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August 2010

Release Date: Aug. 6, 2010ASU Logo

Texas Tech Regents Approve Budget, Building Names

An Angelo State University budget surpassing $100 million for the first time and the naming of two campus facilities in honor of donors received approval of the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System during a regular meeting Friday (Aug. 6) in Lubbock.

The new budget of $105,499,891 for the 2010-11 fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1, compares with a $97,998,558 expense budget adopted a year ago by the board. The approved budget is subject to any reductions requested by the state during the upcoming fiscal year and legislative cycle.

The new budget covers operating expenses and addresses ASU’s strategic initiatives. Those initiatives include increasing enrollment and promoting student success; strengthening academic quality and outreach; increasing and maximizing resources; and strengthening academic quality and reputation.

Board members also authorized the naming of a new baseball clubhouse adjacent to Foster Field as the “Norris Baseball Clubhouse” in honor of Lloyd and Sheri Norris, who have pledged $267,000 toward the construction of the new $395,000 facility, which is scheduled for completion this fall. The clubhouse will feature a locker room, office for coaches, players lounge, indoor batting cages and restroom facilities.

Additionally, regents voted to name the ASU president’s home as the “Tippett House” in honor of Victor P. and Ergeal B. Tippett, who deeded the home to Angelo State in 1970.

The board also approved the appointment with tenure of Dr. Bruce Bechtol as associate professor of political science in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice and named former ASU professor and History Department head Dr. Charles A. Endress a distinguished professor emeritus.

In other business, the regents approved revisions in admission requirements for undergraduate, graduate and international students.

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