Board of Governors
Minutes of September 15, 2004
Mr. A. Michael Perry, Mr. William Smith,
Mrs. Verna Gibson, Mr. Brent Marsteller, Mr. John Hess, Mr. Menis
Ketchum, Dr. Jim Sottile, Mr. Bob Shell, Mrs. Letitia Chafin, Mr.
Joe Williams, Mr. Seth Murphy, Mrs. Sherri Noble, Mr. Gary White,
Mrs. Virginia King, Mr. Mike Farrell, Mr. Gary Adkins
Dr. Dan Angel, Dr. Vicki Riley, Ms. Su
Tams, Mr. Lance West, Dr. Charles McKown, Mr. Jim Schneider, Dr.
Keith Spears, Mr. Glen Kerkian, Dr. Jan Fox, Mr. Herb Karlet, Mr.
Layton Cottrill, Dr. Sarah Denman, Mr. Dave Wellman, Mr. Michael McGuffey, Dr. Larry Stickler, Dr. Terry Fenger
I. Call to Order
The Meeting was called to order by Chairman A. Michael Perry.
The Honorable Judge Dan O’Hanlon administered the oath of office to
new student board member Seth Murphy.
II. Approval of Minutes
Mr. White moved to approve the minutes of the previous board
meeting. Seconded by Mrs. King. Motion carried.
III. Announcements and Information Items
A list of upcoming events was distributed to board members.
Members discussed the upcoming board orientation on September 24,
and The Higher Education Finance meeting on November 10.
IV. President’s Report
Dr. Angel gave a PowerPoint presentation on the ten most
significant issues facing Marshall University.
V. Community & Technical College
Dr. Riley discussed the MUCTC’s role as a tool for economic
development; discussed goals and the strategic plan for the CTC;
presented updates on accreditation and marketing programs.
VI. Dr. Terry Fenger
Dr. Terry Fenger gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Forensic
Science Center at Marshall University. Dr. Fenger discussed
partnerships; academics and research; staffing levels; the Forensic
Resource Network; CODIS laboratory activities; and future goals and
opportunities for the department.
VII. Report of Committee Chairs
1) Finance Committee,
Virginia King, Chairman
a) Listing of projects for excess Lottery Bond proceeds.
Presented as information b-f) Mrs. King moved that Finance
Committee agenda items “b” through “f”, all dealing with excess
lottery bond proceeds, be consolidated into one action item, and
that the Board approve these items as listed in the agenda.
Motion seconded by Mr. White. Motion carried.
g) Purchase of property located at 1333 6th Avenue, Huntington.
Mrs. King moved that the Board approve this action, as contained
in the agenda. Second by Mr.White. Motion carried.
h) FY 2005-06 Capital Budget Request. Mrs. King moved that the
Board approve this item as contained in the agenda. Second by
Mr. White. Motion carried.
i) Transfer of Child Academy property to Marshall University.
Mrs. King moved that the Board approve this item as contained in
the agenda. Second by Mr. White. Motion carried.
j) Lease of space and agreements for service. Mrs. King moved
that the Board approve the lease as contained in the agenda.
Second by Mr. Marsteller. Motion carried. Mr. White abstained.
k) Refunding of the Series 1996 Bonds (Library/Information
Center) Mr. Karlet presented this as an information item.
l) FY 2006 Appropriation Operating Budget Request. Mr. Karlet
presented as information item.
m) BY 2006 Appropriation Request-Improvement Packages. Mr.
Karlet presented as information item.
2) Academic Committee
Mr. Farrell provided an update on the committee meeting, and
discussed faculty and administrator evaluation procedures.
3) Medical School Committee
Mr. Marsteller provided an update on the committee meeting.
4) Athletic Committee
Mr. Ketchum provided an update on this committee meeting.
5) Community & Technical College
Mr. White reported on the workings of this committee.
VIII. Further Business
Mr. Marsteller moved that the Board approve a resolution honoring
Mr. James Casto on the occasion of his retirement from the
Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Second by Mr. Farrell. Motion carried.
IX. Executive Session
Mr. Marsteller moved that the Board enter into executive session
pursuant to Chapter 6, Article 9 of the West Virginia Code. Second
by Mr. Farrell. Motion carried.
Upon the conclusion of executive session, the Board reconvened the
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.