The Power: Trustee John Hudson III, president of the Alabama Power Foundation (c), presents a $300,000 check to AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., (2nd, r). Also pictured are (l-r) Archie Tucker II, AAMU interim vice president for marketing, communications and advancement; Trustee Andre J. Taylor, acting president pro tem; and Dr. Chance Glenn, dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences.
Huntsville, Ala. ---- In a span of less than 50 minutes the Alabama A&M University Board of Trustees, led by Trustee Andre J. Taylor, completed a lengthy series of action items during its regular session Friday, June 27, in the Clyde Foster Auditorium of the College of Business and Public Affairs.
From the Board's own Business and Finance Committee, the body approved a tuition increase, along with the FY2015 operating budget. It also raised the University’s graduation fee to $100, and approved a line of credit renewal through October 31.
The Research, Development and Technology Committee submitted action items relating to a distance education policy and a faculty research incentive program. Both items were approved.
Under the arena of the Academic Affairs Committee, the Board gave a nod to a request to change the degree names of General Studies to Liberal Studies, and Materiel Engineering to Systems and Materiel Engineering. Additionally, concentrations in cyber security (B.S. in computer science), nuclear systems (B.S. in mechanical engineering) and nuclear power (B.S. in electrical engineering) were established.
Finally, the AAMU Board of Trustees accepted the FY2013 audit report, and it approved a special committee’s policy on background check procedures, as well as a policy for children involved in University-sponsored programs and/or programs held on campus or within campus facilities.
There were no action items from the components of athletics and student affairs. However, Student Government Association President Jasmine Story told trustees that her 2014-15 tenure will focus on encouraging students to exude professionalism, spirit, critical thought, partnership and community service in all of their interactions. She added that she will work with the administration to attract more motivational speakers, an SGA forum and community service opportunities.
Trustee John O. Hudson III, president of the Alabama Power Foundation, presented AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., a check in the amount of $300,000.
The meeting adjourned at 10:51 a.m.
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