Media Advisory: Board of Regents Meeting, June 10, 2005

The Agenda for the Board of Regents meeting on June 10, 2005, is now available on line at:

Highlights of the meeting include:

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon: Committee meetings

Academic Affairs Committee

Enrollment strategies: representatives from each of the campuses will discuss planned strategies to increase enrollment.

Dusty Newton, Director of Admissions, UNK
Barbara Couture, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UNL
Jim Griesen, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UNL
Alan Cerveny, Dean of Admissions, UNL
Rubens Pamies, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UNMC
Wade Robinson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UNO

Proposed tuition policy: a discussion of potential changes in tuition policy to allow chancellors to establish differential tuition rates, with the approval of the president, to address different market conditions.

James B. Milliken, President
Jay Noren, Executive Vice President and Provost

Business Affairs Committee

Operating Budget for FY 2005-06: review of the proposed operating budget.

James B. Milliken, President
Jay Noren, Executive Vice President and Provost

UNK Housing: proposal for additional dormitories on the Kearney campus

Doug Kristensen, Chancellor, UNK

Commercial Federal Property Purchase by UNMC: Proposals to purchase and lease property adjacent to the medical center for future expansion.

Donald Leuenberger, Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, UNMC

1:30 p.m. -- Board Meeting

Strategic issue: Water Resources

Presenter: Dr. Kyle Hoagland, UNL

Other items of interest:

  • Approval of the appointment Peter G. Kotsiopulos as vice president for university affairs, effective July 1, 2005.
  • Short-term agreement between NU and Iowa State to establish a new student contract program in veterinary medical education. This would serve as a transition contract until a long-term program can be established.
  • Proposal to change tuition policy to allow differential levels of tuition to meet changing market needs.
  • Proposal to extend the dual enrollment program that has been run as a pilot program for the past two years to other Metro Omaha Educational Consortium (MOEC) school districts. Under the terms of the program, high school students can complete advanced placement courses in selected areas and receive college credit for them.
  • Restructuring of several degree programs in the UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
  • Proposal to increase tuition by 5 percent for 2005-06.
  • Proposal to approve the program statement and budget for student housing replacement at UNK. The program statement calls for construction of three residence halls and will provide suite-style accommodations for approximately 300 students. Total project cost is $20.2 million, to be financed by the issuance of revenue bonds.
  • Proposal to approve an eight-year licensing agreement between UNL and adidas for the exclusive sponsorship of the intercollegiate athletic programs at UNL. Over the eight years, adidas will pay $22.8 million, in cash and athletic apparel and equipment in exchange for signage and other promotional sponsorship.
  • Proposal to expand the UNL North Stadium project by $1 million to include skyboxes.
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