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WINTHROP UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

February 9-11, 2007 - 1:00 pm
Olde Stone House
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, South Carolina

Minutes of Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Members present:              Karl Folkens (Chair), Leland Cox, Janet Smalley, Glenda Owens, Sue
                                        Smith-Rex, Donna Tinsley, Kathy Bigham, Frances Davenport, Jane
                                        LaRoche, Sam Foster, Anthony J. DiGiorgio (ex officio).
Members absent:               Larry Durham, David Vipperman
Representatives present:    Tim Daugherty, Faculty Representative, Dustin Evatt, Student
                                        Representative
Representatives absent:     None
Others present:                 Kimberly Faust


The Board of Trustees met on Friday, February 9 through February 11, 2007 on the campus of Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.

Call to Order
Chair Folkens called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, February 9.

Executive Session
Sue Smith Rex moved, seconded by Jane LaRoche the Board move into executive session for the discussion of personnel, contractual, and legal issues. No action was taken in the executive session. Frances Davenport moved, seconded by David Vipperman that the Board end the executive session and move back into public session. The motion passed unanimously.

Adjournment
Janet Smalley moved, seconded by Lee Cox, the Board adjourn the meeting for the day. The motion was passed unanimously by voice vote and the Board adjourned at 6:09 p.m.

Call to Order
Chair Folkens called the meeting to order at 9:20 a.m. on Saturday, February 10. As there were no requests made for public comments, the meeting began as the Chair introduced the newest member of the Board, Mr. Samuel Foster. Mr. Foster has been appointed as the designee of Dr. Jim Rex, the State Superintendent of Education.

Approval of Board Minutes of November 17, 2006
Lee Cox moved, seconded by Janet Smalley, the Board approve the minutes as presented. 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 January 23, 2007. 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 this weekend’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.

Old Business
There was no old business.

New Business
There 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.

Adjournment
Kathy Bigham moved, seconded by Sam Foster, the Board adjourn the meeting for the day. The motion was passed unanimously by voice vote and the Board adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

Call to Order
Chair Folkens again called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 11.

Executive Session
Lee Cox moved, seconded by Kathy Bigham, the Board move into executive session for the discussion of personnel, contractual, and legal issues. No action was taken in the executive session. Jane LaRoche moved, seconded by Donna Tinsley, the Board end the executive session and move back into public session. The motion passed unanimously.

The members spent the remaining time in a discussion of the Core Commitment program and self-evaluation of their roles as board members of a public university.

Adjournment
Chair Folkens adjourned the meeting without objection at 1:07.


Minutes submitted by Kimberly Faust, Secretary to the Board for 2006-07.

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