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SHSU Items Approved In Board Of Regents Meeting

Feb. 8, 2019
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

TexasStateSystemSealItems Approved in Board of Regents Meeting

During the Texas State University System Board of Regents quarterly meeting in Austin, TX on Feb. 7-8, the following items were approved for Sam Houston State University:

Academic Affairs

A graduate certificate in Health Care Quality & Safety, in the Department of Population Health.

A graduate certificate in Special Education Transition Services, in the School of Teaching and Learning.

A degree program addition in Bachelor of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management, in the Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems.  

A change in the General Education Core Curriculum to add THEA 1366 (Theatre Appreciation) to Component Area V.

A change in semester credit hour decrease to the Master of Science in Biology, in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Additional course changes approved include: six course additions in the College of Business Administration; six course additions in the College of Education; two course additions and one course deletion in the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication; two course additions in the College of Health and Sciences; 10 course additions and one course deletion in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; 24 course additions and one course deletion in the College of Science and Engineering Technology.

Finance and Audit

Amendment No. 16 in the university’s ARAMARK food service contract. The amendment provides for a board rate increase of an average of approximately 2.5 percent.

Planning and Construction

The ratification for Bowers Boulevard utilities and Town Creek drainage project. The plan converts the project to Capital Project status and increases the total project cost from $3,900,000 to $4,359,137.

The addition to the TSUS Capital Improvements Program to include a new beach volleyball and tennis complex for SHSU. The complex will be built on property adjacent to the main campus on Bowers Boulevard and Sycamore Avenue and will house the new SHSU competition beach volleyball team. The estimated total project cost is $2,000,000 and will be funded by gifts.

The addition to the TSUS Capital Improvements Program to include an equestrian facility for SHSU. The facility will be relocated from the current location to Gibbs Ranch. The project will include a new classroom building, horse stalls and site improvements. The estimated total project cost is $5,000,000 and will be funded by HEF and gifts.

Contracts

The purchase of Direct Marketing and Enrollment Management Services to support student recruitment from March 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2021.

Awards

TSUS conferring of Regents’ Teacher Award to Dr. Bill Jasper. Jasper, a professor of mathematics education at SHSU, was recognized for his outstanding work as a faculty member and presented a Regents’ Teacher Award medallion.

TSUS conferring of Regents’ Staff Excellence Award to Mac Woodward. Woodward, director of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, was recognized for his outstanding work as a staff member and presented a Regents’ Staff Excellence Award medallion.

For more on these two outstanding men, you can read our previous feature article about Jasper and Woodward, as we spoke with them before they were honored at the annual presentation for all SHSU faculty and staff.

 

 

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