May 23, 2014

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, May 30, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10:45 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

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

9 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee

Topic: Strategic Framework Report – Research Update

Presenters: Susan Fritz, NU interim executive vice president and provost; Jennifer Larsen, UNMC vice chancellor for research; Ken Bayles, UNMC associate vice chancellor for basic science research; Prem Paul, UNL vice chancellor for research and economic development; and Susan Sheridan, director of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools at UNL

10 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee

Topic: Budget

Presenters: David Lechner, NU senior vice president and CFO; and Chris Kabourek, NU assistant vice president for business and finance and director of budget

10:30 a.m.: Break

10:45 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

  • Creation of a bachelor’s degree in integrated science in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Addendum IX-A-6)
  • Creation of a professional certificate in health policy in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. (Addendum IX-A-7)
  • Creation of a bachelor’s degree in music in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. (Addendum IX-A-8)
  • The 2014-15 operating budget and tuition rates for the University of Nebraska and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Addendums IX-B-2 and IX-B-3)
  • The operating agreement between UNL and the City of Lincoln for the John A. Breslow Ice Hockey Center at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-4)
  • The program statement and budget for the construction of an addition to and renovations in the Student Life Center at UNMC. (Addendum IX-B-8)
  • Purchases of property in Omaha to be used for purposes consistent with UNMC’s long-range capital plans. (Addendums IX-B-10, IX-B-11 and IX-B-12)
  • The program statement and budget for the Willis A. and Janet S. Strauss Performing Arts Center addition and renovation at UNO. (Addendum IX-B-15)
  • The program statement and budget for the Milo Bail Student Center renovation at UNO. (Addendum IX-B-16)
  • The naming of the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center at UNO. (Addendum IX-B-19)
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