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Board of Regents Meeting Update


The Texas A&M Board of Regents concluded their meeting today and took the following actions that relate to Tarleton.

Bachelor of Science in Construction Science

The board approved a new bachelor’s degree program in construction that meets an industry need in north central Texas, with Dallas-Fort Worth among the nation’s 20 fastest growing areas.  A goal of the program is to provide a course of study that can accept a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and provide a rich education to enter the construction field in either a technical or management capacity.  Approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is the remaining step prior to Tarleton enrolling students.

Tuition and Fee Rates

Tarleton’s Guaranteed Tuition and Fees rate for Fall 2015 entering freshmen will increase 1.93 percent, based on the change in the Consumer Price Index as calculated by The Texas A&M University System. 

Current students will continue to pay the same tuition and fees as this year under the Guaranteed Tuition and Fees plan. As an incentive to graduate on time, current seniors who do not graduate this academic year will face a 1.11 percent tuition and fee increase, which will match the current junior rate.

Selection of Regents Professor

It is my pleasure to announce the selection of Dr. Linda Schultz, Professor of Chemistry, as a Texas A&M University System Regents Professor by the board.  The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor individuals at the rank of professor or equivalent who have provided exemplary service as a faculty member to their university, their community, the State of Texas, and nationally and/or internationally.  Dr. Schultz was nominated by the Faculty Senate when the call was announced from the Chancellor’s Office earlier this year.  Dr. Murray, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, accepted the nomination and it was my honor to recommend her for consideration.  Dr. Schultz has been with Tarleton since 1978.  Please join me in congratulating her for this prestigious award.        

Appointment of Chief of Police

Coming to Tarleton from the City of Fort Worth Police Department and with several years of experience related to higher education, R. Matthew Welch was officially appointed and commissioned as the new Chief of Police by the board.

Thanks to all of you for what you do each day to make Tarleton the premier student-focused university in Texas and beyond.


F. Dominic Dottavio, Ph.D.