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BOV Student Affairs Committee hears program status reports

By Matt Winston

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 23 - March 5, 1998

The Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Visitors met February 23, before the general body meeting of the board. The committee viewed presentations from the vice president for student affairs and several members of his staff on the state of the division, status of facilities and an overview of programs.
Landrum Cross, vice president for student affairs, briefed the committee on the procedures for choosing the undergraduate and graduate student members to the board. On April 26, three undergraduate and three graduate candidates will be interviewed by the Selection Committee. The two finalists will be presented to the full board for approval at the April 27 full board meeting.
Cross gave an overview of the division's Diversity Plan and then briefed the committee on the Attorney General's Task Force on Drinking by College Students.
David Ostroth then reported on the functional areas under his purview as director of University Unions and Student Activities. His report focused on the Department of Recreational Sports and the activities taking place within that department. Ostroth also gave a presentation on the new student recreational, health and fitness center which is scheduled to be completed by late August.
Brian Warren, director of the University Counseling Center and Student Health Services, reported on the progress of these units. Student Health Services has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care for the past four years, according to Warren. He also reported that the University Counseling Center is also accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and the American Psychological Association.