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March 4, 2013 — Reports on strategic planning, safety and security, research funding and legislative action highlight the agenda for the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees during its regular meeting Thursday and Friday, March 7-8.
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Thursday in Room 506 of Coe Library. All meetings, except for executive sessions, are open to the public.
The business meeting, in which trustees take formal action on agenda items, is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Friday. Public testimony will be accepted at 11 a.m. Friday.
The board is scheduled to consider a small increase in student residence hall meal plans at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
UW Provost Myron Allen and Board of Trustees President Dave Bostrom are on the agenda to lead a discussion about University Plan 4, which will establish UW’s priorities for 2014-2020, at 2 p.m. Thursday.
At 10:15 a.m. Friday, the board is scheduled to discuss proposed construction contracts for UW’s Outreach, Research and Extension Center in Sheridan, and for a canopy connecting UW’s Education Building and Education Annex.
Chris Boswell, vice president for government and community affairs, is scheduled to give a report on the 2013 legislative session at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Gov. Matt Mead plans to meet with the board over lunch on Friday for an informal conversation with trustees. The governor and the board will then join other state and UW officials, including U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, at 1:30 p.m. at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility at the project site, located north of Lewis Street between 10th and 11th streets on the north side of UW’s campus.
Returning to Room 506 of Coe Library, before beginning their business meeting at 4:15 p.m. Friday, the board will hear these reports:
-- One regarding campus safety and security from Mark Collins, interim vice president for administrative operations, and Vice President for Student Affairs Sara Axelson.
-- Another about the faculty tenure and promotion process from Associate Provost Nicole Ballenger.
-- And a third from Bill Gern, vice president for research and economic development, about the university’s success in obtaining external research funding and economic development activities.
The complete agenda, along with a report that includes background information on agenda items, can be found on the Web at http://www.uwyo.edu/trustees/current-board-meetings/.