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UT System Regents to meet March 7

The University of Texas System Board of Regents will hold a special meeting by telephone conference call on Friday, March 7, in Austin.

The agenda book for the meeting is available online .

The Board will convene in open session at 10:30 a.m. to consider agenda items related to delegation of authority regarding the new Employer Identification Number (EIN) application for UT Rio Grande Valley and the approval of authorization for UT Austin’s participation in the Giant Magellan Telescope project.

Following consideration of open session agenda items, the Board will recess into executive session at 10:45 a.m. to discuss legal issues and personnel issues related to the search for a president of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The Board will reconvene in open session at about 11:55 a.m. to consider action, if any, on executive session items.

The meeting is expected to adjourn at approximately 12 p.m.

Members of the media may listen to open session portions of the meeting on the ninth floor of Ashbel Smith Hall, 201 W. 7th Street. Media parking is available at the guard kiosk on Colorado Street between 6th and 7th streets.

About The University of Texas System

Educating students, providing care for patients, conducting groundbreaking research and serving the needs of Texans and the nation for more than 130 years, The University of Texas System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States, with nine academic universities, six health institutions and a fall 2013 enrollment of more than 213,000. The UT System confers more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees, educates two-thirds of the state’s health care professionals annually and accounts for almost 70 percent of all research funds awarded to public universities in Texas. The UT System has an annual operating budget of $14.6 billion (FY 2014) including $3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. With more than 87,000 employees, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.