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Oct. 27, 2011

Regents wrestle with another tuition increase
  • First look at proposed 2011-12 tuition increases
  • Board request to simplify or better communicate the list of nonmandatory student fees by next year
  • Recognition of president Geoffroy's service to ISU
  • Start date of Jan. 16, 2012, for president Steven Leath
  • Naming buildings: Phase 2 of the biorenewables complex for the Sukup family and the remodeled small animal hospital for Christina Hixson, sole trustee of Lied Foundation Trust

Sept. 20, 2011

Second phase of biorenewables complex moves forward
  • Budget and project description for ABE wings of biorenewables complex
  • Refund State Gym portion of fall student recreation fees
  • FY13 ISU appropriation requests to state of Iowa
  • FY13 ISU capitals request for planning for a new biosciences building
  • Planned use of FY12 Grow Iowa Values Fund dollars
  • $130,000 of external improvements and $245,000 of internal upgrades to the Knoll before president Gregory Geoffroy's successor arrives

Aug. 4, 2011

Regents approve FY12 budget, honorary degrees, president's salary increase
  • Final approval of FY12 budget
  • Honorary degrees for Ben Allen, Daniel Gianola and George Belitsos
  • 4 percent salary increase in FY12 for president Geoffroy
  • IPR purchase of two Des Moines radio stations, KZHZ and KZHC
One year later
  • Aug. 2010 flood likely to cost ISU $4-6 million

June 8, 2011

Regents lay groundwork for presidential search
  • Parker Executive Search, Atlanta, and search committee makeup
  • FY12 salary increases: faculty, P&S, merit
  • Football training facility: schematic design and budget
  • Harl Commons in Curtiss Hall: schematic design and budget
  • Flood recovery update
  • New program approved: Bachelor of Design

April 27-28, 2011

Regents approve faculty promotions, Troxel Hall, outdoor sports complex
  • Faculty promotions, tenure awards for 2011-12
  • Final green light for Troxel Hall (teaching auditorium)
  • Final approval for outdoor sports complex
  • Presentations from four potential consultants in the ISU presidential search
  • Final approval of room and board rates for 2011-12
  • Approval of ISU's new post-tenure review policy
  • Reactivate the board's Economic Development Committee (last meeting was March 2007)
Regents approve Harkin institute
  • New ISU institute on public policy to be named for Sen. Tom Harkin
  • Allocation of 2011-12 mandatory student fees
  • Extend deadline (to June 30, 2011) for Phased Plus retirement program
  • 2011-12 parking permit rates
  • Name change for plant pathology department, to: plant pathology and microbiology
  • Five-year renewal period (2012-17) for the regent system's phased retirement program (no changes to the program)

March 23, 2011

Regents approve 5 percent tuition hike for in-state students
  • 2011-12 tuition and mandatory fees, differential tuition
  • Proposed room and board rates for 2011-12
  • Spring 2011 honorary degree: Robert Shelton
  • Revised budget for stadium video scoreboard and sound system
Sports complex moves into final design phase; regents ask for one more look
  • Outdoor sports complex: permission to begin final design
  • Proposed 2011-12 parking permit rates

Feb. 3, 2011

Five percent tuition hike request goes to regents; decision expected in March
  • 2011-12 tuition and mandatory fees: first look
  • Timeline for reviewing non-tuition related fees moved to coincide with tuition discussions
Estimates on summer flood, wind damage are coming down
  • Flood, FEMA update by Warren Madden: damage estimate closer to $30 million
  • Alumni survey results presented by Peter Orazem
  • New HVAC system for Laboratory Animal Resources in Vet Med
  • Revised budget for Willow residence hall improvements
  • Ames-ISU 41-year lease for university property that is site of intermodal transportation facility

Jan. 13, 2011

Iowa State gets green light to purchase Des Moines veterinary hospital
  • Iowa State will buy Iowa Veterinary Specialties for $4.5 million

