Learn more about the actions taken at Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents meeting this past Friday.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents recognized the men's golf team for earning their third title in franchise history. The Eagles set a school record with the lowest scoring average for a four-player team. Zack Mason, a redshirt sophmore who averaged a 77.09 in his 2018-19 campaign, finished 26th overall in the Mid-American Conference (MAC).
Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents discussed the upcoming opening of the new IHA Health Center @ EMU at their October meeting. The new health center is a collaboration between the university, St. Joseph Mercy Health System and IHA.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents voted to allow President James Smith to finalize documents for a new Joint College of Engineering. The partnership would exist between EMU and China's Beibu Gulf University in the Guagxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for President James Smith at their October meeting. "I'm delighted to be here," Smith said. "I love what I do. I love who our campus is; I love our students."
Typically, faculty are not too engaged with the process of recruiting students. At the recent Regents meeting on Oct. 24, several faculty members showed how their programs were successfully increasing enrollment rates. It is hoped that the success of these programs will inspire other faculty campus-wide to develop their own programs to bring in more students to EMU.
Dr. Paul Leighton, who currently serves as the Chair of Swoop's Advisory Board, addressed the board of regents on behalf of Swoop's Pantry, saying that Swoop's has seen a 50% increase in demand from last year. He has asked the board for additional storage space within Pierce Hall.