UofM Board of Trustees Meets on Campus
March 8, 2018 - A University of Memphis Board of Trustees committee anticipates holding tuition flat for the 2018-2019 academic year after discussion at its meeting on the main campus today. The rates depend on Gov. Bill Haslam's final budget.
A committee also endorsed a study to explore the feasibility of adding a middle school to the successful Campus School, which could be a charter school or similar partnership with Shelby County Schools.
In other action, the Board:
• Announced a $1 million investment from Sedgwick Claims Management Services supporting the College of Education's River City Partnership - $750,000 from Sedgwick and $250,000 from Dave North, Sedgwick president and CEO;
• Approved a revised institutional mission statement;
• Approved two new academic programs: a PhD in Urban Affairs and a PhD in Nursing;
• Approved a rate decrease for UofM Global from $480 to $420 per credit hour for undergraduate courses and from $755 to $603 per credit hour for graduate courses;
• Approved a 5 percent increase for traditional residence hall rates as well as reductions for Park Avenue campus apartments and UofM Lambuth housing;
• Agreed to accept funds from the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide scholarships for family of military service members killed or disabled in Afghanistan or Iraq; and
• Recommended raises of 2.5 percent for faculty and staff were also discussed in committee.
The next meeting will be June 6 on the main campus.
Chuck Gallina | 901.678.1756 l firstname.lastname@example.org