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Wfi'1 -"' O UTAH VALLEY COMMUNITY f 7 ' Q 7 3 rfWwhi MM o - I ! S i o t A) ) (f m n M i u (t ) i . i ! i l ( M (" V Y'7 Wednesday, October 28 1987 Utah Valley Community College 800 W. 1200 S., Orem Utah 84058 Volume 16 Number 6 "It's the closest thing to a witchhunt that I've seen Board of Regents Accepts hv Donalda DeAdder President J. Marvin Higbee submitted his resignation at the State Board of Regents meeting in Price Thursday evening and it was accepted by the board. President Higbee stated in an interview Saturday with the College Times that even though he, and the lawyers he consulted, felt he had done nothing legally or ethically wrong, that at this point, it would be difficult for him to continue as president. Higbee's feelings were that his support from the Board of Regents was at such a low point that further growth at the college might be impaired under his leadership. Higbee said the pressure upon him and his family had been very sever and unrelenting, but his biggest concern was for the college and the shadow that was hanging over it because of this incident Higbee also fell that the newspapers, especially the Deseret News, had purposely omitted statements he made which would have shed better light on the subject. He cited as an example that fact that he told reporters that the state home, currently occupied by his family, was only 23 finished, having only two bedrooms completed for his family of seven when he moved in. The Board of Regents knew this at the time of the purchase and had given Shop Meets High Tech of Todays Technology mm .-V,, ; s 1 I " - Ik-- r ' m i "-i . . - .; - - ii i-i t- - i - i ,, ., . ., , . .. Many students work with these machines better in their skilled profession. bv Jeff Bland Striving for precision, working to fit the mold, and meeting the high tech demands of todays technology, this is what Vard A. Roper and other instructors work for in the machine technology shop. Many of us wonder, what is machine technology? The machine shop produces some of the best machinists and gunsmiths. Also, a two-year manufacturing technicians dregree is transferrable to BYU and Weber State. A machinist takes raw bulk material and shapes, details and forms them into pieces for machines or makes molds for approval for the necessary completion. The back yard was not finished and, since it bordered a river, it was necessary to put a fence around it to make sure children did not fall in. His state-owned home is very comfortable and produced a warm, homey atmosphere with a daughter's picture adorning one of the living room walls and a side table completely filled with pictures of the family members in different settings throughout the years. It is not the mansion some would make it appear. In fact, it appears to be one of the most modest homes in that area of town. An October 22 article in the Deseret News, compared homes occupied by presidents at state-run colleges. The following was noted. 1) The home occupied by Salt Lake Community College President O. D. Carnahan was built at a cost of $378,000 and ran $178,000 over budget. 2) The University of Utah President, Chase Peterson, had sold and bought back the same college-owned home from the U of U twice-making an overall profit of $30,778. The home was sold last year when President Peterson moved into a one million dollar mansion donated to the school. Before moving into this mansion, the college paid Peterson $450,300 for his home and could resell it for in their first year at school or some come different types of material. Such as the covers for typewriters. Machinists usually make anywhere from $4 to $12.60 an hour. The average wage is $6 to $7. The shop has lathes that shape and detail cylinder pieces of metal. It also nouses milling machines that turn fiat and odd shaped pieces of metal detailed to fit the exact measurements that must often be within 11000 of an inch. Many students work with these machines in their first year at school or some come to acquire more knowledge to be better in their skilled profession. Second year students work with anything from metal urgy math, physics, in years" Higbee's Resignation only $360,000-a loss of $90,304. 3) The cost of the Weber State President's housing has increased threefold from $96,115 in 1979 to $270,000 for the home President Stephen Nadauld is currently buying from the college on contract. President Nadauld receives $21,136 annually as a state housing allowance. 4) At USU, President Stanford Cazier built a $255,563 home, sold it to the college, and then proceeded to buy it back on contract. His housing allowance was $21,600 annually for the four years. He now is selling the home back to the college and will be reimbursed $51,601 for his equity. The first home occupied by President Higbee was purchased for $195,000 and it received $18,000 worth of improvements and sold for $220,000. Thus, there was not a loss as experienced by many of the state president's homes. The present home has not been appraised recently, so ii remains to be seen whether all expenses will be recouped here. In 1980, Wayne Welsh, auditor general for the state, investigated the President's state-owned homes and gave the recommendation to the State Board of Regents, who make the housing policy, that it was vague, uneven and could easily be abused. The several changes h e recommended were never acted upon by the board. Demands to acquire more knowledge to be College Time photo by Dennis Nelson plastics, and equipment to make rifles. They even have an indoor rifle range for the two or three rifles that are made each year. To meet todays high demands the department has a computerized machine, called the Computer Assisted Numerical Control. Roper says, "anything you can draw you can build on the computers." They are in the process of hooking up the computer they already have to a micro main frame computer which will tie everything together and help the school get a grant. The grant will help the school meet the ever increasing prices of todays technology. The students seemed to be Continued on page 5 The Deseret News also reported on perks to college presidents and it showed President Higbee in a bad light mainly because it included expenditures in the last two years, and unfortunately, that is when President Higbee's home was bought