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FULL BOARD OF VISITORS’ MEETING

JANUARY 19 , 2001

FULL BOARD MEETING

Friday, January 19, 2001

4:00 — 4:30 p.m.

Dome Room, The Rotunda

 

AGENDA

 

ACTION ITEMS (Mr. Casteen)

    1. Establishment of the Bigelow Research Professorship in Business Administration
    2. Establishment of the Mario di Valmarana Professorship in the School of Architecture
    3. Establishment of the Murray Research Professorship in the McIntire School of Commerce
    4. Renaming the Centennial Distinguished Professorship in Nursing as the Centennial Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Nursing
    5. Renaming the NationsBank Professorship in the McIntire School of Commerce as the Bank of America Professorship in the McIntire School of Commerce


AGENDA ITEM: A. Establishment of Professorship Approval to establish Professorship in Business Administration

BIGELOW RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIP IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BACKGROUND: The proposed Bigelow Research Professorship in Business Administration is a gift of E. Thayer Bigelow, Jr., a 1967 alumnus of the Darden School, with additional funds from the Batten Family Leadership Challenge. The Professorship will be focused in the field of business strategy.

Mr. Bigelow is the current Chairman of the Darden Campaign. He was re-elected recently to the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees and he is a former Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Darden Alumni Council. He has been a generous friend of the School.

Mr. Bigelow took his B.A. from Trinity College in 1965. Since he graduated from the Darden School he has had a successful career in the media industry, having been President and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Cable Programming, Inc. and President of Home Box Office. At present, he serves as Senior Advisor of Time Warner, Inc. and as a director of several major companies.

The Batten Family Leadership Challenge was established at the Darden School in 1990 with $3.5 million; it now has $7 million in account.

DISCUSSION: The President will propose the establishment of the Bigelow Research Professorship in Business Administration.

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BIGELOW RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIP IN BUSINESS

ADMINISTRATION

WHEREAS, E. Thayer Bigelow, Jr. took his M.B.A. from the Darden School in 1967 and has been a loyal and supportive alumnus; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Bigelow serves as the Darden Campaign Chairman, is a member of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees and is a former Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Darden Alumni Council; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Bigelow has made a generous gift toward the establishment of a professorship in the Darden School;

RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors establishes the Bigelow Research Professorship in Business Administration, to be held in the Darden School, and thanks E. Thayer Bigelow, Jr., and members of the Batten family, through the Batten Family Leadership Challenge, which have made this chair possible.

 

AGENDA ITEM: B. Establishment of Professorship Approval to establish Professorship in the School of Architecture

MARIO DI VALMARANA PROFESSORSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES IN

THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

BACKGROUND: Mario di Valmarana joined the faculty of the School of Architecture on September 1, 1972, and retired on January 24, 2000; he was elected Professor Emeritus by the Board of Visitors on April 15, 2000. His years at the University spanned an extraordinary career of teaching.

Professor Valmarana was raised in the Veneto, the area northwest of Venice. He grew up in the Villa Rotunda, probably the best known of the country houses designed by the 16th century architect Andrea Palladio. He perhaps naturally became a recognized authority on Palladio and at the University, an authority on the Palladian origins of Jefferson’s architectural thinking.

A year after joining the faculty of the School of Architecture, Professor Valmarana, along with the late Professor Frederick Nichols and the late Dean of the School, Joseph Bosserman, began planning a study abroad program in Italy for students in the School. There are now two of these programs, called the Italian Programs Abroad; the summer program is centered in Vicenza and the fall program in Venice. They have been immensely successful and popular, and they have won national awards.

Professor Valmarana is an innovative and engaging teacher and he has given a wonderful introduction to Italian architecture and culture to a generation of students.

The Valmarana Professorship is made possible by generous gifts from friends and former students of Mr. Valmarana, and from the Center for Palladian Studies in America.

