SHSU Items Approved By Regents
Nov. 17, 2023
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti
Several Sam Houston State University items were approved by the Texas State University System Board of Regents at their regular quarterly meeting on Nov. 16.
In academic affairs, Regents authorized SHSU to offer a certificate program, leading to the Undergraduate Certificate in Communication for Health and Social Care Professionals, housed in the Department of Communication Studies with an implementation date of Spring 2024. All academic affairs program changes are to be implemented upon final approval by the TSUS Board of Regents and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
In planning and construction Regents approved an increase in the scope of work and total project cost of the Gibbs Ranch Equestrian Facility and Agriculture Labs (phase 1) project. Due to continued, generous support from SHSU donors, the project scope has expanded.
In contracts, regents approved the purchase and implementation of Salesforce Customer Relationship Management System. This will allow the university to consolidate prospective student, student success and alumni and advancement stakeholder engagement into a single system.
In personnel, the university was authorized to grant provost emeritus status to Richard Eglsaer, a distinguished professor emeritus who has served SHSU for 40 years.
In miscellaneous items, the university was authorized to name the new greenhouse at the Gibbs Ranch Equestrian Facility and Agriculture Labs the “John Deere | Shoppa’s Greenhouse.”
Additionally, the university was authorized to name the new rodeo arena at the Gibbs Ranch Equestrian Facility and Agriculture Labs the “Sonny Sikes Arena.”
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