"I believe that President Kopp is doing a great job for Marshall, if there's something missing it is probably people skills," said Craigo, a former state senator. "There's a lot of players in a community like Marshall, you've got to do a lot of selling, you've got to sell your ideas."
Turner said the university has established a budget work group, with representatives from faculty and staff, student government, the deans' council and the administration.
The group, which will look for measures to address the funding cuts, met for the first time Wednesday.
Amerikaner was fully supportive of the work group.
"The overriding issue in this particular moment is the whole idea of shared governance," he said. "There are important constituency groups all over campus that have expertise and perspective."
In a statement released after the faculty's no-confidence vote, Kopp said that the university's budget challenges still remain and that he didn't see any more state funding on the horizon.
Mike McKown, director of the state budget office, confirmed that more state money was unlikely and said that there was a "very good probability" of even more budget cuts in coming years.
The Marshall Board of Governors will hold a special meeting May 9 to consider tuition and fee levels. Preliminary tuition and fee schedules are due to the state by May 10. The Board of Governors will vote on a full Marshall budget for 2014 in June.
After that, the university plans to create another committee to study the long-term budget and the budget process.
Other than Amerikaner, Touma and Craigo, the Marshall Board of Governors includes Miriah Young, Michael Farrell, David Haden, John Hess, Dale Lowther, Joseph McDonie, Michael Sellards, Phyllis Arnold, Letitia Neese Chafin, Verna Gibson, Ed Howard, Wyatt Scaggs and Raymond Harrell.Reach David Gutman at david.gut...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5119.