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2008 News Releases

Longwood Board approves new nursing curriculum and new major in environmental science

September 16, 2008

The Longwood University Board of Visitors during its meeting Sept. 12 on campus, took the following actions in order as follows:

  • approved two bond resolutions for four Auxiliary projects. One bond resolution, for a 9(c) bond project, which is funded from specific sources such as housing fees, is for the renovation of Cox Hall ($4.8 million). The other bond resolution, for 9(d) projects, which are funded from the comprehensive fee, is for the renovation of Tabb Hall for the Athletics department offices ($2.6 million), planning for the Lankford Hall addition and renovation (slightly more than $1.2 million), and Phase III of the heating plant (nearly $1.1 million), which will include new steam tunnels and steam lines. Separate bond resolutions are required for 9(c) and 9(d) projects.
  • approved a resolution declaring the intention to reimburse the cost of capital expenditures from bond proceeds for 9(d) bond resolution described above.  This pertains to the Lankford project, the Tabb renovation for Athletics offices, and Phase III of the heating plant project.
  • approved new, revised and deleted administrative policies to ensure that policies within the Longwood University Policy and Procedures Manual contain current and complete information
  • approved a resolution granting the president the authority to acquire and lease real estate property.
  • approved the 2008 Campus Master Plan. Longwood’s last comprehensive master plan was completed in 1991.
  • approved the curriculum for the nursing program, which is planned to begin in fall 2009. The program is expected to open with 35 students.
  • approved a new major in environmental science. The program will be part of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences within the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences. 
  • approved a policy to release educational records to parents of dependent students who request them. This has already been Longwood’s policy and is in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). 
  • approved renaming the Cormier Center for Citizen Scholars to the Cormier Honors College for Citizen Scholars. The Cormier Honors College for Citizen Scholars will be open to all students in what was known formerly as the Honors Program, not simply those who are Cormier Scholars. There are more than 230 students in the Honors College, which is housed in Wheeler Hall.

The next meeting of the Longwood University Board of Visitors will take place Dec. 5-6 on campus.