Trustees Support Raising
Capital Campaign Goal
to $25 Million
During their quarterly meeting Monday, the Jacksonville State University
Board of Trustees adopted a resolution supporting the JSU Foundation's
decision to raise the capital campaign goal from $17.5 million to $25
JSU recently announced the Foundation had exceeded its
original goal and now has more than $22 million in pledges and contributions.
The campaign concludes in 2008.
Among other business, the trustees:
-- approved buying Building 3170 at McClellan for $115,000
in support of JSU's Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative
-- heard a report from President William A. Meehan that
the Alabama Legislature approved a $42,714,403 appropriation for JSU's
fiscal year 2007, which represents a 22.7 percent increase over the
current fiscal year's budget, or $7,901,050;
-- gave the financial aid office authority to select recipients
of the Marjorie E. Floyd Scholarship;
-- raised student housing fees by 10 percent to cover
increased energy, cable and other costs;
-- increased the per-semester fee at the child development
center to $500, with fees for short terms increasing to
-- approved designating former trustee Bobby N. Kennamer
as Trustee Emeritus and conferring on him the honorary Doctor of Humane
Letters during commencement on April 28;
-- passed a resolution sending best wishes to fellow trustee
Gladys Carlisle of Tuscaloosa, who is recuperating from an illness.
The trustees' next meeting will be on July 24.
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