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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