Board of Regents to vote on business cases


Sam Greene/Iowa State Daily

Rick Ferraro, representative from Deloitte Consulting, addresses the crowd at the beginning of the Iowa Board of Regents town hall meeting Oct. 13.

Danielle Ferguson

The Board of Regents is holding a telephonic meeting on Nov. 14 to make a decision on the eight remaining business cases from the TIER study.

The meeting is going to take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and anyone can listen in at the board’s website:

The eight business cases are administration related, dealing with human resources, facilities, finance and information technology:

  • Streamline processing of finance transactions
  • Streamline the distributed HR model for transactional services
  • Streamline the distributed IT model for commodity technology services
  • Transform the central IT service delivery model
  • Simplify the applications portfolio across the three universities including ERP platforms
  • Utilize technology innovations to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for Infrastructure
  • Reduce utilities and operational costs by limiting use of buildings during evenings and summer
  • Reduce energy consumption by investing in energy management initiatives.

The board will vote on each case individually and will then decide if the board or each university will implement the cases.

The board will also discuss the second phase of the academic program portion of TIER study.