December 2021 Board of Regents Meeting

Dec. 16-17

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Agenda: December 2021 (PDF)


8:00 a.m. Sixth Floor, West Committee Room
Litigation Review Committee 
Regent Huebsch, Chair/Regent Farnsworth, Vice Chair
  1. Resolution to Conduct Non-Public Meeting of the Litigation Review Committee to Discuss Attorney-Client Privileged Matters – Review/Action – D. Peterson
8:00 a.m. Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Audit & Compliance Committee 
Regent Kenyanya, Chair/Regent Rosha, Vice Chair
  1. External Auditor Report – S. Paulson/K. Knudtson/J. Dockendorf
  2. Oversight of Compliance with Laws and Regulations – K. Bonneson
  3. Information Items – K. Kuhns/B. Kumher
9:15 a.m. Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Mission Fulfillment Committee
Regent Davenport, Chair/Regent Johnson, Vice Chair

15 min break to be taken at call of the Chair

  1. Annual Report on the Status of University Research & Commercialization of Technology – J. M. Oakes
  2. Encouraging Multidisciplinarity in Research and Teaching – R. Croson/J. M. Oakes/R. McMaster 
  3. Consent Report – Review/Action – R. Croson 
  4. Information Items – R. Croson 
Approximately 30 min Following Adjournment of Mission Fulfillment Committee
Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Audit & Compliance Committee 
Regent Kenyanya, Chair/Regent Rosha, Vice Chair
  1. Resolution to Conduct Non-Public Meeting of the Audit & Compliance Committee to Discuss Information Technology Security – Review/Action – B. Gulachek/B. Dahlin
Approximately 15 min Following Adjournment of Audit & Compliance Committee 
Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Finance & Operations Committee
Regent Mayeron, Chair/Regent McMillan, Vice Chair 

15 min break to be taken at call of the Chair

  1. Twin Cities Campus Master Plan – Action – M. Frans/M. Berthelsen/G. Havens
  2. Resolution Related to Operating Model for Twin Cities Campus Dining Program – Review/Action – M. Berthelsen/A. Keran 
  3. MPact 2025: Innovative Financing to Support Strategic Objectives – M. Frans/M. Volna
  4. President’s Recommended Supplemental 2022 State Budget Request – Review/Action – J. Gabel/M. Frans/J. Tonneson/B. Gulachek
  5. MPact 2025: Enterprise Risk Management Plan – M. Frans
  6. FY 2023 Budget Variables and Levers – J. Tonneson
  7. Consent Report – Review/Action – M. Frans
  8. Information Items – M. Frans


8:00 a.m. Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Governance & Policy Committee
Regent Verhalen, Chair/Regent Huebsch, Vice Chair
  1. Policy Amendments Related to Board-Required Reports – Review – B. Steeves/J. Langworthy
  2. Board of Regents Policy: Namings – Review – J. Gabel
Approximately 15 min Following Adjournment of Governance & Policy Committee 
Sixth Floor, Boardroom
Board of Regents Meeting 
Regent Powell, Chair/Regent Sviggum, Vice Chair
  1. Introductions – J. Gabel
    1. Vice President and Budget Director
  2. Approval of Minutes – Action – K. Powell
  3. Report of the President – J. Gabel
  4. Report of the Chair – K. Powell
  5. Receive & File Reports
    1. Quarterly Report of Grant and Contract Activity
    2. Eastcliff Annual Report
  6. Consent Report – Review/Action – K. Powell
    1. Gifts
  7. Report of the Faculty Consultative Committee/Senate Consultative Committee – N. Patterson
  8. MPact 2025 Update – J. Gabel
  9. 2021 University Performance and Accountability Report – Review – J. Gabel/R. Croson
  10. PEAK Action Plan – J. Gabel/M. Frans/K. Horstman/A. Laws
  11. Employment Agreement for Chief Auditor of the – Review/Action – K. Powell
  12. Employment Agreement for President of the – Review/Action – K. Powell 
  13. Report of the Committees
  14. Old Business
  15. New Business
  16. Adjournment
Committee Consent Reports: 

Finance & Operations: Purchase of Goods and Services $1,000,000 and Over; Capital Improvement Budget Amendment; Employment Agreements; Report on the Expense Patterns of Public Higher Education Institutions; Schematic Designs; Ratification of Additional Personal Holidays. 
Mission Fulfillment: Academic Program Changes; Conferral of Tenure; Human Fetal Tissue Research Report to the Minnesota Legislature.

Committee Information Items:

Audit & Compliance: Semi-Annual Institutional Compliance Officer’s Report; Institutional Conflict of Interest Report; Semi-Annual Controller’s Report.
Finance & Operations: Central Reserves General Contingency Allocations; FY 2021 Annual Financial Report; Administrative Cost Definition and Benchmarking Update; Annual Report on Targeted Business, Community Economic Development, and Small Business Programs; Commercial Paper Issuance Update; Semi-Annual Capital Project Management Report; Investment Advisory Committee Update; Quarterly Asset Management Report; Quarterly Purchasing Report.
Mission Fulfillment: University, Student, Faculty, and Staff Activities and Awards.

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