WMU News

Budget issues, fall tuition and fees top board agenda

July 14, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will tackle the University's budget and set tuition for the 2003-04 academic year when it meets in formal session at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16.

Meeting in Room 157 of the Bernhard Center, trustees will consider a range of budget items and recommendations from the University administration about how to manage a state appropriation cut for the coming year that is expected to amount to $12.5 million. Agenda items for the board to consider include tuition and room and board rates for the coming year as well as vehicle registration rates and changes to the University's fee structure.

Trustees also will hear gift, grant and personnel reports and will consider recommendations to change one department name and restructure another.

The meeting of the full Board of Trustees will be preceded at 9 a.m. by an informal closed session and by meetings of the board's two standing committees. The Student Affairs Committee is slated to begin at 10:15 a.m., and the Budget and Finance Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Both committee meetings also will be held in Room 157 of the Bernhard Center.

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

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