WMU News

Presidential transition issues dominate trustee meeting

Dec. 11, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Decisions concerning the search for a new president are among the issues Western Michigan University trustees will tackle during their Friday, Dec. 13, meeting.

Gathering at 11:30 a.m. in the Connable Board Room of the Bernhard Center, the WMU Board of Trustees will consider the resignation of President Elson S. Floyd, who is leaving to become president of the University of Missouri system. They also will consider approval of a plan for the search for a new president as well as the appointment of Dr. Daniel M. Litynski as interim president.

In addition, the board is expected to consider recommendations to form a new high-tech research unit, add a new international academic program, adopt an intercollegiate athletics drug education and random drug testing policy, and divide an existing department into three separate departments.

The board also will hear reports on gifts and grants received by the University during the months of September and October.

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 Academic and Student Affairs Committee will meet at 9:15 a.m., while the Budget and Finance Committee meeting is slated for 10 a.m.

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

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