UT System Regents to meet Wednesday

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 28 at 1111 Travis Street, in downtown Houston.

The Board will meet in open session to hear a report about UT System debt programs and debt capacity and to consider authorizing UT Southwestern to enter into a partnership with Texas Health Resources to build a medical office building and hospital in Frisco.

The Board will recess into executive session at about 10:35 a.m. and is expected to reconvene in open session at about 1 p.m. to discuss Available University Fund expenditures, budget issues, funding sources, roles and missions, and functions of UT System administration and to discuss preparation for the July 2017 Board Retreat.

The meeting is expected to adjourn at about 3 p.m.

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

Validated parking is available in the Travis Place Garage, 1110 Travis St. Please check in with security at 1111 Travis Street for directions to the meeting, which will be held on the ninth floor of the office building.

Doors to the meeting will open at 9:45 a.m.

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 228,000 students, the UT System confers more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees, educates approximately 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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