March 20, 1969

REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

Conference Room of Bird Administration Building          March 20, 1969

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University met in called session in the Conference Room of the Bird Administration Building, March 20, 1969 at 10:00 a. m., with the following members present:
Jonathan Woody, Chairman
J. Ramsey Buchanan, Vice-Chairman
Morgan Cooper
Frank Forsyth
Arnold Hyde
Tom Mallonee
Modeal Walsh
Boyce Whitmire
E. J. Whitmire

Members absent:
Harold Mitchell
Mrs. Dan K. Moore
Dr. Charles 0. Van Gorder

Others present:
Alex S. Pow
Frank H. Brown, Jr.
W. Newton Turner
Donald N. Bentz
Taft B. Botner
J. G. Eller
Jim Hamilton
Gerald Hardy
Taylor Huskins
James E. Kirkpatrick
Mrs. Anna Parker
Doug Reed

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Mr. Woody, who presented the minutes of the last meeting, held on January 17, 1969, and the Executive Committee minutes held on February 7, 1969.

Upon motion by Mr. Boyce Whitmire , seconded by Mr. Buchanan, both minutes were approved to become a part of the permanent minute book.

Upon motion by Mr. Cooper, seconded by Mr. Mallonee, the Board unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the issuance of $325,000 building revenue bonds of 1968 , of the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University, dated November 1, 1968. (Exhibit #1 on file in the President's Office. )

Trustee Ramsey Buchanan moved the adoption of the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University desires to adopt a bond resolution authorizing the issuance of $325,000 Western Carolina University Building Revenue Bonds of 1968, dated November 1, 1968, and the Board of Trustees has caused to be prepared a bond resolution authorizing such bonds; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University as follows:

The bond resolution entitled "resolution authorizing the issuance of $325,000 Building Revenue Bonds of 1968, of the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University, dated November 1, 1968, " is hereby adopted.

Trustee Arnold Hyde seconded the motion and the resolution was unanimously adopted.

Trustee Ramsey Buchanan moved the adoption of the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University has heretofore adopted a resolution entitled "Resolution authorizing the issuance of $325,000 Building Revenue Bonds of 1968 of the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University dated November 1, 1968, " and

WHEREAS, the issuance of the bonds thereby authorized must be approved by the Advisory Budget Commission of the State of North Carolina and

WHEREAS, the project to be constructed from the proceeds of said Bonds must be approved by said State Advisory Budget Commission; NOW, THEREFORE ,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of the Western Carolina University as follows:

(1) The Advisory Budget Commission of the State of North Carolina is hereby requested to give its approval to the provisions of said resolution and to the issuance of the $325,000 Bonds thereby authorized and the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University is hereby directed to submit a certified copy of said resolution to said Advisory Budget Commission for its consideration.

(2) The Advisory Budget Commission of the State of North Carolina is hereby requested to give its approval to the project to be constructed from the bonds authorized by said resolution, consisting of an addition to the University's Health and Physical Education Building, and the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University is hereby directed to submit a certified description of said project to said Advisory Budget Commission.

Trustee Arnold Hyde seconded the motion and the resolution was unanimously adopted.

Mr. Frank H. Brown, Jr., gave a brief report on construction of the high-rise dormitory; the Arts and Home Economics Building; additional dormitories; and other facilities.
Upon motion by Mr. Mallonee, seconded by Mr. Cooper, the Board unanimously approved the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Western Carolina University uses alcohol spirits necessary for classroom instruction in the natural sciences, and

WHEREAS, Western Carolina University is a state-supported institution of higher education and is not subject to Federal tax imposed upon alcohol spirits, and

WHEREAS, certain applications and reports must be filed in connection with the use of tax-free alcohol spirits; NOW, THEREFORE

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees delegate authority to the President of the University and/or the Business Manager of the University to sign all applications and documents pertaining to the use of alcohol spirits free of tax.

Mr. Gerald Hardy, Director of University Development, gave an oral report on grants, contracts, and contribution activities. Upon motion by Mr. Walsh, seconded by Mr. Forsyth, the Board passed the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that approval be given for the granting of the degree of B. S. in Education with a major in Library Science. (Exhibit #2 on file in the President's Office.)

Upon motion by Mr. Walsh, seconded by Mr. Forsyth, the Board passed the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that approval be given for the granting of the degree of B. S. in Education with a major in Community Health Education. (Exhibit #3 on file in the President's Office. )

Dr. Pow next gave a brief report on the University's analysis of the State Board of Higher Education long-range study.

Dr. Pow and Mr. Brown gave a report on appropriations and other matters pending before the General Assembly.

Dr. Pow explained to the Board that an invitation was issued to the Middle South Model United Nations to hold its spring meeting on the campus of Western Carolina University prior to his assuming the presidency of the institution. He further explained that permission had been given for the delegates to be housed on the campus and appropriate meeting places would be provided. Because of the delay in the completion of the high-rise dormitory, it is impossible to hold the session on the campus; and arrangements have been worked out with the Junaluska Assembly for the meeting to be held at Lake Junaluska. Upon motion by Mr. Mallonee, seconded by Mr. Buchanan, the Board approved using the Book Exchange funds to pay the additional costs of holding the assembly at Lake Junaluska rather than on campus as originally planned.

Upon motion by Mr. E. J. Whitmire, seconded by Mr. Boyce Whitmire, the Board adopted the following fee schedule for summer school, based on the cost per hour, as presented by Mr. Kirkpatrick:

North Carolina Undergraduate - $11.00
North Carolina Graduate - $13.00
Out-of -State Undergraduate - $16.00
Out-of -State Graduate - $18.00

Upon motion by Mr. Mallonee, seconded by Mr. Cooper, the Board unanimously approved the 1969-70 regular catalog; the 1969-70 graduate catalog; and the 1969 summer school catalog.

Dr. Pow next presented Dr. Taft B. Botner, Dean, School of Education and Psychology, who gave a report on the activities of his school.

Dean Taylor Huskins presented the research which has been done on student regulations. He thereafter introduced Mr. Aaron Hyatt, who gave a report on the techniques of the survey in progress.

Dr. Pow, Dr. Turner, and Mr. Hardy gave a brief report on the proposed international education programs.

Mr. Brown, Mr. Reed, and Dr. Turner gave a brief report on the inaugural plans.

The Board next went into Executive Session. Open Meeting Act

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned for lunch in the University Center Restaurant.

Respectfully submitted,


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Jonathan Woody, Chairman

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Alex S. Pow, Secretary

 

 

 

 

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