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June 17, 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
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Regents approve new degree program; public safety project

YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved, at its regular meeting June 17, a new bachelor of arts/science in sport management.

The program will educate and prepare students for employment in the growing field of sports management. The program, which will be offered through the School of Health Promotion and Human Performance, is designed to meet standards of the North American Society for Sport Management, the accrediting body for such programs.

In other action:

  • The Board of Regents approved $3.9 million for the renovation of the existing 12,000-square-foot Hoyt Conference Center to create a new space for the EMU Department of Public Safety. The project will be funded through University funds. DPS is expected to move to the new facility in summer 2009.

  • The board also approved a new residence classification for EMU’s tuition policy.  The classification grants in-state tuition to active duty members of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and dependents, where the member of the armed forces is a Michigan resident or is stationed in Michigan.
  • The regents also approved continuation budgets of $21 million for the general fund and $3.3 million for the auxiliary activities fund. This approval authorizes expenditures for the month of July, pending the approval by the Board of the 2008-09 operating budgets at the special board meeting July 30. The amounts represent carryover of the 2007-08 budgets for one month. The university’s fiscal year ends June 30.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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