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Subtitle F. Other Colleges And Universities

Contents

Chapter 101. Stephen F. Austin State University

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Section 101.01.  Stephen F. Austin State University.

(a) Stephen F. Austin State University is a coeducational institution of higher education located in the city of Nacogdoches.

(b)  The name of the university may not be changed.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3228, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 484, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.



Subchapter B. Administrative Provisions

Section  101.11.  Board Of Regents.

The control and management of the university is vested in a board of nine regents appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3228, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  101.12.  Term Of Office.

Members of the board hold office for staggered terms of six years, with the terms of three members expiring on January 31 of each odd-numbered year. Any vacancy shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3228, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  101.13.  Qualifications; Oath.

Each member of the board must be a citizen of the State of Texas and shall take the constitutional oath of office.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3228, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  101.14.  Officers.

The board shall elect a chairman and any other officer deemed necessary.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3228, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  101.15.  Bylaws, Rules, Regulations.

The board shall enact bylaws, rules, and regulations necessary for the successful management and operation of the university.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3228, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  101.16.  University President.

The board shall select the president of the university.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3228, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  101.17.  Minutes.

The board shall cause accurate and complete minutes of its meetings to be maintained. The minutes are open to the public for inspection at the university during regular business hours, and certified copies of the minutes shall be furnished to anyone on payment of a fee set by the board.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3228, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  101.19.  Expenses.

Members of the board shall serve without pay but shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses incurred in attending the work of the board, subject to the approval of the chairman of the board.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3229, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  101.20.  Meetings.

The board shall hold an annual meeting on the campus of the university during the month of April, and at other times and places as scheduled by the board or designated by its chairman.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3229, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Subchapter C. Powers And Duties

Section  101.41.  Extent Of Powers.

With respect to the management and control of the university, the board has the same powers and duties that are conferred on the Board of Regents, State Senior Colleges, with respect to institutions in that system.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3229, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.

Chapter 102. West Texas State University

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Section  102.01.  West Texas State University.

West Texas State University is a coeducational institution of higher education located in the city of Canyon.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3230, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Subchapter B. Administrative Provisions

Section  102.11.  Board Of Regents.

The organization, control, and management of the university is vested in a board of nine regents appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. The members of the board shall be selected from different portions of the state.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3230, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971. Amended by Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 756, ch. 331, Sec. 1, eff. June 12, 1973.



Section  102.111. 

 TRANSFER OF GOVERNANCE TO TEXAS A&M SYSTEM. (a) The organization, control, and management of the university are transferred to the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System if that board and the board of regents appointed for the university under Section 102.11 of this code agree on the transfer not later than December 31, 1989, and the transfer is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board not later than March 31, 1990. The transfer takes effect on the date agreed to by the boards and approved by the coordinating board.

(b)  If the transfer is agreed to and approved under Subsection (a) of this section, the governance, operation, management, and control of the university, along with all right, title, and interest in the land, buildings, facilities, improvements, equipment, supplies, and property comprising that institution are transferred from the board of regents appointed under Section 102.11 of this code to the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System. The board of regents appointed under Section 102.11 of this code is abolished on the effective date of the transfer.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 9, Sec. 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1989.



Section  102.12.  Terms; Vacancies.

The members of the board hold office for staggered terms of six years, with the terms of three members expiring each two years. Any vacancy that occurs on the board shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment of the governor.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3231, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  102.13.  Oath.

Each member of the board shall take the constitutional oath of office before assuming the duties of his office.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3231, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  102.14.  Removal.

The members of the board are removable by the governor for inefficiency or malfeasance of office.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3231, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  102.15.  Officers.

The board shall elect a chairman and any other officers it deems necessary.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3231, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  102.16.  Meetings.

The chairman of the board may convene the board to consider any business connected with the university whenever he deems it expedient.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3231, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Subchapter C. Powers And Duties

Section  102.31.  Extent Of Powers.

With respect to the management and control of the university, the board has the same powers and duties that are conferred on the Board of Regents, State Senior Colleges, with respect to institutions in that system.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3231, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  102.32.  Lease Of Lands To Fraternities And Sororities.

(a) The board may lease portions of the state-owned land held for the use and benefit of the university in the city of Canyon to fraternities and sororities for the purpose of constructing chapter houses.

(b)  A lease may be for any term of years less than 100, and the consideration and terms may be determined by the board, consistent with the best interests of the university. The chairman of the board, with approval of a majority of the board, may execute all documents necessary to consummate the leasing.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3231, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  102.33.  Airport.

The university may own and operate an airport, may accept federal aid and money for those purposes, and may enter into sponsor's assurance agreements with the federal government. It may operate the airport separately or in cooperation with a city, a county, the state, or the federal government, with the approval of the appropriate governing body, but without any expense to or liability against the state in any manner.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3231, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  102.35.  Donation And Construction Of Building For Museum Purposes.

The board may accept the donation from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society of a building to be constructed for the benefit of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. The building may be constructed, and existing buildings may be modified to connect with the new structure.

Added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 111, ch. 53, Sec. 1, eff. April 15, 1981.



Subchapter D. Killgore Research Center

Section  102.51.  Gifts And Donations; Location Of Center.

The board may accept gifts and donations of money and other personal property from the Killgore Foundation and from any other private organization or individual to establish, construct, maintain, and operate a regional center to be known as the Killgore Research Center, on any land held by the board for the use of the university.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3232, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  102.52.  Transfer Of Money; Disbursements.

All money so received shall be transferred as soon as available to the West Texas State University Foundation or to any other fund or foundation chosen by agreement between the donors and the administration of the university. The disbursement of all this money is under the supervision of the business manager of the university.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3232, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 785, Sec. 59, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.



Section  102.53.  Maintenance And Administration.

The maintenance and administration of the research center is the responsibility of the State of Texas acting through the administration of the university, with the advice and assistance of an advisory council on research selected by the administration and the donors.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3232, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971.



Section  102.54.  Permanent Research Program.

In order to provide for a permanent research program, the administration of the university may:

(1)  establish formalized working relationships with established research programs similar to the relationship already developed between the university and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center;

(2)  integrate the research program being developed in the graduate school of the university with a research program at the research center;

(3)  employ project directors who are recognized researchers and who have had experience in applying for and using research grants from governmental agencies and private foundations;

(4)  assign a person from the administrative staff of the university as administrator of the research center; and

(5)  perform any other acts and make any agreements which will implement and further the research programs of the research center and the university, consistent with the purposes of this subchapter.

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 3232, ch. 1024, art. 1, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1971. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 644, Sec. 11, eff. June 14, 1989.


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