Quarterly Board of Regents Meeting

AGENDA

University of Houston System
Board of Regents

DATE:      Wednesday, August 15, 2012

TIME:      12:00 p.m.

PLACE:      Hilton University of Houston Hotel
                    Conrad Hilton Ballroom, Second Floor
                    4800 Calhoun
                    Houston, Texas 77204

Chair:             Nelda Luce Blair
Vice Chair:    Mica Mosbacher
Secretary:     Jarvis V. Hollingsworth   

I.    Board of Regents Meeting
**Complete Board Package - 164 pages**

A.    
Call to Order

B.    Demonstration of nationally acclaimed research by Dr. Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, Director of the Laboratory for Non-Invasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems – University of Houston System

Item:    BOR-B

Supporting Document:

Action:  Information

C.    Open Forum

D.    Approval of Minutes:                                          

  • May 16, 2012, Board of Regents Meeting

Action:  Approval

II.     Committee Reports Listing Consent Docket Items for Board Approval

All action items considered and unanimously approved by the Academic and Student Success Committee, Item A, the Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee, Item B, and the Endowment Management Committee, Item C, held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012; and the Audit and Compliance Committee, Item D, and the Finance and Administration Committee, Item E, held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 are listed under each Committee Report as Consent Docket Agenda items requiring final board approval.

Pursuant to Board By-Law 6.9, any Regent may request that an individual item be removed from the Consent Docket Agenda and be considered by the full Board.

Item A – Academic and Student Success Committee Report – August 14, 2012

A.   Approval of Admission Standards for Freshmen at the University of Houston-Clear Lake – University of Houston-Clear Lake - A&SS-A1-7

Action:   Approval

Item B – Facilities, Construction and Master Planning Committee Report – August 14, 2012

B.   Approval is requested to update the University of  Houston-Sugar Land Campus Plan – University of Houston - FCMP-B2

Action:   Approval

C.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute a Facilities Development Agreement with the City of Sugar Land to allow for the development of basic infrastructure required for the future development of their leased property – University of Houston - FCMP-C3-7

Action:   Approval

Item C – Endowment Management Committee Report – August, 2012

D.   Approval is requested to liquidate the Charles John Quinones Endowment and transfer the proceeds to an operating account at the University of Houston – University of Houston System - EM-D8

Action:   Approval

E.   Approval is requested to liquidate the Sarah and Geoffrey Scholarship Endowment and transfer the proceeds to an operating account at the University of Houston – University of Houston System - EM-E9

Action:   Approval

F.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts for the sale of UH property in a residential area adjacent to the Texas Medical Center at or above the current appraised value of $11 million – University of Houston System - EM-F10-13

Action:
   Approval

Item D – Audit and Compliance Committee Report – August 15, 2012

G.   Report on Long-Range Internal Audit Plan for FY 2013-2015 – University of Houston System - AUDIT-G14

Action:   Approval

Item E – Finance and Administration Committee Report – August 15, 2012

H.   Approval is requested for ratification of the restoration and recovery services agreement and extensioin with Cotton Commercial USA, Inc. for the University of Houston System – University of Houston System - F&A-H15-21

Action:   Approval

I.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute Amendment No. 1 to Ground Lease Agreement between University of Houston System and Sugar Land 4B Corporation – University of Houston - F&A-I22-24

Action:   Approval

J.  Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute a ground lease between UHS, through its Center for Industrial Partnerships, with a Special Purpose Entity of approximately 5 acres at UH Sugar Land for technology development and educational programs - University of Houston - F&A-J25-30

Action:   Approval

K.  Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute a lease between UHS Center for Industrial Partnerships and Special Purpose Entity for Center to lease approximately 47,000 square feet of 60,000 square foot building to be constructed for technology development and educational programs - University of Houston - F&A-K31-36

Action:   Approval

L.   Approval is requested to purchase campus-wide Microsoft licenses for the University of Houston – University of Houston - F&A-L37-38

Action:   Approval

M.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts with Taconic Farms not to exceed $1.7 million – University of Houston - F&A-M39-40

Action:
   Approval

N.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute a contract with Groome Transportation for providing shuttle bus service to the University of Houston not to exceed $12 million  – University of Houston - F&A-N41-42

Action:   Approval

IV.    Committee Report Item(s) not Addressed in the Consent Docket but requiring Final Board Approval

O.   Approval is requested for a Declaration of Higher Educational Purpose related to the City of Sugar Land’s development and use of 52 acres, leased by UHS to the Sugar Land 4B Corporation, for a Theater and Festival complex – University of Houston System - A&SS-043-49

Action:  Approval

P.   Approval is requested to delegate authority to the Chancellor to negotiate and execute contracts up to $85 million for the design and construction of Phase One of the New Football Stadium at the University of Houston – University of Houston - F&A-P50-52

Action:   Approval

V.      Board of Regents Items (continued)

E.   Resolution in Appreciation – Grover S. Campbell – University of Houston System

Item:    BOR-E2

Action:  Approval

Supporting Documentation:

  • Resolution in Appreciation - Grover S. Campbell - BOR-3-4

F.   University of Houston Faculty Senate President will highlight faculty-driven initiatives to improve student’s education – University of Houston

Item:    BOR-F5

Action:  Information

G.   Presentation on Meeting the Goals of Closing the Gaps by 2015 and Planning for the Future – University of Houston System

Item:    BOR-G6

Action:  Information

H.   Presentation – Overview of UHS policies and procedures for investigating and acting on reports of non-compliance and criminal activity – University of Houston System

Item:    BOR-H7

Action:  Information

Supporting Documentation:

  • Overview of UHS policies and procedures for investigating and acting on reports of non-compliance and criminal activity - University of Houston System - BOR-H8-9

I.  Introduction of Executive Director, Office of Governmental Relations, University of Houston/University of Houston System

Item:    BOR-I10

Action:  Information

Supporting Documentation:

J.   Update on Stadium Complex - University of Houston

Item:    BOR-J13

Action:  Information

K.   Approval of Current Board of Regents Planner for FY2013 – University of Houston System

Item:    BOR-K14

Action:  Approval

Supporting Documentation:

  • Current Board of Regents Planner for FY2012 - BOR-K15-16

L.   Approval of Proposed Calendar of Dates for the FY2012-FY2013 UH System Board of Regents Committee/Board Meetings – University of Houston System

Item:    BOR-L17

Action:  Approval

Supporting Documentation:

  • Proposed Board Calendar for FY2012-FY2013 - BOR-L18-19

M.  Approval is requested of the proposed revision to Board of Regents Policy 21.10 – Sponsored Research Grants and Contracts – University of Houston System

Item:    BOR-M20

Action:  Approval

Supporting Documentation:

  • Redlined copy of proposed revision to Board of Regents Policy 21.10 - BOR-M21

M.   Election of Board Officers for FY2012-2013 – University of Houston System

Action:  Approval

IV.   Chancellor’s Report:  System Profile and Accomplishments  

V.   Chair’s Report:  Board Initiatives 

VI.   Executive Session 

1.   Section 551.071 – Consultation with System Attorneys

2.   Section 551.072 – Deliberations Concerning Purchase, Lease or Value of Real Property

3.   Section 551.073 – Deliberations about Negotiated Contracts for Prospective Gifts or Donations

4.   Section 551.074 – Personnel Matters, Including Appointment, Evaluation or Dismissal of Personnel

VII.   Report and Action from Executive Session

VIII.  Adjourn