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8 Keys to Veterans’ Success BSC Affirms Support for “Principles of Excellence” to Assist Military Veterans’ Pursuit of College Degrees

Engineering Management   The Engineering Management baccalaureate degree program proposed by Bluefield State College has been formally approved by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission at its August 1 meeting.  The program, which was developed to address a growing demand for graduating engineering managers, will be available beginning with the Fall 2014 Semester at BSC. 
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School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.


 
The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.


 
School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

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Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.

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Minutes

Institutional Board of Governors
March 21, 2002

6:00 P.M.        Dinner
Private Dining Room, Harris-Jefferson Student Center

6:45 P.M.        Business Meeting
Hebert Gallery

A G E N D A 

 

Call to Order 

Approval of February 28, 2002 Minutes 

Student Government Resolution to name mascot "Blue Devil" - action item 

President's Update 

Policy Review 

Meeting Date - April 18, 2002 

Executive Session 

Adjournment 

Bluefield State College
Board of Governors

MINUTES
March 21, 2002 

Members Present:        Mr. Norris Kantor, Chair, Mr. John Barnes, Co-Chair, Mr. Jack Caffrey, Dr. Steve Bourne, Ms. Carol Baldwin, Mr. Frank Wilkinson, Dr. Lyn Guy, Ms. Anne Crowe, Mr. Burt Clark, Ms. Ruth Payne Brown 

Members Absent:        Reverend Garry Moore, Mr. Aaron Judy 

Guests:            Dr. Robert Moore, Mr. Jim Nelson, Ms. Vivian Sidote 

Mr. Kantor brought the meeting to order. 

Mr. Kantor asked for approval of minutes of February 28, 2002. A motion was made and seconded (Caffrey/Barnes). Hearing no corrections, the minutes stood approved as distributed. 

Resolution from Student Government 

A motion was made and second (Caffrey/Guy) to approve to adopt Big Blues Mascot ( Blue Devil) subject to a determination by the administration that it does not violate any copy right rules or laws that Duke University may have. Motion carried. Mr. Kantor indicated once the administration checks on this, they can let the students know and report back to us their findings. 

President Update 

Dr. Moore gave a pack of material relating to the budget. Bluefield State College has to submit its tuition and fee request for next year on April 5 . Bluefield State College will receive $75,045 in state funds. The Governor has mandated a 3% base budget reduction. The reductions on the Community & Technical College component of Bluefield State College has been eliminated, however the Baccalaureate 3% reduction amounts to $61,929. Dr. Moore gave a summary of the budget and discussed the fee schedule for Academic Year 2002-2003. There are some fees to be increased which are: 1) Community College Baccalaureate Enhancement fee is increased from $10.00 to $15.00; 2) ASN 2nd year fee has increased $185.00; 3) Information Technology Certification Training fee is decreased $15.00. The new fees are: 1) Paramedic Programmatic Fee is $10.00; 2) Eight business courses, computer lab is $10.00. 

After much discussion, Mr. Barnes indicated that the Board needed a complete copy of the budget to review before we can take control and understand what we are doing. Ms. Shelia Johnson, Vice President for Finance and Administration said she would send Mr. Barnes a extensive copy of the budget. He indicated to Ms. Johnson that he would come to college and look at the budget when she has it ready. 

Mr. Barnes said that since we have the list of fees that this could be voted on for approval. A motion was made and second (Barnes/Caffrey) to approve the fees as listed. The motion carried with one abstention. 

There was extensive discussion concerning the Tuition for community & technology component and baccalaureate component. Increases in tuition and all required fees, including auxiliary and other services cannot exceed 9.95%. Dr. Moore indicated that for Bluefield State to come out even that the tuition should be increased 9.2%, which is what the other colleges in West Virginia will recommend. 

A motion was made and second (Caffrey/Guy) to increase the tuition to 9.2%. Motion carried with 2 abstentions. 

Meeting Date  

Mr. Kantor mentioned the next regular meeting date of April 18 has some conflicts. He said there is a meeting in Charleston on April 18 that the chair of the Board must attend along with the President. It was agreed to change the meeting date to April 23. 

Policy Review 

Mr. Kantor the higher policy commission has come out with proposed rules just passed changing the Title 133s. They will be their rules but the governing boards have to look at these rules to see if they impact us at all. They are also coming out with a suggested series 43 on Ethics and series 59 dealing with presidential appointment and evaluations. These rules have not been adopted yet. Mr. Kantor asked for a motion to adopt their work product. A motion was made and second (Crowe/Guy). Motion carried. 

Executive Session 

Mr. Kantor said they must go into executive at 9:15 p.m. 

At 10:00 p.m. the Board came out of executive session. Mr. Kantor said that Dr. Moore presented to the Board of Governors his official letter of resignation wherein he activated the terms of conditions contained in item number thirteen 2) of his appointment letter dated December 10, 2001 thereby returning to his tenure professor rank faculty position for the 2002-2003 academic year at Bluefield State. His resignation is effective as of June 30, 2002. A motion was made and second (Barnes/Brown) to approve his resignation. Motion carried. 

Mr. Kantor said the Board will have to go through the process of selecting a new president of Bluefield State College. We will follow the policy and procedures outlined by the rules and regulations applicable to this. He said in order to move forward expeditiously, He appointed a committee consisting of three people to review and draft a set of guidelines and a job description the committee consist of Dr. Lyn Guy, chairperson, Dr. Steve Bourne, and Ms. Ruth Payne Brown. It was requested that they have this information by the Meeting on April 23. 

With no other business to transact, the meeting adjourned at 10:05 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted,

Norris Kantor

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Mon Sep 01, 2014
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