Minutes of the Meeting of June 30, 2006
The June 30, 2006 meeting of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents was called to order at the appointed time and place by Dr. Therese Bevers, Board Chair and Presiding Officer. Present were Dr. Bevers, Dr. William Fleming, Mr. Kenneth Ingram, Ms. Tegwin Pulley, Ms. Rachal Salter, and Ms. Sharon Venable, constituting a quorum.
Dr. Bevers recognized the presence of Ms. Nancy Millichamp, Chair of the Finance Committee of the TWU Foundation Board, and then 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 and salary 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 then considered approval of the minutes of the Board of Regents meeting of February 24, 2006, the Board teleconference of March 27, 2006, and the joint Finance and Audit Committee and Board meeting of May 19, 2006. Upon motion by Mr. Ingram and second by Ms. Pulley, these minutes were unanimously approved.
Dr. Bevers, serving as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee for this meeting, presented items for consideration of the Finance and Audit Committee. Ms. Venable made a motion for approval of the personnel report (Exhibit 1910), acceptance of grants (Exhibit 1911), and contracts and agreements (Exhibit 1912). The motion was seconded by Ms. Pulley and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Dr. Bevers to extend the contract of the TWU Chancellor and President for a period of three years from this date, this being in the best interest of the institution, and that her salary be set at $380,781.00 beginning with the upcoming fiscal year, which was seconded by Ms. Pulley and approved by a vote of four to one. Next, Ms. Pulley made a motion for the annual approval of the TWU Investment Policy, without changes (Exhibit 1913). The motion was seconded by Dr. Fleming and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Dr. Bevers and seconded by Dr. Fleming, and all voted in favor of approval to submit a letter to the Governor and to the Legislative Budget Board to request an increase in the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) cap (Exhibit 1914). Mr. Ingram made a motion, seconded by Dr. Fleming, for approval to add to the TWU Ethics Policy for Regents and to the TWU Employee Ethics Policy that sexual harassment is prohibited. All voted in favor. Dr. Bevers noted that Item V.F. of the Agenda, regarding the First Amendment to the Boundary Line Encroachment Agreement, had been postponed and said that she, acting as temporary Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, had no Committee report.
Ms. Venable made a motion, seconded by Dr. Fleming, for acceptance of the gifts to TWU (Exhibit 1915). All voted in favor. Dr. Bevers said that she, acting as temporary Chair of the Institutional Development Committee, had no Committee report.
Next, Dr. Bevers called upon Ms. Tegwin Pulley, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, to present items for consideration. Ms. Pulley made a motion for approval to offer the Doctoral of Physical Therapy degree (Exhibit 1916). The motion was seconded by Ms. Venable and passed with four voting for and one abstaining. A motion was made by Ms. Pulley and seconded by Dr. Fleming, and all voted in favor, to approve those recommended by the Chancellor for promotion, tenure, and emeritus status. The list of those approved for promotion, tenure, and emeritus status is found in Exhibit 1917. Ms. Pulley said that she had no Committee report.
Dr. Bevers then called upon Dr. William Fleming, Chair of the Information Services Committee, who stated that there was no Committee report.
Next, Dr. Bevers called upon Mr. Kenneth Ingram, Chair of the Student Life Committee, to present items for consideration. Ms. Pulley made a motion, seconded by Ms. Venable, for approval of an additional room rate for triple and quad occupancy as set out in the corresponding Exhibit 1918, effective Fall 2006. All voted in favor. Ms. Pulley then made a motion for approval of an increase in the ID Fee from $2 to $15, effective Spring 2007 (Exhibit 1919). The motion was seconded by Dr. Fleming and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Mr. Ingram and seconded by Dr. Fleming, and all voted in favor, for approval of an increase in the Orientation Fee as set out in the corresponding Exhibit 1920, that being from $110.00 to $125.00, effective Fall 2007. Mr. Ingram said that he had no Committee report.
Chancellor and President, Dr. Ann Stuart, stated that she had nothing further to report other than to comment that this has been a great year and that she looks forward to the Houston Grand Opening in November and to thank the Board for their support. She announced that the presentation of the University Vision and Strategic Plan would be at the August meeting, as Marketing and Communications was currently working on recruitment materials.
Dr. Bevers stated that she did not have a further report. There being no other business, the meeting concluded.
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