The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet on the Anchorage campus for a two-day meeting June 7 and 8. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, in Room 107 of the Gorsuch Commons and continues at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 8, in the same location. Board members will accept public testimony at 10 a.m. Thursday and again at 9 a.m. Friday.
The June meeting traditionally has a substantial agenda, as this is the final opportunity to get projects in front of the regents before fiscal year-end. Agenda topics include acceptance of FY13 operating and capital budgets, approval of FY14 budget guidelines and approval of bylaw amendments.
The facilities and land management committee will review multiple capital projects, including the Mat-Su Valley Center for Arts and Learning, UAA and UAF engineering buildings and upgrades to electrical systems and dining services on the UAF campus. The board will also hear updates on the UAA sports arena, UAF life sciences building and deferred maintenance spending reports from throughout the system.
The board will have an opportunity to tour the UAA Health Sciences Building, listen to a presentation on the new Fisheries Seafood Maritime Initiative and hear from host campus UAA.
On Wednesday, June 6, the regents will meet with members of the Alaska State Board of Education. It will be the first time in a decade that the two boards have held a joint meeting. They will discuss the direction of education in Alaska and how to work more effectively together to address significant education issues impacting Alaska students. That evening the current and past regents and trustees of the University of Alaska Foundation will gather for a joint reception.
A complete agenda with reference materials is available online at www.alaska.edu/bor.