Board of Visitors Meeting, January 11, 2008, Summary

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Board of Visitors Meeting, January 11, 2008
Summary of Actions/Discussions

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, January 11, 2008, 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 September 28, 2007 BOV meeting minutes;
  • Heard and approved committee reports from Athletics, Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development;
  • Heard a presentation on “Institutional Performance Standards,” presented by Dr. Mark Warner
  • Heard a presentation on the Governor’s 2008-2009 budget, presented by Mr. Charles King;
  • Heard a presentation on the expansion of Bridgeforth Stadium (click here for project information) www.jmusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14400&ATCLID=1366904
  • Approved budget amendments;
  • Approved summer tuitions and fees;
  • Approved banking resolution;
  • Approved two Honorary Doctorates;
  • Approved the purchase of the Port Republic/Neff Ave. property;
  • Heard a Centennial update from Mr. Fred Hilton.

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:

  • that JMU ranked 22nd in the country for “Best Value” by Kiplinger's;
  • that JMU is among national leaders in students studying abroad;
  • that JMU’s Young Children’s Program received national accreditation;
  • that the emergency response communication systems were tested.


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