November 29, 2014

Texas A&M System Board of Regents to Meet Nov. 1-2

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:

A live streaming video link to the meeting will be available at the system home page (or Note: The link to the video is only active while the meeting is in session.

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
(979) 458-6023