Board Approves Four Varsity Sports
board meeting

At a meeting on Friday, Sept. 26, the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the addition of four intercollegiate varsity sports, all at the Division II level. Women’s golf and men’s swimming and diving will be implemented next fall. Women’s lacrosse and men’s soccer will follow in 2016. Forrest Karr, NMU athletic director, presented to the board (pictured) and said the sports will attract 92 full-time students. Meeting information

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Jamrich dedication

Board Present for Jamrich Dedication

The NMU Board of Trustees attended the dedication for the new Jamrich Hall, which opened at the start of the fall 2014 semester. The dedication recognized those who played roles in completing the project and honored the building’s namesake, John X. Jamrich, who was in attendance. The opening program featured remarks from the guest of honor, time-lapse video of the facility’s construction, and the playing of the Alma Mater on the electronic Haynes Carillon. Attendees proceeded to the lobby afterward to watch the unveiling of a plaque and bronze bust of Jamrich and a ribbon-cutting. More information | Watch the dedication

Holman Governor Appoints Holman to Board

Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday (Feb. 7) the appointment of Scott Holman (pictured left), of Freeland, to the Northern Michigan University board of trustees, replacing Steve Gulis (pictured right) who resigned. Holman, an NMU alumnus, will serve the remainder of an eight-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2018, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate. Holman served an earlier term on the board from 1997-2005 and was chair in 1999.

2014 -15 Meeting Schedule

The NMU Board of Trustees meeting schedule for the calendar year 2014 is as follows:


  • Thursday and Friday, Dec. 11-12
    (followed by Dec. 13 commencement)


  • Monday and Tueday, Feb. 9-10
    (Board Retreat, no formal university business)
  • Thursday and Friday, April 30-May 1
    (followed by May 2 commencement)
  • Thursday and Friday, June 18-19
  • Thursday and Friday, July 16-17)
    (Board Retreat off campus, no formal university business)
  • Thursday and Friday, Sept. 17-18
Students Present Environmental Assessment

Students presenting to the Board of Trustees

Students from GC 475 Environmental Impact Assessment presenting their assessment of the Longyear Forest. The students discussed their semester-long project, which was to develop alternate proposals for short- and long-term plans.

2014 Capital Outlays Priorities

The NMU board approved the university's fiscal year 2014 capital outlay project priorities, which universities are required to submit annually to the state. NMU’s top three priorities are a renovation and addition to the Learning Resources Center, an academic facilities upgrade project involving Forest Roberts Theatre, the McClintock Building and the Physical Education Instructional Facility and the renovation of Cohodas Hall.