Board of Regents Schedule, August 8-9, 2003Please note: The meetings listed below will take place in Columbus, Nebraska
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the August 9 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
Friday, August 8 - Committee Meetings - Room 177, Lower Level
Central Community College
4500 63rd Street, Columbus
2:00 p.m. Outreach and Service Committee
Topic: Rural Initiative Update
Panel: John Owens, Vice Chancellor for Agriculture and
Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sandy Scofield, Director, Nebraska Rural Initiative, UNL
Linda Black, Director, Phelps County Development Corp.
Jeff Runyan, J.D. Edwards Honors Program student, UNL
Immediately following the Outreach and Service Committee meeting:
General Affairs Committee
Topic: Student Recruitment and Retention
Panel: Alan Cerveny, Dean of Admissions, UNL
John Kundel, Director of Admissions, UNK
John McClain, Chief Student Affairs Officer,
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Sheri Rogers, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Assessment, Diversity and Planning, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Immediately following the General Affairs Committee Meeting:
Topic: Public Opinion Research on the University of Nebraska
Speaker: Sharon Stephan, Director of Marketing
Saturday, August 9
9:00 a.m. August Meeting of the Board of Regents
Room 177, Student Center, Central Community College
Strategic Issue: Access to Healthcare in Nebraska
Speakers: Michael A. Sitorius, Chair and Professor,
Department of Family Medicine, UNMC
Keith J. Mueller, Professor, Department of
Preventive and Societal Medicine, UNMC
Available for Questions and Discussion:
Cory Shaw, Administrative Officer,
University Medical Associates, UNMC
Gerald Luckey, Family Physician,
David City, Nebraska
Items of Interest:
1. Personnel recommendations (Item IX-A-1): The Board of Regents will be asked to approve a number of personnel actions, among them the appointments of Marjorie J. Kostelnik and Rubens. J. Pamies. Dr. Kostelnik has been appointed dean of the new College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the creation of which was approved by the Board at its June meeting. That action merged the former Teachers College and the College of Human Resources and Family Sciences, of which Dr. Kostelnik was dean. Teachers College Dean James O’Hanlon had announced his retirement earlier. Dr. Pamies has been appointed vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has been a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University and chairman of the department of internal medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He replaces Dr. David Crouse, who has served as interim vice chancellor and who will return to his position as associate vice chancellor.
2. Approve name change from "Nebraska Health System" to "Nebraska Medical Center" (Item IX-B-1). This proposed action changes the name of hospital and clinical functions under the joint operating agreement created in 1997 by Clarkson Hospital, Clarkson Regional Health Services, and the University of Nebraska. Board of Regents approval is required for the name change, which has been recommended to clarify the identity of these functions.
3. Lease of space from the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation (Item IX-B-2): The Peter Kiewit Institute, located on the South Campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, does not have sufficient space to house a new program in architectural engineering and the Institute’s computer and electronics engineering program. Board approval is requested to lease space in the Scott Foundation facility for additional office and lab space.
4. Eliminate the Research Division of the Nebraska State Museum (Item X-A-2). Elimination of this division is part of a budget-reduction plan proposed by Chancellor Harvey Perlman and reviewed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Academic Planning Committee. Museum-related research and teaching that draw on museum collections would continue to be performed by faculty members in related departments, albeit on a reduced scale. Elimination of the division will result in approximately $775,000 in savings.
5. Approve a pilot program in which Millard Public Schools students could have dual enrollment at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (Item X-A-4). Designated courses would be taught at a higher level of academic rigor than regular high school courses and would have additional content. The courses would be taught by MPS teachers who meet the same academic requirements as UNO adjunct faculty. The program would be pilot-tested during the 2003-04 school year. The courses will use Language Arts and Mathematics materials developed as part of the Nebraska P-16 Initiative, which seeks to minimize barriers between K-12 schools and higher education institutions.
6. Approve the program statement for a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Library Depository/Retrieval Center (Item X-B-2). This project would create an 8,975 square-foot building to house lesser-used materials in a temperature and humidity-controlled environment. About 800,000 printed volumes and documents could be stored in the facility, which would be located on the UNL East Campus. The Board will also be asked to approve the issuance of revenue bonds to finance the $2,997,000 project. No state tax dollars will be used.
7. Approve a license agreement with Pinnacle Sports Productions (Item X-B-6).
This agreement would grant certain rights to Pinnacle –including live radio broadcast rights for UNL football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball, as well as distribution rights for coaches’ televisions shows and rights to sell advertising in football programs. Pinnacle was selected by the UNL Athletic Department after an evaluation of proposals submitted by three radio broadcast companies. Pinnacle will pay $600,000 upon execution of the agreement and $27,786,400 over the term of the agreement, which expires on August 1, 2011.
Note: The agenda for the August 9 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents is posted on the university’s website,