Board of Regents June meeting coverage

By Staff

Regents approve $4.11 billion budget
The CU Board of Regents on June 15 unanimously approved a budget of $4.11 billion for the 2017-18 fiscal year that begins July 1.

Board looks to streamline committee organization
The CU Board of Regents continued its progress toward reducing the number of regent committees from seven to four.

Strategic Vision Framework moves closer to completion
The CU Board of Regents last week received the first draft of the Strategic Vision Framework, a systemwide initiative that defines the future of the university system and campuses, outlines CU’s commitment to the state and identifies what sets it apart from other university systems across the country.

Interdisciplinary Studies Degree making progress
Work on the three-year, fully online, intercampus bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies is well underway, with an anticipated fall 2018 launch. Initiated in 2015 by Regent Stephen Ludwig, D-Denver, it will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies in as few as three years.

Sharkey takes helm of board
Sharkey succeeds Regent Irene Griego, D-Lakewood, who also was nominated for chair. In a secret ballot vote, Sharkey won 5-4. Republicans hold a 5-4 majority on the board.

Regents notes: Construction projects, coach contract OK’d
The CU Board of Regents on June 15 approved program plans and/or revisions to several capital construction projects across the campuses

Regents announce conclusion of Tumpkin inquiry
At a special meeting June 12 at 1800 Grant St., the Board of Regents announced the conclusion of an inquiry into the University of Colorado’s handling of accusations of domestic violence by former assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin.

Tenure list: June 2017
At its June 15-16 meeting at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the CU Board of Regents approved 77 awards and appointments of tenure.

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