Board of Governors
Minutes of September 10, 2003
Adkins, Mr. Michael Farrell, Ms. Carol Hartley, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Ms.
Virginia King, Mr. Brent Marsteller, Mr. Michael Perry, Mr. Robert Shell,
Mr. Gary White, Mr. Tom Wilkerson, Mr. Joseph Williams, Ms. Sherri Noble,
Dr. James Sottile, Mr. Michael Safcsak
Angel, Mr. Layton Cottrill, Dr. Sarah Denman, Mr. Michael McGuffey,
Dr. Charles McKown, Mr. Jim Schneider, Mr. Jim Stephens, Mr. Herb
Karlet, Dr. Vicki Riley, Mr. Lance West, Dr. Ed Grose, Dr. Larry
Stickler, Dr. Dallas Brozik, Mr. Bob Marcum, Mrs. Charlotte Weber, Dr.
Charles Craig, Mr. Phil Soule
At the request of Mr. Adkins, the Board observed a moment of silence to
commemorate the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the
The Meeting was called to order by Chairman Michael Perry.
I. Approval of Minutes
Mr. Ketchum moved, seconded by Mr. Wilkerson, to approve the minutes of
the previous board meeting. Motion carried.
II. Announcements/Information Items
A list of upcoming events was distributed to Board Members.
III. President’s Report
Dr. Angel discussed the HEPC budget request for the coming fiscal year.
All college and university presidents are unified in their desire to avoid
additional budget reductions for FY 2004-05. Dr. Angel presented an
update on recent legislative interim meetings held in Lewisburg.
IV. Community College Report
Dr. Riley discussed the following with regard to MUCTC. The mission of
the CTC; enrollment trends; accreditation update, with a North Central
review scheduled for October 20; an update on the status of the Advantage
V. Report of Committee Chairs
1. Finance Committee
a) Facilities/Land Use Master Plan
Mrs. King presented an overview of Marshall’s 2003 Facilities/Land Use
Master Plan. Dr. Grose commented on the Plan.
Mr. Ketchum moved that the Board approve the Master Plan as presented in
the agenda. Seconded by Mr. Wilkerson. Motion carried.
b) Higher Education Policy Commission Budget Request, FY 2005.
On behalf of the Finance Committee, Mrs. King moved that the Board
strongly endorse the HEPC budget request for FY 2005, with the main goal
being total restoration of the base budget reduction so that each
institution’s base budget for FY 05 is not reduced from FY 04. Seconded
by Mr. Ketchum. Motion carried.
c) FY 2004-05 Capital Budget Request
Mrs. King moved that the Board approve the Capital Budget Request as
contained in the agenda. Seconded by Mr. Ketchum. Motion carried.
d) HEPC Bond Sale Recommendations
Mrs. King moved that the board approve the projects as contained in the
agenda. Seconded by Mr. Ketchum. Motion carried.
e) HEPC Capital Allocation of FY 2004 Debt Service
Mrs. King presented this agenda item as information.
f) HEPC 1992 College and University Debt Refinancing Update
Mrs. King moved that the Board approve the resolution as contained in the
agenda. Seconded by Mr. Ketchum. Motion carried.
2) Academic Committee
a) Approval of Emergency Rule, Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve the Emergency Rule as distributed
at the meeting. Seconded by Mr. Wilkerson. Motion carried.
b) Approval of MUCTC Rule on Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve this rule as distributed at the
meeting. Seconded by Mr. Ketchum. Motion carried.
c) Proposed Policy on Review of Part-Time Classified Positions
Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve this policy as distributed at the
meeting. Seconded by Mr. Wilkerson. Motion carried.
3) Medical School Committee
Mr. Shell and Mr. Marsteller reported on behalf of this committee. They
discussed the role of the committee; the accreditation process; the MUSOM
budget; and the critical role of MUSOM in medical education.
4) Community College Committee
Mr. White reported on behalf of this Committee. Mr. White requested that
Dr. Riley provide the following to the Committee:
An organization structure of West Virginia’s CTC’s;
The MUCTC Budget, separate from the Main Marshall campus,
including revenues and expenditures;
Ongoing progress reports regarding the status of The
Advantage Valley CTC;
Information with regard to competing institutions within the
The Committee expressed its desire for the MUCTC to maintain its lead role
in The Advantage Valley CTC.
5) Athletic Committee
Mr. Ketchum reported on the organizational meeting of this committee.
During lunch, Ms. Charlotte Weber presented an overview of The Robert C.
Byrd Institute. Mr. Bob Shell commented on the mission of the RCBI,
including the Institute’s assistance to businesses in West Virginia.
VI. Committee of the Whole
a) University Compact
Dr. Angel presented an overview of the compact. Mr. McGuffey commented on
the University’s graduation rate. Dr. Denman discussed the University’s
Dr. Cal Kent provided an update on this agenda item.
VII. Possible Executive Session
Mr. Wilkerson moved that the Board enter into Executive Session. Seconded
by Mr. Marsteller. Motion carried.
At the conclusion of Executive Session, the Board resumed open
Mr. Ketchum moved that the University initiate condemnation
proceedings on the former Exxon property on Fifth Avenue. Seconded by Mr.
Farrell. Motion carried.
Mr. White moved that the Board approve appointments to the
Autism Training Center Advisory Board, seconded by Mr. Marsteller, motion
carried, as recommended by the University.
Mr. Ketchum moved that the board ratify the execution of the
tolling agreement waiving certain provisions concerning the statute of
limitations in potential litigation. Seconded by Mr. Adkins. Motion
Mr. White moved to authorize the Board’s Executive Committee
to take action with regard to properties which may be offered for purchase
by the University. This matter will be reviewed at the Board’s November
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.