November 18, 2004
Bluefield State College
Board of Governors
M I N U T E S
November 18, 2004
Members Present: Mr. John Barnes, Dr. Louis Aikens, Dr. Frank Ball, Mr. Daniel Frost, Mr. Jack Caffrey, Mr. Edward Knight, The Reverend Garry Moore, Dr. Lyn Guy, Mr. Norris Kantor, Mr. Jack Stafford, Mrs. Anne Crowe, Mr. Jeff Forlines
Members Absent: Mr. Kevin Pruitt
Guests/Staff: Dr. Albert Walker, Dr. Tom Eaves, Dr. David Perkins, Mr. John Cardwell, Mr. Lionel Craddock, Mr. Jim Nelson, Dr. Mindy Maher, Dr. Felica Blanks and Vivian Sidote
Board Chairman Mr. John Barnes called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
BSC Community Choir
The Bluefield State College Community Choir delivered a brief musical presentation at the outset of the meeting.
Approval of October 21 Minutes
Mr. Barnes asked for any additions or corrections to the minutes of the October 21, 2004 Board of Governors’ meeting. The following items were noted: 1) Mr. Jeff Forlines was absent during the October meeting; 2) on page 3, under “facilities update,” first line, the word “called” should be deleted; 3) second line, the word “is” should be inserted before the word “still.” A motion was made and seconded (LAikens/DFrost) to approve the minutes with corrections. Motion carried.
New River Community & Technical College
Dr. Perkins said:
1. The NRCTC accreditation self-study report was submitted for the Higher Learning Commission on October 9.
2. The accreditation site visit to NRCTC took place on November 15-17. He commended
Dr. Felica Blanks for an outstanding job as chair of the accreditation committee. Dr. Blanks provided a brief summary of the visiting team’s exit interview.
Dr. Blanks said the accrediting team will recommend to the Higher Learning Commission that a three year accreditation be awarded to NRCTC.
Chairman Barnes extended the Board’s appreciation to Dr. Perkins, Dr. Blanks, and all College personnel involved in the accreditation effort.
Mr. Daniel Frost noted that a recent local newspaper carried an advertisement that promoted NRCTC’s program that is compatible to the Regents Bachelor of Arts program at BSC.
3. Dr. Perkins brought 26 NRCTC proposed policies to the Board for first reading.
Financial and Administrative Affairs
In the absence of Mrs. Sheila Johnson, the College’s Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs, Dr. Walker mentioned that auditors were on campus throughout the last two weeks, reviewing financial records along with policy and procedures that impact the College’s financial affairs. Dr. Walker said the auditors made specific recommendations during their exit interviews, with no specific major concerns cited.
Mr. Daniel Frost made a recommendation that the Board of Governors receive copies of all compensation paid to all employees, including all stipends, adjunct faculty, etc. Mr. Barnes confirmed that this could be done.
Academic and Student Affairs
Dr. Eaves mentioned:
1. A plan to develop a major/minor in criminal justice will be presented at the December meeting of the Board.
2.He discussed the establishment of an MBA degree. Dr. Eaves introduced Dr. Debbie Halsey-Hunter and Dr. Steve Bourne, who gave a presentation on the proposed MBA degree.
The Board of Governors approved planning for this degree.
Dr. Walker delivered a PowerPoint presentation on the activities and events that had taken place at BSC since the last meeting of the Board.
Next meeting date
The next meeting of the Board of Governors will take place at 6:45 p.m., December 16, 2004.
A motion was made and seconded (NKantor/DFrost) to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.