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SC CHE Minutes June 2000

SC CHE Minutes June 2000





1333 Main Street, Suite 200

Columbia, SC


June 1, 2000

10:30 a.m.



Mr. R. Austin Gilbert, Jr., Chairman

Ms. Rosemary H. Byerly

Ms. Dianne Chinnes

Ms. Susan Cole

Mr. Dalton B. Floyd, Jr.

Mr. Lawrence Gressette, Jr.

Ms. Cathy Harvin

Dr. Larry Jackson

Dr. Harry Lightsey, Jr.

Gen. Thomas R. Olsen

Dr. David E. Shi



Mr. Bill Stern



Dr. Rayburn Barton

Ms. Camille Brown

Mr.Michael Brown

Ms.Julie Carullo

Ms. Renee Connolly

Ms. Renea Eshleman

Mr. Charlie FitzSimons

Ms. Bichevia Green

Ms. Betsy Gunter

Ms. Sherry Hubbard

Ms. Yolanda Hudson

Mr. Walter Jackson

Dr. Lynn Kelley

Mr. Alan Krech

Dr. David Loope

Ms. Lynn Metcalf

Dr. Gail Morrison

Mr. Joe Pearman

Mr. John Smalls



Dr. Mike Smith

Ms. Helen Whetsell

Dr. Karen Woodfaulk

Mr.Sydney Wallace



Ms. Betty Boatwright

Mr. Arthur M. Bjontegard

Dr. Joanne Boyd-Scotland

Dr. Ann Bowles

Ms. Frances Brice

Ms. Bridgett Bureiss

Ms. Jo Ellen Cantrell

Dr. Anthony Coyne

Mr. Robert Cuttino

Dr. Stan Davis

Mr. David Flemming

Mr. Mike Fox

Dr. Susan Gwinn

Mr. Ralph Green

Mr. Tom Higard

Dr. Sally Horner

Dr. David Hunter

Ms. Jennifer James-Gaddy

Ms. Karen Jones

Dr. Mike Jordan

Dr. Frankie Keels-Williams

Ms. Star Kepner

Mr. Thornton Kirby

Ms. Dorcas Kitchings

Dr. Carol Lancaster

Mr. Scott Ludlow

Dr. Harry Matthews

Ms. Chris Me

Mr. Bob Mellon

Col. Spike Metts

Dr. Bob Mignone

Dr. Harry Matthews

Dr. Randall Nickman

Ms. Jackie Olsen

Mr. Charles Parker

Ms. Rose Pellatt

Dr. Blanch Premo-Hopkins

Mr. Dan Ravenel

Mr. Dugae Smiling

Ms. Lindy Smith

Dr. John Stockwell

Ms. Barbara Strickler

Dr.Lovely Ulmer-Sottong

Dr.Marcia Welsh




Ms.Chris Schweikart/The State

Ms.Charlene Gunnells/Charleston Post &Courier

JenniferHolland/Associated Press


Mr.Dan Lewprenz/Associated Press



Forthe record, notification of the meeting was made to the media as required bythe Freedom of Information Act.



The meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m. by ChairmanGilbert, who then asked Mr. Charlie FtizSimons to proceed with theintroductions.




Guests were introduced and welcomedto the Commission meeting.


2.                 Approval of Minutes


A motion was made (Olsen), seconded(Jackson) and carried to approve theminutes as submitted.



3.                 Committee Reports


3.01Report of the ExecutiveCommitteeChairman Austin Gilbert


3.02         Report of theCommittee on Academic Affairs

and Licensing Ms. Dianne Chinnes

(No Report)



3.03Report of the Committee on Access, Equity &Student Services-Ms.Susan Cole


A.     InformationalReport:2000-01 Palmetto FellowsScholarship Awarding Update


A Copy of the Palmetto FellowsScholarship Awarding Update delivered by Ms. Sue Cole is Attachment I tothese minutes.


B.     Considerationof Proposed FY 2000-2001 Administrative Budget,

South Carolina Student LoanCorporation


On behalf of the Committee on Access, Equity & StudentServices, a motion (Cole) was made, seconded and carriedto approve the FY 2000-2001 Administrative Budget for the South CarolinaStudent Loan Corporation as presented in Attachment II.


C.     Accessand Equity Report


Mr. WalterJackson presented a report on site visits to the colleges and universities forupdates on their access and equity activities.Thirty-three institutional site visits have been completed with onevisit remaining.The purpose of thesite visits is to gain information about the success of the access and equityprograms on each campus, and the areas, if any, that need to be strengthened.Information about each site visit can befound under Access and Equity on the Commission’s website.



3.04Committee onFinance and Facilities-Ms. Rosemary Byerly

Ms.Byerly reported that the Committee on Finance and Facilities toured USC Unionand USC Lancaster recently and it was a good tour.Other than that, there was no report at this time.



3.05Report of Committee onPlanning, Assessment

and Performance Funding- Mr. Dalton Floyd


Mr.Floyd invited members of the Commission on Higher Education to stay for thePlanning and Assessment Committee meeting today.The purpose of the committee meeting is to review standards thathave been proposed for the next three years.The proposed standards are based on national peer data in cases in whichthat data is available and no other relevant national and state data in casesin which the peer data is not available.


5.Report of the Executive Director Rayburn Barton


¨     The Business Advisory Council met on May 17; their reportwill be presented at the July 6th Commission meeting.


¨     The Trusteeship Conference proposal has been receivedfrom the AGB Center for Higher Education Trusteeship and Governance has beenreceived and Dr. Barton recommended the Commission move ahead with plans forthis conference on September 6th.A regular Commission meeting and a facilitated Commission retreat willtake place the following day.The MadrenCenter at Clemson is the site for the Conference and Commission meeting.There were no objections to going forwardwith plans for this conference.It wasrequested that the Commission be informed as soon as possible as to thedefinite dates in order to get the dates reserved.


¨     The Information Technology Workforce Education Center, advocatedby President David Shi, has been discussed with the presidents of the research institutionsand with Dr. Roger Gill of the University Center in Greenville.There is interest in further pursuit of thisproject.A meeting is planned for lateJuly.



There was a presentation on theUniversity of South Carolina Spartanburg by Dr. John Stockwell, Chancellor.



6.      OtherBusiness


Chairman Gilbert was recognizedand commended for his service to the Commission on Higher Education as Chairmanfor the last four years and as a Commission member prior to that time.


There being no other business, themeeting was adjourned into Executive Session.






Betsy R. Gunter