(Feb. 7, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio will host the University of Texas System Board of Regents for a Feb. 8-9 meeting at the UTSA Main Campus. As the governing body of the UT System, the board holds regular meetings in February, May, July, August, November and December, alternating meetings among the system's nine universities and six health institutions.
Conducting meetings at the various institutions gives regents an opportunity to observe first-hand the operations and newest features of an academic or health campus. The visits also allow regents direct interaction with students, faculty and staff to receive important feedback on the board's actions that have a direct impact on the institutions.
During the visit, regents will see some of UTSA's newest facilities on a personal tour led by UTSA President Ricardo Romo, who also will outline some of the university's latest developments. Additionally, William Henrich, president of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, will present to the board an update on his institution's activities.
The regents meeting at UTSA will include reports from committees on technology transfer and research, facilities planning and construction, finance, compliance, academic affairs, health affairs and enhancing giving programs. Combined committee meetings and board meetings are conducted over a two-day period with committee meetings usually on Day 1 and the general board meeting on Day 2. The board also holds special called meetings as necessary.
San Antonio businessman William Eugene "Gene" Powell is the chairman of the UT System Board of Regents. Powell is a UT Austin alumnus with B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees, both in finance. Raised in Weslaco, Texas, he is a native of the Rio Grande Valley.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents
The UT System Board of Regents is composed of nine members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. Terms for regents are six years each and staggered so that three members' terms usually expire on Feb. 1 of odd-numbered years. Additionally, the governor appoints a student regent for a one-year term.
Throughout the more than 100-year history of the UT System, the board has been composed of dedicated and distinguished Texans who have been strong advocates of excellence in academic programs, scientific inquiry and responsible public service.
Ron Ellis conducts the student instrumental ensemble in a free concert that is open to the public.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
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