Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees' Committees FY 2018

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  • Jeffrey C. Cole - Chair
  • Will Lucas - Vice Chair
  • Alfred A. Baker - Trustee
  • Patrick J. Kenney - Trustee
  • Christine E. Brennan - National Trustee
  • Lucas D. Zastrow - Student Trustee
  • Amy Thompson - Faculty Representative
  • Mary Fedderke - Community Member
  • Holly Bristoll - ProMedica Partner
  • Arturo Polizzi - ProMedica Partner

Committee Charge:  The academic and student affairs committee will oversee and ensure continuous improvement of University academic activities and student programs with an emphasis on student centeredness. The scope of the committee includes any other matter assigned to the committee by the board or the chairperson of the board.

CLINICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  • Sharon Speyer - Chair
  • Mary Ellen Pisanelli - Vice Chair
  • Alfred A. Baker - Trustee
  • Pat D'Eramo - Trustee
  • Patrick J. Kenney - Trustee
  • Lucas D. Zastrow - Student Trustee
  • Shobha Ratnam - Faculty Representative
  • Gary P. Thieman - Community Member

Committee Charge:  The clinical affairs committee is charged with oversight and strategic direction of the clinical enterprise of the University.  The committee shall be regularly informed of and hold the University president and the executive vice president for clinical affairs responsible for the continuous improvement of quality of care, patient centeredness, and medical staff membership.  The committee shall receive reports and recommendations from the University president and the executive vice president for clinical affairs regarding relevant clinical, financial and compliance matters as necessary. 

Further, the committee is charged with oversight and review of all clinical enterprise accreditation issues. Except as provided below, the committee will review medical staff membership, credentialing, privileges and renewal of privileges, and recommend action on such matters to the board of trustees for board approval.  In the months where no regularly scheduled board meeting is held, a subcommittee of the clinical affairs committee consisting of three board members is delegated the responsibility to act on behalf of the board in regard to medical staff membership, credentialing, privileging and renewal of privileges of medical staff of the University.  This delegation is in the best interest of the University as it provides for timely membership, credentialing, privileging and renewal of privileges of practitioners.  Medical staff membership, credentialing, privileging and renewal of privileges will be done in accordance with the policies and procedures of the board, the medical staff bylaws, the standards of the Joint Commission, and state of Ohio or other regulatory obligations on these matters. Through the clinical affairs committee, the subcommittee will make a full report of its activities at the next regularly scheduled board meeting.

FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

  • Joseph H. Zerbey, IV - Chair
  • Mary Ellen Pisanelli - Vice Chair
  • Pat D'Eramo - Trustee
  • Will Lucas - Trustee
  • Brenda Lee - UT Foundation President
  • Margaret Hopkins - Faculty Representative
  • William Horst - Community Member

Committee Charge:  The finance and audit committee is charged with oversight and continuous improvement of the financial soundness of the University including oversight of revenue from all sources, and oversight of all expenses, as well as the margin for both the academic and the clinical enterprises. It will receive and recommend action upon budget proposals from the administration. It will review relevant parameters such as Senate Bill 6 ratios, bond ratings, and the cash flow margin for the entire University. It will receive and review reports relative to fund raising and investment performance from The University of Toledo Foundation.

The committee is responsible for the overall audit function of the University, including:

(a)   Reviewing the quality of financial reporting with the external auditors and management including financial statement assumptions, disclosures, and accounting policies.

(b)   Overseeing the University's system of internal controls and the adequacy of financial, accounting and operational practices on financial reporting.

(c)   Reviewing the annual internal audit plan, discussing the extent to which it addresses high-risk areas with the University auditor and management, and approving the final audit plan.

(d)   Assuring the effectiveness of the internal audit function including access required and authorization of the appointment or dismissal of the University auditor.

(e)   Ensuring the independence of the University auditor through the auditor’s direct-unrestricted reporting to the committee chair and functional reporting to the University administration.

(f)    Determining the impact to the University of audits of entities outside the scope of this committee (UT Physicians, UT Insurance Captive, etc.).

(g)   Overseeing the implementation of the institution's policy on fraud and irregularity including notification to the committee of any action taken under that policy.

(h)   Reviewing the University's compliance with government regulations including legal or regulatory matters materially impacting University operations.

(i)     Helping to achieve increased revenue and to advance areas of the strategic plan.

In addition, this committee will function as the facilities committee, receiving and recommending action upon all proposed facilities recommendations.  It will receive and review reports from the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics regarding its finances, operations and processes.  It will provide oversight of University external affairs, inclusive of global outreach, engagement and University partnerships and relations with campus neighborhoods, business entities, and other relevant community resources.

The scope of this charge to the committee includes all business operations within the legal bounds of The University of Toledo, including academic and clinical enterprises and UT Rocket Innovations.

The scope of the committee includes any other matter assigned to the committee by the board or the chairperson of the board.

TRUSTEESHIP AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

  • Alfred A. Baker - Chair
  • Jeffrey C. Cole - Vice Chair
  • Sharon Speyer - Trustee
  • Joseph H. Zerbey, IV - Trustee
  • Christine E. Brennan - National Trustee
  • Mary E. Humphrys - Faculty Representative
  • Jean S. Lovejoy - Community Member

Committee Charge:  The trusteeship and governance committee ensures the integrity of board governance and the avoidance of conflicts of interest. It fosters a culture of excellence, service, and high ethical standards among University trustees. The committee will also develop and conduct board assessment and oversee board development, including orientation of new members.  This committee coordinates the board's annual assessment of the president. The committee will ensure that the highest ethical and legal standards are met.  The committee will ensure the implementation of the strategic plan and continuous improvement in appropriate areas are defined and set forth in quantifiable objectives and measures. 

In addition, the committee functions as the board personnel committee, receiving and recommending action upon all personnel actions, with the exception of medical staff membership, credentialing, privileging and renewal of privileges, and providing oversight, direction, and recommendations on human resources, compensation strategy, collective bargaining, succession planning and organizational changes to the University.  The Office of Governmental Relations will provide updates on federal, state and local activities, initiatives, and legislation that may affect the University.

The scope of the committee includes any other matter assigned to the committee by the board or the chairperson of the board.

Last Updated: 8/14/17