Institutional Board of Governors
September 8, 2001
Memorial Student Center
Members present: Mr. Gary White, Mr. Mike Farrell,
Dr. Tom Scott, Ms. Virginia King, Dr. Marshall Onofrio, Ms. Tanya Bobo,
Mr. Tom Wilkerson, Mr. Dan Moore, Mr. David Todd, Mr. Mike Perry, Dr. Sam
Sentelle, Dr. Stephen Haid
Telephonically: Mr. Joseph Williams
Members absent: Ms. Carol Hartley, Mr. Cory Dennison
Also attending: Dr. Dan Angel, Mr. Michael McGuffey,
Dr. Sarah Denman, Mr. Layton Cottrill, Mr. Herb Karlet, Dr. Vicki Riley,
Dr. Ed. Grose, Dr. Keith Spears, Mr. Dave Wellman
The meeting was called to order by Chair Gary White.
I. Approval of Minutes
It was moved by Mr. Dan Moore, seconded by Mr. Tom
Wilkerson, to approve the minutes of the previous board meeting.
II. Presidentís Report
Dr. Dan Angel discussed the Higher Education Policy
Commissionís budget request for FY 2002-03.
Board members discussed the amounts requested for
five separate funds, as mandated by Senate Bill 653: a) peer equity; b)
independently accredited community and technical colleges; c) research
challenge fund; d) incentives for contribution to state priorities; and
e) sustained quality fund.
Mr. Mike Perry and Dr. Steve Haid discussed the governing
boardís role in the state legislation process, and commented on the need
for board involvement in this area.
Mr. Tom Wilkerson requested that Marshall prepare
a list of key issues concerning the upcoming legislative session, and provide
this list to board members prior to the session.
Dr. Sarah Denman provided an overview of the statewide
higher education strategic plan. Following discussion, Mr. Mike Farrell
and Mr. Gary White requested that board members review this plan and forward
comments, suggestions and revisions to Dr. Denman.
Dr. Ed Grose discussed Marshallís Capital Projects
Summary; Dr. Grose provided a progress report on current projects, and
projected completion dates, as well as timelines for future projects.
III. Autism Training Center Advisory Board
Board approval was requested for the following nominees
to the ATC Advisory Board:
Christina Lee Fair (Parent category)
Cynthia Anderson (Professional category)
Christy Bishop (Parent category)
Mr. Tom Wilkerson moved, seconded by Ms. Virginia
King, to approve the nominees as presented. Motion carried.
IV. Delivery of M.S. Environmental Science; M.S.
Safety Ė to Shawnee State University
Dr. Sarah Denman provided background on this agenda
item; at its August 2001 meeting, the Higher Education Policy Commission
approved the offering of these two graduate programs, contingent upon approval
by Marshallís governing board.
Mr. David Todd moved, seconded by Mr. Dan Moore,
to approve the delivery of these degree programs as presented. Motion
V. Purchase of Property
Dr. Ed Grose discussed the universityís proposal
to purchase three properties adjacent to campus; these parcels would be
utilized for expanded parking, and would be purchased at appraisal price.
The locations are as follows:
1696 Sixth Avenue, Huntington
527 Elm Street, Huntington
523-525 Elm Street, Huntington
The combined appraisal price is $456,000.
Mr. David Todd moved, seconded by Mr. Tom Wilkerson,
to approve the purchases as listed. Motion carried.
VI. Policy Commissionís Proposal ďRule on Rules,
Guidelines, and Other Policy Statements
Dr. Dan Angel discussed the Policy Commissionís proposed
rules, which were forwarded previously to governing board members for review.
Discussion ensued; Dr. Steve Haid discussed previous higher education governance
structures in West Virginia; the passage of Senate Bill 653 resulted in
the de-centralization of institutional control, allocating greater governance
authority to individual institutions and their respective governing boards.
Concern was expressed that any proposed rules must not effectively move
institutional control back to the central authority.
Mr. Mike Farrell inquired as to the position of other
institutions on the proposed rules; Mr. Layton Cottrill replied that to
our knowledge, only two institutions had formally expressed concerns relative
to the proposed rules.
Dr. Steve Haid recommended that the board consider
requesting an extension of the time period designated for institutional
governing boards to review and comment on proposed Policy Commission rules;
Dr. Haid suggested that a ninety day review period would be appropriate.
Following discussion, Mr. David Todd moved, seconded
by Mr. Mike Perry, that the board correspond with the Policy Commission
and request that the review and comment period for proposed rules be extended
to a ninety (90) day period. This correspondence is to also address
a provision in Item 3.8, Section 3 of Series 4, concerning institutional
governing boardsí authority to adopt rules, guidelines, and policies without
requiring subsequent approval by the higher education central office.
This correspondence is to be sent by Chairman Gary White on behalf of the
board, and directed to HEPC Chair John Hoblitzell, with copies provided
to the chairs of the governing boards of all other public higher education
institutions in West Virginia. Motion carried.
VII. Overview, Senior Vice President Academic
Due to time constraints, it was determined that this
agenda item is to be postponed to a future board meeting.
VIII. Possible Executive Session, Authority WV
Dr. Marshall Onofrio moved, seconded by Mr. David
Todd, that the board go into executive session pursuant to the above code,
to discuss personnel matters. Motion carried.
At the conclusion of executive session, the board
reconvened in open session and the following action was taken:
Mr. Tom Wilkerson moved that the Marshall University
athletics facility building be named in honor of Fred and Christine Shewey
of Kermit, WV. Seconded by Dr. Tom Scott. Motion carried.
Ms. Virginia King moved that President Dan Angelís employment
contract be extended through September 30, 2006, with a four percent (4%)
increase in compensation. Seconded by Mr. Mike Perry. Motion
IX. Other Business
Mr. Gary White discussed the formation of three board
committees, as outlined in the boardís policy guidelines. This will
consist of Finance, Academic Affairs, and Executive Committees. Mr.
White distributed proposed committee assignments (enclosed) and opened
this matter to board discussion.
Following discussion, Mr. Mike Perry moved that the
committee assignments be approved as listed, with the board reserving the
right to alter committee assignments in the future. Motion seconded
by Dr. Steve Haid. Motion carried. By acclamation, the board
named Mr. Mike Perry as temporary chair of the Finance Committee, and Mr.
David Todd as temporary chair of Academic Affairs Committee.
Mr. Mike Farrell discussed issues relating to the
Marshall University School of Medicine and the potential need to form a
Health Sciences Committee at a future date.
Mr. Farrell requested that board members begin receiving
issues of the MU student newspaper, the Parthenon.
Mr. Farrell and Mr. White discussed the need for
an additional board meeting in October, for the purpose of continuing presentations
on key university components. October 6th was selected as a tentative
date for a supplemental board meeting.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Mr. Gary White,
Mr. Joseph Williams,