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January 27-28, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees on January 27-28, 2019 hosted by the University of Maine, the Board approved the following actions:

Acceptance of Minutes. The following meeting minutes were approved as presented:

November 18-19, 2018 – Board of Trustees Meeting
December 19, 2018 – Special Board of Trustees Meeting
December 20, 2018 – Investment Committee Meeting
January 7, 2019 – Human Resources & Labor Relations Committee Meeting
January 8, 2019 – Academic & Student Affairs Committee Meeting
January 10, 2019 – Finance, Facilities, Technology Committee Meeting
January 14, 2019 – Investment Committee Meeting
January 18, 2019 – Audit Committee Meeting

Approval of Appointment to the University of Maine Board of Agriculture
The Board of Trustees approved the following research faculty appointment to the UMaine Board of Agriculture: Dr. Robert Causey for a five year term effective January 30, 2019.

Approval of UMS External Audit Services
The Board of Trustees agreed with the Audit Committee’s selected respondent, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, for appointment as the UMS external audit firm for audit years 2019 through 2025, at the fees indicated in their December 14, 2018 fee proposal.

Recommendation for Private Equity Asset Allocation – Managed Investment Pool
The Board of Trustees approved the Investment Committee’s recommendation to make no additional investment in Private Equity in the Managed Investment Pool, beyond those related to the two existing private market investments.

Osher Map Library Foundation Ratification
The Board of Trustees ratified the execution and December 6, 2018 filing of Articles of Incorporation for the USM Osher Map Library Foundation to be in compliance with the June 22, 2018 UMS-Osher Agreement.

Confirmation of Honorary Degree Nominations for 2020
The Board of Trustees approved the 2020 nominations for Honorary Degrees as presented.

Approval of the Maine Economic Improvement Fund Annual Report
The Board of Trustees approved the 2018 Maine Economic Improvement Fund Annual Report as presented.

Approval of Tenure at Time of Hire, UM
The Board of Trustees approved tenure at the rank of Professor to the candidate for Dean of the Undergraduate College of Business at the University of Maine, with tenure to be effective if and when the administrative position ends and the individual assumes a full-time faculty position in the Undergraduate College of Business, in accordance with Board policy.

Confirmation of Student Representative to the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of the following Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, as amended: Student Representative, Nathan Carlow, USM – appointed for a two year term – Jan. 2019 to Jan. 2021

New Academic Program Proposal: Bachelor of Science in Public Health, USM
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and authorized the creation of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health for the University of Southern Maine.

New Academic Program Proposal: Ph.D in Leadership Studies, USM
The Board of Trustees authorized the creation of the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Leadership Studies for the University of Southern Maine.

Revised Board of Trustee Policy 203 Chancellor – Appointment & Responsibilities
The Board of Trustees adopted the proposed changes to Board Policy 203, Chancellor—Appointment and Responsibilities as presented.

Chancellor Search – Priorities and Preferred Characteristics
The Board of Trustees adopted the revised Priorities and Preferred Characteristics for the Chancellor as discussed.

The Board of Trustees reviewed the following agenda items as forwarded by the Finance, Facilities, & Technology Committee to the Consent Agenda from its meeting on January 10, 2019:

 Cyberbit Range, UMA
The Board of Trustees authorized the University of Maine at Augusta, to expend up to $855,000 over three years in grant and campus funds for the acquisition of the Cyberbit Range security training and simulation platform.

Machine Tool Lab Building Replacement, UM
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee for the University of Maine System acting through the University of Maine to expend up to $1.5 million from funds to be identified by the University of Maine Chief Business Officer and the University of Maine System Treasurer to construct a new facility of up to 5,900 square feet.

Master Plan, USM
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee and acknowledged the campus master plan from USM and, without granting Trustee approval for any specific expenditure or capital project that would otherwise require Trustee consideration, accepted the plan and encouraged the University to continue its efforts to maintain and act in accordance with the plan as well as other applicable directives of the Trustees.

Lease Request, Cooperative Extension, Greenland Point, UM
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee for the University of Maine System acting through the University of Maine to enter into a lease agreement for the Greenland Point Center located in Princeton, Maine and its approximately 63 acres and approximately 9,500 gross square feet of facility space, for a term of up to thirty years including renewals, with all final terms and conditions subject to review and approval by General Counsel and University Treasurer.

Real Property Acquisition, UMF
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee for the University of Maine System acting through the University of Maine at Farmington to purchase the property located at 274 Front Street in Farmington, Maine, comprised of approximately 10,384 square feet on 3.18 acres for the purpose of conducting a renovation by replacement of its Sweatt-Winter Childcare Center which includes early childhood programming and workforce training opportunities, with all final terms and conditions subject to review and approval of the University of Maine System Treasurer and General Counsel.

Bailey Hall Fire Protection and Electrical Upgrades, USM
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee for the University of Maine System acting through the University of Southern Maine to spend up to $2,580,000 in various funding sources, including Information Technology Services, Campus E&G, and 2018 Bond funds, to upgrade the Bailey Hall Fire protection and electrical systems.

Woodward Hall Renovation, USM
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee for the University of Maine System acting through the University of Southern Maine to spend up to $1,800,000 from various funding sources, including Bond and Campus E&G funds, on a renovation project for Woodward Hall.

Schematic Design of Career and Student Success Center, USM
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee for the expenditure of up to $1 million to begin the Schematic Design of the Career and Student Success Center at the University of Southern Maine with funding from the 2018 Facilities and Infrastructure Improvement Bonds.

Date of Next Meeting.
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on March 24-25, 2019 hosted by the University of Maine at Machias.