Board Meets, Approves New Programs

The NMU Board of Trustees met May 1-2 on campus and approved seven new programs, which are set to begin fall 2014.  The new undergraduate programs are paralegal studies, neuroscience and information assurance/cyber defense. The four new master's degree programs are: higher education in student affairs, post-secondary biology education, clinical molecular genetics and applied behavior analysis. Full meeting details

Recent Action
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.

Charter Schools Board Adds Three Charter Schools

The NMU Board of Trustees approved charters and start-up boards for three schools in lower Michigan, effective July 1 at the December meeting. This brings the total number of NMU charter schools to 10. The Frances Reh Academy in Saginaw and George Crockett Academy in inner-city Detroit are K-8 facilities while Universal Leadership Academy in Port Huron will start as K-5 and progress to K-8.   Full story

2014 Meeting Schedule

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

  • Thursday and Friday, Feb. 13-14
    (Board Retreat, no formal university business)
  • Tuesday, April 22 - Special public session to select NMU president
  • Thursday and Friday, May 1-2
    (followed by May 3 commencement)
  • Friday, June 13
  • Tuesday, June 24
  • Thursday and Friday, July 17-18
  • Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26
  • Thursday and Friday, Dec. 11-12
    (followed by Dec. 13 commencement)
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.