The Presidential Search Committee appointed by the Rector of the Visitors of James Madison University met on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in the Festival Conference and Student Center Board Room on the campus of James Madison University. Mr. Joseph Damico, Chair, called the meeting to order at 3:00 pm.
On motion of Mr. Rivers, seconded by Mr. Thomas, the minutes of the January 6, 2011 meeting were approved.
Mr. Damico presented information on the university’s mission, vision and values. (Attachment A)
Chairman Damico then called for the board to move into Closed Session. Mrs. Strickler made the following motion:
“I move to go into closed session pursuant to Section 2.2-3711.A.1 to discuss personnel matters; more specifically, to review input into the presidential selection process, which review includes performance or evaluation of departments or schools of the University that necessarily involves discussion of specific individuals …
… And I further move to go into closed session pursuant to Section 2.2-3711.A.29 to discuss award of a public contract involving expenditure of public funds where discussion in open session would adversely affect our bargaining position, and more specifically to discuss award of a contract for a consultant to assist in the presidential search.”
The motion was seconded by Mr. Rivers and the Board moved into closed session.
Following the closed session, Mrs. Strickler then stated the following:
During the closed session, the board discussed only matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements and only those types of matters identified in the motion for the closed session.
RECORDED VOTE: the following is an affirmative recorded, member by member vote:
There being no further business, on motion of Mr. Jerome, seconded by Mr. Coleman, the Committee voted to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 pm.
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.
To be the leading comprehensive university.
Our student-centered community values excellence, integrity and mutual respect.
The following are the characteristics that define the type of institution that James Madison University strives to become during the planning years 2006-2012.
The university will complement its residentially-based academic offerings with non-degree, competency certification and distributed education programs.
The university's students will possess optimum competencies in written and oral communication, critical thinking, information systems, quantitative literacy and scientific literacy as basic graduation requirements.
The university's faculty will integrate scholarship, service and teaching to enhance student learning and provide a challenging and supportive environment with a heightened sense of intellectual stimulation.
The university will develop and offer international curricula, associations and experiences that enhance the global competencies of the student.
The university will continue to be a selective institution in our admission practices and admit students who will enable the university to realize its mission.
The university will focus on student learning and development through collaboration across all divisions.
The university will be a diverse community whose members share in, and contribute to, a common JMU experience.
The university will provide students with a wide array of extracurricular activities.
The university will serve our state, region and nation, and will be recognized on a national basis.
The university will maintain our heritage of nurturing and cultivating enduring relationships with its constituencies.
The university will enhance and diversify funding sources, expand its strategic alliances, and develop broad-based financial support among a variety of constituents.
The university will possess sufficient resources (financial, facilities, human and technology) to achieve its goals.
The university will involve the entire campus community in a well-defined, consistently used and commonly understood process for planning and decision-making that emphasizes accountability and ties resource allocation to institutional effectiveness.
The university will be an attractive, safe, friendly and service-oriented campus.
The university will invest in the professional development of its people.
The university will be an environmentally literate community whose members think critically and act, individually and collectively, as model stewards of the natural world.