The Texas A&M University System News Release

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will convene in the Century Ballroom of the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, 177 Joe Routt Boulevard, at 8 a.m. Thursday, February 4. The board will immediately recess to executive session.

The Board will reconvene in open session at approximately 12:45 p.m. in the ballroom.

To comply with state law and System COVID-19 standards, social distancing and face covering requirements will be in effect. There will be limited seating but members of the public may also access the meeting at

The Board will consider:

  • Authorizing a ground lease to the George & Barbara Bush Foundation to display the Union Pacific 4141 Engine and construct a facility to house a retiring Marine One helicopter near the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
  • A $13 million project to install energy and water conservation measures at 35 facilities on the campus at Tarleton State University.
  • $5 million for the design and construction of a Detonation Research Test Facility at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan.

  • $9.7 million to renovate two floors of the Heep Laboratory Building with 21 labs and support offices as “flex space” for biology research and similar activities at Texas A&M.
  • Reappointing Regent Clifton Thomas Jr. to the Board of Directors of The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), effective April 

The Board also will hear updates on COVID-19 and the System’s finances.

About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation with a budget of $6.3 billion. The System is a statewide network of 11 universities; a comprehensive health science center; eight state agencies, including the Texas Division of Emergency Management; and the RELLIS Campus. The Texas A&M System educates more than 151,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $1 billion in FY 2019 and helped drive the state’s economy.

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