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Board of Regents Meeting Update

07-23-2010

Dear Faculty and Staff:

I would like to share with you the outcome of Tarleton’s agenda items before The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents during their meetings on July 22-23.

Tarleton had several important items on the Board’s agenda, two pertaining to new degree options on campus.

The Board first gave its approval for Tarleton to create a new Bachelor of Business Administration Degree program with a major in International Business.

International Business is among the top four areas selected by business students. This degree option is becoming essential as global trade increases and as the demand on the U.S. government to support American companies, regulate trade and enforce regulations becomes increasingly important.

The second request approved by the Board was for Tarleton to establish a new Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Sciences.

The Environmental Sciences program will provide students with a multi-disciplinary, multi-track degree option with four areas of concentration: Environmental Agriculture, Policy and Leadership, Water Resources and Geosciences. The program will provide a distinctive path from the bachelor’s to the master’s and, possibly to a doctorate degree.

With the Board’s approvals, Tarleton is now authorized to notify the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that we will be offering these new degree options.

The Board also approved the 2010-2011 holiday schedules for Tarleton and other System members. The holiday schedule will be released later this afternoon.

F. Dominic Dottavio, Ph.D.
President