Meetings Watch: ENMU Board of Regents, May 11, 2007

The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents met in special session Friday morning.
Several action and information items were discussed during the meeting.
ENMU president Steve Gamble gave the board a review of the past year’s activities, including:
l Five major accreditation teams visited the campus over the past year. Gamble reported that the university was cited for one weak point, in the Speech and Hearing Clinic. A new staff member will be hired to fix the problem.
l All athletic teams participated in several community projects in the community throughout the year.
l More than 200 of ENMU’s athletes held a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the fall semester.
l Construction projects are continuing on track, with new renovation projects scheduled to begin this summer.
l Six new degree programs have been developed.

In other business, action items were:
• The board approved Spring 2007 graduation lists for Portales, Roswell and Ruidoso campuses.
• Linda Gies was approved for Professor Emerita status.
• Four faculty members were awarded tenure.
• Seven faculty members were awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor.
• Three faculty members were promoted to professor.
• The board voted to extend the Thanksgiving break to include the whole week, with classes starting three days earlier in the fall. The break will be effective for the 2008-2009 academic year.