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Texas Tech Regents Approve Study, Multiple Degree Programs

October 15, 2010

The Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System on Friday (Oct. 15) authorized a contract with a higher education consulting firm for enrollment management services and approved six new degree programs for Angelo State University.

Regents okayed a two-year contract with the firm of Noel-Levitz to provide advisory services on strategic recruitment, retention and graduation of students. The contract was budgeted at $85,000 plus travel expenses for two years with an option for an additional two years.

Noel-Levitz will provide expertise on Hispanic recruitment and retention to strengthen ASU’s status as a Hispanic Serving Institution as well as on expanding enrollment of students scoring 21-24 ACT and/or 990-1140 on SAT. The consultant will also look at improving retention efforts for all students and making strategic use of the Carr Academic Scholarship Program in concert with other financial aid assets to maximize enrollment.

On the consent agenda, regents okayed six degrees tied to the development of ASU’s Center for Security Studies. The new degrees are scheduled for implementation in the fall, pending approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The new degrees are:

  • Bachelor of Border Security with a major in border security
  • Bachelor of Cultural Competence and Security Studies
  • Bachelor of Cultural Fluency and Security Studies
  • Master of Science with a major in border security
  • Master of Science with a major in criminal justice
  • Master of Security Studies

The next meeting of the board will be Dec. 16-17 in Lubbock. Regents are scheduled to meet in San Angelo Feb. 24-25.