February 2023 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Preview

Trustees to receive updates on strategic planning process

| Author: Ari Harris | Media Contact: Ari Harris

Members of the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will gather for their first meetings of 2023 this week. During committee meetings Wednesday and the board’s formal session Thursday, Trustees will hear updates on a variety of initiatives, including strategic planning and facilities maintenance. The board also will welcome two new members, Trustees Denise W. Mallett and Todd J. Regis, who were appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in January.

Committee meetings and the formal session are held in the President’s Conference Room in the Bovee University Center, and both are open to members of the university community and the public. 

In-person seating for up to 25 individuals is available in the adjoining Lake Superior Room; meetings also will be available to view via livestream.

Wednesday’s committee meetings will include the following highlights:

  • Academic and Student Affairs Committee, 1:30-2:45 p.m. — Trustees will receive updates from several university leaders and a presentation about Central Sustainability from Matthew Liesch, chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and students Eric Urbaniak and Meghan VanDamme.
  • Finance and Facilities Committee, 3:00-3:30 p.m. — Mary Hill, vice president for finance and administrative services and chief financial officer, and Jonathan Webb, associate vice president of facilities management, will provide an update on several campus projects. 
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison Committee, 3:45-4:45 p.m. — Kevin Campbell, faculty member in the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, will give a presentation on the multi-disciplinary Certificate in Drone Use program. Trustees also will receive a hands-on demonstration during a portion of the meeting.
  • Trustees-Student Liaison Committee, 5:00-6:00 p.m. — Trustees will hear updates from Vice President of Student Affairs, Renee’ Watson, and from student leaders representing the Student Government Association, Residence Housing Association and Program Board.
During the formal session Thursday, trustees will discuss and take action on items including faculty tenure and promotion, faculty and staff emeritus status, appointments to various public charter school boards and the Central Michigan University Research Corporation board, and more. 

Individuals wishing to address the board during Thursday’s formal session must submit a request to speak in advance of the meeting in one of two ways:

• Complete the “Request to Address the Board” online form.
• Visit the Office of the President in Warriner Hall to complete a request card. 

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

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