Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees' Committees FY 2017

Academic and Student Affairs Committee

  • Jeffrey C. Cole - Chair
  • Will Lucas - Vice Chair
  • Al Baker - Trustee
  • Anna L. Crisp - Student Trustee
  • Mary Ellen Pisanelli - Trustee
  • Lucas Zastrow - Student Trustee
  • Mary Humphrys - 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 he board or the chairperson of the board.

Clinical Affairs Committee

  • Gary P. Thieman - Chair
  • Joseph H. Zerbey, IV - Vice Chair
  • Al Baker - Trustee
  • Anna L. Crisp - Student Trustee
  • Mary Ellen Pisanelli - Trustee
  • Joan Duggan - Faculty Representative

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/or his designee, 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/or his designee, regarding relevant clinical, financial and compliance matters as necessary

Further, the Committee is charged with oversight and review of all clinical enterprise accreditation issues.  The Committee will carry out the responsibility delegated to it from the Board according to Bylaw 3364-01-03 for medical staff membership, credentialing, privileges and renewal of privileges.

Finance and Audit Committee

  • Joseph H. Zerbey, IV - Chair
  • Steve M. Cavanaugh - Vice Chair
  • Al Baker - Trustee
  • Will Lucas - Trustee
  • 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, oversight of all expenses, as well as the margin for both the academic and 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:

  • Reviewing the quality of financial reporting with the external auditors and management including financial statement assumptions, disclosures, and accounting policies.
  • Overseeing the University's system of internal controls and the adequacy of financial, accounting and operational practices on financial reporting.
  • Reviewing the annual internal audit plan, discussing the extent to which it addresses high-risk areas with the University Auditor and management, and approve the final audit plan.
  • Assuring the effectiveness of the internal audit function including access required and authorization of the appointment or dismissal of the University Auditor.
  • Ensuring the independence of the University Auditor through his direct-unrestricted reporting to the Committee Chair and functional reporting to University administration.
  • Determining the impact to the University of audits of entities outside the scope of this Committee (UT Physicians, UT Insurance Captive, etc.).
  • Overseeing the implementation of the institution's policy on fraud and irregularity including notification to the Committee of any action taken under that policy.
  • Reviewing the University's compliance with government regulations including legal or regulatory matters materially impacting University operations.
  • 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 abounds of The University of Toledo, including academic and clinical enterprises and UT Innovation Enterprises, Inc.

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

  • Mary Ellen Pisanelli - Chair
  • Steven M. Cavanaugh - Vice Chair
  • Jeffrey C. Cole - Trustee
  • Michael Weintraub - Faculty Representative
  • Mark D. Wagoner, Jr. - 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. This committee has oversight responsibilities for the financial reporting process, internal controls, and monitoring compliance with laws and regulations.  The committee will ensure that the highest ethical and legal standards are met.  The scope of this charge to the committee includes all business operations within the legal bounds of The University of Toledo, including the academic and clinical enterprises and UT Innovations Enterprises, Inc.  Because the ethical posture of the institution constitutes an important and essential element of the perception of the university by the outside world, many external affairs will fall in the purview of this committee.  Therefore, this committee will be guided by the principle that the university currently is and will continue to be a global resource and a sustaining force for the community. This will be achieved by oversight and continuous improvement of university global outreach and engagement and university partnerships and relationships with campus neighborhoods, government agencies, business entities, and other relevant community resources.

Last Updated: 7/12/16