UT System Regents to meet Nov. 4-5

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4-5, in Austin. The meeting will be held on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St.

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

The meeting will be live tweeted from @utsystem.

Below are highlights from the Board agenda. All times approximate and more information about these items as well as additional agenda items can be found in the agenda book:

Wednesday, Nov. 4

9 a.m. – Health Affairs Committee

  • Consider approval of Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree program in the School of Health Professions at UT Health Science Center - San Antonio.
  • Report on the status of telemedicine in Texas by UT Medical Branch - Galveston President David Callender and Vice President for Telemedicine and Health Services Technology Alexander Vo.

10 a.m. – Audit, Compliance and Management Review Committee

11 a.m. – Academic Affairs Committee

  • Consider approval to create the UT El Paso School of Pharmacy and establish a Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.
  • Discussion and consider approval regarding UT Rio Grande Valley proposed mission statement.

11:30 a.m. – Facilities Planning and Construction Committee

  • Consider approval of recommendations for the East Campus Parking Garage project at UT Austin.

12:30 p.m. – Technology Transfer and Research Committee

  • Report on the progress of the UT Horizon Fund, which supports UT System-related start-up companies, by Julie Goonewardene, associate vice chancellor for Innovation and Strategic Investment and managing director of the UT Horizon Fund.

1 p.m. – Finance and Planning Committee

  • Consider approval of University Lands and UTIMCO operating budgets.

2:15 p.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • Annual meeting with officers of the UT System Employee Advisory Council.

3:15 p.m. – Executive session

4 p.m. – Recess

Thursday, Nov. 5

8:30 a.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • UT System Chancellor William H. McRaven will present his strategic vision and mission for the UT System.

10:15 a.m. – Executive session

12:30 p.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

1:30 p.m. – Adjourn

About The University of Texas System

Educating students, providing care for patients, conducting groundbreaking basic, applied and clinical research, and serving the needs of Texans and the nation for more than 130 years, The University of Texas System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. With 14 institutions and an enrollment of more than 217,000, the UT System confers more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees, educates almost two-thirds of the state’s health care professionals annually and accounts for almost 70 percent of all research funds awarded to public institutions in Texas. The UT System has an annual operating budget of $16.9 billion (FY 2016) including $3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. With about 20,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates – and more than 70,000 health care professionals, researchers, student advisors and support staff, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.

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