Regents' Roundup

Editor's Note: The following actions were taken by the Regents at their May meeting.

Slottow named associate vice president for finance

The appointment of Timothy P. Slottow as associate vice president for finance was approved by the Regents at their May meeting, effective June 1. He is currently assistant vice president of finance at Amtrak.

In recommending the appointment, Executive Vice President Robert Kasdin noted that Slottow will be responsibile for the University's financial management, control and reporting functions, as well as purchasing and related auxiliary activities.

"He is a superbly talented individual whose commitment, energy and enthusiasm will sustain and enhance our efforts to serve the schools, colleges, research institutes and health systems with quality service, and to develop and implement service innovations," Kasdin said.

Slottow has served as executive director of the Ballard Community Hospital Foundation, manager of the Systems Integration Practice for the Pacific Northwest practice of Andersen Consulting, and director of financial policy and planning for the city of Seattle.

He has been with Amtrak since 1994 and is responsible for supervising Amtrak's annual operating and capital budget of $2.2 billion.

He received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982 and his M.B.A. from the University of Washington in 1987.

Lane Hall will be renovated

Lane Hall will be renovated and expanded to house both the Women's Studies Program and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and to provide additional classrooms for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

The Women's Studies Program has outgrown its existing space in West Hall. The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has been temporarily occupying another small area in West Hall.

"For some time, it has been the objective of the University to locate these two units together in a space which will accommodate their expected growth and which will afford ready access by both the University community and the Ann Arbor community at large," Robert Kasdin, executive vice president and chief financial officer told the Regents.

The project is estimated to cost $6.5 million. Quinn Evans Architects will be associated with the University's Office of Facilities Planning and Design in the design of this project.

"Lane Hall," Kasdin noted, "is a historically significant building that was constructed more than 90 years ago. Over the years, portions of the building have been remodeled for office use, but the building has never been systematically upgraded."

Renovations projects are approved

• The 1999 Parking Services annual safety, maintenance and repairs program is comprised of several major projects including the second phase of the renovation of the Simpson Street Parking Structure and paving of the surface lot at the Old Main Hospital site. The project is estimated to cost $7,450,000.

• The existing roofing system of the main residence, power plant and potting shed has failed and will be replaced. The project is estimated to cost $2.2 million and will be funded from gifts and grants. The Estate was built in 1915.

Administrative appointments approved

Administrative appointments approved by the Regents included:

Barbara A. Israel, professor of health behavior and health education, will continue to serve as chair of the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education for another year, effective July 1.

Roderick J.A. Little, professor of biostatistics and of statistics, will continue to serve as chair of the Department of Biostatistics, effective Sept. 1, 1998-Aug. 31, 2001.

Erica A. Munzel, associate director of admissions at the Law School, will become assistant dean and admissions officer of the Law School, effective May 1.

Tenure appointments OK'd

Approved tenured faculty appointments included:

Gillian Feeley-Harnik, a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University, will be professor of anthropology at U-M, effective Sept. 1.

William Fulton, a faculty member at the University of Chicago, will be the M.S. Keeler II Professor of Mathematics at U-M, effective Sept. 1.

Gordon H. Hanson, a faculty member at the University of Texas, will be associate professor of economics and of international business at U-M, effective Sept. 1.

Bing Zhou, a faculty member at Boston University, will be associate professor of physics at U-M, effective Sept. 1.

$7.9 million in gifts accepted

The regents accepted $7,949,367 in gifts during April. The total included $2,934,420 from individuals, $2,302,223 from corporations, $2,251,965 from foundations, and $460,759 from associations and others.