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September 2002

Release Date: September 10, 2002

Angelo State University Awarded $154,163 in Technology Funds

Angelo State University has received a grant award for $154,163 from the Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (TIF) Board for campus technology enhancements to strengthen the university's electronic infrastructure and to provide additional videoconferencing equipment and computer workstations.

Additionally, ASU will use the grant funds to enhance electronic resources for the Porter Henderson Library and to provide additional computer network security for the campus. The TIF grant was a non-competitive higher education award. This grant and previous TIF awards have had a significant impact on ASU's information technology services.

Use of the grant is in line with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Closing the Gaps plan to improve state higher education by emphasizing four major themes: participation, success, excellence and research. The TIF grant will help enhance the ASU electronic infrastructure in support of the goals established in Closing the Gaps.

"Angelo State is eager to implement this project," said Doug Fox, director of information technology at ASU. "The idea of 'Closing the Gaps' for all Texas P-16 students is one that can become a reality and we are excited about the possibilities that technology offers current and potential students."y

Since its creation by the 74th Legislature in 1995, TIF has awarded approximately $1.2 billion in telecommunications grants to two- and four-year universities, school districts, charter schools, public libraries, not-for-profit healthcare facilities and community network collaborations.

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