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Minutes of the Meeting of July 10, 2003

The Shepherd College Board of Governors met on July 10, 2003, in the Conference Room of the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in a regular meeting. Members present were: Jill McKay, Robert McMillan, Chair Andrew Michael, Barbara Pichot, John Sherwood, and Dr. Dan Starliper. Lacy Rice and Brent Robinson participated by telephone. Also present were Dr. David Dunlop, members of the Executive Staff, and others.

The Chair convened the meeting of the Board of Governors at 3:10 p.m., following the Board's committee meetings.

ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE FOR NEW BOARD MEMBER

The Oath of Office was administered to Jill McKay, the new student representative to the Board.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF JUNE 12, 2003

M (Sherwood) S (Starliper), PASSED, that the minutes of the June 12, 2003 meeting of the Board of Governors be adopted as presented in the agenda book.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

President Dunlop distributed a copy of the consultant's final report containing recommendations for the construction of new residence halls. The President advised the Board that when Shepherd College receives its formal approval from North Central Association related to the Master's level program designation, all requirements necessary for university status would be achieved and steps could then be taken to request of the Legislature a name change substituting "University" for "College."

President Dunlop shared that he would host a meeting with leadership of Berkeley and Jefferson County NAACP chapters in August to promote a spirit of cooperation between the NAACP and Shepherd College

PROVOST'S REPORT

Dr. Peter Checkovich indicated that the Community and Technical College of Shepherd received a grant from the Governor's Guarantee to Work for Ralph Lauren in the amount of $14,000. He reported that two grants had been submitted for HB 3009 in the amounts of $129,500 and $54,500, and one to Verizon for $65,000.

TRAVEL REGULATIONS - AMENDMENT OF POLICY 14

M (McMillan) S (Pichot), PASSED, that the following resolution is adopted by the Board:

RESOLVED, That the Shepherd College Board of Governors adopts the revised Policy 14, Travel, as presented in the agenda book.

PRIORITIES FOR INCREASING BOARD FLEXIBILITY

M (McMillan) S (Starliper), PASSED, that the following resolution is adopted by the Board:

RESOLVED, That the Shepherd College Board of Governors authorizes the Chair to write a letter on its behalf identifying priorities for legislative changes to enhance Board flexibility.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT REPORT

A report was presented on the staff development fund distribution for Fiscal Year 2003.

DATA REPORTING

Board members were asked to review a list of suggested reports originally presented at the June 2003 Board meeting for discussion at the August 2003 meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Andrew D. Michael
Chair

Manny Arvon
Secretary