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Board of Regents members meet on campus this week

December 3, 2001

Austin Peay will host the Tennessee Board of Regents meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7. Approximately 200 guests from TBR and the University's sister institutions are expected to attend.

"This meeting is held on our campus only once every five years, and it is our opportunity to showcase our university," says President Sherry Hoppe. "I encourage faculty and staff to make our guests feel welcome."

The meetings are open, and faculty and staff are invited to stop by to listen to the Board's deliberations, Hoppe says. All meetings will be held in the concert hall of the music/mass communication building.

The Board committees meet beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday. Although specific times are not available, the committees will meet in the following order:

Committee on Finance and Business Operations
Committee on Academic Programs
(This committee will see a presentation of APSU's
GIS program, which has been selected as an
exemplary TBR academic program)
Committee on Personnel
Committee on Tennessee Technology Centers
Committee on Student Life
Committee of the Whole
(This committee will discuss the Defining
Our Future initiative, including proposed
changes in remedial/developmental, maximum
number of hours for bachelors' degrees, and
a common lower division education core.)

Committee meetings will conclude between noon and 3 p.m.

On Friday, the full Board will meet at 9 a.m. to see a special presentation, a preview of the 75th anniversary musical Dr. George Mabry has written. Members also will receive the committee reports. This meeting usually concludes between 10:30 a.m. and noon. "Faculty and staff are welcome to attend any or all of these meetings," Dr. Hoppe says.

Sponsors will cover most of the costs of the meeting. The following individuals and organizations are providing assistance:

R.G. Anderson Contractors
Bank of America
Budweiser of Clarksville, Charles W. Hand
Demetra and Reuther Boyd
Jerry Clark and Associates
Betsy Fentress Interiors
Debbie Glassell, Private Collections
Evans and Peg Harvill
Rufus Johnson and Associates
Mabel Larson
Legends Bank
Lyle-Cook-Martin Architects
Riverview Inn
Dr. And Mrs. Steve Wallace