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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