A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University was held on Thursday, September 25, 2014, in the 1899 Room of the University Center.  It was convened by Acting Chair Richard M. Popp at 12:10 p.m.


Participating were:       

Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson

            Dr. Thomas H. Zurbuchen

            Mr. Richard M. Popp, ex officio

            Dr. Fritz J. Erickson, ex officio


Absent was:

            Dr. L. Garnet Lewis, Chair



Organizational Structure and Key Personnel Issues, Openings, and Transitions
The Committee discussed the status of key leadership position openings.  The two searches (e.g., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Search and Vice President for Extended Learning Search) are on schedule.


Key Initiatives

The Committee discussed key initiatives, including extended learning and development of partnerships with community


Presidential Evaluation/Assessment

President Erickson will bring an outline of suggested evaluation/assessment goals to the Committee for discussion at the December meeting.


Enrollment and Branding Updates

The Committee discussed the enrollment and branding initiatives.  Will continue to try and develop as much enthusiasm as possible with the branding initiative.  The administration is doing a good job of raising the awareness of enrollment across campus.


Past President Haynes’ Salary

Discussion was held regarding Past President Haynes’ salary at the end of his current contract, which ends June 30, 2015.  The Committee will discuss at a future meeting closer to the end of the contract.


Executive Committee Make-Up

Discussion was held regarding the make-up of the Committee.


The Committee adjourned at 1:00 p.m.




Richard M. Popp, Acting Chair