The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 1 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.

Following are highlights of the October Board meeting. A complete agenda and schedule is available here.

8:30 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee
Topic: UNMC Facilities Plan Update
Presenter: Ron Schaefer, director of facilities planning and construction, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Topic: Energy Efficiencies
Presenters: Rebecca Koller, NU assistant vice president and director of facilities planning and management; John Amend, director of facilities management and planning, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Lee McQueen, director of facilities management and planning, University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ted Weidner, assistant vice chancellor for facilities management and planning, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Ken Hansen, assistant vice chancellor for facilities management and planning, UNMC.

Topic: Employee Benefits
Presenters: President Milliken and David Lechner, NU vice president for business and finance

10:15 a.m. (approximate): Break

10:30 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee
Topic: Campus Updates from the Student Regents
Presenters: Regent Lane Carr, UNL; Regent Elizabeth O’Connor, UNO; Regent Jordan Gonzales, UNK; and Regent Jeremy Peterson, UNMC

Topic: Campus Support – Students in the Job Market
Presenters: Charles Bicak, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and student life, UNK; David Crouse, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies, UNMC; B.J. Reed, interim senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, UNO; and Larry Routh, director of Career Services, UNL.

Topic: Strategic Framework Report on Enrollment
Presenter: Kristin Yates, NU assistant vice president and director of institutional research

11:50 a.m. (approximate): Lunch

1 p.m. Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:
  • Elimination of the Lentz Center for Asian Culture at UNL. (Addendum IX-A-2)
  • Elimination of the Center for Albanian Studies at UNL. (Addendum IX-A-3)
  • Selection of Sinclair Hille Architects to provide design services for the East Campus Recreation Center at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-2)
  • Naming of the Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center at UNL, in recognition of a generous gift from Donald Voelte and Nancy Keegan toward the nanoscience center. (Addendum IX-B-3)
  • Expenditure of about $2.2 million for capital improvements at Nebraska Unions and University Housing facilities at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-4)
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