WVU Parkersburg Board of Advisors
May 9, 2005
Conference Rooms 2536-2538
The meeting was called to order by Board of Advisors Chairperson, Joe Campbell. Those present were: Joe Campbell, Senior Vice President Wes Banco; Tony Playtis, Environmental Health Coordinator E.I. Dupont; Michael Hastings, General Manager Benson International; Joyce Okes, Program Coordinator Workforce Investment; Greg Smith, President Blue Cross/Blue Shield; James Hayhurst, Jr. Executive Vice President United National Bank; Trudy Seita, Consultant/Trainer, Motivation & Volunteerism; Jim Mylott, Executive Director Mid Ohio Valley Regional Council; George Kellenberger, Chamber of Commerce President; Robert DíAvria, Consultant YMCA of the USA; Cindy Kelley, Faculty Representative; Violet Mosser, Staff Representative; Marie Foster Gnage, President WVU Parkersburg, and Patsy Bee Executive Secretary to the President.
Those absent were: Linda Dickirson, Jackson County Representative; William Niday, Superintendent Wood County Schools; and Kelli Barton, Student Representative.
Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the Board meeting held on February 14, 2005 was approved upon a motion by Mr. Mylott and second by Mr. Kellenberger.
Chairman Campbell thanked Board members for participating in committee meetings this year. He also thanked those that have joined the Alumni Association and encouraged those that have not yet joined to contact Paul Daugherty or the Alumni office. He offered congratulations to the President and her staff for another successful school year. He also congratulated those responsible for all the inauguration activities, followed by a visit from the President of the United States. He noted that all of these events were very good publicity for the college.
Phi Theta Kappa Presentation. Paul Bibbee and Dottie Bibbee, Advisors for Phi Theta Kappa, and the Phi Theta Kappa Chairperson, David Cumberledge, provided a power point presentation on Phi Theta Kappa, a national honorary society for students in two-year colleges. The fraternityís objectives are the promotion of scholarship and the development of citizenship, leadership, and character among college students.
Presidentís Report to Board of Advisors. President Gnage encouraged Board members to attend this yearís commencement ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 14, at 2:00 p.m. She also noted that the Nurses Pinning Ceremony would be held on Friday evening. President Gnage thanked members of the Board on behalf of the college for their participation in inauguration week and committee participation. Special thanks were extended to George Kellenberger who spearheaded the Chamber of Commerce Leadersí beautification efforts on our campus, and Joe Campbell for his continuing support as chair and as a member of the Board of Governors.
President Gnage noted that the Education program has again received accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Phi Theta Kappa and WVUPís Forensics Team have also received several awards and have been recognized for their accomplishments.
President Gnage provided Board members with a brief update on the Strategic Plan Goals (See Presidentís Report).
Campus Improvement and Development. President Gnage provided Board members with an update on the classroom tower renovation. She also noted that lockers currently located at the end of the hall on the first floor will be moved to make room for an art gallery. There will also be some changes to the student lounge area. Pool tables will be moved to the basement and furniture will be repaired and/or replaced. There will also be some new window dressings for the front of the building.
Education Programs and Services. Dr. Badgley reported on the following:
Resource Development. Jack Simpkin reported that a 2% increase request has been denied by the WV Council for Community and Technical College Education Finance Committee. Unknown expenditures for the year include the hiring of a grants writer and the potential for pay raises.
Technology Plan. Dan Williamson reported that a technology plan that is being developed that will emphasize classroom technology. Goals for the Plan include enhancing learning, teaching, access to higher education, productivity, and support through information technology. An outline of the plan was provided to Board members.
Reciprocity Agreement with Washington State Community College, and AAS Degree for Welding Management Technician. Board members were provided a draft of the Reciprocity Agreement with Washington State Community College for their review and approval, and a proposal to continue the AAS Degree for Welding Management Technician noting that it had been placed on special review by the Higher Education Policy Commission because of low enrollment. Dr. Badgley explained that because it is a new program ahead of its time enrollment is expected to increase. Mr. Mylott made a motion to approve the reciprocity agreement and the continuation of the AAS degree program. Mr. Kellenberger seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Other Business and General Discussion
Board member Mike Hastings announced that he is submitting his resignation from the WVU Parkersburg Board of Advisors as he will be moving out of this area. Chairman Campbell and President Gnage thanked him for his service to the college and to the Board. Chairman Campbell asked for a motion to accept the Mr. Hastings resignation. Mr. Kellenberger noted that it was with regret that he would make a motion to accept Mr. Hastings resignation. Mr. Hayhurst seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Mr. Kellenberger announced that he has 50 crates of flowers that have been donated to WVUP to assist in the campus beautification project. He noted that with commencement this weekend and families visiting the campus this summer in anticipation of beginning classes in the fall that it would assist in making ďWVUProud.Ē He will coordinate with Dr. Gnage and David Cunningham in completing the project.
With no further business to be discussed, a motion was made by Mr. Mylott to adjourn. Mr. Playtis seconded the motion. The motion passed. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 8, 2005 at 8:00 a.m.
Patsy J. Bee
Executive Secretary to the President
Joe Campbell, Chair
Board of Advisors