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It is implied that the recommendations are IBHE recommendations when, in fact, the IBHE has consistently and strongly endorsed its original recommendations. He has not — either in his original budget message nor in his budget reduction message — described the financial stringencies faced by higher education during the past three years nor mentioned the well-documented impact of these stringencies upon the quality of higher education in Illinois.
It was stated that the approved appropriations are a "key_ factor in helping to hold the line on tuition increases" when in fact this action virtually guarantees that tuition increases for 1974-75 will be necessary and will need to be larger than would be required if higher education had been provided a fair share of the economic growth of Illinois.
There appears to be a feeling that the people of Illinois are disinterested in this decline in quality and have lost their enthusiasm for a system of higher education which has long been the envy of people in other states.
We shall continue to struggle to maintain the quality of the University of Illinois. We hope that the General Assembly will reaffirm its earlier, careful, and responsible support of higher education and will not find the erosion of a remarkable system of higher education to represent desirable public policy.
On motion of Mr. Hahn, the Board endorsed this report.
Scope and Mission President Corbally reported on the scope and mission of the University and the basic planning assumptions for its campuses.
He stated that he expected there would be further discussion of this subject at the September Board meeting and that the final document would be ready for action by the Board in January.
BOARD O F TRUSTEES " D I S T I N G U I S H E D SERVICE M E D A L L I O N "
Mr. Hughes presented the following proposal:
The Board of Trustees hereby establishes an award, to be known as the Trustees' Distinguished Service Medallion. To be conferred by the Board itself, the award is created to recognize those individuals whose contributions to the growth and development of the University of Illinois, through significant benefaction or extraordinary service, have been of unusual distinction.
318 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [July 18 Recipients of the Distinguished Service Medallion may include any worthy individual, without specific regard to his or her present location, except that special consideration will be given to persons with a close relationship to the history and welfare of the State of Illinois and to the University of Illinois.
Candidacy is not limited to graduates or former students of the University, nor will the Trustees exclude any individual because he or she has received other awards from the University. It is not anticipated that the award will be conferred upon members of the faculty, administrative staff, or other employees of the University prior to their retirement from service, or upon holders of political office prior to their retirement from public life. The criteria as stated above will be subject to periodic review by the Board of Trustees.
Recipients of the Distinguished Service Medallion will be chosen in the
The President of the Board of Trustees will appoint annually a Distinguished Service Medallion Committee, consisting of five trustees, who will be empowered to receive nominations, formulate rules of procedure, and make recommendations to the Board. The Secrtary of the Board will serve in an ex officio capacity to the committee, assisting in the gathering of information with regard to nominees, committee arrangements, and such activities as may be useful to the committee. In making appointments to this committee, the President of the Board of Trustees will insure that each member of the Board has opportunity to serve on the committee during his regular term of office. The committee will feel free to seek the advice of the President of the University during its deliberation.
The Distinguished Service Medallion award may be made to one or more persons annually, by action of the Board, and will be presented at special occasions or observances, including commencement exercises, as may seem appropriate.
The award will not normally be presented in absentia. The Trustees contemplate that no more than three such awards will be made during any calendar year.
Arrangements will be made to insure that insofar as possible each of the campuses will be the site for such presentations.
The elements of the award are as follows:
1. An ornamental medallion (in silver) suspended from a silken cord, bearing the Seal of the University, and appropriate inscription.
2. An appropriate certificate documenting the contributions and achievements of the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medallion.
3. The establishment at each campus of a permanent plaque, upon which will be inscribed the names of the recipients and the dates of the awards.
On motion of Mr. Swain, the proposal was approved.
ELECTION OF T H E COMPTROLLER OF T H E BOARD OF TRUSTEESA vacancy in the office of Comptroller of the Board of Trustees will occur on August 1, 1973, with the resignation effective that date from that position of H. O. Farber, who has served as Comptroller since September 1, 1953.
The office of Comptroller was created by the Board of Trustees and his duties and responsibilities, as set forth in Article VI, Section S, of the By-Laws
of the Board of Trustees, are as follows:
The Comptroller shall be the general fiscal officer of the Board of Trustees and of the University and shall approve for the Board all expenditures for which an appropriation has been made. The Comptroller shall assist the Finance Committee of the Board in matters pertaining to the handling of funds and investments. The Comptroller shall report to the Board quarterly the financial condition and operations of the University, and at such times and on such other matters as it may direct.
Unless otherwise ordered by the Board in specific cases, contracts to which the University is a party shall be signed by the Comptroller and attested by the Secretary of the Board.
The By-Laivs of the Board further provide, in Article V, Section 1, that prior to the election of the Comptroller, the Board shall have the advice of the 1973] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 319 President of the University. The President has advised in this instance that Ronald W. Brady be elected Comptroller.
Accordingly, the Board now has before it the matter of electing a Comptroller, to serve from August 1, 1973, to the expiration of the present term; i.e., to serve until the next annual meeting of the Board and until his successor is elected and qualified.
Mr. Swain nominated Ronald W. Brady.
T h e r e being no other nominations, the nominations were closed, and M r. B r a d y was elected Comptroller of the Board of Trustees to serve until the next annual meeting of the Board and until his successor is elected and qualified.
