Board of Regents approve additional parking and increased housing prices

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Funding for new parking lots, increases in on-campus housing prices and the purchase of 400 new computer work stations were approved for SHSU at the regular quarterly meeting of the Texas State University System Board of Regents, according to the Office of Public Relations.A contract was awarded to build two new parking facilities, and the university was authorized to contract the building of two more after the bidding process is completed. The university will spend about $730,000 on the first two lots, which will be located on Avenue J and Bobby K. Marks Drive. Two more lots will be built under the new contracts near White Hall and the Colony Apartments according to Frank Krystyniak, director of the Office of Public Relations. All four lots, which will add 500 parking spaces for students, should be completed before the fall 2002 semester, Krystyniak said.On-campus room rates will increase between 2.9 percent and 6.7 percent to offset increasing operational costs. There will also be an average 12.7 percent increase in the meal plan options.The Board of Regents also approved $400,000 for the purchase of computer workstations to be used by faculty, as well as in student labs. This purchase is to ensure current technology and an adequate number of workstations for students.Other items affecting SHSU included the approval to seek proposals for a project for a $1.3 million copper metal roof on Johnson Coliseum, a new international course of study in London and the demolition of the industrial education and metals lab facilities when affected activities have been transferred to the new Industrial Technology Lab.Members of the board voted to table a motion the change the name of Southwest Texas State University to Texas State University after opposition of the name change was voiced by17 people, including two people from the SHSU Faculty Senate.Other business was conducted concerning other schools within the system, such as Angelo State, Southwest Texas and Sul Ross state universities and four Lamar components.