NU Board Of Regents To Meet September 10
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 1 p.m. All meeting are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

Following are highlights of the September meeting. A complete agenda and schedule is available at the Board of Regents’ “Agendas & Minutes” page.

Academic Affairs Committee
9 a.m.: Nebraska Department of Education Priorities
Presenter: Roger Breed, Nebraska education commissioner

9:30 a.m.: NeSIS Project Update
Presenters: Linda Pratt, NU executive vice president and provost; Juan Franco, UNL vice chancellor for student affairs; Don Mihulka, NeSIS project manager

10 a.m.: Enrollment Report
Presenter: Kristin Yates, NU assistant vice president and director of institutional research

10:15 a.m. (approximate): Break

Business Affairs Committee
10:30 a.m.: Vacation of 40th Street at UNMC
Presenter: Don Leuenberger, UNMC vice chancellor for business and finance

10:45 a.m.: Voluntary Separation Incentive Program at UNL
Presenter: Chancellor Harvey Perlman

11 a.m.: Fiscal/Budget Update
Presenters: President James B. Milliken; David Lechner, NU vice president for business and finance; Chris Kabourek, NU assistant vice president and director of budget and planning

Noon (approximate): Lunch

1 p.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:
  • Gifts in connection with the global Water for food Institute and with the Paul F. Engler Agribusiness Program at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. (Addendums IX-A-1 and IX-A-2)
  • A temporary program allowing a change in the definition of “full-time equivalent” for the purpose of health care coverage. The program would be effective for changes made from Sept. 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011. (Addendum IX-B-1)
  • The master lease between the Board of Regents and the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corp. (NICDC) for the land to be formally designated Nebraska Innovation Campus. Approval of the master lease is the initial step to authorize the NICDC to begin development of Innovation Campus. The terms and provisions of the lease require the NICDC to submit an annual report that includes metrics to ensure the project meets the strategic goals of the Board of Regents. (Addendum IX-B-3)
  • An interlocal agreement with the City of Omaha to vacate the 40th Street right-of-way between Emile Street and Dewey Avenue. (Addendum IX-B-5)
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