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September 4, 2014

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December 15, 2014

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May 14, 2015

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August 20, 2015

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 November 5, 2015

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February 25, 2016

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May 12, 2016

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August 18, 2016

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February 23, 2017

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 November 9, 2017

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 April 26, 2018

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 September 21, 2018

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September 20, 2019

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  September 24, 2020

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WSIAIC Board

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September 24, 2020

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting

September 4, 2014
9:00 am
Morrison Hall Boardroom, 101
Wichita State University

 

Agenda

Welcome of Board Members, John Bardo


Wichita State Innovation Alliance (WSIA) structure overview, Foulston Siefkin LLP


University Update, John Tomblin


Discussion items

 

Minutes

In attendance were members John Bardo, Ruth David (teleconferencing), Lou Heldman, Elizabeth King, Rodney Miller, David Mitchell, Bill Moore, John Tomblin, Scott Redler and Tony Vizzini. Also present were Andy Schlapp, Harvey Sorensen, Alan Goodnight, Anna Weyers, Lois Tatro, Kevin Arnel and Susan Johnson.


Bardo called the meeting to order at 9:10 am.


Welcome

Bardo welcomed everyone to the meeting and introductions were made, including David who teleconferenced in.


Innovation Campus Update

Bardo gave current status of the Innovation Campus. Request for Quotes (RFQ’s) are currently out for the Partnership 1 building; RFQ’s for the hotel, Experiential Engineering, and mixed land use buildings will be out soon. The Wheatshocker dormitory will be removed this fall and the Experiential Engineering Building will break ground in early 2015, completed in 2016. Bardo gave the financial update: The County Commission voted 5-0 approval of the mill levy for the Innovation Campus. Also, the State EEG grant will be utilized for the Innovation Campus. WSU will request through the Kansas Board of Regents assistance for funding of 100 researchers in STEM fields, plus additional staffing for the Technology Transfer Office and support for the Innovation Center.


Presentation by Foulston Siefkin, LLP

Sorensen reviewed the basic organization of Wichita State Innovation Alliance, Inc. and WSIA Investments Corporation. Structuring of the Board and Officers was explained. Function of WSIA: to assist with managing WSU-created intellectual property that is to be commercialized, to license technology and receive royalties, identify and evaluate commercialization projects, manage the Innovation Campus and distribute profits/cash flow to WSU. Function of WSIAIC is to hold equity investments in spin-off commercialization entities and perform functions that would result in taxable income to WSU or WSIA. Arnel went over tax status of WSIA and WSIAIC. WSIA is the parent organization for the Innovation Campus and is filing for a 501 (c)3 status. This process could take 90-120 days. WSIAIC was created to handle taxable income for the Innovation Campus. David mentioned that it is important to have clear guidelines, including time and staff limitations, for WSIA and adhere to this closely to stay in accordance with IRS regulations. Arnel agreed; noted importantence of sensitivity to employee sharing, bond issues, and splitting of financial resources.


University Update

Tomblin pointed out that the Innovation Campus has already started; WSU currently has ABI and NetApp leasing space on campus. Tomblin also outlined the need for WSIA to form an LLC to sponsor foreign national’s green cards, so they could become contract employees for WSIA and work for other companies. Bardo and Schlapp outlined the Master Plan of the Innovation Campus. The Innovation Campus will consist of 3 pods: the main pod will be academic with the Experiential Engineering building, Innovation Center, Business Building, and a Residence Hall. The second pod, along 21st and Oliver, will be mixed land use, hotel, commercial and restaurant areas, residential and retiree housing. An RFQ for some of these pieces will go out in December. The third pod, along 17th street, will be housing for international students, students who are married or with partners, and graduate students. This pod will focus on ethnic diversity with restaurants to cater to international students. Motion to go into Executive Session made by Bardo; seconded by Moore. Executive Session entered into at 10:20 am. Motion to exit Executive Session made by Mitchell; seconded by Rodney Miller. Executive Session ended at 10:28 am. No action was taken.


WSIA Committees Appointed

Bardo appointed the WSIA Executive Committee members: John Tomblin, Tony Vizzini, and Bill Moore. The Audit Committee will be David Mitchell, Elizabeth King and Lou Heldman. All members accepted their role in these committees.


Discussion Items

Braeburn Golf course land will be deeded from Board of Trustees to the State of Kansas who will then lease it to WSU for 99 years. WSIA can then sublease to appropriate developers. All companies that want to relocate on campus need to be involved in university in a real way. Facilities need to be kept up, when leases end the buildings will go back to WSU ownership. Foulston Siefkin, LLP will be the outside legal counsel for WSIA. Several patent attorneys are currently assisting in the work of the Innovation Campus. WSIA will hire an external auditor as well. Alan Goodnight is the Director of Strategic Investments and will be helping with the investment funds of the Innovation Campus. Bardo reviewed the Innovation Act. Governor Brownback is looking into developing an Innovation Zone for Wichita and Kansas City which would be a 3 mile radius around Wichita State University and University of Kansas School of Medicine. A group has been formed to look into the tax issues of each zone.


Bardo adjourned the meeting at 10:58 am.


Respectfully submitted,
Anna Lanier Weyers
Assistant Secretary

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 Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting


December 15, 2014
9:00 am
Morrison Hall Boardroom, 101
Wichita State University


Agenda


Approve minutes from September 4, 2014

 

Presentation (Foulston Siefkin LLP)

  • Wichita State Innovation Alliance (WSIA) 501 c3 review and update

Update on the Innovation Campus (John Bardo)

  • Experiential Engineering Building
  • Partnership Building #1
  • Partnership Building #2
  • Innovation Way Residence Hall
  • Retail Space 21st and Oliver

Innovation Campus Infrastructure Overview (Eric King)

 

Discussion items (Andy Schlapp)

  • Innovation Act

Minutes


In attendance were members John Bardo, Lou Heldman, Elizabeth King, Rodney Miller, David Mitchell, Bill Moore, John Tomblin, Scott Redler and Tony Vizzini. Also present were Andy Schlapp, Harvey Sorensen, Lois Tatro, Eric King, Anna Weyers and Susan Johnson.


Bardo called the meeting to order at 9:05 am.


