Texas Tech University System Regents to Meet August 6-7

Highlights of items to be discussed included. Meeting materials and a link to live streaming will be available online.

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will meet Thursday and Friday (August 6-7) in Lubbock. The meeting will take place in the Ballroom (Room 118) in the Texas Tech University Student Union Building (15th Street and Akron Avenue).

Below are highlights of the topics and items to be discussed at the upcoming meeting, including estimated times with periodic recesses. Meeting materials and a link to live streaming will be available online at http://www.texastech.edu/board-of-regents/meeting-materials.php. Parking for news media is available in the R07 lot in between the Student Union Building and Administration Building.

Thursday, August 6

9:55 a.m. – Swearing-in of newly appointed student regent Victoria Messer

10:00 a.m. – Call to Order; Meeting of the Board

10:05 a.m. – Executive Session

11:15 a.m. – Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Carr Scholarship Foundation

12:00 p.m. – Audit Committee

1:30 p.m. – Facilities Committee

  • Approve establishment of Stage I design budgets for multiple capital projects, which will be largely supported through Legislative appropriation of tuition revenue bonds.
    • College of Health and Human Sciences building at Angelo State University.
    • Experimental Sciences Building II at Texas Tech University.
    • North Expansion building and West Expansion addition on the Lubbock campus, Permian Basin Academic Facility on the Odessa campus and the Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center on the Amarillo campus at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
    • Medical Science Building II at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

3:00 p.m. – Finance and Administration Committee

  • Approve FY 2016 operating budgets for the Texas Tech University System Administration, Texas Tech University, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
  • Report on differential tuition at Texas Tech University.

3:45 p.m. – Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee

  • Approve appointments with tenure and conferrals of emeritus status at Texas Tech University, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
  • Approve concept for the establishment of an off-campus instructional site in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Approve two dual degree programs—a Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences/Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Biotechnology/Master of Business Administration—between the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University.
  • Approve the establishment of the Department of Otolaryngology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Following the adjournment of the Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee, the Board will recess no later than approximately 5 p.m.
 
Friday, August 7

8:30 a.m. – Call to order; Meeting of the Board

9:30 a.m. – Executive Session

11:55 a.m. – Meeting of the Board - Open Session

12:00 p.m. – Adjournment

About the Texas Tech University System
The Texas Tech University System is one of the top public university systems in Texas and the nation, consisting of four component institutions—Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso—and operating at more than a dozen academic sites and centers.  Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the TTU System has an annual operating budget of $1.7 billion and approximately 17,000 employees focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach.

In 2014, the TTU System’s endowment exceeded $1 billion, total research expenditures were approximately $215 million and total enrollment approached 47,000 students. Whether it’s contributing billions of dollars annually in economic impact or being the only system in Texas to house an academic institution, law school and health-related institution at the same location, the TTU System continues to prove that anything is possible.

CONTACT: Doug Hensley, Office of Communications & Marketing, Texas Tech University System, (806) 742-0057,doug.hensley@ttu.edu.