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UT System Regents to meet Friday

The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 in Austin. The meeting will be held via telephone conference call on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th St.

Links to the agenda book and the live webcast for the meeting are posted online.

The Board will convene in open session at 1:30 p.m. and will immediately recess to executive session to discuss personnel and legal matters. The Board will reconvene in open session at about 1:50 p.m. to consider action, if any, on executive session items.

The Board also will discuss and consider a proposal by UT Southwestern for the formation of a health care network with Texas Health Resources as well as policies and procedures related to the approval of future tuition and fee rates at UT System institutions.

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

Parking for 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 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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