REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
Catamount Room, A. K. Hinds University Center February 24, 1973
The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University met in regular session at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 24, 1973, in the Catamount Room of A. K. Hinds University Center. The following members were present:
Jack E. Abbott, Chairman
Thomas L. Mallonee, Vice-Chairman
Arnold Hyde, Secretary
C. Jack Arrington
Robert L. Edwards
David E. Henson
Reg E. Moody
Clyde M. Norton
Jack K. Carlton, Chancellor
Cecil C. Brooks
Frank H. Brown, Jr.
W. Doug Davis
Doyle M. Dillard
S. Aaron Hyatt
Virginia P. Molinatto
J. Dan Pittillo
William E. Scott
J. Stuart Wilson
Mr. Abbott called the meeting to order. The roll call was taken indicating the absence of three members of the Board: F. Carl Harman, due to illness; Ted Jordan, due to a business trip; and Charles 0. Van Gorder, due to illness. Motion was made by Senator Norton, seconded by Mr. Arrington, and unanimously carried by the Board to excuse these absences.
A draft of the minutes of the meeting of the Board of Trustees of December 8, 1972, had been mailed to the members of the Board. The Chairman asked for corrections or changes to the minutes. A clarification was requested and made concerning the Post Office Lease. Mr. Hyde moved that the minutes be approved and be made a part of the permanent minute book. The motion was seconded by Dr. Henson and unanimously carried.
Mr. Abbott stated that approval was necessary regarding action taken by the Executive Committee with respect to the sale of 1,000 shares of General Telephone and Electronics Corporation stock and 2,000 shares of Kaneb stock which was made for the stadium project. Mr. Dillard explained to the Board the necessity for immediate action regarding the sales of stock when the market price was up. He brought to the attention of the Board that the Kaneb stock was repurchased at a lesser figure, making a profit of $3,100, and that a request was being made for the resale of the Kaneb stock. It was moved by Mr. Mallonee, seconded by Mr. Arrington, and unanimously carried that the Executive Committee action be approved. A motion was made by Mr. Hyde, seconded by Mr. Mallonee, and unanimously carried that approval be given for the resale of the 2,000 shares of Kaneb stock at such time when the market would indicate a profit on the sale.
Mr. Edwards moved that approval be given of the minutes of a called meeting of the Property and Building Committee on January 30, 1973. The motion was seconded by Senator Norton and unanimously carried. (See Exhibit #1 on file in the Office of the Chancellor.)
Mr. Edwards, Chairman of the Student Affairs Committee, reported that discussions were had in the Committee meeting held prior to the Board meeting. These principally were: monthly meetings of the Committee; coed housing; and student affairs in general, with no Board action being required.
Mr. Moody, Chairman Pro-tem of the Business Affairs Committee, reported that discussions were had in the Committee meeting held prior to the Board meeting. These principally were: The State Board of Health had inspected the Food Services and it received an "A" rating--this being the first inspection in 20 years; the Committee recommended that a letter of commendation be sent to the employees of the Food Services Department; recommendation by the Committee to appoint Wachovia Bank & Trust Co., N.A., as paying agent for funds for the stadium project. It was moved by Mr. Moody, seconded by Dr. Henson, that the recommendations of the Business Affairs Committee be approved. Unanimously carried. (See Exhibit #2 on file in the Office of the Chancellor.)
Mr. Abbott welcomed Dr. J. Stuart Wilson, Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who then made brief remarks regarding his proposals for the Office of Academic Affairs.
Mr. Moody, Chairman Pro-tem of the Academic Affairs Committee, made a brief report on discussion had in the Committee meeting held prior to the Board meeting, with no recommendations being made. No action was required by the Board.
Mr. Walsh, Chairman of the Property and Buildings Committee, gave a report on the Committee meeting held prior to the Board meeting. He stated a discussion was had with respect to the sewer system and that it was hoped an agreement could be worked out with Jackson County so that the University could tie-in to the County system. A progress report was made concerning the stadium project--the contracts have been signed and forwarded to Raleigh; the stadium completion date is September 10; and that the first two football games would probably be played in Memorial Stadium. There is to be a meeting with representatives of the Post Office Department on Monday, February 26, 1973, regarding the possibility of mail boxes being installed in the residence halls, and mail delivery to the halls. The architectural firm of Moore and Robinson of Asheville are in the process of preparing a master plan for the campus, which plan is to be completed January, 1974. It was stated funds are available for the general landscaping phase of the plan as soon as this has been received from Moore and Robinson. No action by the Board was required on these matters.
Mr. Walsh further stated that the old water line belonging to the University is no longer in use or needed by the University; the County of Jackson is interested in purchasing the line; and the Committee recommended the old water line be declared surplus. A discussion followed with a motion being made by Mr. Walsh to authorize the disposal of the old water line to the County of Jackson by sale, if no bids are required, or a long-term lease, if this is agreeable with the County; and that Mr. W. E. Scott, Legal Counsel for the University, secure the necessary approval from the proper officials in Raleigh and/or Chapel Hill. The motion was seconded by Senator Norton, and unanimously carried. (See Exhibit #3 on file in the Office of the Chancellor.)
Mr. Brooks gave an extensive report on the enrollment outlook. (See Exhibit #4 on file in the Office of the Chancellor.)
Mr. Dillard gave a report on the budget, stating no significant set-back would be felt from the State Legislature regarding the budget.
Mr. Abbott stated to the Board that it has been learned there are to be Federal appropriation cut-backs regarding the Department of Nursing and School of Health Sciences and Services. He further stated it might be advisable at this point to have monthly meetings of the Board, but notice would be forwarded to the members when the next meeting would be held.
Mr. Abbott then stated the Board would go into Executive Session Open Meeting Act after a brief recess.
There being no further business, it was moved by Dr. Henson, seconded by Mr. Mallonee, and unanimously carried that the Board adjourn at 12:30 p.m.
Jack E. Abbott, Chairman
Arnold Hyde, Secretary