Regents meet on campus Sept. 12

The state Board of Regents will meet at Iowa State Wednesday, Sept. 12. The full board is scheduled to meet for approximately 90 minutes (1:15-2:45 p.m., Memorial Union Sun Room). The morning (9 a.m.-noon) is reserved for meetings of board committees: Education and student affairs, audit and investment, and University of Iowa hospitals and clinics.

Audio of all the board's open sessions is live-streamed on the board's website.

Iowa State agenda highlights include:

  • State appropriations requests for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013. By law, the board must submit funding requests for next year to the state by Oct. 1. The governor and Legislature use the requests in building their proposed state budgets.
  • A report from the committee tasked in June with proposing a five-year plan to eliminate the practice of setting aside tuition dollars for student financial aid. The committee's assignment includes recommending other funding options.
  • A presentation by ISU faculty members Elwynn Taylor (agronomy) and Chad Hart (economics) on the environmental and economic impacts of this year's drought.

As part of their day in Ames, board members also are scheduled to tour the Cyclone Sports Complex (3:30 p.m.), scheduled for completion later this fall, and attend the dedication of the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine (4:30 p.m.).