Dec. 9, 2010

Regents approve faculty development proposals, agree to revisit the concept
  • 22 faculty development proposals at ISU for 2022-12
  • August flood update (mitigation strategy: 500-year-flood level plus 2 feet)
  • Lisa Nolan appointment to Vet Med dean post
  • New Swine Medicine Education Center in the College of Vet Med
  • New degree program: master of industrial design, in the College of Design

Oct. 28, 2010

Athletics department gets first green light for new outdoor complex
  • $10.7 milllion complex for soccer, softball, track and field
  • New video scoreboard ($4 million) for (north end of) Jack Trice Stadium
  • ISU annual technology transfer report, presented by Sharron Quisenberry

Sept. 16, 2010

Regents approve expedited flood recovery, phase-out of athletics subsidy
  • Expedited flood recovery processes, as outlined in the Iowa code
  • Phasing out state funds for athletics department at end of FY11
  • Schematic design and budget for Curtiss Hall student services mall
  • Begin project planning on Curtiss Hall's Harl Commons
  • Appropriations request to the state for FY12

Sept. 16, 2010

Iowa State keeps an eye on 2050 in new strategic plan
  • Regents approve Iowa State's five-year strategic plan (2010-2015)

Aug. 5, 2010

Troxel Hall proposal gets green light from regents
  • Proposed Troxel Hall, approved naming for Doug Troxel
  • Update to horticulture greenhouse building size, budget
  • New 3-year deferred compensation package for Geoffroy; base salary remains unchanged at his request
  • Bachelor's degree in industrial design
  • FY11 Grow Iowa Values Fund proposals
  • $28.2 million in academic building revenue bonds: Hach Hall, Vet Med phase 2
  • Purchase a computer system for C6 in order to complete research projects for U.S. Army and Air Force
  • Sell Norman Farm (38 acres) to the Committee for Agricultural Development
  • High-efficiency boilers to replace steam lines to Vet Med and Jacobson/Olsen

June 9, 2010

Regents approve FY11 budget, salary policy
  • FY11 salary increase policies approved for employee groups
  • TIAA-CREF contribution returns to 10 percent level in FY11
  • Final annual report on 2005-10 ISU strategic plan
  • Honorary degree (spring 2011) for chemist Harold Scheraga
  • 2010-11 misc. student fees (non-tuition related) approved
  • Program, name changes approved for College of Design

April 29, 2010

Proposed FY11 budget gets first look from regents
  • Limited number of salary increases in FY11
  • RIO3, Phased Plus program approved
Regents approve faculty promotions, further study of efficienty proposals
  • 2010-11 faculty P&T list
  • 12 projects for further study: inter-institutional efficiencies
  • 2010-11 parking permits
  • Distribution of 2010-11 mandatory student fees
  • New P&S compensation structure approved
  • Program termination (1) and additions (4)
  • 2010-11 room and board rates approved
  • Second bond sale for Rec Services project: $24 million
  • Honorary degree for Harold Brock at spring 2010 commencement
  • HVAC system for Vet Med laboratory animal resources facility

March 25, 2010

Regents get first look at proposed parking, room and board increases
  • 2010-11 parking permit fees
  • 2010-11 room and board rates
  • ISU honorary degree for alumnus Charles Manatt
  • New names for degree programs in apparel, educational studies and hospitality management department
  • Annual campus safety report
  • M.Ed. in educational leadership program in Ottumwa
RIO2 application deadline extended to June 1
  • Greenhouse replacement for hort department
  • State general fund support for athletics department
  • Four service areas to be studied for regent-wide consolidation, efficiency

Feb. 4, 2010

Regents approve tuition increase, rescind spring surcharge
  • Tuition increase for 2010-11
  • Return $100/student surcharge
  • Gov. Culver proposes $10.8 million in supplemental funding for current fiscal year
  • Recommendations from task force looking at student debt, student accessibility to the regent universities (Tahira Hira)
  • LOMIS: department, B.S. name changes in College of Business
  • Axel and Mary Peterson Charitable Trust: new need-based scholarships

