December 6, 1971


Conference Room of Bird Administration Building      December 6, 1971

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University met in special session at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 6, 1971, in the Conference Room of Bird Administration Building. The following members were present:

Wallace N. Hyde, Chairman
Thomas L. Mallonee, Vice-Chairman
Jack E. Abbott
Robert L. Edwards
F. Carl Harman
Arnold J. Hyde
Ted Jordan
Gregory K. Lockamy
W. Harold Mitchell
Clyde M. Norton
Charles O. Van Gorder
Boyce A. Whitmire
E. J. Whitmire

Others present were:

Frank H. Brown, Jr.
Doyle M. Dillard
S. Aaron Hyatt
Virginia P. Molinatto
A. Douglas Reed
William E. Scott
W. Newton Turner
Robert L. Waters

Dr. Hyde called the meeting to order. The roll call indicated 100% attendance.

Dr. Hyde welcomed the new member to the Board, Robert L. Edwards, Superintendent of Madison County School System, and congratulated Boyce A. Whitmire and Ted Jordan on their reappointment to the Board.

Mr. E. J. Whitmire, Chairman of the Building Committee, gave a report with respect to the football stadium and science building, stating that the site for the new science building is adjacent to the present Stillwell Science Building and would incorporate a portion of the present football field. He further stated that the University has the land for the new stadium. He presented figures totaling $401,820, approximately one-half of the amount needed for the matching funds of $800,000. The balance of the matching funds would be raised through a campaign. The sale of bonds would provide the remainder of the $1.6 million needed for the stadium. Mr. Waters was requested to comment on the proposed use of astro-turf in the stadium. He personally prefers the astro-turf. Mr. Waters stated that although the initial cost is much greater, the over-all cost of maintenance, et cetera would be less, with the expected life of astro-turf being 20 years. Mr. Arnold Hyde moved that the Chairman and President appoint a committee to study plans for development of a campaign to raise funds for the stadium. The motion was seconded by Mr. Mitchell, and unanimously carried by the Board.

Mr. Brown brought to the attention of the Board the urgency of getting these projects underway stating that a projection of capital improvements for the next six years must be presented to Raleigh prior to February 1.

Mr. Scott presented a resolution with respect to on-campus residence hall living. After some discussion, Mr. Boyce A. Whitmire moved the adoption of the resolution. The motion was seconded by Mr. Abbott, and unanimously approved by the Board.

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University is of the opinion that on-campus residence hall living provides students with unique opportunities through fellowship, associations, and involvement in educational, social, and recreational programs.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that all students, except married students and local commuting students, be required to live on campus in residence halls, provided space is available.

The University administration is instructed to take appropriate steps for the implementation of this resolution.

Dr. Hyde read a letter from Mrs. Pow in which she thanked the Board for the fruit basket. He then report on Dr. Pow's progress. Mr. Brown also stated to the Board the report he had received from Dr. Pow's sister, Mrs. T. E. Green.

Dr. Hyde presented the committee appointments for 1971-72, which are as follows:


Dr. Wallace N. Hyde, Chairman
Mr. F. Carl Harman
Mr. Arnold Hyde
Mr. Gregory K. Lockamy
Mr. Thomas L. Mallonee, Vice-Chairman
Mr. W. Harold Mitchell
Dr. Charles 0. Van Gorder


Mr. E. J. Whitmire, Chairman
Mr. Jack E. Abbott
Mr. Robert L. Edwards
Mr. Ted Jordan
Senator Clyde M. Norton
Mr. Boyce A. Whitmire
Dr. Wallace N. Hyde, ex-officio


Mr. Thomas L. Mallonee, Chairman
Mr. Arnold Hyde
Mr. Gregory K. Lockamy
Mr. W. Harold Mitchell


Mr. Jack E. Abbott, Chairman
Mr. Robert L. Edwards
Mr. Arnold Hyde
Mr. Thomas L. Mallonee
Dr. Wallace N. Hyde, ex-officio


Mr. Boyce Whitmire, Chairman
Mr. F. Carl Harman
Mr. W. Harold Mitchell


Dr. Wallace N. Hyde, Chairman
Mr. Jack E. Abbott
Mr. F. Carl Harman
Dr. Alex S. Pow
Dr. Charles 0. Van Gorder
Mr. E. J. Whitmire

Upon motion by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Dr. Van Gorder, the Board unanimously approved the adoption of the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Mr. Modeal Walsh of Robbinsville, North Carolina, has given outstanding service to Western Carolina University as a Member of the Board of Trustees since 1963; and,

WHEREAS, he has given tirelessly of his time and energies to the advancement and development of the University; and,

WHEREAS, through his service on the Executive Committee, as Chairman of the Instructional Committee, and as Chairman of the Personnel Committee, he has brought to the University keen insights for its improvement and an alert awareness of its needs; and,

WHEREAS, Mr. Walsh, throughout the years of his membership on the Board, demonstrated a special awareness and friendship for the University's students, faculty members, administrators, and fellow Board members;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University that Mr. Modeal Walsh be and hereby is commended for his devotion to the University, his outstanding accomplishment as a member of the Board of Trustees, and his constant efforts to further improve, advance, and develop this institution as an instrument of service to the people of North Carolina.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be delivered to Mr. Walsh and spread upon the minutes of the Board of Trustees.

UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED by the Board, this, the sixth day of December, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy One.


/s/ Wallace N. Hyde, Chairman
/s/ Alex S. Pow, Secretary

At this point the Board went into Executive Session. Open Meeting Act

There being no further business, the Board adjourned at 12:15 p. M.

Respectfully submitted,

Wallace N. Hyde, Chairman

Frank H. Brown, Jr., Acting Secretary


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