Sept. 21, 2012 — Morehead State University’s Board of Regents received news of the enrollment for the 2012 Fall Semester and later agreed to update President Wayne D. Andrews' contract during its quarterly meeting, Thursday, Sept. 20.
The Regents passed a resolution honoring the University’s Chamber Singers that won the Mixed Chamber Choirs Open Competition category and the gold medal diploma competition at the 7th World Choir Games on July 12 in Cincinnati.
The chamber singers, under the direction of Dr. Greg Detweiler, associate professor of music and director of choral activities, performed for the group.
The spotlight presentation was a report on enrollment management. Regents were informed that 10,654 students are enrolled at MSU.
Dr. Andrews provided the members with his goals for the 2012-13 academic year along with the president’s report.
The Board of Regents approved naming the Student-Athlete Learning Lab in the EAGLE Center as the Dr. Earl J. Bentley Student-Athlete Learning Lab.
A professor emeritus whose professional background includes coaching as well as classroom teaching, Dr. Bentley was chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation when he retired in 1989.
During his 30-year career at MSU, he coached football, track and women’s soccer and started the master’s degree program in HPER and the Emergency Medical Technician program.
After his retirement, a former student and football player under Coach Bentley started a campaign to raise $25,000 in gifts and pledges to name a room in the newly renovated EAGLE Center in his honor out of respect for his dedication and devotion to MSU.
The goal has been reached and proceeds from the naming project will be used to provide scholarships to a full-time graduate or fifth year student who participated in an intercollegiate sport as an undergraduate enrolled at MSU.
The board voted to consolidate all prior amendments of Dr. Andrews’ contact into a new document and extended his vacation days from 15 to 20.
In other action, the Board approved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Convergent Media and Strategic Communication; and also approved on recommendations (PAc 27, 29 and 35) on the tenure and reappointment review, faculty workload and faculty evaluation plans. The Regents heard reports on fall enrollment, annual real property leases, personal services contracts and gift income, and ratified, personnel actions.
The next quarterly meeting will be 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6.