Board of Regents Meeting

: May 15, 2020

Location: Teleconference

USHE BOARD OF REGENTS
TELECONFERENCE
FRIDAY, May 15, 2020

AGENDA

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM FINANCE AND FACILITIES COMMITTEE

ACTION:

  1. Southern Utah University – Campus Master Plan TAB A
  2. Southern Utah University – Investment Policy Revision TAB B
  3. University of Utah – Lease Agreement TAB C
  4. University of Utah – Series 2019 Revenue Bonds TAB D
  5. USHE – Series 2020 Student Loan Revenue Bonds TAB E
  6. USHE – 2021 Performance Funding Allocations TAB F

 

INFORMATION:

  1. Utah State University – Trustee Property Action TAB G
  2. USHE – Institutions’ Health Plan Changes TAB H

 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ACTION:

  1. Resolutions
  2. General Consent Calendar TAB L
  3. Adoption of Policy R430, Deep Technology Initiative TAB M

 

INFORMATION:

  1. 2019-2020 USHE Annual Report TAB N
  2. CTE/TE Discussion
  3. COVID-19 Discussion

 

BOARD OF REGENTS

TELECONFERENCE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020

 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Minutes

 

Regents Absent

N/A

Regents Present                                                                                                           

  • Harris Simmons, Chair
  • Nina R. Barnes, Vice Chair
  • Jesselie B. Anderson
  • Lisa-Michele Church
  • Wilford W. Clyde
  • Sanchaita Datta joined late-was not available for any votes
  • Alan E. Hall joined late-was not available for any votes
  • Marlin K. Jensen
  • Ron Jibson
  • Patricia Jones
  • Steven Lund
  • Crystal Maggelet
  • Sheva Mozafari
  • Cristina Ortega
  • Robert W. Prince
  • Mark Stoddard
  • Thomas E. Wright

 

Office of the Commissioner

  • Dave R. Woolstenhulme, Interim Commissioner of Higher Education

 

Institutional Presidents Present                                                                         

  • Ruth V. Watkins, University of Utah
  • Noelle Cockett, Utah State University
  • Scott L Wyatt, Southern Utah University
  • Astrid S. Tuminez, Utah Valley University
  • Richard B. Williams, Dixie State University
  • Deneece G. Huftalin, Salt Lake Community College
  • Brad L. Mortensen, Weber State University
  • Brad J. Cook, Snow College

 

Chair Simmons called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m. He welcomed everyone to the last meeting of the Board of Regents 50 year history.

 

Committee of the Whole

 

Resolution for Bob Garff (TAB I)

Chair Simmons read a resolution honoring Bob Garff. Regent Wright made a motion approve the resolution; Regent Anderson seconded the motion and the motion passed.

 

Resolution for J. Lynn Dougan (TAB J)

Chair Simmons read a resolution honoring former Regent J. Lynn Dougan. Regent Jones made a motion approve the resolution; Regent Jibson seconded the motion and the motion passed.

 

Resolution for Board of Regents (TAB K)

Chair Simmons read a resolution acknowledging the many years of service provided by the members of the Board of Regents. Regent Barnes made a motion approve the resolution; Regent Stoddard seconded the motion and the motion passed.

 

 

General Consent Calendar (TAB L)

On a motion by Regent Mozafari and seconded by Regent Prince the following items were approved on the Regents’ General Consent Calendar

 

  • Minutes – Minutes of the Board meeting March 11, 2020, Conference Call and March 26 & 27, 2020, Teleconference.
  • Resolutions of individual Board of Regents
  • Academic and Student Affairs Items
  • Finance and Facilities Items Grant Proposals
  • Awards

 

Adoption of Policy R430, Deep Technology Initiative (TAB M)

Geoff Landward noted this policy is a result of SB 96 which passed during the legislative session and established the Deep Technology Initiative. Regent Jones made a motion to approve as outlined in TAB M; the motion was seconded by Regent Jensen and the motion passed.

 

2019-2020 USHE Annual Report (TAB N)

Commissioner Woolstenhulme noted this is a culmination of the work done within the Commissioner’s office and Board of Regents. This is an information item only; no action was taken.

 

CTE/TE Discussion

Jessica Gilmore provided an overview of CTE/TE. This was a discussion item only; no action was taken.

 

COVID-19 Discussion

The Leavitt Partners provided updates on the Coivd-19 task force and facilitated a discussion on opening institutions again.  There was also a discussion on enrollment and budget issues. This was a discussion item only; no action was taken.

 

On a motion by Regent Lund and seconded by Regent Anderson, the meeting was closed.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

 

 

 

No additional documents are available for this meeting.