August 2013 Regents Report

Today@Sam has their report on the quarterly meeting of the Texas State University System Board of Regents:
[T]he design development documents prepared by The Lawrence Group of Austin for the SHSU Student Health and Counseling Center project at a cost of $10.3 million were approved.

SHSU students passed a referendum in 2012 to support the new construction through student fees. The two-story, 29,600 gross-square-foot facility will be located in the North District of campus on the old site of King Hall and will house both the physical health clinic as well as the mental health counseling center.

Level one is dedicated to the Student Health Clinic and will include 24 exam rooms, a laboratory, triage and procedure rooms, staff support space, and a walk-up pharmacy.

The counseling center program and shared administrative suite will occupy the second level. The mental health clinic will include a separate lobby, 20 private therapy offices, a group therapy space, relaxation room and other staff support space.

In other business, the regents authorized SHSU to purchase 20.69 acres of land contiguous to the university’s Gibbs Ranch. The acquisition will straighten existing property lines, and the property will be used to further advance curriculum and activities at the ranch for the benefit of the university’s agricultural sciences students.

The regents also authorized SHSU to acquire property located at 2257 Sam Houston Ave. in Huntsville, commonly known as the Army Reserve Building, through negotiation and purchase. The property has been identified as necessary in the SHSU’s Master Plan Update to provide for the expansion of the university’s ROTC program and to provide support services for student veterans, expected to number approximately 1,000 in fall 2013.

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