Board of Governors
Minutes of March 10, 2004
Mr. Mike Perry, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Mr.
Mike Farrell, Ms. Virginia King, Mr. Gary Adkins, Mr. Gary White, Mr.
Tom Wilkerson, Dr. James Sottile, Ms. Sherri Noble, Ms. Carol Hartley,
Mr. Brent Marsteller, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Mr. Michael Safcsak, Mr.
Robert Shell, Jr. (telephonically), Mr. Joseph Williams (afternoon)
Dr. Stephen Haid
Dr. Dan Angel, Dr. Howard Aulick, Mr.
Layton Cottrill, Dr. Sarah Denman, Dr. Ed Grose, Mr. David Ice, Mr.
Herb Karlet, Mr. Michael McGuffey, Dr. Vicki Riley, Mr. Jim Schneider,
Dr. Larry Stickler, Dean Van Horn, Mr. Lance West
Parthenon reporter – Abigail; Herald Dispatch reporter, Rebecca Cantley-Falk
I. The Meeting was called to order by Chairman Michael Perry.
Approval of Minutes
Mr. Wilkerson moved to
approve the minutes of the January 21, 2004, Board Meeting. Seconded by
Mr. White. Motion carried.
III. Announcements and Information Items
A list of upcoming events
Lance West discussed Alumni
Weekend and distributed a map with enrollment information and alumni in
the U.S. and WV.
President Angel discussed
changes in the Marshall appropriations from FY 2000-FY2004 and the outlook
for future revenue/expenses in West Virginia. He distributed a news
article from The State Journal as information.
Vicki Riley discussed funding
for CTCs and what has been done at MUCTC
with that funding. Also she discussed activities in the MUCTC expanding national exposure with the
machinist’s technology program. She also
announced that the position for Workforce Development Director was filled by Sharon Wagoner.
Moment of Silence
A moment of silence was observed in memory of Hal Shaver and John Singley,
the two outstanding faculty members that passed away last week.
Report by Howard Aulick, Research
Dr. Howard Aulick presented
an overview of Marshall’s research activity emphasizing its growth, growing pains,
and goals. The growth was
described as a four-fold increase in total annual revenue from grants and contracts from 1989 ($4 million) to
2004 (anticipated to exceed $40 million). He
pointed out that over 450 faculty, staff and students are currently supported by research funding. The
growing pains were considered (1) increasing demands for research administration – MURC has about half the staff recommended, (2)
accelerating compliance requirements – especially in human research, (3) increasing non-federal match obligations of EPSCoR grants, and (4)
increasing maintenance costs of a growing cadre of
sophisticated research equipment. Dr. Aulick said the treatment must be increased research
and associated commercialization revenues in order to
invest in the greater supportive administrative and technical infrastructure.
Resolution for Dr. Ed Grose
Mr. Perry read a resolution
honoring Dr. Ed Grose for his contributions to
the University. With one additional item
added regarding Fairfield Stadium, upon a motion
by Brent Marsteller, seconded by Gary White, the resolution
was unanimously approved.
At this time, Mr. Perry noted
that the Honorary Degrees would be
discussed during Executive
Report of Committee Chairs
Purchase of property from the MU Foundation, located at 2010
Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV for $15,110 – upon motion by Virginia King,
seconded by Gary White, motion carried;
Purchase of property located at 1934 Sixth Avenue, Huntington, WV
for $19,500 – upon motion by Virginia King, seconded by Mr. Wilkerson,
c) Purchase of property located at 1923 Maple Avenue, Huntington for
$20,000 – upon motion by Virginia King, seconded by Mike Farrell, motion
d) Long term lease-purchase owned by Twelve-O-Six (Art & Joan
Weisberg) located at 210 20th Street Rear, Huntington, WV for
$9,565 monthly for 8 years, with the option to purchase at end of term –
upon motion by Virginia King, seconded by Mr. Ketchum; this item was
amended by the suggestion of Menis Ketchum and Bob Shell of obtaining an
appraisal for the property and reconsidered by the board. Upon a motion
by Tom Wilkerson and seconded by Mike Farrell, motion carried.
e) Approval of a Policy on Intellectual Property – discussed and upon
motion by Virginia King, seconded by Mr. Ketchum, motion carried.
f) Refunding of the Series 1996 Bonds – with change of wording and
subject to Ad Hoc Subcommittee of chair/finance chair and Carol Hartley
approval in the next 30 days, upon a motion by Virginia King, seconded by
Mike Farrell, motion carried.
Request to add curriculum and instruction as a major to the
Doctorate in Education Degree – upon motion by Mr. Farrell, seconded by
Mr. Ketchum, motion carried.
Approval of policy on the Awarding of Tuition and Fee Waivers –
upon motion by Mr. Farrell, seconded by Mr. Ketchum, motion carried.
c) Amendment to Policy 16, Rule on Adjunct Faculty – upon a motion by
Mr. Farrell, seconded by Mr. Wilkerson, motion carried.
At this time, the Board recessed and traveled to the
Harless Dining Hall for lunch and dedication of the facility. The meeting
reconvened at 1:45 p.m.
Community & Technical College Committee
a) Approve Marshall Community and Technical College Mission, Vision,
and Goals as required by North Central Association – upon motion by Gary
White, seconded by Tom Wilkerson, motion carried.
4) Medical School Committee
Clinical Education & Outreach Center Construction Project – upon
motion by Brent Marsteller, seconded by Tom Wilkerson, motion carried.
Discussion regarding BRIM and Mike Perry asked that Mike Farrell and
Menis Ketchum be involved in further discussions.
5) Athletic Committee
Discussion regarding an athletic deficit for this year and projected
for next year ensued. Athletics fully utilized its reserves as of June
2004. The board instructed the Athletic department to bring a proposal
to address the FY 05 deficit. Conference USA is doing a facilities
evaluation and the Board has requested that the Athletic Committee bring
a report on needed future facilities.
Mr. Perry asked that discussion begin about the long range planning
that President and BOG have mutually agreed to do together.
XI. Executive Session
Upon a motion by Tom Wilkerson, seconded by Gary Adkins, the Board
went into Executive Session and excused all non-members from the
Gary White endorsed the list of candidates recommended for Honorary
Degrees, seconded by Brent Marsteller. Motion carried.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.