Board of Visitors Meeting, September 23, 2011

From: Public Affairs

Summary of Actions/Discussions

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, September 23, 2011, 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 June 3, 2011 BOV meeting minutes;
  • Received the Presidentís report presented by Dr. Linwood Rose;
  • Approved committee reports from Athletics, Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development;
  • Heard a presentation on Graduation Rates by Mr. Nick Langridge, Assistant to the President (JMU Six-Year Graduation Rate: 82.4%) (National Average Six-Year Graduation Rate: 55.1%);
  • Heard a presentation on the reorganization of the College of Integrated Science and Technology into the College of Health and Behavioral Studies and the College of Applied Sciences and Engineering by Dr. Jerry Benson, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs;
  • Approved the reorganization of the College of Integrated Science and Technology into the College of Health and Behavioral Studies and the College of Applied Sciences and Engineering;
  • Heard a presentation on the Six-Year Institutional Plan by Dr. Mark Warner, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and University Planning, Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance, and Dr. Jerry Benson, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs;
  • Approved the Six-Year Institutional Plan
  • Received and approved the 2012-14 Biennium Budget Requests presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance.

2012-2014 Biennium Budget Requests

2012-2013

2013-2014

Decision Package Description

GF

NGF

Total

GF

NGF

Total

1.

Operation & Maintenance for New Facilities

$802,626

$905,089

$1,707,715

$950,436

$1,071,769

$2,022,205

2.

Utility Cost Increase

$232,724

$262,434

$495,158

$519,395

$585,701

$1,105,096

3.

Enrollment Growth (Faculty & Staff)

$1,452,035

$1,637,402

$3,089,437

$2,970,870

$3,350,131

$6,321,001

4.

Academic Plan Strategies

$3,629,206

$4,092,509

$7,721,715

$3,412,343

$3,847,961

$7,260,304

5.

Library Enhancement

$507,774

$572,596

$1,080,370

$737,195

$831,305

$1,568,500

6.

Technology Enhancement

$878,665

$990,835

$1,869,500

$953,865

$1,075,635

$2,029,500

Total Additional Funding Request

$7,503,030

$8,460,865

$15,963,895

$9,544,104

$10,762,502

$20,306,606


  • Met in closed session.
  • Approved purchase of real estate at 1155 South Main Street.

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:

  • that JMUís student marketing team was named the best in the Americas out of 35,000 students competing from 95 countries in the Google It! International marketing competition for online businesses;
  • that JMUís debate team was named the top public university debate team in the country for 2010-2011;
  • that changes to campus traffic have resulted in increased bus ridership;
  • that fall enrollment is estimated at 19,800 students for 2011-2012, with new student enrollment up by 110.†† JMU received 13,425 applications from Virginia residents, more than any other public institution in the state.
  • that 455 course sections were delivered to 5,783 students online last year;
  • that the selection of a final topic for the Quality Enhancement Plan is imminent;
  • that renovations to Wayland Hall and Bridgeforth Stadium were completed on time for fall occupancy and the first game;
  • that the Biosciences, Steam Plant, and University Park projects are underway;
  • that private support to JMU has increased 20.6 percent over last year to $9,076,104 for 2011;
  • that JMUís Jake Lowery was named the best catcher in the nation and College Baseball Insiderís.com National Hitter of the Year.

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