March 14, 2014

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, March 21, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The Board meeting begins at 8 a.m. and committee meetings will begin at 10:40 a.m. Both the Board and committee meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

Following are highlights of the January Board meeting. A complete agenda is available online.

8 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

  • Establishment of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. (Addendum X-A-1)
  • Creation of undergraduate certificates in equine training management, irrigation technology and laboratory animal care at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Addendums X-A-4, X-A-5 and X-A-6)
  • Creation of a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and family advocacy at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. (Addendum X-A-7)
  • The budget and financing for upgrading energy management and monitoring systems and installing a new heating water system at UNMC, and the budget for expansion of the East Utilities Plant and electrical distribution projects at UNMC. (Addendums X-B-2, X-B-3 and X-B-4)
  • The lease of the CL Werner Cancer Hospital to The Nebraska Medical Center. (Addendum X-B-5)
  • Resolutions relating to financing of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project at UNMC. (Addendums X-B-6 and X-B-7)
  • Fund B fee allocations for 2014-15 at UNMC, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, UNK and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Addendums X-B-8, X-B-9, X-B-10 and X-B-11)
  • The program statement and budget for the Breslow Ice Center at UNL. This item was tabled at the Board’s January meeting to allow for continued discussion and is being brought back to the Board with the full support of the Business Affairs Committee. An operating agreement between UNL and the City of Lincoln for the ice center will be brought to the Board for separate approval when it is finalized. Construction on the project would begin when all funding commitments are in place and authorization to proceed is received from the NU president. (Addendum X-B-12)

10:40 a.m. (approximate): Business Affairs Committee

  • Topic: 2014-15 Operating Budget Planning and Biennial Budget Planning
    Presenters: University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken and Chris Kabourek, assistant vice president for business and finance and director of budget

  • Topic: Capital Planning Initiative
    Presenters:David Lechner, senior vice president for business and finance, and Greg Janks, principal at Sasaki

  • Topic: Annual Report – Fire Safety and Protection
    Presenter: Rebecca Koller, assistant vice president for business and finance and director of facilities management
Media Contact:
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications,
University of Nebraska