Here are the highlights from the August 11 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

The Hon. Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, will be visiting Capilano in hopes of meeting students.

The board approved $25,000 be allocated from prior years; spending authority will be held by the Executive.  The board has also approved the release of $7,650 for the purchase of a vending machine for the new student residences. There is an initial release of $,2500 for the purchase of inventory for the vending machine.

With approval from the board, an amount of $5,500 for the residence relationship budget that will go towards welcome packages.

Nominations for the Alliance of British Columbia Students (ABCS) alternate board member. CSU accessibility coordinator, Andrew Dillman, was appointed by acclamation.

The board has approved $500 for the government relations luncheon. This will provide board members the opportunity to meet with local area elected officials.

Katie Japaridze, women students liaison, has been nominated as the CSU representative to sit in on student success and retention task force.

To read the full set of August 11 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for August 25 in Birch 126.