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SC CHE Minutes March 1999

SC CHE Minutes March 1999




March 4, 1999

10:00 a.m.

The Citadel

Coward Hall, Riverview Room


For attendance roster, please refer to the end of the minutes.


For the record, notification of the meeting was made to the media as required by theFreedom of Information Act.

The meeting was called to order at 10:0 a.m. by Chairman Gilbert, who then asked Mr.Alan Krech to proceed with the introductions.

1.  Introductions

Guests were introduced and welcomed to the Commission meeting.

Chairman Gilbert introduced Professor Dr. Seigfried Magiera of Speyer University inGermany. He also expressed thanks to Gen. Grinalds for the gracious manner in which theCommission members were entertained on Wednesday night at the President’s home.

2.  Approval of Minutes

A motion was made (Olsen), seconded (Chinnes) and carried toapprove the minutes as submitted.

3.  Committee Reports

      3.01 Report of the Executive Committee                                              Chairman Austin Gilbert


     3.02  Report of the Committee onAcademic Affairs                            Mr. Winfred Greene

                 and Licensing


     3.03  Report of the Committee on Access, Equity,                                      Mr. Frank Gilbert

                 Veterans Affairs & Student Services

The Ad Hoc Advisory Committee Report on the Access and Equity Program (Attachment I)was introduced by Mr. Stephen Jones of the Medical University of South Carolina, read andinterpreted by Mr. Jerry Knighton of Clemson University, and summarized by Ms. JuliaWells, recently retired Access and Equity Officer at the Commission on Higher Education.This report in its entirety was presented to the Commission as information. A motion (F.Gilbert) was made, seconded (Chinnes) and carried to accept this reporttoday as information, to be acted upon at the April 1st meeting of theCommission.

Committee Chairman Frank Gilbert expressed thanks to the Committee and to Ms. JuliaWells for the work on this report.

   3.04  Committee on Finance and Facilities                                                  Ms.Rosemary Byerly

            A. Interim Projects

Committee Chair Byerly summarized the procedure used by the committee to recommend approval of the Interim Projects.. A motion (Byerly) was made, seconded (Greene) and carried to approve the facilities projects as detailed in Attachment IIa.

           B. Facilities Tour

Plans for the March 22 Facilities Tour to Florence-Darlington Technical College and Francis      MarionUniversity (Attachment IIb) were presented and accepted as information.

   3.05  Report of Committee on Planning, Assessment and PerformanceFunding

Committee Chairman Floyd read the Staff Recommendations (discussed in full in Attachment III). There was an opportunity for questions and/or discussion and there was none. A motion was made (Floyd), seconded (Chinnes) and carried that the Staff Recommendations be approved.

There was a report on the Electronic Application Committee (Attachment IV) offered as information only.

4.  Report of the Executive Director                                                                     RayburnBarton

                  1.   Legislative Update

The House Ways and Means Committee has forwarded a budget to the full House for debate and vote. The budget the Committee is recommending contains $21,000,000 in new monies for performance funding, $150,000,000 in capitol projects, an item for a shortfall in the LIFE Scholarship Program ($743,000); and recommended, for the first time, funding for Competitive Technology and Competitive Research Grant Programs ($500,000) each.

                  2.   Access & Equity Officer Search

      The search for a new Access & Equity Officer is underway and the process of gathering information and screening applicants has begun.

      3.  K-16 Collaboration

The CHE Staff is working closely with State Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum and the Governor’s Education Advisory Committee in areas of improvement in teacher education and earlier introduction to students and parents concerning the importance of and preparation for higher education. Several potential federal programs and grant possibilities were discussed.

5. Other Business

Dr. Barton announced the Access and Equity Conference in Hilton Head March 17-20. He also informed the Commission that the Resolution adopted by the Commission in honor of Ms. Julia Wells’ service to the Commission had been delivered to her. Ms. Wells then thanked the Commission for that honor.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 11:30 a.m.

                                                                                  Respectfully submitted,


                                                                                  Betsy R. Gunter

                                                                                  Recording Secretary

Attachments I-IV


Mr. Tim Dangerfield

Mr. Lawrence Gressette, Jr.

Dr. Joab M. Lesesne, Jr.

Mr. Bill Stern


Dr. Rayburn Barton

Mr. Michael Brown

Ms. Betsy Gunter

Ms. Yolanda Hudson

Mr. Alan Krech

Dr. Gail Morrison

Mr. John Smalls

Dr. Mike Smith

Dr. Karen Woodfaulk


Dr. John Brighton

Mr. Douglas Carlisle

Mr. Andrew Cohn

Mr. Dan Dukes

Dr. Conrad Festa

Mr. David Fleming

Mr. Casey Frederick

Ms. Sharon Fross

Mr. Robert Gallager

Ms. Beth Gilbert

Mr. Tom Hallman

Mr. Curt Holland

Dr. David Hunter

Ms. Karen Jones

Mr. Stephen Jones

Mr. Thornton Kirby

Ms. Star Kepner

Mr. Kepner

Mr. Jerry Knighton

Mr. Russell Long

Dr. Siegfried Magiera

Mr. Gary McCombs

Mr. J.P. McKee

Ms. Chris Meed

Mr. Bob Mellon

Col. Spike Metts

Ms. Tom Olsen

Ms. Phyllis Meyers

Mr. Charles Parker

Ms. Faye Pendarvis

Ms. Jackie Skubal

Ms. Lindy Smith

Dr. John Sutusky

Dr. Kumar Taucasi

Mr. Steve Yton