PULLMAN, Wash. – A series of reports from Washington State University students, faculty, alumni and staff organizations and supplemental capital and operations budget requests for 2014 will top the agenda when the university’s Board of Regents holds its regularly scheduled meeting here this Friday. The Regents meeting will convene at 8 a.m., Sept. 6, in Room 206 of the Compton Union Building and is expected to conclude that same day.
The Regents will accept several annual reports from a variety of university leaders and organizations during the meeting, including WSU Regents Chair Connie Niva, WSU President Elson S. Floyd, the Associated Students of WSU, the Graduate and Professional Student’s Organization, the Administrative Professional Advisory Council, the WSU Alumni Association and the WSU Foundation.
Among action items for the board are approval of 2014 Supplemental Operating Budget requests, including a $1 million request to add two additional programs at the University Center of North Puget Sound and a $3.6 million request to address maintenance and operations funding shortfalls through 2015 for the newly constructed, Vancouver Applied Technology Classroom Building, the Pullman Veterinary Medical Research Building, and the Spokane Riverpoint-Biomedical Health Sciences Building. A $500,000 operating budget request for matching funds in support of a WSU application for a Federal Aviation Agency-designated Center of Excellence for Aviation Jet Fuel and Environment is also slated for action.
Supplemental 2014 Capital Budget requests scheduled for consideration include a $5.3 million request to fund design of Phase 2 of the Global Animal Health Building Complex and $5 million request to make significant programmatic and modernization improvements to aging or outmoded university facilities.
The Regents will also consider a request to approve schematic design documents for the $20 million re-construction of the Chief Joseph Village Apartments and participate in a focus discussion with representatives of WSU’s Greek community.