married Zelda E. Clark, who was born in Canton, Illinois, on September 4, 1889. For about twentv-five years, Mr. and Mrs. Collins farmed in Canada; they then returned to Illinois to farm in tne Mansfield area. Mr. Collins, who was a member of the University of Illinois Class of 1901 (B.S., mechanical engineering), died on May 22, 1965; Mrs. Collins died on May 9, 1978. In addition to establishing the Collins Memorial Fund with the CCDC Foundation, in her will Mrs. Collins provided for the endowment of a scholarship in memory of Guy Richard Collins for students in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the College of Engineering at Urbana. 2 Ruth M. French was professor emerita, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Associated Health Professions, 1966-84. She retired in 1984 and served as head of the department, 1966-72; assistant dean, College of Associated Health Professions, 1972-74; and associate dean for academic affairs, 1974-84. 3 Carson K. Gabriel earned an M.D. degree in medicine from the University of Illinois Professional Colleges (now University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine) in 1920.