December 9, 2010
BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE
Board of Governors
December 9, 2010
Members Present: Mr. Roger Topping, Mr. James Palmer, III, Mr. Richard Bezjak, Ms. Lisa Neel, Mr. Craig Cardwell, Ms. Angie Lambert, Mr. Aaron Saunders, Mr. Larry Ratliff, Mr. Robert Perkinson, Jr.
Members Absent: Ms. Gloria Stephens, Mr. Larry Morhous
Guests/Staff: Dr. Albert Walker, Mr. John Cardwell, Mr. Jim Nelson, Dr. Tom Blevins, Dr. Don Smith, Ms. Shelia Johnson, Ms. Karen Harvey, Ms. Christina Brogdon, Mr. Tom Harrison, Dr. David Haus, Mr. Chris Deweese (Suttle & Stalnaker)
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.
Approval of the Consent Agenda – Mr. James Palmer
A motion was made (RTopping/RPerkinson) to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried.
Financial Audit Report – Mr. Chris Deweese, Suttle & Stalnaker PLLC
Mr. Deweese reviewed the financial report Board members received prior to the meeting. He reported that the institution received a “clean opinion” which is the best audit report for the institution. The Financial Audit also included the BSC Foundation and the BSC Research and Development Corporation. Mr. Deweese discussed the OPEB liability and the issues surrounding the cost for all state entities. Discussion followed.
Dr. Walker reported on the progress of the VP Academic Affairs/Provost position with five candidates being interviewed at this time.
Next Meeting Date – February 17, 2011
Executive Session – President’s Three Year Evaluation
A motion was made (ASaunders/LRatliff) to go into Executive Session. Motion carried.
A motion was made (RPerkinson/RTopping) to return to Regular Session. Motion carried.
A motion was made (ASaunders/RBezjak) to submit the President’s Three Year Evaluation to the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC). Motion carried.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.