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CMU trustees to wrap up 2021

Fall graduates, master plan highlight this week’s meetings

| Author: Heather Smith

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will consider approval of more than 1,300 fall graduates when it meets in formal session Thursday starting at 10 a.m.

During its last meeting of 2021, the trustees will receive an update on the master capital plan from Nick Long, vice president for finance and administrative services, and Jonathan Webb, associate vice president for facilities management. In addition, they will consider approval of $5.7 million in deferred maintenance projects for fiscal year 2022-23. Projects include architectural repairs, civil works, electrical infrastructure and building mechanical infrastructural repairs.

The board's formal meeting agenda also includes an update on the three-year assessment review of President Bob Davies and the election of Board of Trustees officers for 2022.

The formal session will be available via livestream to the university community and the general public via this link. 

In addition, the following committee meetings may be accessed virtually Wednesday via this link. Along with reviewing several items that will be on the formal agenda, committee highlights include:

  • Academic and Student Affairs – 2-3:30 p.m. — Student Government Association President Kate King will briefly update trustees on SGA's fall semester efforts. In addition, trustees will be joined by Tom Masterson, dean of The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, and George Kikano, dean of the College of Medicine, and focus on the current status of each college, including collaboration between the two colleges, as well as future vision and plans for expansion or growth.
  • Finance and Facilities – 3:45-4:15 p.m. — Vice President Long will provide an update on the fiscal year 2022 budget.
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison – 4:30-6 p.m. — Information on the data science major and nine associated minors will be presented by Carl Lee, chairperson of the Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data Sciences, and Dimitrios Zikos, director of the Health Administration Division in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. Liaison committee members also will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion within the faculty ranks.

Agendas for the December meetings and a schedule of committee meetings are available on the Board of Trustees website.

In accordance with the Board of Trustees bylaws, public comment will be allowed for Thursday's formal session by submitting a request online. Comments may be provided in advance to be read at the meeting or arrangements made to deliver them in person for this meeting.