 

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

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MARIO DI VALMARANA PROFESSORSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES IN THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

WHEREAS, Mario di Valmarana joined the faculty of the School of Architecture in 1972, retired in January, 2000 and was elected Professor Emeritus by the Board of Visitors on April 15, 2000; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Valmarana, a recognized authority on the work of the 16th century architect, Andrea Palladio, has had a special interest in the Palladian origins of Jefferson’s architectural thinking; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Valmarana, who was raised in the Veneto, established study programs at Vicenza and at Venice for students in the School of Architecture; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Valmarana is known as a superb and innovative teacher; and

WHEREAS, the Italian Program Abroad, set up by Mr. Valmarana and directed by him, has won national awards and acclaim from the students who have participated in it; and

WHEREAS, friends, former students and the Center for Palladian Studies in America have made a generous gift for the establishment of a chair in the School of Architecture in honor of Mr. Valmarana;

RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors establishes the Mario di Valmarana Professorship in Sustainable Communities in the School of Architecture, to be held in the School of Architecture, expresses its gratitude to the donors who have made the chair possible, and thanks Mr. Valmarana for his years of devoted and distinguished service to the University.

 

AGENDA ITEM: C. Establishment of Professorship Approval to establish Professorship in the McIntire School of Commerce

MURRAY RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIP IN THE MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE

BACKGROUND: The Murray family of Tampa has been associated with the McIntire School of Commerce since James Kirtis Murray, III matriculated in the School in 1983 when he was a third year student in the University. Mr. Murray was followed by his brother, Michael, who took his degree in 1988. The Murrays’ father, James Kirtis Murray, Jr., though not an alumnus of the School, has been a strong supporter of McIntire since his first son matriculated. Both sons share their father’s interest and all have given generously to the School.

The Murray family wishes to establish a professorship to further the McIntire School’s efforts to recruit and retain a senior scholar in finance or management information systems. The chair would be called the Murray Research Professorship.

DISCUSSION: The President will propose the establishment of the Murray Research Professorship.

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MURRAY RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIP IN THE MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE

WHEREAS, the Murray family of Tampa have been generous supporters of the McIntire School of Commerce for many years; and

WHEREAS, James K. Murray, Jr., and his sons James K. Murray, III, (Commerce ’85) and Michael S. Murray (Commerce ’88), have made a generous gift to the McIntire School to establish a professorship;

RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors establishes the Murray Research Professorship, to be held in the McIntire School of Commerce, and expresses its profound gratitude to the Murray family for its interest and support.

AGENDA ITEM: D. Renaming the Centennial Distinguished Professorship in Nursing

RENAMING THE CENTENNIAL DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN NURSING AS THE CENTENNIAL DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN PEDIATRIC NURSING

 

BACKGROUND: On June 16, 2000, the Board of Visitors passed a resolution creating the Centennial Distinguished Professorship in Nursing. The full name of the Professorship should reflect the wish of the donor that the chairholder specialize in Pediatric Nursing. The following resolution makes this correction.

DISCUSSION: The President will propose the renaming of the Centennial Distinguished Professorship in Nursing.

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

RENAMING THE CENTENNIAL DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN NURSING AS THE CENTENNIAL DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN PEDIATRIC NURSING

WHEREAS, the Board of Visitors on June 16, 2000, voted to establish the Centennial Distinguished Professorship in Nursing, to be held in the School of Nursing;

RESOLVED that the Centennial Distinguished Professorship in Nursing be changed to the Centennial Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Nursing, to be held in the School of Nursing.

 

AGENDA ITEM: E. Renaming the Nationsbank Professorship in the McIntire School of Commerce

RENAMING THE NATIONSBANK PROFESSORSHIP IN THE MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE AS THE BANK OF AMERICA PROFESSORSHIP IN THE MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE

BACKGROUND: On November 7, 1997, the Board of Visitors voted to establish the NationsBank Professorship in the McIntire School of Commerce. The chair was a gift from NationsBank Virginia and the impetus for the gift had come from Mr. Randolph J. McElroy, an alumnus, when he was President of NationsBank Virginia.

NationsBank subsequently merged with the Bank of America and it has been requested that the name of the chair be changed to reflect this as the first chairholder is elected.

DISCUSSION: The President will propose the renaming of the Professorship in the McIntire School of Commerce.

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

RENAMING THE NATIONSBANK PROFESSORSHIP IN THE MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE AS THE BANK OF AMERICA PROFESSORSHIP IN THE MCINTIRE SCHOOL OF COMMERCE

WHEREAS, the Board of Visitors on November 7, 1997, established the NationsBank Professorship in the McIntire School of Commerce; and

WHEREAS, NationsBank subsequently has merged with the Bank of America, with the new company known as the Bank of America;

RESOLVED that the NationsBank Professorship in the McIntire School of Commerce be renamed the Bank of America Professorship in the McIntire School of Commerce.

 

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