Presidential evaluation and tobacco-free move top board's agenda

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The meeting is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.

KALAMAZOO—The annual evaluation of Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn, a move to make WMU tobacco free and new apartment rental rates for 2014-15 are all on the agenda when the WMU Board of Trustees meets next in formal session Thursday, Dec. 5.

Convening at 1 p.m. in 157-159 Bernhard Center, trustees also will act on a recommendation to revise the University's capital outlay priority list that is annually submitted to the state. The revision will list the renovation or addition of a College of Aviation classroom building as a priority.

The board also is expected to consider acquisition of downtown Kalamazoo property adjacent to property already owned by the University. The downtown property is intended for future expansion needs or to be held as an investment, and no projects involving the property are planned.  

Other items on the agenda include reports on personnel issues and program changes as well as information on gifts and grants received during September and October. In addition, recommendations for program changes, a lease agreement and a liquor license will be heard, and 2014 meeting dates for the board will be set.