MSU Board of Trustees meets

Contact: Tom Oswald, Media Communcations, Office: (517) 432-0920, Cell: (517) 281-7129,

Nov 06, 2010

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State University Board of Trustees considered a number of items at its Nov. 5, 2010, meeting.

The following are several items the board addressed: 

  • Board members adopted the 2011-12 appropriation request. The request provides parameters that guide development of MSU requests through the 2011-12 appropriation cycle.
  • The board approved an authorization to proceed with the demolition of the Cherry Lane and Faculty Bricks apartments, on-campus housing units that were constructed in the late 1940s and mid 1950s and have out-lived their usefulness.
  • The board approved a resolution allowing for the planning of alterations to the MSU Auditorium’s Fairchild Theatre. Alterations include increased accessibility and the construction of an orchestra pit.
  • The board approved several personnel items, including the appointment of Jeffrey Richards as a tenured professor in the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Advertising. Richards also will serve as department chairperson.