COLLEGE STATION – The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System will meet Thursday and Friday, Aug. 2-3, in the Board of Regents meeting room in the Board Annex and in the Bethancourt Grand Ballroom (2300 D&E) in the Memorial Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University.
The board will convene in open session to consider items including:
• Approval of fiscal year 2013 operating budgets—Texas A&M System;
• Approval of the project scope and budget, appropriation for construction services, and approval for construction for the Kyle Field District Plan Phase 2 at Texas A&M University;
• Approval of changes to the admissions standards for system member universities and the health science center for the 2013-2014 academic year—Texas A&M System;
• Establishment of the Texas A&M Institute for Sustainable Coastal Communities—Texas A&M;
• Establishment of the Smart Grid Center—Texas Engineering Experiment Station;
• Authorization for the chancellor and Texas A&M University president to take any and all action necessary to effectuate an administrative change bringing The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center under the administration of Texas A&M University, including amending the university’s table of programs to add first-professional degree program in medicine and requesting all necessary approvals from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board—Texas A&M System;
• Adoption of a resolution to change the names of the seven agencies of The Texas A&M University System to include “Texas A&M” in each agency’s name—Texas A&M System; and
• Authorization for the chancellor to take action to negotiate and execute a license agreement with Baylor University concerning the name of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, and authorization for the chancellor to change the name in accordance with such agreement, or, if negotiations are unsuccessful, change the name of the dental school to Texas A&M College of Dentistry—Texas A&M System.
The board will hear remarks regarding:
• Chairman’s remarks (includes welcome and recognitions, and system member highlights)—Richard A. Box, chairman of the board;
• Chancellor’s remarks (includes system member accomplishments, academic program highlights and important research initiatives)—John Sharp, chancellor; and
• “The Big Impact of Big Science: Drilling for Answers with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program”—Debbie Thomas, associate professor with the Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M.
Copies of the meeting schedule and agenda are available at: http://www.tamus.edu/regents/meetingmaterials/regular/.
A live streaming video link to the meeting will be available at the system home page (or http://tamus.edu). 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.