Minutes from September 4th, 2014 were approved by Mitchell, King seconded. All approved.


Presentation by Foulston Siefkin, LLP

Sorensen reviewed the material from September 4th, 2014 outlining WSIA and WSIAIC. The function of WSIA is to assist with managing WSU-created intellectual property that is to be commercialized, to license technology and receive royalties, identify and evaluate commercialization projects, manage the Innovation Campus and distribute profits/cash flow to WSU. Function of WSIAIC is to hold equity investments in spin-off commercialization entities and perform functions that would result in taxable income to WSU or WSIA. WSIA has filed for a 501 (c)3 status as of November 20, 2014. The IRS will review and respond within 8-12 months. The tax exemption can be applied retroactively for this year.


Update on the Innovation Campus

Tomblin outlined the Koch gift for the maker space and the impact it will have on the community. The bonds have been sold on the Experiential Engineering building, which will break ground in May. WSU is speaking to two companies that are interested in moving into this building. The first partnership building will be filled by one tenant which will bring 350 engineers and employ around 100 students a year. A survey went out to students regarding a new residence hall. An RFQ for will be released in 40-60 days and is asking for around 400-600 beds. This residence hall will be located on the Innovation Campus.


Innovation Campus Infrastructure Overview

Before the Experiential Engineering building is built it must first have sanitary sewers, sidewalks, a parking entry and drive. Tomblin is seeking an EDA grant to help match money to pay for this.


Innovation Act and BREG Update

Schlapp explained that business moves at a different pace than the federal and state government. Foulston Siefkin is helping to identify what statutes need to be changed, which will be incorporated into the Innovation Act. WSU is helping with the Blueprint for Regional Economic Growth (BREG), which is working to determine what is driving the region’s economy. BREG has identified 7 economic clusters.


Enough is Enough Update

Bardo outlined the Enough is Enough Task Force which will partner with the South Fairmount neighborhood. Will press on police relations, code enforcement, better lighting, and going to the student body about a new WSU police department building along 17th Street.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:57 am.  

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting


May 14, 2015
10:00 am
Morrison Hall Boardroom, 101
Wichita State University


Agenda


Approve minutes from December 15, 2014

Briefing and Vote on the Airbus Building Construction and Lease Transaction, Harvey Sorensen, Foulston Siefkin LLP
Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom)

  • August 20, 2015 (9:00-10:30 am)
  • November 19th, 2015 (9:00-10:30 am)
  • February 18, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)
  • May 19, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)  

 

Minutes

 

In attendance were members John Bardo, Ruth David (teleconferencing), Lou Heldman, Elizabeth King, Rodney Miller, David Mitchell, Bill Moore, John Tomblin, and Tony Vizzini. Also present were Andy Schlapp, Harvey Sorensen and Anna Weyers.

Bardo called the meeting to order at 10:05 am.


Minutes from December 15, 2014 were approved by Mitchell, Miller seconded. All approved.


Motion to go into Executive Session made by Bardo; seconded by Mitchell. Executive Session entered
into at 10:07 am. Motion to exit Executive Session made by Mitchell; seconded by Miller. Executive
Session ended at 11:32 am. No action was taken.


Innovation Campus Resolutions

Sorensen outlined Innovation Campus Resolutions (Appendix A). Bardo motioned for approval. Vizzini approved, Miller seconded. All in favor. Resolutions passed. Bardo motioned for approval of resolution for Alan Goodnight to serve as Director of Finance of WSIA, Inc. (Appendix B). Moore approved, Mitchell seconded. All in favor. Resolution passed.


Discussion Items

Moore expressed need for succession planning so the work being done on the Innovation Campus can continue. Schlapp outlined BREG and how WSU is moving forward with best plan for assisting business and industry to impact the region’s economy. Bardo adjourned the meeting at 11:37 am.


Respectfully submitted,
Anna Lanier Weyers
Assistant Secretary

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting


August 20, 2015
9:00 am
Morrison Hall Boardroom, 101
Wichita State University


Agenda


Approve minutes from May 14, 2015

Update on Innovation Campus
Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom)

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015 (9:00-10:30 am)- new date
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am) – new date
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am) – new date

Minutes 

In attendance were members John Bardo, Lou Heldman, Elizabeth King, Rodney Miller, David Mitchell, Bill Moore, John Tomblin, Scott Redler, and Tony Vizzini. Also present were Andy Schlapp, Mark Torline, Alan Goodnight and Anna Weyers.

Bardo called the meeting to order at 9:05 am.

Minutes from May 14, 2015 were approved by Miller, Mitchell seconded. All approved.

Wichita State University Update

Bardo outlined where we are at with enrollment and the trends happening across Kansas. WSU is up in number of applicants and also number of students admitted. Areas needed for improvement are in the closing of applicants. The push this year will be in creating a ‘culture of enrollment’ at the university.

Executive Session

Bardo asked to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets. Subjects to be discussed related to development of Innovation Campus. Tomblin so moved and Moore seconded. No one was excused from the meeting. The session started at 9:22 am and ended at 10:48 am. No action was taken during session, informational only.

Discussion Items

Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom) set for:

• Thursday, November 5, 2015 (9:00-10:30 am)

• Thursday, February 25, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)

• Thursday, May 12, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)

 

Bardo adjourned the meeting at 10:50 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Anna Lanier Weyers Assistant Secretary

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting


November 5, 2015
9:00 am
Morrison Hall Boardroom, 101
Wichita State University

 

Agenda

 

Approve minutes from August 20, 2015

Financial Overview of WSIA and WSIAIC, Alan Goodnight and Mark Torline

Update on Mixed Land Use and Innovation Campus, John Tomblin

Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom)

  • Thursday, February 25, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)

Minutes

In attendance were members John Bardo, Lou Heldman, Elizabeth King, Rodney Miller, David Mitchell, Bill Moore, John Tomblin, Scott Redler, and Tony Vizzini. Also present were Andy Schlapp, Mark Torline, Alan Goodnight, Pierre Harter and Anna Weyers.

Bardo called the meeting to order at 9:10 am.

Minutes from August 20, 2015 were approved by Mitchell, Vizzini seconded. All approved. Wichita State University Update Bardo gave update on ‘Morning Joe’, enrollment and tuition proposals passed by Board of Regents.

