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Minutes of the Telephone Conference Call Meeting of June 18, 2013

The June 18, 2013 meeting of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents was called to order by its Chair at the appointed time and place.

The Chair, Mrs. Sue Bancroft, Ms. Joleesia Berry, Mrs. Lola Chriss, Ms. Anna Maria Farias, Mrs. Debbie Gibson, Dr. Ann Scanlon McGinity, Ms. Nancy Paup, Mr. George Schrader, Dr. Melissa Tonn, and Mrs. Mary Wilson were present by telephone, constituting a quorum.

The Secretary to the Board, Mr. Lawhon, began with the following:  “I am John Lawhon, Secretary to the Board.  The date is June 18, 2013 and the time is 9:01 a.m.  This is a special called telephone conference call meeting of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents, immediate action being required and the convening at one location of a quorum of the governing board being difficult. The meeting is being held at the 16th Floor of the ACT building at TWU, the location where meetings of the governing board are normally held.  This conference call is being recorded in the Board of Regents Room in Denton, as required by state law.  Therefore, will each participant please identify yourself early in your remarks so that the record will reflect who is speaking.  We will call the roll at this time to determine who is present on the telephone.”  Responding that they were present were Regents Bancroft, Berry, Chriss, Farias, Gibson, Scanlon McGinity, Paup, Schrader, Tonn, and Wilson.

Regent Bancroft then said, “I call the Board of Regents meeting to order and note that a quorum is present.  She called upon Mr. Lawhon, who said, “The motion to be considered today is for approval the demolition of the current University House and the construction of a new University House for an amount not to exceed $500,000; $175,000 to come from the Chancellor Circle Gift Fund and $325,000 from the Unrestricted Quasi Endowment, which use is here authorized.”  Mr. Lawhon then called upon Dr. Brenda Floyd, Vice President for Finance and Administration, for any comments on the proposed motion.  Dr. Floyd said that this has been discussed at the Finance and Audit Committee meeting and that she would entertain any questions at this time.  There were no questions, and Mrs. Bancroft asked, “Do I hear a motion to approve and a second?”  Regent Schrader thereupon made a motion to approve the demolition of the current University House and the construction of a new University House for an amount not to exceed $500,000; $175,000 to come from the Chancellor’s Circle Gift Fund and $325,000 from the Unrestricted Quasi Endowment, which use is here authorized, and that the record should reflect that traditionally we have provided a residence on campus at TWU in the best interest of the University and that after starting with plans to renovate the existing house we discovered it infeasible financially to do so and abandoned those plans.  The motion was seconded by Regent Wilson.  The Chair said, “Is there any discussion?”  Their being none, the Chair said, “All in favor say ‘aye’,” upon which all Regents said “aye.” The Chair then said, “All opposed say ‘no’,” upon which no Regents said “no.”  The motion passed unanimously.

The Chair thanked the Regents for their participation and said, “There being no further business the meeting is adjourned.”

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