WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
May 18, 2009
A special meeting of the West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Board of Governors was held on Monday, May 18, 2009 in Rooms
2209-2211 at WVU Parkersburg beginning at 5:00 p.m. Board
members present were: Joe Campbell, Gerard El Chaar, Curtis
Miller, Gregory K. Smith, William H. Hopkins, Keith Burdette,
Matthew Santer, Kim Starkey, and Violet Mosser. Absent were
Cindy Bullock, Rock Wilson, and Kennad Lee Skeen, II. Others
present included Dr. Marie Foster Gnage and Patsy Bee.
Guests present included administrators, faculty, staff,
students, members of the community and the media.
Call to Order
Mr. Campbell, Chair of the WVU at Parkersburg Board of
Governors, called the meeting to order.
Roll Call was taken by Patsy Bee, Executive Assistant to
the President, noting that a quorum was present.
Minutes of the emergency meeting scheduled on April 27, 2009 was
approved upon a motion by Mr. Burdette and second by Mr. Miller.
Board Chair Report
Chairman Campbell provided an update on the community forum held
at the college and noted that a lot of good information was
provided at all the forums and the online survey. He asked
Connie Dziagwa, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
to provide a summary of the survey results. Board member
Matthew Santer provided an update on the faculty forum. Board
member Violet Mosser provided an update on the staff forum, and
Board member Kim Starkey provided an update on the student
President Gnage provided an update to the Board on college
events and activities. She also thanked Board members that were
able to attend and participate in the commencement ceremony.
Executive Session under the authority of WV Code §6-9A-4-2A
Mr. Smith moved to go into Executive Session Mr. Miller seconded
the motion. Motion passed. The Board went into Executive
Session at approximately 5:45 p.m.
At approximately 7:10 p.m. Mr. Burdette moved to return from
Executive Session Ms. Starkey seconded the motion. Motion
Mr. Smith moved to accept the Memorandum of Understanding with
West Virginia University, and that a letter be sent to the WVU
Board of Governors asking that the two-year termination clause
in the Trademark License Agreement be changed to mirror the
Memorandum of Understanding and then it would also be approved.
Mr. Miller seconded the motion. Motion passed. Chairman
Campbell announced that he would contact the WVU Board Chair by
telephone and follow-up with a letter.
The next regular meeting of the WVU at Parkersburg Board of
Governors will be held on Wednesday, June 10 at 5:45 p.m. in
With no further business to be discussed, Mr. Miller moved that
the meeting be adjourned, Mr. Hopkins seconded the motion.
Executive Assistant to the President
____________________________________ Joe D.