BOARD OF TRUSTEES
DECISIONs MADE ON WBGU, CAPITAL PROJECTS
After months of study and consultation with constituents and advisers, the BGSU Board of Trustees took action at the Sept. 18 meeting on WBGU-TV and the
upcoming FCC auction of broadcast spectrum, initiated by the commission to increase the airwaves available for wireless communications.
The board voted to authorize President Mary Ellen Mazey and her designees to participate in the FCC spectrum auction on behalf of BGSU while ensuring that
WBGU continues to serve the residents of northwest Ohio. The scenario approved by the trustees will allow BGSU to consider bids from the commission for its
600 MHz UHF spectrum.
The decision will allow BGSU to potentially generate revenue from the auction while keeping the station on the air and continuing to support the
University's academic programs and provide hands-on learning opportunities for students.
"WBGU remains an important part of Bowling Green State University's mission of education, career development and service and will continue to be a resource
for the University and the community," Mazey said.
Another campus facility, the former Health Center, will now be known as the Health and Human Services Building. The board approved the name change to
better align it with the primary occupant and avoid confusion with the Falcon Health Center. Along with the college, the building also houses the BGSU
Speech and Hearing Clinic.