The University of Mary Washington is a public corporation that by statute is governed by the Board of Visitors, one member of which is elected every two years to serve as Rector. Composed of 12 members appointed by the Governor of Virginia, the Board is empowered to establish the mission and purpose of the University and to promote the general welfare of the institution. Some of the specific responsibilities of the Board of Visitors include appointing the President, determining institutional policies, setting faculty salaries, fixing tuition and fees, awarding degrees, approving changes to the curriculum and the Honor System, and overseeing the Internal Audit office.
The appointment of the Board of Visitors is set forth by the Code of Virginia, which requires that Board appointment be confirmed by the General Assembly. In addition, at least six members of the Board must be alumni of the University, and no more than three may be nonresidents of Virginia. Each member serves a term of four years and may be eligible for reappointment to one successive term.
Board of Visitors to Consider New Rates for Meal Plans, Student Housing, and Tuition and Fees Effective 2019-2020
- Postponement Notice: March 14, 2019 Board of Visitors Executive Committee Meeting
- Notice of Rescheduled Meeting: Board of Visitors to Consider New Rates for Meal Plans, Student Housing, Tuition and Fees
The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2019, to consider new rates for meal plans and student housing effective for the 2019-20 academic year has been postponed. New rates for meal plans, student housing, and tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year will now be considered at the Board of Visitors meeting on Friday, April 12, 2019.
For meal plans, rate increases are expected to be between 0 percent and 3 percent. The new meal plan rates will be required to support cost increases incurred by UMW’s food service provider for the price of food, employee compensation and fuel costs.
For student housing, rate increases are expected to be between 0 percent and 5 percent. The associated revenue from the increase will be allocated to support critical renovations to the University’s residence halls.
For tuition, rate increases are expected to be between 0 percent and 5 percent. For the auxiliary comprehensive fee, rate increases are expected to be between 4 and 15 percent. The increase in tuition and fees will support state-mandated increases in employee compensation, operating cost increases in utilities, contracts, leases, and licenses, equipment replacement needs, student financial assistance and a limited number of strategic priorities.
The April 11-12, 2019 meeting of the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors will be held in the Minor Executive Board Room at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center, 1119 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia. This is an open meeting. No public comment will be taken. The meeting agenda will be available and accessible online by close of business on Monday, April 8, 2019, at http://www.boarddocs.com/va/umw/Board.nsf, or by calling the Office of the President at (540) 654-1301.
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