June 9, 1965

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

Conference Room of Bird Administration Building          June 9, 1965

The spring meeting of the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina College was held in the Conference Room of the Bird Administration Building at 11: 00 o'clock, June 9, 1965, with the following members present:
Jonathan Woody, Chairman
J. R. Buchanan, Vice-Chairman
Arnold Hyde
Tom Mallonee
Guy Sutton
Modeal Walsh
Boyce Whitmire
E. J. Whitmire

Members Absent:
Morgan Cooper
Sam Ervin, III
Mrs. Dan K. Moore
Dr. Charles 0. Van Gorder

Others Present:
Paul A. Reid
Frank H. Brown, Jr.
W. B. Harrill
Dr. D. C. Sossomon
T. L. Huskins
James E. Kirkpatrick
Mrs. Lillian Hirt
Mrs. Anna D. Parker

The Chairman called the meeting to order and read the following letter from Mrs. Dan K. Moore:

Executive Mansion
Raleigh, North Carolina
June 7, 1965

Dr. Paul A. Reid, President
Western Carolina College
Cullowhee, North Carolina

Dear Paul:

I am very sorry that previous commitments prevent my attendance at the Board Meeting on Wednesday, June 9. Please express my regrets to the Board when it convenes.

I hope that you and all the friends of the College will be pleased over the action that the General Assembly has taken in regard to our institution.

Tell Nettie that I shall miss being present for another of her delightful luncheons.

My very good wish to you both.

Sincerely,

/S/ Jeanelle C. Moore

President Reid presented the minutes of the last meeting of the Board which was held on November 24, 1964. A motion was made by Mr. B. Whitmire, seconded by Mr. Hyde, and passed, approving these minutes.

President Reid also presented the minutes of the Executive Committee meeting which was held on May 17, 1965, and the minutes of a joint meeting of the Executive Committee and Building Committee held on April 21, 1965. Upon motion of Mr. Buchanan, seconded by Mr. B. Whitmire, these minutes were approved and are to become a part of the permanent minute book.

Upon motion of Mr. Buchanan, seconded by Mr. Mallonee, the following action taken by mail ballot was unanimously approved:

"I approve the employment of Dr. Guy Burchfiel as Director of Public Relations and Director of the Summer School to replace Professor W. B. Harrill''.

Mr. Frank Brown, Jr. gave a report on the Capital Improvements and the Operating Funds (''B" Budget) from the 1965 General Assembly. Considerable discussion followed and Mr. E. J. Whitmire moved that Mr. Brown should be highly commended for his efforts during the session of the 1965 General Assembly. This motion was seconded by Mr. Hyde and unanimously passed.

Upon motion of Mr. Hyde, seconded by Mr. Sutton, the Board passed the following resolution of appreciation to the Western North Carolina Legislators:

RESOLUTION OF THE WESTERN CAROLINA COLLEGE TRUSTEES EXPRESSING THEIR APPRECIATION TO THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATORS FOR THEIR
INDISPENSABLE SERVICES RENDERED THE COLLEGE DURING THE 1965 SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

WHEREAS, the Western North Carolina Legislators in the 1965 General Assembly have worked courageously and tirelessly for the improvement and betterment of Western Carolina College; and

WHEREAS, by their combined efforts, they were able to obtain an increase of several million dollars in the "B" and ''C'' Budgets for Western Carolina College, beyond the recommendations of the Advisory Budget Commission; and

WHEREAS, they have rendered invaluable assistance to the College, and have served the Western North Carolina area with distinction.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE WESTERN CAROLINA COLLEGE TRUSTEES:

That we do hereby express to the Western North Carolina Legislators in the 1965 General Assembly our sincere and grateful appreciation for their efforts and invaluable services on behalf of Western Carolina College.

That the Trustees, the School Administrators, Students, and the people of Western North Carolina are greatly indebted to the Western North Carolina Legislators for their accomplishments in obtaining substantial appropriations for additional dormitories, classrooms, and other facilities and academic improvements for Western Carolina College.

