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Minutes of the Telephone Conference Call Meeting of August 29, 2011

The August 29, 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, Ms. Lola Chriss, Mrs. Debbie Gibson, Dr. Ann Scanlon McGinity, Mr. George Schrader, Dr. Melissa Tonn, Ms. Christina Wagoner, 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 August 29, 2011 and the time is 9:05 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 Chriss, Gibson, McCullough, McGinity, Schrader, Tonn, Wagoner, 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 of the TWU Voluntary Separation Program for Tenured Faculty.”  Mr. Lawhon then introduced Dr. Bob Neely, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, who discussed the proposed motion.  Mr. McCullough asked, “Do I hear a motion to approve and a second?”  After a motion to approve was made by Regent Wilson and seconded by Regent Chriss, the Chair said, “Is there any discussion?”  Their being none, 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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