UT System Regents to meet Aug. 21-22

AUSTIN – The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 21-22, in Austin. The meeting will be held on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th Street. 

The agenda book and links to the live webcast for the meeting are available online. Parking for news media is available at the guard kiosk on Colorado Street between 7th and 6th streets.

Here are some highlights from the Board agenda (all times approximate):

Wednesday, Aug. 21

9:30 a.m. – Audit, Compliance and Management Review Committee

  • Report and recommendations on review of UT System compliance with the Texas Public Information Act

10:30 a.m. – Finance and Planning Committee

  • Quarterly performance report of the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO)

11:30 a.m. – Health Affairs Committee

  • UT Medical Branch report on the status of health professions education in Texas
  • Discussion on the impact of federal sequestration on UT health institutions

1 p.m. – Facilities Planning and Construction Committee

  • Amendment to the Capital Improvement Program to include a building for the UT Tyler College of Pharmacy

2 p.m. – Technology Transfer and Research Committee

  • Report on Texas FreshAIR, an initiative developed to promote partnerships between pharmaceutical companies and UT health institutions

2:45 p.m. – Academic Affairs Committee

  • Announcement of the 63 faculty members from the UT System’s nine academic institutions who will receive $25,000 each as recipients of the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards
  • Appointment of Miguel Nevárez, Ph.D., as President Emeritus of UT Pan American

4:15 p.m. – Recess

Thursday, Aug. 22

8:30 a.m. – Open session

  • Introduction of new Regents
  • Update on the implementation of numerous initiatives outlined in the UT System’s strategic plan, the Framework for Advancing Excellence
  • Reports from the Advisory Task Force on Best Practices Regarding University Affiliated Foundation Relationships, the Task Force on Employee/Student Relationships and the Task Force on Engineering Education for the 21st Century
  • Recognition of retiring Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Kenneth Shine, M.D.

11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. – Executive session

4:15 p.m. – Open session

  • The UT System’s 2014 fiscal year operating budget
  • Possible election of Board officers

5 p.m. – Adjournment

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