MSU Board of Trustees roundup

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Jun 17, 2015

At its June 17 meeting, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees adopted budget guidelines for the 2015-16 academic year that call for a tuition increase of 2.7 percent for in-state undergraduate students.

The increase applies to both lower division (freshmen and sophomores) and upper division (juniors and seniors) undergraduates.

A significant portion of the budget – more than $125 million – is set aside for financial aid – an increase of 4.5 percent over last year.

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

  • The board approved a tobacco-free ordinance that prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products on campus.
  • Authorization to proceed with the redevelopment of the former State Police post site was approved by the board. A major portion of the project is the development of family and student housing.
  • The board approved a number of personnel items, including the appointment of Christopher Long as dean of the College of Arts and Letters; Randolph Rasch as dean of the College of Nursing; Sanjay Gupta as dean of the Eli Broad College of Business; Judith Stoddart as interim dean of the Graduate School; and Neal Schmitt interim dean of the College of Social Science.
  • The board approved the naming of the men’s and women’s golf facility at Forest Akers West Golf Course the Lasch Family Golf Center.
  • A resolution to name the north entrance plaza of the MSU College of Law the Detroit College of Law Plaza was approved by the board.