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May 2002

Release Date: May 10, 2002

TSUS Regents Change Names of ASU High Rises, Approve New Degree Programs

The Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents meeting in San Marcos on Friday authorized the changing of the names of the Men's and Women's High Rises on the Angelo State University campus.

The Men's High Rise will become Concho Hall and the Women's High Rise will be named University Hall. The new names will go into effect this fall when some residence halls will begin housing both male and female students on separate floors. The new policy will help address the need for more women's housing on campus as women currently make up about 56 percent of the ASU student body.

In other ASU business, the TSUS board authorized for submission to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board proposals to:

*Establish a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary child development-mathematics/reading for implementation in the fall of 2002;

*Begin a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary child development-mathematics/science for fall 2002;

*Create a bachelor of business administration with a major in international business for fall 2003;

*Implement a bachelor of business administration with a major in management information systems for fall 2003; and,

*Make nonsubstantive changes in 10 degree programs as mandated by the State Board for Educator Certification.

TSUS regents also approved ASU proposals to establish a minor in philosophy, to enter a reciprocal exchange program with the University of Paris-Dauphine and to add 23 courses, delete four others and change a course number or title of 15 more, all effective this fall.

Regents approved final acceptance of the Junell Center/Stephens Arena at a project cost of $21,225,626 and authorized a project to improve drainage between the Houston Harte University Center and the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building for an estimated $450,000.

The board approved $249,331 in ASU budget adjustments, bringing the total budget to $63,545,358 for the 2002 fiscal year. Regents also accepted gifts totaling $192,151 to the university.

Board members approved routine personnel items. The appointments included Bill Maxwell as the AEP/West Texas Utilities Distinguish Visiting Faculty member for the 2002 fall semester and Dr. J. Thomas Yokum Jr., professor of management science, to the Mr. and Mrs. Virgil J. Powell-Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association in American Economic Principles.

Reappointments to University Professorships included Arnoldo De Leon as C.J. "Red" Davidson University Professorship in History; Robert C. Dowler of biology to the Mr. and Mrs. Victor P. Tippett Professorship in Biology; Forrest W. Harlow, Jr., of finance to the Nathan and Sylvia Donsky Professorship in Business; Sudhir K. Chawla of marketing to the Frank Junell Professorship in Business; and Judith A. Hakes of education to the John S. Cargile University Professorship in Teacher Education.

Regents also approved the ASU holiday schedule for the 2002-03 academic year as follows: Labor Day, Sept. 2; Thanksgiving, Nov. 28-29; Christmas, Dec. 23-Jan. 1; Martin Luther King Birthday, Jan. 20; spring holiday, April 18; Memorial Day, May 26; and Independence Day, July 4.

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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