State Board of Regents summaries

May 11, 2017 (May 8 meeting)

Regents take first look at $216 tuition increase

  • Proposed increase for 2017-18 would be applied to all ISU students
  • Ben Allen (interim president) and Cody West (student government president) comment on proposal
  • Regent vote will occur at June 8 meeting

April 27, 2017 (April 20 meeting)

Presidential search timeline will match 2011 search

  • Search committee named: 21 members + 2 non-voting members
  • Search firm to be selected by May 3
  • Timeline: Application deadline in mid-August, semifinalist interviews in neutral location (mid-September), campus interviews for finalists by late September

April 27, 2017 (April 20 meeting)

Late tuition change surfaces for second straight year

  • Approval of 2017-18 faculty P&T requests (total of 52)
  • Regent Rastetter calls for 2017-18 tuition adjustment yet this summer
  • Salary appeal messages: Faculty Senate president Jonathan Sturm and Professional and Scientific Council president Clayton Johnson
  • Regent McKibben announces board president candidacy (May 1 election)
  • Flat 2017-18 parking permit rates (MU ramp permits will go up)
  • Projects approval: Welch Road/Union Drive reconstruction, west campus chilled water system upgrade
  • Two new research centers: Crop Bioengineering Center, Nanovaccine Institute
  • Approval of 2017-18 residence and dining rates
  • New online degree program: Master of Human Computer Interaction
  • Name changes: women's and gender studies program, Center for STEM Education
  • Bond sale: $24.175 million in refunding bonds to advance refund 2008 bonds for Hach Hall construction

March 27, 2017 (March 27 meeting)

Presidential search will be open

  • Former ISU provost Ben Allen appointed interim president, effective May 9
  • President Steven Leath's last day at Iowa State is May 8
  • Allen to serve as senior policy adviser April 17-May 8
  • Board executive director Bob Donley directed to launch search: hire search firm, appoint committee and lay out a timeline

March 2, 2017 (Feb. 23 meeting)

Garden project, park sale clear regents

  • Four-acre Franklin Park to be sold to Ames for $166,000
  • Sycamore Falls project in SW Reiman Gardens: plans, budget ($3.4 million) approved
  • ISU report: Highest-ever 1-year retention, 6-year graduation rates recorded this year
  • Regents' audit committee hears ISU weapons audit; to full boord in April
  • First look at: FY18 parking rates, 2017-18 housing and dining rates, athletics department purchase of tennis practice facility from developer
  • Dormitory revenue refunding bond sale: $8.295 million, advance refunds most of 2007 bonds that partially funded two east campus dining center

Dec. 8, 2016 (Dec. 5 meeting)

Regents approve tuition changes for 2017-18

  • Approved increases: 2 percent for resident undergrads; 3 percent for all others
  • First-time differential tuition approved for juniors, seniors and graduate students in five programs: animal science, biology, computer science, industrial design and natural resource ecology and management
  • Adjust differential tuition for bachelor of architecture students and upper-division Business students
  • New president for UNI: Mark Nook, effective Feb. 1, 2017
  • 42 faculty PDAs approved for 2017-18
  • Final approval from the board on the Student Innovation Center (schematic design and $84 million budget)
  • Black Cultural Center named for George Jackson
  • University purchase of 78 acres adjacent to the south end of the ISU Research Park (Hunziker property)
  • Residence hall renovations: $11.4 million renovation of the bathrooms in six Richardson Court residence halls: Barton, Birch, Freeman, Lyon, Roberts and Welch halls; two projects for the Wallace and Wilson residence halls: ($3.3 million replacement of 1,280 windows, $2.7 million effort to replace the flooring in student rooms and lighting in the corridors and paint the building interiors)
  • Renew three leases with city of Ames for university land operated as city parks: Brookside, Stuart Smith and Franklin parks

Oct. 27, 2016 (Oct. 20 meeting)

Tuition increases, travel audit dominate regents discussion

  • Student leaders express concern about growing disparity between resident and nonresident tuition rates
  • Board directs its audit staff to complete full audit of travel policies and state equipment use at all 3 universities
  • Task force selects CashCourse as financial literacy program for students at all 3 universities; pilot to occur at Iowa State spring 2017
  • UNI presidential search update and timeline
  • 10-year lease (2017-26) between ISU and the Research Park for entire warehouse building on Southern Hills Drive (for use by Harrisvaccines)
  • Second Buchanan residence hall named for Gregory Geoffroy
  • Residence department will sign five-year leases (2017-22) with off-campus developers for southwest Ames and Campustown apartment buildings (Jensen Properties, American Campus Communities)
  • Two bond sales: $14.345 million in dormitory revenue bonds, and $24.48 million utility system revenue and refunding bonds

Sept. 15, 2016 (Sept. 8 meeting)

Regents approve FY18 state funding requests

  • Incremental request is 2 percent (in FY18 and FY19) to both the general university and direct appropriations
  • Capital request of $20 million/year for five years (FY18-22) to replace the veterinary diagnostic laboratory (estimated $124 million project)
  • UNI presidential search opened Sept. 12; board hopes to make a hire in December
  • Permission to expand the Gentle Doctor cafe renovation at the College of Vet Med (from $1.8 million to $3.4 million; includes an adjacent commons/flexible space
  • Honorary Doctor of Science degree for alumnus Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of The Boeing Co., to be bestowed in May 2017
  • Begin design work on $22 million chilled water expansion project on the north and west sides of campus
  • Name the indoor tennis practice facility for alumnus and Des Moines attorney Bruce McKee (at a later date, when the university purchases the facility)

July 21, 2016 (July 18 meeting)

Regents approve second round of tuition increases

  • Second set of tuition increases for 2016-27 academic year
  • Presidents Leath, Herreld turn down compensation increases for July 1
  • Annual cost of instruction comparison
  • ISU 2017-22 strategic plan approved
  • ISU FY17 operating budget approved
  • New appointment option for NTE faculty: clinical faculty
  • B.S. in entrepreneurship in the College of Business
  • $1.8 million hardware, software and maintenance contract: Accommodating more internet-capable devices on campus
  • Changes to the Knoll (front entry, sidewalks, four-season porch, deck)

