Approved Minutes for this Meeting (MS Word Format)

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, September 25, 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 the June 15, 2009 BOV meeting minutes;

• Heard and approved committee reports from Athletics, Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development;

  • Heard a presentation from Dr. Christie-Joy Brodrick Hartman on the Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World;

• Received a planning process overview presented by Dr. Mark Warner, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and University Planning;

• Received an H1N1 update from Mrs. Donna Harper, Executive Assistant to the President;

• Approved the 2009-2010 revised budget.

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:

Accomplishments of 2008-2009 

-       that Level II restructuring authority by the Commonwealth was approved;

-       that the University Master Plan was approved;

-       that the Engineering Program was initiated;

-       that the dual master’s degree in Environmental Resource Management with the University of Malta was initiated;

-       that the doctorate degrees in Strategic Leadership and Nursing Practice were approved;

-       that the School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management was approved;

-       that the Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World was created;

-       that the University reviewed 24,111 admissions applications including a 17 percent increase over the previous year in African-American and Hispanic applications;

-       that the University’s greenhouse gas inventory was completed;

-       that the following capital projects were completed: East Campus Library, East Campus Dining Hall, Shenandoah Residence Hall and Recreational Fields;

-       that construction began on the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts and the Baseball and Softball Complex;

-       that the following capital projects were planned: Biosciences Building, North Campus renovations, Duke Hall addition and renovation, Port Republic Athletic and Recreation Park, Bridgeforth Stadium Expansion and the Boiler Plant renovation;

-       that rankings and recognitions included: U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review, Forbes, Business Week and Kiplinger’s;

-       that NCAA post-season play in football, field hockey, women’s soccer, softball, two student athletes in track/cross country and two in diving was achieved;

-       that the first graduate commencement ceremony was held;

-       that James Madison Innovations, Inc. was formed to manage intellectual property;

-       that the University was invited to join the Chesapeake Crescent Initiative.

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