NU Board of Regents to Meet June 1

May 25, 2017

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The Academic Affairs Committee meets 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 June Board meeting. A complete agenda is available here. In addition to the agenda items below, the Board will consider the university’s operating budget and tuition rates for 2017-18 on June 1. Those items are being finalized following the recent completion of the legislative session and determination of the university’s state funding. Details will be released on Tuesday.

9 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee

Topic: Nebraska Food for Health Center
Presenter: Andrew Benson, W.W. Marshall Distinguished Professor of Biotechnology and Director of the proposed Nebraska Food for Health Center

Topic: Child Health Research Initiative
Presenters: John Sparks, chair, University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Pediatrics; and Carol Remmer Angel, M.D., Presidential Chair of Pediatrics

Topic: Global Center for Health Security
Presenters: Chris Kratochvil, M.D., associate vice chancellor for clinical research and vice president for research, Nebraska Medicine; Ken Bayles, associate vice chancellor for basic science research and director of biodefense research, National Strategic Research Institute; and John Lowe, assistant vice chancellor for interprofessional health security training and education

10 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

Items for the Board’s consideration include:

  • Approval of the appointment of Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., as interim chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. (Addendum VIII-A-1)
  • Approval of the naming of the new University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus residence hall the Massengale Residential Center in honor of former NU President and Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Martin Massengale. (Addendum VIII-B-6)
  • Establishment of the Nebraska Food for Health Center. (Addendum IX-A-3)
  • Establishment of the Child Health Research Institute at UNMC. (Addendum IX-A-4)
  • Establishment of the Global Center for Health Security at UNMC. (Addendum IX-A-5)
  • Approval of plans for renovation of Mabel Lee Hall at Nebraska-Lincoln. (Addendum IX-B-1)
  • Naming of the Dr. Edwin Davis and Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning at UNMC. (Addendum IX-B-5)
  • Approval of plans for renovation of the Joseph D. & Millie E. Williams Science Hall at UNMC. (Addendum IX-B-6)
  • Approval of an agreement with Adidas America, Inc. to provide sponsorship of UNO’s athletic programs. (Addendum IX-B-11)
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