NU Board of Regents to Meet September 5
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet on Friday, Sept. 5, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the board meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents committee and board meetings are audio streamed live on the university's web site at A complete agenda is posted at:
During the committee sessions, the Board will receive annual reports on Strategic Framework priorities and reports regarding information security and proposed changes to the Board's capital construction policies. In the final committee meeting, four representatives from the private sector will share information with the Board regarding partnerships between the University's campuses and Nebraska businesses.

The agenda for morning committee meetings follows:

8 a.m.Academic Affairs Committee
Topic:Strategic Framework Report – Gender and Minority Faculty Equity
Presenter:Linda R. Pratt, Executive Vice President and Provost
Topic:Strategic Framework Report – Need-based Financial Aid
Presenter:Kristin Yates, Interim Director of Institutional Research
Topic:Strategic Framework Report – Merit-based Scholarships
Presenter:Alan Matzner, Senior Analyst
~8:30 a.m.Business Affairs Committee
Topic:Strategic Framework Report – State Funding and Tuition
Presenter:Chris Kabourek, Assistant Vice President and Director of Budget and Planning
Topic:Cash and Short-term Investments
Presenter:Dave Bomberger, State Investment Officer
Topic:Information Security
Presenter:Joshua Mauk, Information Security Officer
Topic:Recommendations for Capital Construction Policies
Presenter:Rebecca Koller, Assistant Vice President and Director of Facilities Planning and Management
~11:00 a.m. Outreach and Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee
Topic:University of Nebraska Engagement with the Innovation Economy
Presenters:Pete Kotsiopulos, Vice President for University Affairs
Dannon Shundoff, President, Intellicom
Al Bolles, Executive Vice President for Research, Quality and Innovation, ConAgra
Jay Houser, Director of Marketing, Karl Storz, Inc.
Marshall Prichard, Chairman of the Board, ASW Associates
~ Noon Lunch break
1:00 p.m. Board of Regents Meeting

The agenda for Board action at the September 5 meeting includes approval of:
  • The establishment of the Center for Transplantation Medicine at UNMC
  • A new professional program in Plant Health at UNL, and a new degree, Doctor of Plant Health
  • A new graduate degree program, Master of Science (Construction), offered through the Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction
  • Certification of funds related to relocation of the Nebraska State Fair and the transfer of the State Fairgrounds to the University for development of Innovation Campus
  • A contract for the purchase of a new Student Information System

Capital construction actions including:
  • Program statement and budget for the construction of a new building for the UNMC College of Nursing-Lincoln Division
  • Property acquisition for future expansion of UNK
  • Program statement and budget for capital improvements to Men's Hall and Randall Hall at UNK
  • Capital improvements to housing facilities at UNK and UNL
  • Project budget for design of the University Life Complex Phase II at UNO
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