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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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BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE
Board of Governors
December 9, 2010 

Members Present: Mr. Roger Topping, Mr. James Palmer, III, Mr. Richard Bezjak, Ms. Lisa Neel, Mr. Craig Cardwell, Ms. Angie Lambert, Mr. Aaron Saunders, Mr. Larry Ratliff, Mr. Robert Perkinson, Jr.

Members Absent: Ms. Gloria Stephens, Mr. Larry Morhous

Guests/Staff: Dr. Albert Walker, Mr. John Cardwell, Mr. Jim Nelson, Dr. Tom Blevins, Dr. Don Smith, Ms. Shelia Johnson, Ms. Karen Harvey, Ms. Christina Brogdon, Mr. Tom Harrison, Dr. David Haus, Mr. Chris Deweese (Suttle & Stalnaker) 

Welcome, Chair’s Remarks, and Call to Order – Chairman James J. Palmer, III

Mr. Palmer called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Bluefield State College Othello Harris-Jefferson Student Center Private Dining Room.

Approval of the Consent Agenda – Mr. James Palmer

A motion was made (RTopping/RPerkinson) to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried.

Discussion Agenda

Financial Audit Report – Mr. Chris Deweese, Suttle & Stalnaker PLLC

Mr. Deweese reviewed the financial report Board members received prior to the meeting. He reported that the institution received a “clean opinion” which is the best audit report for the institution. The Financial Audit also included the BSC Foundation and the BSC Research and Development Corporation. Mr. Deweese discussed the OPEB liability and the issues surrounding the cost for all state entities. Discussion followed.

Dr. Walker reported on the progress of the VP Academic Affairs/Provost position with five candidates being interviewed at this time.

Next Meeting Date – February 17, 2011

Executive Session – President’s Three Year Evaluation

A motion was made (ASaunders/LRatliff) to go into Executive Session. Motion carried.

A motion was made (RPerkinson/RTopping) to return to Regular Session. Motion carried.

A motion was made (ASaunders/RBezjak) to submit the President’s Three Year Evaluation to the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC). Motion carried. 

With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted,

Anita Barilla

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