JMU Board of Visitors Summary of Actions/Discussions

From: Public Affairs

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, October 1, 2010, 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 the June 4, 2010 BOV meeting minutes;
* Received the President’s report presented by Dr. Linwood Rose;
* Heard and approved committee reports from Athletics, Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development;
* Approved the discontinuance of the masters of Public Health Program and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences degree;
* Approved the Hospitality Management major;
* Approved the bond resolution for athletic and recreational fields;
* Approved easements to Columbia Gas and Verizon;
* Received an update on the North Campus renovations and transition timeline;
* Reviewed and approved revisions to the Violence Prevention Policy presented by Ms. Susan Wheeler, University Counsel;
* Approved Operating Budget requests for 2011-2012 presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance;
* Approved the purchases of 1165, 1167 and 1169 Harrison Street as well as 1441 Butler Street.

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:

* that JMU implemented doctorate programs in Nursing and Counseling, masters programs in Communication and Advocacy, and bachelors programs in Sport and Recreation Management;
* that Phi Beta Kappa commenced its first full academic year at JMU;
* that JMU was included in the Princeton Review’s “The Best 373 Colleges: 2011 Edition;”
* that JMU ranked 169 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Colleges for 2010;”
* that JMU was named the Number 1 public regional university in the South for the 17th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in its 2011 edition of “Best Colleges;”
* that JMU’s Alternative Break Program was named this year’s Break Away National Program of the Year. Previously the program received this recognition in 1999;
* Dr. Rose discussed additional topics including Madison for Keeps, the transformation of the alcohol culture at JMU, stewardship of the natural world, athletics and facilities.

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Oct. 1, 2010