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President Davies to present trustees with priorities, initiatives

Proposal 1, Residence Life facilities improvements also on agenda

Contact: Heather Smith

​Central Michigan University President Bob Davies will lead a discussion on strategic plan metrics and 2018-19 priorities and initiatives with the Board of Trustees when it meets Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Manuel Rupe, CMU vice president and general counsel, also will present to the board during its formal session on implications related to Proposal 1, which was approved by Michigan voters in November and legalizes the possession and use of marijuana for individuals 21 years and older.

In addition, the board will consider approval of a three year, $76 million program to improve Residence Life facilities and infrastructure. The series of projects over three years would enable CMU to improve existing Residence Life facilities, construct new facilities and develop plans for future improvements.

Also on the agenda for the last meeting of 2018:

  • Consideration of proposed revisions to CMU's Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Disciplinary Procedures, related to Proposal 1.
  • Authorization of 2019-20 deferred maintenance projects.
  • Election of the Board of Trustees' 2019 officers.
  • Approval of nearly 1,900 December graduates.
In addition, the following committee meetings will be open to the university community and the general public on Wednesday. Agenda highlights include:

  • Academic and Student Affairs — 2 to 2:50 p.m. — Provost Mike Gealt and Ian Davison, interim senior vice provost for academic affairs, will update the board on the implementation of recommendations related to the academic organizational review. A presentation on student support strategies will be given by Gealt and Steven Johnson, vice president for enrollment and student services. The board also will hear about the College of Science and Engineering from Interim Dean Jane Davison.
  • Finance and Facilities — 3 to 3:50 p.m. — Updates on capital projects, including the Center for Integrated Health Studies and the Chippewa Champions Alumni Center, will be presented by Jonathan Webb, associate vice president for facilities management. The Residence Life facilities and infrastructure improvement project also will be discussed.
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison — 4 to 5 p.m. — A presentation on the CMU SAP University Alliance Program will be given by Steve Tracy, a faculty member in CMU's business information systems department. The committee also will continue discussion on items such as helping students understand the value of soft skills and the expansion of experiential learning opportunities.
  • Trustees-Student Liaison — 5 to 6 p.m. — Student Government Association President Jake Hendricks, Program Board President Galen Miller and Residence Hall Assembly Director Mary St. John will update trustees on their fall semester efforts.

All meetings are in the President's Conference Room of the Bovee University Center; public seating is in the adjoining Lake Superior Room.

Agendas and schedules for the December meetings are available on the Board of Trustees' website.

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