Truman Board of Governors Meets

The Truman State University Board of Governors met in Kirksville, April 5, at its regular April meeting. The Board welcomed new Board members Mike Greenwell and Karen Haber. Greenwell succeeds Wilma Maddox who served on the Board for 14 years. Haber succeeds Randa Rawlins who served on the Board for 10 years. The Board recognized Maddox and Rawlins with a resolutions of appreciation for their dedication and time commitment to Truman.

The Board introduced George Cody Sumter, who will become the next student representative to the Board of Governors. Sumter is a senior computer science major from Warrensburg, Mo. Gov. Matt Blunt has appointed Sumter to fill the expired term of Emily Kiddoo, a senior political science major from Memphis, Mo. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate.

The Board also received updates from various departments across campus, including the annual reports from Student Government, Faculty Senate and Enrollment Management.

Among other actions, the Board:
• Approved a modest increase in enrollment fees for the 2008-2009 academic year. Tuition and fees for full-time, in-state undergraduate students will be $6,458, a 4 percent increase. Out-of-state fees for full-time undergraduate students will be $11,309, a 4.5 percent increase. The additional funds will be used to meet mandatory cost increases as well as qualitative improvements in instructional equipment and campus technology. The funds will also be used to increase faculty and staff salaries.
• Approved RubinBrown LLP to serve as the University’s external audit firm;
• Authorized the president to execute an extension of SunGard Higher Education’s contract for a period of three years with the possibility for further extensions of two one-year periods;
• Approved the budget for the Franklin Street and Barnett Hall parking expansions;
• Approved funding for renovations to Dobson Hall; and
• Approved funding for the Stokes Stadium Turf replacement project.

The Board is scheduled to meet the afternoon of June 13.
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