Board of Governors
Minutes of December 12, 2002
The Board met by telephone conference at 4:00 p.m. on December 12, 2002
Mr. Gary White, Ms. Carol Hartley, Mr.
Menis Ketchum, Ms. Virginia King, Mr. Robert Shell, Dr. Sam Sentelle,
Mr. David Todd, Mr. Tom Wilkerson, Mr. Joseph Williams, Ms. Sherri
Noble, Dr. Marshall Onofrio
Dr. Stephen Haid, Mr. Michael Perry, Dr.
Tom Scott, Mr. Cory Dennison
Dr. Dan Angel, Dr. Sarah Denman, Mr.
Layton Cottrill, Mr. Herb Karlet, Dr. Vicki Riley, Mr. Mike McGuffey
The meeting was called to order by Chair Gary White.
I. Marshall University Compact 2002-2003
Marshall University Community & Technical College Compact 2002-03
Dr. Sarah Denman presented this agenda item and discussed the University’s
compact for 2002-03.
Mr. White indicated that in his meetings with the Chancellor and the
Chairs of other institutional governing boards, it is the consensus that
these institutional compacts will be utilized by the legislature to measure
the progress of an institution relative to the goals outlined in the Compacts.
Mr. Shell suggested that the letter of transmission accompanying the
compacts be annotated; comments are to be included in those instances when
the university’s stated goals are different from those suggested by the HEPC.
This letter will also reference potential state budget reductions, and the
effect such reductions would have on the successful completion of the compact.
Dr. Vicki Riley discussed the Marshall University CTC Compact for 2002-03.
Discussion ensued among board members regarding a number of the goals listed
in the compact, and the institution’s ability to attain the stated goals.
Following discussion, it was moved by Mr. Wilkerson to approve the Marshall
University and Marshall CTC compacts for submission to the HEPC, such compact
to be sent with an annotated cover memorandum. Seconded by Mr. Williams.
II. Other Business
Mr. Karlet discussed the status of the state budget, with a significant budgetary
shortfall being predicted for the coming fiscal year.
Dr. Angel discussed the ongoing meetings of Marshall’s Budget Reduction Task
Force. This task force will present a report at the January meeting of the
Mr. White indicated that given the urgency of the budget situation, the Board
should be prepared for a full and free budget discussion at the January meeting.
Mr. Karlet discussed revenue enhancements under consideration for Summer
2003 and subsequent semesters, in order to address budgetary reductions.
Additional information will be presented at January’s meeting.
Mr. Karlet discussed a job family reclassification, currently under consideration
by the HEPC. This may result in additional financial obligation to Marshall
and other institutions.
Mr. Wilkerson inquired about recent news articles concerning Marshall’s NCAA
sanctions, and specific comments made about the University and President
Angel. Discussion ensured with regard to the appropriate response by the
Board. It was determined that the Board’s Executive Committee would draft
a statement in response to the aforementioned news articles, and forward
this statement to each board member.
It was decided by unanimous consent to reschedule the January Board meeting.
The next meeting is scheduled as follows:
January 22, 2003
MU Graduate College
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.