Minutes of the Meeting of June 1, 2012
The June 1, 2012 meeting of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents was called to order at the appointed time and place by Mr. Mike McCullough, Board Chair and Presiding Officer. Present were Mr. McCullough, Mrs. Sue Bancroft, Ms. Adriana Blanco, Mrs. Debbie Gibson, Dr. Cecilia Moreno, Mr. George Schrader, Dr. Melissa Tonn, and Mrs. Mary Wilson, constituting a quorum.
Mr. McCullough announced that the Board would adjourn for Executive Closed Session regarding real estate, litigation, or personnel matters, including faculty for promotion, tenure, and emeritus status and extension of contract of Chancellor and President, 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 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 February 17, 2012. Upon motion by Mr. Schrader and second by Mrs. Bancroft, these minutes were unanimously approved.
A motion was made by Mrs. Bancroft to extend the contract of the TWU Chancellor and President for a period of three years from June 1, 2012, it being in the best interest of the University, which was seconded by Mrs. Gibson and approved unanimously.
Mr. McCullough noted that no registrations of public testimony items were received for this Board meeting.
Mr. McCullough then called for the Finance and Audit Committee items. Mrs. Wilson made a motion for approval of the personnel report (Exhibit 2175), the acceptance of grants (Exhibit 2176), and the contracts and agreements (Exhibit 2177). The motion was seconded by Mrs. Gibson and all voted in favor. A motion was made by Mrs. Bancroft for approval of a resolution amending authorized representatives to transact business with TexPool/TexPool Prime, a public funds investment pool, to include Brenda Floyd, Vice President for Finance and Administration; Kelly McCullar, Associate Vice President for Finance and Treasury; Pam Wilson, Associate Vice President for Finance and Budget; and Candace Eddington, Accounting Manager, which was seconded by Mrs. Wilson and unanimously approved (Exhibit 2178). Mrs. Bancroft made a motion for approval of facilities projects to be funded from Fund Balance monies as listed in Exhibit 2179. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Gibson and all voted in favor.
Mr. McCullough called for consideration of the Institutional Development Committee items. Mrs. Gibson made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Bancroft, for acceptance of the gifts to TWU (Exhibit 2180). All voted in favor.
Mr. McCullough 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 faculty development leaves recommended by the Chancellor (Exhibit 2181). Next, Dr. Moreno made a motion for approval of the proposal for the College of Nursing Center for Global Nursing Scholarship (Exhibit 2182). The motion was seconded by Mrs. Bancroft and all voted in favor. Mr. McCullough then called upon Dr. Bob Neely, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, who read the list of faculty applicants for promotion, tenure, and emeritus status that were recommended by the Chancellor. After Mr. Schrader’s request to amend this Agenda item, Dr. Moreno did so and made a motion for approval of faculty for promotion and/or tenure and retiring faculty for emeritus status as listed in the report in Exhibit 2183, the University having followed the required process and having met and completed the required standards, and as being recommended by the Provost and Chancellor. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Bancroft and unanimously approved.
A motion was made by Mrs. Wilson to eliminate the Information Services Committee of the Board of Regents due to the reorganization of the University, which was seconded by Dr. Moreno, and all voted in favor.
Mr. McCullough called for consideration of Student Life Committee items. After motion by Dr. Moreno and second by Mrs. Gibson, the Board voted unanimously for approval of an expenditure of up to $300,000 from the Pledged Auxiliary Fund Balance for the purchase of furniture for overflow housing.
In the report from the Chancellor and President, Dr. Ann Stuart thanked the Regents for participating in today’s meeting and assured the Board that staff is getting ready for efficiency in conducting future Board meetings as discussed earlier today. She showed the Regents and commented on a brochure from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. that featured a very nice paragraph naming Virginia and Roland Dykes as recipients of the Texas Certificate of Appreciation Award, adding that they are also nominees for the national award.
As he brought the meeting to a close, Mr. McCullough thanked everyone for a very productive and effective meeting.
There being no other business, the meeting concluded.
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