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Trustees examine tuition policy at Friday meeting

April 20, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Even though it's too early to set tuition rates for the 2005-06 academic year, the University's overall tuition policy will be under discussion when the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees meets Friday, April 22.

The meeting in Room 157 of the Bernhard Center will begin at 8 a.m., when 9th Circuit Court Judge William G. Schma administers the oath of office to Dennis W. Archer of Detroit. Archer is one of two new trustees appointed to the University's governing board in January by Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Trustee Larry Tolbert of Kalamazoo, the other new appointee, was sworn in at the board's Feb. 18 meeting.

Following the brief swearing-in ceremony, the board will adjourn to a closed informal session before taking up its formal agenda in a public session expected to begin at about 10 a.m. Chief among the topics at the meeting will be an examination of WMU's tuition policy. The administration will not recommend a tuition rate schedule for the fall, but the board is expected to look at the structure of the University's current tuition system.

The board will also hear reports on gifts, grants and personnel moves as well as consider administrative changes to WMU's international programs and adoption of a formal policy on microbiological safety and security.

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

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