Committees

Board of Trustees Officers for 2017-2018

Chairman Dr. William Harris
Vice Chairman Mrs. Sue Henderson
Secretary Mr. Scott Wierman
Assistant Secretary Ms. Camille Kluttz-Leach

Committee Membership for 2017-2018

Executive Committee

202-A Blair Hall

The Executive Committee shall function as a policy advisory committee to the chancellor on all matters which require action between regularly scheduled meetings of the Board except that the Executive Committee is authorized to act on behalf of the full Board of Trustees between full Board meetings on all matters of interest to the Board, including approval of appropriate academic and administrative appointments, when immediate action of the Board of Trustees is required and a quorum of the full Board cannot be obtained.

Dr. William Harris Mr. Jerry M. Shortt
Mrs. Coretta Bigelow Mr. Scott Wierman
Mr. Kelvin Farmer Mrs. Sue Henderson
Dr. Elwood Robinson, Chancellor Ms. Corlis Sellers, Assistant

Academic Affairs Committee

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday before quarterly board meeting
Chancellor's Conference Room 200 Blair Hall

The duties of the Academic Affairs Committee shall include the preparation of the quarterly Academic Affairs report to the Board that includes reviews, discussions, recommendations, and reports to the full Board on strategic and operational issues to include:

  • programs of instruction, research, service, and economic development;
  • recruitment and retention;
  • grants and contracts;
  • organizational structure;
  • accreditation status; and other initiatives within the Division of Academic Affairs.
Chair Mrs. Sue Henderson
Member Mrs. Drewry Nostitz
Member Mr. Scott Wierman
SGA President Mr. Javonty Hunter
Interim Provost, ex officio Dr. Carolyn Berry
Assistant Ms. London Mickle

Advancement Committee

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday before quarterly board meeting
Advancement Conference Room 308 Blair Hall

The duties of the University Advancement Committee shall & include the preparation of a quarterly Advancement Relations report to the Board which includes recommended policies with respect to:

  1. Development, implementation and management of fundraising activities, including capital campaigns.
  2. Development of university marketing and communications programs.
Chair Mr. Kelvin Farmer
Member Mrs. Sue Henderson
Member Mr. David Smith
member Mrs. Drewry Nostitz
SGA President Mr. Javonty Hunter
Vice Chancellor, ex officio Mrs. Michelle Cook
Assistant Ms. Dionne Evans

Audit Committee

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday before quarterly board meeting
Chancellor's Conference Room 200 Blair Hall

The duties of the Audit Committee shall include the preparation of a quarterly Internal Audit and Compliance report to the Board which includes conclusions drawn and recommendations set forth concerning reviews, investigations and internal audit activities focused on:

  1. University compliance with internal and external policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  2. Risk assessment.
  3. The reliability and integrity of financial, operational and associated information .
  4. The effectiveness and efficiency of operations.
  5. Safeguarding assets.
  6. The accomplishment of established goals and objectives by university divisions, units and operations.
Chair Mr. Robert Clark
Member Mr. Kelvin Farmer
member Ms. Kathleen Kelly
Member Mr. Jerry M. Shortt
Chief Audit officer, ex officio Mrs. Shannon Henry
Assistant Mr. Austin Grier

Grievance & Appeals Committee

Thursday before quarterly board meeting
202-A Blair Hall

The duties of the Appeals Committee shall include the preparation of a quarterly personnel and tenure report to the Board that includes:

  1. Hearing appeals from the decisions of the Chancellor filed by faculty, staff and students from the EPA Non-Faculty Committee, The Student Judicial Council, The Faculty Committee on Discharge, Non-Reappointment and Promotion, The Faculty Grievance Committee and such other grievance hearing committees as may be established in the future.
  2. The Grievance Appeal Committee is further charged with approving guidelines and procedures for the processing of each appeal according to the policies granting jurisdiction of the appeals. 3. The Grievance Appeal Committee is authorized to act on behalf of the full Board of Trustees between full Board meetings. At the next regularly scheduled meeting of the full Board, a report will be made of the Committee’s findings and any recommendations for further action it believes necessary.
Chair Mr. Jerry M. Shortt
member Mrs. Sue Henderson
member Mr. Kelvin Farmer
Chief Legal Council Mr. Ivey Brown
Assistant Ms. Tiffany Turner

