Sept. 16, 2010

Regents meet Thursday in Cedar Falls

by Anne Krapfl

The state Board of Regents meets Thursday, Sept. 16, at the University of Northern Iowa. A live audio stream of the meeting is available at the regents website.

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A live audio stream of the board's discussion is available at the regents website.

Agenda items from Iowa State include:

  • A flood update by vice president for business and finance Warren Madden and request to use emergency procedures (spelled out in the Iowa Code) for construction projects and purchases necessary for flood recovery.
  • A presentation by executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman and request to approve the university's 2010-15 strategic plan.
  • A proposal by president Gregory Geoffroy (requested in March by the board) to phase out state funding for the athletics department.
  • Requests to proceed with two renovation projects on the ground floor of Curtiss Hall that will centralize an array of student services in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Discussion of these items is expected to begin sometime after 10 a.m. The board begins its work at 8:30 a.m., but will first meet in a closed session and then as the committee of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.