Finances loom large at next Board of Regents meeting

Updates on budget, stimulus funding, efficiency slated for next week's agenda
By Staff

The latest budget outlook, federal stimulus funding, increased overall efficiency and academic rigor are among the topics to be presented by university administrators at the Board of Regents' regular meeting next week.

The board will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 11-12, at Research Complex 2, Room 2100, at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

Besides receiving administrative updates, the Board of Regents will recognize two of three newly nominated Distinguished Professors: William Arend, M.D., and John Cambier, Ph.D., both professors in the university's School of Medicine. The board will recognize a third Distinguished Professor nominee, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Professor Donald Klingner, Ph.D., in February during the regents' meeting at UCCS.

On Nov. 11, the regents will take action on a previously discussed plan to create the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition, Kathleen Bollard, associate vice president and academic affairs officer, will give a presentation on academic rigor, and Kelly Fox, vice president and chief financial officer, will join campus vice chancellors in updating the regents on budget-related issues.

On the same day, the regents will receive updates on federal stimulus funding, financial aid, student fees, the President's Task Force on Efficiency, and University Physicians Inc.

Before their Thursday business meeting, the regents are scheduled to meet over breakfast with the Aurora School Board as part of the university's community outreach efforts.