WMU News

Trustees consider presidential evaluation, labor contracts

Oct. 5, 1999

KALAMAZOO--An evaluation of Western Michigan University President Elson S. Floyd's first year on the job and ratification of two new labor contracts are among agenda items that will be considered by the WMU Board of Trustees Thursday, Oct. 7.

Meeting on campus in the Connable Board Room of the Bernhard Center at 9:30 a.m., trustees will consider an evaluation report on Floyd's performance and will vote on his compensation package for the coming year. Floyd assumed office Aug. 1, 1998, as the University's sixth president.

The board also will vote on ratification of three-year contracts with the WMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors and with the University's Police Officers Association.

Other items on the agenda include the adoption of a 1999-2000 general fund budget and consideration of the University's 2000-01 requests to the state for funding of programs and building projects, a proposed new tuition rate for continuing education offerings, a recommendation to award two honorary degrees and a proposed name change for a campus unit. Trustees also will hear personnel reports and gift and grant reports that will include year-end figures for the 1998-99 fiscal year.

During the non-action portion of the agenda, State Treasurer Mark Murray will address the board and representatives from Ameritech Corp. will make a presentation.

Board committee meetings will precede the full board meeting. They will be held in Room 204 of the Bernhard Center at the following times: Budget and Finance Committee at 8:30 a.m. and Academic and Student Affairs Committee at 9:15 a.m. All meetings are open to the public.

Media contact: Matt Kurz, 616 387-8400, matt.kurz@wmich.edu

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