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Board to elect officers, vote on differential tuition plan

Feb. 23, 2011

KALAMAZOO--The election of officers for 2011 and votes on two differential tuition proposals top the agenda when the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees meets on the main campus Thursday, Feb. 24.

The trustees will gather twice that day for public events. Meeting at 9 a.m. in the Bernhard Center's President's Dining Room, the board will welcome newly appointed trustee Dana Debel of Ann Arbor, Mich. Her appointment, and the reappointment to the board of Ken Miller of Kalamazoo were announced by Gov. Rick Snyder in January. Ninth Circuit Court Judge William G. Schma will administer the oath of office to both.

Following the brief ceremony, trustees will adjourn to meet informally before gathering again at 12:45 p.m. in a formal session that will be held in Rooms 157-159 of the Bernhard Center. Agenda items for the session include election of board officers for the year and consideration of proposed differential tuition recommendations for the Haworth College of Business and the College of Fine Arts. The proposals were first presented to the board at its December meeting, and then tabled to allow time for public comment.

Trustees also will consider a recommendation to approve an assessment agreement with Merit Network Inc., a statewide nonprofit computer network in which WMU is an active member. Each of Merit's 12 governing member universities are being asked to approve a financing arrangement that will provide Merit's cost share to use federal funds to build 2,300 miles of advanced fiber optic network in Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.

In addition, trustees will hear and be asked to consent to reports covering personnel moves, receipt of gifts and grants, academic program changes and degree conferral plans.

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Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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