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Regents to Meet in Austin to Review Tuition and Interview U.T. Arlington Finalists for Presidency

The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19. The meeting will be conducted on the 9th floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th Street, Austin.

The agenda for November 18 includes an open meeting, beginning at 10 a.m., at which the board will discuss and take action on proposed tuition and fee plans, beginning with the spring semester 2004.

Detailed tuition proposals from U.T. System campuses are available at www.utsystem.edu/news/tuition.

On both days, the board will interview finalists for the presidency of U.T. Arlington. The interviews will be in executive session on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. After the interviews are concluded on Wednesday, any decision by the board on the appointment will be made in open session. The tentative time for a vote on the presidency is than 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Under state law, a governing board may not appoint a campus president unless the person has been named as a finalist at least 21 days prior to the appointment. Finalists for the presidency of U.T. Arlington were named on October 15.

The new president will succeed Charles Sorber, former president of U.T. Permian Basin and a former official at the System administrative offices in Austin, who has been serving as interim president of U.T. Arlington since March 1.

Parking for the news media on both days will be available at the guard kiosk on Colorado Street between 7th and 6th Streets.

This meeting has been posted with the Texas Secretary of State. The complete agenda book for the meeting can be viewed at http://www.utsystem.edu/bor/AgendaBook/11-18&19-03Meetingpage.htm.

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