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Minutes of 
March 26, 2002
3:00 p.m.
Telephone Conference Meeting

Members participating: Mr. Gary White, Mr. Mike Farrell, Ms. Virginia King, Mr. Dan Moore,  Mr. Michael Perry, Dr. Sam Sentelle, Mr. David Todd, Mr. Joseph Williams,  Ms. Sherri Noble, Dr. Marshall Onofrio

Members absent: Dr. Steve Haid, Ms. Carol Hartley, Dr. Tom Scott, Mr. Tom Wilkerson, Mr. Corey Dennison

Also attending: Dr. Dan Angel, Mr. Herb Karlet, Mr. Layton Cottrill, Mr. Michael McGuffey

The meeting was called to order by Chair Gary White.


I.        Proposed Tuition & Fees, Fiscal Year 2002-03

Dr. Dan Angel provided an overview of the state budget for FY 2002-03; Dr. Angel discussed the impact of the 3% budget reduction, as well as increased costs for Public Employees Insurance (PEIA) and Board of Risk and Insurance (BRIM).

Mr. Herb Karlet discussed proposed tuition and fee levels for Marshall; Mr. Karlet also discussed the Policy Commission’s Tuition and Fee Guidelines, which relate tuition and fee levels to instructional costs per student.  Mr. Karlet quantified the FY 2002-03 increased costs for PEIA, BRIM, and normal operating costs.

Following discussion, Mr. Mike Perry moved that the board approve tuition and fee levels for FY 2002-03 as presented in the board agenda, as well as increases in room and board fees.  Motion seconded by Mr. David Todd.  Motion carried.

Additional discussion ensued; board members expressed concern about the increasing costs of higher education, and concern about limiting access to higher education.

The Board directed Dr. Angel and his staff to closely monitor future enrollment trends, student retention figures, and other data to determine the long term effect of rising student costs.

II.       Adjournment

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

        Respectfully submitted,

       Mr. Joseph Williams, Secretary



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