May 4, 2012 COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Regents Approves 2012 Tuition Increase at WTAMU
CANYON, Texas—An increase in designated tuition topped the list of agenda items for West Texas A&M University during the regular meeting of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today (May 4) in College Station.
The Board of Regents considered and approved a fall 2012 increase in designated tuition of $10.71 (or $113.22) per semester credit hour (SCH) for students taking up to 11 hours. Students taking 12 to 18 hours will pay a flat designated tuition rate at 14 SCH of $1,585.08, an increase of $149.94, and those taking 19 or more hours will pay the per SCH designated tuition rate of $113.22. The increased revenue of approximately $2 million will help the University meet its five-year strategic plan, provide merit raises for faculty and staff and hire new faculty for accreditation in social work, environmental engineering and civil engineering and for new positions in admissions and alumni. The revenue also will help with new offices for service learning and diversity and inclusion.
In other business, the Board of Regents approved the academic tenure of 10 WTAMU faculty members. Those granted tenure include Dr. David Craig, assistant professor of physics; Dr. Turkan Dursan-Kilic, assistant professor of marketing; Dr. Rex Pjesky, assistant professor of economics; Dr. Ashley Campbell, assistant professor of education, Dr. Mark Bartley, assistant professor of music, Dr. Kristina Drumheller, assistant professor of communication studies; Dr. Monica Hart, assistant professor of English, Anne Medlock, assistant professor of theatre, Leslie Meek, assistant professor of dance and Dr. Russell Teweleit, assistant professor of music.
The Board of Regents also approved faculty development leave for Dr. Bonnie Roos, associate professor of English for the spring 2013 semester. She will use the time to investigate the definition of European Modernism and finish her book titled “Reviving Pygmalion: Art, Life and the Figure of the Statue in the Modernist Period.”
The Board also approved the renaming of the University’s varsity softball field. Stanley and Geneva Schaeffer are longtime supporters of WTAMU, and their gift of $200,000 to rename Lady Buff Yard to Schaeffer Park is one of many gifts they have given to the University.