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Texas A&M University System Board of Regents
News Release
Monday, February 06, 2012

COLLEGE STATION — The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System will meet Thursday, Feb. 9 on the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in the University Center’s Lone Star Ballroom A and B.

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

•     Approval of FY 2013 operating budget guidelines — A&M System;

•     Approval of a new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program in advanced nursing practice, and authorization to request approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board—Prairie View A&M University;

•     Approval of a joint Doctor of Philosophy degree program in rangeland ecology management, and authorization to request approval from the THECB — Texas A&M University/Tarleton State University;

•     Authorization to offer a Doctor of Education in supervision, curriculum and instruction degree program via distance education at the Commerce Metroplex facility in Mesquite, Texas and the Rockwell ISD in Rockwall, Texas — Texas A&M University-Commerce;

•     Establishment of the Center for Railway Research — Texas Transportation Institute; and

•     Approval of the project scope and budget, appropriation for construction services, and approval for construction Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP) facility project —  Texas A&M.

The board will hear remarks regarding:

•     Chairman’s remarks (includes welcome and recognitions, commitment to affordable higher education and system member highlights) — Richard A. Box, chairman of the board;

•     Chancellor’s remarks (includes report on agency and campus tours: academic program highlights, important research initiatives and campus building projects) —John Sharp, chancellor;

•     A&M-Corpus Christi update — Flavius Killebrew, president and CEO;

•     Presentation, “The Freight Shuttle System: An Innovation in Freight Movement” — Dennis Christiansen, director of Texas Transportation Institute;

•     Committee update — Regent Elaine Mendoza, chair, Committee on Academic and Student Affairs;

•     System construction projects authorized by the Board of Regents — Dan Kennedy, director of project planning; and

•     Presentation on the A&M System’s financial report for FY 2011 — Greg Anderson, chief financial officer and treasurer.

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 $780 million and help drive the state’s economy.

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