October 14, 2010
BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE
Board of Governors
October 14, 2010
Members Present: Ms. Gloria Stephens, Mr. Roger Topping, Ms. Anne Taylor, Mr. James Palmer III, Mr. Richard Bezjak, Ms. Lisa Neel, Mr. Craig Cardwell, Ms. Angie Lambert, Mr. Aaron Saunders, Mr. Larry Ratliff
Member Absent: Mr. Larry Morhous, Mr. Robert Perkinson
Guests/Staff Present: Dr. Albert Walker, Mr. Jim Nelson, Dr. Tom Blevins, Dr. Don Smith, Dr. Tracey Anderson, Dr. Sapphire Cureg, Ms. Karen Harvey, Ms. Christina Brogdon, Ms. Anita Barilla, Ms. Deirdre Guyton, Mr. Tom Harrison, Ms. Jane Richardson, Dr. David Haus, and Mr. Bruce Walker (HEPC)
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. He introduced the newly appointed Board member, Mr. Aaron Saunders, and gave a brief summary of his background. He also introduced and welcomed Mr. Bruce Walker, HEPC General Counsel, who conducted the Special Board Training in compliance with Senate Bill 373.
Approval of the Consent Agenda – Mr. James Palmer
A motion was made (RTopping/RBezjak) to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried.
Dr. Walker called the group's attention to the 2010 – 2011 Goals and Objectives and the BSC Institutional Compact included in the Board packet received prior to the meeting.
Special Board Member Training – Mr. Bruce Walker
Mr. Walker reviewed SB 373 and the need for all Board members to receive Board member training which is documented in the Governor's office. The following topics were covered:
Powers, Duties and Responsibilities of the Policy Commission
Duties and Responsibilities of the Governing Board
Open Governmental Proceedings Act
Next Meeting Date – December 9, 2010
With no further business to conduct, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.