The Commission will host West Virginia’s annual Board of Governors Summit on August 7-8, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. For more information and to register as a board member or institutional representative, visit the event page.
Presentations from the 2014 Summit are available further down on this page.
For additional information, contact Molly George Cassis at 304.558.0699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the 2009 legislative session, the West Virginia Legislature enacted W.Va. Code §18B-1D-9, requiring the Higher Education Policy Commission to coordinate periodic training and development opportunities for members of institutional governing boards under the Commission’s jurisdiction. Please find additional information below regarding training, requirements, institutional forms and past Commission-sponsored training events.
W.Va. Code §18B-1D-9 requires that:
(a) The commission and council, either jointly or separately, shall coordinate periodic training and development opportunities for members of the commission, council and institutional governing boards as provided in this section.
(b) Within six months of beginning service on the commission, council or a governing board, each new member shall complete at least three hours of training and development. The training and development shall address the following topics:
(1) State goals, objectives and priorities for higher education;
(2) The accountability system for higher education set forth in this article;
(3) The general powers and duties of members; and
(4) Ethical considerations arising from board membership.
(c) With the exception of the ex officio members of the commission and the council and the student member of a governing board, each member shall complete at least six hours of training and development related to his or her duties within two years of beginning service and within every two years of service thereafter.
(d) By July 31 each year, the chair of the commission, council and each governing board shall certify to the commission or council, as appropriate, the number of hours of training and development that each member received during the preceding fiscal year.
(e) If the certification indicates that a board member has not completed the training and development required by this section, the commission or council, as appropriate, shall send a notice to the Governor and the Secretary of State or to the institutional appointing entity that the board member is disqualified from continued service notwithstanding the provisions of sections five and six, article six, chapter six of this code. The commission or council, as appropriate, shall request the Governor or appointing entity to appoint a replacement for that board member.
(f) By September 30 each year, the commission and council shall report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability on the training and development that members of the commission and the council and the governing boards under their respective jurisdictions have received during the preceding fiscal year and shall include this information in the institutional and statewide report cards provided in section eight of this article.
(g) As used in this section, “member” means all members of the commission, council and the governing boards unless a specific exception is provided in this section.
Materials from past training events sponsored by the Commission
August 1-2, 2014 Board of Governors Summit
Preconference Luncheons ->
Plenary & Panel Discussion: Aligning the Work of the Commission with Institutional Goals and State Needs ->
Plenary: State Budget Forecast ->
Plenary: 10 Habits of Highly Effective Boards ->
Session: A Deeper Look at Effective Governance ->
Session: Building a Better Business Model ->
Session: Governing an Academic Health Center ->
Session: Academic Program Review and Approval ->
Session: Title IX and Gender Equity on Campus ->
August 22-23, 2008 Board of Governors Summit
August 21-22, 2009 Board of Governors Summit
November 19, 2009 Finance Summit
July 23-24, 2010 Board of Governors Summit
Pre-Conference Session Handouts
Opening Plenary Session: Presentation by Brian Noland
July 29, 2011 Capitalizing on the Foundation-Institution Partnership
August 12, 2011 Strategic Finance
July 20-21, 2012 Board of Governors Summit
Pre-Conference Session Handouts
Friday’s Plenary Session: The Financial Outlook for Higher Education and the Fiscal Challenges Facing West Virginia
Saturday’s Plenary Panel: Educating West Virginia is Everyone’s Business
Saturday’s Concurrent Sessions: The Basics of Institutional Finance | Roundtable Discussion on Retention and Graduation Initiatives | Roundtable Discussions on Adult Learner Best Practices
August 2013 Board of Governors Summit