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SHSU requests meal plan price increase, Board of Regents change degree name

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Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2013 14:02

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Sam Houston State University is requesting a three percent increase in Aramark prices at the Texas State University System Board of Regents meeting today in Austin, according to SHSU Communications Director Julia May.

SHSU is requesting this increase because the Market Basket reports that food prices are rising due to the drought and cost of living increases, according to May.

SHSU will also be asking for authorization to set room and board rates. The university is requesting a three percent rise in meal plan cost.

The SHSU master plan is also going to be updated if approved. The master plan has not been updated since 2008 and enrollment has greatly increased since then, changing the needs of the university. Some of the changes being requested are increased financing for south district residence facilities, a south dining facility, new academic buildings for nursing and biology, and an agricultural and engineering technology building.

SHSU will also be submitting a request for a degree name change. Masters of Art in Community Counseling will change to an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to comply with the accreditation standards.

The TSUS Board of Regents is meeting today and Friday.

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