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Minutes of the Meeting of June 8, 2007

The June 8, 2007 meeting of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents was called to order at the appointed time and place by Ms. Tegwin Pulley, Board Vice Chair and Assist. Presiding Officer. Present were Ms. Pulley, Mrs. Virginia Dykes, Dr. William Fleming, Ms. Christianne Kellet, Dr. Cecilia Moreno, Mr. Mike McCullough, Dr. Lou Rodenberger, Mr. George Schrader, and Ms. Sharon Venable, constituting a quorum.

Ms. Pulley 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, 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 then considered approval of the minutes of the Board meeting of February 23, 2007 and the Board teleconference of February 28, 2007. Upon motion by Ms. Venable and second by Mrs. Dykes, these minutes were unanimously approved. Ms. Pulley noted that no registrations of public testimony items were received for this Board meeting.

Ms. Pulley called for consideration of the Finance and Audit Committee items, the Committee being chaired by Ms. Sharon Venable. Ms. Venable made a motion for approval of the personnel report (Exhibit 1954), the acceptance of grants (Exhibit 1955), and the contracts and agreements (Exhibit 1956). The motion was seconded by Mr. McCullough and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Ms. Venable to authorize the expenditure of a maximum of $1 million from Board Authorized Tuition Fund Balance for repairs and renovations to storm-damaged areas on the Denton Campus (Exhibit 1957), which was seconded by Mrs. Dykes, and all voted in favor. There was no Committee report.

Mrs. Dykes made a motion, seconded by Mr. McCullough, for acceptance of the gifts to TWU (Exhibit 1958). All voted in favor. Mrs. Virginia Dykes, Chair of the Institutional Development Committee, said that she had no Committee report.

Next, Mr. McCullough made a motion for approval to offer the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biochemistry (Exhibit 1959). The motion was seconded by Dr. Moreno and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Dr. Fleming and seconded by Mrs. Dykes for approval of the amendments to the Constitution of the Faculty Senate of Texas Woman’s University as presented in Exhibit 1960. All voted in favor. Ms. Venable then made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Dykes, to approve the faculty promotion and/or tenure recommendations listed in Exhibit 1961. All voted in favor. Next, Dr. Fleming made a motion to approve the recommendations for emeritus status for the retiring faculty listed in Exhibit 1961. The motion was seconded by Mr. Schrader, and all voted in favor. There was no further Committee report.

Dr. William Fleming, Chair of the Information Services Committee, stated that there was no Committee report.

Ms. Pulley called for consideration of Student Life Committee items. Mr. Schrader made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Dykes, for approval of an additional construction project in the amount of $265,368 from Pledged Auxiliary Fund Balance for renovation of the Stark Hall Fire Alarm System. All voted in favor. Mrs. Dykes then made a motion for approval of an additional construction project in the amount of $62,500 from Pledged Auxiliary Fund Balance for repairs and improvements in the Jones Hall Residence Hall. The motion was seconded by Dr. Rodenberger and unanimously approved. Dr. Lou Rodenberger, Chair of the Student Life Committee, stated that she had no further report, but commented that she was delighted to be on the Committee.

In the report from the Chancellor and President, Dr. Ann Stuart circulated an ad featured in the Texas Monthly magazine, which was a two-page, colorful ad about TWU. She stated that this type of recognition and exposure aids TWU’s strategic plan in keeping TWU as a leader in higher education in the State of Texas. In conclusion, Dr. Stuart thanked the Board for all their support and said that she looks forward to the coming year.

Ms. Pulley thanked everyone for a good meeting. There being no other business, the meeting concluded.

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