NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Thursday-Friday, December 11-12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
2:00 p.m. Academic Affairs Committee Meeting. Board of Trustees Room, 602 Cohodas.
3:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting. Board of Trustees Room, 602 Cohodas.
Friday, December 12, 2008
9:30 a.m. Formal Session. Board of Trustees Meeting Room, 602 Cohodas.
9:30 a.m. 1. President's Report – President Wong
a. Financial Aid/Economics Update
b. Smoke Free Workforce
c. Foundation Update
d. Accreditation Update
10:00 a.m. 2. FOCUS DISCUSSION:
a. Graduation Rates – President Les Wong
b. International Initiative – Dr. Susan Koch
11:50 a.m. Formal Session Recessed.
1:00 p.m. Formal Session Reconvened. Board of Trustees Meeting Room, 602 Cohodas.
1:00 p.m. 3. Individual Requests to Address the Board – Ms. Nease
1:05 p.m. 4. Moment of Silence
a. In Memory of NMU Student - Mr. Bernard
b. In Memory of NMU Employees - Mr. Leach
1:10 p.m. 5. Commencement Speakers:
Introduction of Graduating Student Commencement Speaker – Mr. Bernard
Mr. Zachary Ziegler
Music/Secondary Education Major
Announcement of Commencement Speaker – President Wong
Ms. Gloria J. Jackson ‘68, Secretary-Treasurer-Owner of CableAmerica Corporation, will be the December 2008 Commencement Speaker and will receive the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Business.
1:15 p.m. 6. ASNMU Report – Mr. Hobie Webster
1:20 p.m. 7. Committee Reports:
a. Academic Affairs – Mr. Jon LaSalle
b. Finance – Dr. Douglas Roberts
1:35 p.m. 8. Appointments of Trustees to Standing Committees for Calendar Year 2009
(See Formal Recommendation F3) and Announcement of 2009 Ex Officio Appointments to the NMU Foundation Board of Trustees:
Stephen F. Adamini and Gilbert L. Ziegler – Chair-elect Roberts
1:40 p.m. 9. Action on Formal Recommendations – Chair Lukens
1:45 p.m. 10. Recognition of Trustee Ackerman – Chair Lukens
1:50 p.m. 11. Presentations to Retiring Trustees: Chair Lukens and Trustee Benedict –
2:00 p.m. 12.
Announcement of Informal Session to be held in conjunction with the
Thursday - Friday, February 19-20, 2009, Meeting of the Board – President
2:05 p.m. Formal Session Adjourned.
Academic Affairs Finance Executive
Jon G. LaSalle, Chair Douglas B. Roberts, Chair Samuel S. Benedict, Chair
Samuel S. Benedict Stephen F. Adamini Brian D. Cloyd
Brian D. Cloyd Brian D. Cloyd Douglas B. Roberts
Gilbert L. Ziegler Mary C. Lukens, ex officio Mary C. Lukens, ex officio
Mary C. Lukens, ex officio Leslie E. Wong, ex officio Leslie E. Wong, ex officio
Leslie E. Wong, ex officio