Approved Minutes for this Meeting (MS Word Format)

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, April 2, 2010, 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 the January 8, 2010 BOV meeting minutes;

  • Received the President’s report by Dr. Linwood Rose;
  • Heard and approved committee reports from Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance & Physical Development;
  • Received a presentation on performance measures by Dr. Mark Warner, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and University Planning;
  • Received a General Assembly update by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance;
  • Approved 2010-2011 tuition and fees;
  • Received a presentation regarding the Six Year Report by Dr. Mark Warner, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and University Planning.

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:

-       that two JMU professors earned the SCHEV ‘Outstanding Faculty Award’: Dr. Lennis Echterling and Dr. Peter Pham;

-       that Dr. David Brakke, Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, has been elected to the rank of AAAS fellow(Advancing Science Service Society);

-       that the Phi Beta Kappa installation was held on March 17, 2010;

-       that SACS approved the 5-Year Interim Report;

-       that JMU was named a U.S. Top 50 Best Value Public University by Princeton Review;

-       that the College of Business ranked 14th among public universities by Business Week;

-       that JMU has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service;

-       that 39 teams consisting of approximately 400 students and staff volunteered during Spring Break;

-       that JMU’s women’s basketball team won the CAA championship;

-       that Veteran’s Memorial softball and baseball park opened;

-       that Provost Dr. Douglas Brown is retiring.

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