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NMU trustees approve budget, meet with presidential candidates


MARQUETTE, MI— The NMU Board of Trustees approved this year’s budget on Friday.

The 2022-23 general fund operating budget is $118.7 million—a 0.4 percent increase over last year.

The Board also approved the university’s five-year master plan and the 2022-23 capital outlay request. The priority project in the request is the College of Business’ Northern Enterprise Center, at $19.1 million.

The Board is meeting with the four candidates for president Monday. Trustees will use feedback submitted regarding the finalists and move toward a selection. The board will then call a special meeting to cast their public votes. No timeline is set for this yet, but the Board will give an

18-hour notice before the meeting is held.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.