MEDIA ADVISORY: Board of Regents meeting, Nov. 7, 2008
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet in Lincoln on Friday, Nov. 7. A full agenda has been posted at

Items of interest on the agenda include:

Committee meetings

8:00 a.m. Academic Affairs Committee
Topic: Enrollment report: Nebraska Top 25% and Non-resident Students
Topic: Overview of the Higher Education Opportunity Act

10:00 a.m. (approximate) Business Affairs Committee
Topic: Administrative and Business Efficiencies
  • Cash and Short Term Investments
  • University Endowment
  • Debt Review
Topic: Update on LB 605 Projects

Board meeting (1 p.m.)
  • Approval of deficit request of $11.4 million to cover go-live costs for a new Student Information System serving the university and the state colleges
  • Reappointment of Gail Walling Yanney and Jan Thayer to the board of directors of the Nebraska Medical Center; NMC bylaws provide for the appointment of 12 board members, six of whom are appointed by the Board of Regents.
  • Establishment of the Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO, building on UNO’s long tradition of Judaic studies;
  • Establishment of the Center for Collaboration Science at UNO, a multi-departmental center with faculty from all six UNO Colleges and partnerships with UNMC, Stratcom, and the private sector
  • Revisions to policies on business and financial management of facilities
  • Authorization of expenditure of $2.3 million for capital improvements to the Nebraska Unions, University Health Center and University Housing facilities at UNL
  • Three items relating to UNL athletics: a program statement and budget for new student life complex, new video displays in Memorial Stadium, and authorization for the chancellor to approve a contract for a post-season football game

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