June 6, 2007 (Special Meeting)
BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE
SPECIAL BOARD OF GOVERNORS
June 6, 2007
Members Present: Dr. Louis Aikens, Mr. John Shott, Ms. Gloria Stephens, Mr. Larry Morhous (via conference phone), Mr. Norris Kantor, Mr. Jeffrey Forlines, Ms. Anne Crowe, The Reverend James Palmer, III, Dr. Lyn Guy (via conference phone), Mr. Daniel Frost, Mr. Kevin Pruitt, Dr. Norman Mirsky
Guests Present: Dr. Albert Walker, Mr. John Cardwell, Mr. Jim Nelson, Dr. Don Smith, Ms. Shelia Johnson, Ms. Dedriell Taylor
Call to Order
Chairman Norris Kantor called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. in the Bluefield State College Conley Hall Conference Room. Mr. Kantor announced that the Memorandum of Agreement between New River Community and Technical College and Bluefield State College will not be discussed at this meeting but will be addressed at the regular BOG meeting in June. Mr. Kantor informed the group that the only topic for discussion will be a personnel matter to be discussed in Executive Session and to vote on the President’s contract. A motion was made (DFrost/KPruitt) to go into Executive Session. Motion carried.
Motion was made (DFrost/KPruitt) to return to regular session. Motion carried.
A motion was made (LAikens/LGuy) to establish a screening committee to develop criteria for the functioning of the President. Dr. Guy stated that the wording and the make-up of the committee should be as discussed in the Executive Session. Mr. Kantor informed the group that the make-up of the committee will be a staff representative, faculty representative, student representative, and at least two Board representatives. Motion carried. Those appointed to the committee were Dr. Norman Mirsky, Mr. Jeffrey Forlines, Mr. Daniel Frost, Mr. Kevin Pruitt, and Ms. Gloria Stephens, and Ms. Angela Lambert.
A motion was made (LAikens/JShott) to offer the President a two year contract providing time for addressing the issues that are raised by the evaluating committee. Motion carried.
Mr. Forlines stated that the appointed committee will present a report at each regular meeting of the Board. The group discussed the need to discuss the guidelines before the written contract is done. Ms. Johnson informed the group that the President’s contract must be submitted to HEPC in July to be discussed in the August meeting.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.