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Trustees consider program implementations and revisions

June 28, 2004

KALAMAZOO--At its meeting Wednesday, June 30, the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will consider implementation of a new electronic business design major for undergraduates, revision of an existing undergraduate major and implementation of two new degree options.

Trustees will convene at 8 a.m. in Room 157 of the Bernhard Center. After the meeting is called to order, the board will adjourn to a closed informal session, as permitted by Michigan law. When they have completed their discussions in that session, trustees will resume the public meeting and take up a series of formal action items on the agenda.

During the public meeting, trustees also will consider a set of recommendations to establish a public safety oversight committee and directly grant full law enforcement powers of authority to WMU's public safety officers, instead of working through the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department as is currently done. In addition, the board will hear gift, grant and personnel reports and consider a new lease agreement for a portion of its Oakland Drive Campus.

A resolution outlining the University's commitment to fair contracting procedures on its construction sites also will be brought to the board for its approval. The statement of fair contracting commitment summarizes the rules and regulations the University follows in its contracting and is intended for dissemination to potential contractors.

Media contact: Matt Kurz, 269 387-8400, matt.kurz@wmich.edu

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