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February 2004

Release Date: February 27, 2004

Firm Appointed to Develop Campus Master Plan for ASU

A San Antonio firm was appointed by the Texas State University System Board of Regents to develop a new comprehensive campus master plan for Angelo State University during a meeting which concluded Friday on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont.

Facilities Programming of San Antonio was awarded the contract for $330,000 to develop a new master plan building up on the previous plan. Regents also voted to purchase from the City of San Angelo the property that is occupied by the ASU Lakehouse at Lake Nasworthy for $113,571. ASU has leased the property from the city since 1958.

Other projects approved by the board included the awarding of contracts to Templeton Construction Co. of San Angelo for a $265,000 renovation of the heating and cooling system in the Academic Building; to Agnew and Associates of Austin for a $385,000 renovation of the mechanical systems in Massie Women's Residence Hall; and to Darrow, McSpedden, Sellars, Architects of San Angelo for $1.12 million in construction of new instructional space and an upgrade of the heating and cooling system for the West Texas Training Center.

The board also approved establishment of a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies, natural resource management, and the addition of a nurse educator track to the master of science in nursing program. Regents authorized the addition of 37 courses, the deletion of 26 courses and changes in the titles of eight courses in the ASU curriculum. Regents also accepted ASU's 12th class day report showing a spring 2004 enrollment of 5,531, compared to 5,674 for spring of 2003.

Regents accepted $952,781 in budget adjustments, bringing the ASU budget to $81.1 million for the current fiscal year. The board also approved routine personnel matters and acknowledged $664,624 in gifts to the university.

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, Sul Ross State University, Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College and Texas State University-San Marcos.