The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be front and center when the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees meets in a virtual session at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
An update on CMU's response to coronavirus disease 2019 and its impact on the university will be presented by Dr. George Kikano, College of Medicine dean and vice president for health affairs; and Emergency Management Team Co-Chairs Mary Hill and Jonathan Webb. Hill is associate vice president for financial services and reporting, and Webb is associate vice president for facilities management.
Trustees and most cabinet members will participate by video conference. The board will meet as a committee of the whole for the Academic and Student Affairs committee and the Finance and Facilities committee, the only committees with action items being brought forward.
In formal session, trustees will consider approval of:
- Policies and procedures for Esports Collegiate Inc., a collaborative organized for member institutions of the Mid-American Conference.
- Nearly 3,100 May 2020 graduates.
- Undergraduate tuition rates for 2020-2021.
- Authorization of university lines of credit, in the event they are needed to provide funds for the general university operating purposes.
Trustees also will receive updates and engage in discussion on several items, including budget planning, enrollment efforts and progress, and academic planning going forward.
Thursday's meeting is open to the university community and general public virtually via this link.
In accordance with the Board of Trustees Bylaws, public comment will be allowed for Thursday's formal session by submitting a request online and providing comments in advance to be read at the meeting. Given the virtual meeting, public comment will not be delivered in person for this meeting.
The agenda for Thursday's meeting is available on the Board of Trustees website.