Minutes of the Meeting of June 4, 2010
The June 4, 2010 meeting of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents was called to order at the appointed time and place by Mr. Harry Crumpacker, Board Chair and Presiding Officer. Present were Mr. Crumpacker, Ms. Sarah Adams, Mrs. Sue Bancroft, Mrs. Virginia Dykes, Dr. Ann Scanlon McGinity, Dr. Cecilia Moreno, Mr. George Schrader, and Mrs. Mary Wilson, constituting a quorum.
Mr. Crumpacker 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 the 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 Board meetings of February 1 and February 19, 2010. Upon motion by Mr. McCullough and second by Dr. Moreno, these minutes were unanimously approved.
A motion was made by Mr. McCullough to extend the contract and salary of the TWU Chancellor and President for a period of three years from June 4, 2010, this being in the best interest of the institution, which was seconded by Mrs. Wilson and approved unanimously. Mr. Crumpacker congratulated Dr. Ann Stuart for her willingness to stay with TWU and stated that she requested that she be given no salary increase. Dr. Stuart thanked the Regents for the confidence they have placed in her leadership abilities.
Mr. Crumpacker noted that no registrations of public testimony items were received for this Board meeting.
Mr. Crumpacker called for consideration of the Finance and Audit Committee items. Mrs. Bancroft made a motion for approval of the personnel report (Exhibit 2095) and the acceptance of grants (Exhibit 2096). The motion was seconded by Dr. Moreno and unanimously approved. Next, a motion was made by Mrs. Bancroft and seconded by Dr. Scanlon McGinity for approval of the TWU Investment Policy (Exhibit 2097). All voted in favor. After motion by Dr. Scanlon McGinity and second by Mr. McCullough, the Board voted unanimously for approval to authorize the Vice President for Finance and Administration to enter into a contract with Vaughn Nelson Investment Management, LP to serve as operating fund investment manager for two years with three one-year extension options. Mr. Crumpacker noted that Agenda item VI.D. was not being considered today. A motion was made by Mrs. Wilson for approval to increase the budget for the Stoddard Hall Exterior Improvements Project from $1,475,000 to $1,725,000, the additional $250,000 to come from Tuition Revenue Bonds, Series 2002 proceeds, which was seconded by Mr. McCullough, and all voted in favor. Mrs. Wilson made a motion for approval to adopt a three (3) installment payment plan for the long Summer term, effective Summer 2011, which motion was seconded by Mrs. Bancroft and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Mrs. Bancroft and seconded by Dr. Moreno for approval of the Compass Bank Governmental Entity Account Resolution which identifies the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration, and the Associate Vice President and Controller to make banking transaction on TWU accounts (Exhibit 2098). All voted in favor. Mrs. Bancroft made a motion for approval to authorize the Vice President for Finance and Administration to enter into a contract with Humphrey & Associates, Inc. for the Phase III and IV Electrical Infrastructure Project in the amount of $4,424,218 (Exhibit 2099). The motion was seconded by Mr. McCullough and unanimously approved.
Mr. Crumpacker then called for consideration of the Institutional Development Committee items. Mrs. Wilson made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Bancroft, for acceptance of the gifts to TWU (Exhibit 2100). All voted in favor.
Next, Mr. Crumpacker called for Academic Affairs Committee items. Mrs. Bancroft made a motion for approval of Faculty Development Leaves (Exhibit 2101). The motion was seconded by Mrs. Wilson and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Mrs. Wilson and seconded by Dr. Moreno for approval of Collin Higher Education Center fees (Exhibit 2102). All voted in favor. Dr. Moreno made a motion for approval for distance delivery of the M.S. in Nursing—Health Systems Management degree (Exhibit 2103), which motion was seconded by Dr. Scanlon McGinity and unanimously approved. Mrs. Wilson then made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Bancroft, to approve the recommendations of the Chancellor of faculty for promotion and tenure, listed in Exhibit 2104. All voted in favor. Mrs. Bancroft made a motion for approval of the recommendations of the Chancellor for emeritus status for the retiring faculty, listed in Exhibit 2104. The motion was seconded by Mr. McCullough and unanimously approved.
Mr. Crumpacker called for consideration of the Information Services Committee items. A motion was made by Dr. Scanlon McGinity and seconded by Mrs. Bancroft for approval to transfer $850,000 from Technology Fee Fund Balance to Technology Fee M&O (Exhibit 2105). All voted in favor.
Mr. Crumpacker called for consideration of Student Life Committee items. Mrs. Wilson made a motion for approval of an expenditure of up to $77,000 from the Pledged Auxiliary Fund Balance to install exterior PTZ Security Network Cameras for the Lowery Woods Apartment Complex, which motion was seconded by Mrs. Bancroft and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Mr. McCullough and seconded by Mrs. Wilson, and all voted in favor, for approval of a change in the Residence Hall Visitation Policy for Stark Hall to allow unlimited visitation from 10:00 a.m. on Fridays to 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and to continue the existing visitation hours for the remainder of the days of the week, effective Fall 2010 (Exhibit 2106). After motion by Dr. Moreno and second by Mr. McCullough, the Board voted unanimously for approval to seek permission from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to charge a nonresident tuition of $198 per semester credit hour, effective Fall 2010, for undergraduate students residing in Oklahoma, this recommendation being in the best interest of Texas Woman’s University and not causing unreasonable harm to any other institution, subject to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board permission (Exhibit 2107).
In the report from the Chancellor and President, Dr. Stuart thanked the Regents for the renewal of her contract and stated that she was grateful for the opportunity to serve for the next three years. She also thanked the administration and said that the University’s success was a team effort; therefore, she could not be leading without their support. Dr. Stuart commented that TWU is in good shape and that many exciting things will be taking place at TWU, such as the dedication of the new TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas campus. Consequently, she reminded the Regents, this will be the last Board meeting in this building. Next, Dr. Stuart thanked and recognized Ms. Amanda Simpson, Director of News and Information in the Office of Marketing and Communications, for making us “TV stars” in the many news video clips that the Regents have seen in the most recent meetings that celebrate the achievements of the University’s students, faculty, and staff. One of the video clips that the Regents did not see today but that could possibly be presented at the next Board meeting, she said, features TWU Dance student, Mr. Jose Zamora, who received the Javits Fellowship award last year, performing along with his own troop during the National College Dance Festival in Washington, D.C. Dr. Stuart added that TWU was one of a very few universities invited to this event. In conclusion, she asked Dr. Richard Nicholas, Vice President for Student Life, to invite Dr. Monica Mendez-Grant, Associate Vice President for Student Life, to the next Board meeting to inform the Regents about what strategies are being used for the advancement of TWU’s programs to compete and succeed in attaining regional and national awards in an effort to gain recognition for TWU’s students, faculty, and staff.
As he brought the meeting to a close, Mr. Crumpacker thanked everyone for attending today’s meeting and again thanked Dr. Stuart for her acceptance to stay at TWU for the next three years, adding that this was wonderful for TWU.
There being no other business, the meeting concluded.
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