WMU News

Trustees meet Friday

Dec. 6, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will consider recommendations to enhance WMU's lineup of graduate programs with the addition of three new doctoral degree offerings when it meets Friday, Dec. 7.

Gathering at 12:15 p.m. in the Connable Board Room of the Bernhard Center, trustees will hear recommendations from the administration to approve the three new programs, the first additions to WMU's doctoral offerings since 1998. Approval of all three would bring the number of doctoral degrees offered by the University to 28.

Trustees also will consider approval of a new mission statement for the University as well as the implementation of a new master's degree program in the College of Fine Arts. In addition, the board will hear personnel, gift and grant reports and will vote on a proposal to change the name of one of the University's oldest initiatives.

The meeting of the full board will be preceded by meetings of the board's two standing committees in Room 204 of the Bernhard Center. The Budget and Finance Committee meeting is slated for 10:45 a.m., while the Academic and Student Affairs Committee will meet at 11:45 a.m.

Media contact: Matt Kurz, 269 387-8400, matt.kurz@wmich.edu

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