June 16, 2016 (June 9 meeting)

Regent vote on proposed tuition increase set for July 18

  • Second round of tuition increases for 2016-17: $300 for resident ug, $100 for nonresident ug and all grad students, $50 for all VM students
  • Update: TIER academic cases: Distance learning, classroom use, enrollment management
  • Update: TIER procurement business case
  • Regent McKibben: Successor to TIER is CQI: Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Proposed changes to board's policy manual (shrunk from 11 chapters to four)

June 16, 2016 (June 9 meeting)

Board accepts Des Moines higher ed report

  • Presentation by Ray Thompson, VP with MGT of America (consultant)
  • Charts: ISU ug student financial aid: Who receives aid, who has debt at graduation, size of debt for those graduating with debt
  • Leath to board: Campus police are launching three safety initiatives, including pilot in which all uniformed officers wear body cameras
  • FY17 salary parameters approved
  • Appointments: Laura Dunn Jolly (HS dean), Kate Gregory (senior VP for university services), Michael Norton (university counsel)
  • Altered assignments/titles for Jim Kurtenbach (ITS), Miles Lackey and Joe Murphy (both president's office>
  • LaVonne Gregory farm gift
  • Institute for Combinatorial Discovery shut down, effective June 30
  • Penn State replaces U of Arizona in Iowa State's peer 11 group

April 28, 2016 (April 21 meeting)

Regents approve faculty P&T, receive salary comments

  • Fifty-eight ISU faculty promotion, tenure cases
  • Rob Wallace (Faculty Senate) and Tera Lawson (P&S Council) present salary increase comments for FY17
  • Regents Bruce Rastetter, Katie Mulholland re-elected to board leadership positions (2-year terms)
  • Parking, dining, student housing rates approved for 2016-17
  • Anthropology and world languages and cultures departments merged
  • Land easements with Dakota Access for crude oil pipeline across ISU property in Story, Buena Vista counties
  • Lease a new indoor practice facility for Cyclone (women's) tennis team at Mortensen Road/South Dakota Ave.

March 3, 2016 (Feb. 24-25 meeting)

Regents hear about recruitment consortium, Des Moines education needs study

  • All-Iowa regional chapter of the national Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
  • Board has contract with consultant MGT of America for a higher education needs assessment in the Des Moines metro area
  • ISU stats from joint annnual distance education report
  • President Leath announces new position: information security officer; a collaborative position among ISU, UNI, board office and the state's two K-12 special schools
  • ISU and UNI "3+2" articulation agreement signed (physics, engineering degrees)
  • Proposed parking permit fees for 2016-17
  • $8 million budget increase (to $88 million) for two ISU biosciences projects (Bessey addition and ATRB)
  • ISU curriculum changes: name change B.S. in culinary science to culinary food science, new B.A. program in criminal justice

Dec. 3, 2015 (Dec. 2 meeting)

Regents conditionally approve tuition rates for next year

  • Tuition rates for 2016-17 approved, but will be revisited after the 2016 legislative session if state support doesn't match board's request
  • 31 ISU faculty professional development requests approved for 2016-17 academic year
  • Board approves three construction projects: Schematic design and budget for green space between football stadium and Reiman Gardens, revised budget for Friley dining center renovation, Forker Building renovation for kinesiology department
  • Honorary degrees approved for DeAnne Julius, Eugene Sukup, to be awarded Dec. 19, 2015

Oct. 29, 2015 (Oct.22 meeting)

Consultant's class scheduling, course offering findings go to regents

  • First look at 2016-17 tuition and fee proposals, including supplemental tuition for international students ($500/year for 3 years)
  • Center for Statistics and Application in Forensic Evidence approved
  • Iowa Public Radio board expanded from 7 members to 10
  • Miles Lackey: Summary on Ad Astra work, recommendations on two other business cases: improving classroom and lab use through informed scheduling policies, and optimizing faculty assignments in a course schedule that is data-driven and student-centered

Oct. 22, 2015 (Oct.21 meeting)

Regents receive recommendations for two academics-related TIER cases

  • Pappas Consulting presentations on enrollment management and e-learning(academic business cases)
  • Education and student affairs committee: Faculty activity survey (spring 2015) outcomes, graduate student assocations' income tax break proposal for graduate, professional alums who take jobs in Iowa

Sept. 11, 2015 (Sept. 9 meeting)

Spring tuition increase is for ISU, UNI students only

  • U of I students exempted from spring semester 2016 (3 percent) increase for resident undergraduates
  • FY 2017 state appropriation requests approved; General University appropriation increase requests of $4.5 million for U of I, $7.6 million for UNI and $8.2 million for ISU; and 2.7 percent increases for directed appropriations
  • Assoc VP Martino Harmon provides update on changes implemented at Thielen Student Health Center
  • Three university presidents announce their fall enrollments
  • Board approves ISU Global Corporation; first proposed project is in Uganda
  • $30 million sale of dormitory revenue bonds: Buchanan Hall 2

Aug. 6, 2015 (Aug. 5 meeting)

Regents review tuition request, approve more leased apartments

  • First look at spring 2016 3 percent tuition increase for resident undergraduates
  • One-year lease for 12 apartment units (48 beds) on Tripp St.
  • FY16 compensation package for President Steven Leath (5 percent increase plus deferred compensation)
  • Planning can begin for Student Innovation Center
  • Leath update on Thielen Student Health Center changes
  • Approval of ISU Facilities Corp. for financing building projects
  • Cremation garden at ISU cemetery
  • Final TIER reports from Huron Consulting and Chazey Partners; Huron group to be retained for some implementation
  • ISU purchase of $3.66 million electron microscope for Sensitive Instrument Facility
  • FY16 budgets approved
  • 20-year lease between board and ISU Research Park for about one-third of the space in the new Hub Square facility scheduled for completion in 2016

