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Board of Trustees to discuss student enrollment, welcome new trustees


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The CMU Board of Trustees meets to discuss finance and facilities on Dec. 5 in the President's Conference Room. A three-year plan to renovate residence halls was discussed. 

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Wednesday and Thursday to discuss student enrollment, and will welcome newly-appointed trustees Todd Anson and Ed Plawecki and a new committee, the Enterprise Risk Committee.

Committee meetings will take place Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 1-6 p.m. in the Bovee University Center President's Conference Room.

The Enterprise Risk Ad Hoc committee will have its first meeting with the board committee, and will meet from 1-1:50 p.m. CMU's existing Enterprise Risk Committee includes representatives from areas such as academic administration, finance and administrative services, information technology and CMU Police, according to a CMU News release. At the meeting, the committees will define enterprise risk and discuss topics for future meetings.

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee will meet from 2-2:50 p.m. to discuss student enrollment. Provost Michael Gealt and Steven Johnson, vice president of enrollment and student services, will talk about the impact of this decline and what steps can be taken to remedy the situation.

The Finance and Facilities Committee will meet from 3-3:50 p.m. for a Residential Life project update from Barrie Wilkes, vice president of finance and administrative services. He will also present a Budget to Actual update for 2018-2019.

The Trustee-Faculty Liaison Committee meets from 4-4:50 p.m. for a Point of Pride presentation from Rachel Nelson, a Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions student, about "Student Experiences at Henry Ford Hospital." After an Academic Senate update from biology faculty Bradley Swanson, trustees will discuss CMU's enrollment issues with faculty liaisons.

The Trustee-Student Liaison Committee will meet from 5-6 p.m. and hear a presentation from guest speaker NAACP chapter President Australyah Coleman about recent campus incidents and a university task force that has been created. There will also be updates from Student Government Association President Jake Hendricks and Vice President Lyndi Rose, Program Board President Galen Miller, and Residence Hall Assembly Director Mary St. John.

The formal meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 in the President's Conference Room. 

This will be the first official meeting for trustees Todd Anson and Ed Plawecki, whom Gov. Rick Snyder appointed to replace Bill Kanine and Patricia Mooradian in the fall. 

The board will hear presentations from associate vice president and athletic director Michael Alford about intercollegiate athletics, CEO/president of CMU Research Corporation Erin Strang, and Vice President of University Advancement Robert Martin about the Fire Up for Excellence Capital Campaign. 

Public seating will be available in the Lake Superior Room, adjacent to the President’s Conference Room on the third floor of the Bovee University Center.

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