A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University was held on Thursday, September 19, 2013.  It was convened by Chair Rick Popp at 12:00 p.m.


Participating were: 

Mr. Richard M. Popp, Chair             

            Mr. Stephen L. Gulis, Jr.

            Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson

            Dr. L. Garnet Lewis, ex officio

            Dr. David S. Haynes, ex officio



The Committee members discussed the overall governance structure and were encouraged with what they are hearing and seeing from the administration relative to recent strategic discussions, including the drafting of division strategic plans and the discussions within the “strategies” working group of the NMU Board of Trustees.  Other items discussed included an update on key personnel openings, which are expected to be filled over the next couple of months, and organizational considerations being made with respect to key areas of focus including enrollment and branding.  The Committee also reviewed the meeting structures of its own Board, and, finally, shared information regarding the campus environment.


The Committee agreed to plan the February retreat to be held in Marquette and considered changing a few meeting dates to ensure maximum Board member participation.  This will be discussed among the broader Board membership.





Richard M. Popp

Chair, Executive Committee