Board of Visitors Summary of Actions/Discussions

From: Public Affairs

Board of Visitors Meeting, January 8, 2010
Summary of Actions/Discussions

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, January 8, 2010, 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 25, 2009 BOV meeting minutes;

  • Heard and approved committee reports from Athletics, Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development;

  • Approved the Masterís program in Communication and Advocacy;

  • Approved easement related to construction at Bridgeforth Stadium;

  • Approved the proposed summer tuition and fees;

  • Approved budget amendments to the 2010-2011 budget;

  • Received a presentation on JMU performing arts opportunities by Dr. George Sparks, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts;

  • Received an update about the North Campus from Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and Ms. Towana Moore, Associate Vice President for Business Services;

  • The Governorís 2010-2012 biennium budget was presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance;

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:
  • that JMU is now one of the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, which now has 280 chapters nationwide;

  • that the ďMadison for KeepsĒ Fund raised $365,320 through 3,176 gifts which supported 76 students;

  • that JMU is ranked 21st on Kiplingerís Personal Financeís list of the 100 Best Values for Public Colleges in 2010;

  • that the Cooper Center Economic Impact Study determined that every public dollar spent on higher education produces $1.39 in increased tax revenues and $13.31 in economic activity;

  • that the Veteranís Memorial Dedication took place on November 8, 2009;

  • that JMUís International Study ranked 2nd in the country for mid-term programs, 3rd for short-term programs, and 16th for long-term programs;

  • that Arthur Moats won the Buchanan award as the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision and was named a first team All-American.