SAN ANGELO - Phases of Sam Houston State University construction and renovation projects with overall costs of almost $10 million were approved Friday by the university's board of regents.

Also approved were increases of $2 per semester credit hour for General Use Fees, from $11 to $13, and $35 per semester for most campus rooms to defray increased operational, service, maintenance and renovation costs.

Construction and renovation project approvals included:

Dr. Bobby K. Marks, SHSU interim president, presented the requests for approval to the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System, with regent chairman Jane Monday of Huntsville presiding over the board's regular quarterly meeting.

In other action, the board approved name changes for two SHSU departments, authorized a contract with Digital Financial Services for the lease/purchase of $330,000 in computer equipment by the College of Criminal Justice for a cooperative program with Texas police agencies, and approved an art program study abroad program.

Under the name changes, which take effect beginning in the 1996 fall semester, the Department of Agricultural Sciences and Vocational Education becomes the Department of Agricultural Sciences, and the Department of Consumer Services, Fashion, and Design becomes the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

The study abroad art courses will be taught by Dr. Darryl Patrick and will include travel to England, France, Switzerland and Italy from May 16-30, with a total cost estimated at $2,212-$2,497 including tuition and fees.


For more information, contact Frank Krystyniak at 409-294-1833, 409-295-8541 (home), or e-mail

Feb. 23, 1996