Board of Visitors Meeting, Oct. 1,
Summary of Actions/Discussions
The James Madison University Board of Visitors met at 1 p.m. on
Friday, October 1, 1999, 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 accomplishments of the University for the past year.
- Approved tuition and fees for the summer session of 2000.
Tuition and fees for Virginia undergraduates will drop by 21
percent - from $66 per semester hour to $52 per semester hour. The
decrease reflects the statewide 20 percent decrease in in-state
undergraduate tuition. Out-of-state undergraduate tuition will
increase from $233 to $240 per hour. Tuition and fees for Virginia
graduate students will remain unchanged at $111 per semester hour;
out-of-state graduate tuition and fees will increase from $381 to
$391 per hour. The summer service fee remains at $4 for all
students. Room and board charges are unchanged at $78 and $73,
- Heard a report on JMU's major capital outlay projects from
Steve Knickrehm, assistant vice president for resource planning.
Mr. Knickrehm told the board that the second residence hall at the
College of Integrated Science and Technology, Chesapeake Hall, was
completed and opened in the fall semester. He also told the board
that the university has four capital projects under construction
and two in the design phase.
- Was given a demonstration of JMU's new web-based student
course registration system by Robin Bryan and Alvin Chao of the
Information Technology office. The University is replacing its
telephone system for registration with the web-based system.
- Following an executive session, voted to request the Governor
to include funding in his budget for JMU to purchase a piece of
property near campus.