Board of Visitors Meeting, Jan. 9, 2009 - Actions/Discussion Summary

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Board of Visitors Meeting, January 9, 2009
Summary of Actions/Discussions

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, January 9, 2009, in the Board Room of Madisonís Festival Conference and Student Center.

Following is a summary of actions taken by the board and key areas of discussion at the board meeting:


  • Approved September 26, 2008 BOV meeting minutes;
  • Heard and approved committee reports from Athletics, Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development;
  • Heard a presentation on the Engineering Program presented by Dr. Ronald Kander;
  • Approved the Universityís Master Plan.
    - the Master Plan is required by the State and SACS;
    - the Master Plan is conceptual and is subject to change based on a number of factors, which could include appropriate funding and enrollment numbers among other factors;
    - the Universityís Master Plan is a long-term plan and does not serve as a capital construction plan;
    - future capital construction plans will be based on the concepts outlined in the Master Plan;

  • Approved tuition and fees for the Summer of 2009
    - In-state, undergraduate $223
    - Out-of-state undergraduate $666
    - In-state graduate $308
    - Out-of-state graduate $885

  • Heard a presentation on the Governorís 2009-2010 budget, presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance;
  • Approved 2009-2010 budget amendments.

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:

  • that JMUís Information Systems Program is among the nationís best;
  • that Surgeon General Gallson recognized JMUís commitment to a healthy future;
  • that JMUís Marching Royal Dukes performed in the Macyís Thanksgiving Day Parade;
  • that the Indian Ambassador unveiled Gandhi statue gift;
  • that President-Elect Obama and former Congressman Delay visited the campus;
  • that Womenís Soccer advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16;
  • that Womenís Field Hockey won the CAA;
  • that JMU Football won the CAA and advanced to the FCS semifinals;
  • that Coach Mickey Matthews was awarded National Coach of the Year.

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