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Commencement Speaker Actress, author, and radio station owner Dreama Denver has accepted Bluefield State College’s invitation to serve as the keynote speaker at BSC’s 2015 Commencement Exercises, May 16 at the Brushfork Armory.
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29th Annual Klingensmith Cup   The 29th Annual Klingensmith Cup Golf Tournament will be played on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Wolf Creek Golf Course in Bastian, Virginia.
Facilities Master Plan Bluefield State College's Campus Facilities Master Plan as submitted to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission in March 2015.
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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April 09 2015

(Bluefield)—Five students were formally inducted into the Bluefield State College chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society of Social Sciences, during a recent ceremony at the College. The inductees into the West Virginia Theta Chapter (BSC) of Pi Gamma Mu include: William Combs, Meag...
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April 09 2015

Bluefield State College student Laura Stevens (right), has been selected as a Newman Civic Fellow for 2015 in recognition for her leadership and service to community. She is pictured with Dr. James Walters, BSC Biology faculty member, in the BSC biomedical laboratory. (Bluefield)—Bluefield State Co...
April 03 2015

Dr. Can Kultur, currently Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, will visit area institutions April 15-16, 2015 as part of Bluefield State College's Windows on the World Lecture Series. The public may attend these presentations at no cost. On ...
April 03 2015

(Bluefield)—Actress, author, and radio station owner Dreama Denver has accepted Bluefield State College’s invitation to serve as the keynote speaker at BSC’s 2015 Commencement Exercises, May 16 at the Brushfork Armory. Denver and her husband, television star Bob Denver, co-founded the Denver Founda...
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BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE
Board of Governors
August 27, 2009

Members Present: Ms. Gloria Stephens, Rev. James Palmer, III, Dr. Lyn Guy, Ms. Lisa Neel, Mr. Craig Cardwell, Mr. Sylvester Myers, Mr. Larry Ratliff
Members Absent: Mr. Larry Morhous, Mr. Norris Kantor, Ms. Anne Taylor, Ms. Angie Lambert
Guests/Staff: Dr. Albert Walker, Mr. John Cardwell, Mr. Jim Nelson, Dr. Tom Blevins, Dr. Don Smith, Ms. Shelia Johnson, Dr. Tracey Anderson, Ms. Karen Harvey, Ms. Christina Brogdon, Mr. Terry Brown, Ms. Anita Barilla, Ms. Sarita Rhonemus, Ms. Jane Richardson

Call to Order
Chairman James Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the BSC Private Dining Room and welcomed all in attendance. Dr. Walker introduced the new Director of Human Resources, Ms. Christina Brogdon, and reviewed her credentials with the group.
Dr. Walker called the group’s attention to several items included in the Board’s information and discussed them briefly.
- SB 373 relating to the training of Board members. Training opportunities will be held by HEPC.
- Open Governmental Proceedings Act and information on meetings.
- Institutional Core Goals and Objectives.
Consent Agenda
Mr. Palmer asked for a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. A motion was made (LGuy/LRatliff) for approval. Motion carried.

Oath of Office for new Board Members
The Oath of Office was administered to Mr. Craig Cardwell, Student Representative, and Ms. Lisa Neel, Classified Staff Representative, by Ms. Anita Barilla, Notary Public.
Discussion Agenda
Finance Committee Report
- Mr. Larry Ratliff reviewed the Legislative Auditors Report. He discussed some of the issues sited in the Report and how those issues are being resolved. External auditors have been hired to review various institutional processes and make recommendations for improvement. Training of the campus community on the revised procedures will be conducted when the process is finished.
Salary Comparisons
- Ms. Johnson distributed a sheet comparing salaries from 2005 to 2009 and reviewed the information with the group.
Policy Revisions
- Ms. Johnson reviewed the policies and informed the group that the revisions are a result of the Legislative Audit. She asked the Board to approve the following policies for a 30-day comment period:
o Policy #7 Assessment, Payment, and Refund of Fees
o Policy #29 Purchasing
o Policy #34 Disposition of Obsolete and Unusable Equipment, Surplus Supplies and Other Unneeded Materials for Bluefield State College
A motion was made (LNeel/CCardwell) to approve all three policies for a 30-day comment period. Motion carried.
Facilities Priority List
- Ms. Johnson reviewed the Facilities Priority List received by the Board prior to the meeting, and asked for approval to send the list to HEPC. A motion was made (LRatliff/LNeel) to approve the Facilities Priority List. Motion carried.

Next meeting Date – October 15, 2009
 
With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Anita Barilla

Calendar Events

Gamelan Music Workshop
Mon Apr 27, 2015 @12:00PM - 04:00PM
Self Defense Seminar
Tue Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:30AM - 05:30PM
Special Board of Governors Meeting
Wed Apr 29, 2015 @ 5:00PM -
Employee & Retiree Recognition Ceremony
Thu Apr 30, 2015 @ 5:00PM -
Spring Time Party at MountainView
Thu Apr 30, 2015 @ 8:00PM -
SSS Workshop: Final Countdown
Mon May 04, 2015 @ 1:00PM -
School of Business Awards Ceremony
Wed May 06, 2015 @ 2:00PM -

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