UofM Board of Trustees Adopts Four-Tier Tuition Structure, Explores Medical School at Lambuth Campus

September 5, 2018 - The University of Memphis Board of Trustees approved a streamlined four-tier tuition structure at its meeting Wednesday: in-state, non-Tennessee resident, international and UofM Global. Expanded recruitment plans have been developed to offset revenue loss by increasing enrollment.

The UofM is exploring the feasibility of adding a doctor of osteopathic medicine school to the UofM Lambuth Campus in Jackson, Tenn. President M. David Rudd said the school would be a natural fit for Jackson, where there is a significant need for rural health care. Students who earn a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree are fully licensed physicians who focus on primary care and wellness.

In other action, the Board:

• Discussed potential investments in the University Opportunity Zone. Most of the UofM's main campus lies within an Opportunity Zone, a federally designated area where private investors are eligible to receive certain tax benefits on funds reinvested in the community. The program is designed to encourage long-term investment in rural and low-to-moderate income urban communities;

• Discussed its vision for residence life, including researching growth capacity, market needs and types of accommodations needed; ensuring capacity to accommodate more second-year students; and identifying the best places on campus for growth that align with the University's academic mission and future enrollment projections; and

• Approved the naming of the Tiger rifle team facility as the Robert F. Fogelman II Family Rifle Range.

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be Dec. 5 at UofM Lambuth.


Chuck Gallina | 901.678.1756 l cgallina@memphis.edu