Board of Visitors Meeting, April 13 Summary of Actions/Discussions


 

Board of Visitors Meeting, April 13, 2009 
Summary of Actions/Discussions
 

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Monday, April 13, 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 January 9, 2009 BOV meeting minutes; 
  • Heard and approved committee reports from Athletics, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development; 
  • Heard a presentation about the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens presented by Ms. Jan Mahone; 
  • Received a capital outlay update presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance; 
  • Received a General Assembly update presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance; 
  • Approved 2009-2010 tuition and fees. 


Was told by President Linwood H. Rose: 

  • that Dr. Joann Grayson, professor of psychology, named a 2009 Virginia Woman in History; 
  • that Mr. Rich Harris recognized: Campus and Community Engagement Leadership Award; 
  • that Mr. Philip Bigler authored a book on James Madison Liberty and Learning; 
  • that President Emeritus Hunter Rawlings, Cornell University, spoke on James Madison Day; 
  • that two JMU alums were present with President Obama at the White House Energy Forum; 
  • that JMU was named a Top-50 �Best Value� public college in the U.S. by the Princeton Review; 
  • that JMU�s College of Business remains in the top 5 percent in the Business Week ranking; 
  • that JMU�s College of Business ranked third among public colleges and universities for return on investment; 
  • that JMU�s College of Business grads rank 11th for first-time pass rate on the national CPA exam; 
  • that JMU received SCHEV certification; 
  • that JMU formed a strategic alliance with the City of Florence, Italy; 
  • that JMU received a record number of applications for the 2009-2010 academic year. 

 

Published: Monday, April 13, 2009

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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