March 9, 1977

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

CONFERENCE ROOM, BIRD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING     MARCH 9, 1977

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University met in regular session on March 9, 1977, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of Bird Administration Building.

ROLL CALL

The following members of the Board were present: Mr. Abbott, Mr. Coward, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Glenn, Mr. Gloyne, Mr. Hennessee, Mr. Ledford, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Teague, and Mr. Wynne. Others present were Chancellor Robinson; Vice Chancellors Dooley, Stillion, and Stoltz; Deans Siegel, Ganis, Kerby, and Thomas; Dr. Pickering, Faculty Representative to the Board; Mr. Ramsey, Assistant to the Chancellor for WCU Programs in Asheville; Mr. Slater, Assistant Director of Public Information; Mr. Wood, Director of Institutional Studies and Planning; and Mrs. Shuler, Administrative Assistant to the Chancellor.

Chairman Glenn presided over the meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF DECEMBER 9, 1976, MEETING

Chairman Glenn reported that copies of the minutes of the meeting held on December 9, 1976, 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.

INTRODUCTIONS

Dr. Joe Kent Kerby, Dean-elect of the School of Business, was introduced to the Trustees. Deans Canis, Siegel, and Thomas also were presented.

INFORMATION REPORTS

1. New Programs and Tracks

Chancellor Robinson and Vice Chancellor Stoltz informed the Trustees of the new program and track proposals which had been submitted to General Administration (list provided with minutes material). There was a general discussion of these offerings.

2. Building Plans

Mr. Wood reported on the status of construction projects on the campus. He informed the Trustees that the Natural Science Building is complete and the departments hope to move in within the next two weeks, that bids for the Administration-Mountain Heritage Building will be received on March 14, and that bids on the Moore Hall renovation should be ready to advertise within the next two weeks. The Music-English classroom building construction is proceeding on schedule.

3. School of Education and Psychology

Dean Siegel gave a short review of the Teacher Education Review meeting in Chapel Hill and then explained the proposed reorganization of the School of Education and Psychology. The clinics now administratively located in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences will be transferred to the School of Education and Psychology and will become a part of the proposed new Department of Human Services. Two new positions will be created: a Director of Research and Development for the School, and a Coordinator of Special Services to work with outreach into the region and the state.

4. School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Dean Ganis distributed a data sheet on programs in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and reviewed for the Trustees the School's involvement in the communities of the western part of the state. He also commented on cooperative efforts with MAHEC and with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a summer program.

5. School of Technology and Applied Science

Dean Thomas presented for the Trustees' information and enjoyment a slide show entitled "What is Engineering?".

6. Update on Student Government Activities

Mr. Teague informed the Trustees of accomplishments made by the Student Government Association since his comprehensive report at the March Board meeting. These achievements include the establishment of a committee to handle all major programming on the campus in order to avoid conflicts; work toward creation of an off-campus housing cooperative; the extension of services in the Office of Refrigerator Leasing; and work with the North Carolina Association of Student Governments. The students are looking toward elections in the spring quarter.

Mr. Glenn expressed the pleasure of the Board members in working with Mr. Teague as the President of the Student Government Association.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Mr. Glenn will attend the meeting of the Association of Governing Boards in Williamsburg, Virginia, for the "National Conference on Trusteeship."

2. The next Board meeting will be June 2, and Spring Commencement Exercises are scheduled for June 5.

3. Dr. Robinson will attend a meeting in Washington related to agricultural legislation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION Open Meeting Act

Following a short recess, Mr. Glenn reconvened the Board into executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

With no further business to be transacted, the meeting was declared adjourned. Luncheon was served in Brown Cafeteria at 12:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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James H. Glenn, Chairman

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Helen B. Owen, Secretary

 

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