Board of Control meeting covers campus renovations, approves professor tenure


SVSU’s Board of Control meeting took place Monday, Feb. 19, at 1:30 p.m. in Wickes Hall.

The meeting consisted of discussion of Curtiss Hall renovations, awarding faculty member of the month, a new member joining SVSU’s Board of Fellows and professors being awarded tenure.

The Board of Control approved a $2.9 million budget for upcoming renovations. The renovations will include the expansion of Curtiss Hall for the addition of the planned College of Business and Management building.

The $2.9 million is a part of the $25 million allocated for the entire project. The building will be 38,500 square feet, and construction is expected to begin later this year.

The Board of Control also approved a $575,000 budget to resurface a parking lot. The parking lot that will be affected is parking lot D by Brown Hall and Zahnow Library.

Four faculty and staff were awarded Staff Member of the Month during the meeting as well. Brady Crandall, a developer in the ITS department, was awarded for the month of December.

Ted Lind, associate director of admissions, was awarded for the month of January.

“Thank you very much for the recognition; it’s nice when hard work is noticed,” Lind said.

Julie Reinbold, ITS senior programmer and analyst, and Trisha Heintskill, assistant director of scholarships and financial aid, were awarded for the month of February.

“Since I’ve been in office, these two have worked together so well to make sure the IT system is in compliance with financial aid,” said Robert Lemuel, director of scholarships and financial aid.

Fifteen professors were awarded tenure that will be effective July 1. The professors awarded are from a variety of departments, including English, management, sociology, chemistry, history and biology.

Student Association also took the opportunity to highlight their successes for the year, such as attendance at the Cardinal Ball, and previewed events that they are in the works of preparing for in the future.

“We are putting on our first ever conference for Student Association,” said Lauren Kreiss, Student Association President. “We’re trying to get every university in the state of Michigan to come to SVSU to collaborate different ideas to help students in our state.”