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February 2005

Release Date: February 18 , 2005

Texas State University System Regents Conduct ASU Business

The regents of the Texas State University System in a meeting Friday, Feb. 18, in Huntsville approved several routine items related to Angelo State University. The board accepted a 12th class day enrollment figure of 5,506 for the spring 2005 semester. Regents authorized a supporting concentration in earth science through the Physics Department. They also approved a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies major, providing a new option for mathematics certification for teachers in grades 4-8, and a master of education, student development and leadership in higher education. Both of those degree programs must receive approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. All are scheduled for implementation in the fall semester.

Regents also added 27 courses, deleted 15 and changed the prefix or title of two other courses in the ASU curriculum. They okayed a reciprocal exchange program with Kuban State University in Krasnodar, Russia, and accepted annual reports for ASU's out-of-country exchange programs in Germany and Mexico.

Board members hired R.W. Gregonis Architects and Interior Design Group to provide preliminary interior renovation plans for Concho Hall at a price not to exceed $24,900 and for Vanderventer Apartments for a price not to exceed $16,500. Regents accepted Academic Building Renovation-Phase 1 work at a final construction cost of $294,833 and okayed completion of heating and cooling work on Massie Residence Hall for Women at a final cost of $302,340. Regents also granted an electrical easement to AEP/WTU at ASU's Management, Instruction and Research Center.

Regents approved $819,741 in routine budget adjustments and approved course fees in six university courses. Regents also acknowledged $534,600 in major gifts to the university. In other business the board approved 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, Sul Ross State University, Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College and Texas State University-San Marcos.