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FULL BOARD OF VISITORS’ MEETING

OCTOBER 5, 2000

 

FULL BOARD MEETING

Thursday, October 5, 2000

4:00 — 4:45 p.m.

Dome Room, The Rotunda

 

AGENDA


  • ACTION ITEMS (Mr. Casteen)

    Establishment of the Joseph Weintraub Bank of America Professorship in Law
  • Establishment of the Teresa Heinz Professorship in Sustainable Communities in the School of Architecture

    Establishment of the Edmund H. Henderson

    Professorship in Education

    Establishment of the Novartis US Foundation

    Professorship in the Curry School of Education

    Establishment of the Thomas A. Saunders, III, Family Professorship in Nursing

    Establishment of the Madeline Higginbotham Sly Professorship in Nursing


    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

    BOARD OF VISITORS AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY

    BOARD MEETING: October 5, 2000

    COMMITTEE: Full Board

    AGENDA ITEM: A. Establishment of Professorship

    Approval to establish Professorship in Law

    JOSEPH WEINTRAUB BANK OF AMERICA PROFESSORSHIP IN LAW

    BACKGROUND: Joseph Weintraub, a native of Waynesboro, Georgia, attended the College and the School of Law and took an L.L.B. from New York University. He moved to Miami in 1926, where he married and established a law practice. In due course, he founded the American Title Insurance Company, the Pan American Bank, Inc., and the Intercontinental Bank; the two banks merged into NationsBank Corporation which in turn became part of the Bank of America Corporation. Mr. Weintraub served as deputy chairman of NationsBank’s Florida banking activities until his death in 1987.

    Mr. Weintraub was an active civic leader in South Florida, serving on the boards of the University of Miami, the Miami Heart Institute, Cedars of Lebanon Hospital and the United Way of Dade County. He was also vice chairman of the Dade County Educational Facilities Authority.

    In 1949, Mr. Weintraub founded the Joseph Weintraub Family Foundation. The Foundation contributes to a variety of causes, primarily medical and educational institutions. Mr. Weintraub’s son, Michael, (College ’60, Law ’63) is now Chairman of the Foundation.

    Michael Weintraub, who lives in Miami with his wife, Barbara, has continued many of his father’s interests, including the University of Miami and the Miami Heart Research Institute. He also served on the NationsBank board for ten years.

    Bank of America Corporation has made a significant contribution to the Weintraub chair in honor of Joseph Weintraub and his family. The Weintraub Family Foundation has committed to doubling the current funding of the Professorship over the next five years in order that the chair might qualify as a "Distinguished Professorship."

    DISCUSSION: The President will propose the establishment of the Joseph Weintraub Bank of America Professorship.

    ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

    ESTABLISHMENT OF THE JOSEPH WEINTRAUB BANK OF AMERICA PROFESSORSHIP IN LAW

    WHEREAS, Joseph Weintraub, a native of Georgia, attended the College and the School of Law; and

    WHEREAS, Mr. Weintraub moved to Florida in 1926 and established a law practice in Miami, later founding the American Title Insurance Company, the Pan American Bank, Inc., and the Intercontinental Bank; and

    WHEREAS, the Pan American Bank and the Intercontinental Bank were merged into NationsBank Corporation which in turn became part of the Bank of America Corporation; and

    WHEREAS, Mr. Weintraub created the Joseph Weintraub Family Foundation, Inc. in 1949; and

    WHEREAS, Mr. Weintraub died in 1987; and

    WHEREAS, Mr. Weintraub’s son, Michael Weintraub, an alumnus of the College and of the Law School, is now Chairman of the Joseph Weintraub Family Foundation; and

    WHEREAS, the Foundation, with a significant gift from the Bank of America Corporation, has made a gift to establish a professorship in Joseph Weintraub’s memory;

    RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors establishes the Joseph Weintraub — Bank of America Professorship in Law, to be held in the School of Law, and expresses its great appreciation to the Weintraub family, the Weintraub Family Foundation, and the Bank of America Corporation for their generosity.

