The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a legislative update from Speaker Jim Scheer, followed by Board committee meetings which will include a budget briefing from President Hank Bounds.
Bounds will lead the Board in a discussion about the state’s fiscal challenges and a university-wide approach for managing budget cuts. In his most recent letter to NU faculty and staff, Bounds said the university could be facing a $50 million budget gap by summer 2019 and that tuition, jobs and services are likely to be impacted.
The Board meeting begins at 10:45 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.
Following are highlights of the January Board meeting. A complete agenda is available here.
Presenter: Sen. Jim Scheer, Speaker of the Legislature
Topic: Online Worldwide
Presenter: Mary Niemiec, associate vice president for digital education and director of Online Worldwide
Topic: 2016 President’s Faculty Excellence Award Recipients
Presenters: Dr. Surinder Batra, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Dr. Bruce Johansen, University of Nebraska at Omaha; and Dr. Neal Grandgenett, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Topic: University of Nebraska Budget and Response Presenter: President Hank Bounds