Board of Governors
Minutes of November 13,
Dr. Stephen Haid, Ms. Carol Hartley, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Ms.
Virginia King, Mr. A. Michael Perry, Dr. Thomas F. Scott, Mr. Robert
Shell, Jr., Dr. Sam Sentelle, Mr. David Todd, Mr. Gary G. White, Mr.
Thomas D. Wilkerson, Mr. Joseph L. Williams, Ms. Sherri Noble, Dr.
Marshall Onofrio, Mr. Cory Dennison
Dr. Dan Angel, Dr. Ed Grose, Mr. Layton Cottrill, Mr. Herb Karlet,
Mr. Mike McGuffey, Mr. Larry Barnhill, Dr. Sarah Denman, Dr. Vicki
Riley, Mr. David Ice, Dr. Charles McKown, Ms. Charlotte Weber, Dr.
Howard Aulick, Mr. Ron Schelling, Dr. Mike Hicks, Dr. Mark Burton, Dr. Cal Kent, Dr. Jan
Fox, Dr. Joseph Bragin, Mr. Dennis Juran
The meeting was called to order by Chair Gary White.
I. Approval of Minutes
Mr. Tom Wilkerson moved to approve the minutes of the Board Meeting of
August 27, 2002 (meeting by conference call) and the minutes of September
18, 2002. Seconded by Dr. Marshall Onofrio. Motion carried.
Dr. Dan Angel introduced the Marshall faculty and staff who worked on the
grant proposal for the Biotechnology Development Center. Marshall was
recently awarded a $6 million grant from the West Virginia Economic
Development Grant Committee.
Grants officer David Ice gave an overview of the grant application
Mr. White discussed the initial organization of the Council of Board
Chairs; a meeting will be held in the near future.
III. Audited Financial Report - FY 2001-02I
Mr. Dennis Juran of Deloitte & Touche LLP addressed the board with regard
to the audit report. Mr. Herb Karlet commented on the audit process. Mr.
Mike Perry reported on this agenda item on behalf of the Finance
Mr. Perry moved that the Board accept The Financial Report and Management
Letter, seconded by Mr. Wilkerson. Motion carried.
IV. Consent Items
By unanimous consent, agenda items 5(d), Report on Partnerships for
Quality Teaching, was moved from the consent agenda to information agenda.
Mrs. Virginia King moved to approve the items remaining on the consent
a) Third Party Waiver Annual Report for FY 2001-02;
b) Approval of various policies transferred to the Board of Governors;
c) Approval of policies transferred to the Board of Governors.
Motion seconded by Mr. Bob Shell.
Discussion ensued regarding the procedure for reviewing such policy
V. FY 2004-School of Medicine Budget
Dr. Charles McKown and Mr. Jim Schneider presented this information item
to the Board. Included was a School of Medicine budget summary, and the
future negative impact of: potential state budget reduction; increasing
liability insurance premiums; removal of EPSCoR funding; and patient care
Dr. Haid and Mr. Shell commented on the Board's role as an advocate for
Marshall and higher education; additional discussion ensured regarding
state revenues, and the need for additional funding for Marshall and its
School of Medicine.
Mr. White proposed the formation of an Ad Hoc committee for Legislative
Affairs. With Board consent, Mr. White appointed the following members to
VI. Approval of Compact Narrative/Community &
Technical College - Marshall University
Compact Narrative 2002-03
Mr. David Todd presented these two agenda items on behalf of the Academic
Mr. Todd moved that the Board approve these items as contained in the
agenda. Mr. Wilkerson seconded.
VII. A) FY 2003-04 Possible Budget Reduction
Refinancing of 1992 bonds and possible issuance of new bonds by HEPC
Mr. Herb Karlet presented these two agenda items as information.
C) HEPC Series 5, Guidelines for Governing Boards in Employing and
Evaluating Presidents or Other Administrative Heads of Institutions
Mr. Layton Cottrill presented this agenda item for information and
Following discussion, it was determined that the Board would craft a
correspondence to the Policy Commission, outlining the Board’s position
and providing feedback with regard to this agenda item.
Dr. Haid moved to authorize Mr. White and Mr. Cottrill to prepare this
correspondence and forward to HEPC, with copies provided to Board members.
Seconded by Mr. Shell. Motion carried.
VIII. Report on Partnerships for Quality Teaching
Dr. Sarah Denman presented this information item, and introduced Dr. Tony
Williams and Dr. Jane McKee of the College of Education and Human
Resources. Dr. Williams and Dr. McKee provided background on this item.
IX. President's Report
a) Capital Campaign. Dr. Keith Spears provided a progress report on the
b) Dr. Angel distributed copies of his "State of the University" address;
c) Board members received copies of the book "Good to Great"
d) Board members received listing of future board meeting dates and
calendar of future events at Marshall.
X. Other Business
Mr. White made the following committee assignments: Mr. Shell to Finance
Committee; Mr. Ketchum to Academic Affairs Committee; Mrs. King to Chair,
The Board's executive committee will meet in Huntington on December 12,
2002, at 10:00 a.m. The ad hoc Legislative Affairs Committee will meet the
same day following the executive committee.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.