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Board of Trustees Officers for 2016-2017

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

Committee Membership for 2016-2017

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.

Chair Dr. William Harris
Vice Chair Mr. Charles Wright
Member Mr. J. Mike Shortt

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
Mr. Charles Wright
Member Mr. Robert Clark
Member Mr. Kelvin Farmer
Member Mrs. Sue Henderson
Member Mr. Scott Wierman
SGA President Mr. Javonty Hunter
Provost, ex officio Dr. Carolyn Berry

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. Scott Wierman
SGA President Mr. Javonty Hunter
Vice Chancellor, ex officio Mrs. Michelle Cook

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. Pradeep Sharma
Member Mr. Robert Clark
Member Mr. J. Mike Shortt
University Auditor, ex officio Mrs. Shannon Henry

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. Charles Wright
Vice Chancellor and
Chief of Staff, ex officio
Ms. Camille Kluttz-Leach
General Counsel Mr. Ivey Brown
Member Mr. J. Mike Shortt

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.
Chair WSSU BOT Dr. William Harris
WSSU Foundation Mrs. Peggy Carte
WSSU Foundation Mr. William Benton
Member At-Large Mr. Scott Wierman
WSSU Foundation Mr. Tony Ebron
Chancellor Dr. Elwood L. Robinson
Member At-Large Mr. Harvey McIntyre
Vice Chancellor, ex officio Dr. Randy Mills
Vice Chancellor, ex officio Mrs. Michelle Cook
  • 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. Michael Shortt
Member Mrs. Coretta Bigelow
Interim Vice Chancellor,
ex officio
Dr. Randy Mills

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. Charles Wright
Vice Chancellor and
Chief of Staff, ex officio
Ms. Camille Kluttz-Leach
Interim General Counsel Mr. Ivey Brown
Member Mr. J. Mike Shortt

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. Charles Wright
SGA President Mr. Javonty Hunter
Vice Chancellor, ex officio Dr. Trae Cotton