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August 2002

Release Date: August 23, 2002

Texas State University System Regents to Consider 2002-03 ASU Budget

Regents of the Texas State University System (TSUS) will consider adopting a $62.9 million budget for Angelo State University during the board's regular meeting Thursday and Friday, Aug. 29-30, in Alpine.

The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and at 9 a.m. Friday in the Conference Room of the University Center on the campus of Sul Ross State University.

Board members will consider adopting budgets for all TSUS institutions for the 2002-03 fiscal year that begins Sept. 1. The proposed ASU budget of $62,946,039 is up 7.5 percent from the $58.5 million budget approved a year ago.

Other fiscal matters the board will consider include ASU's Legislative Appropriations Request for non-formula funding for 2003-05 as well as routine budget adjustments and the graduate tuition differential and designated tuition fees.

In other business, the board will consider preliminary plans for building projects involving the Cavness Science Building, Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, the Center for Human Performance and the Food Safety and Product Lab at the Management, Instruction and Research Center.

Also on the board agenda is consideration of 1) leasing grounds for the development of two privately funded residence halls, housing no fewer than 750 students; 2) eliminating the master of arts in international studies degree; 3) approving final acceptance of the partial renovation of the Center for Human Performance for use by the Physical Therapy Department and of the roof replacement on the West Texas Training Center; 4) deleting nine courses and changing the number or title of six other courses; and 5) routine personnel matters.

The TSUS board serves as the governing body for ASU and the other eight institutions making up the system. The other institutions are Lamar University, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College-Orange, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Sam Houston State University, Southwest Texas State University, Sul Ross State University and Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College.