Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee

Thursday, May 1, 2008


A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University was held on Thursday, May 1, 2008.† It was convened by Chair Samuel S. Benedict at 4:15 p.m.†


Participating were:†


Mr. Samuel S. Benedict, Chair ††††††††††† Dr. Leslie E. Wong, President† †††††††††††††††††††††††

Mr. Brian D. Cloyd††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Ms. Mary C. Lukens (ex officio)††††††††

Dr. Douglas B. Roberts


Administrative Staff Members present were:


Ms. Kathy Richards, Director of Engineering/Planning (Agenda Item #2 only)

Ms. Ann Sherman, Director of Human Resources (Agenda Item #1 only)



Presidential Competencies

Ms. Ann Sherman, Director of Human Resources, presented a new way to look at Presidential Competencies.† The Committee asked her and President Wong to refine and develop their recommendations for annual goals and performance measures for President Wong and to present a draft at the July meeting.


Kaye House Renovation Update

Mr. Leach introduced Ms. Kathy Richards, Director of Engineering and Planning, and gave a Kaye House renovation update.† They are now prepared to proceed with the kitchen remodeling.† The total expected cost will be $230,000, which compares with an original estimate of $228,398 and an original approved budget of $200,000.† The Executive Committee recommends to the Board approval of an additional $30,000 to complete this project.


Presidential Compensation

The Executive Committee, in recognition of the outstanding job that President Wong continues to do and the Presidentís less than competitive current pay package, recommends to the Board a 5% increase in base pay bringing the total base salary to $194,225 per year.† The Executive Committee also recognizes the importance of the Roadmap to 2015 and the desire to keep Dr. Wong in place to implement this long-term strategy.† Therefore, the Executive Committee recommends to the Board that the Presidentís deferred compensation package be increased by $5,000 for each additional year that Dr. Wong continues employment.


Mr. Benedict adjourned the meeting at 4:40 p.m.




Respectfully submitted,


Samuel S. Benedict, Chair

Executive Committee