VU Board of Trustees meets

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October 02, 2018

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Board of Trustees held its annual meeting on Monday and John Stachura was elected to serve another term as chair. Citing the many accomplishments of VU President Chuck Johnson, the Board voted to extend his contract by another year, for a total of three additional years.

In a report from the Finance/Revenue Committee, chair Mike Sievers reported that the final two bids had been accepted for mechanical and concrete work at the new Ag Center.

Kristi Deetz, senior director of External Relations, began with a quick update on current systemwide enrollment. “As we close in on the Oct. 15 official census date, we note that the current number is 16,610, with multiple programs such as military education and distance education continuing to enroll students right up to that census date.”

Deetz noted that the Early College program has already exceeded their official enrollment from last year and Project Excel has been enrolling up to 300 students per week.

In other business:
* The University worked with the Regional Development Authority and received $1.5 million from the Regional Development Corporation to support the University’s partnership with Grouseland and the French Village project. The DAR has been very supportive of the project, which will include a new visitors center.
* Adult Basic Education received a $200,000 contract from the Department of Workforce Development to scale up online programs.
* Earlier this fall VU launched a new certificate program in leadership for associates at Subaru and the program will roll out soon.


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