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    BOARD MEETING: October 5, 2000

    COMMITTEE: Full Board

    AGENDA ITEM: B. Establishment of Professorship

    Approval to establish Professorship

    in the School of Architecture

    TERESA HEINZ PROFESSORSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES IN

    THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

    BACKGROUND: Mrs. Teresa Heinz, who is chair of the Heinz Family Philanthropies and the Howard Heinz Endowment, has long been recognized as one of the principal environmentalists in this country. Both of her foundations are known for developing innovative strategies to protect the environment, to improve education, to enhance the lives of young children, to broaden economic opportunity and to promote the arts. Mrs. Heinz also created the annual Heinz Awards, which among other things recognize achievement in protecting the environment.

    The Heinz Endowments have as one of their established goals the promotion of the design of urban environments in ways that advance sustainable communities. Their interests mesh with similar interests in the School of Architecture, and the Vira I. Heinz Endowment has made a gift to establish a professorship to encourage these interests.

    The Heinz gift has been met with a challenge gift from the Saunders family through the Saunders Professors Fund, which was established in 1998 by Thomas A. Saunders, III (Darden ’67), his wife Jordan, and their daughter Calvert Saunders Moore (College ’90).

    DISCUSSION: The President will propose the establishment of the Heinz Professorship.

    ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

     

    ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TERESA HEINZ PROFESSORSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES IN THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

    WHEREAS, Teresa Heinz is one of the most important environmental leaders in the United States; and

    WHEREAS, Mrs. Heinz, as chair of the Heinz Family Philanthropies and the Howard Heinz Endowment, has helped develop strategies to protect the environment; and

    WHEREAS, under Mrs. Heinz’s leadership, one of the established goals of the Heinz Endowments is to promote the design of urban environments in ways that advance sustainable communities; and

    WHEREAS, the Vira I. Heinz Endowment has made a generous gift to the School of Architecture to establish a professorship; and

    WHEREAS, the Saunders family, through the Saunders Professors Fund, has matched the gift of the Heinz Endowment;

    RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors establishes the Teresa Heinz Professorship in Sustainable Communities, to be held in the School of Architecture, and expresses its appreciation to the Vira I. Heinz Endowment and the Saunders family for their generosity.

     

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    BOARD MEETING: October 5, 2000

    COMMITTEE: Full Board

    AGENDA ITEM: C. Establishment of Professorship

    Approval to establish Professorship

    in Education

    EDMUND H. HENDERSON PROFESSORSHIP IN EDUCATION

    BACKGROUND: Edmund H. Henderson was from Easton, Maryland and took a B.A. from the College in 1950. As a student, he was a member of St. Elmo Hall and the staff of the Cavalier Daily. He returned to Easton to teach and in 1954, married a Sweet Briar graduate named Achsah Easter. After his graduate studies and an assistant professorship at the University of Delaware, Mr. and Mrs. Henderson returned to Virginia in 1969 and Mr. Henderson became the Director of the McGuffey Reading Center at the Curry School of Education.

    His years as Director were marked by great successes at the Center, which can be attributed to his dedication and hard work. Mrs. Henderson recalls that "he was at the Center by 7:30 every morning, and taught many little children himself. Ed was both a researcher and a teacher. He combined excellent research with a lot of personal dedication. He changed the lives of a lot of young children and had a deep influence on his graduate students."

    Mrs. Henderson’s gift has been matched by the Saunders Family Challenge, established in 1998 with a $1.5 million gift to benefit the School of Architecture, the Curry School, and the School of Nursing. This generous gift created the Saunders Professors Fund and was made possible by Thomas A. Saunders, III (Darden ’67), his wife Jordan and their daughter, Calvert Saunders Moore (College ’90).

    The Henderson chair is to be in the reading program at the Curry School and will be used to attract and retain eminent scholars in this discipline.

    DISCUSSION: The President will propose the establishment of the

    Professorship.

    ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

    ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EDMUND H. HENDERSON PROFESSORSHIP IN EDUCATION

    WHEREAS, Edmund H. Henderson of Easton, Maryland, took a B.A. from the College in 1950; and

    WHEREAS, Mr. Henderson directed the McGuffey Reading Center at the Curry School from 1969 until his death in 1989; and

    WHEREAS, much of the Center’s success can be attributed to Mr. Henderson’s work; and

    WHEREAS, Achsah Easter Henderson, Mr. Henderson’s widow, has made a generous gift to the Curry School to establish a chair in her husband’s memory; and

    WHEREAS, Mrs. Henderson’s gift has been matched by the Saunders Professors Fund;

    RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors establishes the Edmund H. Henderson Professorship in Education, to be held in the Curry School, honors Mr. Henderson’s memory and expresses its appreciation to Mrs. Henderson and to the Saunders family for their generosity.

     

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    BOARD OF VISITORS AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY

    BOARD MEETING: October 5, 2000

    COMMITTEE: Full Board

    AGENDA ITEM: D. Establishment of Professorship

    Approval to establish Professorship in

    the Curry School of Education

    NOVARTIS US FOUNDATION PROFESSORSHIP IN THE CURRY SCHOOL

    OF EDUCATION

    BACKGROUND: The Novartis Corporation was formed in 1996 by the merger of two Swiss companies, Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz. The company’s principal business is in health care, agriculture and nutrition; some of its well known products are Maalox, Triaminic and Gerber baby food. Novartis has created the Novartis US Foundation which has focused its giving in two main areas: education and the America’s Promise initiative, an alliance for youth headed by General Colin Powell. In education, the Foundation is particularly interested in efforts that are new and innovative.

    The Novartis Professorship will support the work of a scholar who is interested in ensuring that the nation’s neediest children succeed in the early years of school, which is a critical period for sustained achievement and success.

    The Novartis donation is being matched by a gift from the Saunders Professorship Fund, which was established in 1998 by a generous challenge from Thomas A. Saunders, III (Darden ’67), his wife Jordan and their daughter Calvert Saunders Moore (College ’90). Members of the Curry School’s campaign committee also have contributed to the chair.

    DISCUSSION: The President will propose the establishment of the Novartis US Foundation Professorship.

    ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

    ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NOVARTIS US FOUNDATION PROFESSORSHIP

    IN THE CURRY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

    WHEREAS, the Novartis US Foundation, created by the Novartis Corporation, has a particular interest in supporting new and innovative efforts in education; and

    WHEREAS, the Novartis US Foundation has made a generous gift to the Curry School to establish a professorship and to help establish the Center for Young Children, Families and Risk; and

    WHEREAS, the Saunders family, through the Saunders Professors Fund, and other friends of the Curry School also have contributed to the proposed professorship;

    RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors establishes the Novartis US Foundation Professorship, to be held in the Curry School of Education, and thanks the Novartis US Foundation, the Saunders family and other friends of the Curry School who have made the professorship possible.

     

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    BOARD MEETING: October 5, 2000

    COMMITTEE: Full Board

    AGENDA ITEM: E. Establishment of Professorship

    Approval to establish The Thomas A.

    Saunders, III, Family Professorship in

    Nursing

    ESTABLISHMENT OF THE THOMAS A SAUNDERS, III, FAMILY PROFESSORSHIP

    IN NURSING

    BACKGROUND: Theresa A. Thomas and her husband George were Pennsylvanians who moved to Richmond in the 1930’s and subsequently to Hanover County. Mrs. Thomas suffered a sudden and acute illness in 1972 and died because immediate medical help was not available. After her death, Mr. Thomas established the Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Foundation in her memory.

    Mr. Thomas is dead and the Foundation’s president and treasurer is Charles L. Reed (College ’41, Law’42); the assistant treasurer is Michael Armstrong (College ’52, Law ’62). James C. Roberts, the chair of the School of Nursing Advisory Board, is a trustee of the Foundation.