June 11, 2015 (June 4 meeting)

Biosciences projects receive regents' approval

  • Final approval for two biosciences projects: Bessey Hall addition ($28 million) and new teaching/research building ($52 million)
  • Regent Rastetter: Undergraduate tuition freeze guaranteed only for fall semester
  • Rastetter: Despite Legislature's failure to support it, performance-based funding concept is not going away
  • Regents' common admissions portal goes live July 1
  • Settlement for TIAA-CREF participants from Standard and Poor class action lawsuit
  • President Leath pledges to interview all men's basketball coach finalists
  • 10-year lease with CB Solar, Des Moines for donated solar system, to be installed near wind turbine in east campus
  • Purchase of 29-acre track of land along State Avenue from housing developer Breckenridge Group

April 30, 2015 (April 23 meeting)

Regents begin salary discussion, approve faculty P&T awards

  • 70 ISU faculty receive promotion and/or tenure awards for 2015-16
  • Representatives of non-unionized employee groups give input for FY16 salary adjustments
  • $30 million sale of dormitory revenue bonds (first of 2 sales to help cover costs of Buchanan Hall II and renovation of Friley dining center)
  • TIER update
  • Final approval of FY16 parking permit rates, and residence and dining rates
  • Final meeting for regents Robert Downer, Ruth Harking and Hannah Walsh
  • Stadium south endzone club named for Sukup family

March 12, 2015 (March 11 meeting)

Regents approve property purchase, online degree, bond sale

  • ISU purchases property at 925 Airport Rd. (former Deere dealership)
  • New online B.S. in early childhood education and training (Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance)
  • TIER update from Regent McKibben and Mark Braun
  • Annual student retention report (fall 2014)
  • First look at 2015-16 parking permit rates, residence and dining rates
  • Athletics Facility Revenue Refund bond sale: $11.765 million to advance-refund 2007 stadium project bonds

Feb. 12, 2015 (Feb. 5 meeting)

Regents approve alternative admissions index

  • RAI to be used when student's class rank isn't available
  • Two business analytics programs approved: Master of Business Analytics at ISU, Master of Science in Business Analytics at U of Iowa
  • Faculty resignations report: FY 2014
  • ISU annual diversity report (federal FY 2014)
  • Permission to plan for Forker renovation
  • Permission for residence department to negotiate more off-campus apartment leases with Jensen Properties for two years (Aug. 1, 2015 to July 31, 2017)
  • Athletic facilities revenue bond sale: $32.3 million, to cover part of the cost of football stadium south expansion

Dec. 4, 2014

Resident undergraduates get a third tuition freeze

  • 2015-16 tuition rates approved
  • New ISU center approved: Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
  • Green light to proceed with planning for 700-bed residence hall; ISU to use design-build process for first time
  • Stadium project budget raised $7 million, to $53 million
  • Update on TIER business cases and RFPs
  • Faculty professional development assignments approved for 2015-16
  • Purchase of $1.7 million high-performance computing cluster approved
  • Larch Hall exterior wall project approved ($3.3 million)
  • Utility revenue bonds sale approved ($16.5 million)

Nov. 20, 2014

Deloitte's work for regents is complete but more consultants to be hired

  • Nov. 14 telephonic meeting
  • Board votes to implement eight remaining administrative business cases, with a consultant to be hired by the board for help implementing three of the cases
  • Consultant also will be hired to complete the academic programs review
  • A third RFP will be issued for implementation assistance with a purchasing business case the board approved in August
  • Board will negotiate a service agreement with Ad Astra (a Deloitte subconstractor) for help on two business cases related to space allocation/scheduling efficiencies

Oct. 30, 2014

Regents consider third tuition freeze

  • First look: Proposed increases for 2015-16 of less than 2 percent
  • Regent McKibben announces intent to propose tuition freeze at Dec. 3 meeting
  • University presidents provide comments on TIER administrative business cases
  • Aaron Brower, U of Wisconsin, presentation: Flexible study option for adult students
  • Building requests: Hach Hall basement labs, Friley dining center renovation, increased budget for Marston Hall renovation, Larch Hall exterior wall improvements

Oct. 16, 2014

Campus audience brings questions to TIER consultants

  • Summary of Oct. 13 TIER campus forum at ISU
  • Synopsis of questions posed and consultants' responses

Oct. 9, 2014

Input sought on eight efficiency proposals

  • Content summary: Oct. 2 TIER-only special board meeting
  • Eight business cases in administrative areas
  • Each campus will hold open forum with Deloitte introducing the eight
  • Regents will vote on the eight at a special Nov. 14 meeting

Sept. 11, 2014

Regents will seek state funds to implement funding model

  • "Supplemental" funding in FY16 would cover first-year shift of funds to ISU and UNI from Iowa without actually taking funds from Iowa
  • Regents Downer, Sahai express regrets about board's approval of the performance-based funding model
  • FY16 funding requests -- operating and capital requests -- to state approved (due to state by Oct. 1)
  • Three more business cases approved in TIER study: P&S search committees, standardized calculations for RAI when 1 of the 4 measures isn't available, single admissions portal for all three univiersities
  • Crum: Update on research park expansion, phase 3

Aug. 7, 2014

Regents will move forward with third Deloitte contract

  • Board executive director Robert Donley will negotiate third contract with Deloitte Consulting to implement purchasing business case
  • Deloitte team members must provide expense receipts for Board of Regents work
  • ISU FY15 budget gets final approval
  • New programs approved: Master's and doctoral degrees in gerontology
  • New title for Michael Crum: vice president for economic development and business engagement

June 26, 2014

TIER forum: 17 cases selected for detailed look

  • June 24 public forum is juncture between phases 1 and 2
  • 17 'business cases' selected that offer greatest opportunity for cost savings or greater efficiency

