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UT System Regents to hold special meeting Monday

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2017 in the Board room on the second floor of the UT System Building, 210 West 7th Street.

The Board will meet in open session and immediately recess into executive session to consider the appointment of Dr. Peter Pisters, the sole finalist for the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center presidency, among other items.

The Board will reconvene in open session at approximately 4:50 p.m. to discuss the proposed development of a bid for management of Los Alamos National Laboratory and to consider action, if any, on executive session items.

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

Parking for the news media is available in the UT System garage on Lavaca between 7th and 8th streets. Take the garage elevator to the first floor lobby.

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 234,000 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 2018 is $18.3 billion, including $3.6 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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