Editor’s Note: The Regents took the following actions at their October meeting.
Nursing prof joins faculty
Loretta Sweet-Jemmott, a faculty member at Columbia University School of Nursing, will become professor of nursing, with tenure, effective July 1, 1995.
3 administrators appointed
Anne Percy Knott, assistant dean and director of development and alumni relations at the Law School, was reappointed to her position for a three-year term, beginning Oct. 1.
Gary S. Was, professor of nuclear engineering and professor of materials science and engineering, will serve as chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, effective Nov. 1.
Joyce M. Mitchell, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, will serve as assistant dean for student and minority affairs in the Medical School, effective Oct. 21.
$11.5 million in gifts received
The Regents accepted $11,498,592 in gifts received by the University during September.
The total included $8,354,189 from individuals, $1,055,871 from corporations, $1,569,580 from foundations and $518,952 from associations and others.
Green Lights Program gets go-ahead
The following renovation projects on the Ann Arbor campus were approved:
“Surveys of all U-M Housing buildings were completed this summer. Based on those surveys, $350,000 of lighting retrofit projects have been identified with simple payback periods ranging from six months to three years. These opportunities include installation of higher efficiency bulbs, automatic controls for common area light banks, and solid state electronic ballasts. Construction would begin immediately and be completed in approximately nine months.”
“To allow for the expected growth of these programs and to provide easier access for their patient population, we propose to move these programs to the Domino’s Farms facility. This move would also allow for other adjacent programs in the Taubman Center to adjust to meet today’s space requirements,” Womack said. The project is estimated to cost $760,000.
“The U-M Hospitals proposes to renovate support space within the TBU, at an estimated cost of $378,000, to more appropriately address the needs of families, visitors and staff who work there.”