Minutes of the Meeting of November 9, 2006
The November 9, 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, Mr. Harry Crumpacker, Mrs. Virginia Dykes, Dr. William Fleming, Mr. Kenneth Ingram, Ms. Tegwin Pulley, Dr. Lou Rodenberger, Ms. Rachal Salter, Ms. Sharon Venable, and Ms. Ann Williams, constituting a quorum.
There was no executive session.
The Board first considered approval of the minutes of the Board of Regents meeting of August 25, 2006. Upon motion by Mr. Crumpacker and second by Ms. Williams, these minutes were unanimously approved. Dr. Bevers noted that no registrations of public testimony items were received for this Board meeting.
Dr. Bevers called for consideration of Finance and Audit Committee items, the Committee chaired by Mr. Harry Crumpacker. Ms. Williams made a motion for approval of the personnel report (Exhibit 1933) and the acceptance of grants (Exhibit 1934). The motion was seconded by Mrs. Dykes and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Ms. Venable to increase the financial commitment for the construction of the new Dallas Parkland Institute of Health Sciences from $10 million to $15 million, which was seconded by Dr. Fleming and all voted in favor. Next, Dr. Fleming made a motion for approval to increase Board Authorized Tuition from $78 per semester credit hour to $93 per semester credit hour, effective Fall 2007 (Exhibit 1935). The motion was seconded by Ms. Williams and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Mr. Crumpacker and seconded by Ms. Williams, and all voted in favor to approve the First Amendment to the Boundary Line Encroachment Agreement among The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, and Texas Woman’s University, relating to the TWU Houston campus. Mr. Ingram then made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Dykes, to add the sum of $10,000 during FY 2007 for purchasing land and structures within the designated TWU Master Plan Expansion Area for no more than the appraised value. All voted in favor. Mr. John Lawhon, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Regents, distributed a property map and noted that TWU closed on two properties last week, will be closing on two more properties next week, and will finalize another purchase in January. Mr. Crumpacker had no Committee report.
Ms. Ann Williams made a motion, seconded by Ms. Venable, for acceptance of the gifts to TWU (Exhibit 1936). All voted in favor. Ms. Williams said that she had no Committee report.
Next, Dr. Bevers called upon Ms. Tegwin Pulley, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, to present items for consideration. Ms. Williams made a motion for approval to increase the fee for courses offered at the Universities Center at Dallas (UCD) from $25 per semester credit hour to $35 per semester credit hour, effective Summer 2007 (Exhibit 1937). The motion was seconded by Mrs. Dykes and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Mr. Crumpacker and seconded by Ms. Venable for approval to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (Exhibit 1938). The motion passed with one abstention. Ms. Pulley said that she had no further 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. Mr. Ingram made a motion, seconded by Ms. Williams, for approval of an increase in room rates as set out in the corresponding Exhibit 1939, effective Fall 2007. All voted in favor. Mr. Crumpacker then made a motion for approval of an increase in board rates as set out in the corresponding Exhibit 1940, effective Fall 2007. The motion was seconded by Ms. Williams and unanimously approved. A motion was made by Mr. Crumpacker and seconded by Ms. Williams, and all voted in favor, for approval of a TWU Fitness and Recreation Fee and for setting the fee at $75 per semester for Fall, Spring, and Summer III semesters; $37.50 per semester for Summer I and Sumer II semesters; and $18.75 per semester for Maymesters, as previously approved by student referendum and subject to approval by the Legislature, effective Fall 2007 (Exhibit 1941). Mr. Ingram said that he had no Committee report.
There being no other business, the meeting concluded.
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