April 28, 2014
The meeting will immediately recess to executive session and will reconvene in open session at 1:15 p.m. in the Bethancourt Grand Ballroom to consider action on the following items:
- Approval of new, increased and decreased tuition and fees (including proposed guaranteed tuition and fee rates) – A&M System;
- Approval of fiscal year 2015 operating budget – A&M System;
- Approval of the system capital plan for FY2015-2019 – A&M System;
- Approval to amend the FY 2014-2018 System Capital Plan to add the Human Clinical research Facility project at Texas A&M University with a fiscal year 2014 start date – A&M System;
- Approval of the establishment of the International Studies and STEM Academy and authorization to request approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Texas A&M International University.
The board will hear remarks regarding:
- Chairman’s remarks (includes welcome and recognitions and A&M System member highlights) – Phil Adams, chairman of the board;
- Student regent remarks (includes experiences as student regent, state of the student body, issues concerning students in the upcoming year and thoughts on effectiveness of student regent position) – Nicholas Madere, student regent;
- Chancellor’s remarks (includes academic program highlights and important research initiatives) – John Sharp, chancellor;
- Second quarter audit report, audit tracking report, EthicsPoint Hotline update and briefing on State Auditor’s Office statewide single audit reports – Cathy Smock, chief auditor.
The board will also consider various legal and personnel matters in executive session, including:
- Appointment of dean of the College of Education and Human Services Texas A&M University-Commerce. Appointment of deputy director, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service;
- Appointment of dean of the School of Law, Texas A&M.
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 $3.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 125,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $820 million and help drive the state’s economy.
Contact: Steven B. Moore