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March 8, 2007

UNM Regents to Meet March 12

The University of New Mexico Board of Regents will conduct its next regular meeting on Monday, March 12, 2007, beginning at 9 a.m. in ballroom B of the Student Union Building on the UNM main campus.

In addition to its regular meeting, the Board will participate in a Regents Luncheon at noon in the Sandia Room of the Student Union Building.


  1. Confirmation of a Quorum: Adoption of the Agenda
  2. Approval of Summarized Minutes of the February 14, 2007 Board of Regents
    Meeting and the Special Meetings February 17, 2007 and February 23, 2007
  3. Election of 2007-08 Officers of the Board of Regents
  4. Adoption of Board of Regents 2007 Meeting and Committee Schedule
  5. Adoption of Policy Concerning Public Notice of Regents’ Meetings
  6. Introduction of President David J. Schmidly
  7. Administrative Report from Acting President David Harris
  8. Appointment of Dr. Breda Bova as Chair, Presidential Inauguration Committee
  9. Appointment of Jerry Geist to Lobo Energy Board
  10. Comments from Regents Advisors
    Dr.Virginia Shipman, Faculty Senate
    Vanessa Shields, President Elect, Staff Council
    Joseph Garcia, President, GPSA
    Brittany Jaeger, President, ASUNM
    Roberto Ortega, President, UNM Alumni Association
    Robert Bovinette, Chair, UNM Foundation
  11. Comments from Regents
  12. Regent Committee Reports
    Academic/Student Affairs and Research Committee, Raymond Sanchez, Chair
    1. Approval of Chair holder for the Nunzio & Sheralyn DeSantis Endowed Chair in Pharmacogenomics
    2. Approval of Dual Status Masters in Public Health/MD Degree
    3. Approval of Graduate Certificate in Instruction for Students with Intensive Social, Language and Behavioral Needs
    4. Approval of Associate Degree in Fine Arts
    5. Approval of UNM- Los Alamos Geographic Areas of Responsibility
    6. Approval of UNM-Gallup Geographic Areas of Responsibility
    7. Approval of UNM-Taos Geographic Areas of Responsibility
    8. Approval of UNM-Valencia Geographic Areas of Responsibility
    9. Approval of Honorary Degree Candidates
      Information Items:
    10. Enrollment Trends and Policy Issues
    11. Graduation Task Force Report

      Finance and Facilities Committee, John “Mel” Eaves, Chair

      HSC – Health Sciences, Jack Fortner, Chair
    12. Approval of Permanent Appointments and Reappointments for Medical Staff (2/2/07)
    13. Approval of Carrie Tingley Hospital Advisory Board Appointments
      Information Items:
    14. UNMH Dashboard Report
    15. UNMH CEO Report
  13. Public Comment
  14. Executive Session : Vote to close the meeting and to proceed in Executive Session
    1. Discussion and determination where appropriate of limited personnel matters pursuant to Section 10-15- 1.H (2) NMSA (1978).
    2. Discussion and determination where appropriate of matters subject to attorney-client privilege pertaining to threatened or pending litigation, pursuant to Section 10-15-1.H (7), NMSA (1978).
    3. Vote to re-open the meeting.
    4. Certification that only those matters described in Agenda Item XIV were discussed in Executive Session and if necessary, ratification of actions, if any, taken in Executive Session.
  15. Adjournment

A copy of the agenda will be available 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 http://www.unm.edu/news/Regents'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.



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