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The Buildings of Sam Houston State University documents the changes of the SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas from its inception in 1879 through tomorrow. The Brick and Mortarboard presents news and commentary about the buildings, the people, and the history of SHSU. Stay informed and impress your friends.

Sunday, November 24, 1996

November 1996 Regents Report

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.