NU Board of Regents to meet Sept. 16

September 9, 2016

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

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

9 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee

Topic: Addressing Nebraska's Nursing Shortage
Presenter: Juliann Sebastian, dean, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing

Topic:National Strategic Research Institute – Reflections and Projections
Presenter: U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Hinson, founding executive director, National Strategic Research Institute

10:15 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

Items for the Board's consideration include:

  • An increase in the state-funded salary of President Hank Bounds, from $480,000 to $510,400. If approved by the Board, the increase would be effective July 1, 2016. Bounds also receives a privately funded supplemental salary of $20,000. (The Board also will receive a written report on chancellors’ salaries, established by the President, which became effective on July 1.) (Addendum VIII-A-1)
  • Establishment of the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center at the current Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, and elimination of the formal center designations for the Northeast Research and Extension Center, Southeast Research and Extension Center and Agricultural Research and Development Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Addendum IX-A-4)
  • Creation of a Master of Health Professions Teaching and Technology and a post-baccalaureate certificate in health professions teaching and technology in the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. (Addendums IX-A-7 and IX-A-8)
  • Creation of a Master of Science in computer science education in the College of Information Science and Technology and a computer science education graduate certificate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. (Addendums IX-A-9 and IX-A-10)
  • Creation of an undergraduate certificate in tribal management and emergency services in UNO’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service. (Addendum IX-A-11)
  • A budget increase for UNMC’s College of Nursing-Lincoln division building project and related bond resolution. (Addendums IX-B-4 and IX-B-5)
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