The Ohio State Board of Trustees approved a variety of personnel, fiscal and construction-related matters at its meeting Aug. 30.
Presidential search committee, national consultant approved
Trustees approved the establishment and appointment of a Presidential Search Committee, which is charged with responsibility for recommending to the board one or more candidates to be the next president of the university.
The Presidential Search Committee includes two subcommittees that work in concert with one another.
The board also authorized the university to enter into a contract with R. William Funk & Associates to serve as a consultant to the Search Committee and the Board of Trustees, providing advice, expertise and administrative support in the identification, screening and recruiting of the most highly qualified candidates for the presidency.
New governance structure set for Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State Board of Trustees has adopted new bylaws for the governance of the university’s academic medical center.
The new governance model creates a single board — The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Board — responsible for the operation and oversight of the clinical operations of the Wexner Medical Center, a $2.4 billion operation consisting of six hospitals, a unified physician practice, an extensive network of specialty and primary care practices, 20 laboratories and other university clinical health care enterprises.
The new board will consist of up to 15 voting members including:
- Six university trustees.
- Six community members.
- Three ex-officio members, including the university president, the university chief financial officer and the CEO of the Medical Center.
The new structure will operate as a formal committee of the Board of Trustees and will report to the Board of Trustees.
The board will also include non-voting ex-officio members including the dean of the College of Medicine, the CEO of the university faculty group practice and one CEO or executive director of one of the hospitals, who will serve in a rotating position.
New emergency department named
The board approved the naming of the new emergency department at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as The Abercrombie & Fitch Emergency Department. The naming recognizes contributions by Abercrombie & Fitch, which include gifts to the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Expansion construction, as well as The Abercrombie & Fitch Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Credentialing, privileging process approved
Trustees approved an expedited credentialing process for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Board to approve eligible applicants for clinical privileges and/or medical staff appointments consistent with established criteria when necessary.
Both the Joint Commission and the Medical Staff Bylaws of The Ohio State University Hospitals and The James Cancer Hospital require timely processing of medical staff applications for appointment and reappointment. The expedited approval process allows the work to continue in a timely manner if the Medical Center Board does not have a regular meeting scheduled.
Construction projects approved
The board authorized the university to enter into professional service contracts and/or construction contracts for the following projects:
- Kottman Hall renovation. The project will replace the roof, third- and fourth-floor windows, renovate the existing fume hood exhaust and building HVAC systems and provide chilled water to buildings in the district. Trustees approved professional service contracts totaling $1.4 million and construction contracts totaling $11.7 million. Total project budget is $13.1 million to be funded by state appropriations, university and general funds.
- Ag Admin – CFAES Library and Student Success Center. The project will renovate the Agricultural Administration Library to create the CFAES Library and Student Success Center. Trustees approved professional service contracts totaling $500,000 and construction contracts totaling $4.6 million. Total project cost is $5.1 million to be provided by general funds.
Audit requirements modified
Trustees approved modifications to the Policy on Affiliated Entities that waives the full audit requirement for Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment.
Instead, the university will require a limited audit that is focused on procedures specific to rental income and selected expenditures.
The board approved the following appointments and reappointments:
- Joseph A. Alutto has been named interim president, effective July 1.
- Itzhak Ben-David has been named associate professor and holder of the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate in the Max M. Fisher College of Business, through Aug. 31, 2018.
- Rafael Bruschweiler has been named professor and Ohio Research Scholar in Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective Aug. 21.
- Carol Diedrichs has been named vice provost and director of University Libraries, through Jan. 5, 2015.
- Henry Fields has been named professor and holder of the Vig/Williams Endowed Chair in Orthodontics in the College of Dentistry, through Sept. 30, 2018.
- Wendy Frankel has been named professor and holder of the Ralph W. and Helen Kurtz Chair in Pathology in the College of Medicine, through June 30, 2017.
- Dorothee Imbert has been named professor and holder of The Hubert Schmidt Chair in Landscape Architecture in the College of Engineering, through June 30, 2017.
- Daren Knoell has been named professor and holder of the Charles H. Kimberly Professorship in Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy, through June 30, 2016.
- Susan Koeltar has been named professor-clinical and holder of the Frank E. and Mary W. Pomerene Professorship in the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases in the College of Medicine, through June 30, 2017.
- Heather Link has been named associate secretary in the Office of the Board of Trustees.
- Henry Mann has been named dean of the College of Pharmacy.
- William Martin has been named dean of the College of Public Health.
- Matthew Ringel has been named professor and holder of The Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Hormonology in the College of Medicine, through June 30, 2017.
- Joseph Steinmetz has been named executive vice president and provost, through June 30, 2018.
