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Minutes of September 10, 2003

Members Participating:

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

Member Absent:

Dr. Steve Haid
 

Staff:

Dr. Dan Angel, Mr. Layton Cottrill, Dr. Sarah Denman, Mr. Michael McGuffey, Dr. Charles McKown, Mr. Jim Schneider, Mr. Jim Stephens, Mr. Herb Karlet, Dr. Vicki Riley, Mr. Lance West, Dr. Ed Grose, Dr. Larry Stickler, Dr. Dallas Brozik, Mr. Bob Marcum, Mrs. Charlotte Weber, Dr. Cal Kent
 

Guests:

Mr. Charles Craig, Mr. Phil Soule

At the request of Mr. Adkins, the Board observed a moment of silence to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

AGENDA

The Meeting was called to order by Chairman Michael Perry. 

I.        Approval of Minutes

Mr. Ketchum moved, seconded by Mr. Wilkerson, to approve the minutes of the previous board meeting.  Motion carried.

II.      Announcements/Information Items

A list of upcoming events was distributed to Board Members.

III.    President’s Report

Dr. Angel discussed the HEPC budget request for the coming fiscal year.  All college and university presidents are unified in their desire to avoid additional budget reductions for FY 2004-05.  Dr. Angel presented an update on recent legislative interim meetings held in Lewisburg.

IV.     Community College Report

Dr. Riley discussed the following with regard to MUCTC.  The mission of the CTC; enrollment trends; accreditation update, with a North Central review scheduled for October 20; an update on the status of the Advantage Valley CTC.

V.       Report of Committee Chairs

1.         Finance Committee

a)       Facilities/Land Use Master Plan

Mrs. King presented an overview of Marshall’s 2003 Facilities/Land Use Master Plan.  Dr. Grose commented on the Plan.

Mr. Ketchum moved that the Board approve the Master Plan as presented in the agenda.  Seconded by Mr. Wilkerson.  Motion carried.

b)      Higher Education Policy Commission Budget Request, FY 2005.

On behalf of the Finance Committee, Mrs. King moved that the Board strongly endorse the HEPC budget request for FY 2005, with the main goal being total restoration of the base budget reduction so that each institution’s base budget for FY 05 is not reduced from FY 04.  Seconded by Mr. Ketchum.  Motion carried.

c)      FY 2004-05 Capital Budget Request

Mrs. King moved that the Board approve the Capital Budget Request as contained in the agenda.  Seconded by Mr. Ketchum.  Motion carried.

d)      HEPC Bond Sale Recommendations

Mrs. King moved that the board approve the projects as contained in the agenda.  Seconded by Mr. Ketchum.  Motion carried.

e)      HEPC Capital Allocation of FY 2004 Debt Service

Mrs. King presented this agenda item as information.

f)       HEPC 1992 College and University Debt Refinancing Update

Mrs. King moved that the Board approve the resolution as contained in the agenda.  Seconded by Mr. Ketchum.  Motion carried.

2)      Academic Committee

a)       Approval of Emergency Rule, Adjunct Faculty

Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve the Emergency Rule as distributed at the meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Wilkerson.  Motion carried.

b)      Approval of MUCTC Rule on Adjunct Faculty

Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve this rule as distributed at the meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Ketchum.  Motion carried.

c)       Proposed Policy on Review of Part-Time Classified Positions

Mr. Farrell moved that the Board approve this policy as distributed at the meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Wilkerson.  Motion carried.

3)       Medical School Committee

Mr. Shell and Mr. Marsteller reported on behalf of this committee.  They discussed the role of the committee; the accreditation process; the MUSOM budget; and the critical role of MUSOM in medical education.

4)      Community College Committee

Mr. White reported on behalf of this Committee.  Mr. White requested that Dr. Riley provide the following to the Committee:

  • An organization structure of West Virginia’s CTC’s;

  • The MUCTC Budget, separate from the Main Marshall campus, including revenues and expenditures;

  • Ongoing progress reports regarding the status of The Advantage Valley CTC;

  • Information with regard to competing institutions within the Tri-State area.

The Committee expressed its desire for the MUCTC to maintain its lead role in The Advantage Valley CTC.

5)      Athletic Committee

Mr. Ketchum reported on the organizational meeting of this committee.

LUNCH

During lunch, Ms. Charlotte Weber presented an overview of The Robert C. Byrd Institute.  Mr. Bob Shell commented on the mission of the RCBI, including the Institute’s assistance to businesses in West Virginia.

VI.      Committee of the Whole

a)      University Compact

Dr. Angel presented an overview of the compact.  Mr. McGuffey commented on the University’s graduation rate.  Dr. Denman discussed the University’s academic profile.

b)      IDEA-update

Dr. Cal Kent provided an update on this agenda item.

VII.            Possible Executive Session

Mr. Wilkerson moved that the Board enter into Executive Session.  Seconded by Mr. Marsteller.  Motion carried.

At the conclusion of Executive Session, the Board resumed open session.

  • Mr. Ketchum moved that the University initiate condemnation proceedings on the former Exxon property on Fifth Avenue.  Seconded by Mr. Farrell.  Motion carried.

  • Mr. White moved that the Board approve appointments to the Autism Training Center Advisory Board, seconded by Mr. Marsteller, motion carried, as recommended by the University.

  • Mr. Ketchum moved that the board ratify the execution of the tolling agreement waiving certain provisions concerning the statute of  limitations in potential litigation.  Seconded by Mr. Adkins.  Motion carried.

  • Mr. White moved to authorize the Board’s Executive Committee to take action with regard to properties which may be offered for purchase by the University.  This matter will be reviewed at the Board’s November 2003 meeting.

VIII.         Adjournment

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted,
Joseph Williams, Secretary





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