Board of Visitors Meeting, Jan. 14,
Summary of Actions/Discussions
The James Madison University Board of Visitors met at 1 p.m. on
Friday, January 14, 2000, at the Board Room in Chandler Hall.
Following is a summary of actions taken by the board and of key
areas of discussion at the board meeting:
- Heard a report from JMU President Linwood H. Rose summarizing
the following: the new Mission Statement; SACS committee
appointments; the Student Success Center; academic space master
plan; Y2K preparation; presidential alumni and development tour;
facilities planning and construction; minority recruitment;
athletic auction; development staffing and strategies; VPAA
position search; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; and budget
- Approved a request asking the Virginia General Assembly to
allocate JMU an additional $20.6 million in operating funds and
another $38.7 million in capital outlay for the 2000-2002 biennium.
Funds were requested for the following:
- $26 million for the third academic building at the College of
Integrated Science and Technology. The building will house science
departments, particularly the physics and chemistry
- $8.7 million to renovate Harrison Hall.
- $4 million to negotiate on the purchase of unspecified real
estate near campus.
- $20.4 million to fund 93 new positions and operating funds for
those positions. The 93 positions would include 87 faculty
positions and six staff positions to support past enrollment
- An additional $230,000 from the state's Equipment Trust
Fund for equipment at the second CISAT academic building.
- Approved the following new Mission Statement for JMU: "We
are committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened
citizens who will lead productive and meaningful lives."
- Heard a report on educational technologies at JMU. The report
was presented by several faculty, staff and students headed by Dr.
Robert Kolvoord, associate professor of integrated science and