Minutes of the Meeting of November 11, 2005
The November 11, 2005 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, Mr. Harry Crumpacker, Mrs. Virginia Dykes, Mr. Kenneth Ingram, Dr. Lou Rodenberger, Ms. Sharon Venable, and Ms. Ann Williams, constituting a quorum.
The Board Chair 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 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 meetings of August 19 and 26, 2005. Upon motion by Mr. Ingram and second by Ms. Venable, the minutes were unanimously approved.
Dr. Bevers noted that no registrations of public testimony items were received for this Board meeting.
Dr. Bevers called upon Mr. Harry Crumpacker, Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, for consideration of Finance and Audit Committee items. Ms. Venable made a motion for approval of the personnel report (Exhibit 1888), acceptance of grants (Exhibit 1889), and contracts and agreements (Exhibit 1890). The motion was seconded by Mr. Crumpacker and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Ms. Williams and seconded by Mr. Ingram, and all voted in favor of approval to extend a contract with the General Land Office for the provision of natural gas to the Denton campus for a contract amount of $1,810,662 indexed to the price posting for the Houston Ship Channel, minus $0.10 per MMBtu, for the 2006-2007 biennium, TWU having a 30-day termination option. Next, Ms. Venable made a motion for approval for the Vice President for Finance and Administration to enter into a contract with CRG to provide furniture for the Houston Educational Building at a maximum cost of $1,740,779 (Exhibit 1891). The motion was seconded by Ms. Williams and unanimously approved. Mr. Crumpacker said that he had no further Committee report.
Dr. Bevers called upon Ms. Ann Williams, Chair of the Institutional Development Committee, for consideration of Committee items. Ms. Williams made a motion, seconded by Ms. Venable, for acceptance of the gifts to TWU (Exhibit 1892). All voted in favor. Ms. Williams said that she had no Committee report.
Next, Dr. Bevers called upon Ms. Ann Williams, serving as Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, to present items for consideration. Ms. Venable made a motion to grant tenure to Dr. Larry LeFlore as Professor in Family Sciences and to Dr. Bruce Krajewski as Professor in English, Speech, and Foreign Languages. The motion was seconded by Mr. Ingram and unanimously approved. Ms. Williams said she had no Committee report.
Dr. Bevers then called upon Mr. Kenneth Ingram, serving as 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. Mr. Crumpacker made a motion, seconded by Mr. Ingram, for approval of an increase in Room Rates as set out in the corresponding Exhibit 1893, effective Fall 2006. All voted in favor. Ms. Williams then made a motion for approval of an increase in Board Rates as set out in the corresponding Exhibit 1894, effective Fall 2006. The motion was seconded by Mr. Ingram and unanimously approved. 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 encourage everyone to attend the luncheon and reception honoring the recipients of the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award. She announced that the presentation regarding Financial Aid issues important to Higher Education would be postponed to a later time.
Dr. Bevers stated that she, as well, did not have a further report.
Due to time constraints, the Board decided not to hold the Strategic Planning Workshop, but discussed having a Retreat in January to devote more time and effort to this project. There being no further business, the meeting concluded.
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