Guide to the Board of Trustees Records, 1968-2003

Summary Information

Title: Board of Trustees Records, 1968-2003
Collection: UA.5273
Extent: 3.76 linear feet (7 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 folder)
Abstract:

The Appalachian State University Board of Trustees advises the Board of Governors and the Chancellor primarily on the management and development of the University. The Board of Trustees Records mainly consist of correspondence files between the ASU Chancellor and the ASU Board of Trustees generally in the form of memos with attached reports, self-studies, and newspaper or magazine clippings.

Creator: Appalachian State University. Board of Trustees.

Biographical/Historical Note

The current Appalachian State University Board of Trustees, composed of thirteen members, develops the institution within the functions stipulated by the UNC Board of Governors. The Board advises the Board of Governors and the Chancellor on the management and development of Appalachian as well as other information pertaining to the University. The powers and duties of the Board of Trustees are assigned by the Board of Governors. The Governor of North Carolina or the UNC Board of Governors appoints members to serve four-year terms. The President of Appalachian's Student Government Association serves as a voting member of the Board. Ex officio members of the Board include the Presidents of Appalachian's Alumni Council, Faculty Senate and Staff Council. The first meeting of the Board of Trustees at Appalachian was held in 1903. The meeting was called by Dr. J.Y. Joyner who was the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees of Appalachian.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of the Chancellor's Report to the Board of Trustees, photos, including pictures of the Board of Trustees and three plaques/certificates for various awards. The collection contains Board of Trustees meeting minutes received from departments/offices across campus. Also included are correspondence files between the ASU Chancellor and the ASU Board of Trustees from 1974 to 2003, with the majority of files from 1995 to 2003. Correspondence between the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees is typically in the form of memos with attached relevant information to the Board, such as letters, self-studies, reports, agendas, and minutes. Also attached are newspaper or magazine clippings featuring articles about ASU, colleges, student life, or other university related issues that might be of interest to the Board of Trustees. Larger sections of the collection include the Board of Trustees retreats to the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center in 1988, 1998, and 1999, as well as the Self-study undertaken in 2000.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet been fully processed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual accessions may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. Restrictions are noted in the Accessions List, where applicable.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives in multiple accessions.

Processing Information

This record group has been minimally arranged and described in summary but has not yet been merged into a single collection. The record group currently consists of numerous individual accessions listed below.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5273: Board of Trustees Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.

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