Board of Governors
Minutes of November 12, 2003
Mr. Mike Perry, Mrs. Virginia King, Mr.
Brent Marsteller, Mr. Michael Safcsak, Dr. Steve Haid, Ms. Carol
Hartley, Dr. Jim Sottile, Mr. Bob Shell, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Mr. Gary
Adkins, Mr. Mike Farrell, Sherri Noble
Wilkerson, Mr. Joseph Williams, Mr. Gary White
Angel, Mr. Jim Schneider, Mr. Layton Cottrill, Mr. Herb Karlet, Dr. Ed
Grose, Dr. Sarah Denman, Dr. Keith Spears, Mr. Dave Wellman, Mr. Lance
West, Mr. Michael McGuffey, Mr. Jack Toney, Mr. Ted Massey, Mr. Larry
Barnhill, Dr. Vicki Riley, Dr. Barbara Tarter, Mr. Craig Grooms
Dennis Juran, Deloitte & Touche
was called to order by Chairman Michael Perry.
I. Approval of Minutes
moved that the Board approve the minutes of the September 10, 2003,
meeting. Second by Mrs. King. Motion carried. Mr. Ketchum moved that
the Board approve the minutes of the special Board Meeting held on October
24, 2003. Second by Mr. Farrell. Motion carried.
II. Announcements/Information Items
A list of
upcoming events was distributed to Board Members. Also distributed was a
list of future Board meeting dates.
III. President’s Report
Dr. Angel discussed the state higher education budget, and distributed a
handout documenting the effects on Marshall University of a potential 9.6%
budget reduction for the coming fiscal year. Dr. Angel discussed the work
of Marshall’s Budget Reduction Task Force, and distributed handouts with
regard to tuition and fee increases nationwide.
Board members viewed a video presentation on the creation and selection of
a new logo for Marshall University.
IV. Community College Report
Dr. Riley reported that Marshall’s CTC has attained independent
accreditation by North Central; gave a status report on The Advantage
Valley CTC; and discussed Workforce Development funding for MUCTC.
V. Report of Committee Chairs
1) Finance Committee
Audited Financial Report for FY 2002-03
Mrs. King reported on
behalf of the Finance Committee. Following discussion, Mr. Shell moved
that the Board accept the financial report and management letter as
contained in the agenda. Second by Mr. Marsteller. Motion carried.
Statement No. 39 of GASB, “Determining Whether Certain
Organizations are Component Units.”
Mr. Dennis Juran of
Deloitte & Touche, addressed this agenda item. Discussion ensued;
information item only.
Third Party Waiver Annual Report for FY 2002-03
Mrs. King reported on
behalf of the Finance Committee. Mr. Ketchum moved that the Board accept
this report as per the agenda. Second by Mr. Shell. Motion carried.
a) Proposal for New
Areas of Certification in Preschool Education
Specialization: Birth Through Pre-Kindergarten
On behalf of the Committee,
Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve the new areas of certification.
Second by Mr. Ketchum. Motion carried.
Medical School Committee
Mr. Shell and Mr.
Marsteller reported on behalf of the Committee.
4) Community College Committee
No report presented.
5) Athletic Committee
No report presented.
VI. Committee of the Whole
a) Final passage of policies regarding
Adjunct Faculty and Part-time Staff
Mr. Ketchum moved that the
Board adopt these policies as contained in the agenda.
Second by Mr. Adkins. Motion
b) Enrollment Management Overview
The Department of Enrollment Management presented an in-depth overview
with regard to student recruitment, enrollment, and retention.
Presentations were made by Dr. Sarah Denman, Dr. Barbara Tarter (Assistant
Vice President and Dean, Enrollment Management), Mr. Craig Grooms
(Director, Admissions), Mr. Jack Toney (Director, Financial Aid). Topics
discussed included: resident/non-resident enrollment; full time and part
time students; student ACT scores; academic scholarships; enrollment
trends; recruiting strategies and initiatives; and future challenges for
VII. Possible Executive Session
Mr. Ketchum moved that the Board enter into executive session, second by
Ms. Hartley. Motion carried.
At the conclusion of executive session, the Board reconvened in open
Mr. Farrell moved that the Board authorize Mr. Farrell and Dr. Denman to
prepare a resolution honoring former Trustee Cathy Armstrong. Second by
Mr. Ketchum. Motion carried.
Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve the naming opportunity for
Marshall University Stadium, pursuant to the recommendation of President
Angel. Dr. Angel is to report back to the Board with regard to the
acceptance of the appropriate terms and conditions concerning the naming
opportunity. Second by Ms. Hartley. Motion carried.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.