NU Board of Regents to meet March 29

March 22, 2019

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, March 29, 2019, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 11 a.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be audio-streamed live at

The meeting will lead off with presentations on the university’s efforts to meet Nebraska’s workforce demands in critical STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, as well as a report on NU’s economic impact across the state. The university has partnered with Tripp Umbach, a leading independent firm, to analyze its impact by campus, region and legislative district.

Highlights of the March Board meeting are below. A complete, detailed agenda is available here.

9 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee
Topic: Technology and Nebraska Workforce Development
Presenters: Lance Perez, dean, UNL College of Engineering; Timothy Burkink, dean, UNK College of Business and Technology; and Hesham Ali, dean, UNO College of Information Science and Technology

9:45 a.m.: Student Regent Updates
Topic: Campus Updates from Student Regents
Presenters: Logan Krejdl, UNK; Hunter Traynor, UNL; Sarah Hotovy, UNMC; and Renata Valquier Chavez, UNO

10:15 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee
Topic: The University of Nebraska’s Economic Impact on Nebraska
Presenter: Paul Umbach, president and founder, Tripp Umbach

11 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

Items for the Board’s consideration include:

  • Creation of a graduate certificate in rural economic and community vitality in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. (Addendum IX-A-3)
  • Creation of bachelor’s degrees in medical humanities at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. (Addendum IX-A-5)
  • Creation of a STEM TRAIL Center at UNO. (Addendum IX-A-7)
  • A change in the budget to the Williams Science Hall renovation at UNMC to create space for Academic Services and the High School Alliance. (Addendum IX-B-3)
Media Contact:
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications,
University of Nebraska