Board of Visitors Meeting, April 13 Summary of Actions/Discussions

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Board of Visitors Meeting, April 13, 2009
Summary of Actions/Discussions


The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Monday, April 13, 2009, in the Board Room of Madison’s 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 January 9, 2009 BOV meeting minutes;
  • Heard and approved committee reports from Athletics, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development;
  • Heard a presentation about the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens presented by Ms. Jan Mahone;
  • Received a capital outlay update presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance;
  • Received a General Assembly update presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance;
  • Approved 2009-2010 tuition and fees.

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:

  • that Dr. Joann Grayson, professor of psychology, named a 2009 Virginia Woman in History;
  • that Mr. Rich Harris recognized: Campus and Community Engagement Leadership Award;
  • that Mr. Philip Bigler authored a book on James Madison Liberty and Learning;
  • that President Emeritus Hunter Rawlings, Cornell University, spoke on James Madison Day;
  • that two JMU alums were present with President Obama at the White House Energy Forum;
  • that JMU was named a Top-50 “Best Value” public college in the U.S. by the Princeton Review;
  • that JMU’s College of Business remains in the top 5 percent in the Business Week ranking;
  • that JMU’s College of Business ranked third among public colleges and universities for return on investment;
  • that JMU’s College of Business grads rank 11th for first-time pass rate on the national CPA exam;
  • that JMU received SCHEV certification;
  • that JMU formed a strategic alliance with the City of Florence, Italy;
  • that JMU received a record number of applications for the 2009-2010 academic year.

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