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Minutes of the Telephone Conference Call Meeting of May 5, 2011

The May 5, 2011 meeting of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents was called to order by its Chair at the appointed time and place.

The Chair, Mr. Mike McCullough, Mrs. Sue Bancroft, Ms. Lola Chriss, Mrs. Debbie Gibson,  Dr. Cecilia Moreno, Mr. George Schrader, Dr. Melissa Tonn, and Mrs. Mary Wilson were present by telephone, constituting a quorum.

The Secretary to the Board, Mr. Lawhon, began with the following:  “I am John Lawhon, Secretary to the Board.  The date is May 5, 2011 and the time is 9:01 a.m.  This is a special called telephone conference call meeting of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents, immediate action being required and the convening at one location of a quorum of the governing board being difficult. The meeting is being held at the 16th Floor of the ACT building at TWU, the location where meetings of the governing board are normally held.  This conference call is being recorded in the Board of Regents Room in Denton, as required by state law.  Therefore, will each participant please identify yourself early in your remarks so that the record will reflect who is speaking.  We will call the roll at this time to determine who is present on the telephone.”  Responding that they were present were Regents Bancroft, Chriss, Gibson, McCullough, Moreno, Schrader, Tonn, and Wilson.

Regent McCullough then said, “I call the Board of Regents meeting to order and note that a quorum is present.  He called upon Mr. Lawhon, who said, “The motion to be considered today is for approval to award $1,000,000 in grants to TWU students to offset reductions in State financial aid funds, such funds to come from FY 2012 Budget.”  Mr. Lawhon then introduced Dr. Richard Nicholas, Vice President for Student Life, and Dr. Brenda Floyd, Vice President for Finance and Administration to discuss the proposed motion.  They each reviewed the materials provided to each of the Regents and answered questions regarding the TWU Passport Grant budget request and the Budget Assumptions for FY 2012.  Mr. McCullough asked, “Do I hear a motion to approve and a second?”  After a motion to approve was made by Regent Schrader and seconded by Regent Moreno, the Chair said, “Is there any discussion?”  The Chair said, “All in favor say ‘aye’,” upon which all Regents said “aye.” The Chair then said, “All opposed say ‘no’,” upon which no Regents said “no.”  The Chair announced that the motion passed.

The Chair thanked the Regents for their participation and said, “There being no further business the meeting is adjourned.”

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