Trustees to consider 2018-19 room and board rates at April meeting

Contact: Cheryl Roland

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Meeting in formal session Wednesday, April 18, the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will consider 2018-19 room and board rates for campus residence halls as well as capital outlay priorities for the next five years.

Gathering in formal session at 11 a.m. in 157-159 Bernhard Center, trustees will take up action items that also will include an updated policy on minors visiting the campus designed to ensure their safety and well-being. An additional item trustees will consider is a recommendation outlining a change to the University's retirement plan that would reduce the number of plan providers to just one company in the future to enhance efficiency and cost effectiveness for employees.

Also on the agenda for the meeting are a range of consent items that include reports on curricular changes, personnel moves, and gifts and grants recently received by the University.

Information items the board will hear include a report showcasing the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, which will see its first graduating class this spring. Another report will focus on the success of WMU's Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, an academic support program that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

As is the case with all meetings of the WMU Board of Trustees, the event will be live streamed online at Background materials on items the board will consider at the April 18 meeting are posted at

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