• by Paul Slocumb •

Sul Ross State University requests for multiple changes to Master of Education degrees have been approved by the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System. The Board met Thursday-Friday (August 16-17) in Lost Pines, Texas near Austin.

The Regents also acknowledged more than $400,000 in gifts and donations.

To bring Sul Ross into compliance with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) standards, changes to four Master of Education degrees were requested.  These approved changes will be implemented in January, 2019.

For the Master of Education-General degree, the required semester credit hours will be 33 at both the Alpine and Rio Grande College (RGC) campuses.

For the Master of Education-Reading Specialist degree offered through RGC, the required semester credit hours will be 30.

Additionally, the name of RGC’s Master of Education-School Administration degree will be changed to Master of Education-Educational Leadership and will now require 30 semester credit hours.

 

Acknowledged gifts to Sul Ross State University include:

*$5,000 from the West Texas Chapter of Safari Club International for ANRS International Travel

*$10,000 from the Thompson Family Foundation to the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) Last Frontier Campaign

*$27,500 from Lyssy & Eckel Feeds Inc. to the BRI Forage Project

*$50,000 from the Horizon Foundation to BRI Carnivore Research Program

*$5,000 from R.D. Bob Hayter to the Lobo Pride Athletics Club

*$5,579 from Kay Green to the Museum of the Big Bend’s Annual Trappings of Texas

*$6,000 from Pete Peterson to the Museum of the Big Bend’s Annual Trappings of Texas

*$10,000 from the Brown Foundation to the Summer Theatre Program

*$25,000 from Brian McCoy to the BRI Fund

*$7,482 from Orville Shelburne to the Center for Big Bend Studies Shelburne Fund

*$50,000 from Dixon Water Foundation to the Sustainable Ranch Management Program

*$10,000 from John Korbell to the Museum of the Big Bend’s Annual Trappings of Texas

*$12,500 from Maxwell El Cielo LLC to the BRI Nine Point Mule Deer Project

*$20,000 from San Antonio Livestock Exposition for the BRI-San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship

To the Sul Ross State University Foundation:

*$30,000 from John B. Poindexter to the Borderlands Research Institute Fund

*$5,000 from Nancy M. Law to the BRI Virginia Matthews Law Scholarship Fund Endowment

*$10,000 from Margie Reynolds for the Eddie Sandoval Industrial Technology Endowment & Excellence Fund

*$25,000 from Wayne and Joanna Moore to the BRI-Moore Foundation Fund

*$35,000 from the Permian Basin Area Foundation to the Museum of the Big Bend

To Friends of the Center for Big Bend Studies:

*$25,000 from Wayne and Joanna Moore

*$15,000 from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

*$20,000 from Permian Basin Area Foundation