Coastal Carolina University board of trustees approves budget
Nearly two thirds of the tuition increase will pay for bond debt approved by the board in February for campus construction and maintenance. About one third will go toward operations.
Room and board fees will increase $200 for 2008-2009, from $3,340 to $3,540 per semester.
Other features of the budget include funds to add new faculty positions that will reduce the need for part-time adjunct faculty.
The board also voted to create an ad-hoc committee to guide President David A. DeCenzo in implementing recommendations outlined in the recent Fisher Report, a comprehensive assessment of the administrative function of the University.
The board also approved a discretionary spending plan for the president for 2008-2009.