Board of Trustees

Meeting Records


January 5, 2017

Agenda               Minutes                Meeting Materials


 April 6, 2017

Agenda              Minutes              Meeting Materials


 June 19, 2017

Agenda              Minutes               Meeting Materials


July 13, 2017

Agenda              Minutes               Meeting Materials


September 22, 2017

Agenda              Minutes               Meeting Materials


January 11, 2018

CANCELLED


 April 5, 2018

Agenda              Minutes               Meeting Materials


July 12, 2018

Agenda              Minutes               Meeting Materials


 September 21, 2018

Agenda           Minutes                Meeting Materials


January 10, 2019

Agenda              Minutes              Meeting Materials


April 4, 2019

Agenda               Minutes                Meeting Materials


 July 11, 2019

Agenda                Minutes               Meeting Materials


 September 20, 2019

Agenda                 Minutes                Meeting Materials


  January 9, 2020

Agenda                Minutes                Meeting Materials


  April 2, 2020

Agenda            Minutes                Meeting Materials


   July 31, 2020

Agenda               Minutes                Meeting Materials


  September 24, 2020

Agenda              Minutes                Meeting Materials


  January 14, 2021

Agenda              Minutes                Meeting Materials


April 1, 2021

Agenda              Minutes                Meeting Materials


July 8, 2021 (postponed, rescheduled Sept.  2, 2021)

CANCELLED


September 23, 2021

Agenda              Minutes                Meeting Materials


January 13, 2022

Agenda              Minutes                Meeting Materials


April 7, 2022

Agenda              Minutes                Meeting Materials


July 28, 2022

Agenda              Minutes                Meeting Materials


September 22, 2022

Agenda              Minutes                Meeting Materials


 Audits

2017 Audit

2018 Audit

2019 Audit

2020 Audit


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Board of Trustees Meetings

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Metroplex, Room 138
Committee meetings starting at 8:00 am, Board meeting following

 

Agenda

 

I. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Ken Hush, Laurie Labarca, Joe Norton, Sheryl Wohlford)

Ken Hush, Treasurer

Approval of Finance & Audit Committee Minutes – September 22, 2016                         F & A Minutes

Updates to WSU BOT on Endowed Funds                                                                               Attachment 1

History of BOT Owned Facilities Maintenance Quasi-Endowed Fund                                Attachment 2

Pooled Investment Returns                                                                                                       Attachment 3

Mill Levy Budget and Year to Date Revenue & Expenditures                                               Attachment 4

Operating Budget (B.O.T. Unrestricted)-Revenue & Expenditures                                       Attachment 5

 

II. WSIA & FACILITIES COMMITTEE

(Pierre Harter, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Cindy Schwan, Steve Packebush)

Pierre Harter, Vice-Chair

Approval of WSIA & Facilities Committee Minutes – September 22, 2016                        W & F Minutes

Glycol Make Up Tank Discussion – Andy Schlapp                                                                  Attachment 6-8

WSIA Fund Balance Report & Budget                                                                                        Attachment 9       

Strategic Review of Innovation Campus – John Tomblin

 

III. FULL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Sheryl Wohlford, Chair

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – September 22, 2016                                                 Board Minutes

Approval of Finance & Audit Committee Report

Approval of WSIA & Facilities Committee Report

 

IV. UNIVERSITY UPDATE – Dr. Bardo

 

V. AS MAY ARISE

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Woodman Alumni Center, Angle Room

Thursday, July 6, 2017 – Woodman Alumni Center, Angle Room (Discussion moving to July 13, 2017)

Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Woodman Alumni Center, Angle Room

 

Additional Dates

Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Fairmount Society Dinner, Marriott, 6:00 pm

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Board Meeting
Thursday, January 5, 2017, 9:17 am
138 Room, Metroplex

 In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Steve Packebush, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, Cindy Schwan, Ken Hush and Vernell Jackson.  Also present were John Bardo, Mert Buckley, John Tomblin, Susan Johnson and Andy Schlapp. 

Approval of Minutes

Wohlford asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the September 22, 2016 meeting.  Norton moved, Harter seconded and the motion passed.

Finance and Audit Committee Report

Hush asked for a motion to approve the report from the September 22, 2016 meeting.  Norton moved to accept the Finance and Audit Committee report, Harter seconded and the motion passed. 

WSIA and Facilities Committee Report

Harter moved to accept the WSIA and Facilities Committee report and approve funds for the Glycol Make Up Tank purchase for Woodman Alumni Center, Jackson seconded and the motion passed.

University Update

Bardo discussed enrollment with approval of in-state tuition for KC/MO area, the new VP’s for Student Affairs and VP of Finance and Administration, and on-going development of Innovation Campus.

Schlapp proposed moving the July meeting from the first Thursday in July to the second due to July 4 holiday week.  The July meeting will be held on July 13, 2017.

Tomblin suggested holding the upcoming BOT meetings on the Innovation Campus.  Johnson will make arrangements and let the board know the locations.

Wohlford adjourned the meeting at 9:40 am.

Respectfully submitted,

 Susan Johnson

Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164
Committee meetings starting at 8:00 am, Board meeting following

 

Agenda

 

I. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Ken Hush, Laurie Labarca, Joe Norton, Sheryl Wohlford)

Ken Hush, Treasurer

Approval of Finance & Audit Committee Minutes – January 5, 2017                     F & A Minutes

NACUBO Comparison Report of Investment Returns                                                Attachment 1

Updates to WSU BOT on Endowed Funds                                                                    Attachment 2

History of BOT Owned Facilities Maintenance Quasi-Endowed Fund                     Attachment 3

Pooled Investment Returns                                                                                             Attachment 4

Mill Levy Budget and Year to Date Revenue & Expenditures                                     Attachment 5

Operating Budget (B.O.T. Unrestricted)-Revenue & Expenditures                             Attachment 6

2018 Mill Levy Budget review                                                                                         Attachment 7

BKD 2016 audit response – Andy Schlapp                                                                  Attachment 8

 

II. WSIA & FACILITIES COMMITTEE

(Pierre Harter, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Cindy Schwan, Steve Packebush)

Pierre Harter, Vice-Chair

Approval of WSIA & Facilities Committee Minutes – January 5, 2017                   W & F Minutes

WSIA Fund Balance Report & Budget – Troy Bruun                                                   Attachment 9

WSU Policy 11.04 Update – Andy Schlapp                                                                  Attachment 10             

Strategic Review of Innovation Campus – John Tomblin

Amendments to Leases regarding PBC Experiential Engineering Project             Attachment 11

 

III. FULL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Sheryl Wohlford, Chair

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes – January 5, 2017                                            Board Minutes

Approval of Finance & Audit Committee Report

Approval of WSIA & Facilities Committee Report

 

IV. UNIVERSITY UPDATE – Dr. Bardo

 

V. TOUR – John Tomblin

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – Airbus Building on Innovation Campus, Room TBD

Thursday, September 21, 2017 –Innovation Campus Apartments, Room TBD

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – BOT Holiday Dinner, President’s Residence, 6:30 pm

 

Additional Dates

Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Fairmount Society Dinner, Marriott, 6:00 pm

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Board Meeting
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 8:04 am
164 Room, Experiential Engineering Building

In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Steve Packebush, Laurie Labarca, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, Cindy Schwan, Ken Hush and Vernell Jackson. Also present were John Bardo, Mert Buckley, John Tomblin, Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, Darron Boatright, Werner Golling, Eric King, Stacia Boden, Lou Heldman and David Moses.

Finance and Audit

Wohlford asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the January 5, 2017 meeting. Hush moved, Norton seconded and the motion passed. Hush reviewed the NACUBO report and the financial reports and stated the results are consistent and acceptable. Schlapp reviewed the 2018 Mill Levy budget showing that excess funds would be put towards innovation campus projects. Hush asked for motion to approve the 2018 Mill Levy budget, Labarca moved, Schwan seconded and the motion passed, will set up meetings with City and County to get their approval. Schlapp discussed the response to the 2016 BKD audit.

WSIA and Facilities

Wohlford asked for motion to approve the minutes from the January 5, 2017 meeting. Harter moved, Winters seconded and the motion passed. Bruun reviewed the WSIA budget, will add cumulative balance line item to 10 year projected budget. Schlapp reviewed the WSU 11.04 policy update which revised the amount for selection of project architects for Board of Trustees projects to be consistent with state procurement procedures.

Off Agenda Item

Boatright talked about the Shock the World foundation campaign’s planned Student Athlete Success Center for athletics, a much needed project as the student athletes and staff have outgrown their facility. This project is a three-story facility that will be adjacent to Charles Koch Arena. The first floor will house a new locker room, clubhouse, and strength & conditioning facility to accommodate much needed upgrades for our track and field program. The second floor will house the compliance and business operations as well as several coaches’ offices. The third floor will be dedicated to the academic experience for our 300 student athletes. It will house state-of-the-art computer labs, private tutoring rooms, and provide spacious areas for group study. The planned cost is $13M, of which $9.2M has been raised. Boatright asked the board to financially support the project so they can meet the campaign goal and start construction.

Executive Session

Motion was made and seconded to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing confidential data relating to financial affairs and to consult with the Board’s attorney on matters protected by attorney-client privileges. Subjects to be discussed related to the planned Student Athlete Success Center. The motion was made at 8:30 and called for the meeting to resume at 9:00. The Executive Session was extended to 9:15, 9:20 and 9:30 by subsequent motions and approvals. Bardo, Schlapp, Bruun, Tomblin, Johnson, Boatright, Golling, King, Boden, Heldman, Moses were invited to remain at the Executive Session. The session ended at 9:30 am and no action was taken. 

Off Agenda Item Continued

Wohlford opened the meeting at 9:30 am. Norton asked for discussion on the Student Athlete Success Center financial support request. Several members voiced support for this project and how this use easily fits the purpose of the 1987 interlocal Agreement between the City and County as “support and enhancement of research, educational programs, and facilities at the University”, as well as help recruit students to WSU.

Norton asked for a motion to honor the request for funds, Hush seconded and The Board of Trustees voted enthusiastically and unanimously to support this project with $2.5M from FY2017 budget, funds previously distributed to the Board from past mill levies collected for University purposes. The motion passed. Wohlford asked that Bardo and Schlapp send a letter to City and County on action taken, with copy emailed to BOT.

Wohlford asked for a 10 minute break.

Wohlford asked for a motion to approve the Board Meeting minutes from January 5, 2017, Schwan moved and Harter seconded, the motioned passed.

University Update

Bardo discussed the amalgamation of WSU with WATC (which was unanimously approved by the legislature), the new alignment in athletics by accepting the invitation from the American Athletic Conference and the need to find new funding sources for buildings on campus, as state will no longer fund academic buildings.

Tomblin showed pictures of the construction on the Innovation Campus and the upcoming building projects. Boden discussed the need to amend leases due to the Experiential Engineering Building boundary overlapping the planned Partnership Building #2. The Board was asked to vote to amend the lease from the Public Building Commission to the Board of Trustees and to amend the sublease from Board of Trustees to Wichita State University. Winters made a motion to approve resolution No. 04-06-17, Schwan seconded and the motion passed.

