Institutional Board of Governors
July 19, 2001
Memorial Student Center
Members present: Mr. Gary White, Mr. Joseph Williams,
Dr. Stephen Haid, Ms. Virginia King, Mr. Dan Moore, Mr. Michael Perry,
Dr. Tom Scott, Dr. Sam Sentelle, Mr. David Todd (telephonically),
Mr. Tom Wilkerson, Ms. Tanya Bobo, Dr. Marshall
Mr. Cory Dennison
Members absent: Mr. Michael Farrell, Ms. Carol Hartley
Also attending: Dr. Dan Angel, Mr. Herb Karlet, Dr.
Dr. Vicki Riley, Mr. Michael McGuffey, Dr. Keith
Dr. Carolyn Hunter
The meeting was called to order by Dr. Dan Angel.
I. Oath of Office
Judge Robert C. Chambers administered the oath of
office to the assembled board members. Each member had previously
received a written form, to be completed and placed on file with The Secretary
II. Election of Board Officers, FY 2001-02
A nominating committee was appointed previously for
the purpose of accepting nominations for board officers for the coming
year. On behalf of the committee, Mr. Dan Moore presented the following
Mr. Gary White – Chair
Mr. Michael Farrell – Vice Chair
Mr. Joseph Williams – Secretary
With no further nominations, Dr. Sam Sentelle moved
to close nominations and accept by acclamation. Motion seconded by
Mr. Tom Wilkerson. Motion passed unanimously.
The above officer terms are effective immediately,
and extend until June 30, 2002.
III. President’s Report
Chairman Gary White called upon Dr. Dan Angel for
Dr. Angel reported on the recently approved budget
for higher education and for Marshall University. The Higher Education
Policy Commission allocated a total of $9.2 million of “peer equity” and
“sustained quality” dollars, as required by Senate Bill 653. These
allocations were based upon a formula whereby each WV institution was compared
to ten specific national peer institutions; in relation to its peer institutions,
it was determined that Marshall is funded at approximately 66% of its peers.
Accordingly, Marshall received a 4.01% increase in general fund revenues.
Each West Virginia institution was funded according to this peer equity
Mr. Gary White inquired as to the status of the legislative
audit being conducted on the Marshall Bookstore; Mr. Herb Karlet reported
on the audit findings and Marshall’s continuing response in that regard.
IV. Overview – Sr. Vice President for Operations
Dr. Ed Grose provided board members with a comprehensive
overview of the Operations Division at Marshall, including:
An organizational chart of the division;
A statement of revenue and expenses for the campus renewal
and physical plant funds for FY 2000-01;
A summary of capital projects at Marshall;
An overview of the planned student housing complex and
A copy of Marshall’s long term campus master plan; and
A proposal for the sale of surplus university property,
as well as an update on property acquisition for the new student housing
With regard to the sale of surplus university
property, discussion ensued as to the most efficient method of determining
market value of such properties. The university has traditionally
obtained two independent appraisals for land parcels, and will not sell
property for less than the average of the two appraisals. Following
discussion, Mr. Mike Perry moved, to refer this matter to the board’s Executive
Committee; this committee will review procedures regarding the sale of
university property, and will report findings to the full board.
The Executive Committee may include additional board members for the purpose
of this review. Motion seconded by Mr. Dan Moore. Motion carried
With regard to the new student housing project, the
Higher Education Policy Commission has authorized Marshall to initiate
condemnation proceedings for four parcels of land within the construction
site of this project. Mr. Mike Perry moved, that Chairman Gary White
be authorized to execute any necessary documents with regard to condemnation
proceedings. Second by Mr. Tom Wilkerson. Motion carried.
Mr. Mike Perry and Dr. Tom Scott commented on deferred
maintenance of campus facilities, and the need to invest appropriate resources
in ongoing maintenance.
Dr. Steve Haid inquired about the availability of
sufficient classroom space with anticipated enrollment increases; Dr. Sarah
Denman responded that the university has sufficient space to accommodate
growth in Community and Technical College and graduate enrollment; growth
in “traditional” student enrollment may impact class size over the short
V. Salary Guidelines, Y 2001-02
Mr. Herb Karlet discussed salary guidelines for faculty,
classified staff, and non-classified staff for the coming year. Any
salary adjustments are to be effective October 1, 2001. Mr. Karlet
referred to a July 6, 2001, memorandum from Chancellor Mullen, outlining
salary guidelines previously approved by the Policy Commission. Faculty
and non-classified staff are to be compensated based upon salary goals
established in the campus compact; for classified staff, the university
will implement a multi-year salary plan, which will progress toward implementation
of the new classified salary schedule.
Mr. Tom Wilkerson moved, to approve the salary plan
at Marshall as presented by Mr. Karlet (attachment enclosed.) Second
by Mr. Dan Moore. Motion carried.
VI. Future meeting dates
State code requires our governing board to meet at
least six times per fiscal year. Following discussion, it was determined
that the board would meet as follows:
September 8, 2001
Memorial Student Center
November 8, 2001
MU Graduate College
VII. Other Business
Mr. Gary White referenced a correspondence of June
28, 2001, prepared by Mr. Layton Cottrill, in which Mr. Cottrill presented
a draft of “Organizational Structure and Operational Guidelines” for the
Marshall Governing Board. Following discussion, Mr. Tom Wilkerson
moved that the board adopt these guidelines, with the stipulation that
the board may subsequently modify its structure and guidelines during future
meetings. Motion seconded by Ms. Virginia King. Motion carried.
The following announcements were made concerning
The Nick J. Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute
at Marshall will be dedicated on July 23, 2001;
The Higher Education Policy Commission is holding joint
Policy Commission/Governing Board orientation session on August 2&3
The unveiling of the new MU logo will take place August
8 on the Marshall campus.
Members were informed of a new website for the
Board of Governors, located on Marshall’s home page (www.marshall.edu).
This website will be utilized to display membership information, announcement,
meeting dates, and other pertinent board information.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Joseph Williams, Secretary