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News Release
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Texas A&M System Board of Regents to meet Nov. 3


COLLEGE STATION — The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System will meet Thursday (Nov. 3) on the campus of Texas A&M University in the Board of Regents Meeting Room on Gene Stallings Blvd. and in the H.D. Smith Operations Complex at the Texas Engineering Extension Service’s Brayton Fire Training Field.


The board will convene in open session to consider items including:


       Designation of the Regents Professor Awards and the Regents Fellow Service Awards for the fiscal year 2010-11;

       Approval of the project scope and budget, appropriation for construction services and approval for construction for the underclassman residence hall, phase II project — West Texas A&M University;

       Approval of the project scope and budget, appropriation for construction services, and approval for construction for the Momentum Sports Complex, phase I Project — Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi;

       Approval to amend the capital plan to add the Bringle Lake Village housing phase II and dining facility project with a FY 2012 start date — Texas A&M University-Texarkana;

       Approval of the preliminary proposal request to offer a new Master of Science in nursing degree program with a major in nursing education, a new Master of Science in nursing degree program with a major in nursing administration and a new Master of Music degree program with a major in music education — Tarleton State University;

       Approval of the preliminary proposal request to offer a Master of Science degree in computational science and a Master of Education with a major in agricultural and family education — Texas A&M University-Commerce;

       Approval of the preliminary proposal request to offer a new Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in Spanish — Texas A&M University-San Antonio; and

       Approval of a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering program and authorization to request approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board — West Texas A&M University.


The board will hear remarks regarding:


       Chairman’s remarks (includes welcome to Chancellor Sharp, updates on commitment to governance, excellence and transparency; highlights of service and outcomes; and announcement of recipients of Regents Professor Awards and Regents Fellow Service Awards for FY 2010-11) — Richard A. Box, chairman of the board;

       Chancellor’s remarks (includes updates on campus visits; recent activities, efficiencies and faculty recruitment initiatives; legislative update; update on National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine and Texas Institute for Preclinical Studies) — John Sharp, chancellor;

       Report of system construction projects authorized by the Board of Regents and a presentation on the campus master plan at Prairie View A&M University — Vergel Gay, chief facilities planning and construction officer; and

       Update on the Texas Engineering Extension Service — Gary Sera, director.


The board also will consider various legal and personnel matters in executive session, including:


       Appointment of director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station — A&M System;

       Appointment of the vice president for student affairs — A&M-San Antonio;

       Appointment of senior vice president/chief academic officer, vice president for academic affairs and vice president for finance — Texas A&M University at Galveston;

       Appointment of associate agency director — Texas Engineering Extension Service; and

       Authorization for the president to execute employment contract with the head women’s tennis coach — Texas A&M University.


Copies of the meeting schedule and agenda are available at:


A live streaming video link to the meeting will be available at the system home page (or Note: The link to the video is only active while the meeting is in session.


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 $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $772 million and help drive the state’s economy.

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