June 12, 2014

Regents issue phase 1 report in efficiency study

  • Four-page report summarizes Phase 1 results and recommendations
  • Broad areas of focus in Phase 2

June 5, 2014

Regents endorse new state funding formula

  • Board votes 8-1 to accept task force proposal
  • One modification: 5 percent tied to resident graduate and professional enrollment, replaces proposed 5 percent for job placement in Iowa

June 5, 2014

Football stadium plans clear final hurdle

  • Phase I ($46 million) budget and schematic design approved
  • Lease for second floor of Kingland Systems building in Campustown. Proposed ISU tenants: Iowa State Daily, University Relations and ISU Foundation call center
  • Two new ISU centers approved: Iowa Soybean Research Center, reinstated Midwest Transportation Center (in existence in some form since 1987)
  • Compensation package for Steven Leath for FY15: $500,000 plus deferred compensation
  • Extension approved to TIER contract with Deloitte Consulting: Up to $1 million for Phase 2
  • ISU salary increase parameters approved for FY15

May 8, 2014

Proposed model would send more state funds to Iowa State, UNI

  • Task force completes its work
  • 4-1 vote on proposal that links 60 percent of Gen U funds to enrollment of in-state students (all levels)
  • Proposal will be presented to regents at June meeting
  • Sixth (final) meeting: May 5

May 1, 2014

Regents approve faculty, promotion, tenure awards

  • Iowa State list contains 76 faculty
  • Presentations from non-unionized employee groups RE: Salary increases in FY15
  • Steven Gettel selected as superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf, Council Bluffs, and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, Vinton, effective Aug. 1
  • Board elections: Bruce Rastetter, Katie Mulholland
  • Final approval of FY15 parking permit, residence and dining rates
  • Construction projects: Labs for unfinished Hach Hall basement space, second Daktronics scoreboard, this time for south end of football stadium
  • Revised university funding support for Iowa Public Radio

April 24, 2014

Enrollment could be a driver in new funding formula

  • Task force develops first draft of a performance-based state funding model
  • No consensus on which students to include in enrollment portion of draft model: All students vs. resident students vs. resident undergraduates
  • Fifth meeting: April 17

March 27, 2014

Leath: State funding should follow resident students

  • Three regent university presidents present on their preferred metrics for a performance-based funding model
  • Fourth meeting: March 13

March 13, 2014

Deloitte review team comes to campus week of March 24

  • Campus forum delayed to April 1 (spring break)
  • First look at parking permit, residence and dining rates for FY15
  • Honorary degree approved: Stephen Rapp, U.S. State Dept.

Feb. 13, 2014

Planning will proceed on biosciences building, residence hall

  • Board gives planning green light to: residence hall east of Buchanan Hall, renovation to Friley Dining Center, new biosciences facility, biosciences addition to Bessey Hall, replacement of south end of Jack Trice Stadium, addition and renovation to Scheman Building (pending March 4 bond vote).
  • Board gives final approval to Martson Hall renovation plans

Feb. 13, 2014

Regents tap Deloitte firm to conduct 'transformational' review

  • In special telephonic meeting (Feb. 11), board approves selection of Deloitte Consulting to conduct efficiency review of each of the three regent universities as well as the three schools as a system

Jan. 23, 2013

Regents task force looks at Tennessee's bold model

  • Teleconference with Russ Deaton, Tennessee Higher Education Commission
  • Presentation by Martha Snyder, NY-based consultant who specializes in higher education finance policies
  • Presentation by ISU faculty member Janice Friedel and graduate student Zoe Thornton: historical look at states' attempts at performance-based funding
  • Third meeting: Jan. 21

Dec. 19, 2013

Iowa can learn from other states on funding distribution for public universities

  • Presentation by Matt Pellish, Education Advisory Board
  • Presentations by Iowa State faculty David Peters, Tahira Hira and student financial aid director Roberta Johnson
  • Second meeting: Dec. 17

Dec. 5, 2013

Tuition rates approved, conditionally

  • Tuition rates for in-state undergraduates to remain at 2012-13 levels for third year, if Legislature appropriates operating funding request
  • 37 professional development assignments approved for Iowa State faculty during the 2014-15 academic year
  • Board will hire consultant to lead efficiency and transformation review of regent schools
  • Patrick Clancy, superintendent of Iowa's two special schools for hearing- and sight-impaired students, will retire June 30, 2014
  • New ISU center approved: Center for Arthropod Management Technologies in the entomology department
  • Two ISU bond sales: Dormitory revenue bonds to complete six new buildings at Frederiksen Court, academic building revenue refunding bonds (2003, 2004 bond sales)

Oct. 31, 2013

Tuition freeze awaits December vote

  • Proposed 2014-15 tuition (flat) and mandatory fees ($5.80 increase)
  • Honorary degree for NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson at fall commencement
  • Two landscaping projects at the Knoll (private gifts)

Oct. 24, 2013

Task force will recommend new model for allocating state funds to universities

  • First meeting: Oct. 18
  • Group hopes to send recommendations to board in June 2014
  • Consultant: Art Hauptman

Sept. 12, 2013

Regents assemble requests for state funding next year

  • FY15 state funding requests: 4 percent operating increase, biosciences building planning funds
  • Biennial report: Faculty work week and work load
  • Close ISU center: Airworthiness Assurance Center of Excellence (IPRT center)

Aug. 8, 2013

Regents approve final budget, transparency recommendations

  • Regents approve final budget; President Leath discusses how new revenues will be spent
  • Board approves recommendations of the Transparency Task Force
  • Provost Jonathan Wickert gives strategic plan progress report
  • New Iowa Nutrient Research Center is created; board closes two centers and the Harkin Institute of Public Policy
  • Board approves two new programs -- master of finance and bachelor of science in public relations

