TTU System Regents to Meet October 8-9
Regents will have a two-day meeting on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock.
October 7, 2015 | Contact Doug Hensley
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will meet Thursday and Friday (October 8-9) 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, October 8
10:00 a.m. – Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Carr Scholarship Foundation
10:20 a.m. – Call to Order; Meeting of the Board
10:20 a.m. – Facilities Committee
- Approve a project to construct a new Honors Residence Hall at Texas Tech University
10:45 a.m. – Finance and Administration Committee
- Report on computer and information technology security at the TTU System and its components
11:50 a.m. – Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee
- Approve the division of the College of Arts & Sciences into the College of Science & Engineering and the College of Arts & Humanities at Angelo State University
- Approve the naming of the College of Health & Human Services and acceptance of a related gift at Angelo State University
- Approve the following degree programs at Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center:
- Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with a major in Restaurant, Hotel & Institutional Management in the College of Human Sciences
- Online Master of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics in the College of Human Sciences
- Electronic delivery of the existing Ph.D. in Special Education in the College of Education
- Electronic delivery of the existing Ph.D. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education in the College of Education
- Dual degree program, JD/MS in Biotechnology, between the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Law
- Online Master of Public Health
- Approve the establishment of the Transmountain Campus clinical departments of surgery, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
- Approve campus policies regarding Sexual Assault at the TTU System and its components
1:10 p.m. – Audit Committee
- Report on enterprise risk management process at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
2:00 p.m. – Executive Session
Following Executive Session, the Board will reconvene into open session and recess for the day no later than approximately 3 p.m.
Friday, October 9
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 $1.9 billion and approximately 17,000 employees focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and outreach.
In 2015, the TTU System’s endowment exceeded $1.1 billion, total research expenditures were approximately $215 million and total enrollment approached 50,000 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.