Board of Visitors

President Performance Review June 8, 2018

The Board of Visitors met on Friday, June 8, 2018, for the purpose of the annual performance evaluation of the President as required by the Code of Virginia.

Present from the Board

  • Ms. Lindsey A. Carney
  • Mr. William R. Ermatinger
  • Mrs. Vicki Siokis Freeman, Vice Rector
  • Robert R. Hatten, Esq.
  • Mr. C. Bradford Hunter, Secretary
  • Mr. W. Bruce Jennings
  • Mrs. Terri M. McKnight, CPA
  • Mr. N. Scott Millar, Rector
  • The Honorable Gabriel A. Morgan, Sr.
  • Kellye L. Walker, Esq.
  • Dr. Ella P. Ward
  • Mr. Junius H. Williams, Jr.

Absent from the Board

  • Mr. Steven S. Kast
  • Ms. Judy Wason

Present from the University

  • President Paul Trible

Rector Millar asked for a motion to enter closed session under Freedom of Information Act Section 2.2.3711(a)(1) Personnel. The motion was made and seconded and passed by unanimous vote of the Board.

Copies of the President's presentation outlining progress towards his annual goals and the University's six-year strategic plan as approved by the board and submitted to SCHEV were distributed to all members.

Rector Millar shared insights with the board regarding the meeting held the previous afternoon with President Trible as well as Vice Rector Freeman, the Chair of CNUEF, Ms. Rebecca McCoy and the Chair of CNUREF, Mr. Jay Joseph. President Trible then reviewed and provided commentary to the full board regarding CNU's progress with respect to the objectives and metrics achieved during the most recent academic year as well as strategic steps regarding these targets going forward. At the conclusion of his remarks, President Trible responded to questions from board members regarding these topics. President Trible then departed the meeting and a discussion was held amongst the board regarding the President's performance and the University's future direction.

The Board returned to open session and Secretary Hunter asked for a roll call certifying that only public matters were discussed that were identified in the motion by which the executive or closed meeting was called. Board members Mr. Bruce Jennings, Rector Scott Millar, Ms. Vicki Freeman, Mr. Junius Williams, Ms. Terri McKnight, Mr. Brad Hunter, Mr. Gabe Morgan, Ms. Lindsey Carney, Mr. Bill Ermatinger, Ms. Kellye Walker, Dr. Ella Ward and Mr. Bobby Hatten certified to the above.

On behalf of the Board, Rector Millar congratulated President Trible on the remarkable accomplishments achieved at Christopher Newport and expressed appreciation to him and his outstanding staff for the progress achieved during the current academic year. Rector Millar also expressed appreciation for the role Rosemary Trible plays in the life of CNU.

Rector Millar than asked for a motion regarding the awarding of the President's annual success bonus. The motion was made by Mr. Jennings and seconded by Sheriff Morgan and the Board unanimously approved granting the annual success bonus to President Trible.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

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