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October 14, 2014

SVSU Board grants emeritus status to retired computer science professor

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control voted to grant emeritus status to Tai-Chi Lee, who recently retired from SVSU after 26 years of service, during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, Oct. 13.

A professor of computer science and information systems, Lee received the Earl L. Warrick Award for Excellence in Research in April, SVSU’s highest honor bestowed for faculty scholarship. Since 1976, he has had 51 scholarly papers published on subjects such as electronic payments, NASA mission software, and algorithms. Lee also authored three books that center on learning computer operating systems such as Microsoft Windows.

In other business, the Board:
•    passed a resolution to commend faculty, staff and administrators for their respective efforts to achieve continued accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.
•    approved confirmation of board members for previously authorized charter schools.
•    received and accepted the annual financial audit and federal awards audit for the 2014 fiscal year. The audit was  conducted by the Saginaw accounting firm Andrews Hooper Pavlik.
•    approved a capital projects funding plan and SVSU’s 2016 capital outlay request to the Michigan Legislature.