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Minutes of July 20, 2007

A special meeting of the Marshall University Board of Governors was held on July 20, 2007, at the Marshall Student Center.

Members Present, in person:

Bob Shell, Menis E. Ketchum, A. Michael Perry, Sue Richardson, John Hess, Brent Marsteller, Monica Brooks, Sherri Noble, Virginia King,
and Gary Adkins.

Members Present,
by telephone:
Michael J. Farrell, Letitia Chafin, Gen. H.F. Mooney, Jr., and Verna Gibson
Members Absent:

Gary White and Kristina Fueyo

Others Present:
President Kopp, various staff members, John DiBiaggio, and other visitors

I.       Call to Order

A quorum was announced and the meeting was called to order by Chairman, Pro Tem, Menis E. Ketchum per Rule 5 of the BOG Rules of Order.

II.      Executive Session

The Board, by unanimous consent, went into executive session to discuss a personnel matter of the Community College and real estate matters.

After a time the Board came out of executive session.

III.    Post Executive Session

Sue Richardson moved, seconded by John Hess, that the Board accept the recommendation of the Community College Search Committee as to the new president and forward the name to the W.Va. Community College Council for approval. The motion unanimously passed.

Brent Marsteller moved, seconded by Virginia King, that the construction of the softball field is approved, that the President proceed with the project, and report proposed construction costs to the Board’s executive committee. The motion unanimously passed.

Mike Perry moved, seconded by Virginia King and Sherri Noble, that Menis Ketchum is authorized to purchase 2124 5th Avenue for $150,000.00 and the Faith Methodist Church lots and buildings on 5th Avenue for $1.4 million. The motion unanimously passed.

IV.     Adjournment

There being no further business on the special meeting agenda, the meeting was adjourned.

Verna Gibson, Secretary


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