Increase in Student Fees
The UNC Pembroke
Board of Trustees endorsed a 5.8 percent increase in student fees for
the 2002-2003 school year.
Student fees, which
are used for activities, technology, health services and retiring long-term
debt, will increase to $970 from $917 in 2001-2002. Increases were recommended
in all areas except long-term debt.
A committee of students,
faculty and administration approved the increase. UNCP's student fees
are currently the fourth lowest in the 16-campus UNC system.
The vote of the
board was unanimous, and the increase will go to the UNC Board of Governors
for final approval.
Athletic fees would
increase to $350 from $335 (+ 4.5 percent), activity fees to $352 from
$325 (+8.3 percent), technology fees to $112 from $105 (+6.7 percent),
health service fees to $120 from $115 (+4.3 percent) and debt service
fees would decrease to $36 from $37.
The student activity
fee pays for student government, newspaper, yearbook, student theater,
gym, band and chorus, among other activities. The debt service fee pays
for the new track and soccer complex that is slated to open this spring.
In other business,
the UNCP Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a construction management
firm as general contractor for $8.24 million in renovations and additions
to the Jones Athletic Center. The project includes air conditioning,
new classrooms and an expanded facility for the athletic training program.
Low bidder Flintco
of Memphis, Tenn., won contract with a bid of $200,000. Construction
is expected to begin within a year, according to Neil Hawk, vice chancellor
for Business Affairs.
Angela Weston was
approved as assistant secretary to the UNCP Board of Trustees. A West
Point graduate, Ms. Weston recently assumed the position of special
assistant to the chancellor. She replaces Beth Carmical, who is now
director of International Programs and the new Multicultural Center.
announced the opening of the Multicultural Center on Nov. 13. It is
located in Old Main.
Dr. Meadors has
met with representatives of the African American Student Organization
(AASO), who protested at the opening of the center. The students say
they were promised a Black culture center.
said he is disappointed in the reaction of these students.
"We have not
done a good job in mentoring them," he said. "We will continue
working with this group."
announced the appointment of a full-time attorney for the university.
Donna Payne, a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate from nearby Bladenboro will
begin work Jan. 1.
There will be many
more new faces on campus next year as the university searches for 32
new faculty members. Almost every department on campus is recruiting
at least one new member, according to Dr. Roger Brown, provost and vice
chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The board also approved
a list of 237 candidates for graduation in the Dec. 15 Winter Commencement.
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