Release Date: November 8, 2002
TSUS Regents Okay Library Expansion, Human Performance Center Renovation
Regents of the Texas State University System (TSUS) Friday in Beaumont awarded contracts for the expansion of the Porter Henderson Library and renovation of the Center for Human Performance (CHP) at Angelo State University.
Meeting on the campus of Lamar University, the board awarded a $4.62 million contract to Lee Lewis Construction, Inc., of Lubbock to add a third floor to the Porter Henderson Library. Regents also okayed a $984,137 contract with Consolidated Construction, Inc., of San Angelo to renovate the office areas, install new heating and air conditioning equipment and replace the roof for the CHP. Work on both projects is expected to begin at the end of the fall semester.
In other construction matters, the board:
*Approved a 9 percent fee with Alderson and Associates, Inc., of San Antonio for architectural and engineering services for Administration Building mechanical and cosmetic renovations expected to cost $460,000.
*Authorized a 10 percent fee with Alderson and Associates, Inc., of San Antonio for architectural and engineering services for Academic Building mechanical and cosmetic renovations expected to cost $220,000.
*Okayed an agreement with the Texas State University System Foundation, Inc., to facilitate the development, construction, renovation, expansion and operation of student housing and associated parking on campus.
In other business, the board accepted ASU's 12th class day report showing a fall enrollment of 6,268; approved routine budget adjustments of $869,306 bringing ASU's 2002-03 fiscal year budget to $68,815,345; accepted donations of $444,163 to the university; okayed four course additions, one deletion and one change in requirements; approved routine personnel matters; authorized out-of-country study programs in Germany, Greece and Scotland; and made a nonsubstantive change in the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Child Development and Learning degree program to comply with changes mandated by the State Board for Educator Certification.
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.