WMU News

Budget, sports cuts, research foundation on trustees' agenda

Dec. 9, 2003

KALAMAZOO--The establishment of a research foundation and the elimination of four varsity sports are among the items the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will consider when it meets at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12.

The meeting will take place in Rooms 157-159 of the Bernhard Center. All items on the agenda will be considered by the full board during the meeting, and for this meeting, the board will forego use of its two-committee system.

Trustees will consider items related to WMU's new Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center, including establishment of a WMU Research Foundation; a resolution to name WMU's new art building, which is still in the planning stage; and a recommendation, announced last week, to eliminate four varsity sports--synchronized skating and men's indoor and outdoor track and cross country. Trustees also will hear personnel, gift and grant reports.

WMU President Judith I. Bailey will deliver an overview of the University's budget as an informational item for trustees.

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

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