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Board of Visitors Summary of Actions & Discussions

November 10, 2017


 

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in the Board Room of Madison’s 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 Sept. 29, 2017, Board of Visitors meeting minutes;

  • Approved committee reports from the Advancement, Athletics, Audit, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development committees;

  • Received a report on the Center for Civic Engagement presented by Dr. Abraham Goldberg, executive director;

  • Received a report on career outcomes of JMU graduates presented by Mary Morsch, director of Career and Academic Planning and Nina Stensby-Hurst, associate director of Career and Academic Planning;

  • Received an update on communications and marketing presented by Andy Perrine, associate vice president of University Communications and Marketing;

  • Approved 2018-19 and 2019-20 undergraduate tuition for incoming freshmen:

2017-18

2018-19

$ Chg

VIRGINIA FRESHMEN

Tuition & E & G Mandatory Fees

$6,250

$7,250

$1,000

NON-VIRGINIA FRESHMEN

Tuition & E & G Mandatory Fees

$22,650

$23,650

$1,000

2018-19

2019-20

$ Chg

VIRGINIA FRESHMEN

Tuition & E & G Mandatory Fees

$7,250

$8,250

$1,000

NON-VIRGINIA FRESHMEN

Tuition & E & G Mandatory Fees

$23,650

$24,650

$1,000

  • Met in closed session.

Was told by President Jonathan Alger during his President’s Report:

  • The official 2017-18 enrollment is 21,836 which includes 19,975 undergraduates and 1,861 graduate students. Out-of-state students account for 25.1 percent of the total;

  • JMU is one of 37 institutions recognized in 2017 by Minority Access, Inc. for their commitment to diversity;

  • JMU recently held its second annual reception for first generation students, faculty and staff;

  • 4VA issued an annual report which showcases collaborations in research, course redesign, course sharing and degree completion projects;

  • The University Innovation Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of students, received six weeks of online training from the Stanford Design School;

  • Two hundred students from multiple majors worked in teams to develop solutions to insure uninsured Virginians at the JMU Health Policy Summit. Student teams then pitched their ideas to local candidates for the House of Delegates;

  •  Jim Krauss, formerly of RMH, Michael Dudley from Optima Health, Eric Major from K2M and Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Services Bill Hazel modeled civil discourse during a conversation about health policy sponsored by the Madison Vision Series;

  • JMU’s Engagement Fellows are currently working with JMU’s IIHHS and Valley Scholars, as well as James Madison’s Montpelier;

  • JMU was lauded as the model for civic engagement at the Governor’s Millennial Task Force on Civic Engagement Summit on Oct. 27.

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Published: Friday, November 10, 2017

Last Updated: Friday, November 10, 2017

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