SBU trustees set new freshman admission requirements
May 25, 2004
BOLIVAR – New freshman admission requirements highlighted the May 10-11 regular meeting of the Southwest Baptist University board of trustees. The new requirements more closely follow the mission and educational standards of the University. An SBU applicant must present either proof of graduation from an accredited or approved high school or a homeschool transcript. Students must also meet two of three qualifiers: a 2.50 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale, a 21 ACT/990 SAT score, or in the top 50 percent of their graduating class.
The board of trustees also adopted the proposed 2004-2005 preliminary budget. According to SBU President C. Pat Taylor, the 2004-2005 operating budget of $33.5 million that was approved by the trustees will be used as the preliminary budget from June 1 until a finalized budget is passed in the October 2004 board meeting.
In other board action, the trustees authorized the purchase of seven acres in the city of Salem adjacent to the Salem campus. The land will provide needed parking and will allow expansion opportunities, if needed, for the Salem campus. Funds for this purchase will be included in the Partners in Excellence campaign in the Salem/Dent County area.
Trustees also approved the post-retirement benefits, revisions to the Faculty Handbook and other miscellaneous business.
Future board meetings are scheduled for Oct. 11-12, 2004, Feb. 7-8, 2005 and May 9-10, 2005.