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Minutes of April 12, 2004 - Special Meeting

Members Participating:

Mr. Mike Perry, Mr. Tom Wilkerson, Mr. Gary Wite, Mr. Michael Safcsak, Mrs. Sherri Noble, Mr. Michael Farrell, Ms. Carol Hartley, Dr. James Sottile, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Mrs. Virginia King, Mr. Brent Marsteller, Mr. Gary Adkins, Mr. Joseph Williams, Mr. Robert Shell (telephonically)
 

Staff:

Dr. Dan Angel, Mr. Jim Schneider, Dr. Charles McKown, Mr. Herb Karlet, Dr. Sarah Denman, Dr. Vicki Riley, Mr. Layton Cottrill, Mr. Jeff O’Malley, Mr. Bob Marcum, Mr. Dave Wellman, Mr. Michael McGuffey, Mr. Craig Grooms, Mr. David Steele
 

Media:

Parthenon reporter – Abigail; Herald Dispatch reporter, Rebecca Cantley-Falk


AGENDA

I.        The Meeting was called to order by Chairman Michael Perry.

II.       President’s Report

Dr. Angel reported on the 2004 legislative session. Highlights include:

  • higher education bonding authorized
  • funds provided for research challenge
  • funds provided for IDEA
  • tuition and fee simplification enacted
  • “venue bill” enacted
  • legislative language included to promote development of undergraduate engineering degree at Marshall
  • current WVNET structure maintained
  • current capital debt allocation/payments maintained
  • SB 448 enacted, changing higher education structure and governance, particularly as related to community and technical college education

III.     Title IX Equity Fee

Mr. Bob Marcum and Mr. David Steele provided an overview of Marshall’s athletic budget; also presented information with regard to Title IX.

IV.    Tuition and Fee Proposal

Dr. Angel and Mr. Karlet discussed Marshall’s current budget situation; Mr. Karlet distributed handouts detailing the budget, including recent reductions in state appropriations as well as the University’s efforts in spending reductions.

Mr. Karlet also distributed detailed documentation regarding Marshall’s tuition and fee proposal for FY 2004-05.

Following discussion, Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve the University’s tuition and fee proposal for resident, metro, and non-resident students, as contained in the agenda (11% increase) Seconded by Mr. Wilkerson. Motion carried.

Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve the University’s tuition and fee proposal with respect to Marshall Community & Technical College students, as outlined in the agenda (3% increase). Seconded by Mr. White. Motion carried.

Mr. White moved that the Board approve the University’s tuition and fee proposal for Marshall’s School of Medicine; as outlined in the agenda (14% increase). Seconded by Mr. Wilkerson. Motion carried.

Mr. Marsteller moved that the Board approve the University’s proposal for room and board fees for 2004-05 (3.5% increase). Seconded by Mrs. King. Motion carried.

Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve an equity fee of $100.00 per semester. This assessment does not apply to Marshall’s Community & Technical College students. The equity fee is to be utilized to address Title IX issues at Marshall. For the next fiscal year, Marshall will reallocate no more than $200,000 of state appropriations currently utilized by the athletic department.

V.     FY 2004-05 Budget Proposal

Following discussion, Mr. Marsteller moved to approve Marshall’s FY 2004-05 budget, as amended by prior action. Seconded by Mrs. King. Motion carried.

VI.    Other Business

a)       Metro counties

Mr. Karlet discussed the Metro fee, and the counties currently listed under this designation.

Mr. White moved to include Meigs County, Ohio, in the designated Metro county listing. Seconded by Mrs. King. Motion carried.

VII.   Adjournment

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted,
Joseph Williams, Secretary




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