December 1, 2015

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

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

  • 9 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee

Topic: Collaboration Initiative – Food for Health

Presenters: Susan Fritz, executive vice president and provost, and David Jackson, associate vice president for academic affairs

  • 9:25 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee

Topic: University of Nebraska 2016 Capital Plan

Presenters: President Hank Bounds and David Lechner, senior vice president for business and finance

  • 9:50 a.m.: Break
  • 10 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

Agenda items for the Board’s consideration include:

Approval of an extension to the contract of President Hank Bounds to June 30, 2020. (Addendum VIII-A-2)

Establishment of the Department of Biomechanics in the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. (Addendum IX-A-3)

Approval of 2016-17 residence hall room and board rates at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. (Addendum IX-B-2)

Acceptance of a gift from the Johnny Carson Foundation to support the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Addendum IX-B-3)

Acceptance of a gift from Ruth and Bill Scott to support the Frederick F. Paustian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and the Ruth and Bill Scott Endowed Presidential Chair of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. (Addendum IX-B-9)

Media Contact:
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications,
University of Nebraska