Regents to Consider New Emergency
Operations Center in Austin
Information courtesy of | Texas A&M University System
During two days of meetings on Wednesday and Thursday, the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will consider authorizing construction of a $370 million State Emergency Operations Center and headquarters for the Texas Division of Emergency Management just east of Austin’s Bergstrom International Airport.
The five-story building tops a construction-heavy agenda that includes projects across the Texas A&M System.
Three committee meetings run consecutively, beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, until approximately 10:15 a.m. in the MSC Bethancourt Ballroom on the Texas A&M University campus.
The full Board convenes about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday but will recess immediately into Executive Session in the Board Annex.
At 8:30 a.m. Thursday, the Board reconvenes in the MSC Bethancourt Ballroom for the public portion of its meeting.
Among the projects, the Board will consider authorizing construction of:
- A $43.4 million STEM Education Center at Texas A&M-RELLIS in Bryan;
- A $49.9 million Nursing Education and Research Center at the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center in McAllen;
- A Health Sciences & Human Services Building at Tarleton State University;
- Texas A&M AgriLife’s Amarillo Research & Extension Center in Canyon;
- An Agricultural Multi-Purpose Education & Training Center at Texas A&M-Commerce.
Members of the public also may access Thursday’s meeting at https://www.tamus.edu/regents/live-streams/
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 $7.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, a comprehensive health science center, eight state agencies, and the RELLIS Campus, the Texas A&M System educates more than 153,000 students and makes more than 23 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceed $1 billion and help drive the state’s economy.