NU Board of Regents to Meet Oct. 26

October 19, 2012

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at noon. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

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

8:30 a.m.: Opening comments from NU President James B. Milliken – Board of Regents Agenda and Strategy

8:40 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee
Topic: University of Nebraska at Omaha Arena
Presenters: John Christensen, UNO chancellor; Bill Conley, vice chancellor for business and finance, UNO; and Trev Alberts, director of intercollegiate athletics, UNO

Topic: Estimated Impact of Sequestration
Presenter: Chris Kabourek, NU assistant vice president and director of budget and planning

Topic: Energy Efficiencies
Presenters: Rebecca Koller, NU assistant vice president and director of facilities planning and management; John Amend, director of facilities management and planning, UNO; Lee McQueen, director of facilities management and planning, UNK; Mark Miller, assistant vice chancellor for facilities management and planning, UNL; and Ken Hansen, assistant vice chancellor for facilities management and planning, UNMC

9:50 a.m. (approximate): Break

10 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee
Topic: Strategic Framework Report: Financial Aid – Pell Grant Program
Presenter: Matt Hammons, NU director of federal relations

Topic: University-Affiliated Research Center
Presenters: Lt. Gen. Robert Hinson, executive director, National Strategic Research Institute; Jennifer Larsen, vice chancellor for research, UNMC; Prem Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development, UNL; and Scott Snyder, associate vice chancellor for research, UNO

Topic: Campus Updates from Student Regents
Presenters: Regent Eric Kamler, UNL; Regent Devin Bertelsen, UNO; Regent Cameron Deter, UNK; and Regent Faisal Ahmed, UNMC

Topic: Strategic Framework Reports – Enrollment, Nebraska Top 25 Percent, Nonresident Student Enrollment and International Student Enrollment
Presenter: Kristin Yates, NU assistant vice president and director of institutional research

Topic: Rural Futures Institute
Presenter: Ronnie Green, vice president for agriculture and natural resources

11:30 a.m.: Lunch

Noon: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

  • Establishment of the Rural Futures Institute. (Addendum IX-A-1)
  • A new Bachelor of Science degree in applied climate science in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. (Addendum IX-A-2)
  • Establishment of the Center for Urban Sustainability at UNO. (Addendum IX-A-3)
  • The program statement and budget for renovation of Brace Laboratory at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-1)
  • The development team of America First Real Estate Group, LLC, the project scope for the mixed-use component of the 18th and R streets parking garage at UNL, and the associated ground lease and guaranteed annual payment and excess gross revenue sharing agreement. (Addendum IX-B-4)
  • Authorizing the president of the university to enter into a letter of intent with developers for construction of an arena at UNO. (Addendum IX-B-9)
  • Interlocal agreements with Douglas County and the City of Omaha for funding of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNMC. (Addendums IX-B-10 and IX-B-11)
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