Monday, September 12, 2005
Board to review plans for Student Services Center
By Rebecca Wyatt, OU Web Writer
The Oakland University Board of Trustees will hold a special formal session in addition to a working session on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms. During the working session, the board will get its first look at a proposal for a new Student Services Center.
During the formal session, the board will vote to authorize University Technology Services to upgrade the current Banner software, a higher education business software program that stores information on applications, financial aid data, grades and other important information. Also, due to a license reclassification by Oracle, a software company, OU does not have enough licenses and is requesting authorization to purchase more licenses.
During the working session, Capital Planning and Design will provide information to request funding from the state for the Student Services Center. The center will require a 19,400-square-foot expansion and renovation to North Foundation Hall, OU’s first university building. The Student Services Center would house all essential undergraduate academic, financial aid and advising services including a First Year and Transfer Student Advising Center, Career Resource Lab, Career Services and the Office of the Registrar, which will join the Student Business Services already in North Foundation Hall.
Two classrooms and existing office spaces also will be renovated into more classroom space.
Other items on the Sept. 14 agenda include:
- annual energy report;
- NCAA men’s basketball update;
- proposed Golf and Learning Center budget;
- replacement of the cooling system in the Dodge Hall Data Center.
Prior to the meeting, some of the board members will be at the ribbon cutting for the Vandenberg Dining Center renovations at 11:30 a.m. and the official opening and ribbon cutting for the Student Technology Center at 1 p.m.
For more information including the entire meeting agenda, visit the Board of Trustees Web site.