WMU News

New degree programs top trustees' agenda

March 27, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will consider giving final approval for two new doctoral degree programs as well as a new concentration in an existing doctoral program, when it meets at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28.

Meeting in the Connable Board Room at the Bernhard Center, trustees also will consider approval of a new graduate certificate program, implementation of a new undergraduate major and consolidation of a number of international area studies programs into a single interdisciplinary undergraduate major. In addition, the board will consider changes to the University's parking fine schedule, a recommendation to award an honorary degree in April and a number of routine business items.

The meeting of the full board of trustees will be preceded by meetings of the board's two standing committees in Room 204 of the Bernhard Center. The Budget and Finance Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and the Academic and Student Affairs Committee is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m.

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

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