November 6, 1971

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

Conference Room of Bird Administration Building      November 6, 1971

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University met in regular session at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 6, 1971, in the Conference Room of Bird Administration Building. The following members were present:

Wallace N. Hyde, Chairman
Thomas L. Mallonee, Vice-Chairman
Jack E. Abbott
F. Carl Harman
Arnold Hyde
Ted Jordan
Gregory K. Lockamy
Clyde M. Norton
Charles 0. Van Gorder
Modeal Walsh
Boyce A. Whitmire
E. J. Whitmire

Others present were:

Frank H. Brown, Jr.
Doyle M. Dillard
S. Aaron Hyatt
Virginia P. Molinatto
A. Douglas Reed
Herbert F. Reinhard
William E. Scott
W. Newton Turner

Dr. Hyde called the meeting to order. The roll call indicated the absence of one member of the Board: Mr. W. Harold Mitchell, who was on a short trip out of the State. The motion to excuse this absence was made by Mr. Harman, seconded by Mr. Hyde, and unanimously passed.

A draft of minutes of the meeting of the Board of Trustees of August 20, 1971, had been mailed to members of the Board. Dr. Hyde asked for corrections or changes to the minutes. Mr. Hyde moved that the minutes be approved. Mr. Abbott seconded the motion, and the Board's vote was unanimous.

Dr. Hyde made a report to the Board with respect to Dr. Pow's situation, stating that he is making a rapid recovery.

Mr. E. J. Whitmire presented the transactions of the Building Committee meeting held November 6, 1971, in the Conference Room of Bird Administration Building; these principally were a room rate increase to an average cost of $135 per quarter, to become effective Fall Quarter, 1972, and the construction of a 600-unit residence hall to be built for completion July 1, 1974, with occupancy scheduled for Fall Quarter, 1974. After a lengthy discussion, motion was made by Mr. Walsh to accept the report of the Building Committee, seconded by Mr. Boyce Whitmire, and carried by the Board. Mr. Lockamy abstained. (See Exhibit #1 on file in the President's Office for minutes of the November 6 meeting of this Committee.)

Dr. Hyde requested Mr. Walsh to present the transactions of the Personnel Committee meeting held November 6, 1971, in the President's Office. Motion was made by Mr. Harman, seconded by Dr. Van Gorder, that the transactions of the Personnel Committee be approved. The Board's vote was unanimous. (See Exhibit #2 on file in the President's Office for minutes of the November 6 meeting of this committee.)

Dr. Hyde reported to the Board that the announcement of the 1971-72 Standing Committee memberships would be mailed to each member.

Mr. Dillard was then requested to report to the Board on the 1971 fall enrollment and impact on the budget. (See Exhibit #8 on file in the President's Office. )

Dr. Hyde then requested Dean Brooks to explain the enrollment projection 1972-77. After a discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Mallonee to approve this report. The motion was seconded by Mr. Jordan, and the Board's vote was unanimous. (See Exhibit #9 on file in the President's Office. )

Dr. Hyatt reported to the Board concerning Student Costs. (See Exhibit #10 on file in the Presidents Office. )

Mr. Dillard was then requested to elaborate on his October 28, 1971 memorandum to Dr. Alex S. Pow with respect to other changes in residence hall charges for fiscal year 1972-73; these principally were an increase in the summer school room rate from $35 for a five-weeks session to $50 for a five-weeks session; increase in room rate for short courses of less than seven days from $1.50 to $3.00 per day and the present room rate for more than seven days be increased from $1.50 to $2.50 per day--to become effective Summer Session, 1972; and discontinuance of the $25 damage deposit, to become effective Fall Quarter, 1972. After a lengthy discussion, motion was made by Mr. Hyde to approve the above recommendations. The motion was seconded by Mr. Harman, and carried by the Board. Mr. Walsh voted against the recommendations. (See Exhibit #11 on file in the President's Office. )

The next item on the agenda was a report on utilization of instructional and library facilities at State institutions in North Carolina. Dr. Hyde requested Dr. Hyatt to elaborate to the Board regarding this report. (See Exhibit #15 on file in the President's Office. )

Dr. Reinhard was requested to report on Parents Day which was held October 23, 1971. He stated that approximately 900 parents had participated in this program, with a total of 1200-1300 persons attending, and that the consensus of the Parents Day Committee is that the program was a tremendous success.

Dr. Hyde stated to the Board that Mr. Frank H. Brown, Jr. is acting for the President while Dr. Pow is absent from the University.

Mr. Brown reported to the Board that all meetings were being held as scheduled with the exception of the Fall Conference on Improving Teaching and Learning, which has been postponed.

Dr. Hyde requested Mr. Brown and Senator Norton to discuss Item 17 on the agenda with respect to the higher education restructuring bill recently passed by the General Assembly. (See Exhibit #17 on file in the President's Office. )

Dr. Hyde stated to the Board that a meeting would be held within two to three weeks for the purpose of handling the items which had been deleted from the agenda due to Dr. Pow's absence, and for the purpose of electing two members of the Board to the new Board of Governors.

A motion was made by Mr. Arnold Hyde that the Board send expressions of best wishes for a speedy recovery to Dr. Pow, with a fruit basket. The motion was seconded by Mr. Abbott, and unanimously carried by the Board. Dr. Hyde requested Mr. Reed to handle this matter for the Board.

Dr. Hyde commented on the football program, expressing his appreciation for the fine job being done by Coach Waters and his staff. Upon motion by Mr. Walsh, seconded by Mr. Abbott, the Board unanimously approved the adoption of the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University has noted with great pleasure the development and progress of the Athletics Program of the University, and especially the splendid progress of the football program; and,

WHEREAS, Coach Robert Waters and the coaching staff and the players have contributed immensely to the enjoyment of the University and the entire region through their performance on the playing field; and,

WHEREAS, the development of this University and its students has been greatly enhanced by the high level of the sports program, in that the type of program developed has emphasized not only the ability to perform well but also the character-building aspects of competitive athletics; and,

WHEREAS, the public has become more aware of Western Carolina University through its Athletics Program, thereby contributing to the further progress and growth of this institution and its programs; and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees desires to take official notice of these contributions,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT:

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University go on record as saluting Coach Robert Waters, the coaching staff, and the members of the Football Team for excellence in performance, unflagging enthusiasm in effort, and winning spirit in all their undertakings.

A copy of this resolution be delivered to Coach Waters and the staff.

A copy of this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Board of Trustees.

UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED BY THE BOARD, this, the sixth day of November, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy One.


/s/ Wallace N. Hyde, Chairman
/s/ Alex S. Pow, Secretary

There being no further business, the Board adjourned at 11:40 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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Wallace N. Hyde, Chairman

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Alex S. Pow, Secretary

 

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