Trustees to consider a budget proposal to advance strategic priorities

Trustees also set to tour CMU College of Science and Engineering

| Author: Kevin Essebaggers | Media Contact: Aaron Mills

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold committee meetings on Monday, June 24, and meet in formal session Tuesday, June 25, on the Mount Pleasant campus.

On Monday, Trustees will visit the College of Science and Engineering to explore its programs and facilities. Dean David Ford will guide Trustees through an overview of the college’s accomplishments and its commitment to STEM and other programs. The tour will be followed by Trustee committee meetings.

On Tuesday during formal session, the Board of Trustees will discuss and vote on proposals for CMU’s fiscal year 2024-2025 operating budget, undergraduate and graduate tuition rates, and housing and food rates.

Also at Tuesday’s formal session, CMU President Bob Davies will present a report on the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff since the last meeting of the board. Trustees also will provide an update on the search for CMU’s next president.

In other board business, Trustees will consider a proposal from the SGA to establish a student sustainability fee. They also will vote on a resolution requesting an upgrade to network infrastructure from the Office of Information Technology.

Other items on the meeting agenda include:

  • Emeritus rank for three retiring faculty and staff members.
  • Updating traffic control orders.
  • Updating CMU’s naming opportunities policy.
  • Accepting the Office of Research and Graduate Studies quarterly report.

Highlights for Monday’s committee meetings include:

  • Policy and Bylaws Committee, 1:45-2:15 p.m. — Discussion of action items including traffic control orders and amendments and naming opportunity policy changes.
  • Academic and Student Affairs Committee, 2:30-3:30 p.m. — Update from Provost and Executive Vice President Nancy Mathews on the creation of CMU’s new academic vision. Vice President of Student Recruitment and Retention Jennifer DeHaemers will provide an update on enrollment and Interim Vice President Stan Shingles will share a Student Affairs update including presentations on the student food pantry and student well-being.
  • Finance and Facilities Committee, 3:45-4:15 p.m. — Discussion of action items including establishment of a student sustainability fee, proposed OIT network upgrades, endowments and a naming opportunity.

Agendas for the June meetings, including Monday’s public committee meetings and the formal session Tuesday, are available on the Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes webpage.

Board of Trustees meetings are open to the university community and members of the public. All meetings will be held in the President’s Conference Room in the Bovee University Center, with seating for up to 25 individuals in the adjoining Lake Superior Room. All meetings are also available via live stream:

Per theBoard of Trustees Bylaws, individuals wishing to address the Board of Trustees during the public comment period must submit a request in advance of the formal session in one of two ways:

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