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Minutes of Special Meeting on February 2, 2006

A special meeting of the Marshall Board of Governors was held on February 2, 2006, in the John Spotts Room at the Student Center.

Members Present (in person):

Menis Ketchum, Jim Sottile, Sherri Noble and Mike Perry

Members Present (by telephone):

Verna Gibson, John Hess, Bill Smith, Virginia King, Mike Farrell, Chad Caldwell, Bob Shell, Tish Chafin, Brent Marsteller and Gary Adkins

Members Absent:

Gary White and General Mooney

Others Present:

President Kopp, University Staff and members of the news media

I.       Call to Order

Chairman Ketchum called the meeting to order.

II.      Approval of Prior Minutes

Jim Sottile moved, seconded by Verna Gibson, the approval of the minutes of January 25, 2006. The motion unanimously passed.

III.    Engineering Program

Mike Perry moved, seconded by Jim Sottile that the following resolutions be adopted:

Resolved, the Marshall University Board of Governors approve the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program.
Resolved, Dr. Sarah N. Denman and the faculty working with her on the new Engineering degree program are commended and thanked by the Board of Governors for their tremendous effort in establishing the Engineering degree program.

Motions unanimously passed.

IV.     Announcements

Herb Karlet, Vice President for Finance, announced that the University, in accordance with its investment policy, has transferred $16 million to the Marshall Foundation to invest with Common Fund, its investment agent.

V.      Executive Session

Jim Sottile moved, seconded by Virginia King, that the Board go into executive session pursuant to West Virginia Code 6-9A-4 to discuss possible real estate purchases.

At the conclusion of the Executive Session, the Board resumed its meeting in open session.

VI.    Post Executive Session Resolutions

Mike Perry moved, seconded by Virginia King, that the following resolution be adopted:
Resolved, the Marshall University Board of Governors approves the purchase of property at1741 6th Avenue, Huntington, WV.

The motion passed unanimously.

VII.    Adjournment

 With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Verna Gibson, Secretary

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