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June 2007

Release Date: June 29, 2007

ASU’s Centennial Village Moves Ahead with Twin Board Decisions

Action by the Texas Tech University System (TTUS) Board of Regents, meeting by teleconference Thursday, June 28, will allow Angelo State University to move forward with the construction of Centennial Village, a new $28.2 million, 526-bed residence hall on the ASU campus.

The authorization follows action Tuesday by the board of the Texas State University System (TSUS) to address a variety of issues related to the transition of ASU to TTUS from TSUS. The actions by both boards spell out the steps necessary to get construction moving, while providing a clear understanding of each system’s fiscal, oversight and construction responsibilities.

The TTUS action authorizes ASU President Joseph C. Rallo to negotiate and execute all agreements with local governmental agencies, utility companies and other agencies necessary to successfully complete the project.

“I would like to thank the boards of both the Texas State University System and the Texas Tech University System,” Rallo said, “for taking steps that will allow us to move forward with this project that is vitally important to the future of Angelo State. By this action we can begin construction and complete this project in time for the 2008 fall semester.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in July or early August with a completion date projected for July 2008. The three-story, wood frame structure will offer primarily four-bedroom suites with two baths. The facility will include recreational areas, a commons building and additional parking.

The project budget of $28,215,000 includes $23.8 million for actual construction; $1,865,000 for professional fees; $1.6 million for furniture, fixtures and equipment; $500,000 for administrative costs and $450,000 for contingency.

Lee Lewis Construction of Lubbock has been issued a contract by TSUS for pre-construction services. The final awarding of the bid is expected in August.

Centennial Village is the first major project to be implemented as part of ASU’s Centennial Master Plan 2028. The facilities master plan is targeted for completion in time for ASU’s 100 th anniversary in 2028. The plan will completely reshape the look and feel of the campus, providing a more student-friendly environment. In addition to new construction, several outdated facilities will be demolished.

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