Media Advisory NU Board Of Regents to Meet Sept 20

September 13, 2013

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 1 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

Following are highlights of the September meeting. A complete agenda is available here.

8:30 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee
Topic: Pinnacle Bank Arena
Presenter: Board of Regents Chairman Tim Clare

Topic: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Master Plan Update
Presenters: UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman; Gina Ford, landscape architect, Sasaki Associates Inc.; and Greg Havens, campus planning and design, Sasaki Associates Inc.

9:30 a.m.: Break

9:45 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee

Topic: Peter Kiewit Institute Plan Update
Presenters: NU President James B. Milliken; University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor John Christensen; and UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman

Topic: Strategic Framework Reports – Financial Aid and Enrollment Update
Presenter: Pete Lipins, NU institutional research senior analyst

Topic: Strategic Framework Report – Global Engagement and Study Abroad
Presenters: President Milliken; Thomas Farrell, NU vice provost for global engagement; Shelby Andersen-Holt, UNO student; and John Glassman, UNL student

11:30 a.m.: Lunch and Board of Regents photograph

1 p.m.: Board of Regents meeting

During its meeting, the Board will consider a recommendation from the Executive Committee to extend the contract of President James B. Milliken by three years, to July 31, 2018. Milliken began as NU president in 2004 with a three-year contract. In 2006, the Board extended his contract by three years, until July 2010; and in 2009 the Board extended his contract by another five years, to July 2015. In addition to the contract extension, the Board will consider increasing Milliken’s salary from $420,757 to $431,276. Other terms of the contract are unchanged.

Board of Regents Chairman Tim Clare said the proposed contract extension and salary increase reflect the Board’s high degree of confidence in Milliken’s leadership.

“The University of Nebraska today is as strong as it has ever been, and that is a testament to the vision and leadership of President Milliken,” Regent Clare said. “He has kept the university focused on a set of strategic goals aimed at maximizing our service to the people of Nebraska and beyond. I am very pleased with the university’s progress in expanding affordable, quality education to more individuals, conducting research that is important to the people of our state, and helping to build a knowledge economy for Nebraska. We are fortunate to have President Milliken at the helm.”

The Board also will receive a written report on salary increases for the NU chancellors, which Milliken established effective July 1, 2013. The chancellors’ merit increases are as follows:

  • UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman: $341,053 in 2012-13 to $349,579 in 2013-14
  • UNMC Chancellor Harold Maurer: $443,367 in 2012-13 to $461,102 in 2013-14
  • UNO Chancellor John Christensen: $268,756 in 2012-13 to $275,475 in 2013-14
  • UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen: $231,480 in 2012-13 to $237,267 in 2013-14

The Board also will be asked to:

  • Accept the 2013-2022 physical and landscape master plan for UNL. (Addendum X-B-1)
  • Approve an early start to select portions of the Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex at UNL and approve the selection of RDG Planning and Design to provide design services for the project. (Addendums X-B-2 and X-B-3)
  • Approve the Stumpf Research Center Farm Lease Agreement between the University of Nebraska Foundation and NU Board of Regents. (Addendum X-B-8)
Media Contact:
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications,
University of Nebraska