Board of Visitors Meeting, April 2, 2010 Actions/Discussions Summary

From: Public Affairs

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, April 2, 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 the January 8, 2010 BOV meeting minutes;
  • Received the Presidentís report by Dr. Linwood Rose;
  • Heard and approved committee reports from Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development;
  • Received a presentation on performance measures by Dr. Mark Warner, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and University Planning;
  • Received a General Assembly update by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance;
  • Approved 2010-2011 tuition and fees;
  • Received a presentation regarding the Six Year Report by Dr. Mark Warner, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and University Planning.

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:

  • that two JMU professors earned the SCHEV ĎOutstanding Faculty Awardí: Dr. Lennis Echterling and Dr. Peter Pham;
  • that Dr. David Brakke, Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, has been elected to the rank of AAAS fellow (American Association for the Advancement of Science);
  • that the Phi Beta Kappa installation was held on March 17, 2010;
  • that SACS approved the 5-Year Interim Report;
  • that JMU was named a U.S. Top 50 Best Value Public University by Princeton Review;
  • that the College of Business ranked 14th among public universities by Business Week;
  • that JMU has been named to the 2009 Presidentís Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service;
  • that 39 teams consisting of approximately 400 students and staff volunteered during Spring Break;
  • that JMUís womenís basketball team won the CAA championship;
  • that Veteranís Memorial softball and baseball park opened;
  • that Provost Dr. Douglas Brown is retiring.

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April 2, 2010