Accomplishments Under Dr. Rose

  • During Rose’s presidency the student to faculty ratio was reduced from over 19:1 to under 16:1. The number of full-time faculty positions has increased from 581 to 910, or 57 percent.
  • A Phi Beta Kappa chapter was established.
  • Established the Center for Faculty Innovation. Expenditures for professional development and training increased by over 350 percent.
  • The University’s budget has more than doubled during the Rose years, with expenditures totaling $418.3 million in 2010.
  • The first capital campaign in the university’s history was conducted and the $50 million dollar goal was exceeded by forty percent.
  • There were no million dollar donors to the University before 1998, today there are over 20.
  • Sponsored program grants and contracts increased from $7 million in 1998 to over $26 million in 2010.
  • 2.4 million square feet of space was added to the physical assets of the campus.
  • More than 25 major buildings have been constructed.
  • Undergraduate applications for admission have increased by 65 percent to from 15,313 to 25,248.
  • Enrollment grew by 37 percent from 14,115 to 19,400 and graduate enrollment more than doubled to a total of 1,473.
  • The six year graduation rate is over 82 percent and the four year rate has improved from 58 percent to 64 percent.
  • Over twenty new academic programs have been initiated.
  • The number of international programs available to students has increased by over 50 percent.
  • A comprehensive academic, financial and physical development plan was established.
  • Numerous regional and national recognitions by publications such as U.S News and World Reports, The Princeton Review, Kiplingers, The New York Times, Business Week recognizing JMU’s academic quality and value were received.
  • Annual overall satisfaction ratings by JMU students were regularly above ninety percent.
  • Articulation agreements were developed and executed with fourteen of Virginia’s two-year colleges.
  • JMU was recognized nationally for its leadership in academic assessment.
  • The number of racial/ethnic minority student applications increased by 131 percent from 1,630 to 3,759 and total minority students enrolled increased from 1,589 to 2,212 an increase of 39 percent.
  • Over 30 conference championships in athletics and a National Championship in Football in 2004.

Major Building Renovation and Construction Since 1998

  • Harrison Hall
  • Hoffman Hall
  • Miller Hall
  • Logan Hall
  • Memorial Hall
  • Chesapeake Hall
  • Massanutten Hall
  • Warsaw Parking Deck
  • Health & Human Services
  • Plecker Center
  • Leeolou Alumni Hall
  • Bookstore
  • Physics & Chemistry
  • Shenandoah Hall
  • former Rockingham Memorial Hospital (North Campus)
  • Champions Drive Parking Deck
  • Blue Ridge Hall
  • East Campus Dining Hall
  • East Campus Library
  • Veteran’s Stadium
  • Forbes Center Performing Arts
  • Festival Conference Center
  • PleckerCenter
  • Arboretum

Under Construction

  • Biosciences
  • Bridgeforth Stadium
  • RMH Renovation (North Campus)
  • Port Road Playing Fields
  • Duke Hall
  • Boiler Plant

Published: Friday, January 1, 2010

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2018

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