WSIA/WSIAIC Financial Update

Goodnight reviewed draft financial statement for WSIA. Torline and Goodnight gave presentation: Growing WSIA/IC “Turning our Educational Foundation into Active Entrepreneurship.” Gave a one-year report card which details: President Bardo’s vision being communicated and endorsed, WSU Ventures creation, hiring of a Director of Strategic Investments, and the recruitment of investment projects in October 2014. In the past year, 15 early-stage companies have been evaluated for investment; seven of which were selected. Discussion about ways to leverage innovation and entrepreneurship. Connect ICT meetings open to anyone that wants to talk and collaborate about ideas.

Executive Session

Bardo asked to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets. Subjects to be discussed related to development of Innovation Campus. King so moved and Moore seconded. Harder was asked to stay. Session started at 10:30 am and ended at 11:25 am. No action was taken during session, informational only.

Discussion Items

Mitchell pitched an idea about a 24-hour restaurant to be housed in the center of campus for students.

Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom) set for:

  •  Thursday, February 25, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)

Bardo adjourned the meeting at 11:31 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Anna Lanier Weyers Assistant Secretary

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting


February 25, 2016
9:00 am
Morrison Hall Boardroom, 101
Wichita State University

 


Agenda


Approve minutes from November 5, 2016

WSIAIC investment portfolio update, Alan Goodnight

Update on Mixed Land Use and Innovation Campus, John Tomblin

WSIA Policies, Harvey Sorensen

• Record Retention
• Whistleblower
• Conflict of Interest
• Transactions with Disqualified Persons

Addition of Andy Schlapp to WSIA Board, Harvey Sorensen

Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom)

• Thursday, May 12, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)
• Thursday, August 18, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)
• Thursday, November 10, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)
• Thursday, February 23, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am)

Minutes

In attendance were members John Bardo, Lou Heldman, Elizabeth King, Rodney Miller, David Mitchell, Bill Moore, and Ruth David (teleconference). Also present were Eric King, Mark Torline, Alan Goodnight, Lois Tatro, Jason Lacey and Anna Weyers.

Bardo called the meeting to order at 9:05 am.

Minutes from November 5, 2015 were approved by Moore; Miller seconded. All approved.

Wichita State University Update

Bardo gave update on athletics review and spoke about current legislative issues WSU is tracking.

WSIAIC Investment Portfolio Update

Goodnight gave presentation: “Growing WSIA/IC.” Gave update on Molon Labs, Advanced Guard Conservation, Bender Device and introduced Phantom Sling and Grainger Pillow.

Update on Mixed Land Use and Innovation Campus

Eric King gave update on Innovation Campus projects. The Experiential Engineering and Airbus buildings are on schedule. 17th street project is underway which includes repaving road, parking lot and new entrance to campus. Phase two consists of the majority of the utility and infrastructure work. Phase three involves the mixed land use area and continuing the pedestrian walk into the retail area. Aiming to announce new coffee shop and hotel. Just announced the food truck area. Looking at Henrion renovation and moving the second residence hall over in this area to create more of an ‘arts district.’

WSIA Policy Adoption and Addition of New Board Member

Lacey reviewed policies for adoption: Record Retention, Whistleblower, Conflict of Interest, Transactions with Disqualified Persons. Question raised about record retention policy in regards to financial records, requesting to be consistent with State regulations. Lacey will work to revise. Motion to adopt policies with modification to record retention policy was approved by King and seconded by Miller. All approved.

Lacey reviewed paperwork to add new board member; signatures collected by available members.

Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom) set for:

• Thursday, May 12, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)

• Thursday, August 18, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)

• Thursday, November 10, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)

• Thursday, February 23, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am)

 

 

Bardo adjourned the meeting at 10:55 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Anna Lanier Weyers Assistant Secretary

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting


May 12, 2016
9:00 am
Morrison Hall Boardroom, 101
Wichita State University

 

Agenda


Approve minutes from February 25, 2016

WSIAIC investment portfolio update, Alan Goodnight

Update on Innovation Campus, John Tomblin

Legislative Update, Andy Schlapp

Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom)

• Thursday, August 18, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)
• Thursday, November 10, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)
• Thursday, February 23, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am)

 

Minutes

In attendance were members John Bardo, Lou Heldman, Elizabeth King, Rodney Miller, David Mitchell, Bill Moore, John Tomblin, Andy Schlapp, and Scott Redler. Also present were Mark Torline, Alan Goodnight, Lois Tatro, and Anna Weyers.

Bardo called the meeting to order at 9:00 am.

Minutes from February 25, 2016 were approved by Moore; Miller seconded. All approved.

WSIAIC Investment Portfolio Update

Goodnight gave presentation: “Growing WSIA/IC.” Currently have 10 companies in stages of commercial readiness, five of which generated enough activity in 2015 to create K1 activity for Innovation Campus. Two companies now formed to commercialize WSU-invented technology.

Update on Mixed Land Use and Innovation Campus

Tomblin gave update on the Innovation Campus developments. Construction on Airbus and Experiential Engineering buildings are ahead of schedule. The roadways are being put in and work is being done on Braeburn Square to prepare for the mixed land use area. Hotel and coffee house are in the final negotiations. Finalizing details on the private housing and looking at recreation center options.

Legislative Update

Schlapp covered key issues this year which are workforce and job creation. Important that WSU stays engaged with the private sector and helping companies meet their workforce needs. WSU needs to work on making sure people understand the goals behind the Innovation Campus and what it can do for our students.

Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom) set for:

• Thursday, August 18, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)

• Thursday, November 10, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)

• Thursday, February 23, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am)

 

 

Bardo adjourned the meeting at 10:30 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Anna Lanier Weyers Assistant Secretary

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting


August 18, 2016
9:00 am
Morrison Hall Boardroom, 101
Wichita State University

 


Agenda


Approve minutes from May 12, 2016
WSIAIC investment portfolio update, Alan Goodnight
Economic Development- John Bardo
Update on Innovation Campus, John Tomblin
Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom)

• Thursday, November 10, 2016 (9:00-10:30 am)
• Thursday, February 23, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am)

 

Minutes

In attendance were members John Bardo, Lou Heldman, David Mitchell, John Tomblin, Rodney Miller, Elizabeth King, Bill Moore, and Andy Schlapp. Also present were Mark Torline, David Moses, Alan Goodnight, Lois Tatro, Eric King and Anna Weyers.

