Charleston Marriott

200 Lee Street

Charleston, West Virginia

June 4, 2003

I. Call to Order

President H. M. Persinger Jr., called the joint meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and West Virginia Council on Community and Technical College Education to order at 4:00 p.m. on June 4, 2003, in Salons E and F at the Charleston Marriott, Charleston, West Virginia.

The following members were present: President Persinger, Vice-President Sandra M. Chapman, Secretary Ronald B. Spencer,  Delores W. Cook, Barbara N. Fish, Priscilla M. Haden, Sheila M. Hamilton,  Lloyd G. Jackson II, and Paul J. Morris, ex officios David Stewart, State Superintendent of  Schools and J. Michael Mullen, Chancellor, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.  Members absent:  none.

II. Opening Remarks/Discussion

Chancellor Mullen provided opening remarks and discussion ensued regarding the following topics:  alignment of higher education's academic expectations with regard to high school curriculum/graduation requirements; assessment and remediation; teacher preparation, professional development and recognition; and regional accessibility for all students. 

It was the consensus of all three groups participating in the meeting that  State Superintendent Stewart and Chancellor Mullen, with their respective staffs, will work together to more closely coordinate the community colleges and vocational-technical schools to provide greater accessibility to college in the rural areas.  (Copy of agenda and attachments appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)

III. Future Meetings


The next meeting of the State Board will be held June 5, 2003 at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, West Virginia.

IV. Adjournment

Upon motion by Delores W. Cook, seconded by Sheila M. Hamilton, the State Board adjourned at 5:37 p.m.

                                                               Minutes approved by the State Board on July 10, 2003.


                                     H. M. Persinger Jr., President