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UT System Regents to meet May 13-14

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents will meet Wednesday and Thursday, May 13-14, 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.

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

Wednesday, May 13

9:15 a.m. – Audit, Compliance and Management Review Committee

  • Report on Systemwide audits
  • Presentation on the UT System Endowment Compliance Program

10:15 a.m. – Finance and Planning Committee

  • Discussion related to the approval of annual distributions from the Permanent University Fund, Permanent Health Fund, Long Term Fund and Intermediate Term Fund
  • Consideration of the allocation of funds for a Shared Services spend analytics project to increase Systemwide collaboration and efficiency

11:15 a.m. – Technology Transfer and Research Committee

  • Report on the UT System Innovation Framework 2014 initiative to create an Entrepreneurship Academy Network
  • Report on activities and accomplishments of Texas FreshAIR, a strategic initiative designed to help create partnerships between industry and university researchers

12:45 p.m. – Academic Affairs Committee

  • Discussion related to the approval of the East Campus Master Plan at UT Austin
  • Consideration of tuition and fee proposals for the UT Rio Grande Valley (academic and medical school programs) and Dell Medical School at UT Austin

1:45 p.m. – Health Affairs Committee

  • Consideration of the request to approve name of a new brain institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center in honor of Peter O’Donnell, Jr.
  • Report on the activities and accomplishments of UT System’s three National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers – UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, UT Southwestern and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Discussion related to the approval of funds to support the UT System Diabetes Obesity Control Initiative

2:45 p.m. – Facilities Planning and Construction Committee

  • Discussion related to final approval of design development for the UT Rio Grande Valley Science Building
  • Discussion related to final approval of design development for a Radiation Therapy Building at UT Southwestern

4 p.m. – Recess

Thursday, May 14

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

  • Recognition of UT Austin Men’s Swimming and Diving Team for their 11th National Championship
  • Recognition of recipients of the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities
  • Discussion related to proposed appointments to the Board of Directors Of The University of Texas Investment Management Company
  • Discussion and appropriate action regarding authorization to sell O. Henry Hall to the Texas State University System
  • Report from the Blue Ribbon Panel regarding admissions procedures at UT Austin
  • Report on the official launch of Influuent, a research experts tool designed to promote research collaboration across the System
  • Consideration of several proposed changes to Regents’ Rules

12:15 p.m. – Executive Session

  • Discussion related to the hiring of a chief executive director for the Texas Energy Research, Education, and Engineering Institute

1:45 p.m. – Meeting of the Board in open session

  • Consideration of action, if any, on executive session items
  • Consideration of any deferred open session items

2 p.m. – Adjourn