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Online Student Evaluation of Faculty April 27 – May 8
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 27 2015

(Bluefield)—Dr. Tesfaye Belay, Professor of Biology at Bluefield State College, has been selected to receive a $10,000 research grant from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium for the academic year of 2015-2016. This research work will involve the participation of undergraduate students an...
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April 27 2015

Bluefield State College Database Systems Manager Delano Sweeney was a featured presenter at the annual “Ellucian Live Conference” in New Orleans, LA. He is pictured (center) at the Banner Product Kickoff, flanked (left) by Jeff Hagins (Texas Tech) and Kari Branjord (right, Vice President/Strategy a...
April 27 2015

Mr. Heri Purwanto, currently Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, will visit area institutions April 27-28, 2015, as part of Bluefield State College's Windows on the World Lecture Series. The public is invited to attend the presentations which are supported by the U...
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April 27 2015

Bluefield State College student Jerry Perdue (pictured) received the the 2015 John Cardwell Phi Eta Sigma Achievement Award during the recent Phi Eta Sigma induction ceremony on the BSC campus. Eighteen Bluefield State College students and four Bluefield State College employees were inducted recent...
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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

Calendar Events

Self Defense Seminar
Tue Apr 28, 2015 @ 4:30AM - 05:30PM
Special Board of Governors Meeting
Wed Apr 29, 2015 @ 5:00PM -
Sister to Sister, a Workshop & Conversation
Thu Apr 30, 2015 @11:00AM -
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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