WMU trustees schedule special board meeting

contact: Cheryl Roland
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will meet in special formal session to consider four business items at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, in 201 Bernhard Center.

Trustees will consider approval of a new three-year contract with Local 1668, which is the WMU chapter of AFSCME—the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. A tentative agreement on the new contract was reached earlier this month and ratified by a vote of the union membership held Aug. 11.

Other agenda items

In addition, trustees will consider administrative recommendations to approve:

  • Purchase of property located at 4200 S. Westnedge, as a site for a new autism center.
  • Granting an easement to Consumers Energy at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences campus. 
  • Extending the current agreement with Downtown Tomorrow Inc., which is the land-acquisition arm of Downtown Kalamazoo Inc., regarding the WMU-owned portion of the Cole Gilmore property.

The board's next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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