Minutes of October 16, 2007
A meeting of the Marshall University Board of Governors was held on
October 16, 2007, at the Marshall Student Center.
|Members present, in person:
Bob Shell, Menis E. Ketchum, A. Michael
Perry, Verna Gibson, Gary Adkins, Mike Farrell, Sue Richardson,
Brent Marsteller, General H.F. Mooney, Monica Brooks, Sherri Noble,
Virginia King, John Hess, Letitia Chafin and Kristina Fueyo.
|Members present, by telephone:
Presidents Kopp and Cotroneo, Senior Vice
Presidents, various staff members, Campus Security Team and other
visitors from the community and university.
I. Call to Order
Chairman Pro Tem, Menis Ketchum, announced a quorum was present and
called the meeting to order. Mr. Ketchum acted as chairman pursuant to
Rule 5 of the BOG Rules of Order.
The minutes of the August 22, 2007 were unanimously approved.
III. Executive Session
The Board by unanimous consent went into executive session to discuss:
a) Investment of public funds
b) A prospective real estate purchase
c) HEPC personnel recommendation
d) University security
After a time, the Board came out of Executive Session and Mr. Ketchum
invited everyone to stay for lunch.
IV. Post Executive Session
After lunch, the Board continued the meeting. There were two action
items from Executive Session:
1) The Board authorized the Community College Committee to explore the
proposal by Unlimited Future Inc. relating to the Bounty Kitchen
2) Adopt the HEPC recommendation for the Presidentís raise (3%). The
Board also authorized a new committee to explore Presidential
Compensation to consist of: Bob Shell and John Hess for future
These items were approved and adopted by Unanimous Consent.
The Board accepted the report from Common Fund, by unanimous consent.
V. Committee of the Whole
The Board approved by Unanimous Consent GA14-Interim Document Retention
Policy and HR14-Background Check Policy as presented by Michael
VI. Community & Technical College Meeting
a) President Keith Cotroneo presented a report on his first 45 days as
President, including handouts and graphs regarding his student
b) John Hess reported for the Community College Committee welcoming
Keith as President. There was nothing to bring to the Board for
approval, but reminded each member of dual responsibility.
IV. University Meeting
1. Finance, Audit & Investment Committee
Virginia King presented various informational items and resolutions to
- Resolved, that the Board of Governors receive the Investment Earnings
Report for the period ending August 31, 2007
- Resolved, that the Marshall University Board of Governors approve FY
2008 through FY 2013 Capital Project List
- Resolved, that the Marshall University Board of Governors approve a
transfer of the remaining balances from the Morrow Library and Harris
Hall Lottery Bond projects to the Smith Hall Lottery Bond Project
- Progress of the Forensic Science Center Ė Terry Fenger gave this
update regarding funding and grants.
- HEPC Request of appointment of representative to serve on the
committee to evaluate RFPs submitted for the selection of fiscal
auditors for the University/College System. Anita reported that Larry
Barnhill would be the representative.
- Financial Audit update was given. Dennis Juran will attend the
December 5, 2007, meeting to present the final report to the Board.
The resolutions were adopted by unanimous consent.
2. Academic Committee
Verna Gibson asked Sarah Denman to update the board on the following
- Program Review
- One Book Program/Habitat House Project
- Academic Activities, i.e. Homecoming, Parentís Weekend, Yeager
3. Medical School Committee
Jim Schneider reported for the Medical School Committee regarding the
Medical School budget. He also discussed the positives and negatives of
the budget that was submitted to the Finance and Medical School
Committees during their combined meeting.
V. Dr. Koppís Report
Dr. Kopp discussed the following:
- 7 construction projects at MU currently
- MU-WVU game and the positives to the community
- HEPC and enrollment numbers clarification was given verbally to the
- High School visits with recruitment
- Marketing materials completed with outside firm
- Science Technology Student, Megan Neal
- Legislative Funds and the EPSCoR project grant that will be used for
MIIR startup funds
- Bucks for Brains based on the University of Kentucky program that
Governor Manchin is pursuing
VI. Athletic Committee
At this time, Mr. Ketchum went back to Mr. Farrell for his Committee
report. Mr. Farrell discussed the following items:
- APR projections that will be submitted soon
- Basketball season ticket sales were ahead of last year.
- Baseball field at YMCA Kennedy Center
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Verna Gibson, Secretary