    The Thomas Foundation has made a generous gift to the School of Nursing to establish the chair, and their gift has been matched by the Saunders Family through the Saunders Professors Fund. Because there is already a professorship in the Nursing School named for Mrs. Thomas, the Foundation has suggested that the chair commemorate the generosity of the Saunders family.

    In 1998, Thomas A. Saunders, III (Darden ’67), his wife Jordan and their daughter Calvert Saunders Moore (College ’90), made a challenge gift of $1.5 million to benefit the School of Architecture, the Curry School of Education, and the School of Nursing. The gift was used to create the Saunders Professors Fund and was awarded in two stages. The first $750,000 was distributed evenly among the three schools, for which each raised a matching $250,000. This allowed each school to endow a new chair at the $500,000 level.

    Once a school matched the first portion of the Fund, the remaining $750,000 of the challenge was made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    DISCUSSION: The President will propose the establishment of the Saunders Professorship

    ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

    ESTABLISHMENT OF THE THOMAS A. SAUNDERS, III, FAMILY PROFESSORSHIP IN NURSING

    WHEREAS, Theresa A. Thomas died in Hanover County in 1972; and

    WHEREAS, her husband, George Thomas, soon after Mrs. Thomas’ death established the Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Foundation; and

    WHEREAS, the Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Foundation has made a generous gift to the School of Nursing for a professorship; and

    WHEREAS, the Saunders family, through the Saunders Professors Fund, has matched the Foundation’s gift in order that the professorship might be established; and

    WHEREAS, it is the wish of the Foundation that the professorship be named to honor the generosity of the Saunders family;

    RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors establishes the Thomas A. Saunders, III Family Professorship in Nursing, to be held in the School of Nursing, and expresses its gratitude to the Theresa A. Thomas Memorial Foundation and the Saunders family for making this professorship possible.

     

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    BOARD OF VISITORS AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY

    BOARD MEETING: October 5, 2000

    COMMITTEE: Full Board

    AGENDA ITEM: F. Establishment of Professorship

    Approval to establish The Madeline

    Higginbotham Sly Professorship in

    Nursing

    ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MADELINE HIGGINBOTHAM SLY PROFESSORSHIP IN NURSING

    BACKGROUND: Madeline Higginbotham Sly took a B.S. in Nursing from the University in 1966; her husband, Donald E. Sly, took an M.D. in 1961. The Slys live in Norfolk where Dr. Sly for many years maintained a practice in otolaryngology.

    Dr. and Mrs. Sly have maintained close ties to the University, and throughout their professional careers a deep commitment to patient care and education. They have made a generous gift to the School of Nursing for a professorship to be established in Mrs. Sly’s name. They have also established a living trust for scholarships for nursing and medical students.

    The Sly gift has been matched by a gift from the Saunders Professors Fund, which was established in 1998 by a challenge gift from Thomas A. Saunders, III (Darden ’67), his wife Jordan, and their daughter Calvert Saunders Moore (College ’90).

    DISCUSSION: The President will propose the establishment of the

    Sly Professorship in Nursing.

    ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

     

    ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MADELINE HIGGINBOTHAM SLY PROFESSORSHIP

    IN NURSING

    WHEREAS, Madeline Higginbotham Sly took a B.S. in Nursing from the University in 1966 and her husband, Donald, an M.D. in 1961; and

    WHEREAS, Dr. and Mrs. Sly, throughout their professional careers, have maintained a commitment to education and patient care, as well as close ties to the University; and

    WHEREAS, Dr. and Mrs. Sly have made a generous gift to the School of Nursing for a professorship, and have created a living trust to provide scholarships for medical and nursing students; and

    WHEREAS, the Saunders family, through the Saunders Professors Fund, has made a matching gift for the professorship;

    RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors establishes the Madeline Higginbotham Sly Professorship in Nursing, to be held in the School of Nursing, and expresses its appreciation to Dr. and Mrs. Sly and to the Saunders family for their generosity.

     

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