The Chairman Wohlford declared that a quorum was present and thereupon, there was presented a Resolution entitled:

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A LEASE ADDENDUM AND SUBLEASE ADDENDUM RELATING TO THE EXPERIENTIAL ENGINEERING BUILDING FINANCED BY PROCEEDS OF THE SEDGWICK COUNTY PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION, SERIES 2014-3 AND 2014-4.

The Resolution was considered and discussed; and thereupon on motion of Winters seconded by Schwan, the Resolution was adopted by the following roll call vote:

Aye: Sheryl Wohlford, Steve Packebush, Laurie Labarca, Tom Winters, Pierre Harter, Cindy Schwan, Ken Hush and Vernell Jackson

Nay:

Abstain:  Joe L. Norton due to potential conflict of interest.

Thereupon, the Resolution having been adopted by a majority vote of the members of the Board, it was given No. 04-06-17, was signed by the Chairman and attested by the Secretary. 

Tomblin gave an update on the plans for a new campus recreation facility. It will be an integrated healthcare model which will house a new counseling & wellness center, a new fitness center plus a drop in daycare facility. Tomblin stated it will be a non-bonded facility, a partnership proposal, with the YMCA, capital costs would be shared by YMCA and WSU. WSU would operate the counseling and health facilities in the new recreation facility. Tomblin shared the YMCA survey results from the students, faculty, staff and community members who responded. The survey indicated a “millennial” focused facility would be the best fit for this project. The YMCA would design, build and maintain with no university debt obligation, WSU students would be charged a “user fee” to cover operations, equipment, staff, maintenance and programs. Tomblin shared a comparison chart of the recreation facility fees at other Kansas universities, WSU’s would be close to what Pittsburg State currently charges. The students would get nationwide access to YMCA facilities starting in August 2017 during the construction phase. The Heskett Center would continue to operate housing such programs as dance, intramural sports, human performance, pool activities and indoor track.

Tomblin asked the Board to tentatively agree to contribute funds towards capitol construction costs, a final vote would happen when design is complete. This contribution would help reduce the student fee. Hush motioned to have Tomblin proceed with discussions on the YMCA project with no financial obligation from the Board of Trustees at this point, Jackson seconded and the motion passed.

Wohlford discussed need for additional board meetings throughout the year and adjourned this meeting at 11:08 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Johnson

Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Monday, June 19, 2017
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164, 8:00 AM

 

Agenda

 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, April 6, 2017 - Sheryl Wohlford, Chair

 

II. FY2018 MILL LEVY BUDGET - Andy Schlapp

 

III. WSU INNOVACTION ALLIANCE FY2018 BUDGET - Andy Schlapp

 

IV. DISCUSSION ABOUT FUNDING FOR NEW CAMPUS WELLNESS CENTER - Andy Schlapp

 

V. STRATEGIC REVIEW OF INNOVATION CAMPUS - John Tomblin

 

VI. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - Dr. Bardo

 

VII. TOUR OF EEB BUILDING - John Tomblin

 

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Ken Hush Chair, Laurie Labarca, Joe Norton, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

WSIA & FACILITIES COMMITTEE

(Pierre Harter Chair, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Cindy Schwan, Steve Packebush)

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Cindy Schwan Chair, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, July 13, 2017 –Room TBD (Airbus?)

Thursday, September 21, 2017 –Room TBD (EEB?)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – BOT Holiday Dinner, President’s Residence, 6:30 pm

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Board Meeting
Monday, June 19, 2017, 8:00 am
164 Room, Experiential Engineering Building

In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Steve Packebush, Laurie Labarca, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, Cindy Schwan, and Vernell Jackson.  Also present were John Bardo, Mert Buckley, John Tomblin, Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, and Werner Golling.

Approval of Minutes

Wohlford started meeting. Labarca made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 6, 2017 meeting.  Harter seconded and the motion passed, pending a change of wording.

FY2018 Mill Levy Budget

Schlapp discussed the Mill Levy Budget, talked about meetings with the City/County officials, he spent time explaining the history of the Mill Levy from 1963- present.  Tax collections are exceeding the budget, excess money was put into the WSIA fund.  The Kansas Board of Regents will approve the Mill Levy budget at their September meeting.

WSU Innovation Alliance FY2018 Fund

Bruun and Schlapp will work on a 10 year projected budget along with a timeline of approved and proposed projects that will be provided to the board before the next meeting in July.

Discussion about Funding for New Campus Wellness Center

Schlapp discussed the proposed funding of $5 million for the Wellness Center from the Board of Trustees.  Tomblin talked about his meetings with the YMCA about current WSU student memberships (family and primary).  A drop-in daycare will also be included in this building.  Tomblin said he will bring a Letter of Intent for the 16,000 sq. ft.  Wellness Center facility to the next board meeting on July 13, 2017.  He should also know the timeline for payment from the BOT by the next meeting.  Tomblin is taking a group of students to tour the best recreational facilities on college campuses to gather ideas for our campus. Construction on the facility is planned to start summer of 2018 and to open January 2020.  August 21, 2017 all WSU students will become members of the YMCA.

 University Update

Bardo discussed the success of students working with businesses located on campus, “apprenticeship experiences” as more valuable than traditional classroom experiences, which is the model of the Innovation Campus.  Bardo discussed “Push Advising”, sending a pre-set schedule based on their interest to freshman to help with enrollment.  The One-Stop Center for advising, registration and financial aid in Jardine has been very successful for helping students with a variety of needs.  Bardo reviewed his visit with the American Athletics Conference schools presidents and athletic directors at their annual meeting.

Strategic Review of Innovation Campus

Tomblin discussed breaking ground on the retail portion of the Innovation Campus along 21st street soon.  It will have a patio area with a bridge going across a lake to an island in the middle surrounded by fire pots.  All of this will create a place where people want to come.  The 93 bed Elements by Westin hotel ground breaking will be in August.  They will also offer the new concept of “pod room” arrangements.  Group discussed the campus student housing options available now and in the future.

Wohlford entertained a motion to adjourn this meeting at 9:35 am., Jackson moved and Schwan seconded.  Tomblin led interested board members on a tour of the Experiential Engineering Building.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Johnson

Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164, 7:00 AM

 

Agenda

 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, June 19, 2017 –WOHLFORD

 

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT

  • UPDATES TO WSU BOT ON ENDOWED FUNDS – HUSH
  • HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND – HUSH
  • POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS – HUSH
  • MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES – HUSH
  • OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES – HUSH
  • BOT AUDIT – BRUUN

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT

  • FINANCIAL PLAN – BRUUN
  • INNOVATION CAMPUS HOUSING - BARDO
  • STRATEGIC REVIEW OF INNOVATION CAMPUS –TOMBLIN

IV. OPEN MEETINGS ACT AMENDMENTS - BUCKLEY

 

V. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - BARDO

 

 

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Ken Hush Chair, Laurie Labarca, Joe Norton, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Pierre Harter Chair, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Cindy Schwan, Steve Packebush)

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Cindy Schwan Chair, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Friday, September 22, 2017 –EEB, Rm 164

Monday, December 4, 2017 (new date) – BOT Holiday Dinner, President’s Residence, 6:30 pm

Thursday, January 11, 2018 – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, September 20, 2018 – EEB, Rm 164

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Board Meeting
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 7:00 am
164 Room, Experiential Engineering Building

In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Steve Packebush, Laurie Labarca, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, Cindy Schwan, Ken Hush and Vernell Jackson. Also present were John Bardo, Mert Buckley, John Tomblin, Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Stacia Boden, Eric King, and Lou Heldman.

Approval of Minutes

Wohlford started meeting at 7:10 am. Schwan made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 19, 2017 meeting. Labarca seconded and the motion passed.

Strategic Review of Innovation Campus

Boden reviewed the highlights of the non-binding Memo of Understanding between the YMCA, WSU and WSIA. The group discussed the campus recreation/wellness center at great length. Norton made a motion to declare intent for the WSU Board of Trustees to provide funding of $5 Million, spread over 3 payments of $1.25MM (FY 2019), $1.25MM (FY 2020) and $2.5MM (FY 2021), in accordance with the draft MOU, directing the BOT to budget for this project. Hush seconded and the motion passed.

Financial Plan

Bruun reviewed the 10 year financial plan. The group discussed the plan at great length.

Nominating Committee Report

Schwan put forth a motion to approve the WSU Board of Trustees Slate of Officers for 2017/2018.

Sheryl Wohlford (Chair)

Pierre Harter (Vice Chair)

Ken Hush (Treasurer)

Troy Bruun (Assistant Treasurer)

Cindy Schwan (Secretary)

Susan Johnson (Assistant Secretary)

Andrew J. Schlapp (Executive Director)

Norton seconded and the motion passed.

Wohlford called for a break at 8:11 am. The meeting resumed at 8:20 am.

Innovation Campus Housing

Bardo talked about the need for more students to live on campus, creating a sense of place which enhances quality of student experience and will help with recruitment and retention. Currently, WSU has about 9% of its students living on campus, Bardo would like that number to be around 20%. Bardo referenced the strategic goal of improved quantity and quality of housing as identified in the university’s 2013 master plan, page 58 says:

BUILD 2,000 TO 2,500 BEDS IN FIVE TO EIGHT YEARS - Providing new and improved housing options on the campus is a key objective of the university. In the next five to eight years, 2,000 to 2,500 beds are planned in response to campus life objectives and anticipated enrollment growth. By merging housing with the need for accessible study spaces, the aim is to create a strong living / learning environment that will enable students not only to have access to places for learning and studying, but also provide places for social activities.

He also discussed the poor condition of Fairmount Towers and the need for Fairmount Towers be taken off line so that overflow students not able to live in Shocker Hall could be housed in the newly constructed Flats on the Innovation Campus. Fairmount Towers would be taken down and the land would be available for other university uses. Shocker Hall and The Flats pricing would be similar, double occupancy rooms would be offered as a lower cost option. The group discussed student housing at great length but no action was taken.

Finance and Audit Report

Hush made a motion to receive the reports, Labarca seconded and the motion passed.

BOT Audit

Bruun talked about the audit by BKD. The Finance and Audit committee will meet to review the draft audit before the September 22, 2017 meeting.

Open Meetings Act Amendments

Buckley reviewed the new rules and requirements for executive session meetings.

No action was taken, Wohlford called for a recess at 10 am, the meeting will continue on July, 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm at the President’s residence.

The meeting was reconvened on July 14th at 3:30 pm at the President’s residence. In attendance at the President’s residence were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Steve Packebush, Laurie Labarca, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, and Cindy Schwan. Vernell Jackson conferenced called into the meeting. Also present were John Bardo, Mert Buckley, Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Eric King, and Lou Heldman.

