Approved Minutes for this Meeting (MS Word Format)


Summary of Actions / Discussions

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met on Friday, January 16, 2015, in the Board Room of the Festival Conference and Student Center.


The following is a summary of actions taken by the board and key areas of discussion at the board meeting:

  • Approved the minutes of the September 26, 2014 full board meeting and the November 1, 2014 executive committee meeting;
  • Accepted committee reports from the Advancement, Athletics, Audit, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development committees;
  • Approved the creation of an executive leadership MBA program within the College of Business;
  • Approved tuition and fees for summer 2015:

SUMMER ‘14

PROPOSED SUMMER ‘15

CHANGE

TUITION AND E&G FEES (PER CREDIT HOUR)

 

 

 

Virginia Undergraduate

$300

$312

$12

Non-Virginia Undergraduate

$817

$845

$28

Virginia Graduate

$411

$411

$0

Non-Virginia Graduate

$1,085

$1,085

$0

STUDENT SERVICES FEE (PER CREDIT HOUR)

 

 

 

Virginia Undergraduate

$23

$23

$0

Non-Virginia Undergraduate

$23

$23

$0

Virginia Graduate

$23

$23

$0

Non-Virginia Graduate

$23

$23

$0

ROOM & BOARD (PER WEEK)

 

 

 

Room

$100

$100

$0

Board

$107

$107

$0

  • Received a presentation on JMU’s Career and Academic Planning program by its director, Ms. Mary Morsch;
  • Received an update on the governor’s budget proposal to the General Assembly by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance.
  • Approved the purchase of real property at 40 East Fairview Avenue for $371,000.

During President Jonathan Alger’s report, the board was:

  • Told more than 800 students graduated at the December commencement in the Convocation Center where Secretary of the Commonwealth and JMU alumnus Levar Stoney was the featured speaker;
  • Updated on state and federal efforts to improve higher education costs and outcomes;
  • Updated on the Madison Vision tour events;
  • Briefed on the implementation of the new Engaged University Council;
  • Updated on the university’s efforts to combat sexual assault;
  • Briefed on the launch of the Valley Scholars program;
  • Shown a video of the Marching Royal Dukes participation and performance in Rome and at the Vatican;
  • Informed of the latest university achievements, rankings and recognitions. 

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