Board of Governors
Minutes of March 9, 2005
Mr. Gary Adkins, Ms. Letitia Chafin, Ms.
Verna Gibson, Mr. John Hess, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Ms. Virginia King,
Mr. Brent Marsteller, General Harley Mooney, Mr. A. Michael Perry,
Mr. Gary White, Mr. Joseph Williams, Ms. Sherri Noble, Dr. James
Sottile, Mr. Seth Murphy
Mr. Robert Shell, Jr., Mr. William Smith
Mr. Michael J. Farrell, Ms. Stephanie Neal, Mr. Mike Dunn, Mr.
Lance West, Mr. Jim Stephens, Dr. Sarah Denman, Mr. Layton Cottrill,
Mr. Michael McGuffey, Dr. Ed Grose, Mr. Jim Schneider, Dr. Charles
McKown, Mr. Glen Kerkian, Mr. Herb Karlet, Dr. Vicki Riley
I. Call to Order
The Meeting was called to order by Chairman A. Michael Perry.
II. Approval of Minutes
Mr. Adkins moved, seconded by Ms. Gibson, that the Board approve the
minutes of the January 19, 2005, Board meeting. Seconded by Ms.
King. Motion carried.
III. Announcement and Information Items
A list of upcoming events was distributed to Board Members.
IV. President’s Report
Mr. Farrell discussed the retirement announcement of MU football
coach, Bob Pruett. Mr. Farrell outlined steps he has initiated to
make Marshall more “user friendly.”
He gave an update on the legislative session, particularly on the
higher education flexibility measure currently begin formulated. Mr.
Farrell outlined Marshall’s budget, including sources of revenue and
appropriations per student; gave background information on tuition
and fee levels; presented information with regard to numbers of MU
students and alumni from various states; and provided updates on
negotiations with DOW regarding property in South Charleston, also
discussed MU’s outreach centers in Putnam and Mason Counties.
V. CTC President’s Report
Dr. Riley discussed the CTC’s marketing plan; the strategic plan for
MCTC; and provided update on future events.
VI. Presentation by Student Leaders
Mr. Murphy reported on sessions being held by MU students, to gather
input regarding desirable characteristics of the next MU President.
VII. Committee of the Whole
a) Policies for approval
The Board considered MUBOG Policies #23-30, inclusive, as listed in
the agenda. Amended versions of Policy 23 and Policy 29 were
Following discussion, General Mooney moved that the Board approve
the policies as per the agenda, with the exception of Policy 26;
seconded by Mr. Marsteller. Motion carried. Policy 26 is to be
presented at the next Board meeting.
VIII. Report of Committee Chairs
1) Finance & Audit Committee
a) Proposal to purchase property at 1601 Fifth Avenue, Huntington,
for appraisal amount of $375,000. Ms. King moved that the Board
approve as per the agenda, second by Dr. Sottile. Motion carried.
b) Proposal to purchase/condemn property located at 1921 Third
Avenue, Huntington, WV, from Herman H. Glaser and Norman Glaser for
$95,000 and property located at 1929, 1933, 1935 Third Avenue,
Huntington, WV from Herman H. Glaser, Norman Glaser, Simon Glaser,
and Mary Lee Glaser for $550,000, total purchase price of $645,000.
Ms. King moved that the Board approve per the agenda item, second by
Mr. Hess. Motion carried.
c) Selection of Financial Auditors for FY 2004-05. Ms. King moved
that the Board approve per the agenda item. Second by Mr. Marsteller.
d) Request for approval for the Institutions to fill up to 15
non-classified Institutional-Critical positions. Following
discussion, Ms. Gibson moved that the Board approve as per the
agenda, second by Mr. White. Motion carried.
2) Academic Committee
a) Intent to plan the BS in Respiratory Care. Dr. Denman presented
this agenda item. Dr. Sottile moved that the Board approve per the
agenda, second by Mr. Marsteller. Motion carried.
b) Reading Education (Licensure Program) Ms. Gibson moved that the
Board approve per the agenda item; second by Mr. Adkins. Motion
3) Medical School Committee
a) Construction Contract Award, Clinical Education and Outreach
(Fairfield Project.) Mr. Marsteller moved that the Board approve per
the agenda item, second by Ms. King. Motion carried.
4) Athletic Committee
a) Proposed new weight room project. Following discussion, Mr.
Ketchum moved that the Board authorize the University to proceed
with this project. The University is to solicit competitive bids,
and design plans, and after receiving bids, to submit the project to
the Board for approval of bids and final project approval. Second by
Ms. Gibson. Motion carried.
5) CTC Committee
a) Lease of space and agreements for services. Mr. White moved that
the Board approve per the agenda item, second by Dr. Sottile. Motion
b) Approval of MCTC Program Review Recommendations. Mr. White moved
approval per the agenda, second by Dr. Sottile. Motion carried.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.