Infrastructure Funding

Schlapp discussed with the Board of Trustees potential opportunities to invest in the Innovation Campus infrastructure projects. King reviewed the current projects on the masterplan map. Norton made a motion to modify the FY2018 budget to include $600,000 for Innovation Campus Infrastructure with a preference to fund the Law Enforcement Training Center satellite parking lot, and to revise the Capital Improvement Plan to include $4,000,000 for Innovation Campus Infrastructure thru FY22. Harter seconded and the motion passed. Bruun was asked to update the budget and send to the Board for review. 

University Update

Bardo discussed the many business inquiries about the Innovation Campus and the upcoming City to City visit to Raleigh, NC to see the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State. The Elements by Westin hotel will be breaking ground in August.

Winters congratulated Wohlford, Harter and Norton for their reappointment to the Board of Trustees. Wolford adjourned the meeting at 4:10 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Johnson

Assistant Secretary

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 Board of Trustees Meetings

Friday, September 22, 2017
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164, 8:00 AM

 

Agenda

 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, JULY 13, 2017 –WOHLFORD

 

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT

  • 2017 BOT AUDIT REVIEW– MICHAEL GERBER, BKD
  • APPROVAL OF COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 - HUSH
  • UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS – HUSH
  • HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND – HUSH
  • POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS – HUSH
  • MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES – HUSH
  • OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES – HUSH

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT

  • FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW – BRUUN
  • FOUNDATION LEASE RENEWAL - BUCKLEY

IV. NOMINATING REPORT – SCHWAN 

  • APPROVAL OF COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
  • 2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES AWARD

V. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - BARDO

 

VI. AS MAY ARISE

 

 

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Ken Hush Chair, Laurie Labarca, Joe Norton, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Pierre Harter Chair, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Cindy Schwan, Steve Packebush)

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Cindy Schwan Chair, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Monday, December 4, 2017 (new date) – BOT Holiday Dinner, President’s Residence, 6:30 pm

Thursday, January 11, 2018 – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, September 20, 2018 – EEB, Rm 164

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Board Meeting
Friday, September 22, 2017, 8:00 am
164 Room, Experiential Engineering Building

In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Steve Packebush, Laurie Labarca, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, Cindy Schwan, and Vernell Jackson. Also present were John Bardo, Mert Buckley, Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Lou Heldman and Michael Gerber from BKD.

Approval of Minutes

Wohlford started meeting at 8:02 am. Schwan made a motion to approve the minutes from the July 13, 2017 meeting. Winters seconded and the motion passed.

Finance and Audit Report

Bruun introduced the auditor, Michael Gerber, from BKD. Gerber reviewed the draft 2017 Audit and management letter with the board, stating they will issue a clean opinion. Norton stated the Finance and Audit Committee had reviewed the draft audit and made a motion the board accept the financial statements, subject to finalization, and authorize the chair and treasurer to approve the audit, Schwan seconded and the motion passed.

Wohlford made a motion to approve the Finance and Audit minutes from September 11, 2017, Norton seconded and the motion passed.

Bruun reviewed the Finance and Audit reports and said there was a good return on investments, no major upcoming expenditures for the Woodman building.

Campus Development Report

Buckley presented a one-year renewal of the lease agreement between the BOT and the Foundation which expired on May 31, 2017. The renewal will be for one year, same terms, effective June 1, 2017. Schlapp said there will be discussion on fair rental price per square foot for the future leases. Labarca made a motion to approve the one-year renewal of the lease and authorize Sheryl Wohlford to sign it on behalf of the Board, Packebush seconded and the motion passed. Bruun reviewed the 10 year campus development financial plan.

Nominating Committee report

Schwan put forth a motion to approve the minutes from September 19, 2017, Norton seconded and the motion passed. Schwan read the criteria for the Board of Trustees Award and said the committee reviewed several nominations and selected Bill Moore. She reviewed his background and qualifications with the group. Schwan made a motion that Bill Moore receive the 2018 Board of Trustees Award, Winters seconded and the motion passed.

University Update

Bardo talked about the increase in enrollment and the largest freshman class so far, growth is coming from adult education, distance learning and I-35 corridor students. He said additional student housing is planned. The badge program has been very successful, especially with the military and adult learners. The Higher Learning Commission is in the last steps of approving the WATC affiliation. January 1, 2018 WATC will be the WSU College of Science and Applied Technology. The American Athletic Conference celebration starts September 25. The Regents have approved the Master’s Degree in Global Supply Management program. The Partnership II building has been started, also the retail/restaurant area and the hotel are to start construction. A crash test facility will also be built on the Innovation Campus. The WSU South Campus is moving to the Harry Street Mall, the West Campus is being reviewed and the Old Town Campus has been very successful. Heldman explained the new Relationship Marketing position within Strategic Communications, to recruit and retain students, analyzing the customer’s journey and the decision points they make, finding the vulnerable stops. Bardo talked about turning the Fairmount Towers area into parking.

Schlapp thanked the Board of Trustees for all their efforts and decision making to improve the campus with the use of the golf course for the Innovation Campus, also their investments in the Student Success Center, the Health and Wellness center, and the Infrastructure of the Innovation Campus. These were all major changes for Wichita State University.

Wohlford also thanked the trustees for the extra time and effort to attend all the meetings this year.

Harter made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Schwan seconded and the motion passed.

Wohlford adjourned the meeting at 9:05 am. A suggestion was made to hold the next meeting at WSU Old Town.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Johnson

Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 8:00 AM
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164

 

Agenda

 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 –WOHLFORD

 

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - HUSH

  • UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
  • HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
  • POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
  • MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • FY2019 MILL LEVY BUDGET REVIEW - BUCKLEY

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - HARTER

  • FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW - BRUUN
  • INNOVATION CAMPUS UPDATE - TOMBLIN

IV. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - BARDO

 

 

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Ken Hush Chair, Laurie Labarca, Joe Norton, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Pierre Harter Chair, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Cindy Schwan, Steve Packebush)

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Cindy Schwan Chair, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 8:00 am – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 8:00 am – EEB, Rm 164

Monday, December 3, 2018, 6:30 pm – Presidents Residence

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Board Meeting
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 8:00 am
164 Room, Experiential Engineering Building


In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Ken Hush, Steve Packebush, Laurie Labarca, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, Cindy Schwan, and Vernell Jackson. Also present were John Bardo, John Tomblin, Mert Buckley, Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, and Lou Heldman.

Approval of Minutes

Wohlford started the meeting at 8:00 am. Harter made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 22, 2017 meeting. Schwan seconded and the motion passed.

Finance and Audit Report

Hush reviewed the Finance and Audit reports and the board agreed all were in order. Bruun reviewed the FY2019 Mill Levy Budget, noting some changes from the FY2018 budget. Student Support/Workforce Development under Total Capital Improvements now combines all the scholarships into “Undergraduate Support” and “Graduate Support”. The payment of $800K has been moved from a payment to Sedgwick County for bond payment to funding for operations of WSU Tech. This move was agreed to by Sedgwick County. Hush made a motion to accept the budget, Norton seconded and the motion passed.

Buckley reviewed the summary of the Foundation lease, a 3 year term that starts in July. Norton made a motion to approve the lease, and to authorize Wohlford to sign it on behalf of the Board. Labarca seconded and the motion passed.

Campus Development Report

Harter presented the Campus Development Financial plan and Winters stated his approval of showing the 10 year projection for the financial plan.

Tomblin gave an Innovation Campus power point presentation. He discussed the many new buildings starting construction soon, such as the Element by Westin Hotel, Flats II, NIAR Crash Lab, YMCA, Braeburn Square Phase 1, Wonder School, Partnership II Building and other upcoming projects.

University Update

Bardo talked about the increase in enrollment, the largest freshman class so far, the large increase in housing applications, and removal of asbestos from Fairmount Towers. He said WATC becomes WSU Tech officially in July. He also gave an economic review of the population of Kansas and how important Innovation Campus initiatives are to improving the economy of Kansas.

Wohlford adjourned the meeting at 10:00 am.

Respectfully submitted,


Susan Johnson
Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 9:00 AM
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164

 

Agenda

 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, APRIL 5, 2018 –WOHLFORD

 

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - HUSH

  • UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
  • HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
  • POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
  • MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • BOT AUDIT UPDATE - BRUUN

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - HARTER

  • FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW - BRUUN
  • INNOVATION CAMPUS UPDATE - SCHLAPP

IV. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - BARDO

 

 

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Ken Hush Chair, Laurie Labarca, Joe Norton, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Pierre Harter Chair, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Cindy Schwan, Steve Packebush)

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Cindy Schwan Chair, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Friday, September 21, 2018, 8:00 am – EEB, Rm 164

Monday, December 3, 2018, 6:30 pm – Presidents Residence, BOT Holiday Dinner

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 8:00 am – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:00 am – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5:30 pm – MarkArts, Fairmount Society Dinner

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8:00 am – EEB, Rm 164

Friday, September 20, 2019 – EEB, Rm 164

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Board Meeting
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 9:00 am
164 Room, Experiential Engineering Building

In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Ken Hush, Steve Packebush, Laurie Labarca, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, Cindy Schwan, and Vernell Jackson. Also present were John Bardo, John Tomblin, Mert Buckley, Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, and Werner Golling.

Approval of Minutes

Wohlford started the meeting at 9:00 am. Schwan made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 5, 2018 meeting. Labarca seconded and the motion passed.

Finance and Audit Report

Hush reviewed the Finance and Audit reports and the board agreed all were in order. Bruun reviewed the FY2018 Mill Levy Budget, noting the increase to Student Support which came from the cash balance. Bruun discussed the auditors from BKD would be starting on July 23. No action was taken.

Campus Development Report

The committee reviewed the Campus Development Fund Financial Plan and agreed all was in order and no action was required. Schlapp gave an update about planned public events to be held on campus for people to visit and see what is happing at WSU, working towards coordinating with Parents Weekend Sept. 28-29 with a Final Friday type event near Pizza Hut Museum and food/music/art events near Braeburn Square. The Shocker Store may be open by that weekend. The hotel, restaurants, and retail will be coming soon. Discussed interest in having a middle school built on/near campus to promote STEAM programs. Also talked about the way WSU is communicating with the public from creation of a new WSU website to weekly briefings for information and questions. Winters asked for discussion of future communication strategy for Board at next meeting.

University Update

Bardo talked about the increase in enrollment, the large increase in housing applications, and the need for new training programs/new education models to provide continuous education to build the economy for the future. He highlighted the accomplishments of the college of Applied Studies “TAP” program and in the college of Fine Arts, the new Shocker Sound Machine marching band for basketball and Bachelor of Applied Arts at Shocker Studios. Badge programs have grown, offering continuous education opportunities for adult learners. Tomblin said 75% of the innovation campus has been designed or is in the planning phases. The crash lab construction has started, funded by NIAR. He discussed all the new Department of Defense work that has been awarded due to the EEB building capabilities of research/engineering/applied learning.

Buckley discussed in detail the Executive Session procedures.

