UT System Regents to Meet in Dallas Feb. 4 - 5

AUSTIN – The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System will meet Thursday and Friday, February 4 – 5, in Dallas. Meetings on both days will be held at the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building, 6001 Forest Park Road on The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas campus.

Out-of-town reporters may view the open sessions of the meeting via a live Webcast. (Thursday, Friday)

Parking for the news media will be available at the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building.

The Agenda Book for the meeting is available online.

Thursday, Feb. 4

10:00 a.m.  – Academic Affairs Committee; agenda items include:

  • Authorization to establish a Doctor of Physical Therapy at UT El Paso
  • Discussions on academic leadership matters related to cost containment strategies

The Board will convene at 11:30 a.m. and immediately recess into executive session to discuss negotiated gifts, personnel, legal and real estate matters. Any action will be taken in open session.

1:00 p.m. – Facilities Planning and Construction Committee; agenda items include:

  • Campus Master Plan update from UT Medical Branch

2:00 p.m. – Health Affairs Committee; agenda items include:

  • Authorization to name the campus extension in Laredo as The University of Texas Health Science Center Regional Campus
  • Proposed approval of new “doing business as” name, logo and brand identity at UT Health Science Center – Houston

3:00 p.m. – Finance and Planning Committee

3:45 p.m. – Joint Meeting of the Finance and Audit Committees

4:00 p.m. – Audit, Compliance, and Management Review Committee

The Board will recess at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 5

The Health Affairs Committee will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. to discuss funding streams for UT System health institutions – opportunities and challenges.

10:00 a.m. – Student, Faculty, and Staff Campus Life Committee

The Board will reconvene in open session at 10:30 a.m.; agenda items include:

  • Remarks from Dr. Raymund Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, concerning initiatives and legislative priorities of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, including strategic planning, formula funding, and cost efficiencies
  • Report on development performance for the UT System institutions

The meeting will adjourn at approximately 12:00 p.m.