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Minutes of July 14, 2004

Members Participating:

Mr. A. Michael Perry, Ms. Letitia Chafin, Mr. Michael Farrell, Ms. Verna Gibson, Mr. John Hess, Mr. Menis Ketchum, Ms. Virginia King, Mr. Brent Marsteller, Mr. Robert Shell, Jr, Mr. William Smith, Mr. Gary White, Mr. Joseph Williams, Ms. Sherri Noble, Dr. James Sottile, Mr. Brandon Stevens (telephonically)

Members Absent:

Mr. Gary Adkins


Dr. Dan Angel, Dr. Sarah Denman, Mr. Layton Cottrill, Mr. Herb Karlet, Dr. Charles McKown, Mr. Jim Schneider, Mr. Perry Chaffin, Mr. Ron Schelling, Dr. Howard Aulick, Mr. Lance West, Dr. Vicki Riley, Mr. Bob Marcum


Judge Chuck Chambers



I.       Call to Order

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

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers administered the oath of office to new board members:  Ms. Verna Gibson, Mr. John Hess, and Ms. Letitia Chafin.  Brandon Stevens was sworn in telephonically.

II.       Approval of Minutes

Mr. Smith moved that the Board approve the minutes of the board meetings on May 12 and June 12, 2004.  Second by Mr. Ketchum.  Motion carried.

III.    Announcements and Information Items

A list of upcoming events was distributed to board members.

IV.     President’s Report

Dr. Angel welcomed new board members and discussed a planned retreat/orientation for the board.  Dr. Angel discussed a recent NIH grant received by Marshall; the Governor’s Honor Academy on campus; and briefed members on ongoing capital projects at Marshall.
V.     Community & Technical College Report

President Riley reported on the extensive work this summer on separationof the community college finances, as mandated by legislation.  Separating out theCollege’s budget, building new unit budgets, implementation of new accounting processes and refinement of the charge back system have involved many hours on the part of the College and the budget and finance offices of the University.

The College is also required to form a governance model that includes a separate Staff Council, which will include a community college representative to the state council.  The University Staff Council is assisting with elections in the near future.

A new state-wide degree program will be launched this fall – the Governor’s Associate in Applied Science Degree.  This is a two year degree version of the Regents Baccalaureate Degree Program, allowing students to explore college credit options for certifications and work experience, combined with continued college course work.  This is an excellent option for adult students.

VI.     Other Business

Mr. Perry made the following committee assignments:  Mr. Hess and Mr. Stevens to Athletic Committee; Mrs. Chafin to CTC Committee; and Mrs. Gibson to Finance Committee.

Mr. White moved that the board approve resolutions (attached) honoring outgoing board members Steve Haid, Tom Wilkerson, and Carol Hartley. Seconded by Mr. Marsteller.  Motion carried.

Dr. Angel introduced Senior Vice President Glen Kerkian, who gave remarks concerning the Capital Campaign.

VI.     Report of Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee consisted of three members, Gary White, Chair; Mike Farrell and Sherri Noble.  Gary White nominated Mike Perry as Chairman, Menis Ketchum as Vice Chairman, and Joe Williams as Secretary. Seconded by Mike Farrell.  Motion carried.

VII.    Future Board Meetings

Distributed to the board was a list of future board meetings.  They are:

September 15, 2004

November 10, 2004

January 19, 2005

March 9, 2005

May 11, 2005

July 13, 2005

VIII.   Marshall University Research Corporation

Mr. Ron Schelling, Executive Director of the Marshall University Research Corporation, presented information about the Corporation to the Board. In addition to a brief historical overview, he demonstrated the Corporation’s growth from 1989 to 2004 using comparison data which included number of proposals submitted, number of active awards, numbers of principal investigators, amount of awards, number of employees and number of institutes served.  In addition he provided a chart showing funding for the last five years on a year by year basis.

IX.    Report of Committee Chairs

1)      Finance Committee, Virginia King, Chairman

a) Issuance of New System Bonds funded from excess lottery proceeds to finance higher education facilities. This was an information item.

b) Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center Contract Awards, Alternates #8 through #10. Upon a motion by Mrs. King, seconded by Mr. Marsteller, the item was approved.  Motion carried.

c) Statement No. 39 of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) “Determining Whether Certain Organizations are Component Units.”Upon a motion by Mrs. King, seconded by Mr. White with notation.  Motion carried.

d) Lease of administrative offices and conference room containing 950 sq. ft. at 101 Carriage Pointe, Hurricane, WV. Upon a motion by Mrs. King, seconded by Mr. Shell, motion carried.

e) Board of Governors Audit Committee Charter. A change was discussed to take out a sentence in this charter.  With this change made a motion by Mrs. King, seconded by Mr. Farrell, motion carried.

2)       Academic Committee

a) Name Change for College of Nursing and Health Professions to College of Health Professions. Upon a motion by Mr. Farrell, seconded by Dr. Sottile, motion carried.
3)       Community & Technical College Committee

a) MCTC Contractual Agreement and Indirect Cost Model for six month period of July 1, 2004 through 12/31/04. Upon a motion by Mr. White, seconded by Mrs. King, motion carried.

4)       Medical School Committee
a) Clinical Education & Outreach Center Construction Project. A power point presentation was made by Jim Schneider to discuss this item.  Upon a motion by Mr. Marsteller, seconded by Mr. Ketchum, motion carried.

5)       Athletic Committee

a) MAC Withdrawal.

b) Institutional Policy on Intercollegiate Athletics.

Both items were information items and required no action by the board.  It was noted that the MAC Withdrawal Agreement sent to Dr. Angel recently had been researched and discussed with MAC.  We would pay $400,000 on the exit date of June 30, 2005 and leave the conference in good graces.

X.      Executive Session

Upon a motion by Mr. Marsteller, seconded by Mr. White, the Board went into Executive Session and excused all non-members from the meeting.

After return of non-members to the meeting, upon a motion by Mr. Marsteller,   seconded by Mrs.Gibson, the board came out of Executive Session.  Upon a motion by Mr. White, seconded by Mrs. Gibson, with an abstain by Mr. Stevens, the board approved a salary increase for Dr. Angel of 3%.  Also, upon a motion by Mr. Marsteller, seconded by Mr. White, an Ad Hoc Committee concerning presidential evaluations was appointed consisting of Mr. White, Mr. Farrell and Mr. Marsteller as chair. 

XI.     Adjournment

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,
Joseph Williams, Secretary

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