Board of Governors
Minutes of March 26, 2003
Mr. Gary White, Ms. Carol Hartley, Dr.
Stephen Haid, Mr. Menis Ketchum,
Ms. Virginia King, Mr. Michael Perry, Dr. Tom Scott, Mr. Robert Shell, Dr.
Sam Sentelle, Mr. David Todd, Mr. Tom Wilkerson, Mr. Joseph Williams, Ms.
Sherri Noble, Dr. Marshall Onofrio, Mr. Cory Dennison
Dr. Dan Angel, Mr. Jim Schneider, Mr. Layton Cottrill,
Mr. Dave Wellman, Ms. Linda Holup, Mr. Ed Tucker, Mr. Bob Marcum, Mr.
David Steele, Dr.Vicki Riley, Dr. Sarah Denman, Mr. Herb Karlet, Mr.
Mike McGuffey, Dr. Keith Spears, Mr. Lance West
The meeting was called to order by
Chair Gary White.
I. Approval of Minutes
Mr. David Todd moved to approve the minutes of the January 22, 2003 Board
meeting. Seconded by Ms. Virginia King. Motion carried.
A calendar of upcoming events was distributed to Board members.
III. President’s Report
Dr. Dan Angel provided an update on MU’s new dormitory/dining facility;
provided a briefing on Marshall’s federal initiatives; and provided an
Dr. Vicki Riley discussed the upcoming accreditation visit for MUCTC.
IV. Action Items
a) Addition to Forensic Science Center
b) Approve Holderby Hall Renovation Project – Phase I
c) Mid-Ohio Valley Local Economic Dev. Assistance Award
d) Policy on Governance of MU CTC
e) Policy on the Development and Renewal of Contractual Agreements—
f) Student Tuition and Fee Approval
Dr. Ed Grose provided an overview on the proposed Forensic Science
addition. Mr. Jim Schneider provided background and history of MU’s
Forensic program. Architect Ed Tucker described the scope of the project,
and how the design of the addition would be incorporated into the existing
structure. Ms. Linda Holup of Forensic Science provided additional
Mr. Menis Ketchum moved that the Board approve action items (a), (b), and
(c) as contained in the agenda. Seconded by Mr. Mike Perry. Motion
Following discussion, Mr. Ketchum moved that the Board approve Action
Items (d) and (e) as contained in the agenda. Seconded by Ms. King. Motion
By unanimous consent, it was determined to delay action on item (f)
(tuition and fees) until after the budget presentation.
V. Information Items
c) Budget update
Mr. Herb Karlet provided an overview of the FY 2003-04 Marshall University
budget, based upon legislative appropriations for ’03-’04. Mr. Karlet
compared budget figures with the current fiscal year; detailed projected
cost increases; and discussed proposed revenue enhancements.
Mr. Ketchum commented on the 2003 legislative session, and commended Dr.
Angel for his efforts on behalf of Marshall and higher education.
Discussion ensued with regard to the Board’s fiduciary responsibility;
state appropriations constitute only a portion of the university’s overall
budget and the Board discussed the need to review the entire institutional
Mr. White commented on declining revenues in WV and a majority of other
states, indicating that it would be prudent to anticipate budget
reductions in future years.
Board members expressed concern about maintaining the affordability of
higher education, in order to increase access for WV residents.
Mr. White expressed his desire to expand the Board’s committee structure,
to provide additional oversight and guidance. The current committee
structure (Academic Affairs, Finance) would be supplemented by committees
on Athletics, School of Medicine, and MU Community & Technical College.
Mr. Ketchum moved that the Board adopt an expanded committee structure,
adding committees on Athletics, School of Medicine, and MUCTC. Seconded by
Dr. Scott. Motion carried.
Ms. Cora Massey is to communicate with each Board member, asking each
member’s preference with regard to committee assignment. Committee
assignments will then be considered by the Executive Committee.
Mr. White led discussion on the Board’s role with regard to financial
oversight and institutional governance. Following discussion, Mr. White
directed Mr. Layton Cottrill to prepare a resolution for Board
consideration, outlining the Board’s position and future direction
concerning institutional finance.
VI. Tuition and Fee Approval
Dr. Angel and Mr. Karlet provided an overview of this agenda item.
Discussion ensued regarding the university’s proposal on student activity
fee levels. Following discussion, Mr. Ketchum moved that the Board approve
2003-2004 tuition and fee levels as presented in the agenda, with the
exception of student activity fees, which are to remain unchanged from
current levels; student activity fees will undergo further review at the
May Board meeting. Motion seconded by Mr. Shell. Motion carried, with four
VII. Other Business
Mr. White provided an update on the Presidential Evaluation process. The
evaluation committee has been appointed, and further information will be
provided at future Board meetings.
Ms. Carol Hartley reported on behalf of the Board committee on the MU
Foundation. This committee met with Foundation representatives on March
Following discussion, it was determined that the next Board Meeting will
remain as previously scheduled, as follows:
May 14, 2003
9:00 a.m. Committee Meetings
Memorial Student Center
VIII. Possible Executive Session, WV
Code § 6-9A-4
Mr. Tom Wilkerson moved that the Board enter into Executive Session.
Seconded by Ms. Hartley. Motion carried.
The Board resumed open session.
Mr. Wilkerson moved that the Board approve four individuals to receive
honorary degrees at the 2003 Commencement, as presented by Academic
Affairs. Seconded by Mr. Perry. Motion carried.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.