UNC Asheville's Board of Trustees will meet
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in UNC Asheville's
Ramsey Library Red Oak Conference Room.
The board will gather for a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and will
convene its meeting at 8:30 a.m. with a swearing in of new trustees
David Cogburn and Audrey Byrd Mosley and remarks from Board of
Trustees Chair Janice Brumit. Remarks by Chancellor Anne Ponder will
follow. Leslie Winner, Vice President and General Counsel for the
University of North Carolina General Administration, will give an
update on the systemwide Campus Safety Task Force.
The board will move to the Sam Millar Facilities Management Complex
for lunch and formal dedication of the new building. The Sam Millar
Facilities Management Complex is a $6.5 million project funded by
the 2000 Higher Education Bond Referendum. The new
27,660-square-foot complex, located at the edge of campus away from
the academic and housing core, incorporates a number of sustainable
design features, including solar panels, gray water cistern,
bioretention ponds, recycled cotton batt insulation, and geothermal
heating and cooling.
The Sam Millar Facilities Management Complex replaces the outdated
physical plant building constructed in 1963. Construction began in
summer 2005 and was completed in June 2007. The designer is Brown &
Jones Architects of Raleigh. General contractor is Buncombe
Construction Company Inc. of Asheville; mechanical and plumbing
contractor is Industrial Maintenance Overflow Corporation of
Fletcher; and electrical contractor is Emory Electric Inc. of
The board will reconvene in the Red Oak Board Room at 2 p.m. in
closed session. At 3 p.m. the campus facilities master plan will be
discussed. Committee and program reports will follow, including
those from Academic Affairs, Alumni and Development, and Finance and
Real Property. The meeting will adjourn at 5 p.m.
The meeting is open to the public. Portions of the meeting may be
closed to the public under the provision of the North Carolina Open
The UNC Asheville Board of Trustees has 13 members; eight are
appointed by the UNC Board of Governors and four are appointed by
the governor. The UNC Asheville Student Government Association
president, who is elected by the student body, also sits on the
board. The UNC Asheville Board of Trustees promotes the sound
development of the University and serves as advisor to the Board of
Governors and the chancellor.
For more information, call UNC Asheville’s Office of the Chancellor