RESOLUTION ON RECOGNITION OF HERBERT O. FARBER
M r. H u g h e s presented the following resolution:
For more than thirty years, Herbert O. Farber has served the University of Illinois in capacities ranging from accountant to Vice President for Financial Affairs and Comptroller of the Board of Trustees. For twenty years, he has also served as Treasurer of the University of Illinois Foundation and as Comptroller of the State Universities Retirement System.
Throughout this period of great responsibility in administration and service, he has performed his duties not merely with the professional competence expected of a chief fiscal officer; he has been continually alert to fresh, more effective procedures with which to carry on the business of the University. His sensitivity to the academic, research, and service mission of the University has earned him the respect and confidence of the academic staff, and his concern for the solution of human problems has generated gratitude and appreciation among all segments of the University's personnel.
Perhaps less apparent to the University community, though of at least equal importance to its progress, have been his extremely effective relations with the State legislature. His well-informed and straightforward presentations brought to him — and to the University — the trust and support of legislators and other government officials as he represented the interests of the University in many settings.
Beyond the prescribed duties of his several offices, Herb Farber has been adviser to colleagues, to the President, and to the Board of Trustees in many areas of policy formulation and institutional decision. His devotion to the welfare of the University, his philosophy of public service, his insight in human relations, his imaginative approach to problem solving, and his innate wisdom in public affairs combined to make him a major influence in the development of the University in its greatest period of growth. The people of Illinois are indebted to him for his contributions to the strength and effectiveness of the University. To those with a broad perspective on the affairs of the University, it is apparent that the many talents of this broad-gauged man have made a signal contribution to its greatness.
The Trustees convey to Herbert O. Farber their deep gratitude for his dedication, loyalty, and service to the University of Illinois.
On motion of Mr. Swain, the resolution was adopted.
OLD AND NEW BUSINESS
BOARDING FEE AT W1LLARD AIRPORT RESCINDED(1) In reply to Mr. Howard's question concerning the status of federal legislation on boarding fees on flights requiring Federal Aviation Administration airport security measures, President Corbally stated that the legislation had passed and that the President had not vetoed it.
Mr. Howard asked if the Board wished to rescind its action authorizing a one dollar boarding fee at Willard Airport.
President Corbally suggested that Mr. Howard defer to Mr. Livingston to make the motion.
O n motion of M r. Livingston, the Board rescinded its action of [July 18 320 BOARD OF TRUSTEES April 18, 1973, authorizing the Institute of Aviation to collect regularly a fee of one dollar per boarding passenger on all flights departing from Willard Airport, requiring FAA airport security measures.
AWARD OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT CERTIFICATES(2) The Committee on Accountancy recommends that the certificate of Certified Public Accountant be awarded, under Section 5 of the Illinois Accountancy Act of 1943, as amended, to five candidates who have presented evidence that they are holders of valid and unrevoked Certified Public Accountant certificates obtained by passing a standard written examination in another state or territory of the United States and who qualify in all other respects under this provision of the law. The names of the candidates are filed with the Secretary.
O n motion of M r. Forsyth, these certificates w e r e awarded.
AMENDMENTS OF REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CERTIFICATE
OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT(3) The University Committee on Accountancy has recommended changes in Rules 1 and 16(b) of the University's regulations for administering the Illinois
Public Accounting Act. The changes are as follows (new language is underscored and language to be deleted is lined through) :
Rule 1. Appointment to the University Committee on Accountancy The administrative functions of the University of Illinois under the Accountancy Act of 1943 as amended shall be performed by a Committee on Accountancy appointed by and responsible to the President of the University.
The Committee shall consist of the Dircctor of Admissions and Records at the Urbana Champaign Campus or his deputy; two members of the University staff at the Urbana1 Champaign Campus, and one member of the University staff at the Chicago Cirele Campus; to be appointed by the President.
(It is flie position of the Committee that there should be flexibility in the determination of the composition of the Committee membership and that this should be left to the discretion of the President of the University.) Rule 16(b). Condition Candidates (Change relates to final sentence of the subsection.)
The fee for each reexamination shall be as follows:
For the candidate who is required to write three one-half day sessions $70.00 $60.00 For the candidate who is required to write two one-half day sessions $65.00 $50.00 For the candidate who is required to write one-half day session $60.00 $40.00 (By reason of constantly increasing costs, the Committee on Accountancy operated at a deficit during the fiscal years ending June 30, 1968, through June 30,
1971. In 1971, the legislature amended the Public Accounting Act to permit the University to increase the fees for taking the C.P.A. examination. An increased fee schedule which was approved by the University Board of Trustees in July 1971 did not become effective until the May 1972 examination due to the Phase I price freeze.
(As of June 30, 1973, with the increased fee schedule and the substantial increase in the number of candidates writing the examination, the deficit in the Committee account will have been fully recouped and there will be a substantial balance. In view of this improvement in financial position, the Committee on Accountancy recommends a revision of Rule 16(b) of_ the University regulations to reflect a reduction in the fees charged condition candidates.) The above decreases would become effective beginning with the November 1973 examination.
I recommend approval.
O n motion of Mr. Forsyth, these recommendations were approved.
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APPOINTMENTS T O BOARD OF EXAMINERS I N ACCOUNTANCY(4) The Committee on Accountancy recommends the appointment of Robert F.
Dickey, a partner in the accounting firm of Haskins & Sells, Chicago, and N. V.