and completed. It also showed the amount colleges are paying for leased vehicles for their presidents, but did not include vehicles which were bought by the school for the president's use, which is what many colleges do. The country club membership was higher than most for President Higbee but the paper also states that many colleges have free memberships (i.e. ,U of U has 30 free memberships at the Fort Douglas Club). The U of U memberships are difficult to track as they are used by numerous people and billed to more than 20 accounts. Maids are used at most of the colleges. U. President Peterson has full-time domestic help but pays for one of the days each week -a cost of $75. U of U and Utah State spend the most on entertainment yearly between $20,000 and $30,000. In the area of personal phone calls, President Higbee was the only president not to pay for them. While living in his home at Snow, he received a housing allowance and paid for all his long Continued on page 3 Board Proposes Six Percent Tuition Increase for State Colleges The following is a reprint from the Salt Lake Tribune, Oct. 25, 1987 PRICE-The State Board of Regents approved tuition increases for colleges Friday during its meeting at the College of Eastern Utah. But the increases, 8 percent at the state's two universities and four-year colleges and 6 percent at the five two-year community colleges, were ordered after student leaders last month said they opposed a proposal for a larger increase. The tuition increase is part of the regents' recommended higher education budged for the 1988-89 academic year. The recommendation will be presented to Gov. Norm Bangerter to use in drawing up his own budget recommendations for presentation to the 1988 Legislature. Although the governor's recommendation may differ from that of the regents, the regents' budget proposals will also be presented to lawmakers when the 1988 session begins in January. If lawmakers agree to the tuition recommendations, a University of Utah student next fall who signs up for a full class load 15 credit hourswill pay an additional $32.76 per quarter or $98.28 for the three-quarter academic year if she or he is a Utah resident. Non-residents pay much more. For a Utah student taking 15 credit hours next fall quarter at , Continued to page 8 Stoddard Takes Charge Until January 15 by Butch Nielson Dr. Lucille Stoddard, the new Acting President of UVCC, has great plans for the college's future. After having been Vice President of Academic Affairs, she feels very prepared for the president's position, yet feels that President Higbee has been a fine president and the college has flourished under his leadership. Dr. Stoddard says that it is a difficult situation for the college, but the college is not chaotic and the issue will be resolved quickly. She says there is an excellent faculty and staff and that the college's major strength is the way that they work together with the administration and the student body to create a very unified organization that will continue to be just as effective now as before Higbee's resignation. "We'll move on well," and that "we will move ahead" she said. Dr. Stoddard, an Idaho native with three children, taught in the Arizona school system as well as at BYU and Utah State before coming to UVCC. She says working with Higbee has been good preparation for the president's position. That position at any college is quite complex. The president must provide leadership, vision, a support system, anticipate future trends in the community and be able to meet them. He has to be involved in the funding of the institution and the budget, and monitoring the quality of the college, and much more. Dr. Stoddard says there is an excellent educational program that neets the training and transfer leeds of the community and that ihe college will continue to Mystery Person of Come cheer our women's volleyball team on in their last regularly scheduled home game of the season. Thursday night at 7 p.m. They take on Ricks at the AC building. Ricks is the Northern Division winners so it should be a great game. There will be a drawing for a 12" Domino Pizza for those who can name the Mystery Person. You must be present to win. INSIDE THE UVC College Times EDITORIALS page 2 CAMPUS NEWS pages 4, 5, & 8 SPORTS -pages 7 ENTERTAINMENT page 6 WEEKS EVENTS page 8 provide skills, short term training, and whatever else meets the community's needs. However, the enrollment boom is causing stress on the system. She says that the college will undergo a great deal of change in the next few months. There is a new science building being built which will provide more classrooms. The college has received a couple of new grants including an advisory and retention grant, which should make it mush easier for students to receive counseling and will also raise the number of students who remain at UVCC. Also a humanities grant should help the general education department considerably. This is the first year the school has presented an Associate of Arts degree program, and it is doing very well at this time. We also have two new classes here, a highly recommended ethics class, as well as an innovative technology class. Dr. Stoddard says the fact that the college has such strong advisory committees plays a vital role in the future of the college. Dr. Stoddard says that she has not decided whether or not she will try to become the permanent president, but the fact that she is the first female president (acting or permanent) of any college in the s tate of Utah would not hinder her chances at attaining the position. As far as the long term goals for UVCC, she says it will continue to flourish. She sees marvelous possibilities for it to become a major force in the state. The college plays a significant role in higher education now and that role will become even greater. The future seems extremely bright the Week -x L. A.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1987-10-28|
|Description||The UVCC College Times was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Valley Community College from September 28, 1987 to June 23, 1993.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley Community College--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||Utah Valley Community: College Times, 1987-10-28|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|