February 15, 2019

When: 8:00 a.m.

Where: Board Room, 401 Administration Building


Read minutes from the meeting. (PDF)



  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Proposed Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Public Participation
  5. President’s Report
  6. Gift, Grant and Contract Report (Dr. Hsu)
  7. Research Presentation (Darren Grant, Department of Physics-Astronomy)
    • Topic: Neutrino Hunting in the Antarctic
  8. Personnel Actions and Information Reports (Provost Youatt)
  9. Committee Reports and Other Items Requiring Board Approval
    1. Committee on Budget and Finance (Trustees Foster (Chair), Byrum, Ferguson, Kelly)
      1. FFE-Ned Brandt Faculty Excellence Fund
      2. Long-Term Lease Space in Grand Rapids Research Center Phase II
      3. Long-Term Lease with Michigan Shooting Centers, LLC at the John and Marnie Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training CenterLong
      4. Term-Lease with Panera, LLC at the Edward J. Minskoff Business Pavilion
      5. Authorization to Plan – Intramural Recreative Sports West-Outdoor Pool Refurbishment
      6. Authorization to Plan – Administration Building – Renovations to Third Floor
      7. Authorization to Proceed – McDonel Hall – Replace Domestic Water Service
    2. Committee on Academic Affairs (Trustees Byrum (Chair), Ferguson, Schlichting, Tebay)
      1. Establishment of Department of African American and African Studies in the College of
        Arts and Letters
    3. Committee on Audit, Risk and Compliance (Trustees Kelly (Chair), Mosallam, Schlichting, Scott)
      1. Reappointment of External Auditors for 2018-19
      2. Conflict of Interest – Approval of Contract Terms
      3. Conflict of Interest – Notice of Intent to Negotiate a Contract
    4. Committee on Student Life and Culture (Trustees Scott (Chair), Foster, Mosallam, Tebay)
  10. Chairperson’s Report and Trustees’ Comments
  11. Adjourn