Approved Minutes for this Meeting (MS Word Format)

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, October 1, 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 June 4, 2010 BOV meeting minutes;
  •  Received the President’s report presented by Dr. Linwood Rose;
  •  Heard and approved committee reports from Athletics, Audit, Development, Education & Student Life, and Finance &  Physical  Development;
  •  Approved the discontinuance of the masters of Public Health Program and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences degree;
  •  Approved the Hospitality Management major;
  •  Approved the bond resolution for athletic and recreational fields;
  •  Approved easements to Columbia Gas and Verizon;
  •  Received an update on the North Campus renovations and transition timeline; 
* Reviewed and approved revisions to the  Violence Prevention Policy presented by Ms. Susan Wheeler, University Counsel;
  •  Approved Operating Budget requests for 2011-2012 presented by Mr. Charles King, Senior Vice President of Administration  and Finance; 
  •  Approved the purchases of 1165, 1167 and 1169 Harrison Street as well as 1441 Butler Street.

Was told by President Linwood H. Rose:

  •  that JMU implemented doctorate programs in Nursing and Counseling, masters programs in Communication and Advocacy,  and bachelors programs in Sport and Recreation Management;
  •  that Phi Beta Kappa commenced its first full academic year at JMU; 
  •  that JMU was included in the Princeton Review’s “The Best 373 Colleges: 2011 Edition;”
  •  that JMU ranked 169 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Colleges for 2010;” 
  •  that JMU was named the Number 1 public regional university in the South for the 17th consecutive year by U.S. News &  World  Report in its 2011 edition of “Best Colleges;”
  •  that JMU’s Alternative Break Program was named this year’s Break Away National Program of the Year. Previously the  program received this recognition in 1999;
  •  Dr. Rose discussed additional topics including Madison for Keeps, the transformation of the alcohol culture at JMU,  stewardship  of the natural world, athletics and facilities.

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