Regents set to meet tomorrow morning

Tessa Duvall

The Board of Regents on Friday will take action on several items discussed during last month’s committee meetings.

President Gary Ransdell said he expects the meeting to be “fairly routine” and shorter than past meetings.

At the Board of Regents retreat, Ransdell said he told the Regents that he would like to expedite board meetings. This has meant having reports done for committee meetings so the whole board can simply ratify what is presented, Ransdell said.

The Board of Regents has four committees — Academic Affairs, Executive, Finance and Budget, and Student Affairs — each of which must approve action items before they can go to the full board. The full board then has the power to cast the final vote to approve or disapprove items.

Only the board in its entirety can approve things, Ransdell said.

Items up for discussion at today’s meeting include approval of a graduate certificate, first reading of proposed changes to the Regent bylaws and approval of personnel actions.

Additionally, final reports on enrollment, housing and meal plan numbers will be given, Ransdell said.