May 21, 2013
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees on May 19-20, 2013 at the University of Maine System, the Board approved the following actions:
Acceptance of Minutes. The following minutes were approved as presented:
March 11, 2013 – Information Technology Committee Meeting
March 18, 2013 – Board of Trustees Meeting and Committee Meetings
April 2, 2013 – Executive Committee Meeting
Awarding of Tenure, UM. The Board of Trustee granted tenure to Dr. Nigel Pitt, UM as presented.
FY2014 Operating Budget and Recommended Student ChargesThe Board of Trustees approved the FY2014 Operating Budget, including the total annual budget for travel, meals, entertainment, and for contribution expenses (membership dues and fees, gifts, donations, and sponsorships) and the Recommended Student Charges as presented contingent on flat funding for FY2014 by the Legislature.
Wellness Payments for Non-represented Employees. The Board of Trustees approved the payment of one-time, non-base wellness payments to eligible non-represented employees: $95 for non-represented hourly employees hired prior to July 1, 2012 and $300 for non-represented salaried employees, including Law faculty and excluding Management Group, Presidents, Chancellor and other non-represented faculty.
Election of Board Officers. The Board of Trustees approved the Board of Trustees slate of officers for 2013-2014 as follows: Trustee Samuel Collins as Chair and Trustee Gregory Johnson as Vice Chair.
Confirm Faculty and Student Representatives to the Board of Trustees. The Board Trustees approved the appointments of the following Faculty and Student Representatives to the Board of Trustees:
Robert Rice, UM (reappointed for a one year term: June 2013 – June 2014)
Cathleen McAnneny, UMF (finishing Karen Barrett’s term May 2013–June 2015)
Valerie Hart, USM (reappointed for a two year term: May 2013 to May 2015)
Terry Colby, UMA (two year term: June 2013 – June 2015)
Shawn Staples, UMA (reappointment for a one year term – May 2013 to May 2014)
Irene Levesque-Rowe, UMFK (two year term – May 2013 to May 2015)
Confirmation of Boards of Visitors Membership. The Board of Trustees confirmed the Boards of Visitors appointments, as presented.
Lease for University College, UMA. The Board of Trustees authorized the Finance/Facilities Committee until July 15, 2013 to act on behalf of and with the full authority of the Trustees with regard to any University College lease that would otherwise require consideration by the full Board of Trustees. The Finance/Facilities Committee may exercise this authority using technology to meet or take action.
The Board of Trustees reviewed the following agenda items as forwarded by the Finance/Facilities Committee to the Consent Agenda from its meeting on May 16, 2013, and allowed it to remain on the Consent Agenda:
International Study Center Conversions, UM & USM. The Board of Trustees authorized the University of Southern Maine to expend $800,000 in E & G funds in Upton-Hastings Hall and the University of Maine to expend up to $1 million in E & G funds in Estabrooke Hall to renovate each space respectively to improve the capital infrastructure and to serve the International Study Center project.
Date of Next Meeting. The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on July 15, 2013 at the University of Maine System.