The Michigan Daily - Monday, July 3, 2006 - 3
BOOM New nursing dean named
*0 Search committee goes university's four campuses and devel- "She has experience in moving
with outsider Kathleen oped statewide programs to improve schools forward," Villarruel said.
Oregon's health care system. Villarruel said that beyond uphold-
Potempa for management Potempa will begin Oct. 1, pending ing the school's three main focuses
and budget experience approval by the full Board of Regents. of research, education and practice,
ad u epPotempa will take the top job from Potempa's experience managing OHSU
Ada Sue Hinshaw who is stepping through a period of budget cuts as well
By Kelly Fraser down to take a faculty position within as collaborating with state legislators
Daily News Editor the school. on state health education outreach pro-
Nursing Prof. Antonia Villarruel, who grams has left her well prepared for her
Nursing education is in midst of transition. served as head of the dean search com- duties at the University.
The University's School of Nursing mittee, said when the search began in "Dr. Potempa has great business
is working to remodel education meth- May 2005, the faculty agreed to pursue an savvy," Villarruel said.
ods while managing practitioner and external candidate to replace Hinshaw. A large portion of the nursing
faculty shortages and a tight budget. Villarruel said that the majority of school's faculty is also nearing retire-
Fortunately, the school's new dean the school's most recent deans have ment eligibility, making recruitment
Kathleen Potempa has management expe- been external. an important factor for the school,
rience under similar circumstances. But this was not because internal Villarruel said.
University President Mary Sue candidates were unqualified, she said. "The students of the School of Nurs-
Coleman and Provost Teresa Sulli- "It was an opportunity to bring a dif- ing warmly welcome Dr. Potempa to
van officially announced Potempa's ferent voice and vision to the school," the University," Havey said.
appointment Tuesday after the Uni- Villarruel said. "We are very excited for her to join the
versity's Board of Regents' Personnel, Richard Redman, nursing prof. and faculty during a time of exciting discover-
EUGENEaRsERTSsN/ Daly Compensation and Governance Com- director of doctoral and post-doctoral ies and pioneering practice," she added.
Wolverine Fireworks put on a show at the Bloom- mittee reviewed the appointment. programs, will serve as interim dean. In 2003, the most recent ratings avail-
field Hilts home of Les Gold during his annual 4th As Dean of Oregon Health and Sci- Villarruel said Potempa's track record able, U.S. News and World Report ranked
of July party Saturday. ence University's School of Nursing, and management at OHSU impressed the School of Nursing's programs third
Potempa managed the programs at the the committee. nationally. OHSU ranked sixth.
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the University's expenditures. Some
areas are not compensated by the gen-
eral fund, such as athletics, housing and
the University hospital.
Tuition and state appropriations
make up the largest percentage of
the general fund's sources, with 59.4
percent of revenue coming from
tuition and 25.8 percent from state
appropriations in 2005-06.
In the same year, indirect cost recovery
made up 13.6 percent of the general fund.
Indirect cost recovery revenues - addi-
tional funds that accompany research
grants - are used by the University to
reimburse itself for costs incurred, such as
the expenses of lighting and space use.
By analyzing the general fund data
through time, the figures demonstrate
a shift of public policy from social to
individual dependence, Peterson said.
Although tuition accounts for 33.6
percent more of the general fund than
state appropriations, the sources have
not always been balanced that way. In
1989-90, the general fund consisted of
45.6 percent tuition dollars and 44.1 per-
cent state dollars. Looking even farther
into the past, state appropriations made
up 76.9 percent of the general fund in
1959-60, whereas tuition accounted for
only 21.7 percent that year.
The University prides itself on its
ability to provide significant financial
aid to mitigate the cost pressures on stu-
dents and families, Peterson said.
"We hate raising tuition. It's the last
thing we want to do," Hanlon said.
The University raised tuition 12.3 per-
cent last year for resident undergraduates
and 6 percent for nonresident undergrad-
uates. At the same time, financial aid -
budgeted from the general fund - was
increased by 14.5 percent for residents
and 6.3 percent for nonresidents. Hanlon
said financial aid is always raised at least
at the same rate as tuition.
The University is ranked 10th in
the Big Ten for its average annual
increase in tuition - 7 percent -
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