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Minutes for Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 2 p.m.
The Presidential Candidate Search Committee of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the 1600 Hampton Street Board Room.
Members present were: Mr. Miles Loadholt, Chairman; Mr. Toney J. Lister; Mr. Mack I. Whittle, Jr.; Mr. William W. Jones, Jr.; Dr. Robert G. Best; Dr. Dianne Johnson; Mr. John C. B. Smith, Jr.; Mr. William L. Bethea, Jr.; and USC Student Government President-Elect Andrew T. Gaeckle. Mr. Samuel R. Foster II; Mr. John C. von Lehe, Jr.; Dr. Valdis O. Lumans; and Dr. Marlene A. Wilson were absent.
Others present were: Mr. Herbert C. Adams, Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Secretary Thomas L. Stepp; General Counsel Walter (Terry) H. Parham; Vice President for Human Resources Jane M. Jameson; Director of Media Relations, Division of University Advancement, Margaret Lamb; Board staff members Barbara Salmons and Terri Saxon; and members of the media.
Chairman Loadholt called the meeting to order and stated that notice of the meeting had been posted. The agenda was distributed and a quorum was present to conduct business. He invited Committee members to introduce themselves. Ms. Lamb introduced members of the media who were in attendance.
Chairman Loadholt stated that there was a matter with respect to contractual negotiations which was appropriate for discussion in Executive Session.
Chairman Loadholt called for a motion to enter Executive Session. Mr. Smith so moved. Mr. Bethea seconded the motion. Secretary Stepp conducted a roll call vote, and the motion carried unanimously.
The following persons were invited to remain: Secretary Stepp, Mr. Parham, Mrs. Jameson, Mrs. Salmons, and Mrs. Saxon.
Return to Open Session
I. Selection of Executive Search Firm: Chairman Loadholt called for a motion to request that the USC Educational Foundation retain R. William Funk and Associates to assist the University and this Committee in the search for the University's 28th President. Mr. Smith so moved. Mr. Bethea seconded the motion. Secretary Stepp conducted a roll call vote, and the motion carried unanimously.
II. Adjournment: Chairman Loadholt asked about the scheduling of the next meeting. Following some discussion, Mr. Stepp stated that his office would poll the members, via e-mail, as to their availability on April 1st or 2nd for Mr. Funk to meet with the Committee, with the Full Board, and with other university representatives.
Since there were no other matters to come before the Committee, Chairman Loadholt declared the meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.
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