April 23, 2017


The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold its formal meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27 in the Bovee University Center President’s Conference Room.

Among the action requested will be a motion to establish room and board and apartment rates for 2017-18, a motion to establish College of Medicine tuition for 2017-18 and a motion to authorize the dissolution of the College of Business Administration foundation.

President George Ross will deliver his president’s report. Erin Strang, CMU Research Corporation CEO, will give a presentation to the board.

The board will also approve prospective and honorary graduates for May 2017 commencement ceremonies.

Public comment related to items on the agenda will begin the meeting, while public comment on any matter not on the agenda will precede adjournment.

Those wishing to address the board during public comment must submit a request online or in person. The deadline for electronic submission is 24 hours prior to the board meeting. Hard copy submissions will be accepted in person up to the start of the board meeting.

Committee meetings will take place Wednesday, April 26 in the UC President’s Conference Room. The meeting schedule is as follows:

1:30-2 p.m. — Policy and Bylaws Committee
2-2:45 p.m. — Academic and Student Affairs Committee
3-3:45 p.m. — Finance and Facilities Committee
4-5 p.m. — Trustees-Faculty Liaison Committee
5-6 p.m. — Trustees-Student Liaison Committee

The board is made up of chair William Weideman, Joseph Anderson Jr., William Kanine, Tricia Keith, Patricia Mooradian, Michael Sandler, Richard Studley and Robert Wardrop II.

This will be the final meeting of the trustees before their June 29 meeting, where the 2017-18 fiscal year operating budget will be approved.

Ross announced at the Board of Trustees’ February meeting the budget deficit increased to $14 million from $10.6 million. CMU announced last month the current projected two-year shortfall is $20 million.