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Independent Governing Board Legislation

In an effort to keep our campus community informed regarding the progress of the FOCUS Act, the University of Memphis hosted three open forums in February for faculty, staff and students; deans, chairs and program directors; and the Faculty Senate. The open forums were broadcast to our Lambuth, Collierville and Millington campuses. Thank you to all that attended and asked questions that will help guide us in our strategic planning.

As mentioned previously, I have every expectation the Act will pass, and a new governing board will be established for the University of Memphis effective by mid-year 2017. Learn more about the FOCUS Act and view the bill here.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

M. David Rudd
President