July 17, 1972
On this date, Dr. and Mrs. Bernerd L. Bogar accepted a plaque from Dr. Maynard K. Hine, Chancellor of IUPUI, honoring Dr. Bogar, chair of the Department of Economics at IUPUI, for the successful completion of his term of office as secretary of the IUPUI Faculty Council. Dr. Bogar served through the establishment of the council, which combined the faculty-governance bodies of the Indiana University schools in Indianapolis and the former Purdue 38th Street campus into a single organization.
According to IUPUI historian Ralph D. Gray, plans had been underway in 1968 to have IU-Indianapolis faculty represented on the IU-Bloomington Faculty Council. But the IUPUI merger happened before a committee got to work on the task of adding Indianapolis faculty to the Bloomington body. The committee, including Bogar, instead crafted a Constitution for the IUPUI faculty governance body, producing a draft document by February 1969. After debate, the faculty approved the draft Constitution in May by a vote of 390 yeas to 24 nays.
At the first meeting of the IUPUI Faculty Council in September, assembled members elected Prof. Bogar secretary of the body.
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