Dec. 10, 2009

Regents approve spring surcharge
  • Spring semester 2010 $100 surcharge for students
  • New bid threshold ($25,000) for purchases
  • FY11 faculty development leaves

Oct. 29, 2009

Regents review 2010-11 tuition proposals
  • FY2010-11 tuition proposal
  • Planning for proposed student services mall in Curtiss
  • Final approval for vet med equine facility
  • Name change: Department of Music and Theatre
  • Building name: Sukup Basketball Complex
Regents approve budget reversion plan
  • ISU proposal for FY10 mid-year budget reversion

Sept. 17, 2009

Regents approve state funding request for next year
  • FY11 operating budget request
  • FY11 capitals request
  • Third bond sale involving Hach Hall: $26 million
  • Community College Policy Center

Aug. 6, 2009

Regents approve ISU budget, tweak radio station's budget
  • FY10 budget: final board approval
  • Universities (3) support of Iowa Public Radio
  • FY10 Grow Iowa Value Funds
  • Vet Med Small Animal Hospital and Renovation, $45.1 million
  • ISU land purchase: 40 acres south of Ames
  • Financing plan for basketball practice facility

June 11, 2009

FY10 budget changes may begin; final approval set for Aug. 5
  • Update on retirement incentive option
  • Update on extension restructuring
Regents approve salary policy, honorary degrees, pilot teacher program
  • Pilot teacher license program
  • Resident status for military personnel attending a regent university
  • Accreditation reports
  • Honorary degrees: Patricia Quinlisk and Jonathan Rich
  • Fall 2009 rate for Wilson residence hall
  • End M.S. program in veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine

April 30, 2009

Geoffroy outlines plans to absorb cuts and use federal stimulus dollars
  • Strategies for FY10 budget
  • Federal stimulus funds to ISU
  • ISU Extension restructuring plans approved
2009-10 parking rates, P&T list, student fees receive regent approval
  • $27 million rec services bond sale
  • 2009-10 P&T list
  • 2009-10 parking permits, parking fines
  • Honorary degree: Chan-Koo Park
  • 2009-10 student fees (mandatory and miscellaneous)
  • 2009-10 residence hall rates

March 18-19, 2009

ISU gets OK to proceed with retirement incentive option
  • Retirement incentive program
  • Parking fines increase
  • Rec project
  • Room and board rates
  • Biomedical center
  • Collective bargaining report
  • Campus safety
  • Stadium improvements
  • Storm sewer easement
ISU gets OK to proceed with early retirement option
  • Retirement incentive program
Regents to consider FY10 salary freeze next week
  • FY10 salary freeze
Target for cuts rises to 11 percent
  • Target for cuts rise to 11 percent
  • Strategic cuts

Dec. 11-12, 2008

Regents approve student sexual misconduct policies
  • Sexual misconduct policy
  • FY09 budget
  • Police report
  • Land gift
Regents approve tuition rates for 2009-10
  • Regents approve tuition rates for 2009-10

Oct. 29, 2008

Tuition and fees top regents agenda
  • First review of 2009-10 tuition and fees
  • First review of 2009-10 supplemental tuition for 4 student groups
  • Final approval of stadium improvements, phase 2
  • Approval of financing plan for rec services expansion plans
  • Approval of guiding principles (sexual assault policy)
  • Approval of Biobased Industry Center (Bioeconomy Institute)
  • Honorary degree for J. Dwayne McAninch

Sept. 26, 2008

Regents give ISU green light on new center, more renovation at Vet Med
  • Center for Biorenewable Chemicals is approved
  • Planning begins for Vet Med renovation, Phase 2
  • Appropriations requests to 2009 Iowa Legislature for FY10

Aug. 7, 2008

Basketball facility moves forward
  • Basketball facility moves forward
  • President Geoffroy receives 6.7 percent pay hike
  • FY09 budget includes $40.6 million in new or reallocated funds
  • Grow Iowa Values Fund dollars to support entrepreneurship
  • Budget revised for Memorial Union renovations
  • Budget for updating communications lines in campus buildings approved
  • ISU gets OK for high-performance computer system purchase
  • Regents universities participate in online "College Portrait" program

