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Shepherd Board of Governors meets April 19

ISSUED: 23 April 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd Board of Governors meets April 19)

Shepherdstown, WV--Dr. Robert Parkinson, associate professor of history, was presented to the Shepherd University Board of Governors as the first endowed chair at the board's April 19 meeting. Parkinson was named to the Ray and Madeline Johnston Chair of American History.

Dr. Eugene Volker, professor of chemistry, was recognized on his retirement. He was awarded the title professor emeritus of chemistry in recognition of his 43 years of service to Shepherd University.

The board approved program reviews for accounting; business administration; chemistry; health, physical education, recreation, and sport; and environmental and physical sciences, and adopted the institutional recommendations that each program be continued at the current level of activity.

President Suzanne Shipley presented her vision to locate a Shepherd center in Martinsburg by the summer of 2013. Courses for adult undergraduate and graduate students at convenient times and locations are part of the outreach plan. A working group will develop a business model this summer.

The board approved a tuition increase of $140 for in-state students, to $2,917 per semester, and $338 for out-of-state students, to $7,568 per semester. In-state graduate tuition will increase by $16 to $351 per credit and out-of-state graduate tuition will increase by $23 to $498 per credit.

Fees for traditional residence hall rooms will increase by $111, to $2,327 per semester; suite-style rooms by $128, to $2,679 per semester; and apartment-style housing by $139, to $2,925 per semester. Dining plans per semester will increase by two percent, to $1,885 for the basic plan (19 meals per week), $1,855 for the flex plan; $1,815 for the upperclass plan; and $2,100 for the block plan.

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