October 31, 1970

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

Conference Room of Bird Administration Building      October 31, 1970

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University met in regular session at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 1970, 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 J. Hyde
Harold Mitchell
Clyde Norton
Charles 0. Van Gorder
Modeal Walsh
Boyce Whitmire
E. J. Whitmire

Others present:

Alex S. Pow
W. Newton Turner
Frank H. Brown, Jr.
Taft B. Botner
J. Gerald Eller
A. Douglas Read
Herbert F. Reinhard
Jane W. Sossomon

Dr. Hyde called the meeting to order. The roll call indicated the absence of one member of the Board, Mr. Ted Jordan, who was ill. On motion by Mr. Abbott, with a second by Dr. Van Gorder, it was the unanimous vote of the Board to excuse this absence.

Draft minutes of the meeting of the Board of Trustees on July 23, 1970, had been mailed to members of the Board. Dr. Hyde asked for corrections or additions to the minutes. There were no changes. On motion by Mr. Harman, with a second from Dr. Van Gorder, it was the unanimous vote of the Board that the minutes be approved as written, to become a part of the permanent minute book.

Dr. Hyde, Chairman of the ad hoc Building Naming Committee, asked for confirmation of the informal decision of the Board to name the recently completed high rise dormitory for Mrs. Mary White Scott, and the School of Business building for Frank Forsyth. It was the opinion of the committee that these were two outstanding names we were giving to these buildings. Following a motion by Mr. Abbott, with a second by Dr. Van Gorder, the Board unanimously approved the action of the ad hoc committee. The School of Business building will be dedicated in the spring of 1971.

Dr. Pow distributed copies of the printed report of the President to the Board of Trustees for the period beginning September, 1969, and ending June 30, 1970 (Exhibit No. 1, on file in the President's Office). He remarked:

"I am pleased to present to you copies of the Progress Report of the President to the Board of Trustees for the period beginning September 1, 1969, and ending June 30, 1970. Because in the future we will report on a fiscal year basis, the report this year covers, for the most part, only a ten? month period. I will not take the time this morning to discuss the details of the report. I shall be please, of course, to receive your responses and reaction or comments after you have had an opportunity to read it.

''I believe you will discover as you read the report the scope of the year reported has no means been small. It has been a good year, and indeed, in many respects, a great year. I believe that by all measures it has been our best year to this Point.

''In presenting this report to you, I wish to express my very deep appreciation for the support that you have given to me, to our faculty, our administration, our staff, and certainly, to our students. This report closes out one year, and we are already well under way on a new one, and I am sure all of us are looking forward to this being a period of even better achievement."

Next, Dr. Turner presented a list, with short biographical sketches, of additions to the faculty since July 22, 1970 (Exhibit No. 2, on file in the President's Office). In response to a question by Mr. E. J. Whitmire regarding verification of applicant's qualification, Dr. Pow and Dr. Turner described procedures. On motion by Mr. Harman, with a second by Mr. Abbott, the appointments were unanimously approved.

Mr. Brown gave a short report on construction, land acquisition, and physical planning.

At the Chairman's request, Mr. E. J. Whitmire reported on the meeting in St. Louis of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges which he attended as a representative of this Board.

Following this, Dr. Hyde reminded the Board members of the Trustees Conference in Chapel Hill scheduled for November 4 and 5, 1970. Three of the Board members planned to attend.

At 10:05 a. m. , the general session was adjourned and the Board went into executive session immediately. Open Meeting Act

There being no further business, on motion by Mr. Harman, with a second by Mr. Walsh, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a. m.


Respectfully submitted,

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Wallace N. Hyde, Chairman

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Alex S. Pow, Secretary

 

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