Minutes of the Meeting of February 17, 2012
The February 17, 2012 meeting of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents was called to order at the appointed time and place by Mrs. Sue Bancroft, Board Vice Chair and Assistant Presiding Officer. Present were Mrs. Bancroft, Mrs. Debbie Gibson, Dr. Cecilia Moreno, Mr. George Schrader, Dr. Melissa Tonn, Ms. Christina Wagoner, and Mrs. Mary Wilson, constituting a quorum.
Mrs. Bancroft announced that the Board would adjourn for Executive Closed Session regarding real estate, litigation, or personnel matters, under V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 551.072, 551.071, and 551.074, respectively. At the conclusion of the Executive Closed Session, the Vice Chair again called the meeting of the Board to order, a quorum being present.
The Board considered approval of the minutes of the meeting of the Board of November 4, 2011. Upon motion by Dr. Moreno and second by Mrs. Wilson, these minutes were unanimously approved.
Mrs. Bancroft noted that no registrations of public testimony items were received for this Board meeting.
Mrs. Bancroft called for consideration of Academic Affairs Committee items. After motion by Dr. Moreno and second by Mrs. Wilson, the Board voted unanimously for approval of the revised Faculty Workload Policy (Exhibit 2164). Next, Dr. Moreno made a motion for approval to amend the Mission Statement of Texas Woman's University by adding “graduate” immediately after the word “undergraduate” in the existing Statement. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Wilson and all voted in favor. A motion was made by Mrs. Gibson for approval of the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) Quality Enhancement Plan Recommendation (Exhibit 2165), which was seconded by Dr. Moreno and unanimously approved.
Mrs. Bancroft then called for the Finance and Audit Committee items. Mrs. Gibson made a motion for approval of the personnel report (Exhibit 2166), the acceptance of grants (Exhibit 2167), and the contracts and agreements (Exhibit 2168). The motion was seconded by Mr. Schrader and all voted in favor. A motion was made by Mrs. Wilson for approval to increase Board Designated Tuition by $3.84 per semester credit hour from $118 per semester credit hour to $121.84 per semester hour, effective Fall 2012, which was seconded by Dr. Tonn and unanimously approved. Mrs. Wilson made a motion for approval for the Vice President for Finance and Administration to have authority to enter into a contract with Cedar Crestone to upgrade the Oracle Financial System Software to Version R12, the cost not to exceed $993,483, and to fund this upgrade and the cost to hire a TWU project manager at $104,000 from Designated Tuition Fund Balance (Exhibit 2169). The motion was seconded by Mrs. Gibson and all voted in favor.
Mrs. Bancroft called for consideration of the Institutional Development Committee items. Mrs. Gibson made a motion, seconded by Dr. Tonn, for acceptance of the gifts to TWU (Exhibit 2170). All voted in favor.
Mrs. Bancroft called for consideration of Student Life Committee items. A motion was made by Dr. Moreno for approval of an expenditure of up to $47,000 from the Medical Services Fee Fund Balance to fund an integrated solution for electronic health compliance, which was seconded by Mr. Schrader, and all voted in favor. Mrs. Gibson made a motion for approval of a name change from the Graduation Application Fee to the Graduation Fee. The motion was seconded by Mr. Schrader and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Dr. Moreno, seconded by Mr. Schrader, and all voted in favor, for approval of an increase in the Graduation Fee to $40, effective Fall 2012 (Exhibit 2171). After motion by Mrs. Gibson and second by Mr. Schrader, the Board voted unanimously for approval for the TWU Scholarship Committee to act on behalf of the governing body for awards from the Thayer Scholarship Fund (Exhibit 2172). A motion was made by Mr. Schrader and seconded by Mrs. Gibson, and all voted in favor, for approval of an increase in the Housing Room Rates as set out in the corresponding Exhibit 2173, effective Fall 2012. Mr. Schrader made a motion for approval of an increase in the Meal Plan Rates as set out in the corresponding Exhibit 2174, effective Fall 2012, which motion was seconded by Mrs. Gibson and unanimously approved.
In the report from the Chancellor and President, Dr. Ann Stuart provided the Board with information on the Chancellor’s Advisory Council and on TWU strategic marketing.
In conclusion, a Regents workshop was held at which Dr. Brenda Floyd, Vice President for Finance and Administration, and Mr. Robert Placido, Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services, presented a summary, including graphs, of the recent Blending Technology Boundaries Forum, focusing on the applicability for TWU.
As she brought the meeting to a close, Mrs. Bancroft thanked everyone for attending and participating in today’s meeting.
There being no other business, the meeting concluded.
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