The University of New Mexico



Contact: Susan McKinsey, 277-1989

February 10, 2006

UNM Regents to Meet February 14

The University of New Mexico Board of Regents will conduct its next monthly Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 , at 1 p.m. in ballroom B of the Student Union Building on UNM's main campus.

In addition to the Adoption of the Agenda and the Approval of the Summarized Minutes of the January 10, 2006 Meeting, the January 19, 2006 Special Meeting and the January 25, 2006 Special Meeting of the UNM Board of Regents, the agenda includes Public Input Regarding Items on the Agenda; Acting President David Harris' Administration Report; Update on the Athletic Director Search; Approval of Proposed Labor Management Resolution; Comments from the Regents; and Comments from Regents' Advisors.

Reports from the Regents' Academic/Student Affairs Committee include Approval of New Undergraduate Degree in Health Medicine and Human Values. Information items include GPSA Resolution Concerning the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Graduate Studies Task Force Report.

There will also be reports from the Advancement Committee and the Development Committee.

Reports from the Regents' Finance and Facilities Committee include Meeting Summary from January 9, 2006 and Amended Meeting Summary December 12, 2005; Disposition of Surplus Property on List Dated 1/24/06; Approval of Regents' Endowment Allocations for FY 2005-06 and FY 2006-07; the Endowment for Academic Excellence: Approval of Transfer of Estate Funds into the Endowment for Academic Excellence; Approval of Amendment to Endowment for Academic Excellence Guidelines; and Approval of Transfer of Funds for Scholarships and Statewide University Advocacy Initiatives; and Contract Approvals: Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences: Nu Plasma HR Multi-collector Mass Spectrometer and UNMH: Proposed Agreement with First Choice Community Healthcare for UNM Care Initiative Patients.

Additional reports from the Regents' Finance and Facilities Committee include Approval of:

Purchase of Gurley Avenue Property Gallup Campus, UNM West Land Transaction State Land Office, Mesa del Sol Investment Option Advent Solar and Operating Agreement with Sandia Foundation for UNM Press Building; Approval of UNM Series 2005 Bond Interest Earnings for Capital Projects; Approval of: Scholes Hall Renovations, Centennial Engineering Center and Installation of a new 800-ton Chiller at the Central Plant of the UNMH; Approval of International Programs; Approval of Proposed KNME EBS Lease Agreement; Approval of Implementation of New Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum and Tuition/Fee Increase Fall 2006; and Approval of Fiscal Watch Report.

Information items from Finance and Facilities include Mid-Year Budget Review; Contract Information: UNMH-RFP 66-05 Upgrade to Existing CT Scanning System: Emotion 16 Upgrade; University's Substitution of Liquidity Providers; Briefing on Forty-Year Water Plan; Update of Student Residence Fire Detection and Suppression; and Interpreter Lawsuit Settlement Progress.

Reports from the Regents' Health Sciences Committee include Approval of Permanent Appointments and Reappointments to UNMH Medical Staff and Approval of Expansion of Privileges, Michael Contreras, MD.

The Board will also conduct an Executive Session for a discussion and determination where appropriate of limited personnel matters pursuant to Section 10-15-1.H (2) NMSA.

A copy of the agenda will be available at the Zimmerman Library Reserve Desk and at University Communication and Marketing (Cornell Parking Structure) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. The agenda will also be available on the UNM web page at'Agendas.htm no later than 24 hours before the meeting.

Individuals with disabilities in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified signed language interpreter or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in a Board of Regents meeting should contact University Communication and Marketing. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats and individuals who need accessible formats should also contact University Communication and Marketing.


The University of New Mexico is the state's largest university, serving more than 32,000 students. UNM is home to the state's only schools of law, medicine, pharmacy and architecture and operates New Mexico's only academic health center. UNM is noted for comprehensive undergraduate programs and research that benefits the state and the nation.