Wohlford adjourned the meeting at 10:25 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Johnson, Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meeting


Friday, September 21, 2018
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164, 8:00 AM

 

AGENDA


I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, JULY 12, 2018 –WOHLFORD

 

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - HUSH

  • 2017 BOT AUDIT REVIEW–TERESA SEYMOUR, BKD
  • UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
  • HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
  • POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
  • MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - HARTER

  • FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW – BRUUN

IV. NOMINATING REPORT – SCHWAN

  • APPROVAL OF COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
  • ELECTION OF OFFICERS
  • 2019 BOARD OF TRUSTEES AWARD

V. STATEMENT OF SUBSTANTIAL INTEREST POLICY DISCUSSION - BUCKLEY

 

VI. UNIVERSITY UPDATE – BARDO

 

VII. AS MAY ARISE


FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Ken Hush Chair, Laurie Labarca, Joe Norton, Sheryl Wohlford)

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Pierre Harter Chair, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Cindy Schwan, Steve Packebush)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Cindy Schwan Chair, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Sheryl Wohlford)

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

  • Monday, December 3, 2018– BOT Holiday Dinner, President’s Residence, 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 – EEB, Rm 164
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 – EEB, Rm 164
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 – EEB, Rm 164
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 – EEB, Rm 164

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board Meeting
Friday, September 21, 2018, 8:00 am
164 Room, Experiential Engineering Building

In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, and Cindy Schwan. Also present were John Bardo (teleconference), Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Lou Heldman, Betty Smith-Campbell (faculty senate president), Jenna Farhat (The Sunflower) and Teresa Seymour from BKD.

Approval of Minutes

Wohlford started meeting at 8:04 am. Schwan made a motion to approve the minutes from the July 12, 2018 meeting. Winters seconded and the motion passed.

Finance and Audit Report

Bruun introduced the auditor, Teresa Seymour, from BKD. Seymour reviewed the draft 2018 Audit and management letter with the board, stating they will issue a clean opinion and no need for an executive session. Norton suggested a modification to provide clarification, the board and auditor agreed. Norton stated the Finance and Audit Committee had reviewed the draft audit and made a motion the board accept the financial statements, subject to modification and finalization, and authorize the chair and treasurer to approve the audit, Harter seconded and the motion passed.

Bruun reviewed the Finance and Audit reports and said there was a good return on investments.

Norton motioned to receive the financial reports, Winters seconded and the motion passed.

Campus Development Report

Harter asked Bruun to review the 10 year campus development financial plan. He stated the plan is unchanged from the July meeting and is going according to plan. Harter motioned to receive and file the report, Schwan seconded and the motion passed.

Nominating Committee Report

Schwan put forth a motion to approve the minutes from September 12, 2018, Winters seconded and the motion passed. The committee made the following recommendations for 2018/2019 Officers:

Pierre Harter (Chair)

Laurie Labarca (Vice Chair)

Ken Hush (Treasurer)

Troy Bruun (Assistant Treasurer)

Vernell Jackson (Secretary)

Susan Johnson (Assistant Secretary)

Andrew J. Schlapp (Executive Director) 

Schlapp read the criteria for the Board of Trustees Award. Schwan said the committee reviewed several nominations and selected Debbie Gann. The group discussed her background and qualifications such as helping to develop the research partnership between Spirit and WSU, state level promotion of WSU and partnership with aviation projects. Schwan made a motion that Debbie Gann receive the 2019 Board of Trustees Award, Harter seconded and the motion passed.

Statement of Substantial Interest Policy Discussion

Schlapp reviewed the opinion by Buckley regarding the question of whether the members of the Board of Trustees are required by law to file annual reports of substantial interest. The group discussed the issue and decided since the full board was not present that they would defer action to a later meeting.

University Update

Bardo talked about the increase in enrollment and the largest freshman class so far, growth is coming from adult education, distance learning and I-35 corridor students. The Regents have approved the Bachelors of Applied Science program, the request for YMCA/Wesley partnership to expand healthcare for WSU and community, recognized the I-35 corridor enrollment success, and recognized the BOT for their work with the City and County on the Mill Levy Budget.

Tomblin reviewed a map of the development of campus, highlighted the new activity on the campus expansion area, such as Partnership 2 building tenants, the crash lab construction status, and upcoming hotel construction.

Schlapp discussed how WSU is producing the future workforce for industry with applied learning opportunities and how the innovation campus is providing spaces for the community to interact with students and faculty, creating interaction spaces. The YMCA/Wesley partnership, Braeburn Square retail area, walking paths, all invite the community to spend time on campus.

Wohlford thanked the trustees for the extra time and effort to attend all the meetings this year. Norton thanked Wohlford for her years of service as Chairman.

Wohlford adjourned the meeting at 9:20 am. A suggestion was made to hold the next meeting at ASTEC facility.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Johnson

Assistant Secretary

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 Board of Trustees Meetings

Thursday, January 10, 2019
WSU ASTEC, 1229 E. 85th St. N., Park City, KS - 8:00 AM, Conference Room

 

Agenda

 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 - HARTER

 

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - HUSH

  • UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
  • HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
  • POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
  • MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - PACKEBUSH

  • FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW - BRUUN

IV. POLICY ON CONFLICT OF INTEREST - BUCKLEY

 

V. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - SCHLAPP

 

VI. TOUR - TOMBLIN

 

 

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Ken Hush Chair, Laurie Labarca, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter)

 

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Steve Packebush Chair, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Cindy Schwan, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Cindy Schwan Chair, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Sheryl Wohlford, Pierre Harter)

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:00 am – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8:00 am – EEB, Rm 164

Friday, September 20, 2019 – EEB, Rm 164

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board Meeting
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 8:00 am
Conference Room, WSU ASTEC, 1229 E. 85th St. N., Park City, KS

 

In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Ken Hush, Steve Packebush, Laurie Labarca, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, Cindy Schwan, and Vernell Jackson. Also present were John Tomblin, Mert Buckley, Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Lou Heldman, Betty Smith-Campbell (Faculty Senate President) and Matt Kelly (editor of The Sunflower).

Approval of Minutes

Harter started the meeting at 8:00 am. Norton made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 21, 2018 meeting. Labarca seconded and the motion passed.

Finance and Audit Reports

Hush reviewed the Finance and Audit reports and the board agreed all were in order. Bruun reviewed the FY2019 Mill Levy Budget. Hush asked that a representative from the WSU Foundation attend the April meeting to review the investment plan. Schwan made a motion to accept the reports, Norton seconded and the motion passed.

Campus Development Report

Packebush presented the Campus Development Financial plan with Bruun. The group discussed asking the county to pay the BOT as they collect the Mill Levy funds instead of monthly payments. Jackson made a motion to accept the report, Hush seconded and the motion passed.

Tomblin gave an Innovation Campus presentation. The group discussed the 1-35 corridor (expanded into a “T” shape to include tuition discounts for areas of Denver to St. Louis and Waco, San Antonio and Houston) strategy to increase enrollment and grow the workforce. The group would like to see a breakdown of the majors the students from these areas are enrolling in and retention rates for the April meeting. He discussed the many new buildings starting construction soon, such as the Hyatt Place Hotel, The Suites, NIAR Crash Lab, YMCA, Partnership 3 Building, new tenants in Braeburn Square and other upcoming projects. Many companies have requested tours of the Innovation Campus and have been interested in Wichita State’s model of applied learning opportunities, it’s role in being an economic driver for the state and growing the workforce.

Packebush asked for a motion to receive the Campus Development report. Wohlford made the motion, Schwan seconded and the motion passed.

Conflict of Interest


Buckley reviewed the WSU Board of Trustees conflict of interest policy which is based on the 2004 Board of Trustees policy. Updates have been made to that policy and the group agreed to the changes. The policy will be filled out annually. Hush made a motion to accept the WSU BOT conflict of interest policy, Norton seconded and the motion passed.

 

University Update

Schlapp talked about President Bardo’s recovery and that the university is moving forward with Bardo’s directives with Provost Muma as acting president. He also gave an economic review of the state of Higher Education, how important Innovation Campus initiatives are and that WSU needs to increase industry funded research and not be dependent on federal government funding.

Golling discussed the student referendum campaign “Shock the Future” to raise student fees $6.00 per credit hour for the new Woolsey Business building and several other projects which will affect all colleges. The vote is March 4-6, 2019. The group requested a comparison showing the student fee increases for the other regents schools for the April meeting.

Harter adjourned the meeting at 9:20 am.

The group went on a tour of the ASTEC facility led by John Tomblin.

Respectfully submitted,


Susan Johnson
Assistant Secretary

 

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:00 AM
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164

 

Agenda

 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, JANUARY 10, 2019 - HARTER

 

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - HUSH

  • UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
  • HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
  • UPDATE ON POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS - KRUG
  • MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • FY2020 MILL LEVY BUDGET REVIEW - BRUUN

  • FOUNDATION LEASE REVIEW - BUCKLEY

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - PACKEBUSH

  • UPDATE ON STRATEGIC ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT - MUMA
  • UPDATE ON STUDENT FEE INCREASES COMPARABLES - GOLLING
  • FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW - BRUUN
  • INNOVATION CAMPUS UPDATE - TOMBLIN

IV. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - MUMA/SCHLAPP

 

V. AS MAY ARISE

  • BOT RECORD RETENTION DISCUSSION - BUCKLEY/BRUNN

  

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Ken Hush Chair, Laurie Labarca, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter)

 

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Steve Packebush Chair, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Cindy Schwan, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Cindy Schwan Chair, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Sheryl Wohlford, Pierre Harter)

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting/Event Dates

Fairmont Society Dinner - Thursday, May 9, 2019 @ 6 pm MarkArts

Thursday, July 11, 2019 – EEB, Rm 164

Friday, September 20, 2019 – EEB, Rm 164

BOT Holiday Dinner - Monday, December 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm President’s Residence

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board Meeting
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:00 am
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164

 


In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Steve Packebush, Laurie Labarca, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, and Vernell Jackson. Also present were John Tomblin, Mert Buckley, Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Rick Muma, Lou Heldman, Sheila Krug (Foundation Controller), Betty Smith-Campbell (Faculty Senate President), Jeff Jarman (Faculty Senate President elect) and Matt Kelly (editor of The Sunflower).

Approval of Minutes

Harter started the meeting at 8:00 am. Buckley recommended a change to the draft minutes removing “at the July meeting”, changed to “annually”, regarding signing of the conflict of interest reports. Harter and Jackson signed the WSU BOT resolution approving the update to its Policy on Conflict of Interest and Self-Dealing. Labarca made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 10, 2019 meeting. Wohlford seconded and the motion passed.

Finance and Audit Reports

Shelia Krug, Foundation Controller, gave an introduction to Cambridge Associates, the company that manages the investments, and moved into a review of the investment performance report. Bruun reviewed the endowed funds and facilities maintenance endowed fund reports. Bruun continued with a review of the FY2019 & proposed FY2020 Mill Levy Budgets. Schlapp will begin to meet with the City and County to review the FY2020 Mill Levy Budget. The Board agreed all were in order, Labarca made a motion to accept the reports, Norton seconded and the motion passed.

