WSU Board of Regents hosts first meetings of the year Jan. 20–21

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PULLMAN, WA – The Washington State University Board of Regents will convene for its first meetings of the year Jan. 20 and 21.

To allow the public to observe the proceedings while mitigating risks related to COVID-19, committee meetings as well as Friday’s Board of Regents meeting will be broadcast online.

Thursday’s committee meetings will kick off at 9 a.m. with the Strategic and Operational Excellence Committee. These meetings are expected to continue until about 4 p.m. when Regents are scheduled to go into executive session. Friday’s Board of Regents meeting will begin at 8 a.m.

Members of the public who wish to address the board can sign up to do so by using the request form available on the Board of Regents website. The deadline to submit the request to provide public comment form is 5 p.m. Jan. 20.

This notice is being sent by the direction of the chair of the Board of Regents pursuant to the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act, chapter 42.30 RCW.

Questions about the Board of Regents meeting and schedule may be directed to Desiree Jacobsen, 509-335-4200.

The Board of Regents meeting agenda can be found below.

A. Report from the Chair of the Board of Regents
B. Report from the President
C. Report from the Chancellor, WSU Everett
II.Consent Agenda
A. Approval of Minutes – November 19, 2021 Board of Regents Meeting
B. Discontinue the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design at WSU Spokane
III.Reports from Shared Governance Groups
IV.Strategic and Operational Excellence Committee Report
A. Action Items:
1. Proposed Update to the WSU Foundation Consolidated SO-4 Endowment Fund Investment Policy Statement and Spending Policy
2. Facility Name Recommendation – Athletic Indoor Practice SO-5 Facility Naming
V.Student Affairs and Student Life Committee Report
VI.Research and Academic Affairs Committee Report
VII.Finance and Compliance Committee Report
A. Action Items:
1. WSU Vancouver, Life Sciences Building – Request for Increase in F-5 Project Budget
2. WSU System Parking Rates and Fines F-6
VIII.Other Business
IX.Public Comment Period

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