January 15, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2019
Board of Regents to meet January 18 to discuss the University of Alaska’s cost effectiveness, planning and development
The University of Alaska Board of Regents will focus on cost effectiveness across the university system, approve a charter for the Board Governance Committee and hear important updates from the university president, chancellors and governance leaders at its one-day meeting Friday, January 18 in Anchorage. The board will meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lee Gorsuch Commons room 107 on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Board meetings also can be viewed at www.alaska.edu/bor/live/.
Cost-effectiveness is one of five strategic goals adopted by the board. The emphasis is to decrease the total cost of educating students as well as administrative expenses, and increase the rate of student completions and revenue coming into the university from philanthropy and public-private partnerships.
In November, the board approved a budget focused on investments that drive economic growth and innovation, produce Alaska’s skilled workforce, grow world class research and discovery and expand knowledge and opportunity. Given the fiscal uncertainty of the university’s budget request, the board will discuss how budget cuts might impact the university’s mission to serve the state’s needs and continue to contribute to our students’ success.
A special meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on Title IX will be held 8-9 a.m. in executive session. There is no scheduled public testimony nor public gathering for the January meeting.
All Board of Regents meeting agendas and materials are available at http://www.alaska.edu/bor/agendas/.
For more information, contact Roberta Graham, associate vice president of public affairs at 907-360-2416 (cell).