That they have served the College and Western North Carolina with great distinction.

That a copy of this resolution be sent to each member of the Western North Carolina Delegation in the 1965 General Assembly.

By direction of the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina College, this the 9th day of June, 1965.

Jonathan Woody, Chairman, Board of Trustees
Paul A. Reid, President, Western Carolina College

President Reid next gave a report on the current building program, sixth year program, and the enrollment prospects for summer school and fall quarter, 1965.

Upon motion of Mr. Hyde, seconded by Mr. Sutton, the Board unanimously passed the following resolution:

WHEREAS, in 1964 the College submitted to the Director of the Budget for transmittal to the 1965 General Assembly a request for appropriation for various capital improvements needed by the college and

WHEREAS, the Director of the Budget and the Advisory Budget Commission recommended to the General Assembly that certain projects be financed wholly or in part through the issuance of revenue bonds by the college, and the General Assembly has indicated that funds for these projects should be provided from the sources recommended by the Director of the Budget and the Advisory Budget Commission.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Higher Education and the Advisory Budget Commission are hereby requested to approve a proposal by the college to obtain a loan, or loans, in the amount of $2,910,000 in order to finance the following projects in the amounts indicated by the General Assembly as being approved for self-liquidating loans:

1.  Two 400-student Dormitories - Self -Liquidating, $2,280,000
2.  Student Center - Self -Liquidating, $200,000
3. Health & Phy. Ed. Facilities - 50% Self -Liquidating, $430,000

TOTAL  $ 2,910,000

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, subject to approval of the Board of Higher Education and the Advisory Budget Commission, the Business Manager of the college is hereby empowered and directed to make application for a loan, or loans, in the amount of $2,910,000 under terms and conditions authorized by the General Assembly, for the purposes indicated, and to increase room rental rates and student activity fees, with the approval of the President, in such amounts as may be necessary to finance these loans.

A motion was made by Mr. Mallonee, seconded by Mr. E. J. Whitmire, which was unanimously passed approving the following resolution:

"That the Board go on record as approving the general projects of permanent improvements and that the Board of Trustees hereby authorizes the Chairman of the Board and/or the President, as required, to execute on behalf of Western Carolina College all applications, bonds, reports, agreements and other instruments, letters, writing, and papers, and to bind Western Carolina College as to all agreements made in connection herewith, and to do all acts for the principal in dealings with the Housing and Home Finance Agency and/or other financing agencies; the Advisory Budget Commission; the Attorney General of North Carolina; the Budget Bureau; the Local Government Commission; and any other agency required in connection with the application for loans of $2,280,000 for construction of two 400-student dormitories; $430,000 for 50% self-liquidation of addition to Health and Physical Education Facilities; and $200,000 additional loan for the construction of a Student Center and that the Executive Committee be authorized to pass on the time and the interest rate, which would normally come before this board when in session."

Next order of business was the need for the employment of architects and engineers for the immediate building projects. Mr. E. J. Whitmire moved that the Building Committee of the Board of Trustees be empowered to make these selections and that it was to be inserted in the contract that for any future buildings at Western Carolina College the Board of Trustees requests the architects and engineers to furnish a full-time competent inspector for such buildings. This motion was seconded by Mr. Hyde and unanimously passed.

President Reid brought the Board up to date on the status of the purchase of the Coxe Farm, stating that there is only a limited amount of money for land purchase for the entire state. A motion was made by Mr. Hyde, seconded by Mr. B. Whitmire, and passed, requesting the administration to proceed with state authorities to purchase any portion of the land for which funds are available and to empower the Executive Committee and the Building Committee to further negotiate for said purchase.

President Reid next presented to the Board the need for developing a faculty housing project. Upon motion of Mr. E. J. Whitmire, seconded by Mr. Mallonee, and passed, that the Executive and Building Committees be empowered to act for the full Board on any recommendation from the Administration.

A motion was made by Mr. Walsh, seconded by Mr. B. Whitmire, and passed, authorizing the administration and Athletic Committee to proceed with the expansion of the football stadium.