June 5, 2013

Regents move on salary, budget and capital project items

  • FY14 salary parameters approved
  • Planning may begin on Marston Hal renovations
  • Budget for School of Education renovation in Lagomarcino raised to $5.1 million
  • CALS gets approval to set up branch office (non governmental organization or NGO) in Uganda
  • David Spalding appointment approved for Aug. 1, 2013
  • Iowa Public Radio operating agreement renewed through June 2019
  • 25-year lease approved between ISU and ISU Foundation (property owner) for the university to continue to operate the Vondra Geology Field Station in central Wyoming
  • ISU's amended FY13 budget is approved

April 25, 2013

Regents approve P&T awards, off-campus apartment leasts

  • Residence department will lease 5 off-campus apartments August 2013-July 2014
  • Promotion and/or tenure awards for 56 ISU faculty
  • Craig Lang appoints regents task force to study state's General University appropriations
  • FY14 salary policy presentations: ISU's Suzanne Hendrich and Dave Orman
  • FY14 parking permit fees approved
  • FY14 residence hall and dining package rates approved (O%)
  • UNI president Ben Allen will retire on May 24

March 13, 2013

$10 permit increase proposal goes to the regents

  • Proposed parking permit fees for FY14: ISU, MU
  • Board creates transparency task force to recommend best practices for providing and responding to public requests for information
  • No increases to residence, dining rates will be sought for FY14
  • Board attorney reports on Merit contract agreements
  • $25 million dormitory revenue bond sale (Frederiksen Court) approved
  • Appointment of Sarah Rajala as Engineering dean approved
  • FY12 annual report on faculty resignations received
  • Request to purchase high-performance computer cluster for approximately $1.4 million approved
  • 2011 Nobel Prize winner Dan Schechtman was introduced

Feb. 6, 2013

Regents approve ISU property purchases

  • Property purchases: Former ISU Press complex and 250 Hyland Ave. (residence)
  • Board appoints task force to assess transparency and openness across the regents enterprise
  • Steven Leath's deferred compensation bumped to $100,000/year
  • Affirmative action employment data (ISU) from regents annual report to the Legislature

Dec. 5, 2012

Tuition, fees to remain flat for in-state students

  • 2013-14 tuition and student fees (mandatory and non-mandatory), including differential tuition
  • Professional development assignments approved for 45 ISU faculty for 2013-14
  • Three natural gas boilers will replace three coal-fired boilers
  • New student regent Hannah Walsh, U of Iowa, seated
  • New ISU Ph.D. program in wind energy science, engineering and policy approved
  • Sale of $16.58 million in dormitory revenue refunding bonds (replaces bonds sold in 2003 to build Martin Hall) for interest savings
  • Plans approved to put sprinkler system, floor kitchenettes (10) in Wilson Hall

Oct. 25, 2012

Regents vote to end tuition set-aside for in-state students

  • Practice of using tuition revenue for financial aid will end for in-state undergraduates; board will ask Legislature to fund a new state financial aid program and university foundations to raise more scholarship funds
  • First look at 2013-14 tuition and fees proposal
  • First look at 2013-14 non-mandatory student fees
  • Green light for six more apartment buildings (720 beds)in Frederiksen Court
  • Student regent Greta Johnson resigns
  • Final approval of 10-year agreement with PUREnergy for on-campus wind turbine
  • President emeritus title granted to Gregory Geoffroy
  • School of Education administrative space remodeling in Lagomarcino Hall: Approve budget increase of $825,000 (to $3.725 million)

Sept. 12, 2012

Report to regents: Replace tuition set aside with state grant program

  • Committee recommends replacement plan for tuition set-aside
  • Regent Lang asks for no tuition increase for 2012-13 for resident undergraduate students
  • Lang directs regents staff to develop RFP for efficiency consultant
  • FY14 state appropriations request (due to state Oct. 1)
  • Wilson Hall improvements: Fire sprinkler system, kitchenette on each floor
  • Amended lease for indoor golf practice facility (addition of chipping, putting areas)

Aug. 3, 2012

Regents approve new programs, give first green light to more student apartments

  • Permission to plan additional buildings at Frederiksen Court
  • Purchase YMCA lodge and woodland NW of campus
  • Honorary degree for James Barnard, environmental engineer
  • Name track at Cyclone Sports Complex for Bill and Karen Bergan
  • Name combined football facilities for Steve and Debbie Bergstrom
  • Establish three new master's programs: Master of Engineering in engineering management, Master of Urban Design, Master of Design in Sustainable Environments
  • Move Center for e-Design to ISU from Virginia Tech
  • Plans for using $1.05 million from Regents Innovation Fund (state appropriation)
  • Schematic designs for MacKay auditorium remodel and Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center (new construction)
  • President Leath salary adjustment for FY13
  • Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement: Protest against Regent Rastetter

FY13 budget priorities: Student experience, research, salaries

  • Final approval of ISU's FY13 budget

June 6, 2012

Regents assign tuition set aside solution to a committee

  • Replacement plan to tution set aside due by October
  • New annual reporting requirement (all 3 universities) to account for how the schools spend state appropriations and tuition dollars
  • Revise Curtiss Hall renovation budget (up $1.2 million) to $14.3 million
  • Revise proposed changes to elevated walkways at Iowa State Center
  • Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • 10-year lease for golf practice facility off S. Duff Avenue
  • 50-year lease with city of Ames for land in Moore Memorial Park as site for golf course maintenance building
  • Appointment of Jonathan Wickert as senior vice president and provost, effective July 30, annual salary of $350,000

April 26, 2012

Regents approve 68 ISU faculty for promotion and tenure

  • 2012-13 faculty promotion and tenure awards
  • Lang, Rastetter reelected to board leadership posts
  • Tuition set-aside presentation by board staff member
  • Employee comments: FY13 salary adjustments, salary issues
  • Parking permit fees approved for 2012-13
  • School of Education office remodel in Lagomarcino approved
  • Residence hall, dining rates for 2012-13 approved
  • Request to terminate M.S., Ph.D. programs in zoology approved