Campus Development Report

Packebush presented the Campus Development Financial plan with Bruun. Muma gave a presentation on the WSU Strategic Enrollment Management Goals and showed the progress that has been made. Golling shared information on the mandatory student fees per semester and how WSU compares to the other state universities. Bruun reviewed the 10 year financial plans for the Mill Levy and the Campus Development Fund. Tomblin gave an overview of the new construction on campus such as the crash lab, the Suites, P3, student health center, Fuzzy’s and another restaurant that will be coming soon. The hotel will break ground soon, and the last partner has signed for P2 building which now brings 100% occupancy. Another construction area is the back of NIAR which will be fitted for a large autoclave machine, increasing the advanced manufacturing capabilities at WSU. Jackson made a motion to accept the report, Harter seconded and the motion passed.

University Update

Schlapp gave a reflection on Dr. John Bardo’s legacy, describing the late president as a visionary who charted a new course for WSU during a tumultuous era of higher education. Strategic enrollment management, applied learning, and industry partnership were the pillars of Bardo’s vision for making WSU a sustainable operation. Schlapp said that under Bardo’s leadership, WSU put itself in a position to become the economic driver of the region by establishing a line of communication with the business community. Schlapp also talked about the new interim president, Dr. Andy Tompkins and how he will help guide the university thru the transition to a new president.


As May Arise

Bruun and Buckley discussed whether the Board would like to consider adopting the record retention policy which is used by the University, with slight modifications to keep electronic documents indefinitely and archive most paper documents after 5 years. The modified policy will be formally presented to the Board for action at next meeting.

Harter adjourned the meeting at 9:30 am.


Respectfully submitted,


Susan Johnson
Assistant Secretary

 

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8:00 AM
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164

 

Agenda

 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, APRIL 4, 2019 - HARTER

 

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - HUSH

  • UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
  • HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
  • POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
  • MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) - REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • BOT AUDIT UPDATE - BRUUN

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - PACKEBUSH

  • FUND & FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW - BRUUN
  • INNOVATION CAMPUS UPDATE - TOMBLIN

IV. NOMINATING REPORT - SCHWAN

 

V. 67214 PROJECT - SCHWAN

 

VI. CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENTS - BUCKLEY

 

VII. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - TOMPKINS

  • CITY/COUNTY MILL LEVY BUDGET VISITS

 

VIII. AS MAY ARISE

 

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Ken Hush - Chair, Laurie Labarca, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter)

 

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Steve Packebush - Chair, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Sheryl Wohlford, Pierre Harter)

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Cindy Schwan - Chair, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Sheryl Wohlford, Perre Harter)

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting/Event Dates

Friday, September 20, 2019 – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, October 24, 2019 – President’s Club, Wichita Marriott, 5:30 pm

Monday, December 2, 2019 – BOT Holiday Dinner, TBD 6:30 pm

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, July 9, 2020 – EEB, Rm 164

Thursday, September 17, 2020 – EEB, Rm 164

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board Meeting
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8:00 am
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164

 
In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Steve Packebush, Laurie Labarca, Cindy Schwan, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Pierre Harter, and Vernell Jackson. Also present were Andy Tompkins, John Tomblin, Mert Buckley, Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, Lou Heldman.

Approval of Minutes

Harter started the meeting at 8:00 am. Jackson made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 4, 2019 meeting. Norton seconded and the motion passed.

Finance and Audit Reports

Bruun reviewed the financial reports. The group stated they would like a representative from the foundation to come to September meeting to discuss foundation investment returns. Bruun talked about the audit process and scheduled the auditor to be at the September meeting to review the BOT Audit report. The Finance and Audit committee may meet before that time to review and discuss the audit. The Board agreed all financial reports were in order, Norton made a motion to accept the reports, Wohlford seconded and the motion passed.

Campus Development Report

Packebush presented the Campus Development Financial plan with Bruun. Bruun reviewed the 10 year financial plans for the Mill Levy and the Campus Development Fund. Tomblin gave an overview of the new construction on campus and the possibility to combine the Alumni Center, Welcome Center and Workforce Development group into one location at the Marcus Welcome Center. Another project will be to finish the parking lot for the east side of the retail area at Braeburn Square. The hotel will break ground soon, P3 and the crash lab will be completed in October, the Wellness and Fitness center will be spectacular. A nine foot sculpture of WuShock will be displayed in front of the wellness center, creating a new location for photo opportunities. Jackson made a motion to accept the report, Harter seconded and the motion passed. Tomblin reported on the research awarded to WSU from the Department of Defense and other business partners. Future plans for the innovation campus would be a research center for IT and technology, helping develop the management of information and data. Packebush made a motion to receive the report, Labarca seconded and the motion passed.

Nominating Committee Report

Schwan motioned that the Board of Trustees Slate of Officers remain the same. Norton seconded and the motion passed. Schwan motioned that David Unruh receive the BOT award for FY20 presented at the President’s Club event, October 24, 2019. Wohlford seconded and the motion passed.


OFFICERS

Pierre Harter (Chair)
Laurie Labarca (Vice Chair)
Ken Hush (Treasurer)
Troy Bruun (Assistant Treasurer)
Vernell Jackson (Secretary)
Susan Johnson (Assistant Secretary)
Andrew J. Schlapp (Executive Director)


67214 Project

Schlapp discussed an opportunity for the board to help fund a study by the City, with a one-time gift of $10,000, to improve the economic conditions in opportunity zones in Wichita. Labarca made a motion to fund the project, Packebush seconded and the motion passed.

Conflict of Interest Statements
Buckley asked the board members to fill out their annual conflict of interest statements.

 

University Update

Tompkins thanked all the board members for taking the time to meet with him individually before this meeting. He discussed the process for getting the new business building started, how tuition has been held flat for WSU for the first time since 1989, the reduction in state support for the university’s budget, now about 30% comes from the state and 70% from students and the need to grow without state funds. We received exciting news this month that one of our faculty members, Dr. Alexandre Shvartsburg, assistant professor in the Chemistry department, was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. This is a major national honor. He is the only faculty member from Kansas receiving the award this year and is one of only three from Kansas who has ever received it. WSU has two new deans, Larisa Genin, Dean of Barton School of Business and Coleen Pugh, Dean of WSU Graduate School. The priorities for this school year will be raising more need based aid, helping with financial literacy, 4-5 year graduation rates, review strategic plan, create a master facilities plan and differed maintenance plan and Shock the Worlds last year emphasis on support for faculty. The presidential search process was discussed, a group of selected candidates will be presented to the search committee this fall.

As May Arise

Bruun asked the board to consider adopting the record retention policy which is used by the University, and is currently being modified. The modified policy will be formally presented to the Board for action soon.

Schwan moved to receive reports, Labarca seconded and the motion passed. Harter adjourned the meeting at 9:15 am.


Respectfully submitted,


Susan Johnson
Assistant Secretary

 

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Board of Trustees Meetings

Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM
John Bardo Center, Room 164

 

Agenda

 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, JULY 11, 2019 - HARTER

 

II. NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT - WOHLFORD

 

III. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - NORTON

  • BOT AUDIT - BRUUN (BKD)
  • POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
  • UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
  • HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
  • MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES - BRUUN
  • OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) - REVENUE & EXPENDITURES

IV. WOODMAN EXPENSES - BRUUN

 

V. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - PACKEBUSH

  • FUND & FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW - PACKEBUSH
  • INNOVATION CAMPUS UPDATE - TOMBLIN

VI. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - TOMPKINS

 

VII. EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

VIII. AS MAY ARISE

 

  

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Joe Norton, Laurie Labarca, Keith Stevens, Pierre Harter)

 

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Steve Packebush, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Sheryl Wohlford)

 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Sheryl Wohlford, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Pierre Harter)

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting/Event Dates

Thursday, October 24, 2019 – President’s Club, Wichita Marriott, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – BOT Holiday Dinner, TBD 6:30 pm

Thursday, January 9, 2020 – WSU Old Town, 213 N. Mead, Room A102

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – John Bardo Center, Rm 164

Thursday, July 9, 2020 – John Bardo Center, Rm 164

Thursday, September 17, 2020 – John Bardo Center, Rm 164

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WSU Board of Trustees

Board Meeting
Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 am
164 Room, John Bardo Center

 

In attendance were board members Sheryl Wohlford, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Vernell Jackson, Steve Packebush, Pierre Harter, and Keith Stevens. Also present were Andy Tompkins, Susan Johnson, Andy Schlapp, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Lou Heldman, Mert Buckley, Jeff Jarman (faculty senate president), Matthew Kelly (The Sunflower), Stephan Bisaha (KMUW), Teresa Moore and Teresa Seymour (BKD).

Approval of Minutes

Harter started the meeting at 9:00 am. Harter thanked Ken Hush and Cindy Schwan for their years of service to the Board, and he welcomed new members Keith Stevens and Nancy McCarthy Snyder, everyone introduced themselves. Wohlford made a motion to approve the minutes from the July 11, 2019 meeting. Norton seconded and the motion passed.

Nominating Committee Report

Wohlford moved that Joe Norton fill open position of Treasurer, Winters seconded, Norton abstained and the motion passed.

Finance and Audit Report

Norton asked Bruun to introduce the auditor, Teresa Seymour, from BKD. Seymour reviewed the draft 2019 Audit and management letter with the board, stating they will issue a clean audit. Norton stated the Finance and Audit Committee had reviewed the draft audit and made a motion the board accept the financial statements, subject to modification and finalization, and authorize the chair and treasurer to approve the final audit report, Harter seconded and the motion passed.

Norton moved that the board recess into Executive Session to discuss the financial affairs related to the audit report with the accountants and with the open meeting to resume in this room in five minutes. The session started at 9:22 am and ended at 9:30 am and no action was taken.

Bruun reviewed the finance reports, Norton motioned to receive the financial reports, Winters seconded and the motion passed. Harter said a Foundation representative will be at the April 2020 meeting to discuss the investment strategy for the BOT funds and asked that Johnson send out the material ahead of the meeting for Board review and comment.

Woodman Expenses

Bruun discussed the estimate for repair work at Woodman, Wohlford moved to approve the expenditure, Jackson seconded and the motion passed.

Campus Development Report

Packebush asked Bruun to review the campus development fund and financial plan. He stated the plan is unchanged from the July meeting and is going according to plan.

Tomblin presented a campus update with a PowerPoint presentation. He showed the 30% increase in undergraduate students from the I-35 corridor and talked about WSU being 3rd in the nation for social mobility index. The P2 building is 100% occupied, the Hyatt Place is now under construction, the Student Health & Wellness Center is progressing on schedule, the P3 spec building is under construction and awaiting tenants, the crash lab is under construction with the new accelerated sled, ATLAS is under construction in the new addition to the NIAR building, and an E-Sports Arena is possibly coming to the east side of Braeburn lake. Packebush motioned to receive and file the report, Wohlford seconded and the motion passed.

