April 12, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON

BOARD OF VISITORS

April 12, 2007

MINUTES

Present: 

Mona D. Albertine (’71)
Randall R. Eley – via conference call
Elizabeth F. Foster (’69) – via conference call
Benjamin W. Hernandez (’95) – via conference call
Martha K. Leighty (’75)
J. William Poole
Patricia B. Revere (’63) – via conference call
Xavier R. Richardson
Nanalou W. Sauder ’56 – via conference call
Daniel K. Steen (’84)
C. Maureen Stinger (’94)
Fred D. Thompson, Jr. – via conference call

Also Present:

Amy J. Andersen, Clerk of the Board
Rosemary Barra, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Meta R. Braymer, Vice President for Graduate & Professional Studies and Dean   of the Faculty and Special Assistant to the President for Strategic          Initiatives and Partnerships
Bernard M. Chirico, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the Students
Mary R. Corbin, Executive Director of University Relations and Communications
Richard V. Hurley, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Nina Mikhalevsky, Vice President for Strategy and Policy
Jeffrey W. Rountree, Vice President for Advancement

Rector Poole convened the special meeting of the Board of Visitors in the Minor Board Room of the Jepson Alumni Executive Center at 1:05 p.m.  On motion by Mr. Steen, seconded by Ms. Albertine, and agreed to by all Board members, they went into Closed Meeting pursuant to Section 2.2-3711 (A) (1) for personnel matters.  All non-Board members left the room, with the exception of Dr. Barra, Dr. Braymer, Dr. Chirico, Mr. Hurley, Dr. Mikhalevsky, Mr. Rountree, and Ms. Corbin.  At the end of the discussion, on motion by Mr. Steen, seconded by Ms. Stinger, and agreed to by all Board members, they came out of Closed Meeting.

In compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Mr. Steen made a motion, seconded by Ms. Stinger, to adopt the Certification of Closed Meeting that was read and is attached to these minutes as Appendix A.  Mr. Steen called the roll to ascertain whether each member was in agreement with the certification that the purpose of the closed meeting had been strictly adhered to.  All members were in agreement.

Board Action

On motion by Ms. Leighty and seconded by Ms. Stinger, the resolution below was unanimously adopted.   In compliance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act with regard to Board meetings where there is participation by Board members by telephone, Mr. Steen read the roll to ascertain whether each member was in agreement.

RESOLVED by The Rector and Visitors of the University of Mary Washington that during the absence of Dr. Frawley, the Board has asked Vice President Richard Hurley to perform all the functions of the President of the University.  The CORE Vice Presidents will continue with all of their designated responsibilities.  These arrangements will remain in place until further notice.

Rector’s Remarks

Following the adoption of the above resolution, Rector Poole made the following statement on behalf of the Board of Visitors:

 

On April 10, University of Mary Washington President William J. Frawley was involved in a serious automobile accident in Northern Virginia.  According to Fairfax County police spokeswoman Camille Neville, Fairfax County Police have issued a warrant for Dr. Frawley on a “driving under the influence” charge.  He was admitted to Fairfax Inova Hospital.

 

Dr. Frawley left the hospital early the following morning, April 11, and returned to Fredericksburg.  Subsequent to that, he was arrested for “driving under the influence” after a second automobile incident. Dr. Frawley was admitted to Mary Washington Hospital that afternoon for medical treatment. He remains in the hospital at this time and is on leave from the University until further notice.

The Board of Visitors of the University of Mary Washington wants to express our deepest concerns and support for President Frawley and his family at this very difficult time.  We value President Frawley’s many accomplishments during his tenure at the University. The Board of Visitors asks the students, faculty, staff, and friends in the community to join us in our thoughts and prayers for Dr. Frawley’s complete recovery and for his wife and family.

All planned activities and events at the University will continue as scheduled and the Board of Visitors, senior staff, and faculty will continue to lead and manage the University during his absence.

 

During the absence of Dr. Frawley, the Board has asked Vice President Richard Hurley to perform all the functions of the President of the University.  The CORE Vice Presidents will continue with all of their designated responsibilities.  These arrangements will remain in place until further notice.

 
Adjournment

There being no further items on the agenda, in compliance with Article VI of the Bylaws, the Rector declared the meeting adjourned at 3:43 p.m.
Approved: ____________________________________________________

Rector

Approved: _____________________________________________________

Secretary

Attachments:   Appendix A

 

 

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