ACTIONS EMANATING FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION
Chairman Long announced that there were no actions emanating from today’s Executive Session.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Paul Martinelli moved that the minutes of the February 2, 2009, February 6, 2009, and March 6, 2009 meetings be approved. The motion was seconded by Dr. Charles Vest, and passed.
INTERIM PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Interim President, C. Peter Magrath, made the following comments:
Dr. Magrath has been in close contact with President-elect, James Clements, and they are working together to facilitate a smooth transition.
There are currently two significant searches under way at West Virginia University. A committee is being organized to conduct WVU’s search for a permanent provost. The composition of this panel will be announced in the near future. In addition, the search for the Chancellor of Health Sciences is moving forward. It is anticipated that in early to mid-June, the President-elect will start reviewing the top prospects.
As discussed during today’s Board meeting, the endorsement of the Health Sciences restructuring proposal is a big move forward for Health Sciences, the university, and the entire healthcare system.
April 14-18, 2009 has been designated as a special week to highlight WVU’s premier cancer care. From exemplary patient care, to cutting-edge research, public outreach and education, the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center (MBRCC) at West Virginia University’s Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center will share its journey with state citizens and the world during this time. Some of the nation’s pre-eminent scientists will be on campus to discuss the latest research in their fields. In addition, survivors and current patients will tell their stories of hope and survival, and cancer center nurses, doctors, researchers and students will discuss their passion for treating and curing cancer.
Recent student recognitions at West Virginia University include the announcement of two Goldwater Scholars and one Truman Scholar, in addition to two undergraduate students receiving a special acknowledgement from the Department of Homeland Security.
Associate Provost for Extension & Public Service, Dave Miller, who serves as the legislative liaison for West Virginia University, reported on several topics being worked on during the current legislative session.
April 3, 2009