The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related matters at its meeting Feb. 1.
Ticket prices to increase
The board approved the Athletic Council’s recommendation to increase athletic ticket prices and fees. Those recommendations address:
Football (2013 season).
- Increase the Reserved Public football ticket price by $9 per game for designated non-Premier home football games.
- Option to designate up to two home football games as “Premier Games” and price those Reserved Public tickets between $79 and up to a maximum $125 and $150 per game, respectively, or up to a maximum $175 for a single Premier Game identified in a single season.
- Increase the Student football ticket price by $2 per game. Student tickets will not be subject to the Premier Game pricing.
Men’s basketball (2013-14 season)
- For conference games only, an increase of $6 per game for Personal Seat License (PSL) and Reserved Public tickets in the lower bowl seats, and an increase of $4 per game for Reserved Public tickets in the upper bowl seats.
- For conference games only, an increase of $4.50 per game for Faculty/Staff tickets in the lower bowl seats, and an increase of $3 per game for Faculty/Staff tickets in the upper bowl seats.
- For conference games only, an increase of $1 per game for Student tickets in all seat locations.
- Option to designate up to five select non-conference or conference home games as “Premier Games” and price the Personal Seat License seats at $47, Reserved Public lower bowl seats at $46, Reserved Public upper bowl seats at $25, Faculty/Staff lower bowl seats at $37, Faculty/Staff upper bowl seats at $20, and Student tickets at $13 per game.
There will be no price increase for all non-conference games, except for those designated as “Premier Games.”
2013 golf course membership dues and green fees (Fiscal Year 2014)
- A 1.5 percent increase is proposed for annual membership dues for Alumni/Affiliates, Faculty/Staff, OSU Student and OSU Affiliate Family membership categories.
- Daily green fees for all groups, the food and beverage minimum and the annual tournament fee remains unchanged.
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related matters at its meeting Feb. 1.
University Seal revised
The board approved revisions to the design of the official University Seal to replace the circular “O” with the university’s block-styled “O” and to enlarge the proportion of the open book. The revision is a means to further align the seal as part of the university’s One University strategy.
New university affiliate authorized
The board authorized the university to establish the affiliated entity Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT).
Establishment of PACT will further Ohio State’s commitment to revitalize one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods — the Near East Side of Columbus, home to University Hospital East and CarePoint East.
Creation of PACT as an affiliated entity supports the university’s commitment to create a healthy, financially and environmentally sustainable community on the Near East Side of Columbus, including Ohio State’s $10 million commitment to development on the Near East Side over the next 10 years.
New degrees established
Trustees approved the establishment of new degrees/programs in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Medicine and the College of Education and Human Ecology.
- The Master in Animal Sciences degree program in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will prepare students interested in animal science-based careers for positions of leadership and responsibility within the animal industry.
- The Master of Science within the Integrated Biomedical Science Graduate Program in the College of Medicine will provide an opportunity for students who cannot complete their PhD dissertation to leave the program with a graduate degree and be competitive for work in business, biotechnology, consulting and regulatory affairs. There is no new curriculum for this degree and students will never be admitted directly into the Master of Science degree program. Students must complete the core curriculum, pass a candidacy examination and pass a master’s thesis examination.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences tagged degree program in the College of Education and Human Ecology was developed as part of the semester conversion process. The new program specializes in the integration of nutrition science, exercise science and health education strategies. It replaces the current nutrition and community health undergraduate major in the Department of Human Nutrition and the community health strand in the School of Physical Activity and Educational Services.
Trustees approved the renaming of Harold L. Enarson Hall and the Central Classroom Building as Frank W. Hale Jr. Hall and the Harold L. Enarson Classroom Building, respectively.
Frank W. Hale Jr. Hall will be demolished later this year. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and The Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center will relocate in spring 2013 to what is currently Harold L. Enarson Hall. That building will become Frank W. Hale Jr. Hall.
So that the university can continue to honor both President Enarson and Dr. Hale and their legacies posthumously, the Central Classroom building will become the Harold L. Enarson Classroom Building.
The board approved the following personnel appointments and reappointments, including four endowed chairs to the university’s cancer program:
- David Carbone has been named professor and holder of the Barbara J. Bonner Chair in Lung Cancer Research in the Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, through Sept. 30, 2016.
- Steven Clinton has been named professor and holder of The John B. and Jane T. McCoy Chair in Cancer Research in the OSUCCC – James, through Sept. 30, 2016.
- Christopher Gelpi has been named professor and holder of the Chair in Peace Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, through Sept. 30, 2013.
- Michael Grever has been named professor and holder of The Bertha Bouroncle, MD, and Andrew Pereny Chair of Medicine in the College of Medicine, through Sept. 30, 2016.
- Guido Marcucci has been named professor and holder of The Charles Austin Doan Chair of Medicine in the College of Medicine, through Sept. 30, 2016.
- Keith Myers has been named associate vice president in the Office of Administration and Planning.
- Ryan Nash has been named associate professor-clinical and holder of the Hagop S. Mekhjian, MD, Chair in Medical Ethics and Professionalism in the College of Medicine, effective March 11, 2013, through March 10, 2017.
- David Williams has been named dean and holder of the Monte Ahuja Endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Engineering, effective July 13, 2013, through June 30, 2017.
- Thad Matta has been reappointed men’s head basketball coach in the Department of Athletics, through June 30, 2019.
- Keith Smith has been reappointed associate vice president and director of OSU Extension in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, through July 31, 2013.
