Board of Visitors
Meeting, April 15,
Summary of Actions/Discussions
Approved Minutes for this meeting (Microsoft Word format)
The James Madison University Board of Visitors met
Friday, April 15,
2005, in the
Board Room of JMU's College Center. Following is a summary of actions taken
by the board and of key areas of discussion at the board
resolution praising Glenn M. Weatherholtz for his service to the
Commonwealth, Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and James Madison
University as a member of the Virginia General Assembly, State
Trooper and Sheriff of Rockingham County.
resolution praising the James Madison University football team for bringing a new level of
recognition to the university by compiling an outstanding 13-2
record during the 2004 season and winning the National Collegiate
Athletic Association Championship in Division
Heard a report
from the office of Academic Advising and Career
Six-Year Capital Plan.
following tuition changes:
- Virginia student tuition and fees increased $246 to
student tuition and fees increased $738 to $12,434.
fees for all students increased $164 to $2,888.
- Room &
Board for all students increased $244 to $6,124.
Was told by
President Linwood H. Rose:
- That Dr. J.
Peter Pham, assistant professor of justice studies, played a
significant and high-profile role in major media coverage of Pope
John Paul's funeral as well as in papal succession
- That a new
protein named lacritin that may help a condition known as "dry-eye
syndrome" is being produced in James Madison University's biotechnology laboratories.
- That Madison is named as one of 81
American "Colleges With A Conscience" by
the Princeton Review.
- That the JMU
ROTC unit was named best in the East.
- That the JMU
Brass Band won its "national championship" for the second year
- That JMU ranks
fourth in the nation in its enrollment size for number of alumni
serving in the Peace Corps.
- That JMU
claims as alumni more Virginia Exceptional New Teachers than any