Board of Visitors Meeting, Jan. 9, 2009 - Actions/Discussion Summary


Board of Visitors Meeting, January 9, 2009 
Summary of Actions/Discussions 

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, January 9, 2009, 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 26, 2008 BOV meeting minutes; 
  • Heard and approved committee reports from Athletics, Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development; 
  • Heard a presentation on the Engineering Program presented by Dr. Ronald Kander; 
  • Approved the University�s Master Plan. 
    - the Master Plan is required by the State and SACS; 
    - the Master Plan is conceptual and is subject to change based on a number of factors, which could include appropriate funding and enrollment numbers among other factors; 
    - the University�s Master Plan is a long-term plan and does not serve as a capital construction plan; 
    - future capital construction plans will be based on the concepts outlined in the Master Plan; 
  • Approved tuition and fees for the Summer of 2009 
    - In-state, undergraduate $223 
    - Out-of-state undergraduate $666 
    - In-state graduate $308 
    - Out-of-state graduate $885 
  • Heard a presentation on the Governor�s 2009-2010 budget, presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance; 
  • Approved 2009-2010 budget amendments. 

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose: 

  • that JMU�s Information Systems Program is among the nation�s best; 
  • that Surgeon General Gallson recognized JMU�s commitment to a healthy future; 
  • that JMU�s Marching Royal Dukes performed in the Macy�s Thanksgiving Day Parade; 
  • that the Indian Ambassador unveiled Gandhi statue gift; 
  • that President-Elect Obama and former Congressman Delay visited the campus; 
  • that Women�s Soccer advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16; 
  • that Women�s Field Hockey won the CAA; 
  • that JMU Football won the CAA and advanced to the FCS semifinals; 
  • that Coach Mickey Matthews was awarded National Coach of the Year. 


Published: Friday, January 9, 2009

Last Updated: Monday, February 26, 2018

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