FALL MEETING OF 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Via conference calls/teleconference due to coronavirus pandemic

September  15 - 17, 2020

Livingstone College | 701 W. Monroe Street | Salisbury, North Carolina

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES





LIVINGSTONE COLLEGE BOARD COMMITTEES and MEMBERS












Note: The names in italics are representatives of the Livingstone College staff.

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS & AGENDAS


MINUTES OF THE SPRING MEETING 2020
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING


ZOOM MEETING
Friday, May 1, 2020, 9:00 A.M.

Bishop George Edward Battle, Jr., Presiding
9:00 a.m.

The Chairman, Bishop George E. Battle, Jr., greeted the board and called the meeting to order. He called on Bishop Frencher to call the roll.




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PRESIDENT'S REPORT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Livingstone reimagined in a new normal

In the September 2017 edition of Trusteeship magazine, one of the major articles of this AGB publication discussed how the University of Virginia became the epicenter of a violent clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters. Subsequently ensued in this piece, came the time-worn conversation and response to the violence of this day about removing the statue of General Robert E. Lee from its pedestal in Charlottesville.

Unfortunately, there is no epitaph to this continuing saga – not yet at least – and there has been little resolve to change this persistent national dialogue or the problems surrounding the issue.

Ironically, long before the “Black Lives Matter” movement, Livingstone College, the AME Zion Church, its founding denomination, and its peer institutions of higher learning understood its mission and its value proposition to make a difference in black lives, firmly committed to using education as the economic driver to better all lives despite greatly uncertain futures of persons peculiarly affected by law and social norms.

Today, three years hence 2017, evidence suggests the environment has not changed this troubling circumstance and our nation has not evolved to its self-evident truths.

Another equally impactful article in this edition of the magazine was one written about an AGB-Gallup survey showing that trustees of the nation’s colleges and universities need and desire to be champions of and advocates for a change in the traditional institutional business model. More than half, 58% of the trustees surveyed, believed the business model needed to be changed drastically.

The impact of this pandemic has caused the painful reality of pivotal and rapid change most forcefully in our view and our fluidity of needing to respond in like fashion – very real every day for the last five months.

Livingstone has had to change, to evolve, to embrace and create a new normal in this COVID-19 era by creating a reimagined institution of higher learning. We have become a learning organization accepting and adjusting to the inevitability of change and finding the will and resolve to be unshackled from the past, thus actualizing a more assured future using a new business and economic model to blaze a path to a more certain outcome for our students and this hallowed institution.

In the pages to follow in this report, you will learn how we have approached the opening of the College in this COVID-19 pandemic era with preparation, persistence and reimagination.


ROSTER OF TERMS FOR BOARD OF TRUSTEES


BOARD OF TRUSTEES DIRECTORY

MAILING ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Updated 1/2018


ELECTED OFFICERS


Chairman
Bishop George E. Battle, Jr.

Vice Chairman
Bishop Kenneth Monroe

Secretary
Bishop Michael A. Frencher, Sr.

Assistant Secretary
Bishop Seth O. Lartey

Treasurer
Bishop W. Darin Moore

Chaplain
Bishop Darryl B. Starnes, Sr.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020-2021


FALL 2020 SEMESTER



SPRING 2021 SEMESTER



Events and dates are subject to change by official action of Livingstone College

Appendix D: Bylaws

Updated February 8, 2018