ABOR to Consider UA's Annual Operational and Financial Review

ABOR to Consider UA's Annual Operational and Financial Review

By Nick PrevenasUniversity Communications
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The University of Arizona will present its operational and financial review for the 2017-18 fiscal year at the Arizona Board of Regents meeting being held this week at the Student Union Memorial Center.

As part of its constitutional responsibility to ensure that Arizona's public universities accomplish their purpose and mission, ABOR conducts an annual comprehensive review of the operations and finances of each university.

This review emphasizes the UA's differentiated mission, purpose and identity, and strategic initiatives, while addressing current and future University priorities.

In addition to the report, the UA will submit an update to discuss how it will conduct the upcoming strategic planning process and a review of the items that will be addressed in a new business plan.

In other business, the regents will vote on revisions to the UA's capital development plan, which includes $8 million for improvements to the Oro Valley Veterinary Medical Program building. If approved, construction on the facility will begin in July. Completion is expected in 2019.

The $8 million comes from a one-time state appropriation that was specifically designated by the Legislature for the Oro Valley facility, and will be used to renovate and equip the facility to accommodate the new Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

The UA is also seeking approval for $66 million in renovations to Arizona Stadium, Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, Hillenbrand Softball Facility and an indoor sports center, as well as $14.5 million in improvements to UA Health Sciences Building 201.

Other items on the agenda (PDF):

  • The Arizona State Museum is seeking approval to modify its current rate and fee structure, which applies to the museum's mandated cultural resource management services. This proposal includes a significant rate and fee reduction from previous proposals.
  • The regents will discuss the 2017 enrollment report, the 2015-16 high school report card, and a report detailing the progress of Arizona high school students taking university courses in 2016-17.

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