Thursday-Friday, April 29-30, 2010




Thursday, April 29, 2010



  10:00 a.m.     Ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee.  Sixth Floor Conference Room, 604 Cohodas.



    1:00 p.m.     Academic Affairs Committee Meeting.  Board of Trustees Room, 602 Cohodas.


    2:00 p.m.     Finance Committee, Board of Trustees Room, 602 Cohodas.



Friday, April 30, 2010


9:00 a.m.      Formal Session Called to Order.  Focus Discussion.  Board of Trustees Room.

 602 Cohodas.



    9:00 a.m.     1.         Individual Requests to Address the Board – Ms. Theresa Nease



    9:05 a.m.     2.         Moment of Silence for NMU Student – Mr. William Bernard



    9:10 a.m.     3.         FOCUS DISCUSSION:   Strategic Direction –

                                                Mr. Brian Cloyd, Vice Chair

                                                Dr. Les Wong, President



  10:20 a.m.     Formal Session Recessed.


  10:30 a.m.     Formal Session Reconvened.  Business Session.  Board of Trustees Room, 602 Cohodas.



  10:30 a.m.     4.         Commencement Speakers:

                        Introduction of Graduating Student Commencement Speaker –

                        Mr. William Bernard

                        Mr. Brenton Fitzpatrick, Secondary Education-Social Studies Major


                                    Announcement of Honorary Degree Recipient – President Leslie Wong

                        Senate Democratic Leader Michael A. Prusi will receive the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Public Service. 

He will also be the May 2010 Commencement Speaker


  10:35 a.m.     5.         ASNMU Report  - Mr. Jason Morgan and Ms. Lucia Lopez



  10:40 a.m.     6.         President’s Report – President Wong


 a.)  Good to Great by James Collins



                         b.)  Interactive Financial Aid Tool –

Michael Rotundo, Director of Financial Aid


                                    c.)  Introductions:

                                                Dr. Terrance Seethoff, Associate Provost

                                                Dr. Michael Broadway, Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences



  11:00 a.m.     7.         Committee Reports:

                                         a.    Academic Affairs – Mr. Jon LaSalle

                                         b.    Finance – Mr. Stephen Adamini

                                         c.    Executive – Mr. Brian Cloyd

                                         d.    ad hoc Strategic Planning – Mr. Brian Cloyd



  11:20 a.m.     8.         Action on Formal Recommendations – Chair Douglas Roberts



  11:25 a.m.     9.         Announcement of Informal/Closed Session to be held in connection with the Thursday-Friday, July 8-9, 2010, Meeting of the Board – President Wong



  11:30 a.m.     Formal Session Adjourned.






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Academic Affairs                                  Finance                                   Executive

Jon G. LaSalle, Chair                  Stephen F. Adamini, Chair         Brian D. Cloyd, Chair

Brian D. Cloyd                            Brian D. Cloyd                           Stephen F. Adamini

L. Garnet Lewis                          Larry C. Inman                           Jon G. LaSalle

H. Sook Wilkinson                      Gilbert L. Ziegler                        Douglas B. Roberts, ex officio

Douglas B. Roberts, ex officio   Douglas B. Roberts, ex officio    Leslie E. Wong, ex officio

Leslie E. Wong, ex officio          Leslie E. Wong, ex officio 


        Ad hoc Recruitment and Retention Committee

        Gilbert L. Ziegler, Chair

        Larry C. Inman

        L. Garnet Lewis

        H. Sook Wilkinson

        Douglas B. Roberts, ex officio

        Leslie E. Wong, ex officio


           Ad Hoc Strategic Planning                                                    

Brian D. Cloyd, Chair                             Martha B. Haynes                                                                  

L. Garnet Lewis                                      R. Gavin Leach                                                                       

Michael J. Andary                                   Lucia Lopez                                                                           

Mary L. Campbell                                   Cynthia A. Prosen                                                                 

Howard Cohodas                                                Douglas B. Roberts, ex officio                      

Kathleen G. Godec                                 Leslie E. Wong, ex officio

Brent M. Graves