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/
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