Upon a motion by Mr. Buchanan, seconded by Mr. Mallonee, and passed, authorizing the administration to purchase approximately 1300 additional seats for the gymnasium with funds from the Book Exchange.

President Reid next explained to the Board that the local hospital and other interested people had approached him requesting that the college offer a nursing education program. A motion was made by Mr. Mallonee, seconded by Mr. B. Whitmire, and unanimously passed, authorizing the college administration to explore the possibility of establishing a nursing education program.

Professor Julian Hirt appeared before the Board and presented a request from Mr. Archie B. Noell, Director, Area "F'', Civil Defense Agency, to permit the use of certain facilities on the campus as public fall-out shelters. Mr. Hirt further explained there would be no cost to the college in connection with these shelters. Upon motion by Mr. Walsh, seconded by Mr. E. J. Whitmire, the Board unanimously approved this request.

President Reid next presented the Faculty Salary Schedule for the 1965-66 academic year. Considerable discussion followed and upon the motion of Mr. B. Whitmire, seconded by Mr. Sutton, the Board unanimously approved the faculty salary schedule and requested that in order that there will be no discrimination against baseball in the future the Department of Health and Physical Education shall absorb this baseball coaching position.

Upon motion by Mr. Mallonee, seconded by Mr. Sutton, the Board unanimously approved the following promotions in rank as recommended by the President:

Dr. Louis W. Clark from Assoc. Prof. to Professor (Science)
Mrs. Wilma Cosper from Assist. Prof. to Assoc. Prof. (Home Ecs.)
Dr. David A. Mathewes from Assist. Prof. to Assoc. Prof. (Science)
Dr. Otto H. Spilker from Assist. Prof. to Assoc. Prof. (Health & P. E.)
Gentry 0. Crisp from Instructor to Assist. Prof. (English)
Jerry L. Friesner from Instructor to Assist. Prof. (Fine & Ind. Arts)
Duane F. Oliver from Instructor to Assist. Prof. (Fine & Ind. Arts)
Robert Ray from Instructor to Assist. Prof. (Health & P. E.)
Dr. Guy Burchfiel from Assist. Prof. to Assoc. Prof. (Education)

A motion was made by Mr. Sutton, seconded by Mr. Mallonee, unanimously approving the following requests for leaves of absence:

C. D. Goforth (Continued from 1964-65), Instr. in Biology
Dr. Theadore L. Huguelet, Professor of English
Lynda M. Kennedy, Instructor in Modern Languages
Michael D. Kennedy, Instructor in Business
Dan B. Wells (Continued from 1964-65) Assist. Prof. of Mathematics

Upon the recommendation of President Reid a motion was made by Mr. Mallonee, seconded by Mr. E. J. Whitmire, and unanimously passed, that Dr. W. N. Turner be appointed as permanent Dean of the College.

President Reid next explained the need of a replacement for the Director of the Graduate Division. A motion was made by Mr. B. Whitmire, seconded by Mr. Hyde, and passed, authorizing the President to fill this position.

President Reid also explained that a new position Director of Extension was approved and set up in the Budget beginning with the 1965-66 academic year. A, motion was made by Mr. Mallonee, seconded by Mr. E. J. Whitmire, and passed, authorizing the administration to fill this new position.

Upon the motion of Mr. Mallonee, seconded by Mr. Hyde, the Board unanimously authorized the administration to make faculty salary adjustments in the 1965-66 budget.
Upon motion by Mr. E. J. Whitmire, seconded by Mr. Walsh, the Board unanimously approved the 1965-66 college catalog.

President Reid next brought before the Board the need for an additional study of the college such as ''Which Way From Here'' and requested the Board to appoint a faculty committee for this study. Upon motion by Mr. E. J. Whitmire, seconded by Mr. Mallonee, the Board authorized the President to appoint a faculty committee for this study and that the recommendations from this study shall be brought back to the Board of Trustees for final approval.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
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Jonathan Woody, Chairman

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Paul A. Reid, Secretary

 

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