New meal plan approved
Trustees approved a new 350-block meal plan, effective spring 2013 semester. When the university converted to semesters, the Office of Student Life implemented new meal plans to replace the swipe system. The plans included a 600- and 450-block meal plan. However, based on student feedback, a smaller 350-block meal plan has been developed to address the surplus that a significant number of students experienced. The fee for the new 350-block meal plan is $1,850, which includes $150 BuckID cash.
May, summer room and board rates approved
The board approved room and board charges for May Session, Summer Session and Summer Term (the Summer Term consists of a May Session that is four weeks and a Summer Session that is nine weeks) for the Columbus campus, the Agricultural Technical Institute, OSU Mansfield and OSU Newark.
For the May Session, room and board charges will total $800 on all campuses. For Summer Session, Columbus campus room rates range from $1,460 to $1,910 and Summer Term room rates will range from $2,260 to $2,710. Meal plans on all campuses will range from $400 to $1,000.
On regional campuses for the Summer Session, charges will be $1,600 at the Agricultural Technical Institute, $1,525 at Mansfield and $1,810 at Newark.
The board authorized the university to enter into and/or increase construction contracts for the following projects:
- Infrastructure Master Plan Update. This project will update the Infrastructure Master Plan that was developed in 2006 to align with the Ohio State Framework, which was completed in 2010. The update will develop plans to provide heating and cooling for potential developments in five campus areas — Health Sciences District, St. John Arena and North Resident District, Academic Core North, Herrick Drive Research Corridor and River Housing District. Trustees approved a professional service contract for $340,000. Total project budget is $360,000 to be provided by FOD funds.
- OARDC — Replace Agronomy and Forestry Greenhouses. Trustees approved increases in total project cost from $4.1 million to $4.6 million, to be funded by insurance and general funds. This project will construct replacement greenhouses at Williams Hall that were heavily damaged by the September 2010 tornado and also construct a headhouse.
- Rhodes, Doan and James Cancer Center Renovation Planning (see Page 2).
- Smith Lab Rehabilitation. Trustees approved entering into construction contracts for the rehabilitation of Smith Lab. The project includes mechanical upgrades to the HVAC in the 1957 and 1967 additions. Trustees approved construction contracts in the amount of $10.8 million. Total project cost is $12.6 million to be paid by university bond proceeds, state appropriations and general funds.
- Steam and Condensate Distribution System Upgrade Phase 3. This project will address steam and condensate issues in the midwest campus area and provide return condensate from James Cancer Center, Postle Hall, Jennings Hall and Arnoff Laboratory. Trustees approved professional service and construction contracts totaling $8.4 million. Project will be funded by university bond proceeds.
The board accepted the University Foundation report as of Dec. 31. The report includes the the establishment of the Monte Ahuja Endowed Dean’s Chair, the Henry L. Cox Endowed Professorship and the establishment of 23 named endowed funds totaling $5.18 million in private giving to the university.
Arena, athletics and other facilities named
Trustees approved the naming of a new multi-sport arena as Covelli Arena in recognition of significant contributions by Caryn and Sam Covelli to the Department of Athletics. Covelli Arena will be the future competition venue for the sports of men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s volleyball and wrestling.
Also approved at the meeting were: The Harmon Family Football Park located at The Woody Hayes Athletic Center; the home team tunnel in Ohio Stadium as the Hazelwood Family Tunnel; the Alumni Conference Room in 136 Cunz Hall as the R. Edward Howell Alumni Conference Room; the Office of Alumni Career Management, located in Longaberger Alumni House, as The Bill and Susan Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management; the Physical Therapy and Oncology Rehabilitation Suite in the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center as The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Physical Therapy and Oncology Rehabilitation Suite; the field at Bill Davis Stadium as the Nick Swisher Field; numerous spaces within the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center and Varsity Tennis Courts; the walkway between Mason Hall and Schoenbaum Hall at the Max. M. Fisher College of Business as the Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Gateway; numerous spaces within the Les Wexner Football Complex.
The board authorized the university to enter into a 40-year ground lease with BioHio Research Park Corporation for approximately 90 acres of land located at the OARDC Wooster campus.
BioHio was established in 2010 as a university affiliate to support the research, development and commercialization of agbioscience and related technologies. The lease supports the mission of BioHio, which will construct and maintain all buildings on the leased property.
The board also authorized granting five easements to the city of Wooster at the intersection of Secrest Road and Madison Avenue for the reconstructed Secrest Road. The easements will offer improved access to the BioHio Research Park.
Resolutions in memoriam
The board adopted resolutions in memoriam for the following persons:
- Charles Babcock, professor emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died Dec. 7.
- Frank Brumfield, assistant professor emeritus of Periodontology in the College of Dentistry, who died Oct. 21.
- Garth Cahoon, professor emeritus at OARDC, who died Nov. 1.
- Wendell Cornetet Jr., professor emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering, who died Nov. 18.
- Cecil Gouke, professor emeritus of African American Studies and Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. who died Nov. 28.
- Joan Gritzmacher, professor emeritus of Home Economics Education, Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Education and Human Ecology, who died Nov. 5.
- Charles Hastings, assistant professor emeritus of OSU Extension, who died Nov. 1.
- Maynard Muntzing, associate professor emeritus of OSU Extension, who died Jan. 9.
- Joseph Parnicky, professor emeritus in the College of Social Work, who died Oct. 1.
- John Vermilya, associate professor emeritus of OSU Extension, who died Dec. 10.
Committee charters approved
The board approved Board Committee Charters, which outline the function of each committee of the board. The charters will help guide the committee’s work and allow the board to be more effective in the execution of its duties and responsibilities.
Bylaws and rules amended
The board approved amendments to the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff of the OSU Hospitals, to the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, to the Bylaws of the OSU Medical Center Board and to the Rules of the University Faculty.