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Minutes of May 14, 2003
 

Members Participating:

Mr. Gary White, Mr. David Todd, Dr. Sam Sentelle, Dr. Tom Scott, Mr. Tom Wilkerson, Ms. Carol Hartley, Ms. Virginia King, Mr. Joe Williams, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Ms. Sherri Noble, Dr. Marshall Onofrio

Members Absent:

Dr. Steve Haid, Mr. Michael Perry, Mr. Robert Shell, Mr. Cory Dennison

Staff:

Dr. Dan Angel, Dr. Keith Spears, Mr. Layton Cottrill, Mr. Herb Karlet,
Mr. David Steele, Dr. Sara Denman, Dr. Vicki Riley, Mr. Mike McGuffey,
Mr. Steve Hensley, Mr. Jim Schneider, Dr. Charles McKown, Ms. Cora
Massey, Mr. Jim Stephens, Dr. Leonard Deutsch, Dr. Cal Kent, Mr. Dave
Wellman, Mr. Lance West, Dr. Ed Grose

Guests:

Mr. Tom Loehr,  Mr. Jay White

The Meeting was called to order by Chair Gary White.

AGENDA

I.      Approval of Minutes

Mr. David Todd moved to approve the minutes of the March 26, 2003 board meeting. Seconded by Ms. Virginia King. Motion carried.

II.     Announcements

A calendar of events for summer 2003 was distributed to board members. Dr. Ed Grose provided additional information on the May 24 “Rally for America” at Marshall Stadium.

III.    President's Report

Dr. Dan Angel reported on the second Governor’s Honors Academy to be held at Marshall, recapped the recent commencement exercises, and outlined upcoming events sponsored by Alumni Affairs.

IV.    Consent Items

a)       2003 Program Review

Mr. David Todd reported the agenda item on behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee. Mr. Todd moved to approve Program Review results and forward to the HEPC. Seconded by Dr. Sam Sentelle. Motion carried. Mr. Gary White commended Dr. Marshall Onofrio for his outstanding service to the board and presented a memento as a token of appreciation.

b)      Agreement between MU and WV Technology Assistance Corporation

Ms. Virginia King reported this agenda item on behalf of the Finance Committee. Mr. Tom Loehr provided an overview of WVTAC. Dr. Cal Kent provided additional information. Discussion ensued with regard to including a “conflict of interest” provision, and a “full disclosure” provision with regard to Marshall’s representative on the board of WVTAC. Board members agreed the MU President’s designee should be required to receive BOG approval.

Mr. Menis Ketchum moved to approve an amended agreement between Marshall and WVTAC, such amendments encompassing the aforementioned concerns. Seconded by Mrs.Virginia King. Motion carried.

V.     Action Items

a)      Tuition and Fees, FY 2003-2004

Ms. Virginia King presented this agenda item and moved to approve 2003-2004 tuition and fees as listed in the agenda. Seconded by Mr. Tom Wilkerson. Discussion ensued with regard to various student fee levels. Mr. Menis Ketchum expressed concern regarding future tuition increases and the importance of maintaining affordability and access to higher education in WV. Following discussion, the motion was put to a vote. Motion carried, with one dissenting vote (Dr. Tom Scott).

b)       FY 2003-2004 Budget

On behalf of the Finance Committee Mrs.Virginia King moved to approve this item as contained in the agenda, seconded by Mr. David Todd. Discussion ensued. Mr. Herb Karlet provided a budget overview. Mr. Jim Schneider discussed the School of Medicine budget. Following discussion, the motion was put to a vote. Motion carried.

c)      Approval of a new degree program

Mr. David Todd presented this agenda item. Mr. Menis Ketchum moved to approve an M.S. in Dietetics at Marshall, seconded by Mrs. Virginia King. Motion carried.

d)      New academic program (Area of Emphasis)

Mr. David Todd presented this agenda item and moved to approve a new program at Marshall in Teaching of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, seconded by Dr. Sam Sentelle. Motion carried.

e)       Board of Governors Resolution

Mr. Layton Cottrill presented this agenda item. Mr. Tom Wilkerson moved that the board adopt the resolution as contained in the agenda, seconded by Mrs. Virginia King. Motion carried.

f)       Resolution for Peter Berner

Dr. Dan Angel presented this agenda item. Mr. Tom Wilkerson moved, seconded by Mrs. Virginia King, that the Board adopt the resolution. Motion carried.

VI.    Resolution for Dr. Marshall Onofrio and Mr. Cory Dennison

Resolutions were presented to the Board expressing appreciation to outgoing members Dr. Marshall Onofrio and Mr. Corey Dennison, for outstanding service as members of the Board of Governors. Moved by Mr. Tom Wilkerson, seconded by Ms. Carol Hartley, that the resolutions be adopted. Motion carried.

VII.  Information Items

a)       Reactivation of Degree Program in Computer Science

Dr. Sarah Denman presented this item for information.

b)      Proposed Policies Relating to Actions in Response to Salary Budget Reductions

Mr. Layton Cottrill presented this agenda item for information.

VIII. Community College Report

Dr. Vicki Riley provided a status Report on the accreditation process for MUCTC.

IX.     Committee Assignments

Mr. Gary White announced assignments to the following Board committees: Academic Affairs, Finance, Athletics, School of Medicine, and Community College. Committee assignments were distributed to Board members.

X.      Election of Board Officers, 2003-2004

Mr. Gary White appointed a Nominating Committee for the purpose of accepting nominations for Board officers for FY 2003-2004. The Nominating Committee will present nominations for officers at the July Board meeting. Committee members are:

Mr. Tom Wilkerson (Chair)
Ms. Sherri Noble
Ms. Virginia King

XI.     Future Board Meetings

Following discussion, it was determined that the Board would meet as follows:

July 16, 2003
September 10, 2003
November 12, 2003

Meeting locations will be announced at a later date.

XII.   Further Business

Mr. David Todd presented an update on the presidential evaluation process.

XIII. Possible Executive Session Under Authority of WV Code

Mr. Tom Wilkerson moved that the Board enter into Executive Session. Seconded by Mrs.Virginia King. Motion carried.

At the conclusion of Executive Session, the Board reconvened in regular session.

XIV. Adjournment

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
 

Respectfully submitted,
Joseph Williams, Secretary


           


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