Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Board of Regents Meeting in Cookeville

The state's governing body that makes policy and financial decisions affecting Tennessee Tech University is holding a two-day meeting in Cookeville on Thursday and Friday. The Tennessee Board of Regents regularly holds its quarterly meetings and conducts official business at the institutions most directly affected by their actions.TBR regents and board staff will begin arriving in Cookeville this evening. Most business meetings and presentations will take place in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. Parking for meeting participants will be reserved along the Walton House driveway and in the temporary lot across from the Bryan Fine Arts building.Committee meetings will be held on Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m. The first committee meeting will be Finance and Business Operations, which will consider tuition and fees for the coming year. That meeting will be followed by the committees on Personnel and Compensation; Business, Community and Public Affairs; Academic Policies and Programs; Tennessee Technology Centers; and Audit.The full board will meet beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19. All meetings will be held in TTU's Bryan Fine Arts Building at 1150 North Dixie Ave. Meetings are open to the public and the press as observers. A full agenda and meeting materials are on the TBR web site, although you should note that the materials are 273 pages in length. The TBR is the nation's sixth largest higher education system, governing 45 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 26 technology centers, providing programs in 90 of Tennessee's 95 counties to more than 180,000 students. The meeting is expected to cause only minimal disruption to normal campus activities.