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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

UH System

Items approved at the Board of Regents meeting


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Dona Cornell, vice president for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, left, and Benjamin Wells, UH System student regent, middle, sit at Wednesday’s Board of Regents meeting. | Justin Tijerina/The Daily Cougar

From the Academic and Student Success Committee:

  • Request to reaffirm the policy statement regarding the use of race and ethnicity in student admissions; and
  • Request to confer honorary degrees to two individuals who have made significant contributions to the community and the University.

From the Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee:

  • Request to delegate authority to the chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts for the conveyance of a driveway access easement to the city of Sugar Land at the UH-Sugar Land campus; and
  • Request to delegate authority to the chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts for the conveyance of two easements and a sale of land to the Houston Parks Board at UH.

From the Endowment Management Committee:

  • Request to modify the UH System Investment Policy for Non-Endowed Funds;
  • Request to continue assessing the UH System Endowment at a rate of 1.5 percent for Fiscal Year 2014;
  • Request to liquidate four endowments from the UH System endowment fund and transfer three of the endowments to the UH Foundation and one to an operating scholarship at UH; and
  • Request to renew investment resolutions for the UH System.

From the Finance and Administration Committee:

  • Request to delegate authority to the chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts for the re-construction of Building 1A in the Energy Research Park;
  • Request to delegate authority to the chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts for the build-out of Building 5 in the Energy Research Park;
  • Request to delegate authority to the chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts for design and construction of the new Basketball Practice Facility at UH;
  • Request to delegate authority to the chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts for the design and construction of the Girard Street Parking Garage and Welcome Center at UH-Downtown;
  • Request to delegate authority to the chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts for the sale of UH properties acquired through gifts and to use local brokers as needed;
  • Request to delegate authority to the chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts associated with the sale of land by the UH System to the Houston Parks Board;
  • Request to delegate authority to the chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts for the purchase of land by UH-Victoria;
  • Request to delegate authority to the chancellor to negotiate and execute insurance policies for FY2014;
  • Request to delegate authority to the chancellor to negotiate and execute a contract for financial advisory and arbitrage rebate compliance service for the UH System;
  • Request to write of Accounts and Notes Receivables for FY2013; and
  • Request to modify the banking resolution governing the UH-D operating account at Bank of America.

Other items:

  • Request to establish four-year fixed tuition rates for FY2015 and FY2016 at the UH System;
  • Request for the approval of changes made to the FY2015 and FY2016 variable-rate undergraduate and graduate tuition and fee rates for UH System campuses;
  • Request for the approval of changes to the mandatory student-recommended fees for UH System campuses; and
  • Request for the approval of changes to the voluntary and optional fee charges for FY2015 for UH System campuses.

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