August 2, 1972


Conference Room of Bird Administration Building          August 2, 1972

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University met in a called session at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 2, 1972, in the Conference Room of Bird Administration Building. The following members were present:
Thomas L. Mallonee, Vice-Chairman
Jack E. Abbott
C. Jack Arrington
Robert L. Edwards
F. Carl Harman
Arnold Hyde
Ted Jordan
Reginald E. Moody
Charles 0. Van Gorder
Modeal Walsh
Dwight Nelson

Others present were:

Jack K. Carlton
Frank H. Brown, Jr.
Doyle M. Dillard
Virginia P. Molinatto
A. Doug Reed
Brooks Sanders
William E. Scott

Mr. Mallonee called the meeting to order. He introduced the two new members of the Board: Mr. Reginald E. Moody and Mr. Modeal Walsh; and welcomed Dr. Jack K. Carlton, Chancellor, to the campus. The roll call indicated the absence of three members: Senator Clyde M. Norton, who was called out of town on urgent business; Mr. Boyce Whitmire, who also was involved with an important business matter; and Dr. Charles 0. Van Gorder who had indicated he would attend the meeting. It was the consensus of the Board to delay action regarding the absences until the end of the meeting.

Drafts of minutes of the meetings of the Board of Trustees of May 3, 1972, May 29, 1972, and June 14, 1972, had been mailed to the members of the Board. Mr. Mallonee asked for corrections or changes to the minutes. Mr. Harman moved that the minutes be approved and be made a part of the permanent minute book. The motion was seconded by Mr. Abbott, and unanimously carried.

Mr. Scott presented a review of the 1971 General Statute with respect to meetings of public boards, placing emphasis on the matters which could be brought forth at closed sessions. (See Exhibit #1 on file in the Chancellor's Office for a copy of ARTICLE 33B "Meetings of Governmental Bodies.")

Mr. Mallonee stated the next order of business would be the election of officers and asked if the Board wished to go into executive session for the transaction of the election. It was the consensus of the Board to proceed with the election of officers at a closed session. At this point all visitors were excused and the Board went into an executive session.Open Meeting Act

Upon motion of Mr. Hyde, seconded by Mr. Edwards, it was unanimously carried that the meeting adjourn at 12:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Jack E. Abbott, Chairman

Arnold Hyde, Secretary





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