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Board of Visitors Summary of Actions & Discussions

February 8, 2019


 

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, February 8, 2019, in the Board Room of Madison’s Festival Conference and Student Center.

The following is a summary of actions taken by the board and key areas of discussion at the board meeting;

  • Approved the Nov. 9, 2018, Board of Visitors meeting minutes;
  • Approved committee reports from the Advancement, Athletics, Audit, Academics & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development and Executive committees;
  • Approved tuition and fees for the 2019 summer sessions:

 

Summer ‘18

Proposed Summer ‘19

$ Chg

Tuition and Education & General Fees (per credit hour)

 

 

 

Virginia Undergraduate

$371

$371

$0

Non-Virginia Undergraduate

$938

$938

$0

Virginia Graduate

$448

$448

$0

Non-Virginia Graduate

$1,085

$1,085

$0

 

 

 

 

Student Services Fee (per credit hour)

 

 

 

Virginia Undergraduate

$24

$24

$0

Non-Virginia Undergraduate

$24

$24

$0

Virginia Graduate

$24

$24

$0

Non-Virginia Graduate

$24

$24

$0

 

 

 

 

Room and Board (per week)

 

 

 

Room

$100

$100

$0

Board

$113

$113

$0

  • Approved naming the new residence hall scheduled to open in Fall 2019 for Paul Jennings, President Madison’s personal manservant who earned his freedom after Madison’s death and authored A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison, the first memoir about life at the White House;
  • Approved six easements for various construction, road improvement and utility projects;
  • Received a General Assembly update from Mr. Charlie King, vice president of Administration and Finance;
  • Participated in a discussion of strategic responses to the needs of the commonwealth.

Was told by President Alger during his President’s Report:

  • Graduated 778 undergraduates and 158 graduate students during December commencement;
  • Received a gift of private stock for the College of Business Learning Complex from 1979 alumnus Steve Smith;
  • Has held regional events for the Unleashed: Campaign for James Madison University in Richmond and Atlanta and will hold events next week in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Northern Virginia;
  • Hired Dr. Michael Busing as dean of the College of Business and Dr. Bethany Nowviskie as dean of Libraries;
  • Rebecca Brannon appeared on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are?;
  • President Alger has been appointed to the Virginia Count Commission;
  • Justice John Charles Thomas, former Virginia Supreme Court justice, was the most recent Madison Vision Series speaker;
  • Barbara Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, will be the next Madison Vision Series speaker on April 1;
  • Introduced Curtis Cignetti as the new head football coach.

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Published: Friday, February 8, 2019

Last Updated: Friday, February 8, 2019

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