Bardo called the meeting to order at 9:08 am.

Minutes from May 12, 2016 were approved by Mitchell; Miller seconded. All approved.

WSIAIC Investment Portfolio Update

Goodnight gave presentation: “Growing WSIA/IC.” Ten companies now in various stages of commercial readiness; five generated enough activity in 2015 to create K1 activity for Innovation Campus. Noteworthy: two companies now formed to commercialize WSU-invented technology.

Economic Development

Bardo spoke about how WSU can help renew Wichita’s promise as an economic engine for the region. Over summer he wrote: ‘Renewing Wichita’s Promise’ which focuses on how Wichita can be more effective with its economic development plan.

Innovation Campus Update

Tomblin gave update on Innovation Campus developments. Airbus and Experiential Engineering should be open by end of the year. Airbus has open house in November and will finish moving by end of year. Downtown Airbus building will be occupied by several health programs. The IC infrastructure will be complete by September, private housing breaks ground in August and hotel breaks ground early 2017.

Addition of WSIA/IC Staff

Tomblin spoke about how both WSIA and WSIAIC have been receiving legal assistance from outside counsel, but now will handle most of this with WSU’s General Counsel Office under David Moses.

Bardo motioned for approval of resolution for Tatro to serve as Director of Finance and Goodnight to be reappointed to Director of Investments. Schlapp approved, Millerseconded. All approved.

Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom) set for:

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am)
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am) 
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am) 
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am)

Bardo adjourned the meeting at 10:33 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Anna Lanier Weyers Assistant Secretary

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting


February 23, 2017
9:00 am
Morrison Hall Boardroom, 101
Wichita State University

 


Agenda

 

Approve minutes from August 18, 2016
WSIAIC Investment Updates: Molon and Shocker Composites, Alan Goodnight
Review of Financial Statements, Lois Tatro
External Management Review- WSIA Recommendations, David Moses
Developer vs. Contractor Model Discussion, Andy Schlapp
Update on Innovation Campus, John Tomblin
Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom)

• Thursday, May 11, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am)
• Thursday, August 10, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am)
• Thursday, November 9, 2017 (9:00-10:30 am)

 

Minutes

In attendance were members John Bardo, John Tomblin, David Mitchell, Lou Heldman, Rodney Miller, Elizabeth King, Bill Moore, and Scott Redler. Also present were Mark Torline, David Moses, Alan Goodnight, Lois Tatro, Werner Golling, Anna Lanier and Chance Swaim.

Bardo called the meeting to order at 9:03 am.

WSU Update

Bardo outlined current legislative matters that will affect WSU. The WATC/WSU affiliation is progressing.

Contractor vs. Developer Model

Tomblin outlined developer model that WSU is using for the Innovation Campus. With the developer model, there is no bid process. The developer proposes a project and accepts all liability. WSU is using this model, since they are not taking on any new debt. All projects must meet WSU criteria of benefiting WSU and aligning with the mission of the institution. Applied learning contract must be signed by all partner companies. Current ground leases range from 30 – 99 years, and buildings must meet framework of WSU master plan. Rent for the new apartment complex discussed, which Tomblin says was set by the developer and is in line with market.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes from August 18th, 2016 were approved by Moore; Miller seconded. All approved.

RCM Financial Statement and Report Review

Tatro outlined the RCM (Regier, Carr, Monroe, LLP, CPA) review and audit of WSIA and WSIAIC for the year ended June 30, 2016 and produced the financial statements that were distributed to all board members prior to this meeting. In addition, the firm audited the partial start-up year of 9/2014 – 6/2015 for both entities, so WSIA/WSIAIC has fully audited financial statements since the formation of the corporations. In addition, the 990 Non-Profit Tax return for WSIA and the 1120 Corporation tax return for WSIAIC were completed and filed by RCM.

Tomblin made motion, Mitchell seconded and all approved to go into Executive Session for the purpose confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts, and individual proprietorships. Torline, Moses, Goodnight, Tatro, Golling and Lanier were asked to remain in the meeting. Subjects to be discussed related to the Innovation Campus. The motion was made at 9:36 and called for the meeting to resume at 10:06 am in the same location. No action was taken.

Motion made by King to approve the RCM financial audit; Heldman seconded; all approved. Motion passed at 10:07 am.

King made motion to go back into Executive Session for the purpose of consultation with an attorney for the body or agency which would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship. Miller seconded, all approved. Torline, Moses, Goodnight, Tatro, Golling and Lanier were asked to remain in the meeting. Subject discussed related to WSIA composition. The motion was made at 10:07 am and called for the meeting to resume at 10:12 am in the same location. No action was taken.

Bardo, seeing no further items for discussion, adjourned the meeting at 10:16 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Anna Lanier Assistant Secretary

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting


November 9, 2017
9:00 am
Morrison Hall Boardroom, Room 101
Wichita State University


Agenda


Approve minutes from February 23, 2017
University Update, John Bardo
Innovation Campus Update, John Tomblin
WSIAIC Investment Portfolio Update, Mark Torline and Alan Goodnight
Annual Financial Audit Overview, Lois Tatro
Addition of WSIA Board Member, David Moses
Upcoming WSIA Meetings (Morrison Hall Boardroom)

• Thursday, February 22, 2018 (9:00-10:30 am)
• Thursday, May 17th, 2018 (9:00-10:30 am)
• Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 (9:00-10:30 am)

 

Minutes

 

In attendance were Board Directors John Bardo, John Tomblin, Tony Vizzini, David Mitchell, Lou Heldman, Rodney Miller, Elizabeth King, Bill Moore, Scott Redler and Willie Kendrick. Also present: Eric King, Mark Torline, David Moses, Stacia Boden, Alan Goodnight, Lois Tatro, Werner Golling, Anna Lanier and Paul Suellentrop.

Bardo called the meeting to order at 9:00 am.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes from February 23, 2017 were approved by King; Miller seconded. All approved.