University Update

Tompkins talked about the increase in enrollment growth is coming from international students and I-35 corridor students. He discussed the renaming of the Experiential Engineering Building to the John Bardo Center which will happen during Sip & See on October 4, 2019, from 5:30-7:30 pm, remarks by Senator Moran and Dr. Tompkins at 6:00 pm. The Kansas Board of Regents are coming for a visit to WSU on October 16 & 17, he also discussed the new program on K-State’s campus for WSU nursing degree. He talked about possible deferred maintenance funds being available to update and repair campus buildings and work is being done to create a master facilities update plan of campus.

Executive Session

Harter asked for the following motion which was made Norton, seconded by Winters and approved at 10:34 am.

Motion that we recess into Executive Session to discuss possible financial obligations the Board might have relative to a potential occupant for the Innovation Campus. The justification for the recess is the need to discuss data relating to the financial affairs or trade secrets of a corporation or other entities. The open meeting will resume in this room no earlier than 10:52 AM.

The session started at 10:34 am and ended at 10:54 am and no action was taken.

As May Arise

Wohlford moved to receive the reports, Norton seconded and the motion passed. Harter adjourned the meeting at 10:54 am.


Respectfully submitted,


Susan Johnson
Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, January 9, 2020

WSU OLD TOWN, 213 N. Mead, 8:00 AM, Rm A102

Agenda


I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 - HARTER

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - NORTON

- UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
- HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
- POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
- MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
- OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - PACKEBUSH

- FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW – BRUUN

IV. WOODMAN BUILDING EXPENSES – SCHLAPP/BRUUN

V. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - SCHLAPP

VI. TOUR

VII. OPTIONAL – BRAND AWARENESS DISCUSSION – MISTY BRUCKNER


FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Joe Norton, Laurie Labarca, Keith Stevens, Pierre Harter)

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Steve Packebush, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Sheryl Wohlford)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Sheryl Wohlford, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Pierre Harter)


Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – EEB, Rm 164
Thursday, July 9, 2020 – EEB, Rm 164
Friday, September 17, 2020 – EEB, Rm 164

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, January 9, 2020

WSU OLD TOWN, 213 N. Mead, 8:00 AM, Rm A102

 

In attendance were board members Pierre Harter, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Vernell Jackson, Steve Packebush, Sheryl Wohlford, Laurie Labarca, Nancy McCarthy Snyder and Keith Stevens.  Also present were Andy Schlapp, Susan Johnson, Troy Bruun, Mert Buckley, and a representative from The Sunflower. 

Approval of Minutes 

Harter started the meeting at 8:00 am.  Jackson made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 20, 2019 meeting.  Wohlford seconded and the motion passed.

Finance and Audit Report

Norton asked Bruun to review the finance reports including the campus development fund and financial plan.  Norton said a Foundation representative will be at the April 2020 meeting to discuss the investment strategy for the BOT funds and the Gore fund (which is invested separately) and asked that Johnson send out the material ahead of the meeting for the committee to review and comment. Norton motioned to receive the financial reports, Winters seconded and the motion passed.

Woodman Expenses

Schlapp reviewed and discussed the request for funds for restroom maintenance and improvements at Woodman Alumni Center with the board members. Winters motioned to approve an allocation of $25,000 for the base bid and up to $32,500 pending review and approval of additional requested finishes and fixtures by Packebush.  Labarca seconded and the motion passed.  Schlapp also stated he will meet with the Center for Management Development about their lease agreement and report back at next meeting.

University Update

Schlapp discussed the opening of the YMCA which will help bring the community to campus.  Parking at the YMCA was discussed. The YMCA parking lot will be for off-campus visitors from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Students, faculty and staff can park at the Y any other time outside of those hours. This allows a balance that encourages community members to come to the YMCA and enjoy the rest of our campus and services at nearby Braeburn Square. Parking rules are subject to change, however, as usage for the YMCA is determined. Students utilizing the Student Wellness Center may park in designated spaces. Once the urgent care center is open, there will also be designated spots for visitors.  Fuzzy’s Taco is offering a shuttle bus service before and after Men’s basketball games.  Dr. Jay Golden will be on campus starting January 14, 2020 and he has a bold vision for Wichita State University.

A tour of the WSU Old Town facility and participation in a WSU Brand survey was offered to the board following the meeting.  Harter adjourned the meeting at 9:36 am.  

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Johnson

Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Zoom Remote Meeting, 8:00 AM 

AGENDA


I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, JANUARY 9, 2020 - HARTER

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - NORTON

- UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
- HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
- UPDATE ON POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS - FOUNDATION
- MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
- OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - PACKEBUSH

- FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW – BRUUN

IV. FY2021 MILL LEVY BUDGET REVIEW & APPROVAL - BRUUN

V. NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION DISCUSSION - SCHLAPP

VI. CAMPUS UPDATE - GOLDEN

VII. AS MAY ARISE


FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Joe Norton, Laurie Labarca, Keith Stevens, Pierre Harter)

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Steve Packebush, Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Sheryl Wohlford)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Sheryl Wohlford, Joe Norton, Tom Winters, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Pierre Harter)

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, July 9, 2020 – JBC, Rm 164
Thursday, September 24, 2020 – JBC, Rm 164

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board Meeting
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 8:00 am
Zoom Remote Meeting

Minutes

 

In attendance were board members Pierre Harter, Tom Winters, Joe Norton, Vernell Jackson, Steve Packebush, Sheryl Wohlford, Laurie Labarca, Nancy McCarthy Snyder and Keith Stevens.  Also present were Andy Schlapp, Susan Johnson, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Lou Heldman, John Tomblin, Jay Golden, Mert Buckley, and Paul Sullentrop.

Approval of Minutes

Harter started the meeting at 8:00 am.  Stevens made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 9, 2020 meeting.  Wohlford seconded and the motion passed.

Finance and Audit Report

Norton asked Bruun to review the finance and audit reports.  Norton asked for a Foundation representative to attend the July 2020 meeting to discuss the investment strategy for the BOT funds and the Gore fund. Schlapp continues to be in conversations with the Center for Management Development about their lease agreement.  Norton motioned to receive the financial reports, McCarthy Snyder seconded and the motion passed.

Campus Development Report

Bruun reviewed the campus development financial plan.  Schlapp discussed the restroom renovation at the Woodman building, they are reviewing bids for the project.  Packebush will review and approve of additional requested finishes and fixtures as agreed upon in the January meeting.  Packebush motioned to receive the financial reports and Labarca seconded, the motion passed. 

FY2021 Mill Levy Budget Review & Approval

Bruun reviewed the FY2021Mill Levy Budget, Schlapp and Dr. Golden will be visiting with the County and City leaders about the budget in June.  Wohlford motioned to receive the budget, Packebush seconded and the motion passed.

National Institute for Digital Transformation Discussion

Schlapp led the discussion about the need to diversity the economy and a way to attract new innovative companies to move to Kansas.  The BOT has been asked to invest in a lab in the building, which will provide an opportunity for WSU students to have an applied learning experience.  Norton asked for more information on the project before the board makes a decision.  The Finance and Audit committee will evaluate and bring for further consideration at next BOT meeting.  Labarca made a motion that the BOT is interested in providing support for this project and will wait for additional detail to make final decision at July meeting.  Packebush seconded and the motion passed.

Open Records Discussion

Buckley stated the BOT currently does not have an Open Records Policy, he would like to create one that mirrors the university’s and have it for review at the July meeting.

 

Campus Update

Golden provided an update stating that on his 90th day he had to close campus due to the COVID-19 situation and WSU classes have been moved to on-line format.  Fewer than 100 students are living in the residence halls.  Research continues, especially in health areas, WSU was a collection point for Personal Protective Equipment for the county.  WSU hopes to start up again in the fall with new protocols, with a focus on research and community engagement and is reaching out to community leaders to get their input as we develop a new marketing brand for the next decade.  KBOR approved the request to tear down Cessna Stadium to rebuild for new athletic programs.

Harter ended the meeting at 8:58 am.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Susan Johnson

Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday, July 31, 2020, 8:00 AM 

Zoom Remote Meeting 

AGENDA

 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES, APRIL 2, 2020 –HARTER                                              

 

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - HARTER

-UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS-BARRETT

-HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND-BARRETT

-POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS-BARRETT

-MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES-BRUUN

-OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES-BRUUN

-BOT AUDIT UPDATE-BRUUN

-NIDT FUNDING -HARTER

 

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - PACKEBUSH

-FUND & FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW – BRUUN

-WOODMAN REMODEL PROJECT UPDATE -PACKEBUSH

 

IV. DISCUSSION ABOUT OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES - HARTER

 

V. KORA POLICY – BUCKLEY

 

VI. UNIVERSITY UPDATE – GOLDEN 

-CITY/COUNTY MILL LEVY BUDGET VISITS

 

VII. AS MAY ARISE

 

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Laurie Labarca, Keith Stevens, Pierre Harter)

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Steve Packebush, Tom Winters, Nancy McCarthy Snyder)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Tom Winters, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Pierre Harter)

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, September 24, 2020 – 8 am, TBD location

 

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday, July 31, 2020, 8:00 AM 

Zoom Remote Meeting

Minutes

In attendance were board members Pierre Harter, Tom Winters, Dan Rouser, Steve Packebush, Connie Dietz, Laurie Labarca, Nancy McCarthy Snyder and Keith Stevens.  Also present were Andy Schlapp, Susan Johnson, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Susan Barrett, Jay Golden, Mert Buckley, and Hamilton Lee from Cambridge Associates and Dawn Tatum with Perry Winter from Commerce Trust Company.  Absent Vernell Jackson.

Approval of Minutes

Harter started the meeting at 8:02 am.   Harter made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 2, 2020 meeting, Labarca seconded and the motion passed.  Harter thanked Joe Norton and Sheryl Wohlford for their years of service to the Board of Trustees and welcomed new members Connie Dietz and Dan Rouser.

Finance and Audit Report

Harter asked Susan Barrett from the Foundation to introduce the representatives to discuss the investment strategy for the BoT funds and the Gore fund. Hamilton Lee from Cambridge Associates reviewed a detailed report and stated their performance objective was to outperform spending plus inflation and to meet the target of 5.65%. Dawn Tatum from Commerce Trust Company discussed the history of the Gore scholarship trust and had Perry Winter review the report.

Schlapp discussed the quasi-endowed fund which is lease income created to fund maintenance projects at Woodman Alumni Center and other BoT projects.

Brunn updated the board on the mill levy budget and said the audit by BKD will be complete in September and the board will review and accept the audit at the next meeting Sept. 24. Harter motioned to receive the financial reports, McCarthy Snyder asked for a correction to the spelling of her name on May 6 meeting minutes, Labarca seconded and the motion passed. 

Harter discussed the National Institute for Digital Transformation building funding commitment by the WSU Board of Trustees.  He stated the Finance and Audit committee met on May 6 and June 25 to discuss and evaluate this commitment and agreed to make a motion to the full board.  The motion from the June 25 meeting was that the committee report to the BoT that sufficient funds are planned to be available to the BoT to make an approximate $532,000 annual financial commitment to the University for the NIDT project and not adversely affect the financial soundness of the BoT in future years, should the BoT determine it advisable to proceed with such an agreement. 

