HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University will add a new bachelor of science in management degree with a concentration in supply chain and operations management.

The Michigan Tech Board of Control approved the proposal at its regular meeting Friday.

The degree is a spinoff of the existing bachelor of science in operations and system management. University officials said it’s designed to better align the education students receive with the needs of employers.

The board also approved increases in room and board and apartment rental rates for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Room and board rates for a standard double occupancy room with the gold (median) meal plan for rooms in Douglass Houghton, McNair, and Wadsworth Halls will increase $310 or $10 per week for the 2013-2014 academic year. Hillside Place Apartments residents will also see an increase $310 for the next academic year. Daniell Heights Apartments student residents and/or families will see a monthly rental increase of $30 for a one-bedroom, $35 for a two-bedroom, and $45 for a three-bedroom apartment.

In other business, the Board:
• Passed resolutions in appreciation of Kathryn Clark and Martha Richardson, retiring Board members. Clark served on the Board for 12 years, and Richardson served for eight years. Each chaired the board for two years.
• Granted emeritus status to three retiring professors: Neil J. Hutzler, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Larry Lankton, Department of Social Sciences; and Clark Givens, Department of Mathematical Sciences.
• Appointed Rush Robinett III as a professor with tenure in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, effective Feb. 3, 2013. Robinett has been with Sandia National Laboratories since 1988.
• Approved changing the names of three degrees: Master of Science in Environmental Policy to Master of Science in Environmental and Energy Policy; Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in History to Bachelor of Arts in History; and Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science to Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.
• Endorsed a proposal by the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts to submit a grant proposal to the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. The funds would support two performances of Shakespeare’s As You Like It — a live public performance and a community outreach performance performed by the award-winning touring performers, The Acting Company.


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