College of Design reorganization clears final hurdle

  • Administrative reorganization of College of Design
  • Annual summary: Student retention and graduation rates
  • 2012-13 mandatory student fees: How they'll be spent
  • "Universities for a Better Iowa" promotion update

March 21, 2012

Regents get first look at parking permit, residence hall proposals

  • Proposed parking permit fees for 2012-13: ISU, MU
  • Proposed residence hall, dining rates for 2012-13
  • 2012 Dance Marathon report: ISU team raised $380,742
  • B.S. program in insect science terminated
  • Budget ($3.23 million) approved to remodel MacKay auditorium
  • Agriculture Student Learning Center named for Jeff and Deb Hansen
  • Presentation by Sandy Baum, College Board, on tuition set-aside, state grant programs and need-based vs. merit-based student aid

Feb. 7, 2012

Athletic training gets its own bachelor's degree

  • Stand-alone bachelor's degree for athletic training
  • Bond sale for football program's new facility (up to $25.85 million)
  • Aug. 2010 flood recovery update
  • Budget increase for Phase 1 of Curtiss Hall improvements
  • 4-phase plan to install sprinkler system in Friley Hall
  • Presentation by Doug Gruenewald on ISU learning communities

Dec. 8, 2011

School of Education clears final hurdle

  • School of Education takes effect July 1, 2012
  • 2012-13 tuition and fees, including differential tuition, approved
  • New naming policy for centers and institutes
  • Goal: 2012 legislation that would permit design-build contracts on regent construction projects
  • Response to Thomas Walker letter in the ISU Daily
  • 29 faculty PDAs approved for FY13
  • Demolition of Andrews-Richards House approved
  • New department name: Apparel, events and hospitality management

Oct. 27, 2011

Regents wrestle with another tuition increase

  • First look at proposed 2011-12 tuition increases
  • Board request to simplify or better communicate the list of nonmandatory student fees by next year
  • Recognition of president Geoffroy's service to ISU
  • Start date of Jan. 16, 2012, for president Steven Leath
  • Naming buildings: Phase 2 of the biorenewables complex for the Sukup family and the remodeled small animal hospital for Christina Hixson, sole trustee of Lied Foundation Trust

Sept. 20, 2011

Second phase of biorenewables complex moves forward

  • Budget and project description for ABE wings of biorenewables complex
  • Refund State Gym portion of fall student recreation fees
  • FY13 ISU appropriation requests to state of Iowa
  • FY13 ISU capitals request for planning for a new biosciences building
  • Planned use of FY12 Grow Iowa Values Fund dollars
  • $130,000 of external improvements and $245,000 of internal upgrades to the Knoll before president Gregory Geoffroy's successor arrives

Aug. 4, 2011

Regents approve FY12 budget, honorary degrees, president's salary increase

  • Final approval of FY12 budget
  • Honorary degrees for Ben Allen, Daniel Gianola and George Belitsos
  • 4 percent salary increase in FY12 for president Geoffroy
  • IPR purchase of two Des Moines radio stations, KZHZ and KZHC

One year later

  • Aug. 2010 flood likely to cost ISU $4-6 million

June 8, 2011

Regents lay groundwork for presidential search

  • Parker Executive Search, Atlanta, and search committee makeup
  • FY12 salary increases: faculty, P&S, merit
  • Football training facility: schematic design and budget
  • Harl Commons in Curtiss Hall: schematic design and budget
  • Flood recovery update
  • New program approved: Bachelor of Design

April 27-28, 2011

Regents approve faculty promotions, Troxel Hall, outdoor sports complex

  • Faculty promotions, tenure awards for 2011-12
  • Final green light for Troxel Hall (teaching auditorium)
  • Final approval for outdoor sports complex
  • Presentations from four potential consultants in the ISU presidential search
  • Final approval of room and board rates for 2011-12
  • Approval of ISU's new post-tenure review policy
  • Reactivate the board's Economic Development Committee (last meeting was March 2007)

Regents approve Harkin institute

  • New ISU institute on public policy to be named for Sen. Tom Harkin
  • Allocation of 2011-12 mandatory student fees
  • Extend deadline (to June 30, 2011) for Phased Plus retirement program
  • 2011-12 parking permit rates
  • Name change for plant pathology department, to: plant pathology and microbiology
  • Five-year renewal period (2012-17) for the regent system's phased retirement program (no changes to the program)

March 23, 2011

Regents approve 5 percent tuition hike for in-state students

  • 2011-12 tuition and mandatory fees, differential tuition
  • Proposed room and board rates for 2011-12
  • Spring 2011 honorary degree: Robert Shelton
  • Revised budget for stadium video scoreboard and sound system

Sports complex moves into final design phase; regents ask for one more look

  • Outdoor sports complex: permission to begin final design
  • Proposed 2011-12 parking permit rates

Feb. 3, 2011

Five percent tuition hike request goes to regents; decision expected in March

  • 2011-12 tuition and mandatory fees: first look
  • Timeline for reviewing non-tuition related fees moved to coincide with tuition discussions

Estimates on summer flood, wind damage are coming down

  • Flood, FEMA update by Warren Madden: damage estimate closer to $30 million
  • Alumni survey results presented by Peter Orazem
  • New HVAC system for Laboratory Animal Resources in Vet Med
  • Revised budget for Willow residence hall improvements
  • Ames-ISU 41-year lease for university property that is site of intermodal transportation facility

Jan. 13, 2011

Iowa State gets green light to purchase Des Moines veterinary hospital

  • Iowa State will buy Iowa Veterinary Specialties for $4.5 million

Dec. 9, 2010

Regents approve faculty development proposals, agree to revisit the concept

  • 22 faculty development proposals at ISU for 2022-12
  • August flood update (mitigation strategy: 500-year-flood level plus 2 feet)
  • Lisa Nolan appointment to Vet Med dean post
  • New Swine Medicine Education Center in the College of Vet Med
  • New degree program: master of industrial design, in the College of Design

