February 6, 2012
The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System will meet Thursday, Feb. 9 on the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in the University Center’s Lone Star Ballroom A and B.
The board will convene in open session to consider items including:
- Approval of FY 2013 operating budget guidelines—A&M System;
- Approval of a new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program in advanced nursing practice, and authorization to request approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board—Prairie View A&M University;
- Approval of a joint Doctor of Philosophy degree program in rangeland ecology management, and authorization to request approval from the THECB—Texas A&M University/Tarleton State University;
- Authorization to offer a Doctor of Education in supervision, curriculum and instruction degree program via distance education at the Commerce Metroplex facility in Mesquite, Texas and the Rockwell ISD in Rockwall, Texas—Texas A&M University-Commerce;
- Establishment of the Center for Railway Research—Texas Transportation Institute; and
- Approval of the project scope and budget, appropriation for construction services, and approval for construction Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP) facility project— Texas A&M.
The board will hear remarks regarding:
- Chairman’s remarks (includes welcome and recognitions, commitment to affordable higher education and system member highlights)—Richard A. Box, chairman of the board;
- Chancellor’s remarks (includes report on agency and campus tours: academic program highlights, important research initiatives and campus building projects)—John Sharp, chancellor;
- A&M-Corpus Christi update—Flavius Killebrew, president and CEO;
- Presentation, “The Freight Shuttle System: An Innovation in Freight Movement”—Dennis Christiansen, director of Texas Transportation Institute;
- Committee update—Regent Elaine Mendoza, chair, Committee on Academic and Student Affairs;
- System construction projects authorized by the Board of Regents—Dan Kennedy, director of project planning; and
- Presentation on the A&M System’s financial report for FY 2011—Greg Anderson, chief financial officer and treasurer.
Copies of the meeting schedule and agenda are available at: http://www.tamus.edu/regents/meetingmaterials/regular/
About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $780 million and help drive the state’s economy.
Contact: Steven B. Moore