The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, January 9, 2009 in the Board Room of Madison's Festival Conference and Student Center.
Following is a summary of actions taken by the board and key areas of discussion at the board meeting:
• Approved September 26, 2008 BOV meeting minutes;
• Heard and approved committee reports from Athletics, Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical
• Heard a presentation on the Engineering Program presented by Dr. Ronald Kander;
• Approved the University’s Master Plan.
o the Master Plan is required by the State and SACS;
o the Master Plan is conceptual and is subject to change based on a number of factors, which could include appropriate
funding and enrollment numbers among other factors;
o the University’s Master Plan is a long-term plan and does not serve as a capital construction plan;
o future capital construction plans will be based on the concepts outlined in the Master Plan;
• Approved tuition and fees for the Summer of 2009
o In-state, undergraduate $223
o Out-of-state undergraduate $666
o In-state graduate $308
o Out-of-state graduate $885
• Heard a presentation on the Governor’s 2009-2010 budget, presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for
Administration and Finance;
• Approved 2009-2010 budget amendments.
Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:
- that JMU’s Information Systems Program is among the nation’s best;
- that Surgeon General Gallson recognized JMU’s commitment to a healthy future;
- that JMU’s Marching Royal Dukes performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade;
- that the Indian Ambassador unveiled Gandhi statue gift;
- that President-Elect Obama and former Congressman Delay visited the campus;
- that Women’s Soccer advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16;
- that Women’s Field Hockey won the CAA;
- that JMU Football won the CAA and advanced to the FCS semifinals;
- that Coach Mickey Matthews was awarded National Coach of the Year.