February 18, 2006
Olde Stone House
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Minutes of Meeting of the Board of Trustees
Members present: Karl Folkens (Chair), Larry Durham, Mary Jean Martin, Leland Cox, Janet Smalley, Glenda Owens, Polly Ford, Sanita Savage, Sue Smith-Rex, Donna Tinsley, Kathy Bigham, Skip Tuttle, Anthony J. DiGiorgio (ex officio).
Members absent: None
Representatives present: Willie Lyles, Student Representative; Tim Daugherty, Faculty Representative
Representatives absent: None
Others present: Karen Bair of The Rock Hill Herald, Will Atkinson of The Johnsonian, and Mike Crowder of WRHI as well as faculty and staff of Winthrop University
The Board of Trustees met on Saturday, February 18, 2006 on the campus of Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.
Call to OrderChair Folkens called the meeting to order at 9:06 a. m.
Approval of Board Minutes of November 11, 2006Lee Cox moved, seconded by Mary Jean Martin, that the Board approve the minutes as modified. This motion was approved unanimously by voice vote.
Report of the Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees met on campus on February 1, 2006. The Executive Committee reviewed and discussed several matters but took no actions.
The vast majority of the materials reviewed have been provided to the Board in the most recent packet of updates. In addition, many issues discussed will be a part of today’s agendas or within the retreat presentations.
The Executive Committee also had an executive session for discussion of legal, personnel, and contractual matters. No action was taken in the executive session.
Report of the Finance CommitteeSkip Tuttle, chair of the Finance committee, summarized a Resolution to Authorize the Issuance of State Institution Bonds for $6.5 Million for Winthrop University. The committee asked the Board to consider adopting this resolution. The resolution passed unanimously.
Old BusinessThere was no old business.
New BusinessThere was no new business.
Chair Folkens then yielded the floor to President DiGiorgio who gave a series of presentations to the Board. These presentations included updates, status reports, and future plans for a wide range of issues pertinent to the University.
Polly Ford moved, seconded by Donna Tinsley, that the Board recess for the day. The motion was passed unanimously by voice vote and the Board recessed at 4:20 p.m.
Call to OrderChair Folkens called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2006 for the purpose of continuing the retreat.
Executive SessionLarry Durham made a motion, seconded by Sanita Savage, that the Board move into Executive Session with Tim Daugherty as a guest for discussion of legal matters. The motion was passed unanimously by voice vote. The Executive Session was conducted and no actions were taken. Larry Durham moved, seconded by Lee Cox, that the Board go back into Public Session. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
The members spent the remaining time in a discussion and self-evaluation of their roles as board members of a public university.
AdjournmentChair Folkens adjourned the meeting without objection at 12:42.
Minutes submitted by Kimberly Faust, Secretary to the Board for 2005-06.