Institutional Board of Governors
January 23, 2002
Marshall University Graduate College
South Charleston, WV
Members Present: Mr. Gary White, Mr. Mike
Farrell, Mr. Joseph Williams, Ms. Virginia King, Mr. Dan Moore, Mr. Michael
Perry, Dr. Tom Scott, Dr. Sam Sentelle, Mr. Tom Wilkerson, Dr. Marshall
Onofrio, Ms. Sherri Noble, Mr. Cory Dennison
Members Absent: Ms. Carol Hartley, Mr.
David Todd, Dr. Steve Haid
The committees on Finance and Academic
Affairs met at 10:00 a.m. Lunch at 12:00 noon.
The meeting was called to order by
Chair Gary White. It was moved by Mr. Williams, seconded by Dr. Onofrio,
to approve the minutes of the previous board meeting. Motion carried.
Chair Gary White asked permission
to alter the agenda.
Announcements were made during this
I. Dr. Jim Sottile,
Faculty Senate President
Dr. Sottile asked Dr. Donathan to give
a brief overview of Faculty Senate structure and discussed the upcoming
Town Hall Meeting at the end of April. She highlighted accomplishments
of faculty and performance in reference to National Prominence.
II. Student’s SPORT (Students Project
Organization for Recreational Transition) Committee
The students gave a presentation regarding
the Student Recreation Center. Discussion was made on what next steps
may be, and how the center could become a reality.
III. Finance Committee
Finance Chair Mike Perry reported on the
Committee’s morning meeting.
a) Motion by Mr. Perry, seconded by Mr.
Williams, the board approved the audit reports as presented to the committee.
b) Third Party Waiver Policy - motion
by Mr. Perry, seconded by Mr. Wilkerson, the board approved the Third Party
Waiver Policy as presented.
c) Naming of Building Policy - Mr. Perry
moved that the naming of building policy be amended that in the case of
a major gift the board can make exceptions. Seconded by Mr. Wilkerson.
IV. Academic Affairs Committee Report
Vice Chairman Mike Farrell reported on
the committee’s morning meeting since David Todd was in transit from Washington.
WV Digital Library – excellent program and
job by Barbara Winters
MU Graduate Outreach Initiatives
WV Higher Education Report Card 2001 template
is now available Chairman White reiterated importance of Report Card.
Resolution delegating powers from the Board
of Governors to the president was considered. Resolution was read;
it was noted that this could be changed at any time. Layton Cottrill
provided an overview of this resolution. Upon a motion by Williams,
seconded by Perry, motion adopted.
V. President’s Report
Dr. Angel talked about an article regarding
the MU Science and Technology Grant for $3 million. He noted that
it was a major community, economic development project and also that it
was joint with WVU.
Dr. Angel discussed revisions to SB653.
He discussed the research dollars available being 60% historical and 40%
competitive and how it would be distributed in the future.
Dr. Angel congratulated the students on
an extremely well done presentation.
Dr. Angel commended Charlotte Weber for
her work in Washington, DC, and the Federal money of $10.6 million regarding
the Science Technical Center and that $35 million was federal earmarked.
MU was among the top three institutions in federal earmarked dollars.
Dr. Angel discussed the EPSCoR project.
He noted that monies were being added to the program.
VI. Executive Session
Mr. Gary White moved that the board go
into Executive Session.
Williams moved, Farrell seconded to rise
from executive session. No action was taken during Executive Session.
VII. Presidential Contract
Tom Wilkerson moved to approved contract
subject to clarification changes. Then it will be submitted for approval
to Executive Committee. Seconded by Perry, motion carried.
VIII. Honorary degrees
Scott moved, Dennison seconded, motion
carried to approve honorary degree candidates as presented by Dr. Sarah
IX. Other Business
The board asked Dr. Angel to give a presentation
regarding the recent NCAA decision. Dr. Angel provided overview on
NCAA sanctions and NCAA report.
With no further business, the meeting was
Mr. Gary White, Chair
Mr. Joseph Williams, Secretary