Addition of Board Director

Bardo introduced Willie Kendrick and discussed his support of WSU and the greater community. As President of Wichita State University, Bardo consented to the expansion of the Board and the appointment of Willie Kendrick as a new Director to the Board. Motion by Tomblin to expand the Board of Directors by one and approve and ratify Willie Kendrick’s appointment, seconded by Heldman, all approved. Willie Kendrick appointed as a new Director.

University Update, John Bardo

HLC approved the WATC/WSU affiliation. WATC will become the new WSU Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology or WSUTech. Gave enrollment update focusing on I-35 corridor, improvement on retention, and continuous education. WSU’s applied learning model is getting national attention.

Innovation Campus Update, John Tomblin

Tomblin gave presentation which focused on the reason behind the Innovation Campus (IC): applied learning and being an economic driver. WSU is focused on growing the workforce differently. Gave new development updates on the IC and reviewed the bid tabulation sheet.

Executive Session

Heldman and Redler moved that the Board recess and move into executive session for the purpose of discussing confidential data relating to the financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships for 20 minutes, or until 10:45 am. Those included in the executive session were the Directors and Board staff and advisors: King, Torline, Goodnight, Tatro, Golling, and Lanier, and legal counsel. The Board came out of executive session and reconvened the Board meeting at 10:45 a.m. No action was taken in executive session.

After returning to open session, Heldman and Tomblin moved that the Board recess and move into executive session for the purpose of discussing confidential data relating to the financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships for 5 minutes, or until 10:50 a.m. The Board came out of executive session and reconvened the Board meeting at 10:50 a.m. No action was taken in executive session.

Bardo, seeing no further items for discussion, adjourned the meeting at 10:51 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Anna Lanier Assistant Secretary

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting


April 26, 2018
9:00 am
Morrison Hall Boardroom, Room 101
Wichita State University


Agenda


Approve Minutes from November 9, 2017
WSIA Presentation- Stacia Boden, Gael Tisack, Mark Torline
Annual Conflict of Interest Disclosures- Stacia Boden
Industry Challenges Initiative- Alan Goodnight
Innovation Campus Update- Andy Schlapp

 

Minutes

In attendance were Directors Lou Heldman, Willie Kendrick, Elizabeth King, Rodney Miller, David Mitchell, Bill Moore, and Andy Schlapp. John Bardo joined the meeting at 9:20 am. Also present were Mark Torline, Gael Tisack, Stacia Boden, David Moses, Alan Goodnight, Lois Tatro, Anna Lanier, Lainie Mazzullo, and Suzanne Perez-Tobias from the Wichita Eagle.

Call to Order

Schlapp called the meeting to order at 9:09 am.

Minutes

Draft minutes of the November 9, 2017, board meeting were distributed to the Board. Mitchell moved to approve the minutes. Miller seconded the motion. Motion approved.

WSIA Presentation

Schlapp introduced Boden as legal counsel for WSIA and WSIAIC.

Boden presented an overview of the functions, governance and staff of the affiliated corporations WSIA and WSIA Investments Corporation. Torline presented on WSIA technology transfer. Tisack presented on the WSIAIC investment portfolio.

King asked Torline about where the technology originates. Torline discussed examples of both faculty and student innovations.

Bardo discussed the university’s role as a public research university and the importance of having structures in place to identify, track and commercialize university inventions. Mitchell discussed the importance of leading as an innovation university and the importance outside funding plays in a time when state funding is shrinking.

Bardo discussed the university’s mission and the university’s role as part of an innovation district that is being developed to include a diverse set of assets to facilitate education, growth, networking and student training.

Conflict of Interest

Boden distributed the WSIA conflict of interest policy and disclosure statement and asked each of the Board members and staff to review the policy and return signed disclosure statements.

WSU Business Issues and Challenges Series

Goodnight updated the Board on the first in the series of “Business Issues and Challenges” seminars and public forums in March on cybersecurity. WSU’s Cyber Security and Forensics Research Group presented. These seminars provide an opportunity for local businesses and governmental agencies to come to the campus and to interact with WSU faculty and staff. The seminar was well attended by a wide array of public and private entities in the Wichita Area and generated several applied learning opportunities for April 26, 2018 Page 2 students and a potential research project for WSU Ennovar. Goodnight discussed how these types of initiatives align with the vision and mission of WSU, WSIA and WSIAIC. WSU Ventures is hosting these and is working towards hosting four of these a year. The next series will focus on additive manufacturing. Other topics include artificial intelligence, risk management, and robotics manufacturing. Goodnight reported that the companies who attended the forum would not stop talking about the excitement being generated by WSU and its innovation development and initiatives.

Innovation Campus Update

Schlapp provided an update on Innovation Campus projects. Schlapp referred the Board to a recent Harvard Business Review article published in January: “Why Companies and Universities Should Forge Long-Term Collaborations” by Kenneth R. Lutchen. Schlapp discussed the focus of the article was on the mutual benefits of collaborative relationships between companies and universities. Schlapp discussed some early examples of this, including Silicon Valley in the 1950s and the public-private partnerships improving healthcare in the Boston area. Schlapp stressed how the wide variety of P3s demonstrated how all departments have an opportunity to explore and forge public private partnerships. Miller discussed similar collaborations in Nebraska.

Schlapp discussed the history of the University when it was established as a state institution in 1964. Schlapp discussed that the acquisition of the golf course property in 1967 was intended to grow the University. The golf course was a very early example of a public private partnership that lasted for almost 50 years. Since then other properties have been operated by affiliated and unaffiliated entities, including the Marcus Welcome Center and the Rhatigan Student Center.

Schlapp presented an update on the Innovation Campus projects, including new buildings on the Innovation Campus: i. Hotel. Schlapp discussed the status and continued efforts to ensure the hotel met the needs and vision of the university. ii. The FLATS Phase 2. Schlapp discussed the demand for student housing, the decrease in state investing in student housing, and the advantages to leasing versus financing the infrastructure. iii. NIAR Crash Dynamics Laboratory. Schlapp discussed project and external funding sources to support project. iv. YMCA Student Health and Wellness Center. Schlapp discussed the recent reveal and upcoming ground breaking. v. Retail - Braeburn Square, Phase 1. Schlapp discussed the developer was in the process of securing a mix of retail and restaurant tenants and everyone should be seeing some exciting changes in the fall. April 26, 2018 Page 3 vi. Wonder School. Schlapp discussed the location of the new Wonder School and how it ties into the university’s mission and innovation initiatives. The school will be built next to the business building. vii. Partnership 2 Building. WSU’s College of Engineering, FirePoint, Engineering Student Success Center and NIAR will be in this building. SPIRIT will also be leasing space. viii. Partnership 7 Building. Schlapp reported that we reviewed proposals from several developers and will be moving forward with a lease.