Oct. 28, 2010

Athletics department gets first green light for new outdoor complex

  • $10.7 milllion complex for soccer, softball, track and field
  • New video scoreboard ($4 million) for (north end of) Jack Trice Stadium
  • ISU annual technology transfer report, presented by Sharron Quisenberry

Sept. 16, 2010

Regents approve expedited flood recovery, phase-out of athletics subsidy

  • Expedited flood recovery processes, as outlined in the Iowa code
  • Phasing out state funds for athletics department at end of FY11
  • Schematic design and budget for Curtiss Hall student services mall
  • Begin project planning on Curtiss Hall's Harl Commons
  • Appropriations request to the state for FY12

Sept. 16, 2010

Iowa State keeps an eye on 2050 in new strategic plan

  • Regents approve Iowa State's five-year strategic plan (2010-2015)

Aug. 5, 2010

Troxel Hall proposal gets green light from regents

  • Proposed Troxel Hall, approved naming for Doug Troxel
  • Update to horticulture greenhouse building size, budget
  • New 3-year deferred compensation package for Geoffroy; base salary remains unchanged at his request
  • Bachelor's degree in industrial design
  • FY11 Grow Iowa Values Fund proposals
  • $28.2 million in academic building revenue bonds: Hach Hall, Vet Med phase 2
  • Purchase a computer system for C6 in order to complete research projects for U.S. Army and Air Force
  • Sell Norman Farm (38 acres) to the Committee for Agricultural Development
  • High-efficiency boilers to replace steam lines to Vet Med and Jacobson/Olsen

June 9, 2010

Regents approve FY11 budget, salary policy

  • FY11 salary increase policies approved for employee groups
  • TIAA-CREF contribution returns to 10 percent level in FY11
  • Final annual report on 2005-10 ISU strategic plan
  • Honorary degree (spring 2011) for chemist Harold Scheraga
  • 2010-11 misc. student fees (non-tuition related) approved
  • Program, name changes approved for College of Design

April 29, 2010

Proposed FY11 budget gets first look from regents

  • Limited number of salary increases in FY11
  • RIO3, Phased Plus program approved

Regents approve faculty promotions, further study of efficiency proposals

  • 2010-11 faculty P&T list
  • 12 projects for further study: inter-institutional efficiencies
  • 2010-11 parking permits
  • Distribution of 2010-11 mandatory student fees
  • New P&S compensation structure approved
  • Program termination (1) and additions (4)
  • 2010-11 room and board rates approved
  • Second bond sale for Rec Services project: $24 million
  • Honorary degree for Harold Brock at spring 2010 commencement
  • HVAC system for Vet Med laboratory animal resources facility

March 25, 2010

Regents get first look at proposed parking, room and board increases

  • 2010-11 parking permit fees
  • 2010-11 room and board rates
  • ISU honorary degree for alumnus Charles Manatt
  • New names for degree programs in apparel, educational studies and hospitality management department
  • Annual campus safety report
  • M.Ed. in educational leadership program in Ottumwa

RIO2 application deadline extended to June 1

  • Greenhouse replacement for hort department
  • State general fund support for athletics department
  • Four service areas to be studied for regent-wide consolidation, efficiency

Feb. 4, 2010

Regents approve tuition increase, rescind spring surcharge

  • Tuition increase for 2010-11
  • Return $100/student surcharge
  • Gov. Culver proposes $10.8 million in supplemental funding for current fiscal year
  • Recommendations from task force looking at student debt, student accessibility to the regent universities (Tahira Hira)
  • LOMIS: department, B.S. name changes in College of Business
  • Axel and Mary Peterson Charitable Trust: new need-based scholarships

Dec. 10, 2009

Regents approve spring surcharge

  • Spring semester 2010 $100 surcharge for students
  • New bid threshold ($25,000) for purchases
  • FY11 faculty development leaves

Oct. 29, 2009

Regents review 2010-11 tuition proposals

  • FY2010-11 tuition proposal
  • Planning for proposed student services mall in Curtiss
  • Final approval for vet med equine facility
  • Name change: Department of Music and Theatre
  • Building name: Sukup Basketball Complex

Regents approve budget reversion plan

  • ISU proposal for FY10 mid-year budget reversion

Sept. 17, 2009

Regents approve state funding request for next year

  • FY11 operating budget request
  • FY11 capitals request
  • Third bond sale involving Hach Hall: $26 million
  • Community College Policy Center

Aug. 6, 2009

Regents approve ISU budget, tweak radio station's budget

  • FY10 budget: final board approval
  • Universities (3) support of Iowa Public Radio
  • FY10 Grow Iowa Value Funds
  • Vet Med Small Animal Hospital and Renovation, $45.1 million
  • ISU land purchase: 40 acres south of Ames
  • Financing plan for basketball practice facility

June 11, 2009

FY10 budget changes may begin; final approval set for Aug. 5

  • Update on retirement incentive option
  • Update on extension restructuring

Regents approve salary policy, honorary degrees, pilot teacher program

  • Pilot teacher license program
  • Resident status for military personnel attending a regent university
  • Accreditation reports
  • Honorary degrees: Patricia Quinlisk and Jonathan Rich
  • Fall 2009 rate for Wilson residence hall
  • End M.S. program in veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine

April 30, 2009

Geoffroy outlines plans to absorb cuts and use federal stimulus dollars

  • Strategies for FY10 budget
  • Federal stimulus funds to ISU
  • ISU Extension restructuring plans approved

2009-10 parking rates, P&T list, student fees receive regent approval

  • $27 million rec services bond sale
  • 2009-10 P&T list
  • 2009-10 parking permits, parking fines
  • Honorary degree: Chan-Koo Park
  • 2009-10 student fees (mandatory and miscellaneous)
  • 2009-10 residence hall rates

