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From the President

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Response to Senate Recommendation: Broad-Based Fee Increase Proposal

At its April 8, 2016, meeting, the College Senate voted to recommend to the president adoption of the broad-based fee increase as outlined in the resolution from the Student Welfare Committee:

WHEREAS, enrollments have declined for the past three years, causing a reduction in revenues for the broad-based fee accounts; and

WHEREAS, fringe benefit costs continue to increase expenses,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the College Senate support the administration’s broad-based fee increase of 3 percent (or $32) for the 2016–2017 fiscal year, with the following individual changes: increases for Athletics = $16; Health = $13; and Technology = $3.

I hereby authorize the broad-based fee increase of 3 percent or $32 ($16 for Athletics, $13 for Health, and $3 for Technology) for the 2016–2017 academic year. I charge the vice presidents for finance and management and student affairs and the chief information officer with the responsibility for implementing the fees, and monitoring and reporting on the use of the fee income at regular intervals throughout the year.