Schlapp discussed the growth and success of the EEB. The EEB has been very successful. In addition to WSU’s Go Create, it has several industry tenants: Dassault Systemes, Hexagon, Youth Entrepreneurs and Turkish Aerospace. Had over 650 visitors, given over 105 tours/events, featured in 32 articles, six high school visits, and was the location for a public private collaboration project with Airbus and Dassault Systemes where the team successfully developed a thrust reverser in 83 days.

Mitchell noted it was amazing how quickly the innovation campus has become land locked.

Bardo discussed that life-long learning and continuous education requires an everchanging and ever-growing environment. Bardo discussed additional university initiatives with regard to credit courses, expanding Pell grants to programs, and micro-masters degrees.

Miller discussed the growth and innovation extended beyond the innovation campus. Miller discussed the studio space in the old Wichita Mall location and the College of Fine Arts will be offering a new type of degree that is very vocationally orientated. Miller discussed the exponential growth in that program which, based on current applications, will generate an additional 200 students who would have pursued a similar degree elsewhere.

Torline also noted that one university start-up was close to signing a contract with ESPN on gaming.

The board discussed the legislative funding proposal from the Senate.

Minutes drafted by: Stacia Boden, task delegated by the Secretary.

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting


September 21, 2018
11:00 am
Experiential Engineering Building, Room 164
Wichita State University

 

Agenda

 

Approve Minutes from April 26, 2018
Board Meeting Content and Policy Follow-Up, Schlapp and Boden
Annual Board Appointments, Bardo
Review and Approval of FY18 Financial Statements, Tatro
Investments Progress Report, Goodnight

• Composite Patch
• Shocker Composites
• Celtig/Graphene

Innovation Campus Projects, Tomblin
Other Business as Arises, Schlapp

 

Minutes

 

 In attendance were Directors John Bardo (phone), Lou Heldman, Willie Kendrick, Elizabeth King, Rodney Miller, David Mitchell, Scott Redler, John Tomblin, and Andy Schlapp. Also present were Bayram Yildirim, Pierre Harter, Betty Smith-Campbell, Mark Torline, Stacia Boden, Alan Goodnight, Lois Tatro, Anna Lanier, and Matt Kelly.

Call to Order

Tomblin called the meeting to order at 11:04 am.

Minutes

Draft minutes of the April 26, 2018, board meeting were distributed to the Board. Mitchell moved to approve the minutes. Miller seconded the motion. Motion approved.

Board Meeting Content and Policy Follow-Up.

Schlapp gave overview of WSIA, covered roles and obligations of Directors. Invited feedback about how to best use Directors’ time and talents to advance mission of WSIA and WSU. As a start-up affiliated corporation, what is the best approach and best use of time.

Board discussed frequency of meetings. Boden stated WSIA is obligated to meet once a year. If they choose to meet more than that, it would be a Board decision. Schlapp suggested having an annual business meeting to discuss updates and review financials, with updates to the Board as necessary. Directors discussed meeting once a year. Mitchell recognized that day-to-day decisions needed to be made quickly and often, and Board meeting not necessary for those. Consensus reached to discuss schedule of board meetings at the next annual meeting.

Tomblin pointed out that each Board Director was selected because of their crossdisciplined backgrounds in business, IP, start-ups, entrepreneurship and education. Tomblin discussed WSIA’s role in commercializing WSU intellectual property. King suggested next meeting start with a tutorial of how WSU finds companies, markets them, and tracks their success.

Schlapp suggested next meeting Boden presents other models of what similar boards are doing at other universities.

Boden covered Conflict of Interest (COI) policy and distributed annual disclosure forms. Directors that work for State of Kansas are required annually to file a Statement of Substantial Interest (SSI) form, but this doesn’t cover all Directors. As such, all WSIA Directors are asked to fill out COI form.

Annual Board Appointments

Bardo recognized that all Directors serve for a one year term but that each Director shall continue to serve until a successor is duly elected and qualified or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal.

Bardo recognized the work of Bill Moore and announced Moore’s resignation at his request to cycle off the Board.

Bardo discussed his nominations for Director positions: Bayram Yildrim, to represent faculty interests; Rick Muma, in his position as Provost; and Pierre Harter, to represent the WSU Board of Trustees.

Bardo asked for a motion to increase the number of Board directors from eleven to twelve seats. Motion made by Miller and seconded by Mitchell. All approved. Motion passed.

Bardo asked for a motion to elect Yildrim, Muma, and Harter to fill the empty Director seat left by Moore and the new Director seat. Motion made by Redler and seconded by Miller. All approved. Motion passed.

Review and Approval of FY18 Financial Statements

Tatro distributed WSIA FY18 financial statements for Board review. Board reviewed and discussed financial statements. Tatro pointed out that while there is a lot of fluidity, WSIA does maintain an adequate cash position. Tatro reported WSIA is currently keeping track of 30 different leases. Mitchell motioned to approve financial statement, Kendrick seconded. All approved. Motion passed.

Investment Progress Report.

Goodnight presented an update on several investments, including Composite Patch, Shocker Composites, and Celtig/Graphene. Discussed status and commercialization efforts.

Board discussed new technologies, uses and commercialization efforts.

