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November 2001

Release Date: November 29, 2001

Texas State University System Regents Approve ASU Construction

The Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents meeting Thursday in Austin awarded contracts for construction projects at both Angelo State University and the West Texas Training Center.

The board approved a $334,327 contract to NE Construction, Ltd., of Dallas to renovate dressing rooms in the Center for Human Performance to provide classrooms and laboratory space for use by the Department of Physical Therapy. The facilities to be renovated are no longer needed because of the impending move of men's and women's athletic offices to the Junell Center/ Stephens Arena. Regents also awarded a $246,845 contract to Harrison Roofing Co., Inc., of San Angelo to replace the roof on the West Texas Training Center.

In other business, the board authorized ASU to negotiate and award a contract to Coca-Cola for drink vending services on campus after review and approval by the TSUS vice chancellor and general counsel. In a related matter the board authorized the university to accept bids and award a contract for food and snack vending services on campus.

Regents okayed ASU requests for $1,870,743 in budget adjustments, bringing the total ASU budget to $61,092,509 for the 2002 fiscal year. The board also voted to accept ASU gifts totaling $156,262 and to approve routine personnel items.

Board members okayed a minor in food science in the Department of Agriculture and a change in the name of the master of business administration degree with a major in management to a master of business administration degree with a major in business administration to more accurately reflect the breadth of the coursework in the program. Regents also added six courses to the ASU curriculum and changed the number or title of 12 other courses.

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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