Radford University Board Holds Quarterly Meeting
The Radford University Board of Visitors held its quarterly meeting Sept. 13-14 on the university campus in conjunction with the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new home of the College of Business and Economics on Sept. 12.
The board and Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle officially welcomed five new members: Mary Waugh Campbell '71 of Clifton; Kevin R. Dye, M.D., of Roanoke; Ruby W. Rogers of Gate City; Georgia Anne Snyder-Falkinham of Blacksburg; and Michael A. Wray of Roanoke.
During its meeting, the Board took the following actions:
- Elected Associate Professor Laura Jacobsen as faculty representative to the Board of Visitors.
- Approved revisions to the Teaching and Research Faculty Handbook.
- Approved the university's Six-Year Plan (2012), 2012-13 operating budget and converting an existing residence hall new construction capital project to an umbrella renovation capital project.
- Authorized the use of nongeneral funds to initiate planning for the renovation of Whitt Hall.
- Approved initiating a capital project to conduct planning to renovate Curie Hall using nongeneral funds.
- Approved Radford University's Weapons Regulation.
- Ratified President Penelope W. Kyle’s employment agreement.
The Board also heard the following reports:
- A report from Brandon Bell, chair of the Academic Affairs Committee.
- A report from Darius Johnson, chair of the Business Affairs and Marketing Committee.
- A report from Nancy Artis, chair of the Governance and Administration Committee.
- A report from Matthew Crisp, chair of the Student Affairs Committee.
- A report from Sandra Davis, vice chair of the University Advancement and Alumni Relations Committee.
- A report from Georgia Anne Snyder-Falkinham, board liaison to the RU Foundation.
- A report from Laura Jacobsen, Faculty Senate president and faculty representative to the board.
- A report from Emily Redd, Student Government Association president and student representative to the board.
President Penelope W. Kyle shared with members of the Board:
- An update on the university's current building and renovation campaign, including the Center for the Sciences and the Student Fitness and Wellness Center, both scheduled for groundbreaking this fall.
- Information on the university's current internal governance reform process.
- A breakdown of enrollment numbers for fall 2012. The university has enrolled its largest freshman class and overall largest enrollment in its history, representing 42 states and 59 countries. Of this year’s freshman class, ethnic minorities represent 25 percent of the enrollment.
- That Alumni Homecoming and Family Weekend will be Oct. 5-7.
- That the Radford Society Gala will be Nov. 9 in conjunction with the next Board meeting.
The next meeting of the Board will be Nov. 8-9, 2012, in Radford.