Board of Governors
Minutes of July 14, 2004
Mr. A. Michael Perry, Ms. Letitia Chafin, Mr. Michael Farrell, Ms.
Verna Gibson, Mr. John Hess, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Ms. Virginia King,
Mr. Brent Marsteller, Mr. Robert Shell, Jr, Mr. William Smith, Mr.
Gary White, Mr. Joseph Williams, Ms. Sherri Noble, Dr. James Sottile,
Mr. Brandon Stevens (telephonically)
Mr. Gary Adkins
Dr. Dan Angel, Dr. Sarah Denman, Mr.
Layton Cottrill, Mr. Herb Karlet, Dr. Charles McKown, Mr. Jim
Schneider, Mr. Perry Chaffin, Mr. Ron Schelling, Dr. Howard Aulick,
Mr. Lance West, Dr. Vicki Riley, Mr. Bob Marcum
The Meeting was called to order by Chairman A. Michael Perry
United States District Judge
Robert C. Chambers administered the oath of office to new board
members: Ms. Verna Gibson, Mr. John Hess, and Ms. Letitia Chafin.
Brandon Stevens was sworn in telephonically.
II. Approval of Minutes
Mr. Smith moved that the Board approve the
minutes of the board meetings on May 12 and June 12,
2004. Second by Mr. Ketchum. Motion carried.
III. Announcements and Information Items
A list of upcoming events was distributed
to board members.
IV. President’s Report
Dr. Angel welcomed new
board members and discussed a planned retreat/orientation for the
board. Dr. Angel discussed a recent NIH grant received by
Marshall; the Governor’s Honor Academy on campus; and briefed
members on ongoing capital projects at Marshall.
V. Community & Technical College Report
President Riley reported on the extensive
work this summer on separationof the community
college finances, as mandated by legislation. Separating out theCollege’s budget, building new unit budgets, implementation
of new accounting processes and refinement of the charge back
system have involved many hours on the part of the College
and the budget and finance offices of the University.
The College is also required to form a
governance model that includes a separate Staff Council,
which will include a community college representative to the
state council. The University Staff Council is assisting with elections
in the near future.
A new state-wide degree program will be
launched this fall – the Governor’s Associate in Applied
Science Degree. This is a two year degree version of the Regents
Baccalaureate Degree Program, allowing students to explore
college credit options for certifications and work experience, combined with continued college course work. This is an excellent
option for adult students.
VI. Other Business
Mr. Perry made the following committee
assignments: Mr. Hess and Mr. Stevens to Athletic Committee;
Mrs. Chafin to CTC Committee; and Mrs. Gibson to Finance Committee.
Mr. White moved that the board approve
resolutions (attached) honoring outgoing board members Steve Haid, Tom Wilkerson, and Carol Hartley. Seconded by Mr. Marsteller. Motion carried.
Dr. Angel introduced Senior Vice President
Glen Kerkian, who gave remarks concerning the Capital Campaign.
VI. Report of Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee consisted of three
members, Gary White, Chair; Mike Farrell and Sherri Noble. Gary
White nominated Mike Perry as Chairman, Menis Ketchum as Vice
Chairman, and Joe Williams as Secretary. Seconded by Mike
Farrell. Motion carried.
VII. Future Board Meetings
Distributed to the board was a list of future board
meetings. They are:
September 15, 2004
November 10, 2004
January 19, 2005
March 9, 2005
May 11, 2005
July 13, 2005
VIII. Marshall University Research Corporation
Mr. Ron Schelling, Executive Director of the
Marshall University Research Corporation, presented
information about the Corporation to the Board. In addition
to a brief historical overview, he demonstrated the Corporation’s growth from 1989 to 2004 using comparison data which included number of proposals submitted, number of active awards, numbers of principal
investigators, amount of awards, number of employees and number of
institutes served. In addition he provided a chart showing funding
for the last five years on a year by year basis.
IX. Report of Committee Chairs
1) Finance Committee, Virginia King, Chairman
a) Issuance of New System Bonds funded from excess lottery proceeds
to finance higher education facilities.
This was an information item.
b) Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center Contract Awards,
Alternates #8 through #10. Upon a motion by Mrs.
King, seconded by Mr. Marsteller, the item was approved. Motion carried.
c) Statement No. 39 of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board
(GASB) “Determining Whether Certain Organizations are Component Units.”Upon a motion by Mrs.
King, seconded by Mr. White
with notation. Motion
d) Lease of administrative offices and conference room containing
950 sq. ft. at 101 Carriage Pointe, Hurricane, WV. Upon a motion by Mrs.
King, seconded by Mr. Shell, motion carried.
e) Board of Governors Audit Committee Charter. A change was discussed to take
out a sentence in this charter. With this change made a motion by Mrs.
King, seconded by Mr. Farrell, motion carried.
2) Academic Committee
a) Name Change for College of Nursing and Health Professions to
College of Health Professions. Upon a motion by Mr. Farrell, seconded by
Dr. Sottile, motion carried.
3) Community & Technical College Committee
4) Medical School Committee
a) MCTC Contractual Agreement and Indirect Cost Model for six month
period of July 1, 2004 through 12/31/04. Upon a motion by Mr. White, seconded by
Mrs. King, motion carried.
a) Clinical Education & Outreach Center Construction Project. A power point presentation was made by
Jim Schneider to discuss this item. Upon a motion by Mr. Marsteller,
seconded by Mr. Ketchum, motion carried.
5) Athletic Committee
a) MAC Withdrawal.
b) Institutional Policy on Intercollegiate Athletics.
Both items were information items and
required no action by the board. It was noted that the MAC Withdrawal
Agreement sent to Dr. Angel recently had been researched and discussed
with MAC. We would pay $400,000 on the exit date of June 30, 2005 and
leave the conference in good graces.
X. Executive Session
Upon a motion by Mr. Marsteller, seconded by Mr.
White, the Board went into Executive Session and excused all
non-members from the meeting.
After return of non-members to the meeting, upon a motion
by Mr. Marsteller, seconded by Mrs.Gibson, the board came out of
Executive Session. Upon a motion by Mr. White, seconded by
Mrs. Gibson, with an abstain by Mr. Stevens, the board
approved a salary increase for Dr. Angel of 3%. Also, upon a motion by Mr. Marsteller, seconded by Mr. White, an Ad Hoc Committee
concerning presidential evaluations was appointed consisting of
Mr. White, Mr. Farrell and Mr. Marsteller as chair.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.