Chair Janet Staiger reported that the Faculty Council Executive Committee members thought the decision by the Board of Regents in December to retain the Brackenridge research facility for a number of years was deserving of a special expression of the faculty’s gratitude. She presented the following resolution on behalf of the executive committee:
The Faculty Council of the University of Texas at Austin sincerely thanks the members of the Board of Regents for their unanimous vote to retain the Brackenridge Field Laboratory at its present location. The Faculty Council also warmly thanks President Bill Powers, Provost Steve Leslie, Dean Mary Ann Rankin, and other members of the University administration for their strong support and hard efforts on behalf of this irreplaceable teaching and research facility.
The resolution was seconded and passed unanimously by voice vote.