Board of Visitors

Board of Visitors Meeting

Fri, 27 Apr 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Draft Minutes for this meeting (MS Word format)

Summary of Actions & Discussions

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, April 27, 2018, in the Board Room of Madison’s Festival Conference and Student Center.

The following is a summary of actions taken by the board and key areas of discussion at the board meeting;

  • Approved the Feb. 9, 2018, Board of Visitors meeting minutes;
  • Approved committee reports from the Advancement, Athletics, Audit, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development committees;
  • Received a report on Title IX presented by Ms. Amy Sirocky-Meck, Title IX coordinator;
  • Approved 2018 – 19 tuition and fees for returning undergraduate students and all graduate students:

2017-18

2018-19

$ Chg

VIRGINIA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT 

Tuition & Fees (returning students)*

$6,250

$6,620

$370

Comprehensive Fee (all students)

$4,628

$4,766

$138

TOTAL COMMUTER COSTS

$10,878

$11,386

$508

Room & Board (all students)

$9,706

$10,092

$386

TOTAL ON-CAMPUS COSTS

$20,584

$21,478

$894

 

 

 

NON-VIRGINIA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

 

 

 

Tuition & Fees (returning students)*

$22,650

$23,334

$684

Comprehensive Fee (all students)

$4,628

$4,766

$138

TOTAL COMMUTER COSTS

$27,278

$28,100

$822

Room & Board (all students)

$9,706

$10,092

$386

TOTAL ON-CAMPUS COSTS

$36,984

$38,192

$1,208

 

 

 

GRADUATE (per credit hour)

 

 

 

Virginia student

$473

$485

$12

Non-Virginia student

$1,231

$1,231

$0

Student level – sophomore, junior and senior

  • Approved tuition and fees for the 2018 summer sessions:

Summer ‘17

Proposed Summer ‘18

$ Chg

Tuition and Education & General Fees (per credit hour)

Virginia Undergraduate

$350

$371

$21

Non-Virginia Undergraduate

$911

$938

$27

Virginia Graduate

$435

$448

$13

 

 

 

Student Services Fee (per credit hour)

 

 

 

Virginia Undergraduate

$24

$24

$0

Non-Virginia Undergraduate

$24

$24

$0

Virginia Graduate

$24

$24

$0

Non-Virginia Graduate

$24

$24

$0

 

 

 

Room and Board (per week)

 

 

 

Room

$100

$100

$0

Board

$113

$113

$0

  • Approved the fiscal year 2019 university budget (in millions):

2017-18

2018-19

$ Change

% Change

Education & General

313.4

325.2

11.8

3.8%

Auxiliary Enterprises

203.5

208.8

5.3

2.6%

Financial Aid

15.8

18.3

2.5

15.8%

Sponsored Programs

36.9

37.3

0.4

1.1%

Total Operating*

$569.6

$589.6

$20.0

3.5%

Excludes ETF

  • Approved the creation of a graduate certificate in cyber intelligence;
  • Approved a resolution changing the university’s legal representative for the Florence study abroad program;
  • Approved resolutions to authorize the sale of bonds for the demolition and replacement of Phillips Hall and for the construction of the Chesapeake Avenue Parking Deck;
  • Approved 5 utility easements related to the Chesapeake Avenue Parking Deck, the College of Business expansion, Phillips Hall and improvements to the intersection at West Grace Street and South Main Street;
  • Approved revisions to the Board of Visitors by-laws;
  • Approved a resolution recognizing Dr. Mark Warner, senior vice president for student affairs, for his service to the university and congratulating him on his retirement;
  • Elected the following individuals to serve as officers of the Board of Visitors for the 2018-19 term:
    • Maribeth Herod, Rector;
    • Lara Major, Vice-Rector;
  • Met in closed session;
  • Approved the following real estate purchases:
    - 1140 Hillcrest Drive for $425,000.
  • Approved the sale of the following real property:
    - 2868 South Main Street for $5 million.

Was told by President Alger during his President’s Report:

  • Former Virginia lieutenant governor and Board of Visitors member Bill Bolling gave a lecture on campus titled, “Since When Did Compromise Become a Bad Thing?” as part of the Democracy in Peril lecture series;
  • Board of Visitors member Mike Thomas spoke about business ethics with a College of Business class;
  • Board of Visitors member Matt Gray-Keeling w the keynote speaker at JMU’s 2018 Lavender Graduation;
  • CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta spoke on campus as part of the Madison Vision Series;
  • The JMU Parents’ Council recently held a gala to celebrate their 40-year anniversary;
  • JMU is at the table nationally on issues such as civic engagement, free speech and civil discourse;
  • Noted business leader and philanthropist David Rubenstein will be the next Madison Vision Series speaker on September 17, 2018;
  • JMU has officially entered into a partnership with the Peace Corps to build a Peace Corps Prep program;
  • Laura Katzman, professor in the School of Art, Design and Art History, has been appointed as a visiting professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University in Berlin;
  • Imelda O’Reilly, assistant professor in the School of Media Arts and Design, had a screenplay accepted into the Cannes International Film Festival;
  • Four students and alumni received Fulbright awards;
  • Nine students received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Program awards;
  • Three students received Goldwater Scholarship honorable mentions;
  • Student Sakira Coleman was named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact;
  • A team of JMU students coached by Mert Tokman, professor in the College of Business, won first place in a case competition at the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators;
  • The new Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center opens May 1, 2018;
  • The university is excited to support the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport’s new United Airlines jet service to Washington Dulles and Chicago O’Hare airports;
  • Dr. Mark Warner will be the commencement speaker at the university ceremony on May 4, 2018. The university will confer degrees on 3,817 undergraduates and 597 graduate students.

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