June 27, 1973


Catamount Room, A. K. Hinds University Center           June 27, 1973   

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees met in special session on June 27, 1973, at 10:00 a.m. in the A. K. Hinds University Center. Members present were:

Chairman Jack Abbott
Vice Chairman Thomas Mallonee
Secretary Arnold Hyde
Mr. Robert Edwards
Dr. David Henson
Mr. Reg Moody
Mr. Harold Rogers
Mr. Modeal Walsh

Mr. Carl Harman and Mr. Ted Jordan were out of the state on business; Dr. Charles Van Gorder and Mr. Jack Arrington had asked to be excused because of the press of other duties; and Senator Clyde Norton was ill. Mr. Hyde moved that each of these be given an excused absence, Mr. Walsh seconded, and the motion passed.

Minutes of the May 30 meeting had been mailed to members of the Board. There being no additions or corrections, the minutes were declared approved as written.

Because items 4-8 of the agenda concerned salary and personnel matters, Mr. Abbott requested that the Board go into executive session. However, Mr. Rogers moved that a vote be taken to remove from the table his motion which was tabled at the May 30 meeting. Mr. Hyde seconded the motion. Mr. Abbott distributed copies of a letter from Dr. Friday (Exhibit #1 on file in the Chancellor's Office) and stated that Dr. Friday, in conversation with Mr. Abbott, had expressed a preference to wait for appointment of the new Board of Trustees and then meet with members of both Boards. Mr. Abbott further stated that Mr. Rogers' formal motion on May 30 was to the effect that Dr. Friday be requested to investigate the situation on the controversy at Western Carolina University. The vote was taken on Mr. Rogers' motion and passed.

At this time, the Board went into executive session. Open Meeting Act

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Jack E. Abbott, Chairman

Arnold Hyde, Secretary






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