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Minutes

August 15, 2005
Minutes

BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

Wampee Conference Center

 

Pinopolis, South Carolina

 

Monday, August 15, 2005 – 10:46 am – 10:59 am

 

 

 

 

 

Presiding:                                                        Present:

 

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

 

                                                                            Member Emeritus

 

                                                                        Mrs. Patricia C. Hartung

 

                                                                        Mr. George C. McIntyre

 

                                                                        Mrs. Carolyn Beasley Shortt

 

                                                            Mr. W. C. Stanton

 

 

 

 

 

Others Present:

 

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

 

Dr. Mike Jordan , Professor of Psychology/Director of Institutional Research

 

Mr. Jay Kispert, Vice President for Business Affairs

 

Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Ken Jackson , 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.

 

 

 

Pending Resolutions:

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

President’s Report:

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Other Business:

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Beasley Shortt

 

Secretary

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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