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October 14, 2008
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830

University of Minnesota Board of Regents
to Hold Monthly Meeting at UMD
October 16 and 17

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will hold its monthly meeting on the UMD campus Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17.

At the meeting, the board will take action on the university's 2009-10 biennial state budget request. In September, President Robert Bruininks presented the board with a proposed $141.2 million request.

"We understand that times are tight - at the same time, I have a personal responsibility as president of the University of Minnesota to tell the legislature and governor what we have done to maximize the return on the state's previous investments and what we need to continue to deliver on our mission on behalf of the state," said Bruininks. "Our elected leaders must then decide how best to allocate the state's limited resources, with an eye toward the state's economic future and the needs of its workers, students and families."

The schedule for the meeting is as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 16

11:30 a.m., Recognition of 2008 NCAA Champion UMD Women's Hockey team and Coach Shannon Miller, Griggs Hall.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Education Planning and Policy Committee, Ballroom A, Kirby Student Center. In addition to hearing strategic positioning updates from the Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester campuses, the committee will receive the profile of the 2008 freshman class.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Faculty, Staff and Student Affairs Committee, Ballroom B, Kirby Student Center. The committee will hear a report on employee professional development and organizational effectiveness. In addition, innovative student services efforts at UMD, including the Transformational Leadership Program, will be highlighted.

3:45 - 4:45 p.m., Board work session, Kirby Ballroom. Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration Robert Jones and U of M Extension Dean Bev Durgan will provide a presentation and discussion on the university's extension and research stations and their significance to the institutions statewide mission.

Friday, Oct. 17

9 - 11 a.m., Board of Regents, Kirby Ballroom. In addition to discussion and action on the university's $141.2 million state biennial budget request, Provost Thomas Sullivan will present the "University Plan, Performance and Accountability Report" and UMD Chancellor Kathryn Martin will provide an update on the Duluth campus.

More information on the Board of Regents meeting can be found at

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