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Friday, June 6, 1997

June 1997 Regents Report

More than a half million dollars in expenditures, renewal of a food service agreement, offerings for next summer's Mexican Field School, and acceptance of land for an observatory site were all approved Friday by Sam Houston State University's governing board, according to Today@Sam. The Texas State University System Board of Regents took the actions at a regular quarterly meeting held in Beaumont. Expenditures included:
  • $353,495 for a contract with J&M Contracting of Huntsville for phase II of a three-phase renovation of the Colony Apartments, with work on phase II to be completed in the 1997 fall semester;
  • $148,610 for a contract with Brazos Urethane Co. of College Station for new roofs and roof repairs to the Belvin-Buchanan and Elliott dorms and the Smith-Hutson Business Building.
    The board also voted to accept the gift of almost two acres of land by Distinguished Alumnus Sam C. Dominey as the location for a new University Observatory. The observatory is now located on the former Country Campus, which was bought from the university by Dominey, and plans for a new observatory in that area and on the donated acreage are underway.