Board of Visitors Meeting, May 2, 2008, Summary of Actions/Discussions

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Board of Visitors Meeting, May 02, 2008
Summary of Actions/Discussions


The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, May 02, 2008, 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 January 11, 2008 BOV meeting minutes;
  • Heard and approved committee reports from Athletics, Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development;
  • Approved Strategic Leadership Doctorate of Philosophy;
  • Received a Capital Outlay update, presented by Mr. Charles King;
  • Received a General Assembly update, presented by Mr. Charles King;
  • Approved 2008-2009 Tuition and Fees;
  • Approved 2008-2009 Budget.

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:

  • that Mr. Charles Foster (JMU BOV Member) received Virginiaís Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award for 2008;
  • that Dr. George Sparks from Florida Atlantic University has been hired as the new Dean in the College of Visual and Performing Arts;
  • that Matt Brady from Marist College has been hired as the new Menís Basketball Coach;
  • that JMU garnered the most freshman applications ever during its Centennial Year (more than 19,350);
  • that JMUís College of Business moved up to 20th among public universities and is in the top five percent of all business schools nationally;
  • that the University received a five million dollar gift from Bruce and Lois Forbes;
  • that the University received a two and one-half million dollar gift from Dick and Shirley Roberts;
  • that the new James Madison Statue was dedicated. The statue was a gift from Bruce and Lois Forbes.

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