The full board discussed this commitment at length.  Golden discussed his vision for the university - to create a student experience that includes access, affordability and applied learning opportunities.  His other goals include growing the economy and creating jobs, improving the quality of life by improving health, income and education disparities.  He believes the NIDT project will allow this to happen and is very

excited for our students.  The BoT discussed that it is not deciding on whether it would be a new building or an upgrade to an existing building, that is the university’s decision and had already been decided by the university after much discussion. A motion was made by Winters for BoT to provide funding for the National Institute of Digital Transformation in the amount of $532,000 starting in FY22 for 30 years, the details of which would be provided for in an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding), Labarca seconded.  Labarca, Winters, Harter, Dietz, Packebush supported the motion, Rouser & Stevens opposed, and McCarthy Snyder abstained, Jackson was absent.  The motion passed.  Rouser added documentation about his decision for the record as an attachment to the minutes.

Campus Development Report

Bruun reviewed the campus development report and financial plan.  Packebush reviewed the bathroom upgrades with representatives from Woodman and recommended the BoT provide no more than $95,000 to renovate the three sets of restrooms at the Woodman Alumni Center Building and bring all of them, including the basement restrooms, up to ADA standards with reasonable fixtures and finishes.  McCarthy Snyder moved, Harter seconded, and the motion passed.  Harter asked for a motion to receive the financial reports and campus development reports, Labarca moved and Dietz seconded, the motion passed. 

Discussion about Officers and Committees

Schlapp discussed the history and development of committees of the WSU Board of Trustees, the only committee that is required per the by-laws is the Finance and Audit Committee.  Harter asked for discussion, it was decided each member would notify Harter of which committees he or she would like to be on prior to the September 24, 2020 meeting, the first 30-60 minutes of the Sept 24th meeting would be the nominating committee meeting and any member could attend if they wanted, but only nominating committee members are required.

KORA Policy

Buckley created a written policy for the BoT which essentially mirrors the WSU policy. Previously the BoT had been following WSU policy.  Andy Schlapp was selected to be the custodian and receive the requests for records.  Stevens made a motion to adopt the WSU BoT Open Records Policy with Andy Schlapp as the custodian, Labarca seconded and the motion passed.

University Update

Schlapp said the city/county mill levy meetings were very positive and both groups were happy with Wichita State’s initiatives and partnership. 

Harter ended the meeting at 11:07 am.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Susan Johnson

Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 8:00 AM 

Zoom Remote Meeting 

Agenda

I. BOT AUDIT – BRUUN & BKD


II. NOMINATING COMMITTEE

- APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES, July 9 & September 9, 2019 –HARTER
- NOMINATION & VOTE OF SLATE OF OFFICERS FOR FY21 - HARTER
- BOARD OF TRUSTEES AWARD
- BOT REPRESENTATIVE TO WICHITA STATE INNOVATION ALLIANCE


III. APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES, July 21, 2020 – HARTER


IV. PRESENTATION BY DR. GOLDEN – VISION FOR UNIVERSITY


V. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - HARTER

- UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
- HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
- POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
- MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
- OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES


VI. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - PACKEBUSH

- FUND & FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW – BRUUN

 

VII. AS MAY ARISE


FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Pierre Harter (Chair), Laurie Labarca, Nancy McCarthy Snyder)
CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
(Steve Packebush (Chair), Connie Dietz, Dan Rouser)
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
(Tom Winters (Chair), Keith Stevens, Vernell Jackson)


Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Thursday, April 4, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 8:00 AM 

Zoom Remote Meeting 

 

Minutes

In attendance were Tom Winters, Pierre Harter, Laurie Labarca, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Steve Packebush, Connie Dietz, Dan Rouser, Keith Stevens and Vernell Jackson. Also in attendance were Andy Schlapp, Dr. Jay Golden, Troy Bruun, Teresa Moore, Werner Golling, Mert Buckley, Susan Johnson and Teresa Seymour (BKD).

BOT Audit 

Bruun introduced Teresa Moore, WSU accountant for the board, then introduced Teresa Seymour from BKD. Seymour reviewed the draft 2020 audit and management letter with the board, stating they will issue a clean audit. Harter moved, Labarca seconded that the board would recess into Executive Session to discuss the financial affairs of the Board with the accountants relating to the audit report. The open meeting resumed at 8:30 am and no action was taken. McCarthy Snyder motioned to approve the audit, Dietz seconded and the motion passed.

Nominating Committee

Winters led the discussion for the nominating committee, which is recorded in the Nominating Committee minutes.

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes

Labarca moved to approve the minutes from the July 21, 2020 meeting, Winters seconded and the motion passed.

Presentation by Dr. Golden

Dr. Golden gave an update of his initiatives for Wichita State which include diversifying the economy with the Smart Factory, National Institute for Digital Transformation, Health/Bioengineering Research Campus partnering with University of Kansas and explained the Presidents Convergence Sciences Initiatives. He
invited the board to attend the upcoming presentation of the University Village@WSU community initiative. He also discussed the microenterprise program including venture funding and the creation of a WSU network with surrounding community colleges to share programs.

Finance & Audit Report/Campus Development Report

Bruun reviewed the financial reports with the board. Harter made a motion to receive the reports, Labarca
seconded the motion passed.

As May Arise

Labarca moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 am, Dietz seconded.


Respectfully submitted,
Susan Johnson
Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 8:00 AM 

Zoom Remote Meeting 

Agenda

 

I. APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES, September 24, 2020 – HARTER
II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT – MCCARTHY SNYDER

- UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
- HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
- POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
- MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
- OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - PACKEBUSH

- WOODMAN RESTROOM REMODEL/EMERGENCY REPAIR UPDATE
- FUND & FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW

IV. CMD ANNUAL MAINTENACE FEE - SCHLAPP
V. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - MUMA
VI. AS MAY ARISE

 

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Nancy McCarthy Snyder (Chair), Pierre Harter, Laurie Labarca)

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Steve Packebush (Chair), Connie Dietz, Dan Rouser)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Tom Winters (Chair), Keith Stevens, Vernell Jackson)


Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 8:00 AM 

Zoom Remote Meeting

 

Minutes

In attendance were Tom Winters, Pierre Harter, Laurie Labarca, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Steve Packebush, Connie Dietz, Dan Rouser, and Keith Stevens.  Also, in attendance were Andy Schlapp, Dr. Rick Muma, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Mert Buckley and Susan Johnson.

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes

McCarthy Snyder moved to approve the minutes from the September 24, 2020 meeting, Packebush seconded and the motion passed.

Finance & Audit Report

McCarthy Snyder asked Bruun to review the financial reports with the board.  For the April meeting, Bruun will share NACUBO report to show comparisons for investment returns from peer universities and will work with Foundation to start reviewing both funds annually (the endowed pool with the Foundation as well as the separately invested Gore fund).  He also reviewed the Mill Levy Budget and said everything was on track. Dietz made a motion to receive the reports, Labarca seconded and the motion passed.

Campus Development Report

The Campus Development Financial fund and financial plan are going according to plan.  Packebush said Foundation is still in bidding phase of restroom remodel with bids due February 1st, if costs exceed agreed upon budget he will revisit to see what can be done to finish the project.  Golling explained the emergency repair for sewage ejection pump; repair was completed.  Rouser made a motion to receive the report, Stevens seconded, and the motion passed.

CMD Annual Maintenance Fee

Center for Management Development has not been able to have on-site classes in Woodman Alumni Center due to the pandemic, so they asked for a reduction to $5,000 for their rent payment.  Schlapp agreed to this arrangement.

University Update

Muma shared a presentation that he recently gave to the South-Central Legislative Delegation highlighting Wichita State priorities:  Being An Economic Driver, Generating Jobs across the state, Growing the Economy, Providing Cultural Amenities.  Discussed how WSU is committed to the Kansas Board of Regents “Building a Future” plan.  WSU is Kansas’s best value for accessibility and affordability.  Muma discussed a small decline in spring enrollment but an increase in completed fall applications.  Stated that WSU is developing a pipeline for jobs of tomorrow, working on recruiting talent to Wichita, and has seen an increase of 30% of students from I-35 corridor since beginning of this emphasis.  Four new degree programs have been approved to support Digital Transformation, and School of Computing in the College of Engineering will grow new degrees and short courses.  WSU is increasing economic prosperity of Wichita by bringing many new companies to the Innovation Campus.  The Molecular Diagnostics Lab @ WSU was developed and has been very busy providing COVID testing for our region.  Golling provided a design update on the National Center for Digital Transformation building. 

Muma discussed exploring a Health Science Center with University of Kansas to combine Health Professions and Medical School, sharing facilities and programs.  Research awards have increased both federal and non-federally funded, but also stated future state investment is critical - such as extension of Engineering Initiative Act to FY 2032 and continued investment in digital transformation.  There was discussion that the state will be tracking the retention of graduates in Kansas to measure their investment in the universities, WSU is well positioned for this. 

As May Arise

Dietz asked Packebush to give update on Presidential Search he said they have meetings scheduled and look for a July 1 announcement.  McCarthy Snyder moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 am, Stevens seconded. 

 

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Johnson
Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 8:00 AM

Zoom meeting

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AGENDA

 

I. APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES, January 14, 2021 – HARTER

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT – MCCARTHY SNYDER

 - MILL LEVY SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING – SURENDER
 - MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
 - POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
 - NACUBO REPORT DISCUSSION - BRUUN
-  UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
 - HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
 - OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
 - FY2022 MILL LEVY BUDGET REVIEW & APPROVAL – MCCARTHY SNYDER 

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT REPORT - PACKEBUSH

- WOODMAN RESTROOM REMODEL/EMERGENCY REPAIR UPDATE
- FUND & FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW

IV. UNIVERSITY UPDATE - MUMA

V. AS MAY ARISE

 

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE

(Nancy McCarthy Snyder (Chair), Pierre Harter, Laurie Labarca)

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

(Steve Packebush (Chair), Connie Dietz, Dan Rouser)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

(Tom Winters (Chair), Keith Stevens, Vernell Jackson)

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, September 23, 2021

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 8:00 AM

Zoom meeting

Minutes

In attendance were Tom Winters, Pierre Harter, Vernell Jackson, Laurie Labarca, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Steve Packebush, Connie Dietz, Dan Rouser, and Keith Stevens.  Also, in attendance were Sheelu Surender, Andy Schlapp, Dr. Rick Muma, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Mert Buckley and Susan Johnson.

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes

Labarca moved to approve the minutes from the January 14, 2021 meeting, McCarthy Snyder seconded and the motion passed.

Finance & Audit Report

Sheelu Surender shared a presentation on the Mill Levy Scholarship funding.  Her goal is to help students have affordable access to their college education.  The funds are divided about 50% for merit and 50% for need.  In FY2019 the Sedgwick County Access Grant was offered which is a gap scholarship for financial need.  FY2022 will be the start of the Shocker Promise scholarships – tuition & fees for Shocker Pell eligible neighborhood students.  Surender would like to increase the amount of funding for the Shocker Promise scholarship program.