Innovation Campus Progress Report

Tomblin presented an update on the Innovation Campus projects. i. Braeburn Square. Phase one of Braeburn Square is built and ready for occupancy. Announcement of first restaurant coming in next few weeks. ii. Hotel. Still working towards finalizing development. Current hotel option would be around 100 rooms. iii. Wonder School. Discussed location for potential new development and leased areas to Wonder. iv. YMCA Student Health and Wellness Center. Showed a rendering. Should be complete in January 2020. Boden highlighted the YMCA project and how Wesley will complement (not compete) with Student Health. Miller added that the YMCA  is a great way to bring wellness to our students and surrounding community members. v. The Suites. This is phase 2 of Flats student housing project. This project will bring approximately 280 additional beds to campus. WSU is looking at another record freshman class, so this will address continued need for student housing. vi. Business School. King has done a great job raising funds for this Business School. The design not yet set, but has location on Innovation Campus. Will be going through KBOR for approvals. vii. Other Partnership Buildings. Looking at two partnership buildings on the east side of the innovation campus in the area marked for the partnership building 3. Discussed parking challenges. viii. NIAR Crash Lab. Project is going through approvals and will be bid. Old Crash Lab will become ATLAS which is being funded through state money, federal government contracts and grants. ix. Partnership Building 2. Speculative building owned and operated by developer. Tenants for this building include WSU (WSU College of Engineering, WSU Firepoint and will house two NIAR labs) and space is being finalized with SPIRIT. The Firepoint and NIAR labs are being funded with federal government contracts and grants. Hope to use some space for opportunity zone tenants.

Other Business

Schlapp outlined placemaking initiative focused on getting more community members onto campus and encouraging students to stay on campus longer. Stresses that WSU needs to become a destination place where people can recreate and enjoy their time.

Boden reported she attend a P3 conference and it had roughly 800 attendees. There was a lot of excitement around what WSU is doing. Lots of discussion about when public funds are not there, need to fund projects in a different way in order to grow and stay relevant.

Mitchell shared recent article authored by Bardo about future of education and discussed article.

Bardo gave campus update. Official enrollment numbers are not released yet by the Kansas Board of Regents, but looks like WSU will have third year in a row of largest freshman class. The College of Applied Studies and College of Fine Arts are two of our most innovative colleges and both have seen significant growth. Wesley will put an urgent care facility within the WSU YMCA.

No questions, meeting adjourned at 12:52 pm.

Minutes drafted by: Anna Lanier

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Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting

September 20, 2019

11:00 a.m. CST
John Bardo Center (formally the Experiential Engineering Building), 164 Wichita State University

 

 

Agenda

 I. Call Meeting To Order, Schlapp 
II. Approve Meeting Minutes, 9/21/2018, Schlapp
III. Nomination and Election of Board Members, Schlapp
IV. Nomination and Election of Officers, Chairman
V. Annual Resolutions of Action, Boden

A. Ratification of Actions
B. Officer Duties
C. Bylaws

VI. WSIA Policy Notice and Acknowledgment, Boden

A. Conflict of Interest Policy
B. Transactions with Disqualified Persons Policy
C. Record Retention and Destruction Policy
D. Whistleblower Policy

VII. Financial Report, Tatro
VIII. Innovation Campus Report, Tomblin
IX. Technology Transfer Report, Gerlach
X. Start-Ups and Equity Report,Torline
XI. Other Business
XII. Adjournment

 

 

Minutes

In attendance were Directors John Tomblin, Bayram Yildirim, Pierre Harter, Rick Muma, Lou Heldman, Elizabeth King, Rodney Miller, David Mitchell, Scott Redler, and Andy Schlapp.  Also present were Andy Tompkins, Werner Golling, Rob Gerlach, Stacia Boden, Alan Goodnight, Lois Tatro, Anna Lanier, Keith Stevens and Matt Kelly (Sunflower).

Call Meeting To Order

Schlapp called the meeting to order at 11:05 am.

Approve Meeting Minutes 

Draft minutes of the September 21, 2018 board meeting were distributed to the Board. Redler moved to approve the minutes. Mitchell seconded the motion, all in favor. Motion approved.

Nomination and Election of Board Members

Schlapp mentioned need to fill Board vacancy after the death of John Bardo. King made motion to fill vacancy with Andy Tompkins. Miller seconded the motion, all in favor. Motion approved. Schalpp also recognized the resignation of Board member Ruth David. King made motion to formally accept resignation. Miller seconded the motion, all in favor. Motion approved. Boden recommended Schlapp be formally made a board member. Tompkins motioned to appoint Schlapp as a board member, Miller seconded the motion, all in favor. Motion approved.

Nomination and Election of Officers

Schlapp recommended formal nomination of all Board members to be continued for next year. Board members will be: John Tomblin, Bayram Yildirim, Pierre Harter, Rick Muma, Lou Heldman, Elizabeth King, Rodney Miller, David Mitchell, Scott Redler, John Tomblin, Andy Schlapp, Andy Tompkins, Willie Kendrick. Tomblin moved to nominate all Board members for next year. King seconded the motion, all in favor. Motion approved. Schlapp motioned for Board to recognize Andy Tompkins as chair of WSIA. Redler seconded motion, all in favor. Motion approved.

Annual Resolutions of Action

Boden recommended Board consider its standing resolutions periodically, possibly on an annual basis. WSIA is a non-profit formed in support of WSU. It is operationalized and controlled by WSU to control the 501C3 requirements.

Ratification of Actions

Officers have capacity to make decisions for the Board. Best practice is to ratify decisions of officers at each annual meeting. Tompkins moved to ratify all actions of officers in the past. Tomblin seconded. All in favor. Motion approved.

Officer Duties

Tomblin moved to re-authorize officer authority as stated in resolution. Redler seconded motion. All in favor. Motion approved.

Bylaws

Boden pointed out there was a discrepancy within the bylaws and put forth bylaws to be recognized by the board as official document.  Boden advised no changes to the bylaws were made.  Tomblin moved to approve set of bylaws distributed by Boden. Miller seconded. All in favor. Motion approved.

WSIA Policy Notice and Acknowledgment

Prior to the meeting Boden distributed the following WSIA policies to the Board members for review: Conflict of Interest, Transactions with Disqualified Persons, Record Retention and Destruction Policy and Whistleblower Policy. Boden did not recommend changes to the polices but invited discussion and questions by Board members. Boden acknowledged receipt and review. There were no questions or further discussion by Board members. King thanked Boden for her work.