- Andrew Thomas has been named chief medical officer of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and senior associate vice president in the Office of Health Sciences.
- Martin Feinberg has been reappointed professor and holder of The Richard M. Morrow Endowed Chair in Polymer Engineering in the College of Engineering, through June 30, 2018.
- William Marras has been reappointed professor and holder of The Honda Chair in Transportation in the College of Engineering, through June 30, 2018.
- Rajendra Singh has been reappointed professor and holder of The Donald D. Glower Chair in Engineering in the College of Engineering, through June 30, 2018.
- Linda Weavers has been reappointed professor and holder of The John C. Geupel Chair in the College of Engineering, through June 30, 2018.
- Michael Weisbach has been reappointed professor and holder of The Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance in The Max M. Fisher College of Business, throughAug. 31, 2018.
- Ahmed Yousef has been reappointed professor and holder of the Virginia Hutchinson Bazler and Frank E. Bazler Designated Professorship in Food Science in the College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, through June 30, 2018.
Resolutions in memoriam
The board adopted resolutions in memoriam for:
- Frank Bope, professor emeritus in the College of Pharmacy, who died June 26.
- Ted Jones, professor emeritus in OSU Extension, who died June 30.
- Ernest Mazzaferri Sr., professor emeritus of Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine, who died May 14.
- Rodger Mitchell, professor emeritus in the College of Biological Sciences, who died June 11.
- James Naylor, professor emeritus of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died July 12.
- John Rothney, professor emeritus in the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died May 6.
- Edwin Smith, professor emeritus of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering, who died June 16.
- Helen Storer, assistant professor emeritus in OSU Extension, who died July 12.
- Louis Sucheston, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, who died June 5.
- Beth Wismar, associate professor emeritus of Anatomy and Allied Health in the College of Medicine, who died May 28.
The board accepted The Ohio State University Foundation report as of June 30, which included the establishment of the following endowed funds.
- Robert L. Ruberg, MD, Alumni Fund in Plastic Surgery, $2,000,000.
- Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, $1,500,000.
- Dr. Thomas E. and Dr. Jean D. Powers Endowed One Health Residency Fund, $1,500,000.
- The Bert and Iris Wolstein Men’s Soccer Fund, $1,500,000.
- N. Wayne and Mary Louise Westhoven Rhodus Endowed Fund, $1,295,669.
- The Carlos O. Miller Scholarship Fund, $1,000,000.
- The Helene Fuld Endowed Fund, $480,000.
- Dr. Elbert B. and Carolyn B. Jasper Veterinary Public Health ScholarFund, $372,646.
- Raymond and Lillian Fuller Medical Scholarship Fund, $250,000.
- Carol J. Fisher Graduate Support Fund for Reading and Literacy in Early Childhood Education, $234,882.
- The Patty and Hank Kassigkeit Men’s Ice Hockey Program Fund, $150,000.
- Brutus Buckeye Ambassador Endowed Fund, $100,000.
- Bernadine P. Healy, MD, Lectureship Fund in Women’s Health, $100,000.
- Kriwinsky Family Scholarship Fund, $100,000.
- The Richard L. Morgan Scholarship Fund in Medicine, $100,000.
- Phillip and Gail Minerich Scholarship Fund, $100,000.
- Dr. Joseph Berkeley Memorial Scholarship Fund, $100,000.
- The Glen F. Aukerman, MD, Integrative Medicine Endowed Fund in Family Medicine, $86,826.
- Kathlene S. and Brian K. Hicks Student Leadership Scholarship Fund, $60,000.
- Pam Gartin and Tom Parker Graduate Scholarship Fund, $60,000.
- Margaret and Robert Scherer Family Scholarship Fund, $60,000.
- The Urban F. Meyer III and Shelley M. Meyer Endowment Fund for Cancer Research, $50,000.
- Dr. Charles R. Hancock Graduate Scholarship Fund in Urban Education, $50,000.
- Dr. Jon R. Woods TBDBITL Marching Band Director’s Fund, $50,000.
- Louise and David A. Braver Fund for the Arts, $50,000.
- Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship Fund, $50,000.
- Janice Pinter-Layne and Charles Layne Scholarship Fund, $50,000.
- Patrick and Jane O’Neill Endowed Scholarship Fund, $50,000.
- Erika and Paul-Henri Bourguignon Lecture Series in Art and Anthropology, $50,000.
- David C. and Andria W. Goss Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research, $50,000.
- Powers Family Support Fund in Parkinson’s Disease, $50,000.
- Helen Swank Voice Research and Teaching Lab Endowment Fund, $50,000.