October 29, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System will meet Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1-2, in the Memorial Student Union Building on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
The board will convene in open session to consider items including:
- Approval to amend the FY 2013-FY 2017 capital plan to change the fiscal year start date for the Kyle Field renovation-Phase I Project at Texas A&M University—A&M System;
- Approval to amend the FY 2013-FY 2017 capital plan to add the Pandemic Influenza Facility Project for the A&M System with a FY 2013 start date—A&M System;
- Approval of preliminary authority for new Bachelor of Science degree with a major in petroleum engineering, and authorization to request approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board —Texas A&M International University; and
- Designation of the Regents Professor Awards and the Regents Fellow Service Awards for exemplary performance and professional service during FY 2011-12—A&M System.
The board will hear remarks regarding:
- Chairman’s remarks (includes welcome and recognitions, and system member highlights)—Richard A. Box, chairman of the board;
- Chancellor’s remarks (includes system member accomplishments, academic program highlights and important research initiatives)—John Sharp, chancellor;
- Update on implementation of system ethics and compliance program—Ray Bonilla, general counsel and Janet Smalley, system ethics and compliance officer;
- “Meeting the Goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015 and Planning for the Future,”—Fred Heldenfels, chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Raymund Paredes, commissioner of Higher Education;
- Presentation from Texas Veterans Commission—Thomas Palladino, executive director, Texas Veterans Commission; and
- Update on operational efficiencies at Texas A&M—Bowen Loftin, president, Texas A&M.
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 $3.5 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