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Texas A&M System Board of Regents to meet Jan. 31

NEWS RELEASE
January 29, 2013

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System will meet Thursday, Jan. 31, on the campus of Texas A&M University in the Board of Regents Meeting Room on Gene Stallings Blvd. and at the Bernard C. Richardson Zone.

The board will convene in open session to consider items including:

  • Approval of the project scope and budget, appropriation for construction services and approval for construction for the Pandemic Influenza Facility Project—A&M System;
  • Approval of a joint Bachelor of Science degree program in physics, and authorization to request approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board—Prairie View A&M University/Tarleton State University/Texas A&M University-Kingsville/West Texas A&M University/Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi;
  • Approval of a new Bachelor of Science in public health, and authorization to request approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board—Texas A&M Health Science Center;
  • Establishment of the Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation as a joint Texas A&M University and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Institute (TEES)—Texas A&M/TEES; and
  • Discussion of the concept paper to establish the Center for Translational Research on Aging and Longevity within the College of Education and Human Development—Texas A&M.

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; and
  • Legislative update—Guy Diedrich, vice chancellor for federal and state relations.

Copies of the meeting schedule and agenda are available at:  http://www.tamus.edu/regents/meetingmaterials/regular/

A live streaming video link to the meeting will be available at the system home page (or http://tamus.edu). 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 $3.3 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
(979) 458-6023
Syscomm@tamus.edu