Regents recap

Summary of action taken at last week's board meeting
By Staff

At its Nov. 11-12 meeting at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the CU Board of Regents approved a lengthy slate of items. The board approved:

The establishment of the department of emergency medicine in the School of Medicine. Read more.

A resolution requiring the university to seek cost and resource savings through greater sustainability efforts, including the implementation of green building standards when possible. Read more.

A resolution calling for a new addition to regent policy guiding tuition, fees, scholarships and loans. Read more.

A resolution exempting the university from state travel policies, as provided by state law. Read more.

The appointments of Distinguished Professors William P. Arend, M.D., and John C. Cambier, Ph.D, and recognized former Vice Chancellor Teresa Berryman.

An amendment to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs facilities strategic plan update, providing for an on-campus location of Peak Vista, a community based, nonprofit health-care provider.

An amendment to the UCCS Science/Engineering budget that corrects language and allows for the university to spend all state money appropriated to the budget.

A revision to renovation plans for 1475 Lawrence St. for the Business School of the University of Colorado Denver. The new project cost of $44.55 million reflects a $5 million increase, which will be funded by gifts.

A third amendment to the purchase and sale agreement of the UC Denver Ninth Avenue campus, stating the closing of the sale will happen no later than March 30.

The establishment of the Japanese Studies Scholarship Fund, a pure endowment of the university for the benefit of the College of Arts and Sciences.

A $110 million supplemental credit facility for the purpose of providing capital construction and equipment funds to CU-Boulder through a treasury pool loan for the construction of the Systems Biotechnology Building.

A $5.75 million supplemental credit facility for building a basketball and volleyball practice facility at CU-Boulder.

A $51 million supplemental credit facility for new construction at CU-Boulder's Williams Village.

The execution of a plan document for the university's existing tax-sheltered annuity plan available to certain student employees.

The reappointments of Peter F. Steinhauer, D.D.S., and John W. Bliss to the board of directors of the Coleman Colorado Foundation, effective Feb. 10, 2010.

The reappointment of Steven Dawes to the board of directors of the University of Colorado Hospital Authority from the 3rd Congressional District for a term effective Aug. 1 through July 31, 2013.

Tenure appointments for: Tor Wager, associate professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience, CU-Boulder; Thomas N. Duening, associate professor and El Pomar Chair in business and entrepreneurship in the College of Business, UCCS; John Adgate, professor and chair in the department of environmental and occupational health in the Colorado School of Public Health.

Spring sabbaticals for Thomas Johnson, professor, integrative physiology, and M. Winslow Lundy, associate professor, libraries, both CU-Boulder.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Regents is set for Feb. 10-11 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.