Board of Trustees of the Endowment Committee

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Thursday before quarterly board meeting
Chancellor's Conference Room 200 Blair Hall

To acknowledges its fiduciary responsibility and act in the exclusive interest of the Endowment Fund as follows:

  1. Develop and communicate to the Investment Managers the investment goals, guidelines and performance measurement standards that are consistent with the needs of the Endowment Fund, including any material changes that may subsequently occur.
  2. Evaluate and appoint Investment Managers to invest and manage the assets.
  3. Review and evaluate the performance of the Investment Managers in context with the standards established in the WSSU Board of Trustees Endowment Fund Investment Policy.
  4. Take actions deemed prudent and appropriate when the needs of the Endowment Fund are not being met.
BOT Chair Dr. William Harris
WSSU Foundation Mr. William Benton
WSSU Foundation Mrs. Peggy Carter
WSSU Foundation Mr. Tony Ebron
Member At-Large Mr. Harvey McIntyre
Member At-Large Mr. Scott Wierman
Chancellor Dr. Elwood L. Robinson
Vice Chancellor, ex officio Mrs. Constance Mallette
Vice Chancellor, ex officio Mrs. Michelle Cook
Assistant Mrs. Leslie Gaynor
  • Auxiliary enterprises operations
  • Budget and Finance
  • Campus security
  • Financial Reporting
  • Human Resources
  • Parking and traffic regulations
  • Property and buildings
  • Tuition, fees, and deposits

Finance Administration Committee

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday before quarterly board meeting
304 Thompson Center

The duties of the Finance and Administration Committee shalt include the preparation of a quarterly Finance and Administration report to the Board which includes recommended policies with respect
to:

Chair Mr. Jerry M. Shortt
Member Mrs. Coretta Bigelow
member Mr. Robert Clark
Member Ms. Kathleen Kelly
member Dr. Ricky Sides
Vice Chancellor, ex officio Mrs. Constance Mallette
Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff, ex officio Ms. Camille Kluttz-Leach
Assistant Mrs. Leslie Gaynor
Mrs. Karen Cession

Personnel and Tenure Committee

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Thursday before quarterly board meeting
202-A Blair Hall

The duties of the Personnel and Tenure Committee shall include the preparation of a quarterly personnel and tenure report to the Board that includes:

  1. Reviews, discussions, and reports on faculty personnel issues to include permanent tenure and promotion decisions;
  2. Recommendations on the granting of honorary degrees;
  3. Issues relating to the appointment of Senior Administrative and Academic Officers that are delegated to the Board of Trustees under the Institutional Plan of Management Flexibility to Appoint and Fix Compensation.
Chair Mr. Jerry M. Shortt
member Ms. Sue Henderson
member Mr. Kelvin Farmer
Interim Provost Dr. Carolyn Berry
Chief Legal Counsel Mr. Ivey Brown
Assistant Ms. London Mickle
Ms. Tiffany Turner

Student Affairs Committee

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday before quarterly board meeting
307-B Thompson Center

The duties of the Student Affairs & Enrollment Services Committee shall include the preparation of the quarterly Student Affairs & Enrollment Services report to the Board which includes recommended policies with respect to:

Student Affairs

  • Student Health Services Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Housing & Residence Life
  • Judicial Affairs

Campus Life

  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Campus Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Thompson Student Center

Administration

  • Student Development
  • Career Services

Enrollment Services

  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Solutions Center

 Office of Student Affairs

  • Technology Service
Chair Mrs. Coretta Bigelow
Member Mr. David Smith
Member Mr. Ricky Sides
SGA President Mr. Javonty Hunter
interim Vice Chancellor, ex officio Mr. Jamar Banks
Assistant Ms. Angela Blue