MSUToday
Published: April 15, 2016

MSU Board of Trustees Roundup

Contact(s): Tom Oswald Communications and Brand Strategy oswald@msu.edu

At its April 15 meeting, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees adopted new room-and-board rates for the 2015-16 academic year.

Under the new rates, students living in on-campus residence halls will see their rates increased by 2.75 percent, the lowest increase in 18 years.

However, rates for university apartments – Spartan Village and University Village – will remain unchanged from last year.

See story here.

Following are other actions taken by the board.

  • A proposal to create the Plant Resilience Institute, a new unit to organize MSU research in the area of plant stress, was approved.
  • The board authorized the university to proceed with planning for renovations of the Engineering Research Complex to accommodate an expansion of the Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies.
  • The appointment of Gary Hoppenstand, a professor of English, as secretary for academic governance was approved.