Dec. 16, 2004
of Visitors takes action on football games,
Law Barracks and
an unofficial summary of The Citadel Board of Visitors' meeting prepared
because of the Board’s interest in providing more timely information
about Board actions to The Citadel family. The minutes will continue
to be the official record of The Citadel Board of Visitors meetings.
Minutes of the 20 November meeting will be released after they have
been approved by the board at its next meeting on 5 February 2005.
at Home Football Games
The Board of Visitors passed a resolution that The Corps be present and
in uniform at all Citadel home football games in the future. The resolution
The Board of Visitors approved the awarding of a contract for the construction
of Law Barracks to low bidder Ellis Don Construction at a cost of $18,478,000.
According to Vice President for Facilities and Engineering Col. Don Tomasik,
the price includes demolition but does not include asbestos abatement.
If the state grants necessary approvals in December, work should begin
in January on asbestos abatement.
Col. Tomasik predicted
that demolition would take place in late spring and construction would
begin next summer. According to the current schedule, the new Law Barracks
should be ready to house cadets by January of 2007.
The Board of Visitors approved a selection committee to evaluate the award
of an energy performance contract as a way of paying for critical maintenance
and repair requirements through energy cost savings. Members of the committee
include Col. Harvey Dick from The Citadel Board of Visitors; Col. Don
Tomasik, VP for Facilities & Engineering; Col. Curt Holland, VP for
Finance & Business Affairs; Jim Fitzgerald, Director of The Citadel
Physical Plant; Walter Hardin, Associate VP for Facilities Management
from Winthrop College; John Gardner, The Citadel Resident Architect; and
LTC Ralph Earhart, The Citadel Director of Financial Services. Nick Amati,
The Citadel Resident Engineer, will serve as a non-voting member and recorder.
A representative from the Office of the State Engineer will serve as the
Self Study Issues
Board Chairman Col. Billy Jenkinson appointed a committee composed of
Col. Glen Addison, Col. Jack Douglas and chaired by Col. Allison D. Love
to develop specific recommendations to help board members complete a self-evaluation
of their performance. The self-evaluation is part of an ongoing self-study
process the board began when Col. Jenkinson became chairman.
The board also discussed
setting up a website to post information which could serve as a reference
point for board members.