NU Board of Regents to Meet March 2

February 24, 2012

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, March 2, 2012, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 11 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

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

8 a.m.: Audit Committee
Topic: Internal Audit Function – Review and Next Steps
Presenters: President James B. Milliken and Michael Justus, NU assistant vice president and director of audit and advisory services

8:20 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee
Topic: Tax-Exempt Bonds – Compliance Policies
Presenter: David Lechner, NU vice president for business and finance

Topic: Fire Safety Update
Presenter: Rebecca Koller, NU assistant vice president for business and finance and director of facilities management

9 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee
Topic: Strategic Framework Report – Research Update
Presenters: Linda Pratt, NU executive vice president and provost; Pete Lipins, NU senior research analyst; Prem Paul, UNL vice chancellor for research and economic development; and Jennifer Larsen, UNMC vice chancellor for research

Topic: Strategic Framework Report – Workforce Development: Update on New Survey of Workforce Opportunities
Presenters: Linda Pratt; Susan Fritz, NU associate vice president for academic affairs and research; and Ronnie Green, vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Topic: Economic Impact – Building a Healthier Nebraska
Presenters: President Milliken and David Lechner

11 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

  • Establishment of the Center for Health Policy in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. (Addendum IX-A-2)
  • An agreement between the Nebraska Book Co. and the University of Nebraska at Kearney granting license to manage and operate bookstore operations on the UNK campus. (Addendum IX-B-3)
  • The program statement and budget for the East Stadium Athletic Performance Lab fit-out at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Addendum IX-B-4)
  • The Project Review Board’s recommendation for renovation and additions to the East Campus Recreation Center at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-5)
  • A lease agreement with the City of Ralston for use of the Ralston Sports and Event Center for University of Nebraska at Omaha men’s basketball games. (Addendum IX-B-7)
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University of Nebraska