NU Board Of Regents To Meet Jan 29

January 25, 2016

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a legislative update and brief remarks from the State Auditor’s office, followed by the Business Affairs Committee meeting at 9 a.m. that will include a presentation on the results of an independent analysis of the University of Nebraska’s impact on the state’s economy. The analysis was conducted by Tripp Umbach, a leading national consultant.

The Board meeting will begin at 10 a.m. All 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 here.

  • 8:30 a.m.: State Auditor’s Office Presentation
    Presenter: Mark Avery, audit manager

  • 8:40 a.m.: Legislative Update
    Presenter: Sen. Galen Hadley, Speaker of the Legislature

  • 9 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee
    Topic: University of Nebraska Economic Impact Study
    Presenter: Paul Umbach, founder and president, Tripp Umbach

    Topic: Budget Update
    Presenter: Chris Kabourek, assistant vice president and director of budget and planning

  • 9:45 a.m.: Break

  • 10 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

Items for the Board’s consideration include:

  • Establishment of the Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Addendum X-A-1)

  • Establishment of the Fredrick F. Paustian Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the College of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. (Addendum X-A-2)

  • Creation of a Master of Medical Nutrition degree in the College of Allied Health Professions at UNMC. (Addendum X-A-3)

  • Approval of Phase II tenant improvements to build out Innovation Studio at Nebraska Innovation Campus. (Addendum X-B-3)

  • Approval of the naming of the Love North addition at UNL the “Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons.” (Addendum X-B-5)

  • Approval of the project and budget, and related bond resolution, for the 2016 utility infrastructure upgrade project at UNMC. (Addendums X-B-6 and X-B-7)

  • Approval of the selection of The Clark Enersen Partners and RDG Planning and Design to provide design consulting services for the new Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning at UNMC. (Addendum X-B-8)

  • Approval of 2016-17 residence hall room and board rates at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Addendum X-B-11)
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