The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors held its first meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year Friday, Aug. 28, and voted on actions that included amendments to the Board bylaws, the university’s teaching faculty handbook, and the institution’s Six-Year Plan. The Board also received a special update on the draft Monitoring Report for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
The Board heard from Student Affairs Vice President Edward M. Willis on the preliminary enrollment figures today, saying that total student enrollment is 5,088 and that the University has reached its fall 2015 revised enrollment projections. Interim President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. told the board that he is confident that final enrollment will meet or exceed 5,088 after the validation process is complete and presented to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in October.
The Board of Visitors also took the following actions today. The Board approved:
o Four amendments to the Board Bylaws. The Bylaws were amended to denote the total number of NSU Board of Visitors members, and clarify that board members can only be dismissed by the Governor and for cause.
o Amendments to the university’s teaching faculty handbook related to the initial step of the grievance process.
o A resolution directing President Moore to implement necessary JLARC recommendations found in the Appropriations Act.
o The appropriation/reallocation of the NSU Institutional Six-Year Plan.
o The Board of Visitors’ standing committee goals and objectives
o BOV Policy #14 (2014)-Naming Policy for Facilities and Spaces.
o The plan for use of fiscal year 2014-2015 carryforward funds.
o The 2014-2020 Six-Year Capital Outlay Plan and Budget Requests.
o The May 8, 2015, NSU Board of Visitors Meeting Minutes.
The full meeting minutes of the Board of Visitors meeting will be published on the Board’s website within 10 days of the meeting. The link is http://www.nsu.edu/president/bov/minutes/schedule-2015
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