April 30, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON

BOARD OF VISITORS

April 30, 2007

MINUTES

Present: 

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

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. Leighty, and agreed to by all Board members, they went into Closed Meeting pursuant to Section 2.2-3711 (A) (1) for personnel matters.  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. Sauder, 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.

 

At the conclusion of this closed session, Ms. Revere made the following motion, which was seconded by Ms. Stinger:

 

“I move to terminate the employment agreement between Dr. William J. Frawley and the University for cause, pursuant to section J.1 of such agreement, effective April 30, 2007.”

 

A roll call was held on this motion and the Board of Visitors voted 12-0 to approve the motion.

 

Adjournment

 

Ms. Stinger offered a motion to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Richardson, and agreed to by all board members.  The time of adjournment was 5:48 p.m.

 

 

 

Rector’s Comments

 

Following adjournment, Rector Poole read the following statement on behalf of the Board of Visitors:

 

STATEMENT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON

BOARD OF VISITORS

 

April 30, 2007

 

After a great deal of deliberation and in recognition of our obligations to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Board of Visitors of the University of Mary Washington has decided that it is in the best interests of the University and the University community that this Board terminate Dr. William J. Frawley from his employment with the University, for cause, effective immediately.

 

 

 

Approved: ____________________________________________________

Rector

 

Approved: _____________________________________________________

Secretary

 

Attachments:   Appendix A

 

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