TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS
Quarterly Board Meeting
March 31, 2017
The Board will consider approving minutes from the December 1, 2016 regular quarterly meeting
and the January 27, 2017special called session.
REPORT OF INTERIM ACTION
This report serves as a record of business transacted by the Office of the Chancellor since the
previous meeting of the Board. A copy of the report is enclosed.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES
The Board will consider approving minutes of committee meetings held since the last quarterly
Board meeting. The list of minutes included are: February 7 and February 23, 2017 special called
meetings of the Finance and Business Operations Committee; and the Audit Committee meeting
held on March 14, 2017.
REPORT OF THE CHANCELLOR
TENNESSEE PROMISE STUDENT SUCCESS REPORT
In lieu of the typical presidents and directors reports, the Board will hear a presentation by Student
Regent Josh Spurling along with a couple of students regarding the Tennessee Promise.
There is no unfinished business to come before the Board at this time.
VII. NEW BUSINESS - CONSENT AGENDA
Proposed Revisions to TBR Policy 4:03:03:00 - General Travel
(Vice Chancellor Sims)
In the past TBR maintained a travel card program that offered employees access to credit cards that
could be used to pay for official travel. These cards were issued on an individual basis, with the
payment obligation falling on the employee. TBR had no financial obligation for employee usage of
these credit cards. Given the existence of this credit card option, Board policy was designed to
discourage the use of temporary travel advances to facilitate employee travel.
The TBR System, together with state government and the University of Tennessee System, recently
selected a new payment card provider. The new payment card provider does not offer a personal