Pinopolis, South Carolina
Monday, August 15, 2005 – 10:46 am – 10:59 am
Mr. Kenneth W. Jackson Mrs. Teresa C. Anderson
Chairman Mr. James A. Brown, Jr.
Mr. T. Hal Campbell
Mr. William W. Coleman, Jr. Mr. William M. Ellen
Mr. L. Franklin Elmore
Mrs. Melissa Johnson Emery
Mr. Edward S. Ervin, III
Mrs. Patricia C. Hartung
Mr. George C. McIntyre
Mrs. Carolyn Beasley Shortt
Mr. W. C. Stanton
Dr. Ken Autrey, Chair of the Faculty
Mr. Garry L. Ballard, Executive Director of Communications Services
Mrs. Janet R. Braddock, Executive Assistant to the President
Dr. Fred Carter, President
Dr. Richard Chapman, Provost
Mrs. Elizabeth I. Cooper, Director of Community Relations
Mrs. Kim Davis, Human Resources Assistant – Employment
Mr. Jay Dowd, Vice President for Development/Executive Director of FMU Foundation
Dr. Rebecca Flannagan, Secretary of the Faculty for 2005-2006
Dr. Joseph E. Heyward, Vice President for Student Affairs
, Professor of Psychology/Director of Institutional Research
Mr. Jay Kispert, Vice President for Business Affairs
Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration
, Chairman of the Board, called the meeting to order at 10:46 am. Mr. Jackson noted for the record that media notification had been made in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, and a quorum was present. Mr. Jackson then asked Mrs. Jan Braddock to call the roll. Mr. Jackson then noted that Dr. Dozier, Mr. Kiriakides, Senator Leatherman, Mr. Lee, Mrs. Richardson, and Mr. Williams have excused absences.
Mr. Jackson then brought the minutes of the June 3, 2005 Board Meeting to the Board for approval. Mr. Elmore made a motion that the minutes be approved. Mr. McIntyre seconded the motion. The minutes received unanimous approval by the Board.
Mr. Jackson brought Resolution 07-05, Naming of The Dr. Frank B. Lee Department of Nursing Building, to the Board for approval. Dr. Lee is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Bruce and Lee Foundation. The Bruce and Lee Foundation donated $5.5 million towards the construction of the new nursing building. Mr. Coleman made a motion that the resolution be approved. Mr. McIntyre seconded the motion. The resolution received unanimous approval by the Board.
Mr. Jackson brought Resolution 08-05, Establishing Meeting Dates for 2005-2006, to the Board for approval. Mr. Elmore made a motion that the meeting dates be approved. Mrs. Emery seconded the motion. The resolution received unanimous approval by the Board.
Mr. Jackson brought Resolution 09-05, Establishing Standing Committees of the Board of Trustees. Mr. McIntyre made a motion that the resolution be approved. Mrs. Shortt seconded the motion. The resolution received unanimous approval by the Board.
Dr. Carter began his report by reiterating a statement made by Mr. Murray Hartzler, Athletic Director. Dr. Carter noted that Mr. Hartzler stated in previous remarks that if the University wants to make it into the Southern Conference, we will need to begin to plan now for changes over a 15 to 20 year period to achieve this. He noted that these changes would include not only changes in athletics but also academic standards. Dr. Carter noted that the Board will be looking more at long term goals such as new buildings and new degree programs. He stated that these changes should be sustaining for the next forty to fifty years. Dr. Carter noted that there will still be some short term issues that the Board will need to consider, but the focus will be more on long term issues. Dr. Carter also stated that the University is at a point where it needs to consider adding two new Senior Staff positions. The two positions being considered are a University Attorney and a Chief Information Officer. Dr. Carter stated he would like to hear any comments the Board may have on adding these two positions. Dr. Carter stated that, if the Board concurs with adding these positions, the University would plan to add these positions this year.
No other business.
Mr. Jackson thanked the Board members and staff for coming to Wampee for the meeting. He also thanked everyone for their hard work. Mr. Jackson adjourned the meeting at 10:59 am.
Carolyn Beasley Shortt