Board of Trustees

Wilson Hall, Suite 3000
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
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February 2, 2024

Oakland University
Board of Trustees Formal Session
February 2, 2024, 10:00 a.m.
Oakland Center, Banquet Room A
Presiding: Chair Robert Schostak


A.   Pledge of Allegiance
B.   Call to Order -- Chair Robert Schostak
C.   Roll Call -- Secretary Joshua D. Merchant
D.   President's Report -- President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz
E.   Consent Agenda for Consideration/Action -- Chair Robert Schostak
      Tab 1.    Consent Agenda
                    Tab 2.    Treasurer's Report
                    Tab 3.    Minutes of the Board of Trustees Formal Session of December 4, 2023   
                    Tab 4.    Acceptance of Gifts and Pledges to Oakland University for the Period of November 21, 2023 through
                                  January 26, 2024
                    Tab 5.    Acceptance of Grants and Contracts to Oakland University for the Period of November 1 – December 31, 2023
                    Tab 6.    Approval of Honorary Degree for Camille Jayne
                    Tab 7.    Approval of Honorary Degree for Nora Chapa Mendoza    
                    Tab 8.    Approval of Honorary Degree for Bruce Miller
                    Tab 9.    Approval of Honorary Degree for Daniel Skovronsky
                    Tab 10.  Creation of the Oakland University Eye Research Institute Constitution
                    Tab 11.  Authorization for Leasing Space at Oakland West Campus to Community Partners
                    Tab 12.  Amended Board of Trustees Contracting and Employment Appointment Authority Policy
                    Tab 13.  Amended Board of Trustees Competitive Bidding Purchasing Policy 
F.  New Items for Consideration/Action
      Tab 14.   Resolution of the Oakland University Board of Trustees Recognizing the Achievement of "Aspire. Advance. Achieve. The
                     Campaign for Oakland University -- Michael J. Westfall
      Tab 15.   Bachelor of Science in Data Science -- Britt Rios-Ellis
      Tab 16.   Oakland University School of Nursing Simulation Laboratory Expansion -- Britt Rios-Ellis and Stephen W. Mackey        
G.   Other Items for Consideration/Action that May Come Before the Board
H.   Adjournment 

ActionThe Board of Trustees reserves the right to add or delete agendum items during any formal session and to discuss, act on, or postpone, any agendum item during any formal session.
Rules for Addressing the Board. Public comment requests should be sent to the Oakland University Secretary to the Board, Dr. Joshua D. Merchant via email at [email protected]. Requests to address the Board must be received at a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the Board Meeting. Requests must include 1) name, 2) group representing (if applicable), 3) contact information (phone number, address, and email address), 4) Oakland University relationship, 5) topic, and 6) rationale. Note: Individual comments are limited to two (2) minutes per speaker with no more than 4 speakers per topic.
Disabilities and Special Assistance. Any person with a disability requesting special assistance should contact the Office of the Board of Trustees no less than three (3) business days before the scheduled formal session for which the special assistance is being requested.
Contact Information. Contact the Board of Trustees in writing at Wilson Hall, Room 3026, 371 Wilson Blvd., Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan 48309, by telephone at (248) 370-3112, or by email at [email protected].


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