Approved Minutes for this Meeting (MS Word Format)

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, June 3, 2011, 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 April 1, 2011 BOV meeting minutes;
  • Received the President's report presented by Dr. Linwood Rose;
  • Approved committee reports from Athletics, Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development;
  • Elected officers for the 2011-2012 term;
  • Heard a presentation on the Center for Assessment and Research Studies (CARS) by Dr. Linda Halpern, Dean, University Studies, and Dr. Donna Sundre and Dr. Keston Fulcher of CARS.
  • Heard a presentation on the Alumni Association's Centennial Celebration by Mr. AJ Fischer, President, Alumni Association Board, and was informed of a gift commitment of $100,000 by the Alumni Association to the university;
  • Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, presented the 2011-2012 budget.

2011-2012 Budget Summary (Millions)



$ Change

Education & General




Auxiliary Enterprises




Financial Aid




Sponsored Programs




Total Operating*




*Excludes ETF

  • Approved the 2011-2012 budget.
  • Approved the purchase of three properties:

 - 28 Port Republic

 - 1210 S. Main St.

 - 15 E. Fairview  

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:

  • that JMU received SCHEV certification: JMU met all performance standards;
  • that JMU recently celebrated commencement, recognizing the accomplishments of 3,400 undergraduates, 482 graduates, pinned 64 nurses and commissioned 22 second lieutenants;
  • that JMU established a partnership with Rosetta Stone in which JMU awards three credits for a 16-week Spanish program;
  • that JMU's Madison Investment Fund was "internationally recognized among 300 universities as the second best student-managed fund in the equity value investment category, less than 1 percent behind the winning vote.";
  • that JMU was named to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll;
  • that the JMU women's lacrosse and baseball teams both won the CAA championship;
  • that President Rose will serve as chair of the Council of Presidents and as a member of the Higher Education Advisory Committee.

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