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Free Income Tax Assistance Free income tax preparation assistance for low-to moderate income individuals, the unemployed, older individuals, and students will be offered again this year at Bluefield State College (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 nationally accredited W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business offers a B.S. degree in Accountancy, a B.S. degree in Business Administration (with majors/minors in Accounting, Management and Marketing) and a B.S. degree in Health Services Management.

 
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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Dr. Vinod Joseph, Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Morgan S...
February 08 2016

Dr. Vinod Joseph, Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Morgan State University in Baltimore will visit area institutions March 6 – 9, 2016, as part of Bluefield State College's Windows on the World Lecture Series. A professor of political science and chair of the same department at Bangalore Universit...
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February 03 2016

(Bluefield)—Mary Jackson, a Bluefield State College visiting instructor, will be a featured vocalist at "The 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration of Diversity" in Charleston. She will be accompanied by nationally renowned jazz pianist and West Virginian, Bob Thompson. Dr. Michelle Foster, CEO...
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February 02 2016

(Bluefield)—Dr. Sarita Rhonemus has accepted appointment as Bluefield State College's Director, Multi-Locations and the Regents Bachelor of Arts Program. Her responsibilities will include directing educational and outreach efforts at BSC's location in the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center in Beaver...
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February 02 2016

(Bluefield)—About 20 years ago, Walter Dean Myers wrote a young adult novel, Monster, a multi-award-winning provocative coming of age story about a young African American teenager facing prosecution for armed robbery and murder. Recently, Dr. Guy Sims (Bluefield State College Assistant to the Presi...
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BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE

Board of Governors

Members Present: Ms. Gloria Stephens, Mr. Norris Kantor, Mr. Roger Topping, Ms. Anne Taylor, Mr. James Palmer, III, Mr. Richard Bezjak, Dr. Sarita Rhonemus, Dr. Norman Mirsky, Mr. Larry Ratliff, Mr. Robert Perkinson, Jr., Mr. Jerome Powell, II

Member Absent: Mr. Aaron Saunders

Guests/Staff: Mr. Jim Nelson, Ms. Anita Barilla, Mr. Daniel Frost

Welcome, Chair's Remarks, and Call to Order –Chair James Palmer, III

Mr. Palmer called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. in the BSC Othello Harris-Jefferson Student Center Hebert Gallery and welcomed the Board to the meeting. He expressed his gratitude to Dr. Walker for the many years of service he has brought to the college and for how far along the college has come under his leadership. Mr. Palmer stated that not only he, but that the administration, staff, students, and the community as a whole will miss Dr. Walker and his leadership. Mr. Palmer wished Dr. Walker all the best as he moves on to his next endeavor.

Presentation by Chancellor Brian Noland

Mr. Palmer announced that Chancellor Noland will be unable to attend the meeting due to scheduling issues. Mr. Kantor asked for insight into what the Chancellor would have presented to the Board during the open portion of the meeting. Mr. Palmer stated that conversations with the Chancellor were along the lines of the process with regard to the selection of the Interim President and the process with regard to selection of the Search Committee for filling the permanent position. He stated that his understanding was that the Chancellor would have attended for the purpose of providing any additional guidance the Board might need.

A motion was made (NKantor/RBezjak) to adopt the agenda as presented. Motion carried.

Executive Session

Discuss and Plan for Interim President for Bluefield State College

A motion was made (NKantor/RPerkinson) to go into Executive Session. Motion carried.

A motion was made (RTopping/ATaylor) to rise from the Executive Session. Motion carried.

Open Session

A motion was made (LRatliff/RPerkinson) to nominate Dr. Tom Blevins to the Interim President position with the appropriate contractual parameters to be negotiated by the Chair and approved by the Higher Education Policy Commission. Motion carried.

Discussion and Overview of Selection of Interim President for BSC

Mr. Palmer informed the group that the Interim President is selected by the Board and does not have to be advertised as does the permanent President. The Board makes the selection and prepares the appropriate contract or receives such from HEPC, then decides on the terms and conditions, and submits the contract with its selection to HEPC.

With no further business to discuss, a motion was made (LRatliff/RTopping) for the meeting to adjourn. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Anita Barilla

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