Financial Report

Tatro distributed the WSIA FY19 financial statements for review and discussion. Tatro reported the audit was completed by an outside independent firm. Tatro reviewed the structure of WSIA and WSIAIC, as closely held corporations of the university, as a result they are audited separately. Auditors asked that WSIA add note about boards purpose to support the WSU mission. Tatro asked for questions. Tompkins inquired about the infrastructure project costs. King inquired about the timing of WSIAIC’s equity positions. Yildirim inquired about the Crash Lab funding. Tomblin confirmed that non-university funding streams were being used. Tatro highlighted three main projects being funded by WSIA: Crash Lab, Textron Student Lab, and Wilkens Stadium detention pond. Tatro reported that WSIA expenditures also include lease contingencies and other IC support. Tatro reported that Bardo was removed as a signer at the bank due to his death. Schlapp moved to approve the WSIA FY 19 financial statements and financial report. Miller seconded. All in favor. Motion approved. Schlapp moved to approve audit and authorize chairman Tompkins an authorized signatory on the bank accounts. Harter seconded. All in favor. Motion approved.

Innovation Campus Report

Tomblin reiterated the primary purpose of the Innovation Campus is to provide applied learning opportunities and to be an economic driver for the community. Tomblin reported that the 1-35 strategy has been successful in attracting a much larger workforce.  Tomblin reported the P2 building is now fully occupied; retail at Braeburn Square now has Fuzzys, Meritrust, Starbucks, Shocker Store and soon Journey East. Tomblin reported that there are discussions surrounding an e-sports facility for the area a well. Schlapp pointed out that restaurants and placemaking projects are being done to create a sustaining ecosystem for students, campus industry partners and the surrounding community to eat, shop and stay on campus.  Tomblin also reported that the Hyatt Place will be open by this time next year and the Student Health and Wellness and YMCA will be open in January. Miller asked about the YMCA agreement. Boden explained that the YMCA agreement is a partnership agreement where operating funds will be paid on an ongoing basis. The agreement gives students full membership access to other YMCAs. The campus YMCA facility will also have drop-in child watch which students have asked for. Golling added that faculty/staff memberships have been negotiated at a discounted rate for WSU employees, but these are part of a separate agreement with the YMCA. Boden said the YMCA will also work with Innovation Campus partners on membership if they choose. Yildirim asked if faculty and staff memberships can include Heskett. Golling said for the pool use there is an agreement being worked on. Tomblin reported that the Partnership 3 building is in construction and will be complete by late Fall 2019. Tomblin also reported that the WSU NSF Aero R&D Rankings are getting lots of attention from other cities and universities. The crash lab is nearing completion as well. King asked about the economic impact of the innovation campus and rankings on the community. Miller asked about university parking versus public or partnership parking. Tomblin responded that the parking rules are set out by lot and are on the University parking website.  Muma reported there is an interest in the 17th and Hillside area and he is vetting this with faculty, staff and International Education office.

Heldman moved to recess into Executive Session to discuss possible financial obligations the Board might have relative to a potential occupant for the Innovation Campus. The justification for the recess is the need to discuss data related to the financial affairs or trade secrets of a corporation or other entities.  The open meeting will resume at 12:35 pm. Tomblin seconded. All in favor.  Motion approved.

At 12:35 the Board resumed its open meeting.

Technology Transfer Report

Gerlach provided a report as it relates to tech transfer across the country and at WSU. Gerlach reported that only fifteen schools produce 70% of all patents in the US and most of them have medical schools. In order for WSU to grow numbers Gerlach pointed out that more faculty and students need to apply for patents. Gerlach pointed out that WSU, in comparison to other Universities, provide faculty a larger percentage of compensation for their technology when it is licensed or transferred.  Gerlach reported on the “Powered by Wichita State University” branding that he is promoting on all WSU patented technology that is licensed out. Gerlach was pleased that companies are using this branding and they are working to build the brand. Gerlach also reported a strong coordination between WSU Ventures and Center for Entrepreneurship for university start-up activity. Gerlach has worked with the WSIA Industry Engagement Board to provide commercialization guidance. Miller asked about the difference between a patent and a copyright. Gerlach explained the difference. Schlapp moved to receive the technology report. Tomblin seconded.  All  in favor. Motion passed.

 Start-Ups and Equity Report

Goodnight reported on the innovation ecosystem. WSU works to assist investors through the process of turning an idea into a technology that can be patented, licensed, and/or sold. Goodnight explained the process does not stop at patents. Goodnight explained that WSU does not invest cash in these start-ups - just time and expertise. Goodnight reported on one company that has licensed WSU technology is starting to attract larger investors which would put WSU’s technology on a larger stage. Goodnight also reported that he has been assisting a stem-cell company through their start-up process. Schlapp moved to accept Goodnight’s report. Tompkins seconded, all approved. Motion approved.

 Other Business

Tompkins provided a quick university update. The Experiential Engineering Building will be formally recognized as the John Bardo Center at an event in two weeks. Reported enrollment is projected to be up and credited Muma’s staff and all their hard work. Tompkins reported that the WSU/KSU nursing program to is projected to be enrolling by the fall of 2021. This will be reviewed by the Kansas Board of Regents in October.

Seeing no other business to discuss, Schlapp moved to adjourn the meeting at 1:00 pm. Redler seconded. All in favor. Motion approved and meeting adjourned.

 

Wichita State Innovation Alliance Board Meeting

September 24, 2020
11:00 am
Meeting via Zoom
Wichita State University

 

Agenda

I. Call Meeting To Order, Schlapp 

II. Approve Meeting Minutes, 9/20/2019, Schlapp

III. Nomination and Election of Board Members, Schlapp

IV. Nomination and Election of Officers, Chairman

V. Reappointment of Support Positions, Boden 

VI. Annual Resolutions of Action, Boden 

A. Ratification of Actions

VII. WSIA Policy Notice and Acknowledgment, Boden

A. Amend Conflict of Interest Policy

B. Transactions with Disqualified Persons Policy

C. Record Retention and Destruction Policy

D. Whistleblower Policy

VIII. Financial Report, Tatro

IX. Innovation Campus 

A. Consultant Report Overview, Golden and Boden

B. Project Updates, Tomblin

X. Technology Transfer Report, Gerlach

XI. Start-Ups and Equity Report, Torline

XII. Other Business

XIII. Adjournment