REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
CONFERENCE ROOM, BIRD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING JUNE 2, 1977
The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University met in regular session on June 2, 1977, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of Bird Administration Building.
The following members of the Board were present: Mr. Abbott, Mr. Coward, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Glenn, Mr. Hennessee, Mr. Holt, Mr. Mallonee, Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Owen, and Mr. Wynne. Others present were Chancellor Robinson; Vice Chancellors Carter, Dooley, Stillion, and Stoltz; Mrs. Jakes, Assistant to the Chancellor; Mr. Brown, Special Assistant to the Chancellor; Dr. Pickering, Faculty Representative to the Board; Mr. Teague, out-going President of the Student Government Association; Mr. Reed, Director of Public Information; Mr. Scott, University Attorney; Mr. Smith, Director of Traffic and Security; Mr. Wood, Director of Institutional Studies; Mrs. Shuler, Administrative Assistant to the Chancellor.
Chairman Glenn presided over the meeting.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MARCH 9, 1977, MEETING
Chairman Glenn reported that copies of the minutes of the meeting held on March 9, 1977, had been mailed to each Trustee. No suggestion or correction was made, and upon proper motion duly seconded and unanimously carried, the minutes were approved.
Mr. Patrick Murphy, newly-elected President of the Student Government Association, was introduced by Mr. Teague, the outgoing President. Dr. Pickering will remain the Faculty Representative for another year.
APPROVAL OF NEW PARKING REGULATIONS
Chancellor Robinson reviewed the work of the ad hoc Committee on Parking chaired by Dr. Pelham Thomas and then introduced Dr. Carter, who presented the new regulations. Dr. Carter told the Trustees that public hearings had been held in order to give anyone interested an opportunity to express his or her opinions about the new regulations. The principal changes were detailed by Dr. Carter, and several modifications to be incorporated into the document were made. Mr. Smith spoke about the regulations from the enforcement viewpoint, Mr. Teague from the student viewpoint, and Dr. Pickering from the faculty viewpoint.
Following a general discussion and upon proper motion duly seconded and unanimously approved, the new parking regulations were approved as modified. (A copy of the modified document is on file with minutes material.)
APPROVAL OF CHANGES IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTION
Vice Chancellor Stillion asked the Trustees to approve changes in the Student Government Constitution bringing it into conformance with the semester system. Upon proper motion duly seconded and unanimously approved, approval was given.
DISCUSSION OF THE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION OF WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
Chancellor Robinson informed the Trustees of efforts underway to re-organize the Division of Development and Special Services and told them that a $20,000 grant has been received for training development officers. Vice Chancellor Dooley described the specific programs now in operation and those being planned. The Division is fully staffed for the first time in the history of the institution, permitting an expansion of the activities being conducted.
1. National Conference on Trusteeship
Mr. Glenn reported on the National Conference on Trusteeship which he attended at Williamsburg on March 13-14. Workshops on various topics were held, and the keynote speaker was Dr. Russell Mawby, President of Kellogg Foundation.
2. Legislative Affairs
Mr. Brown discussed with the Trustees developments in the Legislature concerning possible increases in tuition, salary increases for state employees, capital improvements funds, and formation of a Capital Planning Board. None of these bills have yet been passed, and it is likely that changes will be made in their provisions.
3. Search Committees
Vice Chancellor Stoltz reviewed the status of search committees underway. Four department head positions are ready for appointment and offers have been made to candidates for Director of CIML and the Criminal Justice program. Searches continue for a University Librarian and three other department heads.
4. New Programs
Vice Chancellor Stoltz also informed the Trustees of new programs which have been approved by the Board of Governors: B.S. in Health Sciences; BS in Health Care Management; M.A.Ed. in Gifted and Talented; BS in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement; BS in Industrial Supervision; and a baccalaureate program for graduates of community colleges.
5. New Appointments in Business Affairs
Vice Chancellor Carter told the Trustees of the appointment of Mr. Cecil Ward as Manager of Cafeterias and Mr. Philip Richman as Controller. A search is underway for a manager to operate the other food services on the campus. Dr. Carter also informed the Trustees of developments pending on the telephone system, which may culminate in the provision of a telephone in each room in the residence halls. Additional information will be brought to the Board at a later meeting.
6. Status of Construction Projects
Mr. Wood told the Trustees that the Natural Science Laboratory Building is ready for occupancy within two weeks, construction on the Administration-Mountain Heritage Center will start on March 13, renovation work in Moore Hall will be done only on the first two floors because of high bids, and the Music-English building is scheduled to be completed early in 1978.
TOUR OF NEW SCIENCE BUILDING
After inviting the Trustees to participate in all activities during the Summer Commencement and informing them that the next Board meeting is scheduled for August 18, Chancellor Robinson and members of his staff accompanied the Trustees on a tour of the New Natural Science Laboratory Building. Dean John McCrone gave a presentation on activities taking place within the School of Arts and Sciences. At the conclusion of the tour luncheon was served in Brown Cafeteria.
EXECUTIVE SESSION Open Meeting Act
With no further business to be conducted, the meeting was declared adjourned at 2:00 p.m.
James H. Glenn, Chairman
Helen B. Owen, Secretary