UT System Regents to meet Saturday

AUSTIN — The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting via telephone conference call at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St. in Austin.

The Board will meet in executive session to discuss and take appropriate action regarding the employment terms of compensation for Thomas J. Herman as the UT Austin head football coach. The Board will also consider proposed negotiated gifts with potential naming features.

The Board will then meet in open session to consider action, if any, on executive session items and to consider authorization for expanded flexibility in use of approximately $40 million in Available University Funds, previously allocated to UT Austin for the support of online and on-campus enrollment growth, for strategic purposes to benefit UT Austin including but not limited to support of educational purposes that complement and maximize positive impacts from potential gifts.

The meeting is expected to adjourn at about 5:30 p.m.

The full agenda is posted online, and the meeting will be webcast.  

Parking for the news media is available at the guard kiosk on Colorado Street between 6th and 7th streets.

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 221,000, 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’s operating budget for FY 2017 is $17.9 billion, including $3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. With more than 20,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates and many members of the National Academies – and nearly 80,000 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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