June 12, 2008

Regents approve ISU compensation plan
  • FY09 compensation plan approved
  • Web page to ease community college transfer checks
  • New programs: Culinary science, global resource systems, biological systems engineering, world languages and cultures
  • New names: Plant biology, insect science, agriculture and life sciences education
  • Board president lists four initiatives
  • Universities to review sexual assault policies

April 30-May 1, 2008
  • Recreation services facilities approved
  • Jack Trice Stadium plans approved
  • FY09 salary plans
  • FY09 parking permit rates approved
  • Residence hall rates approved
  • FY09 faculty tenure and promotions approved

March 11, 2008

Regents review proposed parking and residence rates for next year
  • Proposed parking rates
  • Proposed residence hall and meal plan rates
  • Egg Industry Center
  • Approved building names: Hach Hall, Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
  • Dormitory Revenue refunding bond sale approved
  • David Miles, Jack Evens elected

Feb. 7, 2008

Regents approve science complex, site prep for chemistry facility
  • Biorenewables research laboratory approved
  • Chemistry facility approved
  • Center for Carbon Capturing Crops approved
  • Total compensation package data request
  • Building demolitions (Fisher-Nickel Hall, Agricultural Engineering Shed, Industrial Education) approved
  • Tenure appeal
  • Farmland sale approval: Monona County
  • Academic building bond sale
  • Kenneth Quinn honorary degree approved
  • Meal reimbursement rate change
  • Memorial Union renovation approved

Dec. 4, 2007

Tuition set for 2008-09
  • Tuition increase approved

Oct. 31, 2007

Q&A: Police officers armed this week
  • Comprehensive Campus Safety and Security Policy

Sept. 18-19, 2007

Regents delay policy decisions on arming police, naming
  • Arming campus police discussed
  • New regent-level naming policy
  • East side dining centers design and budget approved
  • Stadium financing approved
  • Degree name changes: kinesiology
  • Voluntary computer lease program
  • Building name approved: King Pavillion

Aug. 1-2, 2007

In brief: Regents wrap-up
  • Campus security discussed
  • FY08 budget and presidential salary approved
  • Bond sale for stadium renovation postponed
  • Grow Iowa Values Funds
  • Building plans: bioprocessing research laboratory
  • Center name change: Center for Metabolic Biology
  • Farm sale: Monona County

Aug. 1-2, 2007

Salaries, student financial aid receive new dollars in proposed FY08 budget
  • Salary increases
  • Spending plans
  • Building plans: biorenewables research lab facility, Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Lab
  • Bond sale for chemistry building
  • FY08 proposed operating budget

June 17, 2007

FY08 salary policy goes to regents next week
  • Salary policy

June 12-13, 2007

Regents wrap-up
  • Stadium renovation financing approved
  • College name change: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • New degree programs: Ph.D. in business and technology, B.S. in bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Snedecor renovation approval
  • Property purchase: 36 acres along Elwood Drive
  • Geomechanics research lab planning
  • Compensation policy endorsed

Feb. 6, 2007

Athletics, Design projects move forward
  • Stadium plans approved
  • College of Design addition approved
  • Minority student retention task force
  • Department name change approval: kinesiology
  • Charter approval: Engineering Policy and Leadership Institute

Dec. 11, 2006

Admission index on regents agenda
  • Admission index

Nov. 8, 2006

Regents back ISU's bio future
  • ISU pledges to become leader in Biofuels; Regents pledge support
  • Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation

Oct. 6, 2006

Grape and wine institute gets regents' green light
  • Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute
  • Software engineering degree

Aug. 10, 2006

Regents adopt bioeconomy policy statement for universities

June 21, 2006

Several renovations in planning stages
  • Renovation plans approved: Jack Trice Stadium, Hilton Coliseum, Snedecor Hall, Oak-Elm dining centers, greenhouses
State funds, gifts will endow chairs, professor positions
  • State funds approved for endowed chairs, professor positions