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Regents Approve Tuition And Fee Increase, Property Purchases, Master Plan

Nov. 17, 2017
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

An increase in tuition and fees for Sam Houston State University was among the items approved by the Texas State University System Board of Regents at their regular quarterly meeting in Huntsville on Nov. 17.

Approved mandatory tuition and fee changes, effective 2018, include: a $6 increase to designated undergraduate tuition, a $8.25 increase to designated graduate tuition, a $3.50 increase to the library fee and a $0.25 increase to the intercollegiate athletic fee.

Additionally, authorization of a College of Science and Engineering Technology program fee of $50 per semester, effective fall 2019, was approved. This fee will apply only to students enrolled in specific degree programs with in COSET. 

In academic affairs, Regents approved a change of the name of the Master of Arts with a major in Band Conducting to a Master of Arts with a major in Band Studies.

Within planning and construction, the 2017 Campus Utility Infrastructure Master Plan Update for SHSU was approved.

The university was also granted authority to proceed with plans to purchase the following real estate: 1619 Sam Houston Ave., 1605 Sam Houston Ave. and 710 University Ave.

In other business, faculty members approved for promotion with tenure, effective Sept. 1, include: Christopher Maynard, professor of history and Associate Vice Provost; Ray Newman, population health; and Abdelilah Sehlaoui, language, literacy and special populations.

Additionally, SHSU student, Kendra Ireland, was designated a Regents’ Student Scholar for her exceptional academic achievements and dedication to the service of others.


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