March 18-19, 2009

ISU gets OK to proceed with retirement incentive option

  • Retirement incentive program
  • Parking fines increase
  • Rec project
  • Room and board rates
  • Biomedical center
  • Collective bargaining report
  • Campus safety
  • Stadium improvements
  • Storm sewer easement

ISU gets OK to proceed with early retirement option

  • Retirement incentive program

Regents to consider FY10 salary freeze next week

  • FY10 salary freeze

Target for cuts rises to 11 percent

  • Target for cuts rise to 11 percent
  • Strategic cuts

Dec. 11-12, 2008

Regents approve student sexual misconduct policies

  • Sexual misconduct policy
  • FY09 budget
  • Police report
  • Land gift

Regents approve tuition rates for 2009-10

  • Regents approve tuition rates for 2009-10

Oct. 29, 2008

Tuition and fees top regents agenda

  • First review of 2009-10 tuition and fees
  • First review of 2009-10 supplemental tuition for 4 student groups
  • Final approval of stadium improvements, phase 2
  • Approval of financing plan for rec services expansion plans
  • Approval of guiding principles (sexual assault policy)
  • Approval of Biobased Industry Center (Bioeconomy Institute)
  • Honorary degree for J. Dwayne McAninch

Sept. 26, 2008

Regents give ISU green light on new center, more renovation at Vet Med

  • Center for Biorenewable Chemicals is approved
  • Planning begins for Vet Med renovation, Phase 2
  • Appropriations requests to 2009 Iowa Legislature for FY10

Aug. 7, 2008

Basketball facility moves forward

  • Basketball facility moves forward
  • President Geoffroy receives 6.7 percent pay hike
  • FY09 budget includes $40.6 million in new or reallocated funds
  • Grow Iowa Values Fund dollars to support entrepreneurship
  • Budget revised for Memorial Union renovations
  • Budget for updating communications lines in campus buildings approved
  • ISU gets OK for high-performance computer system purchase
  • Regents universities participate in online "College Portrait" program

June 12, 2008

Regents approve ISU compensation plan

  • FY09 compensation plan approved
  • Web page to ease community college transfer checks
  • New programs: Culinary science, global resource systems, biological systems engineering, world languages and cultures
  • New names: Plant biology, insect science, agriculture and life sciences education
  • Board president lists four initiatives
  • Universities to review sexual assault policies

April 30-May 1, 2008

Planning will move forward for rec services facilities, phase 2 improvements to stadium

  • Recreation services facilities approved
  • Jack Trice Stadium plans approved
  • FY09 salary plans
  • FY09 parking permit rates approved
  • Residence hall rates approved
  • FY09 faculty tenure and promotions approved

March 11, 2008

Regents review proposed parking and residence rates for next year

  • Proposed parking rates
  • Proposed residence hall and meal plan rates
  • Egg Industry Center
  • Approved building names: Hach Hall, Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
  • Dormitory Revenue refunding bond sale approved
  • David Miles, Jack Evens elected

Feb. 7, 2008

Regents approve science complex, site prep for chemistry facility

  • Biorenewables research laboratory approved
  • Chemistry facility approved
  • Center for Carbon Capturing Crops approved
  • Total compensation package data request
  • Building demolitions (Fisher-Nickel Hall, Agricultural Engineering Shed, Industrial Education) approved
  • Tenure appeal
  • Farmland sale approval: Monona County
  • Academic building bond sale
  • Kenneth Quinn honorary degree approved
  • Meal reimbursement rate change
  • Memorial Union renovation approved

Dec. 4, 2007

Tuition set for 2008-09

  • Tuition increase approved

Oct. 31, 2007

Q&A: Police officers armed this week

  • Comprehensive Campus Safety and Security Policy

Sept. 18-19, 2007

Regents delay policy decisions on arming police, naming

  • Arming campus police discussed
  • New regent-level naming policy
  • East side dining centers design and budget approved
  • Stadium financing approved
  • Degree name changes: kinesiology
  • Voluntary computer lease program
  • Building name approved: King Pavillion

Aug. 1-2, 2007

In brief: Regents wrap-up

  • Campus security discussed
  • FY08 budget and presidential salary approved
  • Bond sale for stadium renovation postponed
  • Grow Iowa Values Funds
  • Building plans: bioprocessing research laboratory
  • Center name change: Center for Metabolic Biology
  • Farm sale: Monona County

Aug. 1-2, 2007

Salaries, student financial aid receive new dollars in proposed FY08 budget

  • Salary increases
  • Spending plans
  • Building plans: biorenewables research lab facility, Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Lab
  • Bond sale for chemistry building
  • FY08 proposed operating budget

June 17, 2007

FY08 salary policy goes to regents next week

  • Salary policy

June 12-13, 2007

Regents wrap-up

  • Stadium renovation financing approved
  • College name change: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • New degree programs: Ph.D. in business and technology, B.S. in bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Snedecor renovation approval
  • Property purchase: 36 acres along Elwood Drive
  • Geomechanics research lab planning
  • Compensation policy endorsed

Feb. 6, 2007

Athletics, Design projects move forward

  • Stadium plans approved
  • College of Design addition approved
  • Minority student retention task force
  • Department name change approval: kinesiology
  • Charter approval: Engineering Policy and Leadership Institute

Dec. 11, 2006

Admission index on regents agenda

  • Admission index

Nov. 8, 2006

Regents back ISU's bio future

  • ISU pledges to become leader in Biofuels; Regents pledge support
  • Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation

Oct. 6, 2006

Grape and wine institute gets regents' green light

  • Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute
  • Software engineering degree

Aug. 10, 2006

Regents adopt bioeconomy policy statement for universities

June 21, 2006

Several renovations in planning stages

  • Renovation plans approved: Jack Trice Stadium, Hilton Coliseum, Snedecor Hall, Oak-Elm dining centers, greenhouses

State funds, gifts will endow chairs, professor positions

  • State funds approved for endowed chairs, professor positions