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Committees

Board of Trustees Officers for 2018-2019

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

Committee Membership for 2018-2019

Executive Committee

Provost Conference Room 202A 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. The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson, the Secretary, and the chairpersons of the Audit, Advancement, Finance and Administration, Student Affairs and Academic Affairs committees. Any action of the Executive Committee taken as prescribed above shall come to the full Board for ratification at its next regularly scheduled meeting. Minutes shall be kept of all Executive Committee meetings and shall be mailed to each member of the full Board of Trustees within twenty (20) days of the date of the meeting where action was taken. The minutes of the Executive Committee shall be included in the agenda for the succeeding meeting of the Executive Committee.

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

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, including: 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, including Enrollment Services, Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Solutions Center.

Chair Mrs. Sue Henderson
Member Mr. Robert Barr
Member Mrs. Drewry Nostitz
Member Mr. Scott Wierman
SGA President Mr. William Gibson
Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, ex officio Dr. Anthony Graham
Committee Liaison Mrs. Letitia Cornish Wall

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, including policy recommendations related to: development, implementation and management of fundraising activities, including capital campaigns, and development of university marketing and communications programs.

Chair Mr. Kelvin Farmer
Member Mr. Robert Barr
Member Mrs. Sue Henderson
Member

Mrs. Drewry Nostitz

member Mr. Dave Smith
SGA President Mr. William Gibson
Vice Chancellor, ex officio Dr. LaTanya Afolayan
Committee Liaison 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 university compliance with internal and external policies, procedures, rules and regulations; risk assessment; the reliability and integrity of financial, operational and associated information; the effectiveness and efficiency of operations; safeguarding assets; 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 "Mike" Shortt
Chief Audit officer, ex officio Mrs. Shannon Henry
Committee Liaison Mr. Austin Grier

Grievance & Appeals Committee

Thursday before quarterly board meeting
Provost Conference Room 202A Blair Hall

The Grievance Appeal Committee shall hear 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. The Grievance & Appeals Committee shall only hear those cases over which the Board of Trustees has jurisdiction as determined by the policies of The Board of Governors or policies established by the Board of Trustees. The Grievance & Appeals Committee is further charged with approving guidelines and procedures for the processing of each appeal according to the policies granting jurisdiction of the appeals. 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 "Mike" Shortt
member Mrs. Sue Henderson
member Mr. Kelvin Farmer
Chief Legal Counsel,ex-officio Mr. Ivey Brown
Committee Liaison 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

The Endowment Committee shall acknowledge its fiduciary responsibility and act in the exclusive interest of the Endowment Fund. It shall: 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; evaluate and appoint Investment Managers to invest and manage the assets; 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; and take actions deemed prudent and appropriate when the needs of the Endowment Fund are not being met.

BOT Chair Dr. William U. Harris
WSSU Foundation Mr. William Benton
WSSU Foundation Mrs. Peggy Carter
WSSU Foundation Mr. Tony Ebron
WSSU BOT Mr. David Smith
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 Dr. LaTanya Afolayan
Committee Liaison Mrs. Leslie Gaynor

Finance & Administration Committee

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday before quarterly board meeting
Student Affairs Conference Room 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 that includes recommended policies with respect to auxiliary enterprises operations, budget and finance, financial reporting, property and buildings, tuition and fees, deposits, campus security, human resources, parking, and traffic regulations.

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
Committee Liaison Mrs. Leslie Gaynor

Personnel and Tenure Committee

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

The Personnel and Tenure Committee shall prepare a quarterly personnel and tenure report to the Board that includes reviews, discussions, and reports on faculty personnel issues to include permanent tenure and promotion decisions; recommendations on the granting of honorary degrees; 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 "Mike" Shortt
member Ms. Sue Henderson
member Mr. Kelvin Farmer
Provost & Vice Chancellor Dr. Anthony Graham
Chief Legal Counsel, Ex-officio Mr. Ivey Brown
Committee Liaison Ms. London Mickle
Ms. Tiffany Turner

Student Affairs Committee

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday before quarterly board meeting
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Conference Room 307B 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
  • Technology Service

Campus Life

  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Campus Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Thompson Student Center
  • Donald Julian Reaves Student Center

Administration

  • Student Development
  • Career Services

Office of Student Affairs

  • Technology Service
Chair Mrs. Coretta Bigelow
Member Mr. David Smith
Member Dr. Ricky Sides
SGA President Mr. William Gibson
Vice Chancellor, ex officio Mr. Jamar Banks
Committee Liaison Ms. Angela Blue