Thursday-Friday, December 11-12, 2008



Thursday, December 11, 2008



    2:00 p.m.     Academic Affairs Committee Meeting.  Board of Trustees Room, 602 Cohodas.


    3:00 p.m.     Finance Committee MeetingBoard of Trustees Room, 602 Cohodas.



Friday, December 12, 2008



   9:30 a.m.      Formal Session.  Board of Trustees Meeting Room, 602 Cohodas.



  9:30 a.m.       1.         President's Report President Wong

a.                  Financial Aid/Economics Update

b.                  Smoke Free Workforce

c.                   Foundation Update

d.                  Accreditation Update



 10:00 a.m.      2.         FOCUS DISCUSSION

a.                  Graduation Rates President Les Wong

b.                  International Initiative Dr. Susan Koch


  11:50 a.m.     Formal Session Recessed.



   1:00 p.m.      Formal Session Reconvened.   Board of Trustees Meeting Room, 602 Cohodas.



   1:00 p.m.     3.         Individual Requests to Address the Board Ms. Nease



   1:05 p.m.     4.         Moment of Silence

a.                  In Memory of NMU Student - Mr. Bernard  

b.                  In Memory of NMU Employees - Mr. Leach



   1:10 p.m.     5.         Commencement Speakers:

                                    Introduction of Graduating Student Commencement Speaker Mr. Bernard

                                                Mr. Zachary Ziegler

                                                Music/Secondary Education Major



                                    Announcement of Commencement Speaker President Wong

                        Ms. Gloria J. Jackson 68, Secretary-Treasurer-Owner of CableAmerica Corporation, will be the December 2008 Commencement Speaker and will receive the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Business.



   1:15 p.m.     6.         ASNMU Report Mr. Hobie Webster



   1:20 p.m.     7.         Committee Reports:

                                         a.    Academic Affairs Mr. Jon LaSalle

                                         b.    Finance Dr. Douglas Roberts



   1:35 p.m.     8.         Appointments of Trustees to Standing Committees for Calendar Year 2009

                                    (See Formal Recommendation F3) and Announcement of 2009 Ex Officio Appointments to the NMU Foundation Board of Trustees: 

                                    Stephen F. Adamini and Gilbert L. Ziegler Chair-elect Roberts



   1:40 p.m.     9.         Action on Formal Recommendations Chair Lukens



   1:45 p.m.     10.       Recognition of Trustee Ackerman Chair Lukens



   1:50 p.m.     11.       Presentations to Retiring Trustees:  Chair Lukens and Trustee Benedict

Chair-elect Roberts



   2:00 p.m.    12.        Announcement of Informal Session to be held in conjunction with the
            Thursday - Friday, February 19-20, 2009, Meeting of the Board President


    2:05 p.m.     Formal Session Adjourned.



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Academic Affairs                  Finance                                   Executive


Jon G. LaSalle, Chair              Douglas B. Roberts, Chair      Samuel S. Benedict, Chair

Samuel S. Benedict                 Stephen F. Adamini                Brian D. Cloyd

Brian D. Cloyd                       Brian D. Cloyd                       Douglas B. Roberts

Gilbert L. Ziegler                    Mary C. Lukens, ex officio     Mary C. Lukens, ex officio

Mary C. Lukens, ex officio     Leslie E. Wong, ex officio      Leslie E. Wong, ex officio

            Leslie E. Wong, ex officio