Approved Minutes for this Meeting (MS Word Format)

 The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, September 26, 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: 

• New officers were nominated and then elected by the Board; 

• Approved May 2, 2008 and June 4-6, 2008 BOV meeting minutes; 

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

• Heard a presentation on “University Recreation (UREC) – A Model of Student Learning,” presented by Mr. Eric Nickel, UREC Director; 

• Heard a presentation on “Policies for Awarding Degrees,” presented by Dr. Teresa Gonzalez, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Ms. Michele White, University Registrar; 

• Heard a presentation on the 2009-2010 budget reduction plans, presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance; 

• Approved 2009-2010 budget requests. 

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose: 

- that U.S. News & World Report ranks three JMU Graduate Programs; 

- that JMU students place in Top 10 in Worldwide Online Marketing Competition; 

- that JMU still tops among public universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report); 

- that the last beam of the new Theater and Dance Facility was placed; 

- that JMU received $1.5 million to promote STEM education; 

- that JMU announces the formation of the Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World.

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