Davies to present trustees with year-end report

Culinary Nutrition Center, August graduates also on agenda

| Author: Heather Smith

Central Michigan University President Bob Davies will present his 2018-19 year-end report to the Board of Trustees when it meets Thursday starting at 9 a.m. in the President's Conference Room of the Bovee University Center.

The presentation also will include a discussion on the 2019-20 university strategies and initiatives.

Also on the agenda for consideration is a new Culinary Nutrition Center in Wightman Hall. The center, a $1.15 million renovation to existing facilities, would provide a modern learning environment for the university's nutrition and dietetics program, housed within The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions.

Trustees also will consider approval of more than 1,000 August graduates and will hear a presentation from Plante Moran, the university's external audit firm, regarding CMU's 2018-19 financial statements.

In addition, the following committee meetings will be open to the university community and the general public on Wednesday in the President's Conference Room. Agenda highlights include:

  • Enterprise Risk Ad Hoc – 1 to 1:50 p.m. — An annual report of overall risks will be presented by Barrie Wilkes, vice president for finance and administrative services, and Provost Mary C. Schutten. Trustees also will discuss continuity of information technology, business and facilities operations, and receive an update on emergency management from Jonathan Webb, associate vice president for facilities management. 
  • Academic and Student Affairs – 2 to 3 p.m. — An update on enrollment will be provided by Tony Voisin, interim vice president for enrollment and student services. Trustees also will discuss strategic envisioning for 2030 and receive a report from Schutten.
  • Finance and Facilities – 3:05 to 4:05 p.m. — Updates on campus improvements and summer projects will be presented by Webb. Wilkes also will discuss the budgeting and business model as it relates to strategic envisioning. The committee also will receive an update from NEPC, the university's investment consultants.
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison – 4:10 to 5 p.m. — History faculty member Jonathan Truitt and earth and atmospheric sciences faculty member Daria Kluver will present on games and learning at CMU.
  • Trustees-Student Liaison – 5:10 to 6 p.m. — Student Government Association President Jake Hendricks, Madison Mariles from Program Board and Mary St. John, director of the Residence Hall Assembly, will update trustees on their fall semester efforts. A presentation on Central Michigan Life also will be given by Dylan Goetz, the paper's editor-in-chief.

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

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