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Texas Tech Board of Regents to Consider Fees, New Degree

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will be meeting this Thursday and Friday.

Thursday, the oath of office will be administered to Texas Tech’s newly-appointed regent. John B. Walker, president and CEO of EnerVest Ltd. replaces outgoing Regent John Huffaker, who has been named as a Texas Tech vice chancellor and general legal counsel.

On Friday, the group will consider approval of the fee assessment schedules for Texas Tech University, Angelo State University, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for the fall semester of 2012. The Regents will also look into approving revisions to the Traffic and Parking Regulations and fees for the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

A new degree may soon be offered by Texas Tech as well. The Board of Regents will consider approving a Bachelor of Arts in Media Strategies through the College of Mass Communications. That particular degree is aimed to prepare students with strategies related to media content and resources.

“The goal of the program is to prepare students for jobs that do not exist but are likely to evolve in the near future,” according to the Board of Regents agenda.

Additions to the Kent R. Hance Chapel at Texas Tech could also occur, as new gifts and donations have been made to the University for the project. Some things that could be added due to the new gifts include audio/visual equipment, enhanced exterior lighting, an automated carillon system, campanario enhancements, four stone medallions, and stained glass windows.

The basic Board of Regents agenda is available here.

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