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UT System Regents to meet Feb. 5-6

AUSTIN – The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 5-6, 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 6th and 7th streets.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 5

9:30 a.m. – Finance and Planning Committee

10:30 a.m. – Joint Meeting of the Audit Committee and Finance Committee

11:00 a.m. – Audit, Compliance, and Management Review Committee

12:30 p.m. – Health Affairs Committee

  • Remarks by UT MD Anderson’s Dr. James Allison, recipient of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

1:30 p.m. – Technology Transfer and Research Committee

2:30 p.m. – Facilities Planning and Construction Committee

3:30 p.m. – Academic Affairs Committee

4:30 p.m. – Recess

Thursday, Feb. 6

8:30 a.m. – Open session

  • Consideration of consent agenda items, including employment contracts for UT Austin’s men’s athletics director, head football coach and assistant football coaches
  • Update from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Raymund Paredes and Chairman Harold Hahn
  • Report on fundraising performance of UT System institutions
  • Discussion and appropriate action regarding implementation of recommendations of the Advisory Task Force on Best Practices Regarding University-Affiliated Foundation Relationships
  • Appointment of Dr. Charles A. Sorber as President Emeritus of UT Permian Basin

10 a.m. – Executive session

1 p.m. – Open session

  • Consideration of  amendments to Regents’ Rules and Regulations regarding authority and public statements on behalf of the Board; and consideration of a new rule regarding a policy on transparency, accountability and access to information
  • Establishment of a new Task Force on Intellectual Property Issues

1:30 p.m. – Adjournment


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