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May 2002

Release Date: May 03, 2002

Texas State University System Regents to Meet in San Marcos

The Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents will convene on the campus of Southwest Texas State University (SWTSU) Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, in San Marcos for a regular meeting for the system's nine institutions, including Angelo State University.

The board will convene at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and at 9:15 a.m. Friday to conduct TSUS business. All meetings will be in Room 1112 of the J.C. Kellam Building on the SWTSU campus.

ASU business will include consideration for submission to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for final approval four new degree programs and nonsubstantive changes in 10 degree programs as mandated by the State Board for Educator Certification. The TSUS board will also consider adding a minor in philosophy as well as authorizing the addition of 23 courses, deletion of four others and a change in course number or title of 15 more. Board members will also review a proposal for ASU to enter into a reciprocal exchange program with the University of Paris-Dauphine.

Other business will include final acceptance of the Junell Center/Stephens Arena at a total project cost of $21,225,626 and authorization of an estimated $450,000 project to improve drainage between the Houston Harte University Center and the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building. Board members will consider authorizing a name change for the Men's High Rise and the Women's High Rise to facilitate the move to coed residence halls in the fall. Regents will also review a contract renewal with Marcis and Associates of Spring to provide custodial services at an annual cost of $748,082.

Regents will consider ASU requests for $249,331 in budget adjustments, bringing the total ASU budget to $63,545,358 for the 2002 fiscal year. Regents will also consider acceptance of gifts totaling $192,151 to the university. Board members will also consider routine personnel items and the holiday schedule for the next fiscal year.

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.

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