MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will offer two new academic programs: a graduate certificate in criminal justice management and a 150-hour program in accounting/corporate finance. The NMU Board of Trustees today approved the additions and the deletion of the associate of applied science degree in corrections. All changes will take effect in fall 2006.

In other business, the board:

          ● Approved the following 2006-07 rates for the new student apartment complex being constructed on Wright Street: $4,218 per student for quad-occupancy, four-bedroom units; $4,984 for either a single-occupancy efficiency or double-occupancy, two-bedroom apartment; and $5,984 for a single-occupancy, one-bedroom unit.


          ●Received an update from President Les Wong on the search for a new provost. The search committee will begin the screening process after Feb. 24 and is expected to identify a list of semifinalists by mid-March. From there, finalists will be determined and brought to campus for interviews in late April or early May. The committee will make its final recommendation to Wong, with the goal of having a new provost on board by July 1.


          ●Accepted nearly $260,000 in external grants and $2,000 in gifts.


          ●Agreed to sell a small parcel of land to the City of Marquette for $1 to facilitate the planned extension of Wright Street to Lakeshore Boulevard. The parcel is a portion of railroad right of way that crosses the extension area.


          ●Granted trustee emeritus status to Mary L. Campbell of Ann Arbor and Scott L. Holman of Freeland. Both served on the board from 1997 to 2004. Campbell is a general partner of the Enterprise Development Fund, an early stage venture capital fund. Holman, an Ishpeming native and NMU alumnus, is the owner and president of Bay Cast Technologies and Bay Cast Inc.


          ●Granted professor emeritus status to Carol Hicks of engineering and technology, and Jane Jamsen of mathematics.


          ●Participated in a focus group discussion on the impact of the faculty mix factor in budget planning.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director