The first step toward three new degrees for Sam Houston State University was taken Friday by the university's board of regents in a regular quarterly meeting on the Sam Houston campus, according to Today@Sam. The Board also approved:
- The award of a contract to the Ferro-Saylors Inc. architectural firm of Houston to design renovations to the Administration Building, at an estimated cost of $3.5 million with project completion in approximately two years;
- Plans for a $445,000 renovation to the computer lab area of Academic Building One, with completion expected by the 1997 Fall Semester;
- Purchase of $150,000 in furniture and classroom seating for the Estill Building, now undergoing renovation and expected to be completed in May, 1997;
- Employment of Buchanan/Soil Mechanics, Inc. Consulting Engineers of Bryan to design plans and supervise construction of a 20-acre lake for the Recreational Sports Department on the Gibbs Ranch west of Huntsville;
Purchase orders for $80,000 to install new floor coverings in the Dan Rather Communications Building, including carpeting as well as other materials depending on usage in various areas of the building.