McCarthy Snyder asked Bruun to review the financial reports with the board.  He also reviewed the Mill Levy Budget and said everything was on track.

FY2022 Mill Levy Budget Review & Approval

Bruun reviewed the FY2022 Mill Levy budget.  There was discussion on the amount of money put towards scholarships and the NIRDT funding commitment.  McCarthy Snyder asked for motion to approve the FY22 budget, Dietz moved, Packebush seconded and Rouser and Stevens opposed, the motion passed.

Campus Development Report

Packebush discussed the restroom remodel - to proceed with all 3 sets of bathrooms up to ADA standards budget amount needs to be increased from $95,000 to $140,000.  Packebush asked for motion to approve the increased budget amount, Rouser motioned, Stevens seconded and the motion passed. 

Bruun reviewed the Campus Development Financial Plan.  McCarthy Snyder made a motion to receive the report, Rouser seconded, and the motion passed.

University Update

Muma discussed the COVID health/safety guidelines for campus.  Stated his focus is on providing affordable education access to students, supporting business with a talent pipeline and increasing the economic prosperity of south central Kansas and the region.  He said we have a strong freshman class for FY21, had the highest freshman retention rate ever, and have increased diversity in our student population.  WSU is working to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution which will bring more federal funding.  Some upcoming projects to support students are:  an addition to Marcus Welcome Center to focus on full life cycle from student to career, remodel of Clinton to incorporate all student support services, take off-line Brennen I, II, III and building on  17th/Hillside to make way for Shocker Neighborhood projects. 

The NIDT building has changed its name to incorporate “research” so it is now is the National Institute for Research and Digital Transformation (NIRDT). Currently, 20 companies are on campus, including the Deloitte Smart Factory giving applied learning experiences and providing a talent pipeline to businesses in our region.  WSU is working to diversify research and increase PHD students stipends.  Schlapp discussed what is happening with the legislature.

The group discussed having a retreat for the July meeting to plan for the future and develop priorities.

As May Arise

No items.  Labarca moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:08 am, Dietz seconded. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Johnson

Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 8:00 AM 

John Bardo Center, Room 164

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AGENDA

 

I. BOT AUDIT - BRUNN & BKD

II. PRESENTATION BY DR. MUMA – GOALS FOR WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY

III. APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES, APRIL 1, 2021 – HARTER

IV. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT - MCCARTHY SNYDER

- UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS

- HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
- POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
- MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
- OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
- FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW
- CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT FUND REVIEW

V. NOMINATING COMMITTEE

- APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES, JULY 29, 2021 –HARTER

- NOMINATION & VOTE OF SLATE OF OFFICERS FOR FY22 - HARTER

VI. RECOGNITION OF PAST BOARD MEMBERS – HARTER

- TOM WINTERS, VERNELL JACKSON, STEVE PACKEBUSH

VII. AS MAY ARISE

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 8:01 AM 

John Bardo Center, Room 164

Minutes

In attendance were Pierre Harter, Laurie Labarca, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Keith Stevens, Connie Dietz, Tracee Adams, Junetta Everett, Kevin McWhorter and Dan Rouser. Also in attendance were Andy Schlapp, Dr. Rick Muma, Troy Bruun, Teresa Moore, Werner Golling, Mert Buckley, Susan Johnson and Teresa Seymour (BKD).

BOT Audit
Bruun introduced Teresa Moore, WSU accountant for the board, then introduced Teresa Seymour from BKD. Seymour reviewed the draft 2021 audit and management letter with the board, stating they will issue a clean audit. McCarthy Snyder moved, Labarca seconded that the board would recess into Executive
Session to discuss the financial affairs of the Board with the accountants relating to the audit report. The open meeting resumed at 8:40 am and no action was taken. Dietz motioned to approve the audit, McCarthy Snyder seconded, and the motion passed.


Presentation by Dr. Muma
Dr. Muma gave a presentation about his goals for Wichita State to become one of the nation’s premier urban public research universities. He showed that WSU’s strategic plan follows the Kansas Board of Regents “Build a Future” plan which mirrors Wichita State’s priorities. Wichita State is the only regional university that is growing enrollment and showing that the investments on campus are helping that growth. He discussed the current projects on campus – Woolsey Hall, Smart Factory, NetApp, NIRDT and initial talks with KU for a shared academic health science center downtown. His recommendations to the board are to maintain infrastructure investment at 30-33%, maintain scholarship investment at 60-66% and creation of a new fund for University Strategic Initiatives and asks the board to support the vision for the university. Dr. Muma and Andy Schlapp will update the board on Innovation Campus developments at the next meeting.

Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
McCarthy Snyder moved to approve the minutes from the April 1, 2021 meeting, Labarca seconded, and the motion passed.

Finance & Audit Report
McCarthy Snyder asked Bruun to review the financial reports with the board. The Board discussed the financial plan and budget in great detail.  The Board agreed to uphold the previous approval of the financial plan and budget. Bruun will prepare a list of the WSU Board of Trustees infrastructure investments to date for the next meeting. Rouser made a motion to receive the reports, Dietz seconded, the motion passed.

Nominating Committee
Harter discussed the recommendation of the Nominating Committee to dissolve the Campus Development Committee and Nominating Committee until a future need arises and have the members of the Finance and Audit Committee include the full board. Rouser withdrew his name from the nomination for Chair
position. The board voted on the slate of officers:

Laurie Labarca (Chair)
Connie Dietz (Vice Chair)
Nancy McCarthy Snyder (Treasurer)
Junetta Everett (Secretary)

Labarca moved to approve the committee structure and the slate of officers, McCarthy Snyder seconded,
and the motion passed.

Harter moved to approve the Nominating Committee minutes from July 29, 2021 which recommended Bob Layton receive the Board of Trustees award for 2021 for his support of the Innovation Campus Development. The board approved this nomination (Bob Layton accepted), Stevens seconded and the motion passed.

Recognition of Past Board Members
Harter recognized the past board members – Tom Winters, Vernell Jackson and Steve Packebush and acknowledged their many years of dedicated service to the board.

As May Arise
Schlapp stated that he is in discussions with the Foundation about lease/ownership of the Woodman Alumni building. Harter moved to adjourn the meeting at 11:10 am, Labarca seconded.


Respectfully submitted,

Susan Johnson
Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meeting

January 13, 2022, 8:00 AM 

John Bardo Center, Room 164

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AGENDA

 

I. APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 – LABARCA

II. FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT – MCCARTHY SNYDER

  • POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS
  • UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS
  • HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND
  • INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS REVIEW
  • MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES
  • FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW
  • CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT FUND REVIEW

III. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT

  • WOODMAN REPAIRS - SCHLAPP

IV. WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY UPDATE - MUMA

V. INNOVATION CAMPUS UPDATE – SCHLAPP/MUMA

VI. AS MAY ARISE

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

WSU Board of Trustees 

Zoom Board Meeting

Thursday, January 13, 2022, 8:02 AM 

 

Minutes

In attendance were Pierre Harter, Laurie Labarca, Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Keith Stevens, Connie Dietz, Tracee Adams, Junetta Everett, Kevin McWhorter and Dan Rouser. Also in attendance were Andy Schlapp, Dr. Rick Muma, Troy Bruun, Werner Golling, Mert Buckley and Susan Johnson.


Approval of BOT minutes 9.23.21
Labarca welcomed the group to the meeting and asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the September 23, 2021 meeting. McCarthy Snyder moved to approve the minutes, Dietz seconded, and the motion passed.


Finance & Audit Report
McCarthy Snyder asked Bruun to review the financial reports with the board, noting that actual mill levy receipts are exceeding budgeted receipts will result in additional cash available for future initiatives. The current fiscal year is the final year for the Campus Development Fund. Beginning in FY 2023, the budget for
debt service will be included in the Mill Levy budget. Harter made a motion to receive the reports, Everett seconded, the motion passed.


Campus Development
Schlapp stated the restroom remodel had been completed and brought to the board a quote and explanation of the need for a chilled water expansion tank replacement at the Woodman Alumni Center. Labarca asked for a motion to approve the expenditure. McCarthy Snyder moved to approve, Stevens seconded, and the motion passed.


Wichita State University Update
Dr. Muma talked about pandemic and said Wichita State will continue to have in-person classes, masks continue to be required while inside University premises and with encouragement of vaccinations and boosters. Wichita State has the highest enrollment in the past 30 years, spring enrollment is up 1% and we have an increase of 63% in international students, especially from India. He talked about the Governor’s intent to increase funding of higher education in the State of Kansas budget. WSU continues to allocate funds to need-based aid to help students be able to stay in school and graduate. Muma discussed the new buildings on Innovation Campus which are preparing our students for the jobs of today and tomorrow. He talked about the importance of the proposed Academic Health Science Center to help grow the Kansas economy and provide more healthcare opportunities for students and the community including the MOU that was signed with the Kansas Health Science Center for the 3 + 4 program.

An inquiry was made as to how the Board could help as it relates to legislation. Dr. Muma and Andy
explained that while Board members are allowed to talk about the impact of what legislation can do, they can not lobby for anyone to support or vote in any certain way.


Draft Minutes
The board expressed interest in touring the new buildings on WSU’s Innovation Campus also the Kansas Health Science Center and WSU Tech’s culinary center downtown. Information will also be provided to board members about the Shocker Career Accelerator program and more about paid learning opportunities for students. Labarca called the meeting to a close at 9:07 am.


Respectfully submitted,


Susan Johnson, Assistant Secretary

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Board of Trustees Meeting

April 7, 2022, 8:00 AM 

John Bardo Center, Room 264, 8:00 AM

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AGENDA

 

I. APPROVAL OF BOARD MEETING MINUTES, JANUARY 13, 2022 – LABARCA

II.  FINANCE AND AUDIT REPORT – MCCARTHY SNYDER

-      POOLED INVESTMENT RETURNS

-      UPDATES TO WSU BOT ENDOWED FUNDS

-      HISTORY OF BOT OWNED FACILITIES MAINTENANCE QUASI-ENDOWED FUND

-      INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS REVIEW

-      MILL LEVY BUDGET & YEAR TO DATE REVENUE & EXPENDITURES

-      OPERATING BUDGET (BOT UNRESTRICTED) – REVENUE & EXPENDITURES

-      FINANCIAL PLAN REVIEW

-      CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT FUND REVIEW

III. FY2023 MILL LEVY BUDGET REVIEW & APPROVAL – MCCARTHY SNYDER

IV. CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT

-  WOODMAN WINDOW INSULATION – SCHLAPP

V. APPLIED LEARNING DISCUSSION - SCHLAPP

VI. WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY UPDATE - MUMA

VII. AS MAY ARISE

 

Upcoming BOT Meeting Dates

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

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Board of Trustees Meeting

July 28, 2022, 8:00 AM 

John Bardo Center, Room 164

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Board of Trustees Meeting

September 22, 2022, 8:00 AM 

John Bardo Center, Room 164

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