Board of Trustees roundup

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Jun 15, 2016

At its June 15 meeting, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees adopted budget guidelines for the 2016-17 academic year that call for a tuition increase of 3.7 percent for in-state, lower division (freshmen and sophomores), undergraduate students.

In-state, upper division (juniors and seniors) undergraduates will see an increase of 3.9 percent, while most graduates students will see a tuition increase of 4 percent.

The budget guidelines cover the university general fund, AgBioResearch, Extension and intercollegiate athletics, authorizing expenditures totaling $1.53 billion.

Following are other actions taken by the board at its June meeting.

  • The board authorized the university to plan for the installation of permanent lighting at Spartan Stadium.
  • A resolution authorizing the university to begin planning for a major revitalization projects at the International Center was approved by the board.
  • A number of personnel items were approved, including the appointment of Rachel Croson as dean of the College of Social Science, and Sekhar Chivukula as associate provost and dean of undergraduate studies.