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Notice of Board of Visitors Emergency Meeting - Thursday, April 23, 2020

In accordance with Va. Code § 2.2-3708.2 (A)(3), the Board of Visitors of Old Dominion University will meet by electronic communication means on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The Academic & Research Advancement Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. EDT and the full Board will meet at 10:00 a.m.

An emergency meeting is permitted when the Governor has declared a state of emergency in accordance with Va. Code § 44-147.17, provided that (i) the catastrophic nature of the declared emergency makes it impracticable or unsafe to assemble a quorum in a single location and (ii) the purpose of the meeting is to address the emergency. The Rector, in consultation with the President of University, has determined that it would be both impracticable and unsafe to assemble a quorum in a single location for this meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss essential business where failure to do so could result in irreparable harm to the public.

The Academic & Research Advancement Committee meeting will be held in open and closed session. The full Board meeting will be an open meeting. The open session for both meetings may be accessed by clicking on:

https://odu.zoom.us/j/97378166022?pwd=RWJ0RXByNnkyY3UxdzNHWFY4MWtpdz09

Password: 401014

Or by telephone: 1-888 788 0099 (Toll Free), Webinar ID 973 7816 6022. Password: 401014

The agendas for these meetings will be posted on the Board of Visitors website on Monday.

In accordance with Section 23.1-307 of the Code of Virginia and Board Policy 1106 Public Comment on Undergraduate Tuition and Mandatory Fee Increases, Old Dominion University is asking the Board of Visitors to consider a tuition increase for undergraduate and graduate students ranging between 0 to 5 percent, effective summer semester. In addition, non-educational and general fees will increase 3.3 percent for all students. These increases reflect the continued commitment to affordability at Old Dominion, which remains the most affordable public doctoral institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The additional tuition and fee revenue will be used to retain and attract faculty, invest in STEM-H degree production, provide student financial assistance, maintain the operation of facilities, enhance the technology infrastructure and fund mandated compensation increases and board-approved capital investments in auxiliary fee-supported operations.

The projected semester increase for students could range between $58-$310 for full-time in-state students and between $58-$802 for out-of-state students.

In order to share comments on the options the Board of Visitors will consider for the 2020-2021 academic year, individuals may email the Board's student representative, Stephen Greiling at StudentBOVRep@odu.edu.

In addition, individuals will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed 2020-21 tuition and fees during the full Board meeting at 10:00 a.m. Public comment will be allowed following the administration's presentation on the proposed tuition and fees.

Anyone who wishes to comment at this session must register in advance with the Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors no later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Requests must be made via email (dmeeks@odu.edu) and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registered speakers will have up to three minutes each to speak and comment must be limited to the topic of undergraduate tuition and mandatory fee increases. The public comment session will be limited to 60 minutes or less if those wishing to comment have had an opportunity to do so.

The Board of Visitors will vote on the 2020-2021 Tuition and Fee Proposal at its meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2020.