Southwest Baptist University’s Board of Trustees voted during the Oct. 20 board meeting to name the David and Betty Cribbs Athletic Practice Facility for the Cribbs family’s generous donation toward the purchase of the building.
The 20,000-square-foot facility at 1951 W. Jones St. in Bolivar will be used primarily as an indoor athletic practice facility.
Judy Taylor Physical Therapy Garden: Trustees voted to authorize the University to begin fundraising and development of a rehabilitation garden in front of the Davis Physical Therapy Building to be named The Judy Taylor Physical Therapy Garden. The garden will be used as part of a faculty-operated clinic that is being developed to provide students with more learning opportunities through practical experiences while providing limited services to the community.
Dr. Judy Taylor has served the University as First Lady for 19 years, diligently attending to the development and needs of students, faculty and staff and contributing countless hours of her time to beautification efforts throughout the SBU campus.
Meyer, Andersen Foundation to be inducted into Philanthropy Hall of Fame: Trustees voted to induct Dr. Ken Meyer and the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation into the Southwest Baptist University Philanthropy Hall of Fame. Meyer has made gifts and pledges totaling $2.76 million to the University, and the Andersen Foundation has given $6.58 million to the University.
The SBU Philanthropy Hall of Fame was established in 2014 to honor individuals and entities who share the mission and values of the University while also investing financially in the University at the very highest levels. Trustees voted to set the minimum gift levels for eligibility for induction into the Hall of Fame at $1 million for corporate, foundation or service entities and $500,000 for individuals/couples.
Pre-licensure Bachelor of Nursing degree: Trustees approved a plan for development of a Pre-licensure Bachelor of Nursing degree to be offered on the Bolivar and Springfield campuses. The degree offering is pending approval of the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Tuition for 2016-17: Trustees voted to approve a 3.1-percent increase for tuition, room, board and fees in 2016-17 for undergraduate students on the Bolivar campus.
Other action items included adoption of a revised budget for FY 2015-16 and acceptance of the FY 2014-15 audit.
SBU’s Board of Trustees will meet again in April 2016.