Notification of Board of Trustees Actions

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September 11-12, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting

During a Board of Trustees meeting, on September 11-12, 2022  hosted by the University of Maine at Presque Isle, the Board approved the following actions:

Priority 1 Athletic Field Improvements Increase, UM Athletics 10-year Master Plan funded by Harold Alfond Foundation
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee, and authorized the University of Maine System, acting through the University of Maine to expend an additional $26,000,000 for a total of $40,000,000 to construct and make improvements to the phase 1 priority projects and to continue design work under the Athletics 10-year Master Plan, with all final terms and conditions subject to review and approval of the University of Maine System Treasurer and General Counsel. Additionally, the Board of Trustees approves issuance of an internal University of Maine System loan to the University of Maine for up to $21,000,000, as determined by the Treasurer for the purposes of funding the above noted projects which total $40,000,000.

ASCC Building Addition Increase, UM; Green Engineering and Materials (GEM) “Factory of the Future”
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee, and authorized the University of Maine System, acting through the University of Maine to expend up to $13,800,000 in Maine Jobs & Recover Act funds, in addition to the previously authorized $1,500,000 campus reserves, for a total of $15,300,000 to complete design for facility and equipment and ancillary pre-construction costs of a Green Engineering and Materials (GEM) “Factory of the Future,” with all final terms and conditions subject to review and approval of the University of Maine System Treasurer and General Counsel.

Tenure Request Professor in the Department of Literacy, Language, & Culture, USM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and approved the granting of the rank of Professor with tenure, to be effective upon Board approval, to Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson and that Dr. Edmondson has the right to return to the University of Southern Maine faculty with the rank of Professor with tenure in the Department of Literacy, Language and Culture upon the conclusion of her service as the University of Southern Maine President.

Confirmation of Faculty & Student Representatives to the Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees approved the appointments of the Faculty and Student Representatives to the Board of Trustees as presented:

Student Representative:
Rachael Smith, UMM – Appointed for a 1 year term – September 2022 to September 2023

Faculty Representatives:
Matthew Bampton, USM  – Reappointed for a 1 year term – September 2022 to September 2023
Patrick Cheek, UMA  – Reappointed for a 1 year term – September 2022 to September 2023
William Otto, UMM  – Reappointed for a 2 year term – September 2022 to September 2024

Confirmation of Boards of Visitors Appointments
The Board of Trustees confirmed the Boards of Visitors’ appointments at the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine at Machias for 2022-2023, as presented.

Resolution for Trustee Timothy Doak
The Board approved the following resolution for Trustee Timothy Doak:
Whereas, Timothy L. Doak served the University of Maine System with distinction as a Trustee from June 10, 2019 to March 17, 2022.

Whereas, Trustee Doak has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle; a Masters of Education from the University of Maine and a Certificate of Advance Study in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine.

Whereas, Trustee Doak has been an active voice and advocate for higher education.  He was a member of the following Board of Trustees committees:  Academic & Student Affairs; Finance, Facilities & Technology Committee and served as the Trustee representative on the BOT/BOV Executive Committee.

Whereas, his professional experience as a Superintendent of Schools for the Eastern Aroostook RSU #39 for Caribou and Stockholm and M.S.A.D. #20 in Fort Fairfield along with a strong background in school finance, school construction and education leadership added great value to Board of Trustees’ discussions and deliberations.

Now, therefore, be it known to all that we, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees, offer our most sincere gratitude, thanks, and best wishes to Timothy L. Doak for his outstanding contributions to the quality of higher education in Maine.

Approved on the 12th day of September, 2022, by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees, acting as stewards of Maine’s public universities and their nearly 30,000 students, 5,000 employees and more than 200,000 living alumni.

Amendment to the Chancellor’s Contract, Section 6.i
Withdrawn at the Board meeting.

CONSENT AGENDA

Acceptance of Minutes
The following meeting minutes were approved as presented:
July 11, 2022 – Board of Trustees Meeting
August 22, 2022 – Academic & Student Affairs Committee Meeting
August 22, 2022 – Human Resources and Labor Relations Committee Meeting

The Board of Trustees reviewed the following agenda items as forwarded by the Academic & Student Affairs Committee to the Consent Agenda from its meeting on August 22, 2022:

New Academic Program Proposal: BS Sustainable Food Systems, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and approved the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Maine at Orono.

New Academic Program Proposal: MS Engineering Technology, UM
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and approved the Master of Science in Engineering Technology at the University of Maine at Orono.

New Academic Center Proposal: USM Scontras Center
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and approved the Scontras Center at the University of Southern Maine at Portland.

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 August 24, 2022:

Real Property Disposition, UMS – 16 Central Street, Bangor
The Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities, and Technology Committee and authorized the University of Maine System to sell its interest in the real property located at 16 Central Street, Bangor, Maine, subject to review and approval of the final terms and conditions of the purchase and sales agreement by the University’s General Counsel and Treasurer.

Date of the Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on November 13-14, 2022 at the University of Maine in Farmington.