Board of Regents Meeting

: January 24, 2020

Location: University of Utah

USHE BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
ALUMNI HOUSE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020

AGENDA

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Finance and Facilities Committee
Location: Sorenson/Boyer

 

Action:

  1. USHE – Affordability Task Force TAB A

 

Information:

  1. USHE – Institutional Financial Summaries TAB B
  2. USHE – Space Utilization Report 2018-19 TAB C
  3. USHE – Auxiliary Enterprise Operations Report TAB D


8:00 AM – 9:15 AM –
BREAKFAST MEETING
STATE BOARD OF REGENTS,
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PRESIDENT WATKINS, COMMISSIONER WOOLSTENHULME

Discussion and Executive Session (if needed)
Location: Dumke

 

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM – TRANSITIONAL BREAK

 

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM – COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Location: Ballroom C

 

  1. Welcome – President Watkins
  2. Resolution
  3. Commissioner’s Office Update
  4. Update on Governance
  5. Committee Reports TAB E
  6. USHE – Student Aid Project TAB F
  7. Review of Communications Protocol
  8. Legislative Update TAB G
  9. Consent Calendar TAB H

 

Projected times for the various meetings are estimates only.  The Board Chair retains the right to take action at any time. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during this meeting should notify ADA Coordinator, 60 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84180 (801-321-7124), at least three working days prior to the meeting.  TDD # 801-321-7130.

STATE BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
JANUARY 24, 2020

Contents of Minutes

Attendance ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

USHE – Affordability Task Force……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

USHE – Institutional Finance Summaries …………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

USHE – Space Utilization Report 2018-19 ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

USHE – Auxiliary Enterprise Operations Report…………………………………………………………………………………. 1

Resolution …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2

Commissioner’s Office Update ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………2

Update on Governance……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2

Committee Reports…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2

USHE – Student Aid Project……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2

Review of Communications Protocol …………………………………………………………………………………………………..2

Legislative Update ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..2

General Consent Calendar ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2

Adjournment …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3

BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MINUTES

Regents Present
Harris Simmons, Chair
Nina R. Barnes, Vice Chair
Jesselie B. Anderson
Lisa-Michele Church
Wilford W. Clyde
Sanchiata Datta
Alan E. Hall
Marlin K. Jensen
Patricia Jones
Steven Lund
Crystal Maggelet
Sheva Mozafari
Cristina Ortega
Robert W. Prince
Mark Stoddard

Regents Absent

Ron Jibson
Thomas E. Wright

Office of the Commissioner

Dave R. Woolstenhulme, Interim Commissioner of Higher Education
Rich Amon, Associate Commissioner for Planning, Finance and Facilities
Julie Hartley, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs
Geoffrey Landward, Assistant Commissioner and Board Secretary

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
Michael Lacourse for Richard B. Williams, Dixie State University
Deneece G. Huftalin, Salt Lake Community College
Brad L. Mortensen, Weber State University
Brad J. Cook, Snow College

Finance and Facilities Committee

USHE – Affordability Task Force (TAB A)

  • This item is to appoint an Affordability Task Force.

USHE – Institutional Finance Summaries (TAB B)

  • This item provides a financial template to better understand USHE institutional finances. This is an information item only; no action was taken.

USHE – Space Utilization Report 2018-19 (TAB C)

  • This annual report is an information item only; no action was taken.

USHE – Auxiliary Enterprise Operations Report (TAB D)

  • This annual report is an information item only; no action was taken.

Minutes of Meeting January 24, 20209 Page 2

Chair Simmons called the meeting to order at 8:14 a.m.

On a motion from Regent Mozafari and seconded by Regent Datta, the Regents met in executive session for the sole purpose of discussing the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of individuals and pending or reasonably imminent litigation.

Committee of the Whole

Resolution

  • Regent Clyde read a resolution for former Regent Aileen Hales Clyde. On a motion to accept from Regent Clyde and seconded by Regent Jones, the motion passed.

Commissioner’s Office Update

  • Commissioner Woolstenhulme provided an update of office staff changes.

Update on Governance

  • Senator Millner provided updates on governance changes and noted it is still in the discussion stage. There was discussion among Regents and Presidents.

Committee Reports (TAB E)

  • Associate Commissioner Julie Hartley provided an update on the Academic and Student Affairs Committee as detailed in TAB E.
  • Regent Clyde provided an update on the Finance and Facilities Committee as detailed in TAB E. Associate Commissioner Rich Amon provided additional information as detailed in TAB B, C, & E.
  • Regent Anderson noted there was no committee meeting in December and no action items. Melanie Health and Carrie Mayne provided an update on the Workforce, Access, and Advocacy as detailed in TAB E.
  • This is an information item only; no action was taken.

USHE – Student Aid Project (TAB F)

  • Juliette Tennert, Kem C Gardner Institute provided an overview of the USHE: State Aid Project Report, which was completed by the Kem C Gardner Institute and detailed in TAB F.

Review of Communications Protocol

  • Geoff Landward reviewed communications protocol. Under the bylaws, the Commissioner and Regent Chair have been designated as the individuals who are responsible to respond on behalf of the Regents. All inquiries you receive should be forwarded to the Commissioner’s office.

Legislative Update (TAB G)

  • Spencer Jenkins noted TAB G provides key legislative dates and highlighted the Board of Regents meeting on February 14. The Commissioner’s office will provide weekly updates along with a link to all bills the office is tracking.

General Consent Calendar (TAB H)

  • On a motion by Regent Clyde and seconded by Regent Anderson the following items were approved on the Regents’ General Consent Calendar
    • Minutes – Minutes of the Board meeting November 15, 2019, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah.
    • Academic and Student Affairs Items
    • Repeal of Policies
    • Finance and Facilities Items
    • Grant Proposals
    • Awards

On a motion by Regent Barnes and seconded by Regent Mozafari, the meeting was closed.

Minutes of Meeting January 24, 2020 Page 3

The meeting adjourned at 11:02 a.m.

_____________________

Geoffrey Landward, Secretary

Date Approved: February 14, 2020