Board of Trustees announce promotions, tenure, new tuition and fees

The OLLU Board of Trustees made the following decisions during the Jan. 29 meeting:

Faculty promotions and tenure:

  • Leda Barnett, PhD – promotion to associate professor – political science
  • Yvette Benavides, MA, MFA – promotion to professor – English
  • Esther Gergen, PhD – awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor – leadership studies
  • Evangeline Nwokah, PhD – promotion to professor – communication disorders
  • Bernadette Solorzano, PhD – awarded tenure – psychology
  • Kathryn Winney, CPA – awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor – accounting

Tuition increases and new fees
The Board also approved a six percent increase for undergraduate tuition, weekend programs, and master’s tuition. A three percent increase for doctoral tuition was also approved.

There will be an increase in the price of the following residence halls:

  • Double room – Pacelli, Ayres Halls – increase of $200
  • Double room – St. Ann’s Hall – increase of $200
  • Double room – Flores Hall – increase of $31
  • Triple room – Centennial Hall – increase of $71

All meal plan prices will be increased by $25.

There is also a new Library Fee for students:

  • Students enrolled in six or more credit hours – $60
  • Students enrolled in five or less credit hours – $30