January 18, 2013

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. 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 a.m.:
Topic: State Auditor Presentation
Presenter: State Auditor Mike Foley

Topic: Legislative Update
Presenters: President Milliken and Ron Withem, associate vice president for university affairs and director of governmental relations

8:30 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee
Topic: Affordability Compact
Presenters: President Milliken and Chris Kabourek, assistant vice president and director of budget and planning

Topic: Campus Housing Update
Presenter: Susan Gildersleeve, director of university housing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Topic: Health Insurance Update
Presenter: David Lechner, senior vice president for business and finance

9:45 a.m.: Break

10 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee
Topic: Strategic Framework Report – Graduation Rates
Presenters: Susan Fritz, interim executive vice president and provost; Pete Lipins, senior research analyst; Charles Bicak, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, University of Nebraska at Kearney; Dan Shipp, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, University of Nebraska at Omaha; and Amy Goodburn, associate vice chancellor, UNL

11:30 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

  • Establishing the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior as an interdisciplinary research center at UNL. (Addendum X-A-1)
  • Creation of post-baccalaureate professional certificates in the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine and School of Allied Health Professions in six specialty areas: cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine technology, and radiation therapy. (Addendum X-A-2)
  • Creation of a joint Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy in biomedical informatics at UNO and UNMC. (Addendum X-A-3)
  • Amendments to the collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Regents and the University of Nebraska at Kearney Education Association for the 2013-15 biennium. (Addendum X-B-3)
  • Amendments to the collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Regents and the University of Nebraska at Omaha American Association of University Professors for the 2013-15 biennium. (Addendum X-B-4)
  • The program statement and budget for the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center at UNL. (Addendum X-B-5)
  • Residence hall room and board rates for 2013-14 at UNL, UNK, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and UNO. (Addendums X-B-6, 7, 8 and 9)
  • Authorizing the president, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the Board, to approve terms and conditions to complete the transfer of real estate at the UNO arena site from the University of Nebraska Foundation to the university for university purposes. (Addendum X-B-10)
  • The program statement and budget for the construction of a new College of Pharmacy and Center for Drug Discovery building on the UNMC campus. (Addendum X-B-11)
Media Contact:
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications,
University of Nebraska