Board of Governors
Minutes of April 12, 2004 - Special Meeting
Mr. Mike Perry, Mr. Tom Wilkerson, Mr.
Gary Wite, Mr. Michael Safcsak, Mrs. Sherri Noble, Mr. Michael
Farrell, Ms. Carol Hartley, Dr. James Sottile, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Mrs.
Virginia King, Mr. Brent Marsteller, Mr. Gary Adkins, Mr. Joseph
Williams, Mr. Robert Shell (telephonically)
Dr. Dan Angel, Mr. Jim Schneider, Dr.
Charles McKown, Mr. Herb Karlet, Dr. Sarah Denman, Dr. Vicki Riley,
Mr. Layton Cottrill, Mr. Jeff O’Malley, Mr. Bob Marcum, Mr. Dave
Wellman, Mr. Michael McGuffey, Mr. Craig Grooms, Mr. David Steele
Parthenon reporter – Abigail; Herald
Dispatch reporter, Rebecca Cantley-Falk
I. The Meeting was called to
order by Chairman Michael Perry.
II. President’s Report
Dr. Angel reported on the 2004 legislative session. Highlights
- higher education bonding authorized
- funds provided for research challenge
- funds provided for IDEA
- tuition and fee simplification enacted
- “venue bill” enacted
- legislative language included to promote development of
undergraduate engineering degree at Marshall
- current WVNET structure maintained
- current capital debt allocation/payments maintained
- SB 448 enacted, changing higher education structure and
governance, particularly as related to community and technical college
III. Title IX Equity Fee
Mr. Bob Marcum and Mr. David Steele provided an overview of
Marshall’s athletic budget; also presented information with regard to
IV. Tuition and Fee Proposal
Dr. Angel and Mr. Karlet discussed Marshall’s current budget
situation; Mr. Karlet distributed handouts detailing the budget,
including recent reductions in state appropriations as well as the
University’s efforts in spending reductions.
Mr. Karlet also distributed detailed documentation regarding Marshall’s
tuition and fee proposal for FY 2004-05.
Following discussion, Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve the
University’s tuition and fee proposal for resident, metro, and
non-resident students, as contained in the agenda (11% increase)
Seconded by Mr. Wilkerson. Motion carried.
Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve the University’s tuition and
fee proposal with respect to Marshall Community & Technical College
students, as outlined in the agenda (3% increase). Seconded by Mr.
White. Motion carried.
Mr. White moved that the Board approve the University’s tuition and fee
proposal for Marshall’s School of Medicine; as outlined in the agenda
(14% increase). Seconded by Mr. Wilkerson. Motion carried.
Mr. Marsteller moved that the Board approve the University’s proposal
for room and board fees for 2004-05 (3.5% increase). Seconded by Mrs.
King. Motion carried.
Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve an equity fee of $100.00 per
semester. This assessment does not apply to Marshall’s Community &
Technical College students. The equity fee is to be utilized to address
Title IX issues at Marshall. For the next fiscal year, Marshall will
reallocate no more than $200,000 of state appropriations currently
utilized by the athletic department.
V. FY 2004-05 Budget Proposal
Following discussion, Mr. Marsteller moved to approve Marshall’s FY
2004-05 budget, as amended by prior action. Seconded by Mrs. King.
VI. Other Business
a) Metro counties
Mr. Karlet discussed the Metro fee, and the counties currently
listed under this designation.
Mr. White moved to include Meigs County, Ohio, in the designated Metro
county listing. Seconded by Mrs. King. Motion carried.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.