NU Board of Regents to meet December 8
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

The Board will not vote next week on the “employee plus one” benefits expansion proposal that was outlined at the Board’s Oct. 28 meeting. Board Chairman Bob Whitehouse said: “Because of scheduling conflicts, not all members of the Board of Regents will be present at the Dec. 8 meeting, and I have been asked to schedule consideration of the ‘employee plus one’ proposal for a later date. The Board does plan to consider the proposal at a subsequent meeting.”

Following are highlights of the December Board meeting. A complete agenda and schedule is available here.

9 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee Topic: UNMC Energy Efficiency Loan Presenter: Ken Hansen, assistant vice chancellor for facilities management and planning, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Topic: UNL Master Plan Update Presenter: Harvey Perlman, chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

9:45 a.m. Academic Affairs Committee Topic: Update on the College of Public Health Presenter: Ayman El-Mohandes, dean, College of Public Health, UNMC

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

10:30 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

  • Elimination of the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at UNL. (Addendum IX-A-2)
  • Creation of a Ph.D. in exercise science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The program would help address a growing demand in Nebraska and regionally for exercise science professionals with advanced training. (Addendum IX-A-3)
  • Creation of a Ph.D. in biostatistics at UNMC. The program would provide students with the instruction and research experience necessary to become high-quality faculty members, researchers and leaders in biomedicine and public health in Nebraska and globally. (Addendum IX-A-4)
  • The budget for the replacement of the roof at the Animal Science Complex at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-3)
  • Installation of controls, HVAC renovations and energy commissioning in the Eppley Science Hall, Lied Transplant Center, Medical Science Building, Durham Research Center I and Durham Research Center II at UNMC, as well as an equipment lease purchase agreement. (Addendum IX-B-6)

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