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Board of Trustees Meeting Recap

01/23/2018

The Jacksonville State Board of Trustees held its spring quarterly meeting on Jan. 23. While no major action items were voted upon, the board was provided with updates on university projects and initiatives. Highlights included: 

  • Provost Rebecca Turner introduced Dr. Andrea Porter, JSU's new director of Graduate Studies, to the board.
  • The university’s Marketing and Communications Department unveiled the concept for a new integrated marketing campaign to be launched in spring. 
  • Athletics announced that the opening of the new Gamecock Baseball facility is roughly six weeks off schedule due to weather-induced construction delays. The season will start at home on Feb. 16-18, when the Gamecocks host Southern Illinois. The City of Oxford has kindly agreed to host the team’s home games in its recreation park until the new facility opens in March. 
  • The university announced that construction on the new fitness and wellness center is well underway and on target for a January 2019 opening.  

Following executive session, the board passed three resolutions which included:

  • Honoring former JSU basketball coach Bill Jones, who will soon become the eighth inductee into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Jones is the winningest basketball coach in JSU history. 
  • Thanking Ken and Jenny Howell for their generous support of the university, including their contributions to the creation of a new 21st century learning-centered classroom in the School of Business and Industry. Room 104 in Merrill Hall will be named in their honor. 
  • Thanking Milford and Beth Morgan for their generous support of the university, including their contributions to the creation of a new 21st century learning-centered classroom in the School of Business and Industry. Room 218 in Merrill Hall will be named in their honor. 

The next general meeting of the Board of Trustees will take place on April 17. 

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