Approved Minutes for this Meeting (MS Word Format)

 The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, January 11, 2008, 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 September 28, 2007 BOV meeting minutes; 

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

- Heard a presentation on “Institutional Performance Standards,” presented by Dr. Mark Warner; 

- Heard a presentation on the Governor's 2008-2009 budget, presented by Mr. Charles King; 

- Heard a presentation on the expansion of Bridgeforth Stadium (click here for project information

- Approved budget amendments; 

- Approved summer tuitions and fees; 

- Approved banking resolution; 

- Approved two Honorary Doctorates; 

- Approved the purchase of the Port Republic/Neff Ave. property; 

- Heard a Centennial update from Mr. Fred Hilton. 

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose: 

- that JMU ranked 22nd in the country for “Best     Value” by Kiplinger's; 

- that JMU is among national leaders in students studying abroad; 

- that JMU's Young Children's Program received national accreditation; 

- that the emergency response communication systems were tested.          

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