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2012 News Releases

Actions by Longwood Board of Visitors

December 13, 2012

Longwood University

The Longwood University Board of Visitors took the following actions during its meeting Dec. 7-8, 2012:

  • approved a policy on Documentation of Written Student Complaints. The federal government and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) now require all member institutions to keep documentation of written student complaints.
  • approved new and revised administrative policies. The new policies—Distance Education Student Privacy and the Substantive Change Reporting Policy (policies 1016 and 2114)—are required by federal and SACSCOC regulations. The revised policies are Motor Vehicle Parking and Traffic Regulations, Space Allocation and Assignment, and Space Configuration Management (policies 3405, 7210 and 7211).
  • approved a funding model for the renovation of Stubbs Residence Hall. The construction financing will include nearly $2.2 million remaining from the renovation of Wheeler and Cox residence halls and a loan from the university’s housing reserves. The estimated total project cost is about $11 million. Once the project is completed, the university will sell bonds through the state to replenish its reserve balance.
  • approved a new Undergraduate Admissions Policy. The policy will provide more flexibility in assessing the qualifications of applicants as they relate to the requirements of Longwood’s wide variety of academic programs.
  • formally approved the closing of the B.S. program in community health education, which was discontinued in 2006 due to lack of enrollment. The Board of Visitors must approve a program’s discontinuance but had never done so.
  • approved the adoption of "Strategic Priorities and Initiatives, 2012-13" as the university’s strategic plan through 2014. The university has already been operating under these priorities and initiatives, which grew out of meetings Interim President Marge Connelly held in June with several boards and which she presented at the President’s Welcome in August.
  • approved a resolution in honor of baseball coach Charles Buddy Bolding, who is retiring in 2013 after 35 years at Longwood. The resolution expressed the Board’s and the Longwood community’s "heartfelt appreciation for his devoted service and our best wishes for the future."