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February 2002

Release Date: February 19, 2002

Texas State University System Regents to Meet at Sam Houston State

The Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents will convene on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Thursday and Friday, Feb. 21-22, for a regular meeting to conduct business for the system's nine institutions.

The board will convene at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and at 9 a.m. Friday to conduct system business. All meetings will be in the Courtroom of the Criminal Justice Center on the Sam Houston State University campus.

In ASU business the board will consider selecting architects for the addition of a Food Safety and Product Development Lab to the Management, Instruction and Research Center, for renovation and expansion of the Cavness Science Building, for renovation of the Center for Human Performance Building and for the expansion of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building. The board will also consider canceling an architectural contract with Darrow, McSpedden, Sellars, Inc., and paying fees for work done on a proposed Art/Media Building that has since been withdrawn from the university building plan because space is being provided in other facilities.

Regents will also consider ASU's 12th day class report showing a spring 2002 enrollment of 5,682, up from 5,667 last spring. The board will review requests increasing the designated tuition fee, the technology services fee and the University Center fee and establishing a library fee. Regents will also consider a 1 percent room and board increase for ASU and a proposal to increase the student service fee, pending approval by the student body.

Regents will review ASU requests for $2,516,510 in budget adjustments, bringing the total ASU budget to $62,930,653 for the 2002 fiscal year as well as consider acceptance of gifts totaling $533,317 to the university. Board members will also consider routine personnel items.

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.